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Quonset Business Park’s quest for success

Quonset Business Park is home to a wealth of companies, contributes more than 5% of Rhode Island's GDP and is forecast to employ more than 16,000 people by 2030. Natasha Turak looks at how state support has been vital to this success.

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Remaking the manufacturing scene in Rhode Island

Performance-based incentives have been a crucial part of Rhode Island's drive to boost commerce, coupled with financial help for students to ensure a skilled and steady pipeline of talent for the companies drawn to the state. Natasha Turak reports.

Inside fDi: A 2016 survival guide, FDI-style

The latest fDi Report, examining crossborder statistics and trends from 2016, tells a largely positive story for global greenfield investment. However, as Courtney Fingar explains, the more tumultuous events of the year may take some time to show their full impact.

Dallas-Fort Worth mayors strengthen Canadian ties

With the renegotiation of Nafta looming large, the mayors of Dallas-Fort Worth are renewing and enhancing Canadian relationships with a trade visit to Toronto and Quebec. Erika Morphy reports.

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Raleigh mayor's model for managing economic success

Thanks to its spirit of entrepreneurship, Raleigh, North Carolina, has seen an influx of business and workers. Nancy McFarlane, mayor of the state capital, explains how this economic success has to be matched by infrastructure investment. 

US work visas getting harder to secure

The US administration’s newly introduced vetting system is likely to stall many visa applications as the more complicated guidelines will take longer to process. Erika Morphy reports.

US leaving Paris accord “will harm job growth”

Major US companies such as Microsoft and Google have aired their dismay at the Trump administration’s opt-out of the Paris Climate Agreement, reports Natasha Turak.

Reshoring Initiative: return of US jobs predates Trump

The return of manufacturing jobs to the US is part of a trend that began in 2016, says the Reshoring Initiative. Karen E Thuermer reports.

Canada breathes sigh of relief as ​Trump backs off Nafta

The US administration’s more conciliatory attitude towards Nafta is not just a relief for Mexico. Northern neighbour Canada has deep economic ties, which could lead to trauma if cut. Erika Morphy reports.

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Is Toyota's Kentucky investment a victory for Trump?

Toyota’s $1.3bn investment in Kentucky is being hailed as a triumph by both the Japanese auto giant and US president Donald Trump. The move has improved relations between the two – whether or not it has been years in the pipeline.

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