Arkansas: Diversity is the Story of the State

By David Hodes

“We are working on a number of fronts both large and small,” Grant Tennille, the executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), says, acknowledging the legacy of the state having world-famous entrepreneurs over the years as a driving force in current and future economic…

26 May 3:10 PM 0 Read More...

Wisconsin’s Ed System Contributes to Gains

By David Hodes
Wisconsin is working on helping businesses find common goals through a collaboration of economic development organizations to try to change perceptions of potential business partners about the business climate in the state and assist entrepreneurs they say represent the future of economic development in the state.

According…

25 Apr 8:25 PM 0 Read More...

Kentucky’s Small Businesses are Catalyst for Growth

By David Hodes
Economic action in Kentucky centers on the automotive industry, with more encouragement to entrepreneurs that are often related to the automotive sector to step out of the shadows of the recession and build their dreams in a state that will embrace what they have to offer.

Larry…

25 Apr 3:05 PM 0 Read More...

Aerospace Embraces Expanding Spaces

By David Hodes

Industry remains strong even as funding uncertainty challenges growth planning.

 The aerospace industry is dependent on enterprise activity historically based in the military or otherwise funded by government entities associated with the U.S. Department of Defense. The recent cuts in military spending in the form of…

20 Feb 4:17 PM 0 Read More...

Michigan’s Comeback Kicks In

By David Hodes

Michigan may have been quite during the last few years; however, this former economic powerhouse has recharged and is surging ahead with diverse business offerings that are growing the state’s economy once again.

Mike Finney, president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) says…

20 Feb 9:20 AM 0 Read More...