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October 22, 2015
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    The Tar Heel State's economic outlook keeps improving, and its corporate tax rate keeps falling, in Fourth and Climbing.
    Exponential Enterprises reports that the global market for plastics and chemicals is going through the roof.
    Every Layer Counts, a Site Selection Investment Profile, finds that, in Hoosier Energy territory, logistics and talent are every bit as central to economic development as power use.
    In Amazon vs. Walmart, Lacy Beasley of Retail Strategies explores how e-commerce and brick-and-mortar continue their cautious dance toward one another.
  IBM just announced the opening of a cloud data center and IT startup hub (with NASSCOM) in Chennai, India, continuing that country's longstanding ICT tradition. Reminds us of when we talked to leaders at Red Hat in 2007 about why India was among the open-source pioneer's target markets. Today, five of Red Hat's more than 85 global locations are located there.

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Conway Events’
GROW ABROAD Conference, the leading event for small international businesses, brings together everyone SMEs need to start thinking about expansion in a bigger or braver way. The Conference will take place in London on October 27, 2015, and will be followed on Oct. 28 by an FDI International Training Seminar for location leaders who want to keep ahead of the competition and learn the skills needed to attract these future Fortune 500 companies.

Speakers are confirmed from Ariadne Capital, Santander, The Intellectual Property Office, The HR Partners, GENIAC, UK Trade & Investment, National Center for the Middle Market, URICA, Dints International and First Protocol and Oracle.
Upcoming Industry Events
Read about and link to these conferences and many more listed in the events calendar.
( * ) = event is sponsored by Site Selection magazine.
Oct 26 - 29, 2015 - GTDW 2015 Global Trade Development Week - Dubai, UAE
Oct 27, 2015 - Grow Abroad - London, UK ( * )
Oct 28, 2015 - FDI Training - London, UK ( * )
Nov 3 - 4, 2015 - BioPharma India Convention 2015 - Mumbai, India
Nov 3 - 6, 2015 - 18th TCI Global Conference - Daegu, Korea
Nov 4 - 7, 2015 - 2015 Congress of Cities - Nashville, TN
Nov 9 - 12, 2015 - FABTECH - Chicago, IL
Nov 16 - 19, 2015 - Medica 2015 - Düsseldorf, Germany
Nov 17 - 19, 2015 - SpaceCom - Houston, TX
Nov 17 - 19, 2015 - Smart City Expo - Barcelona, Spain
Nov 24 - 25, 2015 - London Space Week 2015 - London, United Kingdom
Dec 6 - 8, 2015 - 2015 MAEDC Competitive Conference - Chicago, IL ( * )
Feb 23 - 24, 2015 - FDI Training - Istanbul, Turkey ( * )
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