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Canada's Business Advantages Attracting Increased Inward Investment

Mark Crawford (Location Canada 2014)

Its well-educated and skilled workforce, superior transportation infrastructure, safe and secure banking system, low tax rates, and enviable quality of life continue to make Canada a top choice for investment. More

Canada’s Clean Little Secret

Sean Dyke, Economic Development Manager , City of St. Thomas, Ontario (Location Canada 2014)

Canada’s clean-technology sector — including water, wind, solar, smart grid technology, and more — offers numerous opportunities and advantages to relocating or expanding companies. More

Location Notebook: Union Pacific Intermodal Opens in Santa Teresa, New Mexico

Tim Feemster, Managing Principal, Foremost Quality Logistics (Q3 2014)

The $400 million investment for the 2,200-acre site will connect businesses to strategic markets in the southwestern U.S. and beyond. It will provide logistics gains for shippers along its Sunset Line, which runs 760 miles from El Paso, Texas, to Los Angeles and serves key locations in Mexico and Arizona. More

Ontario Aerospace Cluster Evolves ‘Innovation Ecosystem’ Approach

Richard K. Wallace, Editor and Publishing Director, The Next Silicon Valley (Q2 2014)

In today's global, knowledge-intensive tech clusters, places like Ontario are finding that they need to look beyond trade and commerce, beyond just sector and cluster economics in order to sustain business growth and future economic development. More

Ports Jockey for Post-Panamax “Pole Position”

Tim Feemster, Managing Principal, Foremost Quality Logistics (Q1 2014)

East and Gulf Coast ports are gearing up to accommodate the supersized containerships that will be able to traverse the expanded Panama Canal — and the delayed expansion process has given them the advantage of time to get ready. More

International Location Report: Canada Presents a Stable Business Climate

Mark Crawford (Directory 2014)

Canada’s wealth of resources and pro-business environment has helped the nation to attract recent big investment projects from around the world. More

Mexico’s Investment Climate Heats Up

Mark Crawford (Directory 2014)

Foreign direct investment in Mexico is strong and growing across most economic sectors and is buoyed by numerous free-trade agreements. More

Coming in for a Landing: Ontario’s Aerospace Cluster Comes of Age

Area Development Online Research Desk (Q4 / Fall 2013)

When manufacturing commercial airline components, a skilled labor force helps leave nothing to chance. Food for thought: the next time your plane lands safely and smoothly, you’re likely supported by landing equipment manufactured in Ontario, Canada, where 40 percent of all commercial airline landing gear is made. More

Canada’s Innovative High-Tech Sectors

Mark Crawford (Location Canada 2013)

Canada’s clean energy, ICT, life sciences, and advanced manufacturing sectors are clustered around seven vibrant metropolitan areas. More

Canada Lays Out Welcome Mat for Entrepreneurs

Lisa Buddecke, Kelsar Industries (Location Canada 2013)

With a new plan to fast track visas and provide venture capital support, the Canadian government is hoping to attract individuals with the potential to positively impact Canada’s economy. More

Canada — Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

Mark Crawford (Location Canada 2013)

A combination of beneficial attributes across a diverse industrial and geographic landscape has made Canada a global economic leader and attractive place to invest. More

Momentum Builds for U.S.-India Trade Agreement

James T. Berger (Q3 / Summer 2013)

The time appears to be ripe for the enactment of a bilateral investment treaty to reinvigorate commercial ties between the world’s two biggest democracies, the United States and India. More

Intelligent Rural Cities Offer Big-City Benefits Without the Urban Challenges

Robert Bell, Co-founder, Intelligent Community Forum (Q3 / Summer 2013)

The broadband connectivity of the 21st century has made rural areas vital places to grow a business and a career. More

Thailand rides technology, investment tide on 'new wave' supply chain

Richard K. Wallace, Editor and Publishing Director, The Next Silicon Valley (Q2 / Spring 2013)

Thailand has established itself as an important supplier and distributor in many sectors, from automobiles to food processing equipment. As a regional center for Southeast Asia, look for Thailand to become an even bigger and stronger partner to its growing roster of global manufacturers and suppliers. More

C-Level Executive Survey: U.S. On Par with Mexico as a Preferred Nearshoring Destination

Area Development Online Research Desk (Q2 / Spring 2013)

The report includes a survey of C-level executives from across more than 10 manufacturing-related industries, and 37 percent of the respondents cite the U.S. as the preferred nearshoring spot, the same percentage that prefer Mexico. More

First Person: Thailand Poised to Attract High-Tech and Knowledge-Based Industry

Supisara Chomparn, Director, Thailand Board of Investment, New York (March 2013)

Area Development’s editor recently posed some questions to the director of Thailand’s Board of Investment in New York, Supisara Chomparn, about the country’s economic growth and business attraction efforts. More

Foreign Investment Creates Most Jobs in China, India, & the U.S.; South Carolina, Texas, and North Carolina Lead in U.S.

Area Development Online News Desk (January2013)

IBM’s 2012 Global Location Trends report attempts to provide a current view of the world’s “location landscape,” as companies determine where to locate their operations in order to maintain their competitiveness. More

Five Supply Chain Developments to Keep Your Eye On in 2013

Will O’Shea, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, XPO Last Mile (Directory 2013)

Companies may need to realign their site selection strategies to stay ahead of the curve. Instead of merely focusing efforts on how goods are getting from point “A” to “B” today, they must also consider how they will travel tomorrow. Here’s a look at five supply chain trends worth watching... More

New Focus on Mexico as a Key Supply Chain Location

Area Development Online Research Desk (December 2012)

New research from Jones Lang LaSalle reveals the top five reasons to consider Mexico as a key supply chain location. More

Canada's Economy on a Growth Track

Mark Crawford (Fall 2012)

Traditional and innovative industries are driving economic growth across Canada. More
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