February, 2008 Archives
A recent article entitled “America for Sale” caught my attention this morning. Why? Just a few days ago, I was writing an article about Virginia’s new initiative, VITAL (Virginia International Trade Alliance), which essentially creates a network of companies committed to luring foreign investments into the commonwealth and marketing it globally. And this is a goal of numerous states, of course–branding, trading, and investing overseas. A no-brainer, right? Well, I didn’t think of it until I read the “America for Sale” article, but suppose a state is too successful at attracting foreign investors and shareholders. At what point does an American business become an unAmerican business? Does it matter where a corporation’s origin is if its investors use a different language and currency? Do we have national safeguards to prevent an overload of foreign investment? If not, shouldn’t we? Can we recognize the line between selling stocks and selling out?
American cities are in the midst of a battle for today’s best and brightest workforce.
We turned to a real estate industry expert to get the inside scoop for you on how to navigate the lease negotiation process for your next project.
A visit to the North of France proves that the French know more about food than just how to cook—they also lead Europe in food processing and research.
The Ontario government unveiled plans to invest in an Automotive Centre of Excellence in the city of Oshawa as part of the CA $2.5 billion GM Beacon Project.
A new global business focus is quickening the pulse and changing the face of Virginia’s economy.
New Mexico is becoming a model state for “green” business development and practice.
Kentucky has been working hard to entice cutting-edge companies to invest in the state through a variety of incentive programs targeted at fostering innovation.
New grants and jobs bolster Indiana’s diverse technology industry.
The automotive sector continues to be one of the most successful industries in North America. But, global competition, emerging eco-trends, and innovations are changing the playing field.