Location is Everything to Maryland’s Economy

By David Hodes

Maryland prospers from their location near the Washington, D.C., area and all of the government work that comes from the government businesses there — most of it IT-related. Because of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security there are many opportunities for cybersecurity, information technology and…

28 May 3:06 PM 0 Read More...

Certified Buildings and Sites Eliminate Risks

Caption: Continental Tire announced a $500 million project and 1,700 jobs in October 2011 for Sumter, S.C. The company selected the Gibbs Rail Site, which was certified through the South Carolina Department of Commerce’s buildings program. McCallum Sweeney has partnered with the department for five years on…

03 May 8:31 PM 0 Read More...

Arkansas is Economically Robust

By David Hodes

Arkansas is a state with a vibrant economy, a host of natural resources including a beautiful natural forest and a growing population around clusters of businesses in areas such as aerospace and information technology.
This is a connected, networked state for business and workforce, fueled by the…

29 Apr 11:47 AM 0 Read More...

Regional Focus Creates Opportunities in New York

By David Hodes

Regions of New York that have been sliding back in terms of economic development, the Southern Tier and western New York, are now getting a big economic development push from the state.
Tom Kucharski, president and CEO of Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, says that the economic transformation in…

04 Apr 11:45 AM 0 Read More...

Kansas: Workforce Training a Top Priority

By David Hodes

Steve Kelly, deputy secretary for business development for the Kansas Department of Commerce, says while it is still early in the legislative session, “Gov. Sam Brownback wants to continue to support the idea that he himself very strongly believes — that legislative support is an important factor for…

04 Apr 11:00 AM 0 Read More...