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By David Hodes

Minnesota is on the move, and Katie Clark Sieben, commissioner, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), tells why. “What is really exciting is that, since 2011, the state has added 162,000 jobs to the economy,” she says. “And our unemployment rate is the lowest…

25 Nov 10:08 AM 0 Read More...

Florida: Economic Surge Much More Than Tourism

By David Hodes
Florida is a hotbed of economic development action no matter what part of the state is being discussed. There’s action everywhere, especially in central Florida.

With the ending of the NASA space shuttle program in July 2011, which employed 12,000 at its peak, the Space…

25 Nov 8:52 AM 0 Read More...

Manufacturers Take Sustainability to New Levels

By David Hodes

Sustainability has become a standard business practice in manufacturing.

Sustainability, which has been a buzzword in the manufacturing industry for years, has become a necessary fact of good business practice. In fact, sustainability as part of the business-as-usual refrain has jumped into the discussion early…

30 Sep 2:11 PM 0 Read More...

Arizona’s Economy Shines On

By David Hodes

Business development incentives in Arizona have kept this Sunbelt state on the radar of economic developers who like the location of the state near the ports of Southern California, but are also intrigued by the suite of incentive offerings from the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA).
Based on…

29 Sep 3:22 PM 0 Read More...

Louisiana Creates an Economic Powerhouse

By David Hodes
This is a state that has come roaring out of the recession as a true survivor from natural disasters, positioning itself to be a model of new economic progress.

In emailed responses to questions, Gary Perilloux, communications director for Louisiana Economic Development (LED), wrote that, in almost…

29 Sep 2:28 PM 0 Read More...