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View from America – US on course for political shake up

With many voters dissatisfied with the current economic situation, the US could be on course for a political shake up following the congressional elections in November.

The dawning of the age of the mega free-trade agreement

The dawning of the age of the mega free-trade agreement

Regional bilateral free-trade agreements have emerged as a mechanism for boosting crossborder trade and investment in recent years, but none has been as ambitious as the two mega-regional deals currently being negotiated.

Cheap energy fuels fuels Idaho FDI spurt

Idaho has landed significant projects in food manufacturing in the past year, injecting $800m into the state’s economy and potentially creating 5000 jobs. 

Twelve US regions designated FDI help

The US announces 12 regions that will form the focus of its Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership scheme.

China losing its competitive manufacturing edge: BCG

The rising cost of manufacturing in China has dented the country's competitive advantage as a manufacturing location, according to the Global Manufacturing Cost-Competitiveness Index by the Boston Consulting Group.

Portland joins up to Global Cities Initiative

The Global Cities Initiative has selected another member area, Portland, Oregon, for its economic project.

New York's corporate tax regime improved: Tax Foundation

New York's corporate tax climate has been enhanced by changes announced in the state's new budget, according to think tank the Tax Foundation.

How the biotech bug is spreading

How the biotech bug is spreading

Widely considered the Holy Grail of inward investment, the biotech industry is perceived as possessing relative immunity to economic woes. With such potentially high rewards at stake, more and more destinations are trying to gain a foothold in the sector.

Taking innovation downtown

Are inner-cities the place the build innovation?

Just what makes an innovation district? asks Emily J Brown. Is it a city’s cultural vibe, modern amenities and transport? Or is it the mix of business and cutting-edge technology located there? 

New tech city

New York's new tech prospects

A new technology campus in New York City is pushing the boundaries of innovation, both in terms of its sustainable design and its collaborative education programme, but will it be able to galvanise the city's tech potential?

Global greenfield investment trends

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