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Out of the shadow

Brooklyn emerges from Manhattan's shadow

With real estate space at an astronomical premium in the traditional centre of New York City – Manhattan – investors are looking over the river to Brooklyn, which a wave of new developments is transforming into the next big location.

View from America: dig deeper to see entrepreneurial support benefits

Simply looking at a payroll does not tell the whole story about the jobs an up-and-coming business can provide.

Detroit is Canada's top US trading partner: Brookings Institution

A report by US think tank Brookings Institution reveals the major part that the automotive industry plays in US-Canadian trade, with 'motor city' Detroit ranking as Canada's largest US trading partner.

FDI recovery in 2013: Unctad

Data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's latest report shows that FDI inflows in 2013 reached a level comparable to the pre-crisis average.

Bruce Katz book claims a new geography of innovation is emerging

Research by the vice-president of Washington DC-based non-profit public policy group Brookings Institution suggests that innovation is increasingly reliant on proximity and collaboration.

New year, new trade policies

The US-based National Foreign Trade Council has highlighted the new trade policies that it thinks will come into action in 2014.

Tough year forecast for North American oil and gas

North America’s oil and gas sector faces regulatory uncertainties, a skills shortage and increased competition for financing in 2014, according to an outlook from Deloitte. 

US consumer confidence at six-month high at the end of 2013

A US consumer confidence index shows that, as other economic indicators showed signs of recovery in the second half of 2013, so too did consumer confidence, which increased to a six-month high.

Do sister city partnerships make economic sense

Do sister city partnerships make economic sense?

Sister city partnerships are not in themselves conduits to economic flows. For both cities to benefit from a partnership, the coupling must be chosen carefully, with relevant connections between the two locations that can translate into real business opportunities.

Will 3D printing revive developed world manufacturing

Will 3D printing revive developed world manufacturing?

As three-dimensional printing starts to take off, manufacturers and policymakers in the US are starting to realise its potential for job creation and economic development. 

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