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Utah most business friendly state in US, says survey

A US business climate ranking by Pollina Corporate Real Estate and the American Economic Development Institute names Utah as the most pro-business state in the country, while Rhode Island is ranked at the bottom of the list.

World Bank Group sets out its goals

Reducing poverty was high on the agenda at the annual meeting of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund, with an ambitious target set for 2020.

US locations fighting for data entries

US locations fighting for data entries

Data centres are becoming increasingly essential business assets, and as many companies realise their need for such facilities, so too are locations across the US waking up to the economic benefits of hosting these large, power-hungry sites.

St Paul mayor Christopher Coleman (left) and Minneapolis mayor RT Rybak (right) say that they can promote the area more effectively by working together

Minnesota's double vision reaps rewards

Once divided, Minnesota's two largest cities – Minneapolis and St Paul – have been working together to attract investment to the region. The mayors of both cities tell fDi what prompted this decision to bury their old rivalry.

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.

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