Vermont Fosters Creativity and Innovation

By Rachel Hamilton

Vermont’s excellent incentives programs are contributing to an increasingly vibrant economy.

Commissioner Lisa Gosselin of the Vermont Department of Economic Development says, “I think that there is a new Vermont that is emerging that is very exciting.”

The Vermont Employment Growth Incentive (VEGI) program has been…

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Ohio’s Economy of Relationships

By Rachel Hamilton

Ohio has turned its economy around and is seeking businesses that want to thrive.

JobsOhio is now the statewide entity in charge of economic development in Ohio. John Minor, president and CIO for JobsOhio says, “We have privatized economic development functions for the state and secured a…

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New Jersey’s Economic Boost

By David Hodes

The exciting news for this state, still struggling to recover from the double whammy of the recession and Hurricane Sandy, was the introduction of the 2013 Economic Opportunity Act passed in the September, a new incentive package designed to enhance business attraction and retention in New Jersey…

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Auto Industry Thrives in Missouri

By Rachel Duran

Missouri’s economic development team is putting the workforce first, resulting in the attraction of major investments by companies that can depend on workers with validated skills.

The state’s Missouri Works program, which passed last year, streamlines incentive and training programs. “This year is about providing…

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Miss.: Energy, Health Care and FDI Gain Ground

By Rachel Duran

In 2013, Mississippi welcomed more than 6,200 new jobs and $1.03 billion in private sector investment, which was double the jobs and investment generated in 2012. “We are of the mindset that what is good for business is good for Mississippi,” says Brent Christensen, executive…

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