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2012 American Dream State Rankings

2012 American Dream State Rankings

How well are your employees living the American Dream?

Is the promise of Brand America uniformly achievable…

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Missouri – Getting To Work Early And Staying Late

A Response from Governor Jay Nixon

Q-What is the current “state of the state?”

A-Missouri is surging ahead with a balanced budget, AAA credit rating and thousands of new high-paying jobs. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Missouri leads the nation in new business creation—with…

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Louisiana- Opportunities Abound

Update by Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and Don Pierson, the new LED Secretary

Q -What is the current “state of the state?”

A-Louisiana has experienced eight consecutive years of in-migration, with more people moving into the state than moving out, and this positive trend follows a quarter-century…

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Kentucky: A Strategic Partner for Business

Interview with Erik Dunnigan, Acting Secretary Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Q-What is the current “state of the state”?

A-In many ways, Kentucky sets an example for the nation. We just completed two back-to-back years of record investments by businesses locating new facilities in Kentucky and…

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Iowa – Rolling Up Its Sleeves And Getting To Work

Update by Tina Hoffman, Marketing and Communication Director of Iowa Economic Development

Q-What is the current “state of the state”?

With the eighth-lowest cost of doing business and a focused economic development strategy in-place, the state of Iowa is committed to building a strong, diverse economy and…

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Utah: A young and educated workforce plus quality tech jobs equals economic growth

By David Hodes

Utah is using the strengths of a young workforce to propel itself deeper into high-tech endeavors.

According to the Utah economic development plan published by the office of Governor Gary Herbert, the state is following four objectives: strengthen and grow existing Utah businesses, both urban and…

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