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Location USA

The Role of FTZs in the Changing Global Sandbox

Christopher Steele, Global COO and North American President, Investment Consulting Associates (ICA) (Location USA 2017 )

While the use of a foreign-trade zone may be beneficial to a company considering FDI into the U.S., the firm still needs to have an explicit understanding of its goals and its tolerance for risk. More

A Transactional Overview of Foreign Direct Investment into the United States

George H. Pretty, Parker Poe (Location USA 2017 )

Despite common factors driving FDI decisions, each project is unique and, once defined, the FDI transaction can be broken down into project management components and timelines. More

The Importance of FDI to the U.S. Economy

Leslie Wagner, Senior Principal, Ginovus (Location USA 2017 )

With its historical strengths and other location advantages, the U.S. has become the destination of choice for FDI, and economic developers recognize its significant impact. More

Changing Investor Climates at Home and Abroad

Joe Phillips, Managing Director, All Out Location (Q1 2017)

An uncertain political environment — both in the U.S. and the UK — is making FDI decisions difficult for companies on both sides of the Atlantic. More

Location Notebook: Foreign Investment Making a Powerful Impact in Tennessee

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Directory 2017)

Companies across the globe are making investments and creating jobs in Tennessee to connect with suppliers and ultimately reach the vast U.S. market. More

Where Should Aerospace Companies Invest? Evaluating Aerospace Manufacturing Hubs

Scott Thompson, U.S. Aerospace & Defense Assurance Leader, PwC (Q3 2016)

For executives considering where to build a future plant or R&D facility, the United States ranks first globally for the scope and size of its aerospace manufacturing sector. In terms of the state rankings, Arizona jumped to first place, which bumped Florida down to second. More

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

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