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The Future of Logistics Real Estate in Europe - BCI Global
Demand for logistics real estate (warehouses, distribution centers) will the next 3 year continue to grow, fueled by moderate economic growth and acceleration of e-commerce sales. This means for tenants less choice between buildings to be leased or land plots to be acquired, as vacancies all over Europe are decreasing and logistics hotspots struggle with supply of new logistics parks.
logistics  infrastructure  industrial-real-estate  market-reports  international-location-reports  europe  Around-the-web  this-week-450 
9 days ago by areadevelopment
PACIFIC: Walmart moves on Amazon - CNNMoney
The Global e-Commerce War: Walmart has just agreed to spend $16 billion for a 77% stake in India's Flipkart e-commerce company, pitting itself against Amazon in the fight for India's 1.3 billion-person economy.
this-week-424  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  walmart  ecommerce  e-commmerce  retail  india  business-globalization  international-location-reports 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
New York retains American City of the Future title in foreign direct investment rankings -
 In a study of the most promising investment locations in the Americas, fDi Magazine – a Financial Times publication – has named New York, fDi’s American City of the Future 2017/18. The biggest movement in this year’s ranking is seen among Canadian locations. Toronto has risen from sixth to fourth place, Montreal enters the top 10 at five and Vancouver has risen from eighth place in the 2015/16 ranking to take sixth place in 2017/18.
international-location-reports  Metros  FDI  ranking  Around-the-web  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Glass Half Full: The 2017 Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index - A.T. Kearney
The United States tops the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index for the fifth year in a row. This streak ties with the longest prior run that the United States had at the top of the Index (ending in 2001), and likely reflects the enduring attractiveness of the US market in terms of sheer size and a relatively open regulatory environment for foreign investment. Investors may also be motivated by protectionist rhetoric, as FDI would give them a local footprint in the world’s largest economy. In addition, investors have a very bullish outlook for the North American economy—with the United States and Canada the two domestic economies about which investors are most optimistic this year compared with last year. It is thus no surprise that Canada rounds out the top five in this year’s Index.
fdi-USA  location-USA  international-location-reports  business-globalization  Around-the-web  STUDIES  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
International Location Report: Mexico Maintaining a Place in Global Manufacturing - Area Development
Despite dealing with a collapse in oil prices and threats of new tariffs to be imposed by the incoming Trump administration, Mexico retains significant economic advantages.
international-location-reports  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  mexico  trump  manufacturing  automotive-industry 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Cities of Opportunity 7: The living city - PwC
London, Singapore, Toronto and Paris top the 2016 benchmark (our 7th edition) of the broad urban qualities that make 30 global business, finance and culture capitals successful. Beneath the headline results of who finishes first, however, findings show the heart of the city revolves around balanced social and economic strengths.
Metros  quality-of-life  international-location-reports  rankings  this-week-366  this-week-365  Around-the-web 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Mexico Positioned to Attract Increased Foreign Investment, Anchored by Manufacturing - Area Development
A solid economic performance and a pro-business climate — enhanced by political reforms and improved government stability — are helping to attract FDI to Mexico.
mexico  economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  Matt  FDI  jobs  international-location-reports  manufacturing 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
What Canada needs for a prosperous innovation economy - The Globe and Mail
So far, so good. Pundits have lined up to explain how we need to strengthen intellectual property rights, enlarge the pool of risk financing, expand accelerators and incubators and push for better collaboration with industry and between universities.

Here’s the problem: These approaches completely miss the key difference between a national innovation policy and economic growth policy. This is a problem because Canada urgently needs proper innovation policy in order to maintain its prosperity.
university-economic-development  innovation  government-policy  economic-analysis  public-private-partnerships  Around-the-web  this-week-342  canada  international-location-reports 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
International Location Report: Mexico’s Economy Is Setting Production Records - Area Development
Mexico has long been one of the strongest trading partners with the U.S. and a preferred “nearshore” location for U.S. manufacturing operations. Manufacturing is at the core of the Mexican economy and represents a wide range of industries.
area-development-features  Matt  international-location-reports  manufacturing  nearshoring  automotive-industry  china  workforce 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Contributors and Detractors: Ranking Countries’ Impact on Global Innovation - ITIF
Robust innovation is essential for economic growth and social progress around the world. Until now, most studies of innovation policy looked at how nations’ policies affect innovation in their own country. This report assesses 56 countries—which comprise almost 90 percent of the global economy—on 27 factors reflecting the extent to which their economic and trade policies contribute to and detract from innovation globally.
innovation  international-location-reports  ranking  Around-the-web  this-week-338 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Doing Business 2016 - Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency - World Bank Group
Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 13th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 189 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time.
rankings  international-location-reports  cost-of-doing-business  business-climate  Around-the-web  this-week-328 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Footprint 2020: Expansion vs. Optimization - MAPI
Over the last 20 years, the growing global economy has allowed manufacturers to enter new markets to serve an increasingly global customer base while also shortening supply chains and reducing cost structures. As the business environment changes, a country that once promised low-cost manufacturing might now boast high-tech R&D centers.
STUDIES  industry-organizations  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-328  business-globalization  international-location-reports 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
If You Build It, Will They Come? - GE Ideas Lab
Four years ago, Chile launched an innovation experiment: If they convinced entrepreneurs to set up shop in Chile, would a successful innovation ecosystem follow? They’re not alone. As investors look beyond Silicon Valley, governments around the world are asking themselves the same question.
international-location-reports  chile  innovation-hubs  startup  this-week-300  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
On the rise: the fastest growing investment destinations of 2014 -
Of the five fastest growing destinations of 2014, four are located in Asia. Michal Kaczmarski investigates which countries are on form and why.
international-location-reports  fdi  FDI-Asia  vietnam  egypt  malaysia  foreign-direct-investment  this-week-294  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
International Location Report: Mexican Economy on the Upswing - Area Development
One of the biggest recipients of FDI, Mexico has attracted a range of industrial investments in recent years, with its exports rebounding strongly.
international-location-reports  mexico  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  fdi  matt 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
The U.S. as One of the Developed World's Lowest-Cost Manufacturers: Beyond the American Export Surge - bcg.perspectives
The growing supply of domestic, low-cost natural gas is playing a critical, contributing role in the nascent U.S. manufacturing renaissance and is translating into economic benefits for U.S. companies in industries beyond energy and related sectors.
energy  natural-gas  international-location-reports  natural-resources  business-globalization  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-280  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
2014 International Tax Competitiveness Index - Tax Foundation
The Tax Foundation’s International Tax Competitiveness Index (ITCI) measures the degree to which the 34 OECD countries’ tax systems promote competitiveness through low tax burdens on business investment and neutrality through a well-structured tax code. The ITCI considers more than forty variables across five categories: Corporate Taxes, Consumption Taxes, Property Taxes, Individual Taxes, and International Tax Rules. The ITCI attempts to display not only which countries provide the best tax environment for investment but also the best tax environment to start and grow a business. The ITCI finds that the United States has the 32nd most competitive tax system out of the 34 OECD member countries.
studies  international-location-reports  taxes-incentives  corporate-tax  government-policy  this-week-277  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
The Shifting Economics of Global Manufacturing - bcg.perspectives
The manufacturing cost competitiveness of the U.S. and Mexico improved substantially over the past decade compared with all the other economies in our index. For these two rising global stars, productivity-adjusted wages and currency rates have remained stable or improved relative to the other countries. Both nations also have very competitive energy costs.
studies  international-location-reports  mexico  u.s.-manufacturing  manufacturing  nearshoring  backshoring  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Three Workplace Tips for Corporations Expanding into Latin America - JLL
JLL advises multinational corporations on real estate and workplace strategies when expanding into Latin America
nearshoring  international-location-reports  latin-america  mexico  NAFTA  this-week-272  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
The World’s Most Innovative Countries 2014 - INSEAD Knowledge
This year, we pay special attention to the human factor in innovation, which looks at education, the availability and incentivising of talent and mobility across borders and between cities. The champions in this regard remain Switzerland and Singapore in terms of attracting talent and offering hubs where critical mass can be gathered and shared. The US remains a reference in this regard thanks to its university system which attracts talent from all over the world.
innovation  ranking  international-location-reports  this-week-271  around-the-web  workforce-development  education 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Business Environment Index 2014 - Economist Intelligence Unit
Singapore looks set to remain the world’s most investor-friendly location in 2014-18, retaining its number-one spot from the 2009-13 period. Switzerland and Hong Kong also defend their second and third place position. The remainder of the top ten is dominated by North America, Scandinavia and other developed Asian economies.
business-globalization  rankings  business-climate  international-location-reports  this-week-266  around-the-web  fdi 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Why We Still Can’t Afford to Fix America’s Broken Infrastructure - FiveThirtyEight
Investment in U.S. infrastructure continues to lag, even as jobs growth, GDP growth and home sales all have rebounded since the end of the recession. Economists have long argued that better infrastructure — roads and highways, bridges and ports, tunnels and dams — results in greater jobs growth and business investment.3 So as government finances improve, why aren’t we seeing infrastructure spending return?
logistics  infrastructure  government-policy  competitiveness  international-location-reports  this-week-265  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Worldwide cost of living 2014 – The Economist Intelligence Unit
The Worldwide Cost of Living is a twice yearly Economist Intelligence Unit survey that compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services. These include food, drink, clothing, household supplies and personal care items, home rents, transport, utility bills, private schools, domestic help and recreational costs.
rankings  metros  cost-of-doing-business  cost-of-living  site-selection-factors  international-location-reports  this-week-264  around-the-web  studies 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
How Global Manufacturing Cost Competitiveness Has Shifted Over the Past Decade - bcg.perspectives
The new BCG Global Manufacturing Cost-Competitiveness Index tracks changes in direct manufacturing costs among the world’s leading goods-exporting nations from 2004 to 2014.
cost-of-doing-business  business-globalization  studies  manufacturing  this-week-260  around-the-web  international-location-reports 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Global corporate tax and withholding tax rates - Deloitte
Global tax rates 2014 provides corporate income tax, historic corporate income tax and domestic withholding tax rates for more than 150 countries.
international-location-reports  corporate-tax  this-week-260  around-the-web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Europe Slips in Rankings for Ease of Doing Business - MAPI
Among 29 European countries, only Germany and Poland experienced hikes in competitiveness during the recession
ranking  international-location-reports  europe  germany  poland  government-policy 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Global Location Trends 2013 Annual Report - IBM Institute for Business Value
The global landscape for foreign direct investment is changing considerably, as companies are adapting their global footprints to rapidly changing operating conditions and new opportunities around the world. As a result, we are witnessing a marked reconfiguration of where foreign direct investment is going. While the United States is seeing greater near-shoring, China is experiencing a transformation of its role in the global economy, and other emerging economies are positioning themselves as new key investment destinations. In this context, companies need to embrace strategic footprint planning and structure their global operations into agile and integrated enterprises that are able to adapt to changing conditions and opportunities across the world.
studies  ranking  international-location-reports  this-week-243  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Doing Business 2014 - Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises - World Bank Group
Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 189 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. This year’s report data cover regulations measured from June 2012 through May 2013. The report is the 11th edition of the Doing Business series.
government-policy  around-the-web  this-week-237  SME's  international-location-reports  business-globalization  business-climate 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
World Happiness Report 2013 - UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Report calls on policy makers to make happiness a key measure and target of development. Report ranks the happiest countries, with Northern Europe in the lead.
around-the-web  quality-of-life  international-location-reports  this-week-229  studies  ranking 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
GAO: U.S. competitors focus more on commercializing innovation - FierceGovernment
In countries that compete with the United States economically, government programs that support manufacturing place a stronger emphasis on commercialization than U.S. programs do, the Government Accountability Office says.
tech-transfer  government-policy  around-the-web  research&development  international-location-reports  this-week-229  studies  business-globalization 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Archea Architects’ Headquarters for Antinori Winemakers -
Manufacturing and construction account for nearly one-quarter of the Tuscan economy. Those ugly industrial parks provide jobs. So what should smart growth look like in this region? The new headquarters that Archea, a Florence firm, has designed here for, Cantina Antinori, prestigious Italian winemaker is one answer.
florence  around-the-web  this-week-228  international-location-reports  facility-planning  architecture  corporate-headquarters  italy 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Interactive Map: Ranking Global Cities - The Martin Prosperity Institute
As the leading think-tank investigating the role of place in economic prosperity, the Martin Prosperity Institute has developed a methodology to rank international cities based on the 3 Ts of economic development: Technology, Talent, Tolerance — and a fourth measurement, Quality of Place.
rankings  around-the-web  maps  metros  international-location-reports  this-week-226 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Citing Dignity, Greek Workers Take Over Factory - npr
The factory in northern Greece once produced glue for ceramic tiles. But when the country's economy collapsed and workers lost their jobs, they took it over to make environmentally friendly laundry products. Workers do everything from accounting to driving. Their effort is a hit with left-wing groups, but it's not showing up in workers' paychecks.
around-the-web  greece  international-location-reports  this-week-224  business-globalization 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
We’re Number 9! U.S. Slips in Internet Connection Ranking - Xconomy
Here’s something to add to your decline-of-the-empire files: the U.S. is falling further behind in world rankings of average Internet connection speeds.
around-the-web  international-location-reports  broadband  ICT  studies  ranking  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Hauling New Treasure Along the Silk Road -
With freight trains as their caravans, manufacturers like Hewlett-Packard are reviving an ancient way to ship products made in China to markets in Western Europe.
around-the-web  international-location-reports  global-supply-chain  freight-logistics  logistics  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
A Defining Combination in Mexico - Barberbiz
Last year, Mexico attracted $3.7 billion in announced investments by automakers alone, matching the U.S. total, according to the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan. But Mexico’s gain does not mean a U.S. loss. Automotive jobs will grow on both sides of the border, making the broader North American economy more competitive against Asia and Europe.
automotive-industry  around-the-web  mexico  international-location-reports  this-week-222 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Global Innovation Report 2013: The Global Innovation Index
This year’s Global Innovation Index report is especially timely because it explores a proven solution to the conundrum at the front end of innovation: the innovation hub. As innovation hubs such as Silicon Valley in the United States and the Daedeok Innopolis in the Republic of Korea have demonstrated, idea generation and conversion flourish in these robust ecosystems.
innovation-hubs  around-the-web  international-location-reports  ranking  this-week-222 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
US and China Most Promising Tech Innovators in Next Four Years - KPMG
Technology executives worldwide believe that the United States and China are the top two countries with the greatest potential to drive technology breakthroughs that will have a global impact in the next four years, according to the Global Technology Innovation survey from KPMG International.
executive-surveys  around-the-web  research&development  international-location-reports  surveys  high-tech  this-week-222  innovation 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Hessen on Track: Investments & More - Hessen Trade & Invest
"The Hessen Way of Life" video was publicly released on 4/18/2013 by the Hessen Minister of Economics, Transport, Urban and Regional Development, Mr. Florian Rentsch.
gm  hessen  automotive-industry  general-motors  international-location-reports  germany  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Taichung City, Taiwan Named 2013 Intelligent Community of the Year - Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
Taichung was selected through a year-long evaluation that included quantitative analysis of extensive data on the community, site inspections by ICF’s co-founders, and the votes of an expert international jury. An unemployment rate of 4.4% and annual economic output of US$30 billion are part of the story of this city’s success.
intelligent-communities  innovation-hubs  around-the-web  metros  international-location-reports  ICT  this-week-218 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Quebec’s manufacturing sector - Deloitte Canada
Deloitte presents a series of manufacturing roadshows and ways to benefit from the reindustrialization of North America
manufacturing  quebec  canada  around-the-web  international-location-reports  this-week-218  location-canada  business-globalization 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Groundbreaking set for CSX Quebec site - Railway Age
The 89-acre intermodal rail terminal will connect the Montreal region with CSXX Transportation's (CSXT) 21,000-mile rail network in the U.S.
quebec  canada  around-the-web  international-location-reports  this-week-217  freight-logistics  infrastructure 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
The Most Favored Nations for High-Tech Companies - Businessweek
For tech startups looking to go public, there's no better place than the U.S., as Tableau Software reminded us last week. The provider of digital charting tools raised $254 million, the largest initial public offering for a U.S. tech company this year. But beyond the U.S., what other countries are hospitable to high-tech public offerings?
around-the-web  international-location-reports  this-week-216  high-tech 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Greener buildings are a business priority, not an option - Jones Lang LaSalle Green Blog
The expansion of multi-national businesses, demand for commodities and foreign direct investment are driving economic growth in Latin America. As a result, real estate investment opportunities are growing throughout many of the largest markets and cities in Latin American countries, and sustainability initiatives are playing a role in improving economic stability.
around-the-web  international-location-reports  this-week-212  sustainable-development 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Devote regional development money to research and innovation - Science | Business
If Europe’s regional policy is to contribute to smart and sustainable growth, regional funds must be allocated to research, innovation, ICT and the low carbon economy, says Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Regional Policy
government-policy  europe  fdi-europe  around-the-web  international-location-reports  opinion  economic-development  business-globalization  this-week-212  sustainable-development 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
America is #1 in overall biotech innovation, but policy and stability is the big weak spot - MedCity News
America is tops in intellectual property protection, but Finland is catching up fast in every other category used to calculate Scientific Americans Worldview Report and Bio-Innovation Scorecard.
around-the-web  biotech  international-location-reports  business-globalization  ranking  this-week-212 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Where Does the U.S. Rank in Global Business Friendliness? - News
Research indicates that American companies and entrepreneurs still benefit from one of the most favorable business climates in the world, but government regulation and oversight may be eroding the country’s advantages.
this-week-208  around-the-web  international-location-reports  studies  business-globalization  ranking  business-climate 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Ontario invests $50 million in new venture capital fund - IT Business
More governments in Canada seem to be dipping their toes into the venture capital business. The most recent to test the waters is the Province of Ontario, which said Tuesday that it’s investing up to $50 million in a venture capital fund.
capital-access  economic-development-news  this-week-208  canada  around-the-web  venturecapital  international-location-reports  ontario  location-canada 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
50 Most Innovative Countries: Innovation Index Revealed - Bloomberg
Bloomberg Rankings recently examined more than 200 countries and sovereign regions to determine their innovation quotient. The final universe was narrowed down to 96. What follows is the top 50.
around-the-web  international-location-reports  this-week-201  studies  ranking  innovation 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Roland DG Corporation of Japan Opens Manufacturing Center, Export Hub, In Thailand - Area Development Online
Roland DG Corporation of Japan, a manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers for sign and display markets, opened its first manufacturing plant outside its home country in Samut Sakhon, Thailand, a coastal city south of Bankok. The facility located at Sinsakhon Printing City and Industrial Estate will serve as the worldwide export hub for the group.
manufacturing  international-location-reports  thailand  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2013 - Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
The following communities, drawn from the Smart21 of 2013, were named to the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2013 based on analysis of their nominations by a team of independent academic experts: Columbus, Ohio, USA; Oulu, Finland; Stratford, Ontario, Canada; Taichung City, Taiwan; Tallinn, Estonia; Taoyuan County, Taiwan; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
around-the-web  ict  metros  international-location-reports  this-week-199  studies  ranking  innovation 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Global Innovation Barometer 2013 - GE Ideas Lab
The GE Global Innovation Barometer, now in its third year, explores how business leaders around the world view innovation and how those perceptions are influencing business strategies in an increasingly complex and globalized environment. The Barometer is an international opinion survey of senior business executives  actively engaged in the management of their firm’s innovation strategy. It is the largest global survey of business executives dedicated to innovation.
around-the-web  international-location-reports  this-week-199  ranking  innovation 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Russia’s $4 billion Entrepreneur City - Tech Europe - WSJ
The use of public sector money to support private sector enterprise is a controversial topic, but few, if any, other countries have committed to spend on the scale and with such ambition as the Russian Federation
around-the-web  This-Week-197  Russia  international-location-reports  incubators  industry-clusters  high-tech  researchparks 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Global MetroMonitor 2012: Slowdown, Recovery, and Interdependence - Brookings Institution
While the global economic recovery slowed in 2012, the world’s largest metropolitan economies continued to have very different growth experiences. Disparities loom both across major world regions and within them, reflecting differences in metro industrial structure, national growth rates, and metro starting points.
around-the-web  This-Week-193  economic-recovery  economic-indicator-reports  international-location-reports  studies  metros 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Paying Taxes 2013: The global picture - How does your tax system compare with other economies? - PwC
This is a unique study from PwC, World Bank and IFC. Now in its eighth year, the study provides data on tax systems in 185 economies around the world, with an ability to monitor tax reform.
corporate-tax-reform  fdi  government-policy  taxes-incentives  international-location-reports  corporate-tax 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
How Mexico could become America’s automaton workshop - VentureBeat
Rather than focusing on yesterday’s markets and technologies, Mexico’s firms could be focusing on tomorrow’s advances and become America’s automaton workshop.
around-the-web  This-Week-192  3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  mexico  international-location-reports 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
80% of Mexico's states and metropolitan areas are at a developing and growing stage - PwC
-According to the publication "Mexico's States of Opportunity 2012" prepared by PwC Mexico, in collaboration with the National Autonomous University, 80% of Mexico's states and metropolitan areas are in the middle stage of development and growth. In this stage, the states are implementing the basic elements for change related to economic, infrastructure, social, technological and urban development aspects, among others.
around-the-web  This-Week-191  mexico  international-location-reports 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Corporate Tax Competitiveness Rankings for 2012 - Cato Institute
This bulletin presents new estimates of marginal
effective tax rates (METRs) on corporate investment for
90 countries. These tax rates take into account statutory
rates plus tax-base items that affect taxes paid on new
investment, such as deductions for capital depreciation,
inventory costs, and interest expenses.
corporate-tax  international-location-reports  ranking  taxes-incentives  This-Week-185  around-the-web 
october 2012 by areadevelopment
Singapore's Rising Tech Industry Draws Expat Innovators And Investors - NPR All Tech Considered
For the past six years in a row, the World Bank has rated the Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore as the easiest place in the world to do business. Drawn in part by this reputation, money and talent are pouring into the island nation's growing technology sector.
around-the-web  This-Week-183  singapore  high-tech  innovation-hubs  business-globalization  logistics  international-location-reports 
september 2012 by areadevelopment
European business to increase Research and Development; spending despite crisis - Science|Business
Top EU businesses expect their investments in research and development to grow by an average of 4 percent annually over the period 2012 to 2014
research-development  around-the-web  This-Week-183  europe  international-location-reports  business-globalization 
september 2012 by areadevelopment
Canada to create visa to attract start-up entrepreneurs - Reuters
Venture capital funds would identify people for start-ups - Canada wants to lure high-tech and other entrepreneurs - Sweeping changes being made to immigration system
around-the-web  This-Week-182  international-location-reports  economic-development-news  location-canada  startup-visa  immigration  canada 
september 2012 by areadevelopment
United States Ranks 7th in Global Competitiveness Report - World Economic Forum
This year’s report findings show that Switzerland tops the overall rankings in The Global Competitiveness Report for the fourth consecutive year. Singapore remains in second position with Finland, in third position, overtaking Sweden 4th). These and other Northern and Western European countries dominate the top 10 with the Netherlands, Germany and United Kingdom respectively ranked 5th, 6th and 8th. The United States (7th), Hong Kong (9th) and Japan (10th) complete the top 10.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-181  competitiveness  ranking  studies  international-location-reports  business-globalization 
september 2012 by areadevelopment
The Silicon Valleys Of The World: Asia Edition - Fast Company
Silicon Valley doesn't own the monopoly on being a tech development and startup hot spot: Meet the equivalent, exciting places on the other side of the Pacific Ocean.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  international-location-reports  industry-clusters  high-tech  silicon-valley 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Think Hiring Is Tough In The Valley? Now Europe Joins The Talent Wars - TechCrunch
In the last few weeks and months I’ve been hearing plenty of tales of woe from European entrepreneurs having real problems finding the people they need. It looks suspiciously like the hiring wars have hit Europe, as they have the Valley.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-176  international-location-reports  high-tech  skilled-labor 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
Global Trade Logistics Performance Slows Down Amid Recession and Major Events - The World Bank
Singapore is the top performer among the 155 economies included in the Logistics Performance Indicators (LPI), which are part of the Connecting to Compete 2012: Trade Logistics in the Global Economy report.The U.S. performance showed improvement, according to the study, which is based on a comprehensive world survey of international freight forwarders and express carriers.
international-location-reports  studies  infrastructure  supply-chain  logistics  rank 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
A Tale of Two Technology Cities - Sustainable Cities Collective
Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv, and Jack Bennett, deputy manager of Skolkovo City, represent different strategies aimed at emulating the success of Silicon Valley in becoming a global innovation center
twitterfeed  around-the-web  industry-clusters  high-tech  international-location-reports  This-week-167 
may 2012 by areadevelopment
Berlin’s Startup Innovators Create A Factory To Call Their Own - TechCrunch
A Berlin based Angel and Seed Investor has partnered with a large property company and together with private investors, have have acquired and begun to develop an 8,500 square-meter office building. The space will become a new tech hub comprising a startup incubator and accelerator programs with office space for Berlin’s ‘most successful’ – as they call it – startups.
international-location-reports  berlin  business-incubators  startup  facility-planning  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-week-166 
april 2012 by areadevelopment
The Innovativeness of Nations - strategy+business
INSEAD professor Soumitra Dutta’s Global Innovation Index helps show which nations are on the rise and which are not.
ranking  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-week-165  fdi  business-globalization  international-location-reports  innovation 
april 2012 by areadevelopment
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