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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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Tamana Intech Park marries ecology with technology

Trinidad and Tobago hopes to become a Caribbean tech hub through the ambitious development of Tamana Intech Park, which boasts both innovation and sustainability credentials. Timothy Conley reports.

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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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El Salvador urges investors to think again

As president Salvador Sánchez Cerén tackles El Salvador's twin threats of crime and financial distress, the government is rebranding the country in an effort to improve investor perceptions. Jacopo Dettoni looks at how this policy is faring.

a different fight

San Salvador mayor looks to fight violence with opportunities

Nayib Bukele, the mayor of San Salvador, talks to Jacopo Dettoni about how he is fighting the city's criminal gangs and high violence levels by providing opportunities for its youngsters.

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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.

growing gains

Edmonton mayor enjoys youthful outlook

The Canadian city of Edmonton has leapfrogged capital Ottawa in size, thanks to its youthful and booming population, drawn to a diverse range of industries and high living standards, mayor Don Iveson tells Courtney Fingar. 

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