Best & Worst Small Cities to Start a Business

With National Small Business Week approaching, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s best small cities to start a business.

To determine the most business-friendly small markets in the U.S., WalletHub’s analysts compared more than 1,200 small-sized cities across…

26 Apr 11:28 AM 0 Read More...

Three-Year Trend of Rising Profitability in Architecture/Engineering Industry

Zweig Group has released the 2017 Financial Performance Survey of Architecture, Engineering, Planning and Environmental Consulting Firms. The annual publication is based on a survey of industry firms, and is compiled with analysis from Zweig Group’s team of industry experts.

The survey found net service revenue per employee (NSR…

26 Apr 11:24 AM 0 Read More...

New York: Diverse and Growing Economy

By Lori Culpepper

In 2015, New York had a gross state product of $1.44 trillion, making it the third largest behind California and Texas. Major industries of the state include fashion, financial services, food manufacturing and retail, healthcare, industrial, life sciences, media and emerging technology, social enterprises, and urban…

26 Apr 9:46 AM 0 Read More...

Mississippi: Growing Manufacturing Operations and More

By Lori Culpepper

Mississippi has a population of approximately three million and a labor force of 1.3 million. With 12.5 percent of its employment base in manufacturing, Mississippi ranks in the Top 10 in the U.S. for manufacturing’s share of total state employment.

According to the…

24 Apr 11:09 AM 0 Read More...

Idaho: Balanced Budget for the Economy

By Lori Culpepper

Idaho’s economy is strong thanks to low taxes, a balanced state budget and a commonsense regulatory environment.

The state’s constitution requires maintaining a balanced budget, which it did even during the recession. In part because of this, Idaho is in the top 10 states for…

20 Apr 11:03 AM 0 Read More...