The Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor Coalition is, above all, a network of people who share the same interest in the robust, sustainable growth of jobs and investment throughout the 9-state Ports-to-Plains corridor. Thanks to that network, and its geographic alignment between the Texas and western Canada's oil patch, the Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor is increasingly recognized as an important economic development resource for business leaders throughout North America's energy and agricultural heartland
Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor is not just a road. It is a 9-state economic development region whose communities share common opportunities and challenges in the new century. Ports-to-Plains coalition helps them to market themselves as part of major economic region driven not only by legacy industries like natural resource extraction, cattle-raising and farming, but by the new technologies in which the Ports-to-Plains region is destined to play critical, leadership roles for the entire world, such as biotechnology; biofuels; wind power; clean energy technology.
COUNTRY PROFILES AT "DOING BUSINESS IN" SITE
49 Country Profiles (also in Spanish and other languages)
If you're looking for in-depth country research, there are a series of very useful reports at HLB International's "Doing Business In" site. These multi-page files are full of information about each country, with sections about taxes, intellectual property, labor, foreign investment, culture, history, geography, holidays, political institutions, language, and currency. There are reports here on dozens of countries, from Argentina to Vietnam, and in various languages. These reports will give you a good overview of a country, and they're a good addition to your research arsenal. click to view
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WORKGROUP MEETING
An Economic Development Workgroup meeting will be held in conjunction with the Heartland Expressway Conference in Gering, NE on November 13, 2008. This initial meeting will be held from 9:30 am to 11:30 am with two primary focuses: How can Ports-to-Plains, and specifically portstoplains.com, be used to benefit your community/area and what efforts associated with economic development would be key topics for the 9-state Ports-to-Plains Caucus next year. click to viewPlease click here to learn more about the business leaders who offer leadership to member communities throughout the 9-state corridor region.
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