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SelectUSA promises improved investment environment under Trump

In the absence of US president Donald Trump, who skipped the first national investment summit held under his administration, his cabinet secretaries were out in force beating a pro-business drum.

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How Rhode Island turned the corner

Rhode Island has made a comeback from a major slump that saw it lose more manufacturing jobs per capita than any other US state over the decade to 2011. Besides offering tax incentives, the local government has worked in close collaboration with business and educational institutions to drive the growth of advanced industries, as Natasha Turak reports

a canal to nowhere

After the canal to nowhere, is Nicaragua on the road to prosperity?

Nicaragua’s government is betting on finally building a link to the eastern part of the country to shore up investment and growth and potentially put behind it the troubled interoceanic canal project. Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

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Nuevo León governor takes Nafta battle to Trump

Jaime Rodríguez, the governor of Mexico’s northern industrial heartland of Nuevo León, tells Jacopo Dettoni about how his cabinet is trying to attract Asian investors to offset the consequences of any review of Nafta.

is it detroit

Is it Detroit's time again?

The post-industrial US city of Detroit might not seem like an obvious winner in the site-selection stakes, but luxury goods manufacturer Shinola is reaping the benefits of locating in the former Motor City. Natasha Turak reports.

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Work visas versus protectionism: the winners and losers

As global business takes stock of Brexit and headline-grabbing US policy decisions, working visas are ripe for reform. Some countries are already benefiting, as Erika Morphy reports.

View from America: Trump must listen to his allies

Despite facing widespread hostility, business leaders are hopeful that US president Donald Trump will heed advice from his allies and push ahead with economic growth strategies, writes Daniel Malachuk.

technology meets

Tamana Intech Park marries ecology with technology

Trinidad and Tobago hopes to become a Caribbean tech hub through the ambitious development of Tamana Intech Park, which boasts both innovation and sustainability credentials. Timothy Conley reports.

built for success

Rhode Island governor looks to make the most of manufacturing prowess

Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo talks to Natasha Turak about the state’s industrial roots, why attracting international businesses is important, and how investing in manufacturing-focused training programmes is boosting job creation.

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The educational engine powering Rhode Island

David Dooley, president of the University of Rhode Island, talks to Natasha Turak about how the state’s educational institutions have helped drive economic recovery after the financial crisis and are now powering growth by partnering with international manufacturers.

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