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Midwest: Economy Improves, but Not Fast Enough

Interview by Rachel Duran

Consumer spending remains strong; when will businesses increase their investments?

Editor’s Note: This interview was conducted on June 11, 2015. For the latest information in regard to the U.S. economic forecast, visit www.conference-board.org.

Of the nine U.S. economic regions as…

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Montana: Natural Beauty Inspires Innovations

By Rachel Duran

Economic developers in Montana are amplifying an already attractive environment for executives to fulfill their need for business success and ample opportunities to play.
Officials are strengthening the higher education system and workforce training efforts, encouraging private sector driven economic strategies, and establishing additional transportation and site…

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Maine: Moving in the Right Direction for the Future

By Rachel Duran

Corporate decisions makers considering a New England location need to understand Maine’s government leaders are prepared to move at the speed of business. During the last four years the LePage administration has focused on simplifying regulatory issues, and lowering the costs for energy.
“We have made…

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It’s all About the Cyber

Caption: National Business Park in Anne Arundel County, Md., is home to a who’s who in national defense contractors, benefiting from proximity to Fort Meade and the U.S. Cyber Command, and the NSA. Photo: NBP

By Rachel Duran

Successfully protecting commercial apps and military missions depends heavily on…

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Seaports are the Heart of Nation’s Freight Network

Caption: Activity at the Napoleon Terminal at the Port of New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo courtesy of AAPA

By Rachel Duran

Crumbling landside connections threaten nation’s seaports.

Private and public partnerships at seaports are generally working well, making investments of more than $9 billion annually in facility enhancements. This figure…

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