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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. 

Neighbourhood watch

Arizona emerges from California's shadow

Arizona has upped its game in the investment stakes in recent years, helped in no small part by its policy of enticing companies away from its bordering California to its low-cost, business friendly environment. However, as Michal Kaczmarski discover, the state's efforts to attract investment are paying off in numerous ways.

Bill Haslam

Tennessee governor takes business approach to attracting investment

The governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam, tells Michal Kaczmarski how his background in business shapes his approach to seeking investment and why there is more to his home state than whiskey.

Jack Markell

Delaware governor makes state's presence felt

The US state of Delaware is emerging from its post-industrial decline to embrace investment opportunities and make the most of its geographical location, says its governor, Jack Markell.

Is the US at risk of crumbling

Under pressure: is the US at risk of crumbling?

Years of sluggish economic growth and the political deadlock of recent months have seen the US's AAA credit rating once again come under risk, but could the country's pro-FDI stance and shale gas-fuelled energy boom be about to alleviate some of this pressure?

Spreading the wealth

Buffalo and Rochester look to up share of New York state spoils

Investment into the state of New York is naturally dominated by New York City, leaving the likes of Buffalo and Rochester trailing in its wake. However, after years of decline, the two cities look to be on the cusp of a revival, thanks in no small part to the state governor's ambitious investment plans.

US M&A activity set to rise: KPMG survey

Results of a recent survey by professional services firm KPMG show increased appetite for mergers and acquisitions among US companies.

Missouri’s auto sector gets boost from Grupo Antolin project

Spanish car parts company’s investment is latest boost for Missouri’s historically strong car manufacturing industry

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