Virginia Operates at the Speed of Business

By Rachel Duran

The commonwealth of Virginia has its origins as a for-profit company, the Virginia Co., which consisted of two companies charged with establishing settlements in North America. One of those companies, the London Co., established the Jamestown settlement in 1607.
 “The private sector profitability combined with talent…

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Texas is Ahead of the Game

By David Hodes

Texas foundered only briefly during the economic downturn of 2008, relying on its legacy industry of oil and gas exploration to float its economy in those turbulent times.
Housing slowed, commercial real estate took a hit and unemployment rose slightly. But this state, like many in the…

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South Carolina Manages a Manufacturing Renaissance

By David Hodes

South Carolina is one Southeast state that has clearly stepped up in diversifying its economy as it develops into a top-notch all-parts auto manufacturer from its transitioned textile manufacturing base of past years.
The continuing diversification of manufacturing has helped create a large automotive manufacturing…

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New Mexico: Competitive in Manufacturing

By Rachel Duran

New Mexico’s leadership passed the New Century Economy Jobs Agenda during this year’s legislative session, which officials say is a balanced approach toward economic development.
Under the agenda, officials reduced the state’s corporate income tax rate from 7.6 percent to 5.9 percent…

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New Hampshire: Dedicated to Low Taxes

By Rachel Moore

New Hampshire’s state motto is, “live free or die,” and to them, being free is having a minimalist government. That small government creates advantages for businesses. For one thing, the state government’s regulations are relatively relaxed, and the number of government officials and departments is…

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