Canada Expands its Global Commerce Network

By David Hodes

Improving economic conditions in the United States — especially in manufacturing and more specifically in auto manufacturing — resonate throughout Canada.
But according to Marie-Christine Bernard, associate director of provincial economic trends at the Conference Board of Canada, the country is seeing just modest growth in the trade…

03 Sep 10:06 AM 0 Read More...

Report Shows Continued Dutch-American Economic Ties

Port of Rotterdam. Image courtesy of the Bureau Voorlichting Binnenvaart
By the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency

More than 680,000 American jobs resulted from economic ties between the United States and the Netherlands in 2011, the latest year for which figures are available, according to a recent report by the…

03 Sep 9:46 AM 0 Read More...

Virginia Operates at the Speed of Business

By Rachel Duran

The commonwealth of Virginia has its origins as a for-profit company, the Virginia Co., which consisted of two companies charged with establishing settlements in North America. One of those companies, the London Co., established the Jamestown settlement in 1607.
 “The private sector profitability combined with talent…

31 Jul 2:38 PM 0 Read More...

Texas is Ahead of the Game

By David Hodes

Texas foundered only briefly during the economic downturn of 2008, relying on its legacy industry of oil and gas exploration to float its economy in those turbulent times.
Housing slowed, commercial real estate took a hit and unemployment rose slightly. But this state, like many in the…

31 Jul 2:21 PM 0 Read More...

South Carolina Manages a Manufacturing Renaissance

By David Hodes

South Carolina is one Southeast state that has clearly stepped up in diversifying its economy as it develops into a top-notch all-parts auto manufacturer from its transitioned textile manufacturing base of past years.
The continuing diversification of manufacturing has helped create a large automotive manufacturing…

31 Jul 2:08 PM 0 Read More...