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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.

Month-on-month decline in FDI project numbers in the US

There were fewer FDI projects recorded in the US in September 2012, compared to the previous month. But total capital expenditure was up.

Traverse City cashes in on its aesthetic charms

Being located close to what has recently been named as the most beautiful place in the US has brought tourists flocking to Traverse City. However, as the city's mayor explains, there is much more to the area than a pretty face.

Wisconsin governor looks to grab investor attention

Wisconsin governor looks to grab investor attention

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker explains how his election publicity is helping him draw the attention of businesses to his state and how he plans to take advantage of Wisconsin's strong agriculture sector by increasing productivity through biotech projects.

View from America October/November 2012

The strong showing from firms' operations in the American south is encouraging both new business and expansion.

Pilot on global journey

Global outlook pays off for Pilot

Logistics and transport company Pilot Freight Services used the global recession to its advantage, expanding aggressively and taking on more staff, all with a view to providing a better service to its clients. The results so far suggest that this bravery has paid off.

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