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  • Author: Dario Cacciatore, Andre Le, Nicholas Levi-Gardes, Antonio Lopez Reus, Kenny Sai-Kin Hsu
  • Publication Date: 09-2008
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
  • Abstract: Kumasi needs to position itself strategically as a cultural destination, communicate its attributes more effectively to tourists already in Ghana and differentiate itself from other cities and attractions Position should entail marketing a larger cultural region than just Kumasi Several positioning statements can transmit Kumasi's new marketing strategy: Kumasi - Heart of the Kingdom of Ashanti. Ashanti - The Hidden Kingdom. Kumasi - Come and See! Kumasi is well placed to capitalize on the growth of tourism in Ghana due to its status as a cultural capital The financial impact of tourism growth is potentially significant for the city and its surrounding districts The creation of the Ashanti Region Marketing Corporation is fundamental to proper coordination among stakeholders.
  • Topic: Development, Economics, International Trade and Finance, Markets
  • Political Geography: Africa
  • Author: Ginger Baker
  • Publication Date: 09-2008
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
  • Abstract: The development of urban infrastructure is intimately connected with the process of economic growth. Businesses depend on reliable water and electricity sources, affordable and plentiful land for expansion and modern transportation networks to reach the markets they serve. Inadequate infrastructure can deter investments and lead to a general climate of economic decline.
  • Topic: Development, Economics, Markets, Infrastructure
  • Political Geography: Africa, Ghana
  • Publication Date: 04-2008
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
  • Abstract: The primary objective of this study was to assess the feasibility and investment opportunity of implementing a bamboo bicycle production facility in Kumasi, Ghana, in conjunction with the Millennium Cities Initiative (MCI) at Columbia University. For this assessment, desk-based research and interviews with industry and regional subject matter specialists were completed to assist with the following objectives: Understand the current transportation modes and bicycle market in Ghana Assess customer needs in Ghana to determine the suitability of a bamboo bicycle for rural use Identify the potential market size and demand Understand the operational considerations and costs associated with implementing a production facility Estimate the financial returns from investing in this opportunity.
  • Topic: Development, Markets
  • Political Geography: Africa, Ghana
  • Publication Date: 11-2008
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
  • Abstract: An investor, seeking to financially benefit from producing sugar as a commodity in Kisumu, Kenya, needs to consider the entire investment environment before making a decision. Since Kenya is a net importer of sugar, domestic demand cannot be satisfied by domestic production, which creates a potential opportunity for an investor looking to bridge the gap. As a result, an opportunity may exist for an investor who wants to play a significant role in the future of the industry. Sugar, produced as a commodity within Kisumu, may have the ability to compete on a global scale if time, investment, and governmental support align.
  • Topic: Agriculture, Development, Globalization, Markets, Foreign Direct Investment
  • Political Geography: Kenya, Africa