Michigan: Addressing Challenges for Continued Growth

By Lori Culpepper

According to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Michigan’s business climate is stronger than ever. The majority of Michigan businesses that have been surveyed describe the state as having a positive business climate, and they would promote Michigan as a place to start a business. The…

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Pennsylvania: Keeping Up with the Digital Age

By Lori Culpepper

Pennsylvania includes four of the top 50 educational institutions in the United States. This means the state’s workforce pipeline is constantly filled with employees who are critical thinkers, problem solvers, communicators and innovators.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, in one year…

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North Dakota: Focusing on Energy and Technology

By Lori Culpepper

North Dakota was named the “Best Run State” by the website 24/7 Wall Street and ranked No. 3 for “Overall Business Climate” in a 2013 Pollina Report. Manufacturing is a big part of this success and accounts for 10 percent of North Dakota’s Gross Domestic…

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New Hampshire: Riding the High of a Budget Surplus

By Lori Culpepper

With a deep water port, the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, a rail network and three interstate highways, New Hampshire is a strategic location in the heart of New England, close to markets and industries in Boston, New York and Montreal.

Gov. Maggie Hassan says New Hampshire’s…

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Florida: Melting Pot of Culture and Business

By Lori Culpepper

Pro-business leadership, rural opportunities, streamlined regulatory environment, incentives and tax advantages are some of the assets that help companies expand throughout Florida.

To make sure this list grows, Florida’s government and economic development leaders are working on legislative, fiscal and marketplace initiatives such as insurance…

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