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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.

R&D key to a thriving life sciences sector: report

France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK lead Europe in terms of the life sciences, thanks to their healthy research and development pipelines.

Nova Scotia covers all bases

Nova Scotia covers all bases

The relatively small and quiet Canadian province of Nova Scotia manages to punch above its weight in the investment stakes, thanks in no small part to its economic development agency, which has taken a creative and thorough approach to attracting FDI.

EU policy threat to clinical trials

Experts are warning that EU policy on clinical trials in Europe could hamper innovation and investment, and stifle growth. 

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. 

Quebecs different approach brings familiar results

Quebec's different approach brings familiar results

The province of Quebec stands out from the rest of Canada for myriad reasons. Its culture and language are obvious examples of this, but its proactive approach to attracting both investment and labour also give the region something to be proud of.

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.

US biotech

US states step-up to join biotech elite

The US biotechnology landscape has changed radically in the 20 years since the first BIO International Convention. And while investment is still focused on a handful of states, other US destinations are bubbling under.

Annise Parker

Houston, we have an image problem

The US city of Houston has a lot to offer as a business destination, as its strong record in FDI proves. Its only problem, says the city's mayor, Annise Parker, is in trying to shake off outdated negative perceptions.

Is the US's R&D star fading

Is the US's R&D star fading?

As budget cuts loom in the US and businesses move their funding to growth regions such as China, fDi looks at whether the US's reputation as a global leader in R&D is under threat?

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