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North Carolina is Home to Tomorrow’s Innovators

By David Hodes

North Carolina is working on developing innovative companies, but it’s not a wholesale reinvention. In economic development in the state, there is a nod to the legacy industries — manufacturing, textiles and tobacco — that are still in the mix of economic development.

But there’s an undercurrent…

04 Jan 2:48 PM 0 Read More...

Tennessee: Driving Toward Economic Success

By Sharon H. Fitzgerald

Those reports about the demise of the automotive industry were premature. Just ask Tennessee, which continues to build an automotive sector that features both original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers.

“In recent years, we have seen a major comeback in automotive manufacturing,” says Bill Hagerty, commissioner…

04 Jan 1:21 PM 0 Read More...

West Virginia is Steady and Energized for the Future

By David Hodes

As with other Eastern and Mid-Atlantic states such as New York and Pennsylvania that are experiencing a growth surge from the Marcellus Shale development and the huge natural gas source it represents, West Virginia is witnessing its share of energy business development and all the associated…

28 Nov 5:28 PM 0 Read More...

Washington Facilitates Work and Life Balance

By Rachel Duran

Washington’s business climate offers industry sectors the opportunity to “cross-pollinate” with other industries. The state’s Pacific Northwest location supports an expanding export powerhouse. What’s more, growing businesses will find many of the greatest investment opportunities exist on the eastern side of the state…

28 Nov 5:15 PM 0 Read More...

Marcellus Shale Propels Pennsylvania’s Economy

By David Hodes

The ability to extract natural gas efficiently from the Marcellus Shale that runs under 60 percent of the state of Pennsylvania has created great new opportunities for the state that C. Alan Walker, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development calls a “game changer…

28 Nov 5:00 PM 0 Read More...