Wisconsin Reworks its Business Environment

By Rachel Duran

On January 18, a federal court ruling upheld Wisconsin’s Act 10, which repealed most of the collective bargaining rights for most of the state’s public employees. Parts of the act were struck down, such as prohibitions on government employers withholding union dues from paychecks. Also…

28 Feb 3:31 PM 0 Read More...

Ohio Offers Businesses Diversity and Access

By David Hodes

Ohio’s location in the Midwest United States has always worked in its favor as a key element in economic development. The location creates a diversified economy, with business and industry dependent on strong infrastructure. “We have a well balanced approach here,” says John Minor, president and…

28 Feb 2:59 PM 0 Read More...

Choose New Jersey: A Business Port after the Storm

By Sharon H. Fitzgerald

New Jersey’s message is clear: Not even a storm of historic proportions will keep the state down.

“As soon as Superstorm Sandy was over, immediately we put on our website the header, ‘New Jersey: Still Open for Business,’ ” recalls Tracye McDaniel, president and CEO of…

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Missouri: Where Logistics has a Home

By Sharon H. Fitzgerald

For a look at Missouri’s pro-business mettle, look no further than Joplin, says Chris Chung, CEO of the Missouri Partnership. In May 2011, a multiple-vortex tornado ripped through the southwest Missouri community, killing 161 residents and causing nearly $3 billion in damages. Yet…

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Mississippi: More Jobs, Better Trained Workers

By David Hodes

Mississippi has a singled-minded economic development objective — workforce development — that has created a ripple of subtle change in both small and large economic development organizations in the way they see their economic future.

“That is what we have been focused on lately more than anything,” says…

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