Changes in California Inspire Business Confidence

By Rachel Duran
It is a new day in California’s economy, where tax incentives, regulatory changes, and fiscal responsibility — which typically do not come to mind in regard to California — are sparking confidence in business investors. While there are undeniable truths about California’s business climate strengths, including a…

13 Jan 3:04 PM 0 Read More...

West Virginia: Business at the Speed of Life

By Rachel Duran

West Virginia is ramping up its workforce development efforts through the reestablishment of the cabinet level Workforce Planning Council, a seven-member council, which includes Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin or his designee.

“It is a big change from the past,” says Keith Burdette, secretary, West Virginia Department…

22 Nov 2:27 PM 0 Read More...

Washington is Flying High in a Recovery Mode

By David Hodes

The economic engine in Washington is in full throttle once again and taking off.

Mary Trimarco, the assistant director of the business services division for the Washington State Department of Commerce, says that Gov. Jay Inslee’s economic strategy is about strengthening the state’s sector focus…

22 Nov 2:08 PM 0 Read More...

Pennsylvania’s Favorable Tax Climate

By Rachel Duran

Businesses expanding and/or relocating to Pennsylvania will find a tax environment where taxes haven’t been raised in the last three years. Since Gov. Tom Corbett took office three years ago, the state has eliminated inheritance taxes on small businesses. The cap on net operating losses…

22 Nov 1:57 PM 0 Read More...

Minnesota: Manufacturing, Medicine and Clean Energy

By Rachel Hamilton

Minnesota is already home to the largest concentration, per capita, of Fortune 500 companies in the United States. Katie Clark Sieben, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), says they are making room for more businesses of all sizes to expand and grow…

22 Nov 1:43 PM 0 Read More...