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From Honda to Volvo: New U.S. auto transplant transcends tariffs - The Detroit News
Learning from successful Japanese and European manufacturers over four decades of expansion, Volvo’s Charleston plant is the 17th non-union transplant to embrace American-made production advantages: lower costs, expanded global capacity, massive supplier infrastructure and proximity to the richest auto consumers in the world.
south-carolina  organized-labor  right-to-work  labor-costs  cost-of-doing-business  business-climate  fdi-USA  volvo  automotive-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-439 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Largest Foreign Direct Investors in the U.S. - OFFI
The United Kingdom was the single largest international investor, constituting 15 percent of total cumulative FDI holdings. Canada made up 13 percent followed by Japan, which made up another 12 percent in 2017. Recent large investments from Canada pushed the Great White North up to second place.
fdi-USA  canada  united-kingdom  business-globalization  Japan 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
The Latest: Foxconn, UW-Madison sign $100 million agreement - The Washington Post
Foxconn Technology Group says it will invest $100 million in engineering and innovation research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
public-private-partnerships  university-economic-development  foxconn  wisconn  wisconsin  regional-reports  fdi-USA  Around-the-web  this-week-435 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Mega-Deals Give Cross-Border Investment Volume a Boost in H1 2018 - NREI
Foreign capital is continuing to pour into U.S. real estate. Transactions led by cross-border buyers jumped 27 percent during the first half of the year compared to overall investment sales that rose just 2 percent during that period, according to research firm Real Capital Analytics (RCA). Yet large-scale portfolio and entity-level deals are giving foreign-led transaction volume an added boost, while the sale of individual assets is declining.
fdi-USA  corporate-real-estate  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Ericsson to Start U.S. Production as 5G Spending Speeds Up - Bloomberg
Sweden’s Ericsson AB will start U.S. manufacturing this year, a production shift that gets the wireless network supplier closer to customers and also may mitigate the impacts of President Donald Trump’s global trade disputes.
fdi-USA  electronics-industry  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Opinion: Foreign Carmakers in the U.S. - The New York Times
There are 12, soon to be 14, auto manufacturers producing cars in the United States. The American employees of international companies (excluding Ford, G.M., Fiat Chrysler) manufacture half of all American-made vehicles and export about a million American cars every year.
automotive-industry  business-globalization  fdi-USA  Around-the-web  this-week-429  opinion  sfp-insider-7-25-2018 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Mahindra’s giant leap into Detroit
After an unsuccessful attempt to enter the U.S. auto market as an import-only diesel pickup brand in 2010, India's Mahindra & Mahindra has come back with a different plan: It will launch U.S. vehicle manufacturing at ground zero of the American auto industry. It is a rare play for an automaker wanting to get into the U.S. market.
fdi-USA  location-USA  mahindra  detroit  automotive-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-424-top  sfp-insider-7-25-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Germany still attractive for US companies - Roland Berger
Both American companies in Germany and German companies in the US are upbeat about current business development. According to the findings of AmCham Germany's Transatlantic Business Barometer 2018, this trend is set to continue in the years ahead. Both countries have room for improvement on a number of counts – on labor costs in Germany and stable, reliable policies in the US, for example.
FDI  fdi-USA  germany  executive-surveys  economic-forecast  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-422  sfp-insider-10-26-2018 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Inside fDi: It's skills that will kill the robot uprising - Inside fDi - fDiIntelligence.com
The robots are coming! Populist politicians the world over are raging against various threats to blue-collar jobs, from globalisation to those darned robots. However, says Courtney Fingar, artificial intelligence will still be reliant on the real thing, and those areas that provide these skills will have the least to fear from our new robo-overlords. 
fdi-USA  robotics  manufacturing-automation  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-420 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
JinkoSolar Set to Build a US Factory, the First Planned in Response to Tariffs - Greentech Media
Taiwanese solar manufacturer United Renewable Energy is also planning to launch a new U.S. module facility in the wake of Trump’s tariff decision.
solar  green-economy  business-globalization  fdi-USA  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Foreign-owned companies employing more U.S. workers - Pew Research Center
Foreign-owned companies employed 6.8 million workers in the United States in 2015, up 22% from 2007, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The increase is notably larger than overall U.S. private employment growth, which was 3.6% over the same span.
economic-indicator-reports-analysis  business-globalization  fdi-USA  Around-the-web  this-week-407  sfp-insider-7-25-2018 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Ala., N.C. present stark differences in bid for $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda factory - Automotive News
Alabama and North Carolina are the last remaining candidates in the running to land a prized $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda plant, presenting stark differences spanning from production costs to talent availability.
toyota  mazda  alabama  site-selection-factors  north-carolina  automotive-industry  fdi-USA  Around-the-web  this-week-405 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Nissan Hints at Building New U.S. Auto Plant Within Five Years - Bloomberg
“At some point, we may need it,” Jose Munoz, the chairman of Nissan North America, said Friday in reference to more U.S. production capacity. The addition would have to be a standalone new factory because the company’s existing plants in Tennessee and Mississippi are “maxed out,” Munoz said during an interview in Detroit.
fdi-USA  industry-reports  nissan  tennessee  mississippi  automotive-industry  site-selection  Around-the-web  this-week-405 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
When It Comes to Trade Whirlpool Tries To Have Its Cake And Eat It Too - Forbes
Samsung is building a washing machine factory in Newberry County, South Carolina. The plant is nearing completion, 250 workers have already been hired, sometime in 2018 the plant will have 500 workers producing washers and possibly other appliances, and eventually nearly 1000 workers will be employed there. LG is just beginning work on a plant in Clarkesville, Tennessee, so soon both major importers will be manufacturing some of their washing machines in the U.S., creating jobs for several thousand Americans.

If Whirlpool's foreign competitors are already in the process of moving some of their manufacturing footprint to the U.S., why is a trade action needed?
business-globalization  appliances-industry  whirlpool  south-carolina  free-trade-agreements  Tennessee  fdi-USA  electronics-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Foreign Direct Investment Strengthens America’s High-Tech Competitiveness - Department of Commerce
This report provides an in-depth look at high-tech clusters in the United States and gives the first-ever analysis of the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) in high-tech industries. The report’s biggest takeaway is that FDI plays a significant role in these industries.
location-USA  fdi-USA  Metros  industry-clusters  high-tech  Around-the-web  this-week-400 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Hankook opens first U.S. manufacturing plant - Rubber and Plastics News
Hankook Tire America Corp. held a grand opening ceremony Oct. 17 for its first U.S. manufacturing facility. The $800 million plant in Clarksville is expected to bring 1,800 jobs to Tennessee, according to a company release.
fdi-USA  rubber-industry  automotive-industry  Tennessee  industry-clusters  hankook  Around-the-web  this-week-400 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
As Toyota and Mazda Scour the U.S. for a Plant, Mississippi Opens Its Arms - Bloomberg
As Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. begin to scour the U.S. for where to put the first auto assembly plant announced under President Donald Trump, one state looks like a frontrunner: Mississippi.

The Magnolia State already is home to a Corolla factory that’s been producing the compact car for almost six years. Toyota and Mazda plan to open a $1.6 billion new facility to produce that model, plus a Mazda crossover, starting in 2021.
Around-the-web  mississippi  automotive-industry  fdi-USA  toyota  mazda  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
When Foreign Companies Are Making, Not Killing, U.S. Jobs - The New York Times
Chattanooga’s reliable utilities and infrastructure have helped fuel foreign investment in the area. More than two dozen companies from 20 countries have set up shop in the region, employing thousands of workers.
chattanooga  Tennessee  business-globalization  fdi-USA  location-USA  Around-the-web  this-week-394-top 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
BEA Releases New Statistics on Foreign Direct Investments Made in the U.S. - Department of Commerce
Expenditures by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses were $373.4 billion in 2016, down $66.2 billion, or 15 percent, from $439.6 billion in 2015.
fdi-USA  location-USA  Around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-392 
july 2017 by areadevelopment

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