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Breaking city limits

Second-tier US metros look to global audience through Global Cities Initiative

Beyond the US megacities, several second-tier cities – Seattle, Columbus, San Antonio, Minneapolis/St Paul, San Diego and Portland – are in search of FDI to promote their positions on the world stage. Karen E Thuermer discovers how a major new investment initiative could help them find it.

Groupon, Chicago

Chicago takes its tech scene to the next level

At the turn of the millennium, after years of losing out on technology projects to established tech hubs, Chicago decided it was time to raise its game. Now its honour roll of successful start-ups includes Groupon and GrubHub.

Louisiana wins $1.85bn chemicals project

A $1.85bn methanol-manufacturing project by China-based chemical firm Shandong Yuhuang Chemical has been announced in Louisiana, US.

Burrows global paper chase

Company profile: Burrows' global paper chase

As a family-owned company that has been producing paper for almost 100 years, Burrows Paper Corporation may have its roots in the past, but its sights are firmly fixed on the future, as it looks to emerging markets in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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.

Global greenfield investment trends

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