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The Case for Investing
in Europe is Compelling

CaseForEurope_800The study 'The Case for Investing in Europe 2013' takes a long and extended view of Europe and concludes that the case for investing in Europe remains as compelling today as it has been for the past half century and the future will be no different.

Despite the current bad press about the region, the case for investing in Europe remains as strong as it has ever been. A longer vier shows that the future will be no different.

Even though the ascendency of China and the BRICs is at the forefront of public consciousness, Europe will remain one of the largest and wealthiest economic entities in the world for the foreseeable future. As such, American companies that wish to have a truly global reach cannot afford to ignore what Wurope has to offer: a wealthy consumer base, a skilled labor force, and well-developed technological and innovative clusters. With all of its parts combined, the European economy is larger than the American economy; something that must be considered by American companies wanting a global presence.

The value of Europe lays not only in its economy, but als in its periphery. Europe's neighborhood - which includes Russia in the north, Turkey to the east, the Middle East and North Africa to the south and west - represents one of the most dynamic areas of the global economy. By being present in the European market, U.S. firms enjoy preferential and easy access to this up-and-coming part of the world.

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CaseForEurope_800Despite the Eurozone crisis, Europe offers tremendous opportunities for US businesses and remains the most profitable region in the world for corporate America. This is the conclusion of a report commissioned by the American Chambers of Commerce in Europe and written by Joseph P. Quinlan.

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