One Piece at a Time Patience and perseverance mark the business-climate strategies of this year’s top-ranked states. Every project matters, and every policy that encourages capital investment also matters, as governors in the southern US can attest.
To win projects in new industries, states need to adapt incentives to accommodate new businesses and their unique tax structures.
FDI in the USA
Some states kepp a close watch. Others, not so much.
Medical Devices & Equipment
If It’s Not Broken, Don’t Fix It
Becton Dickinson’s supply chain manager explains how his company’s global site strategy has withstood the test of time.
Ports and Free Trade Zones
There’s more to making a zone work than just drawing a line around it and calling it special.
Battle of the Titans Nears Conclusion
Communities around the U.S. — and more than a few Boeing and Airbus managers — are waiting for news of which aerospace giant will build the next generation of airborne refueling tankers.
Travel & Tourism
A Sporting Chance
Will the World Cup and Summer Olympics in a few years give Brazil a leg up on the competition for tourism investment capital?
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Germany’s Logistics Nerve Center
Products purchased in Europe and elsewhere probably moved through North Rhine-Westphalia at some stage. Here’s why.
Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Malaysia
Science Park Powers a Solar System
Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Malaysia's first high-tech industrial park, opened in 1996 as a key component in the nation's plan to be fully industrialized by 2020.
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Trends Affecting Business Parks Today
Factors affecting business parks today are primarily economic, resulting in a reduction in the supply of new parks, and weakening demand.
A Diet Plan Leads to Growth
For Indiana, cutting back on spending and lowering business taxes has multiplied corporate expansion projects.