Auto Industry Thrives in Missouri

By Rachel Duran

Missouri’s economic development team is putting the workforce first, resulting in the attraction of major investments by companies that can depend on workers with validated skills.

The state’s Missouri Works program, which passed last year, streamlines incentive and training programs. “This year is about providing…

19 Feb 3:11 PM 0 Read More...

Miss.: Energy, Health Care and FDI Gain Ground

By Rachel Duran

In 2013, Mississippi welcomed more than 6,200 new jobs and $1.03 billion in private sector investment, which was double the jobs and investment generated in 2012. “We are of the mindset that what is good for business is good for Mississippi,” says Brent Christensen, executive…

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Tennessee Well Versed in the Knowledge-Based Economy

By David Hodes
Bill Hagerty, the commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic Development and Community Development, says state officials have created a new business development fund to continue to fuel the development rising out of the economic malaise from 2008.
“There have historically been two tools of funds that…

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North Carolina’s New Tools

By David Hodes
 
The broken economy is on the mend in North Carolina. North Carolina Commerce Department Secretary Sharon Allred Decker says she believes that economies are best rebuilt when a state works with what they already have, and capitalizes on the skills they have to further innovation creation…

13 Jan 3:43 PM 0 Read More...

Nevada Well Positioned for Unmanned Systems and Big Data

By Rachel Duran
Nevada is a well-known tax friendly pro-business state. It is true gaming and hospitality comprises the largest part of the economy at 23 percent; however, its diverse industry base provides broad opportunities.
Consider Nevada’s push in the unmanned systems industry. A statewide panel has…

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