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This page will highlight press releases received or found by research across many business regions, professional specialties, and industry sectors related to this niche market. We support business location research for capital investment project plans (new offices, factories, distribution, etc.) The content of the linked pages for specific types of PR may also highlight regions, professional services, events, and media related to this niche. We welcome suggestions from potential contributors of content.

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January 9, 2009 - Alsbridge is hosting a webinar about the Satyam Computer Services scandal in India and offshore outsourcing risks
December 15, 2008 - Toyota has indefinitely suspended fitting out their new auto assembly plant in Blue Springs, Mississippi, although the building will be completed and thus available later. The status of several related Toyota supplier projects is still not clear. The Volkswagen project in Chattanooga, TN and the Kia project in Georgia are still reportedly moving forward at this time for 2011 and 2009.
bullet Press room for the Toyota project in Blue Springs, MS
bullet Volkswagen project in Chattanooga, TN
bullet Kia project in West Point, GA
USA: December 4, 2008 - The quarterly Business Roundtable CEO Survey of roughly 100 of their 160 member firms reflects the CEO expectations for sales, capital investment, and employment levels at their firms over the next six months, as well as US GDP planning assumptions. Our graphs show Business Roundtable CEO Survey trends since 2002 for comparison. Bottom line - they didn't see this recession coming ...
Corporate: LoopNet RecentSales - November 6, 2008 - In addition to commercial real estate (CRE) property listings, LoopNet has become a useful research source for closed transactions in hundreds of markets, with over 1 million transactions on file now - including 50,000 in the last 180 days. Although CRE brokers may already be aware of this resource, corporate executives and their advisors may also find the service to be useful for their own market research about industrial and office properties and buildings for expansion or relocation needs. LoopNet also publishes some useful CRE news reports.
USA: Nevada - October 21, 2008 - The Nevada Secretary of State has launched a new website to consolidate content about why businesses should invest in the state - This is already included in our Search: Nevada tool.

Refer to the "Why Nevada" press release

USA: September 9, 2008 Cityscape USA event in New York City for commercial real estate developers and investors. Event background.
USA: TN - July 15, 2008 - Volkswagen has announced a US automobile production plant in Chattanooga TN. Press release
Canada: May 6, 2008 Statistics Canada has released interesting 2007 statistics about foreign direct investment flows into and out of Canada.
Professionals : Sept 18, 2007 - IBM Plant Location International released new research during a presentation sponsored by fDi magazine at the IEDC conference in Phoenix about 20% growth in new jobs created worldwide by foreign direct investment projects during 2006. Press release IEDC presentation information including IBM-PLI speaker bios and .pdf copy
Global: June 5, 2007 - The JP Morgan Global PMI Report on Manufacturing and Services reported global expansion at a faster rate. J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. produces this global market research with NTC Economics, ISM, and IFPSM.
USA: May 10, 2007 - The White House has announced a new Open Economies Policy Statement which includes the Invest in America initiative at the US Department of Commerce. (see background details, PR, and sources).
USA: May 8, 2007 - ISM (Institute for Supply Management) issued their spring 2007 Semiannual Economic Forecast. It projected strong 2007 growth in capital investment in manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors at a rate of 5.8% and 5.6% respectively. Slide presentation.
USA: March 7, 2007 - The US Department of Commerce issued a press release about the new Invest in America initiative, which will include new efforts by 2300 International Trade Administration (ITA) officials worldwide to support the foreign direct investment attraction efforts by state and local economic development organizations. Previously, the ITA officials focused mainly on US export promotion and trade policies, rather than competition for foreign investment into the United States. (see background details, PR, and sources).

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