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2012 American Dream State Rankings

2012 American Dream State Rankings

How well are your employees living the American Dream?

Is the promise of Brand America uniformly achievable…

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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…

21 Nov 2:19 PM 0 Read More...

Georgia: Attracting Jobs and Tourism

By Lori Culpepper

Georgia consistently ranks as a top state for business for many reasons, including the access it provides to global markets through air, sea, rail and highway networks. This includes the fourth-largest and fastest-growing container seaport in North America and the busiest, most efficient passenger airport…

20 Sep 9:42 AM 0 Read More...

New Mexico: Coming Up with Cutting Edge Research and Technology

By Lori Culpepper

The climate is good for business in New Mexico, literally and figuratively. The state’s temperate climate allows businesses to operate with little concern about natural disasters or extreme weather conditions. A friendly tax structure – Governor Susana Martinez has reduced taxes 24 times since 2011 – is credited…

19 Sep 2:20 PM 0 Read More...

Minnesota: Unexpected Methods for Economic Improvement

By Lori Culpepper

Minnesota has an unusually high concentration of Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the state, a fact that many citizens are very proud of.  This high share of corporate headquarters includes a diverse set of industries, including manufacturing (3M, General Mills and Hormel), financial activities (U.S. Bancorp…

19 Sep 2:17 PM 0 Read More...

Illinois: Turnaround in Progress

By Lori Culpepper

Illinois has the fifth largest economy in the United States, making it the 19th largest in the world due partly to its transportation and logistics network, including one of the largest interstate networks in the world. The state is also one of the biggest producers of agricultural…

19 Sep 2:14 PM 0 Read More...