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growth prospects for Kenya, Mauritius and Uganda

In profile: growth prospects for Kenya, Mauritius and Uganda

At the World Economic Forum meeting on Africa in Cape Town in May, fDi spoke to leading officials from three African countries that are implementing strategies to improve their records for attracting foreign investment.

US utility providers power state promotional efforts

US utility providers power state promotional efforts

In a number of US states – including Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia – privately owned utility companies are putting their weight behind local investment promotion efforts, using their extensive resources and discounted energy rates to attract big businesses into the area and increase their customer base. 

A revival made in Sheffield

A revival made in Sheffield

Once the poster child of the UK's industrial decline, Sheffield's recession-defying growth in recent years has been based around the city and surrounding region using its past as a steelmaking and mining centre to embrace more modern technology, all backed up by training programmes supplying a steady stream of engineering talent.

An AMP-powered success

AMP powers Sheffield's growth

The Advanced Manufacturing Park, or AMP, located just outside Sheffield has attracted myriad leading names in the metals industry since its opening in the mid-1990s, maintaining the region's reputation as a global leader in this sector.

Derby keeps the innovations coming

Derby keeps the innovations coming

Derby has a history of innovation dating back to the industrial revolution, a mindset that continues to serve it well into the digital age. Local authorities – keen to make the city somewhere to live as well as work – have spent the past few years improving Derby's leisure offering, all of which is enabling the city to continue to punch above its weight.

Steven Goldthwaite
From Companies

View from the C-suite: Metem's forward thinking

The CEO of machining and assembled components supplier Metem tells fDi that innovation is at the core of his company's strategy, a mindset that enables its younger workers to thrive.

Derby quality leads UK manufacturing revival

Derby's quality leads UK manufacturing revival

The UK's manufacturing decline of recent years seems to have bypassed Derby, which has met the challenge of low-cost competitors in the developing world by focusing upon quality.

Friars Gate building

Developers build on Derby's success

Derby's industrial excellence has never quite been reflected in its city centre's offering. However, a flurry of new office developments – as well as a resurgence of the city's residential market – look set to change all of that.

University of Derby

Derby's warm welcome for business and beyond

Though Derby may appear small when compared with other business hubs in the UK and Europe, this works to the city's advantage, as its business community is welcoming, interlinked and possesses a real zeal to move the city forward.

From Companies

In Dispute: hope on the horizon for 'discriminated-against' investors

Foreign investors feeling discriminated against by local governments have been given hope by recent decisions made by arbitrators.

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