North America

Is Cuba Ready for American Trade and Investment?

  All eyes are on Cuba as an investment opportunity for U.S. Companies. With travel and trade restrictions relaxing this year the question becomes – Is Cuba Ready? For each potential deal, a number of…


Understanding EB-5 U.S. Immigrant Investor Visa

After much speculation and debate, in December the U.S. Congress extended the EB-5 U.S. Investor Visa Program until September 30, 2016. Nonetheless, changes to the program are likely to be debated again over the next…


U.S. Facts & Figures 2016: How Does Your State Compare?

How do taxes in your state compare nationally? This convenient resource compares the 50 states on many different measures of taxing and spending, including individual and corporate income tax rates, business tax climates, excise taxes,…


NAFTA Supply Chains Show Signs of Softening

The value of U.S.-Canada freight totaled $45.0 billion in December 2015, which was down 15.2 percent annually as all modes of transportation carried a lower value of U.S.-Canada freight annually. The Department of Transportation’s Bureau…


Who is Killing American Manufacturing?

In the week before Valentine’s Day, United Technologies expressed its love for its devoted Indiana employees, workers whose labor had kept the corporation profitable, by informing 2,100 of them at two facilities that it was…




Top 20 Facts About (U.S.) Manufacturing

In the most recent data, manufacturers contributed $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy. This figure has risen since the second quarter of 2009, when manufacturers contributed $1.70 trillion. Over that same time frame, value-added output…