Oregon: Manufacturing and Economy Thriving

By Sharon H. Fitzgerald
After serving as Oregon’s governor for two terms in the 1990s, John Kitzhaber ran for governor again in 2010 and won. Since he took office in 2011, Oregon’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in three years, the state passed a balanced…

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Vermont Intensifies STEM Education Efforts

By Rachel Duran
A piece of Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin’s vision for the state’s economy consists of creating jobs in the high-tech cluster, and ensuring the workforce is ready to fill those positions. A recent initiative to support these efforts is an incentive that is awarded directly…

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Utah Banks on Extremely High Technology

By Sharon H. Fitzgerald
While another state boasts Silicon Valley, Utah believes it’s one-upped the West Coast with its version of a high-technology hub it calls Silicon Slopes, a combination of vital industry sectors and renowned snow skiing.
“You can land at Salt Lake International Airport in…

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Oklahoma Accelerates Its Economic Activity

By David Hodes 
Oklahoma has been a stable influence on the national economic scene since the economic decline in 2008, holding steady while other states struggle to maintain employment or create job opportunities.
Dave Lopez, secretary, Oklahoma Department of Commerce, says Oklahoma has been blessed with positive signs as to…

21 Apr 7:08 PM 0 Read More...

Maine’s New Attitude Toward Business

By Rachel Duran

In the last two years, Maine’s administration has been busy transforming the culture of state government, creating a robust “open for business” environment.
Measures include the passage of the largest tax cut in state’s history during last year’s Legislative session. Gov. Paul LePage noted…

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