Massachusetts' No. 1 Asset is its Talent

By Rachel Duran

Massachusetts’ economic development officials say the state is a place where businesses are able to attract and retain talented employees for long term business success. “Whether they are in the innovation economy or otherwise, the companies that are here are people-oriented businesses,” says Greg Bialecki, secretary…

04 Jan 4:09 PM 0 Read More...

Nevada’s Business Leaders Bring New Tools to the Table

By David Hodes

Nevada is a state that has been beset by economic turmoil in recent years while slowly building a focused and active economic development effort to help uncover more opportunities.

Some of the state’s legacy economic engines are in the form of natural offerings of the land…

04 Jan 3:02 PM 0 Read More...

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…

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