US`s really place to get more knowledge and experience, I do believe that and as far as I know, Businessman here follow US business practice as well mostlikely. Just wonder If I have a chance to work there .. ha..ha..
Indonesia infrastructure is not really bad - there`re many logistician from other country work here. The company that I work for is foreign investment purely. Such DHL, GAC, SCHENKER, LINFOX, TNT, UPS and others, they growth here.
I believe you know that Indonesia has huge potentiality of goods movement - our country call by Indonesia Archipelago - there`re 5 big islands but only Java, Sumatera and Kalimantan (Borneo) growth .. the last is Sulawesi (Celebes) and Irian Jaya (Papua). All seperate by sea ... until this part there`re 3 kinds of transportation works -- Land, Sea and Air. I will share with you more about this country later.
Back to your question .. room for independent businessman ... as mentioned above Craig, I can say yes .. there`s plenty room but you have to get many information first before put your step here. At least, you must have good people (local) who can help you with the plan.