One by one, US states are grappling with laws relating to the LGBT community. But does gay friendly necessarily mean business friendly? And while many companies – among them PayPal, American Airlines and Apple – have taken principled stands against anti-LGBT laws, how many will follow?
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Mid-east US attracts the lion's share of FDI from UK-based investors, however, it has seen inflows decreasing over the past few years.
A survey recently published by the American Association of Port Authorities highlights the importance of government investment to national port development.
While many of the US presidential hopefuls talk about changing the country's business environment, it is worth noting that none are looking to deter foreign investors.
The mayor of California's San Jose, Sam Liccardo, acknowledges that he is lucky to be running a city into which investors – particularly tech giants – are flocking, but he tells Michal Kaczmarski that he is keen to maintain a diverse economy and an affordable cost of living for its inhabitants.
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