Iowa’s Growth Balanced by a Steady Economic Climate

By David Hodes

Iowa has consistently been a strong state for economic development during the recession and recovery. While last year’s drought did hurt local economies, the drive for a faster growing state is organized to where actions start at the top and filter down through the state’s…

29 May 10:51 AM 0 Read More...

Oregon: Manufacturing and Economy Thriving

By Sharon H. Fitzgerald
After serving as Oregon’s governor for two terms in the 1990s, John Kitzhaber ran for governor again in 2010 and won. Since he took office in 2011, Oregon’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in three years, the state passed a balanced…

29 May 4:30 AM 0 Read More...

Vermont Intensifies STEM Education Efforts

By Rachel Duran
A piece of Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin’s vision for the state’s economy consists of creating jobs in the high-tech cluster, and ensuring the workforce is ready to fill those positions. A recent initiative to support these efforts is an incentive that is awarded directly…

21 Apr 7:46 PM 0 Read More...

Utah Banks on Extremely High Technology

By Sharon H. Fitzgerald
While another state boasts Silicon Valley, Utah believes it’s one-upped the West Coast with its version of a high-technology hub it calls Silicon Slopes, a combination of vital industry sectors and renowned snow skiing.
“You can land at Salt Lake International Airport in…

21 Apr 7:27 PM 0 Read More...

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…

21 Apr 7:08 PM 0 Read More...