Maine: Land of Opportunity

Maine is making impressive changes and using incentives to lure new business.
By David Hodes

In his 2015 State of the State speech, Governor LePage, a former mayor of Waterville, pledged to work on a budget and tax plan that would make sure more taxes are paid by tourists. This…

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Idaho: Coming on strong

Idaho is focusing on the future and courting new business.
By David Hodes

According to Governor C.L. Butch Otter, the foundation that state legislators are building will advance the goal of ensuring that 60 percent of Idaho citizens between the ages of 25 and 34 have a college degree…

24 Mar 10:41 AM 0 Read More...

North Carolina: Incentives Create Economic Firepower

By David Hodes

More jobs, more industry. That’s the outcome of the economic development in North Carolina, fueled in part by both a reorganization of economic development, plus an incentive package shot in the arm.

Kim Genardo, director of strategic and economic communications for the North Carolina Department of…

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California: Economic Growth on Fast Track

By David Hodes

Photo courtesy of City of Hesperia

It’s a new day in California, and economic developers are making it known that the hard times of the economic downturn are gone.

Brook Taylor, deputy director of the governor’s office of business and economic development, also known as…

26 Jan 1:27 PM 0 Read More...

Florida: Aerospace Flies Higher, Jobs Take Off

By David Hodes

Florida is continuing on a path of major economic developments begun essentially in 2010, when the recession faded away and more businesses were either retooling their operations or reworking their development objectives. The result has been an explosion in jobs in the state.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott…

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