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Location USA

In Focus: Examining Commerce’s Misguided Auto Imports Investigation

Nancy McLernon, President & CEO, Organization for International Investment (OFII) (2018 Auto/Aero Site Guide)

With international auto companies responsible for more than three quarters of U.S. auto manufacturing job growth from 2010 to 2015, an examination of foreign imports as a threat to national security may just backfire. More

The Secret to Site Selection Success

Meredith O'Connor, International Director and Headquarters Practice Group Co-Chair, JLL (Location USA 2018)

Following the recipe of labor, real estate, and incentives has become a proven framework for both foreign and domestic companies to make educated decisions on new sites. More

The U.S. and Italy: Natural Complementary Partners

Italian Trade Agency (Q2 2018)

The Italian Trade Agency’s innovative conferences help to illuminate the rich potential for new U.S.-Italy advanced manufacturing partnerships. More

The Team…and the Timing When Making a U.S. Location Decision

Stephanie L. Yarbrough, Womble Bond Dickinson (Location USA 2018)

The company’s executive team, working in conjunction with outside legal and other consultants in a timely manner, can create a “win” for both the business and the community in which it chooses to locate. More

Made in America: An Outlook for Manufacturing in the U.S.

Jason Tolliver, Vice President and Head of Industrial Research, Americas, Cushman & Wakefield (Location USA 2018)

Multinational firms continue to make significant investments in U.S. manufacturing facilities and logistics networks regardless of vagaries in trade policy. More

An Effective RFP Process for Your Next U.S. Capital Investment

David Cooper, Shareholder, Maynard Cooper Gale P.C. (Location USA 2018)

A poorly managed RFP process may cause delays, distractions, and produce bad information for your next project. A well-executed process considers the goals of the project and crafts an RFP process with that end in mind. More

FDI & Reshoring Lead to U.S. Manufacturing Growth

Stephen Gray, CEO, Gray Construction (Location USA 2018)

An improving business climate, including tax cuts and elimination of onerous regulations, bodes well for manufacturing in the United States. More

The United States Remains the Global Leader in Business and Investment

SelectUSA (Location USA 2018)

The United States is the best place in the world to invest and do business. This isn’t hyperbole — it’s a fact. More

Location USA 2018: A Letter from E. Erin Walsh, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets, and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service

E. Erin Walsh, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets (GM) and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (CS), U.S. Department of Commerce (Location USA 2018)

There has never been a better time for companies to invest, grow, and create jobs in the United States. More

Challenges Facing the International Project Manager of an FDI project

Angela Grace, Principal, Blackshaw Partners LLC (Location USA 2018)

An interview with Franck Mouriaux, chief engineer at RUAG Schweiz and project manager at RUAG Space in Florida, helps shed light on the process and challenges a foreign company faces when setting up a facility in the U.S. More

America’s Economic Strength Built on Global Connections

Nancy McLernon, President & CEO, Organization for International Investment (OFII) (Q1 2018)

Considering the fact that global investment from foreign-based companies supports 6.8 million American jobs, U.S. trade policy should not be viewed as an “us vs. them” proposition. More

Table Stakes: Business Attraction in the Midwest Post-Foxconn

Wade Goodsell, Consulting & Incentives Program Director, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Q3 2017)

In order for other Midwest states to be ready when opportunity comes knocking, they need to understand the lessons to be learned from the Foxconn deal. More

Looking to the Future: FDI Growth Trends Signal Confidence in U.S. Market Prospects

SelectUSA (Location USA 2017)

Companies worldwide have recognized that the United States represents a strong platform for global growth, as well as one of the world’s most attractive consumer markets. More

Proposed U.S. Policy and Tax Changes: What the Foreign Manufacturer Needs to Know

Jeff Jorge, Principal, International Growth Services Practice Leader and Firmwide Latin American Services Desk Leader, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and Lynette Stolarzyk, Principal, Midwest International Tax Leader, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Location USA 2017)

Regardless of what changes may occur with U.S. federal policy, this is a time of significant opportunity for companies considering the launch of U.S. operations. More

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 Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (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

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