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Report examines US highways' cost effectiveness

An annual US road report ranked states for best highway infrastructure, with South Carolina and Alabama taking the honours. Karin E Thuermer reports.

Asia-Pacific business services FDI into US continues to fall

Business services projects are following a downward pattern year on year since 2013. James Whitten reports.

Terry McAuliffe

Virginia governor on an FDI mission

The governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, has been on a series of international trade missions to bring foreign investment to his state. He explains to Natasha Turak how this approach is paying dividends.

National passport center

Has the US's EB-5 visa programme served its purpose?

The EB-5 visa programme has proven successful at drawing investors into the US but has many critics, who claim that it risks fraud and the benefits are unequal. A reform is in the offing, but, as Philippa Maister discovers, there is little consensus on what form it should take.

San Diego bay

Thinking innovatively, talking tech: the 21st century city

An increasing number of cities across the globe are employing senior officials in roles that mimic the titles typically found in tech companies or start-ups. Michal Kaczmarski looks at why.

Shelling out

Shell bets big on Pittsburgh's manufacturing strengths

Pittsburgh's steel-making heyday may be behind it but the city's strong infrastructure has convinced Shell it is the right place to build its new ethane cracker plant in Monaca. But what made the multinational oil company settle on a location so far from its usual US home of the Gulf Coast? Michal Kaczmarski finds out.

Idaho National Laboratory

Idaho’s hi-tech harvest

The north-western US state of Idaho is using a combination of grants and tax incentives to unite technology firms and farmers. 

Penny Pritzker

US secretary of commerce lauds TPP and free trade

In an interview at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC in June, US secretary of commerce Penny Pritzker tells Natasha Turak that the Trans-Pacific Partnership underlines the US's global leadership position when it comes to trade.

Butch Otter

Idaho governor looks to make business happen quickly

At the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC, in June, Idaho governor Butch Otter told Natasha Turak how the state gets business done quickly and efficiently, and discussed why 'equal' trade is more important than free trade for the US.

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Worth the experiment? US second-tier biotech locations make their case

Soaring costs at the US's major biotech hubs such as Boston and California are moving the spotlight to second-tier locations. But how can the likes of Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Maryland stand out from the crowd at attract investment in this lucrative sector? Michal Kaczmarski finds out.

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