WYOMING: Work Hard/Play Hard

Wyoming leaders believe that strong partnerships between elected officials, civic organizations, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, individual business leaders and community members are essential for a thriving economy. “Last year was a productive year for economic development in Wyoming,” said Shawn Reese, chief executive officer of the Business Council…

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Alabama: A Poorly Kept Secret

Alabama’s reputation as an economically backward state was shattered over two decades ago when Mercedes located its beautiful white M class SUV U.S. headquarters near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Twenty one years later the company is about to embark on a billion dollar upgrade and in the interim both Honda…

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Georgia: Diverse and Strategic

With a pro-business climate Georgia reaches 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 in the world. Large logistics companies such as Delta Air Lines, UPS, SAIA and…

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Illinois: Small Town Values/Global Reach

The Prairie State’s $693 billion economy makes it an international center for global commerce. Foreign Direct Investment accounts for nearly 251,000 jobs in the state, making up more than 5 percent of the private-sector workforce and ranking Illinois fifth among states. Its major industry sectors include clean…

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Arizona: Business is Sky High

Businesses in Arizona find a low-cost tax structure, less regulation and a higher-education system focused on creating a talented workforce. The state’s growth agenda includes tax and economic development incentives and programs to assist with job training, job creation, research and development, facilities construction and expansion, energy…

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