Louisiana: New Incentives, New Lures

By Sharon H. Fitzgerald

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal made economic development top priority during the state Legislature’s 2012 session, and the result is four new incentives designed to increase the state’s competitiveness. Three of those incentives are available today.

Stephen Moret, secretary of Louisiana Economic Development, says the…

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Arizona Regroups for a Stronger Foundation

By David Hodes

Arizona is on a determined path to rebuild its economic engine, rising from the economic meltdown that claimed many jobs in the housing construction business. The state’s economic developers have had to cut their losses and regroup.

Leading the charge is the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA…

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Wyoming: Data Centers Pay Attention to This Energy State

By Rachel Duran

Wyoming’s economic development officials say the state’s fiscal surplus allows for thoughtful infrastructure investments in order to support business. “Even though we are conservative, fiscally, and not looking for ways to balance the budget on the backs of businesses, we are still interested in making…

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Illinois: Hands On Deal Making

By David Hodes

The state has made incremental economic advances in job growth as the recovery continues, using enhancements and advances to some of its established economic programs.

In August, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a new law to extend the Illinois Enterprise Zone program, a state and local partnership to…

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Delaware: Where “Cash Is Really King”

By Sharon H. Fitzgerald

You can get things done quickly in Delaware, and Alan B. Levin, cabinet secretary of the Delaware Economic Development Office, says that the ability to swiftly and easily reach key decision makers is one of the state’s top business assets. Rounding out Levin’s list…

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