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Brand America’s Global Competitiveness Declined in 2008

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

According to the Country Brand Index 2008 Report, Brand America’s competitiveness weakened in 2008. This report is compiled by FutureBrand. “Brand America continues to be a powerful but polarizing country brand. In 2008, the United States dropped one spot to #3 in our Top Country Brand ranking.” Here are some of the findings I find […]

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Innovative Application of Social Media

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Stuart Mease (Virginia) shared a unique social media promotion using Twitter to encourage retweeting an announcement of a special Demo Day and Tech Expo sponsored by The NewVa Corridor Technology Council. http://thetechnologycouncil.com/expopromo This is a very well thought through program that should result in a solid response. Here are three things I like about the […]

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Energy Industry Drives Alaska’s 2008 FDI Investment Gain

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Thank you for the positive comments on the release of annual state level FDI data. I am very grateful for the generosity of fDi Intelligence in making the data set available to the public. Brand America is in trouble, and FDI attraction is a strategy with the potential to accelerate economic recovery. But, in order […]

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Brand America’s share of global FDI inflow investment is declining

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Brand America’s share of global FDI inflow investment has been declining over time. This is an indication that other markets are perceived by capital investors as representing a better potential for return on investment. In an interdependent global economy, this trend will translate into a weakened American economy and a shift in global business competitiveness […]

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