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After the storm: how disaster can present opportunity

After the storm: how disaster can present opportunity

Officials across the US have found that their states' quick and efficient responses to major natural disasters serve as an effective promotion tool.

Japanese auto investment in US hits peak

Japanese investment into the US automotive sector reached record highs in 2012.

Louisiana receives record-breaking investment from Sasol

An investment by South Africa-based chemical and energy company Sasol is set to be the largest single manufacturing investment recorded in Louisiana's history.

Depressed US looks to China for stimulus

Depressed US looks to China for stimulus

The US midwest was hit hard during the financial crisis but an unlikely source is helping to spark its revival, with Chinese firms making their presence increasingly felt in the region with a series of investments

From steel to green

From steel to green: Pittsburgh's eco journey

Businesses in Pittsburgh are rising to the green-technology challenge by constructing zero-impact buildings using locally sourced materials.

Global suppliers fight downturn with strategic investment2

Auto industry adapts to survive

Three US players in the automobile industry describe how they have fended off the economic downturn by investing in technology and realigning internal practices.

Pittsburgh continues tradition of innovation

Pittsburgh continues tradition of innovation

Pittsburgh’s fertile environment of support, funding and intellectual capital is helping technology start-ups get a foothold in the world of business.

Denvers new identity pays dividends

Denver's new identity pays dividends

Denver is forging a new identity, with improved infrastructure and a new sports stadium and convention centre. And businesses are taking note, with dozens of firms locating in the city in sectors such as clean energy and biotechnology.

Tech focus drives Pittsburgh revival

Tech focus drives Pittsburgh revival

Once the home of a steel industry and little else, Pittsburgh was all but written off in the 1970s and 1980s as that industry collapsed. However, the city's focus on technological and biotech innovation, combined with an environment that encourages entrepreneurship, has turned its fortunes full circle.

View from the Americas December 2012/January 2013

The recent elections in the US look unlikely to solve any of the problems facing investors in the country.

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