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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

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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.

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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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Quonset Business Park’s quest for success

Quonset Business Park is home to a wealth of companies, contributes more than 5% of Rhode Island's GDP and is forecast to employ more than 16,000 people by 2030. Natasha Turak looks at how state support has been vital to this success.

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Remaking the manufacturing scene in Rhode Island

Performance-based incentives have been a crucial part of Rhode Island's drive to boost commerce, coupled with financial help for students to ensure a skilled and steady pipeline of talent for the companies drawn to the state. Natasha Turak reports.

Courtney Fingar

Inside fDi: A 2016 survival guide, FDI-style

The latest fDi Report, examining crossborder statistics and trends from 2016, tells a largely positive story for global greenfield investment. However, as Courtney Fingar explains, the more tumultuous events of the year may take some time to show their full impact.

The fDi Report 2017

fDi report 2017

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fDi Markets - Cross border investment monitor

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fDi Benchmark is the only online tool to benchmark the competitiveness of countries and cities in over 50 sectors. Its comprehensive location data series covers the main cost and quality competitiveness indicators for over 300 locations around the world.

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