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Global Business City of the Year: Scottsdale, Arizona

The City of Scottsdale was recognized as the Global Business City of the Year at the 2019 Global Chamber “Grow Globally Fair.” Now in its 12th year, The Fair was founded to acknowledge and applaud businesses that are leading, exceling, and pushing the boundaries in international business.

The Global Chamber is networked in 195 countries and more than 525 cities, boosting efforts to export, import, and invest globally. The award committee researched several Arizona cities and their pursuits in international markets. Scottsdale’s success focuses on international connections, globally recognized events, and increasingly more global companies relocating to the city.

Tree Street, Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane said,

“Community integration, pro-business climate, and relationship building have been key to our success over the years and we couldn’t do it without the help of those working tirelessly to ensure our state is welcoming and supportive for international investment. The relationships we are building and fostering today are establishing tomorrow’s avenues of international business here in Scottsdale. We are honored to receive this award and will continue to lead the way to make Scottsdale and Arizona a premier place to do business locally, nationally and internationally.”

There are over 390 internationally owned businesses, such as Airobotics and IMNA Solutions, currently operating in Scottsdale. Scottsdale has always been committed to working closely with key business influencers like the Global Chamber, Global Ties Arizona, Canada Arizona Business Council, Arizona Israel Technology Alliance, AZ Tech Council, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Arizona Commerce Authority and others.

Best Countries for Business 2019

Which countries are best for conducting business in 2019?  For the last 13 years, Forbes has been presenting  its annual recommended list on the regions most amiable to capital investment.  For the second consecutive year the UK is was ranked Number 1. According to Mark Zandi, Chief Economist of Moody: “The U.K. has a globalized… Continue Reading

The Best Bank?

This year’s number 1 title of World’s Best Banks ranked by Global Finance was DBS Bank.  It was a well deserved recognition given that it is “the first institution from either Singapore or Asia as a whole to receive the top honor,” using technology to make banking much more efficient in the region. When it… Continue Reading

Asia’s Best Under A Billion List

Each year Forbes creates a Best Under a Billion list for the top 200 Asian companies. The list “highlights 200 Asia-Pacific public companies with less than $1 billion in revenue and consistent top- and bottom-line growth.” There was an average growth of 62 percent this year in annual sales.  That generated a combined $45 billion… Continue Reading

8 Online Safety Tips for Small Businesses: eSafely

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Symantec recently launched a survey of US small businesses which revealed that although most believe they are safe from hackers and malware, their online security policies are extremely weak. As a result, small businesses are especially vulnerable. The survey offers eight tips for improving online safety and ensuring… Continue Reading

Keep Your Eyes on These Guys: Financial Leaders Who Will Make a Difference in 2014

Smart investing is often based on a solid knowledge of past trends and educated guesses about the future. Professional financial advisors, therefore, must keep abreast of the influences on the marketplace, in addition to having a thorough understanding of what has come before. In order to assist professional advisors and investment managers, Rep., an online… Continue Reading

Top Technological Developments of the 21st Century

Online shopping has swept people up across the globe, and was recently voted the biggest technological development of the 21st century in Britain. The majority of the world’s retailers offer online shopping opportunities, and other websites such as 6pm.com and overstock.com were created specifically to help people save money while shopping for their favorite brands… Continue Reading

Top Ten Largest Economies by PPP GDP

Emerging economies and numerous crises have shaken most, if not all of, the world’s economies today. Evaluation of size and growth varies greatly amongst analysts, while GDP is measured with two different approaches- nominal GDP and purchasing power parity or PPP GDP. The latter considers the dollar’s buying capabilities in different countries, thereby providing a… Continue Reading

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Companies That Will Not Live Out the Coming Year

If you are old enough to remember companies like TWA, Pan Am, Woolworth’s and lots more, then you know that even the seemingly most stable, powerful and successful companies can go belly-up despite their prestige and branding. History teaches its students that the future is just a remake of the past, and what we learn… Continue Reading