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Location USA

The Trade War and Its Impact on the Location Decision Process

Jay Rogers, Partner, Nelson Mullins (Q4 2019)

How can site selectors survive and also find fresh opportunities in a world where not only tariffs, but also national boundaries and trade barriers, will become more meaningful than they have been in the recent past? More

The Evolving Automotive Landscape: What’s Driving the Future?

Stephen Gray, CEO, Gray Construction (2019 Auto/Aero Site Guide)

Dramatic changes in automotive technology are impacting the industry’s labor force, as legislative moves attempt to steer the industry’s future. More

FDI in the U.S. Auto Industry Continues Unabated

Dan Emerson, Staff Editor, Area Development (2019 Auto/Aero Site Guide)

Foreign automakers and their suppliers continue to invest in the U.S. to access its huge market, highly educated workers, and “culture of innovation.” More

Attracting, Expanding and Managing FDI in a Disruptive World

Brian Smith, Partner, EY Americas Indirect Tax Inbound and US Location Investment Services Leader, Ernst & Young LLP and Carter Wood, Senior Manager, US Indirect Tax Inbound and Global Location Investment, Ernst & Young LLP (Q2 2019)

Partner Brian Smith and Senior Manager Carter Wood, both with Ernst & Young LLP, spoke with Area Development about foreign direct investment in the U.S. after their presentation, “Attracting, Expanding and Managing FDI in a Disruptive World,” at our Miami Consultants Forum. This article was based on an interview conducted by Margy Sweeney, Founder and CEO, Akrete, Inc. and Area Development Editorial Board member. More

U.S. Governors’ Strategies to Attract FDI

Nancy McLernon, President & CEO, Organization for International Investment (OFII) (Q2 2019)

There’s an emerging trend among the individual states to encourage and support international investment, realizing all the economic and social benefits it brings to their regions. More

2019 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Recipients Garnered Large Job-Creating and Investment Projects in Diverse Industries

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2019)

While e-commerce was creating thousands of jobs across the nation last year, high-profile, diverse projects in the manufacturing, information technology, financial services, energy, and other sectors were also making news. More

Practical Considerations for Expanding into the U.S.

Brian Smith, Partner, EY Americas Indirect Tax Inbound and US Location Investment Services Leader, Ernst & Young LLP and Zachary Weinstein, Manager, Indirect Tax Practice, EY (Location USA 2019)

The U.S. is well-positioned to attract FDI, but comprehensive due diligence and planning is still necessary for a business to make an optimal investment decision. More

Location USA 2019: A Letter from Ian Steff, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, U.S. Department of Commerce

Ian Steff, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing, U.S. Department of Commerce (Location USA 2019)

Now, more than ever, is the time to invest and do business in the USA, which has entered an era of unprecedented economic revival. More

Workforce Strategies for Projects Generated by FDI

Ann Petersen, Managing Director, Business Incentives Practice, Cushman & Wakefield (Location USA 2019)

Companies need to remain aware of U.S. workforce trends and realize that data alone may not give them a complete picture of the labor situation in a particular market. More

FDI in the USA Remains Unrivaled

SelectUSA (Location USA 2019)

Companies choosing to invest in the United States are selecting a market powered by innovation with a diverse, highly skilled workforce and globally renowned educational and research institutions. More

Making a Well-Informed U.S. Location Decision

Scott Kupperman, Founder, Kupperman Location Solutions (Location USA 2019)

By properly defining their search and taking advantage of expert help, food and beverage companies can make a well-informed U.S. location decision. More

A Site Selector’s Checklist for Locating in the U.S.

Dan Levine, Practice Leader, Location Strategies and Economic Development, Oxford Economics, Inc. (Location USA 2019)

From choosing a property to recruiting workers to navigating tax and regulatory considerations, challenges will occur — but with the right strategy and the help of an EDO, they can be mitigated. More

What’s Your U.S. Manufacturing and Tariff Strategy?

Rosemary Coates, Executive Director, Reshoring Institute; President, Blue Silk Consulting,  (Q4 2018)

With the uncertain future of new tariffs and penalties, is it time to consider building a manufacturing site in the United States? More

U.S.-Italy Collaboration Helping to Advance Manufacturing Innovation

Tom Gresham (Q4 2018)

The Italian Trade Agency’s Innovation Days events further strengthen U.S.-Italy advanced manufacturing ties by inspiring partnerships among academic and industry innovators. More

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, Partner, 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 , 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, Managing 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

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