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Changes in California Inspire Business Confidence

By Rachel Duran
It is a new day in California’s economy, where tax incentives, regulatory changes, and fiscal responsibility — which typically do not come to mind in regard to California — are sparking confidence in business investors. While there are undeniable truths about California’s business climate strengths, including a…

13 Jan 3:04 PM 0 Read More...

Automotive Industry is Smarter and Lighter

By Rachel Duran

Intelligent transportation systems and mass reduction propel auto design and engineering.

It is believed in the future that the majority of vehicles on the road will be driven autonomously by communicating with networks operating from the cloud. Organizations, including automakers and Google, are already testing these connected…

13 Jan 2:28 PM 0 Read More...

The Smooth (Headquarters) Operators

By Rachel Duran

Relocation means uprooting your employees and creating opportunities.

When Hertz Corp. acquired car rental competitor Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. in 2012, the combined entity immediately had to manage a clash of cultures: Dollar Thrifty was located in Tulsa, Okla., and Hertz was located in Park Ridge…

22 Nov 3:00 PM 0 Read More...

West Virginia: Business at the Speed of Life

By Rachel Duran

West Virginia is ramping up its workforce development efforts through the reestablishment of the cabinet level Workforce Planning Council, a seven-member council, which includes Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin or his designee.

“It is a big change from the past,” says Keith Burdette, secretary, West Virginia Department…

22 Nov 2:27 PM 0 Read More...

Pennsylvania’s Favorable Tax Climate

By Rachel Duran

Businesses expanding and/or relocating to Pennsylvania will find a tax environment where taxes haven’t been raised in the last three years. Since Gov. Tom Corbett took office three years ago, the state has eliminated inheritance taxes on small businesses. The cap on net operating losses…

22 Nov 1:57 PM 0 Read More...