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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Maryland Relies on Thriving Biosciences Industry

By David Hodes

Maryland has quickly become one of the largest and most dynamic life sciences centers of the country. They have tax incentives to help with the creation of jobs and the recovery of businesses — the Jobs Creation and Recovery Tax Credit passed in 2010 that gives Maryland businesses…

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Georgia Pushes Incentives for Economic Growth

By Sharon H. Fitzgerald

2012 was a banner year for business-friendly legislation in the Georgia General Assembly, and the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Chris Cummiskey, says Georgia is “well on our way to being the No. 1 place in America to do business.”

New statutes…

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Alaska Thrives Thanks to Geography and Resources

By Rachel Duran

In Alaska, economic development officials have made the development of the state’s natural resources priority No. 1. The attraction of an automobile assembly plant is not among the development opportunities the state is looking at. “I think we have such a tremendous opportunity based on our…

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