• MARYLAND: Home of Innovators

    MARYLAND: Home of Innovators

    With a strong focus on education, Maryland has created one of the most innovative and entrepreneurial economies in the world. High-tech, high-growth sectors, like cybersecurity, life sciences, aerospace and defense, and advanced manufacturing, are thriving in Maryland, thanks to a talented workforce, a critic...

  • The New Forestry Momentum

    The New Forestry Momentum

    The National Forest System sees over 149 million visitors a year, bringing over $10 billion to the U.S. economy and supporting about 143,000 jobs, mostly in gateway and rural communities. Wildfires, always the biggest concern for the U.S. Forestry Agency, burned almost 7.6 million hectares across our n...

  • The Manufacturing Trifecta: Better Design Methods, Streamlined Production, Reduced Costs

    The Manufacturing Trifecta: Better Design Methods, Streamlined Production, Reduced Costs

    Manufacturing in general in the U.S. has always been one of the greatest drivers of economic growth across the nation. Today, with the challenges of COVID-19 shutting down plants and reducing output, it’s critical to examine manufacturing facts and figures from last year to get a real sense of the importanc...

  • Global and U.S. Seaports Struggling in a State of Economic Flux

    Global and U.S. Seaports Struggling in a State of Economic Flux

    Shipping and other logistics involved in the infrastructure of transportation, distribution and delivery are holding steady for now, but struggling as the economy looks to regain its footing amid a raging COVID-19 pandemic. Seaports have always been one of the nation’s vital economic engines and empl...

  • Agri-Technology Picking Up Speed While Food Processing Expansion Clicks Up

    Agri-Technology Picking Up Speed While Food Processing Expansion Clicks Up

    What is happening in technology serving agribusiness planting, harvesting, processing and distributing right now promises to advance the agricultural industry by leaps and bounds. Drones monitor crops; farms can work entirely hydroponically, with complete crop systems stacked up vertically in reclaimed...

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The New Forestry Momentum

The New Forestry Momentum

The National Forest System sees over 149 million visitors a year, bringing over $10 billion to the…

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SWLA Economic Development Alliance Focused on Business Recovery

SWLA Economic Development Alliance Focused on Business Recovery

By George Swift, President/CEO
SWLA Economic Development Alliance

Hurricane Laura has devastated our five parish region…

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