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FDI outcome for hurricane-struck states will vary

The underlying economic robustness of the states hit by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey will play a part in how quickly they bounce back, which could affect future foreign investment. Erika Morphy reports.

Facebook announces $750m data centre in Ohio

Social media giant Facebook is building its 10th US data centre in New Albany, Ohio, at a cost of $750m, writes Karen E Thuermer.

Skills gaps a growing problem for US manufacturers

As a lack of skilled workers pushes manufacturers in the US into using robots, joint initiatives are being created to ensure students get the right education for the jobs on offer. Erika Morphy reports.

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A reservation worth holding: the rise of the Ak-Chin industrial park

The industrial park of the Ak-Chin native American tribe, based in southern Arizona, provides a low-tax destination with a unique set of attributes thanks to its location within tribal lands. Karen E Thuermer reports

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The moment of truth arrives for Nafta negotiations

Negotiations are under way regarding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the US, Canada and Mexico are being forced to take a hard look at their relative bargaining positions. Philippa Maister reports.

View from America: Ambition versus anxiety

The mood at the SelectUSA Investment Summit was a peculiar mix of aspiration and concern, writes Gregg Wassmansdorf.

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Why Sakae cast its net over Idaho

Looking for a location for its R&D operations, Tokyo-based aluminium casting specialist Sakae Casting found eastern Idaho’s enthusiasm and academic structure – discovered in part due to a sister city relationship – a perfect fit for its first US venture. Courtney Fingar reports.

Site selection for US Toyota-Mazda plant goes into overdrive

Toyota and Mazda have announced a $1.6bn auto assembly plant in the US, but the existing site in Mississippi faces stiff competition from a host of other states for the deal worth 4000 jobs. Erika Morphy reports.

US Chamber of Commerce sheds members

The US-India Business Council is the latest high-profile departure from the embattled US Chamber of Commerce, reports Natasha Turak.

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Scoring conversions: what the NFL's London experience can mean for FDI

In an effort to expand its global popularity, the NFL now plays a number of games every year in London. While the move is widely deemed a success when it comes to attendance numbers, what is less heralded but of huge value is the opportunity it presents the cities of the teams playing to showcase themselves to would-be investors, as Courtney Fingar discovers.

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