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Bigger, wider, deeper: US ports prepare for post-Panamax ships

Bigger, wider, deeper: US ports prepare for post-Panamax ships

With the newly widened Panama Canal due to open in 2015, ports on the east coast of the US are jostling for position to ensure that they can cash in on the post-Panamax ships that will be able to access them. But with competition so fierce, and their west coast counterparts also upping their game, no clear front-runner has yet emerged.

German investors pick North Carolina

North Carolina has emerged as a hub for German business, attracting more than $1bn from German investors between 2008 and 2012.  

US M&A activity in developing markets increasing, says KPMG

There are an increasing number of merger and acquisition deals being made by US companies in high-growth, emerging market companies, according to consultancy firm KPMG.

The US and Mexico join forces for mega-region

The Cali Baja Mega-Region – a new economic development encompassing southern California in the US and Baja California in Mexico – is hoping to drive investment by bringing together the competitive advantages of each area. 

Georgias utility for investment

Georgia's utility for investment

By putting substantial time and resources into investment promotion efforts, Georgia Power is helping to boost the state's economic profile, as well as its own potential client base.

Georgia eyes the big league

Georgia's major league success

Georgia has attracted high levels of investment in the past few years. Its governor, Nathan Deal, tells Michal Kaczmarski this success is down to the state's diversified appeal, and its impressive cultural, sporting, educational and business offering.

US states trade off on taxes

US states trade off on taxes

In the US, where tax policies are decided on a local rather than national basis, many states are using this power to attract investment. But how beneficial is this strategy in the long term?

UK SMEs show confidence in the country's economy, says survey

A survey of the UK’s SME importers and exporters suggests that confidence in the UK economy is growing, while the wider global picture still remains a point of concern.

China and US M&A set to rise, says survey

A survey of investors suggests that merger and acquisition activity between Chinese and US companies in the entertainment, advertising and digital media sectors will rise in the next year.

Jay Nixon

Missouri governor takes the state global

Governor Jay Nixon led a European roadshow in June to drum up interest in the mid-western state of Missouri, highlighting its solid fiscal record and strengths in financial services, advanced manufacturing and animal sciences. He sat down with Courtney Fingar on a stop in London.

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