A place where industrial innovation reinvents the economy


More than a place, it’s a state of mind where ideas take control, where a collective approach is paramount; a place that creates the industrial intelligence of tomorrow.

If we were to choose 3 reasons for you to invest in Nantes-Saint-Nazaire we would pick:

1. A dynamic economy and a diversity of activities

Global industry leaders

Advanced manufacturing technologies

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A View from the International Economic Development Council


Foreign direct investment is a huge subject when viewed in the aggregate. Even when considering just portions of it – U.S. FDI, for example – it remains the large and lofty topic of international trade analysts, global statisticians, trade agreement negotiators and others involved in trillions of dollars and the economies of entire countries. That’s why governments deal with cross-border investment issues of this magnitude.

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Maumelle, Arkansas Central Location-Global Reach


Maumelle, Arkansas is located in Central Arkansas and is part of the Little Rock MSA with all the advantages of the region plus the added bonus of being a smaller community with that “hometown” feeling. Maumelle is only minutes away from the state’s capital city, the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, and the Little Rock Port Authority/Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #14). Midway between Mexico City and Montreal, Maumelle is centrally connected to both national and international markets by Interstates 30, 40, and 430.

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Go West


As more European companies consider expansion plans in the United States, many are concerned about how to get started, where to locate, and what business risks there may be. Our NEE staff recently spoke with Greg Myers, a member of the JobsOhio-West team about what one U.S. state is doing to help answer those questions. JobsOhio is the new private sector approach to economic development in the State of Ohio.


“In Ohio we help companies understand the U.S. business environment and provide them with important data. This allows them to make informed business decisions,” Myers explained. Ohio has been very proactive and successful in bringing foreign direct investment projects to the state.

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Indiana’s Technology Corridor Ready for Growth


When economic development, education, research and community leaders team up, business opportunities bloom. That’s what’s happening in Indiana’s Technology Corridor, a nine-county, west-central Indiana area. The area is already home to global advanced manufacturing industries, breakthrough high-tech and life-science businesses, world-renowned Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College and the new $213 million Hoosier Heartland Highway.

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Greater Lima, Ohio . . .”Real American Strength”


Lima, Ohio’s heritage has been a center for manufacturing with a dynamic workforce, excellent quality of life, transportation access and a pro-business climate. Home to strong global companies, distinctive attractions, unique local eateries, cultural activities and so much more make for great site location. Situated in Northwest Ohio at the crossroads of Interstate 75 and U.S. 30.

Perhaps the most visible sign of growth within the Lima/Allen County region is the ever-evolving presence of medical services. It seems that every time you turn around, there is another state-of-the-art facility being built or an existing medical center is expanding.

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Delaware Steps Up


Delaware is the best place for companies from around the world to make an American home. More than one million business entities, including more than 50 percent of all US publicly-traded companies and 65 percent of Fortune 500® are incorporated in Delaware. Companies select Delaware because we provide a comprehensive business environment, modern and flexible corporate laws, a highly respected judiciary; responsive, accessible and transparent government officials and superior customer service-oriented staff in the Delaware Division of Corporations. CNBC’s Top States for Business survey consistently ranks Delaware as the most business-friendly state in America.

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The Crossroads of Growth


The Central Maine Growth Council (CMGC) is establishing Central Maine as a logistical hub between Boston, New York, Quebec, Maritimes Canada and Europe. CMGC, a member of the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ), is working closely with the U.S. Foreign Trade Zones Board to help businesses become aware of Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) benefits. The recent FTZ designation provides economic incentives to those companies that are both located within the Zone and engaged in international business. Companies can save millions of dollars and utilise those savings for research and

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