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…

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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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Kentucky Sets Its Sights On the World Stage

By David Hodes
Kentucky continues to go global.
Erik Dunnigan, commissioner of the business development department for the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, says Kentucky’s officials are actively supporting existing businesses in promoting the state’s business climate advantages to international markets.
Part of the strategy includes capitalizing on…

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Kansas Delivers Compelling Pro-Business Message

By Rachel Duran

Historically, Kansas has been a business friendly state with tax policies that have been intended to be welcoming to businesses. “That will continue to be the case,” says Steve Kelly, deputy secretary, Kansas Department of Commerce. Changes made in last year’s legislative session take effect this…

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Arkansas’ Manufacturing Remains a Powerhouse

By Sharon H. Fitzgerald
When a state lands a big economic development project, that’s always cause for celebration. But what about when the announcement is for the biggest project in the state’s history? In Arkansas, the word “transformative” keeps popping up.
Big River Steel announced in January its…

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