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highlight PR, news, and professional insights gathered across the Americas
(USA, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean).
The focus is on business regions or clusters, professional
specialties, and industry sectors related to this niche market. We
support business location decisions for capital investment projects (new
offices, factories for industrial manufacturing, distribution warehouses or
logistics centers, R&D facilities, service operations, etc.).
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professional services, events, and media related to this niche. Topics
may also include significant developments in areas such as urban planning,
social infrastructure improvements, and other changes to the business
environment for capital investment plans.
provide links to many of the economic development agencies worldwide in this
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well as tools at
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|January 2009 -
Rural Development Telecommunications Program, such as for
distance learning, telemedicine and rural broadband infrastructure may
interest economic developers in rural communities.
|December 15, 2008
- Toyota has indefinitely suspended fitting out their new auto
assembly plant in Blue Springs, Mississippi, although the
building will be completed and thus available later. The status of
several related Toyota supplier projects is still not clear. The
Volkswagen project in Chattanooga, TN and the Kia project in Georgia are
still reportedly moving forward at this time for 2011 and 2009.
|December 4, 2008 -
The quarterly Business Roundtable CEO Survey of roughly 100 of their 160 member firms reflects the CEO expectations for sales, capital investment, and
employment levels at their firms over the next six months, as well as US
GDP planning assumptions. Our
graphs show Business Roundtable CEO Survey trends
since 2002 for comparison. Bottom line - they didn't see
this recession coming ...
|October 21, 2008
- The Nevada Secretary of State has launched a new website to
consolidate content about why businesses should invest in the state -
This is already included in our
Search: Nevada tool.
Refer to the
"Why Nevada" press release
|USA PR: September 9,
2008 Cityscape USA event
in New York City for commercial real estate developers and investors.
|USA PR: Alaska -
August 12, 2008 - fDi magazine had an interview about investment in Alaska with
Governor Sarah Palin, now candidate for Vice President with Senator
|USA PR: TN - July
15, 2008 - Volkswagen has announced a US automobile production
plant in Chattanooga TN.
|Canada PR: May 6,
2008 Statistics Canada has released interesting
2007 statistics about foreign direct investment flows into and out
|May 15, 2007 -
fDi Atlas launched by fDi magazine.
info. This is a new tool for regions around the world to
highlight their business locations to the audience which this Financial
Times magazine reaches in print and online. It has been promoted
through the FT newspaper recently.
|May 10, 2007 -
The White House has announced a new
Open Economies Policy Statement which includes the
Invest in America initiative at the US Department of Commerce which
was announced on March 7 (see
background details, PR, and sources).
|May 8, 2007 -
ISM (Institute for Supply Management) issued their
spring 2007 Semiannual Economic Forecast. It projected strong
2007 growth in capital investment in manufacturing and non-manufacturing
sectors at a rate of 5.8% and 5.6% respectively.
|May 7, 2007 -
fDi magazine presented awards during the BIO 2007 convention in Boston
to the winners of the North American Cities of the Future awards.
List of winners.
The winners were featured in the April 2007 issue of fDi which was
distributed at BIO after being announced on April 23.
|March 7, 2007 -
The US Department of Commerce issued a
press release about the new Invest in America initiative, which will
include new efforts by 2300 International Trade Administration (ITA)
officials worldwide to support the foreign direct investment attraction
efforts by state and local economic development organizations.
Previously, the ITA officials focused mainly on US export promotion and
trade policies, rather than competition for foreign investment into the
United States. (see
background details, PR, and sources).
www.aeanet.org - formerly known as the
American Electronics Association, is a technology industry lobbying
group which publishes such things as their annual
Cyberstates report published in April 2007. This largely
serves to reinforce their federal and state lobbying agenda related to
topics such as immigration changes (more H1 visas for tech workers),
R&D, and education spending.
publishes various statistical database rankings which seem to attract
the attention of economic development agencies in the USA. For
America's Fastest Growing Counties - March 21, 2007
Many other publications produce rankings
about locations. Many of these are very superficial, and seem
designed mainly to support ad sales.