In Texas, Success Leads to Bigger Success

By Rachel Duran

Texas is such a large state, both in terms of land mass and population (25.6 million), it is a challenge to create a one-size-fits-all industry cluster strategy. Consider that there are 10 site selection regions in the state. Among those areas are Houston…

01 Aug 12:54 AM 0 Read More...

Virginia: A Safe Harbor for Federal Contractors

By David Hodes

Changes to come in the federal government and in budget adjustments for defense contracting are on the minds of economic developers in Virginia. “We recognize that we are very dependent on much of the income that is produced from those contractors and from the federal agencies that…

01 Aug 12:42 AM 0 Read More...

New Mexico Economy Thrives on Energy and Exports

By Sharon H. Fitzgerald

New Mexico has enjoyed 10 straight months of job growth, and the state’s international trade efforts “are showing incredible results,” says Jon Barela, cabinet secretary for economic development. In fact, New Mexico exports were up 36 percent in 2011.

The administration of Gov. Susana Martinez…

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