Oil is Huge in North Dakota; Diversity is in the Works

By David Hodes

Even though agriculture and energy are important industries for North Dakota economic development, the state is “pretty diverse” when you look at what is driving growth, according to Paul Lucy, director of the Economic Development and Finance Division for the North Dakota Department of Commerce.
“We are…

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Connecticut: Smaller Government Advances Business Climate

By Rachel Duran

Connecticut’s officials have seen a decrease in government sector jobs in the last couple of years, and a slight increase in private sector jobs. This “leaning” of state government by Gov. Dannel Malloy and legislators has created stronger and pro-active customer services.
“We have run…

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Alabama Extends Professional Hospitality

By Rachel Duran

When businesses expand or relocate operations to Alabama, they will find economic developers who are partners in their prosperity. “The state is constantly aware of and seeking to improve the business climate,” says Greg Canfield, secretary, Alabama Department of Commerce. “Our success is shown by the fact…

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New York: Big Happens Here

Written and compiled by Rachel Duran
New York’s Legislators have had a long list of proposed initiatives to consider during the state’s 236th Legislative Session, which is scheduled to commence this month. In January, the 2013-2014 Executive Budget, “NY Rising,” was released. As part of the Open…

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Nebraska’s Employment Creates Economic Certainty

By David Hodes
Nebraska, it seems, has a built-in resistance to failure.
Unemployment has been consistently low throughout the economic recession — steadily running around 4.3 percent — and the state has added 7,700 net new jobs in the last 12- month period, says Rod Moseman, vice president of…

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