Widely considered the Holy Grail of inward investment, the biotech industry is perceived as possessing relative immunity to economic woes. With such potentially high rewards at stake, more and more destinations are trying to gain a foothold in the sector.
The US needs to extend more of a welcome to trained talent from abroad.
Inspired by the shale revolution in the US, a rising number of firms are looking to profit from the untapped energy potential in other countries, turning typically unattractive investment destinations, such as Tajikistan and Iran, into potentially lucrative markets.
With locations around the world falling for the charms of SMEs, Michal Kaczmarski looks at the innovative ways in which IPAs are attracting and nurturing smaller business, and assesses benefits they receive as the SMEs blossom into something much more lucrative.
Already a tourism centre thanks to its long-established Shakespeare festival, the Canadian city of Stratford is pushing forward with an innovative technology-focused strategy that, according to mayor Dan Mathieson, will not only benefit the festival and its visitors but also make the city a year-round destination.
International investment treaties have garnered a lot of negative publicity over the past few years. But rather than abandon them completely, the international community seems to be trying to find a way to reword them.
The discovery of oil off the coast of Marica has transformed the Brazilian city. Keen to ensure this economic good fortune lasts, the city's officials have sought investment in other areas – including tourism and infrastructure – as part of a long-term plan.
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