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Leipzig stands out from the automotive and biotech crowds

Leipzig stands out from the automotive and biotech crowds

Seemingly every FDI-hungry location in the world is eyeing the automotive and biotech sectors, but by focusing on the SME supply chain, the east German city of Leipzig is managing to excel in both areas.

Thailand posts disappointing GDP growth figures

Despite substantial investments in Thailand’s motor industry in 2013, GDP growth has slipped below 4%.

Missouri’s auto sector gets boost from Grupo Antolin project

Spanish car parts company’s investment is latest boost for Missouri’s historically strong car manufacturing industry

Derby keeps the innovations coming

Derby keeps the innovations coming

Derby has a history of innovation dating back to the industrial revolution, a mindset that continues to serve it well into the digital age. Local authorities – keen to make the city somewhere to live as well as work – have spent the past few years improving Derby's leisure offering, all of which is enabling the city to continue to punch above its weight.

Derby quality leads UK manufacturing revival

Derby's quality leads UK manufacturing revival

The UK's manufacturing decline of recent years seems to have bypassed Derby, which has met the challenge of low-cost competitors in the developing world by focusing upon quality.

Chinese auto supplier makes Missouri investment

After a 15-month selection process, Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim Systems has chosen to open its new US plant in Missouri.

Eager to please

Macedonia's free zones show an eagerness to please

The service levels shown to foreign companies locating in Macedonia's free zones have come as a pleasant surprise to even the most seasoned of professionals, giving the country a further competitive advantage on top of its tax incentives and cheap labour.

Autos uneven track

Developing markets drive auto growth

While global vehicle sales were up in 2012, carmakers are proceeding with caution, with closures in some regions shifting industry focus to the US and developing markets.

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.

FDI in Mexico down by nearly one-third

Investment in Mexico is down in the first six months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

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