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|Date, Source, Topic,
summary, and link for details
January 9, 2009 - Alsbridge is hosting a webinar about the
Satyam Computer Services
scandal in India and offshore outsourcing risks
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 ...
RecentSales - November 6, 2008 - In addition to commercial real
estate (CRE) property listings, LoopNet has become a useful research
source for closed transactions in hundreds of markets, with over 1
million transactions on file now - including 50,000 in the last 180
days. Although CRE brokers may already be aware of this resource,
corporate executives and their advisors may also find the service to be
useful for their own market research about industrial and office
properties and buildings for expansion or relocation needs.
LoopNet also publishes some useful
|USA: Nevada - 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: September 9, 2008
Cityscape USA event in New York City for commercial real estate
developers and investors.
|USA: TN - July 15, 2008 - Volkswagen has announced a US
automobile production plant in Chattanooga TN.
|Canada: May 6, 2008 Statistics Canada has released interesting
2007 statistics about foreign direct investment flows into and out
Professionals : Sept 18, 2007 - IBM Plant
Location International released new research during a presentation
sponsored by fDi magazine at the IEDC conference in Phoenix about 20%
growth in new jobs created worldwide by foreign direct investment
projects during 2006.
Press release IEDC
presentation information including IBM-PLI speaker bios and
|Global: June 5, 2007 - The JP Morgan
Global PMI Report on Manufacturing and Services reported global
expansion at a faster rate.
J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. produces this global market research with
|USA: 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.
(see background details, PR, and
|USA: 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.
|USA: 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).
Which were the "hot states"
or regions among our
600,000 visitors in 2007?
analysis of 2006 - 2007 visits to our
state economic development directories is an indicator of the diverse
geographic business interests of
October 2008 analysis of the
interests of our visitors through the Search: