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Scott Walker

Wisconsin governor predicts growth in 2015

Recent economic reforms have led to a wave of job creation in Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker tells Courtney Fingar about the state’s stability, business friendliness and why he believes it is on course for growth in 2015.

Houston will avoid recession, says mayor

Having diversified its economy away from oil, Houston's mayor has said that the city's economy will be able to withstand the impact of a declining oil price.

Orlando 'global business hub', says president of development commission

Speaking at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in March, president and CEO of the Orlando Economic Development Commission claimed that Orlando was fast becoming an international hub of commerce. 

US employs apprenticeship programmes

Companies investing in the US are building their own workforce with training and apprenticeship programmes that can provide skills and a salary.

US government officials send out strong message to investors

Speaking at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC in March, US secretary of commerce Penny Pritzker and US secretary of state John Kerry, made a strong case to investors considering entering the US.

Idaho state representatives whet investor interest

Speaking at the Select USA Investment Summit in Washington, DC, in March, representatives from Idaho stressed the state's investment potential, particularly in the food industry, citing the long list of investors that had located to the state in recent years. 

US president makes strong FDI case

Speaking to attendees at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in March, US president Barack Obama outlined the US's investment attractiveness and revealed plans aimed at increasing investment into the country.

The Port of Cincinnati expands its boundary

Following a February federal ruling, the Port of Cincinnati has expanded its geographic boundary, boosting its size and capacity. 

Klarna

Payments specialist Klarna checks out the US market

Klarna has become Sweden's next $1bn tech company. Michal Kaczmarski looks at how the company has simplified online payments to the benefit of buyers and retailers alike, and reports on its quest to replicate its existing success in Europe in the competitive US payments market. 

Agtech growth market

Agtech: feeding a growing market

Bringing together agriculture and technology is providing new solutions to old problems. Michal Kaczmarski profiles the locations looking to tap this multibillion-dollar industry. 

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