New Mexico: Competitive in Manufacturing

By Rachel Duran

New Mexico’s leadership passed the New Century Economy Jobs Agenda during this year’s legislative session, which officials say is a balanced approach toward economic development.
Under the agenda, officials reduced the state’s corporate income tax rate from 7.6 percent to 5.9 percent…

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New Hampshire: Dedicated to Low Taxes

By Rachel Moore

New Hampshire’s state motto is, “live free or die,” and to them, being free is having a minimalist government. That small government creates advantages for businesses. For one thing, the state government’s regulations are relatively relaxed, and the number of government officials and departments is…

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Oil is Huge in North Dakota; Diversity is in the Works

By David Hodes

Even though agriculture and energy are important industries for North Dakota economic development, the state is “pretty diverse” when you look at what is driving growth, according to Paul Lucy, director of the Economic Development and Finance Division for the North Dakota Department of Commerce.
“We are…

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Connecticut: Smaller Government Advances Business Climate

By Rachel Duran

Connecticut’s officials have seen a decrease in government sector jobs in the last couple of years, and a slight increase in private sector jobs. This “leaning” of state government by Gov. Dannel Malloy and legislators has created stronger and pro-active customer services.
“We have run…

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Alabama Extends Professional Hospitality

By Rachel Duran

When businesses expand or relocate operations to Alabama, they will find economic developers who are partners in their prosperity. “The state is constantly aware of and seeking to improve the business climate,” says Greg Canfield, secretary, Alabama Department of Commerce. “Our success is shown by the fact…

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