North Dakota: Focusing on Energy and Technology

By Lori Culpepper

North Dakota was named the “Best Run State” by the website 24/7 Wall Street and ranked No. 3 for “Overall Business Climate” in a 2013 Pollina Report. Manufacturing is a big part of this success and accounts for 10 percent of North Dakota’s Gross Domestic…

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New Hampshire: Riding the High of a Budget Surplus

By Lori Culpepper

With a deep water port, the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, a rail network and three interstate highways, New Hampshire is a strategic location in the heart of New England, close to markets and industries in Boston, New York and Montreal.

Gov. Maggie Hassan says New Hampshire’s…

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Florida: Melting Pot of Culture and Business

By Lori Culpepper

Pro-business leadership, rural opportunities, streamlined regulatory environment, incentives and tax advantages are some of the assets that help companies expand throughout Florida.

To make sure this list grows, Florida’s government and economic development leaders are working on legislative, fiscal and marketplace initiatives such as insurance…

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Georgia: Attracting Jobs and Tourism

By Lori Culpepper

Georgia consistently ranks as a top state for business for many reasons, including the access it provides to global markets through air, sea, rail and highway networks. This includes the fourth-largest and fastest-growing container seaport in North America and the busiest, most efficient passenger airport…

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New Mexico: Coming Up with Cutting Edge Research and Technology

By Lori Culpepper

The climate is good for business in New Mexico, literally and figuratively. The state’s temperate climate allows businesses to operate with little concern about natural disasters or extreme weather conditions. A friendly tax structure – Governor Susana Martinez has reduced taxes 24 times since 2011 – is credited…

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