Kansas Delivers Compelling Pro-Business Message

By Rachel Duran

Historically, Kansas has been a business friendly state with tax policies that have been intended to be welcoming to businesses. “That will continue to be the case,” says Steve Kelly, deputy secretary, Kansas Department of Commerce. Changes made in last year’s legislative session take effect this…

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Arkansas’ Manufacturing Remains a Powerhouse

By Sharon H. Fitzgerald
When a state lands a big economic development project, that’s always cause for celebration. But what about when the announcement is for the biggest project in the state’s history? In Arkansas, the word “transformative” keeps popping up.
Big River Steel announced in January its…

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2012 American Dream State Rankings

How well are your employees living the American Dream?

Is the promise of Brand America uniformly achievable across the United States? A recent ranking provides insight.

According to “Achieving the American Dream,” executives surveyed say there is a real business benefit to employees feeling that they are achieving the American…

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Wisconsin Reworks its Business Environment

By Rachel Duran

On January 18, a federal court ruling upheld Wisconsin’s Act 10, which repealed most of the collective bargaining rights for most of the state’s public employees. Parts of the act were struck down, such as prohibitions on government employers withholding union dues from paychecks. Also…

28 Feb 3:31 PM 0 Read More...

Ohio Offers Businesses Diversity and Access

By David Hodes

Ohio’s location in the Midwest United States has always worked in its favor as a key element in economic development. The location creates a diversified economy, with business and industry dependent on strong infrastructure. “We have a well balanced approach here,” says John Minor, president and…

28 Feb 2:59 PM 0 Read More...