Apple Confirms Next U.S. factory is set for Arizona

Statement about the project from Barry Broome, president and CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Development Council:

“Apple’s presence in the region will be a game-changer for the Greater Phoenix area, its innovation landscape and future ability to attract other high-tech companies. Between their plans to hire 700 direct…

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Mississippi Offering Twitter Tuesdays in December

Mississippi Development Authority and Mississippi Economic Development Council are partnering to offer Twitter Tuesdays, informative social media sessions geared toward smart marketing for economic developers and chamber professionals during the month of December.

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Each two-hour session offers an introduction to the powerful platform of Twitter while also touching…

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Billings, Mont. at Epicenter of new Growth Trend

Written by Evelyn Pyburn, Big Sky Business Journal

Excerpt from article:

Billings will be part of a trend in which intermediate cities will see growth. “Billings is at the epicenter of this kind of growth process,” says Larry Swanson, an economist and director of the University of Montana O’Connor…

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Tax Foundation Releases New Stats on Business Tax Climate

Wyoming, Florida, and Indiana rank among the ten best states for taxes on business, while companies in states like New York, New Jersey, and California must struggle with the worst tax codes in the country, according to the newest edition of the Tax Foundation’s “State Business Tax Climate Index…

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Shutdown Ripples Through the Economy

The government shutdown that went into effect yesterday, due to the inability of Congress to negotiate an agreement on a new budget, could have dire consequences for the economy at large, says John A. Challenger, CEO, global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

“Even if the shutdown lasts just…

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