Illinois Gives Businesses More to Work With

By David Hodes

With talk of balancing the state budget by reforming the public pension systems, Gov. Pat Quinn conceded that tough economic issues like this are no small issues. “Doing what’s hard isn’t always what’s popular at the moment,” he said in his state-of-the…

22 Nov 11:52 AM 0 Read More...

Delaware Grows Quality of Place Assets

By Rachel Duran

Officials in Delaware are planning for the future, including strengthening the state’s economic development advantages. In September, Gov. Jack Markell launched the Delaware Cyber Aces Program, an online cybersecurity education and training program. Delaware is one of six states hosting Cyber Aces, which has had 6…

22 Nov 11:34 AM 0 Read More...

Florida’s Vibrant Economy

By Rachel Hamilton

If you need a reason to move to Florida besides the ocean air, you could come for what Gray Swoope, Florida’s secretary of commerce, and president and CEO of Enterprise Florida Inc., calls, “an impressive, vibrant economy.”

That vibrancy is due at least in part to…

22 Nov 10:20 AM 0 Read More...

Businesses are Declaring Wyoming

By Rachel Duran

In the Declare Wyoming social media campaign, declarewyoming.com, companies share their experiences in the state and say you are freer to live and do business in the state. They say if this appeals to you, declare Wyoming and make your statement. The initiative, which began this…

02 Oct 4:17 PM 0 Read More...

Rhode Island Broadens Strategies

By Rachel Duran

In Rhode Island, economic development officials are integrating leisure tourism, education and the opportunity to sell the state’s economic development advantages, particularly to Chinese investors.

This approach is one strategy among others that are underway or being developed. One of the advantages in the integration of…

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