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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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Portugal's economy minister looks to an open future

Portugal’s minister of economy, Manuel Caldeira Cabral, tells Natasha Turak how increases in exports and tourism have driven the country’s growth, enabling it to reduce its fiscal deficit and unemployment levels, while its open approach has prevented protectionist sentiments from taking hold within its borders.

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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.

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Costa Rica president looks to build on clean reputation

Costa Rica is enjoying a reputation for sustainability, low inflation and robust economic growth. But president Luis Guillermo Solís tells Natasha Turak he is committed to improving education and opportunities for his citizens before stepping down in 2018. 

From News

South Korea’s new president promises job growth and corporate governance reform

Newly elected South Korea President Moon Jae-in must overcome formidable opposition if he is to deliver on his campaign promises of job creation, support for SMEs and corporate governance reform. Natasha Turak reports.

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From News

France strikes back: optimism abounds as Macron takes the helm

Emmanuel Macron’s election victory brought equal measures of relief and optimism in France, for keeping the far right at bay and pledging economic growth. But the necessary reforms will entail taking on the powerful unions, which could test the new president’s popularity – and resolve – to the limit. Natasha Turak reports.

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