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Akerman/Mackrell International Latin American Business Initiative <ul><li>Update on Nexsen Pruet and Carolinas </li></ul><...
The Carolinas in the Global Economy <ul><li>Combined GDP of $589B in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Would rank as world’s 19 th  l...
Major Exporters <ul><li>Almost 4,000 SC companies exported $25B of goods in 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main markets: Germa...
Trade Drivers <ul><li>Port of Charleston </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Major player in international trade since colonial days </l...
Trade Drivers <ul><li>Major banks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BOA 2 nd  largest in U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wells Fargo (...
Sizeable Share of Workers Employed by Foreign Subsidiaries <ul><li>SC 4 th  of 50 states in 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6.9...
Some Publications Recognizing Carolinas for Economic Development <ul><li>Area Development </li></ul><ul><li>Business Facil...
Forbes  Global 2000 for 2011 <ul><ul><li>Lowe’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duke Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BB&T </l...
 
Other World-Class Assets <ul><li>Research universities </li></ul><ul><li>IMBA program </li></ul><ul><li>Technical college ...
Other World-Class Assets <ul><li>Transportation network </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign trade zones </li></ul><ul><li>Cargo hubs...
Nexsen Pruet <ul><li>180 attorneys in 8 offices </li></ul><ul><li>Represent companies from approx. 25 countries doing busi...
Selected Practice Areas <ul><ul><li>Antitrust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bankruptcy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business li...
Some Recent Recognitions <ul><li>Only firm recognized for a top economic development practice in both NC and SC by  Southe...
Some of Recent Recognitions <ul><li>Most first-tier rankings in SC in  U.S. News – Best Lawyers®  “Best Law Firms” </li></...
 
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  1. 1. Akerman/Mackrell International Latin American Business Initiative <ul><li>Update on Nexsen Pruet and Carolinas </li></ul><ul><li>February 28, 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>David Dubberly </li></ul>
  2. 2. The Carolinas in the Global Economy <ul><li>Combined GDP of $589B in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Would rank as world’s 19 th largest economy </li></ul><ul><li>Behind Indonesia and ahead of Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis; CIA World Factbook </li></ul>
  3. 3. Major Exporters <ul><li>Almost 4,000 SC companies exported $25B of goods in 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main markets: Germany, Canada, China, Mexico, UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main exports: transportation equipment, machinery, chemicals, plastics and rubber products, computers and electronic products </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over 8,000 NC companies exported $27B of goods in 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Main markets: Canada, China, Mexico, Japan, Germany </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main exports: chemicals, machinery, transportation equipment, computers and electronic products, textiles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration </li></ul>
  4. 4. Trade Drivers <ul><li>Port of Charleston </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Major player in international trade since colonial days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 th largest container port in U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customers in 24 states </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directly serves more than 150 countries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: Port of Charleston </li></ul>
  5. 5. Trade Drivers <ul><li>Major banks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BOA 2 nd largest in U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wells Fargo (East Coast) 4 th largest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BB&T 18 th largest </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Charlotte Airport </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7 th largest in U.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>35 international nonstops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20% of cargo is international </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sources: Federal Reserve System, National Information Center; Charlotte-Douglas International Airport </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Sizeable Share of Workers Employed by Foreign Subsidiaries <ul><li>SC 4 th of 50 states in 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6.9% of state workforce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main investors: Germany, France, Japan, and UK </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NC 6 th of 50 states in 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5.8% of state workforce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main investors: Germany, UK, Switzerland, and Japan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis </li></ul>
  7. 7. Some Publications Recognizing Carolinas for Economic Development <ul><li>Area Development </li></ul><ul><li>Business Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Executive </li></ul><ul><li>Forbes Best States for Business and Careers </li></ul><ul><li>IBM Global Location Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Pollina Corporate Real Estate </li></ul><ul><li>Site Selection </li></ul><ul><li>Southern Business & Development </li></ul><ul><li>Trade & Industry Development </li></ul><ul><li>Development Counsellors International </li></ul><ul><li>CNBC America’s Top States for Business </li></ul>
  8. 8. Forbes Global 2000 for 2011 <ul><ul><li>Lowe’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Duke Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BB&T </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bank of America </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Progress Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reynolds American </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nucor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goodrich </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lorillard </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labcorp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family Dollar Stores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SCANA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Citizens </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Other World-Class Assets <ul><li>Research universities </li></ul><ul><li>IMBA program </li></ul><ul><li>Technical college systems </li></ul><ul><li>4 of top 50 high schools </li></ul><ul><li>RTP and NC Research Campus </li></ul><ul><li>CU-ICAR </li></ul>
  10. 11. Other World-Class Assets <ul><li>Transportation network </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign trade zones </li></ul><ul><li>Cargo hubs </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism/natural beauty/golf </li></ul>
  11. 12. Nexsen Pruet <ul><li>180 attorneys in 8 offices </li></ul><ul><li>Represent companies from approx. 25 countries doing business in U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Regional clients doing business worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>And many of the region’s main banks, developers, hospitals, manufacturers, and universities </li></ul>
  12. 13. Selected Practice Areas <ul><ul><li>Antitrust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bankruptcy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business litigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment and labor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Governmental affairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthcare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immigration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intellectual Property </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mergers and acquisitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real estate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tax </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Some Recent Recognitions <ul><li>Only firm recognized for a top economic development practice in both NC and SC by Southern Business and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Only SC firm ranked in Band 1 in each area rated by Chambers USA </li></ul>
  14. 15. Some of Recent Recognitions <ul><li>Most first-tier rankings in SC in U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” </li></ul><ul><li>Over one-third of attorneys in Best Lawyers ® </li></ul>
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