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Texas Today 2016: A Diverse Roster of Companies Continue to Seek Out Texas’ Pro-Business Environment

Dale D. Buss, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2016)

Through industrial diversification, Texas has been able to overcome a decline in economic output resulting from lower oil prices and continues to court companies with its pro-business know-how. More

Location USA 2016: A Letter from Vinai Thummalapally, Executive Director, SelectUSA, U.S. Department of Commerce

Vinai Thummalapally, Executive Director, SelectUSA U.S. Department of Commerce (Location USA 2016)

This past year has been an exciting one for investment in the United States. The U.S. economy has continued to expand: As of March 2016, there have been over 72 straight months of private-sector job growth. More

FDI Trends: Continued Growth in 2015

SelectUSA (Location USA 2016)

Companies around the world have realized that by locating in the United States they can access a market of 320 million people, avail themselves of a productive workforce, and establish roots in a business-friendly environment. More

Public Partnerships — Community Support for FDI

David Hickey, Senior Director, Hickey & Associates (Location USA 2016)

With a full toolbox, economic development organizations can help the foreign investor decide where to locate in the United States and help clear a path for a successful endeavor. More

Evaluating the U.S. Corporate Tax Environment

Joel Walters, Leader, U.S. Inbound Tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (Location USA 2016)

The United States offers tax advantages to foreign investors in the form of a stable tax environment, federal and state-level tax incentives, and a fair dispute resolution system. More

USA: A Land of Opportunity with Variable Cost Factors for Foreign Investors

Matt Jackson, Managing Director; Shannon Curley, Senior Vice President; and Catharine Broadnax, Senior Associate;, JLL Business Consulting (Location USA 2016)

In order for foreign investors to take advantage of the many opportunities available in the U.S., they must consider numerous geographically variable cost and non-cost factors. More

The Lure of Manufacturing in the U.S.

Cindi Marsiglio, Vice President, U.S. Manufacturing, Walmart (Location USA 2016)

Through its commitment to buy U.S.-made products, Walmart is leading the charge to encourage and help both U.S. and foreign manufacturers to set up operations on U.S. soil. More

Global Companies Partnering with U.S. Universities

Dave Claborn , Director of Development and Community Relations, Ohio State University, Marion (Location USA 2016)

Hundreds of U.S. universities are collaborating with global companies to help them bring innovative ideas to the American marketplace. More

30th Annual Survey of Corporate Executives: Cautious Optimism Reflected

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q1 2016)

New facility and expansion plans are up slightly on a year-over-year basis, although finding skilled labor is once again top of mind. Nearly half the respondents believe the U.S. economy is on a continuous growth track. More

First Person: Bosch Rexroth Grows Its North American Presence & Workforce

Mike McCormick, Vice President and Technical Plant Manager , Bosch Rexroth  (Q1 2016)

Mike McCormick, Vice President and Technical Plant Manager at the Bosch Rexroth facility in Fountain Inn, S.C., recently spoke with Area Development about the company’s decision to expand its presence in North America as well its efforts to build a qualified workforce. More

Frontline: IQ Orlando Brings High-Tech Life Science Innovation to Central Florida

Mark Crawford, Contributing Editor,  (Directory 2016)

Established in 2014, IQ Orlando looks to identify, recruit, and invest in a capital network for life sciences and healthcare companies. More

Location Notebook: TVA Hitching Its Wagon to the Auto Industry

Cynthia Kincaid , Kincaid Strategic Partners (Q3 2015)

TVA is driving to make automotive manufacturing the cornerstone of the region. More

Auto/Aero Firms Redrawing the Map

Dale D. Buss, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2015)

Strong sales in the auto industry and a rebounding aerospace sector are spurring new facility/expansion projects in legacy as well as new locations. More

Location USA 2015: A Letter from Vinai Thummalapally, Executive Director, SelectUSA, U.S. Department of Commerce

Vinai Thummalapally, Executive Director, SelectUSA U.S. Department of Commerce (Location USA 2015)

The past few years have been exciting ones for investment in the United States. The U.S. economy is growing and companies are expanding: as of February 2015, there have been 60 straight months of job growth. More

Trends Driving FDI in the United States

Vinai Thummalapally, Executive Director, SelectUSA U.S. Department of Commerce (Location USA 2015)

The United States provides foreign investors with a climate where ideas flourish and an environment where businesses succeed. More

Welcoming Others Remains an American Tradition

Nancy McLernon, President & CEO, Organization for International Investment (OFII) (Location USA 2015)

Global investors looking to expand in the U.S. will find an unrivaled consumer market; excellent education system; skilled, productive workforce; and transparent regulatory environment among other advantages. More

U.S. Labor: Satisfying Foreign Investors’ Needs

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Location USA 2015)

Although the labor environment varies from state to state, foreign companies choosing a U.S. location are finding competitive wage rates, quality training resources, and workers eager to join their labor forces. More

Key Business Issues to Consider When Making an International Location Decision

Larry Gigerich, Managing Director , Ginovus (Location USA 2015)

Although each international firm and each project is unique, there are certain location and quality-of-life criteria they all must evaluate. More

How U.S. States are Targeting Foreign Direct Investment

Thomas J. Stringer, Esq., Managing Director & Practice Leader, Site Selection and Business Incentives Group, BDO USA (Location USA 2015)

State and regional economic development organizations are developing a variety of strategies to market their best assets, build relationships, and improve their business climates to attract FDI. More

The United States: A Growing Competitor for New Manufacturing Plants

Alexandra Segers, General Manager Southeast, SSOE Group (Q1 2015)

As companies continue to review their global site selection options, they are realizing the strong, measurable advantages a U.S. location offers. These advantages can easily be overlooked if the location decision is based on limited information or preconceived notions. More
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