• CANADA: Alberta. More Open Than Ever

    CANADA: Alberta. More Open Than Ever

    Alberta has one of Canada’s most thriving economies and is Canada’s most business friendly jurisdiction. In Alberta, there is: less red tape, globally connected, dynamic cities and stunning mountain parks, and a young, highly educated workforce. Alberta’s key sectors include Energy/Clean Tech; Petrochem...

  • KENTUCKY: The Bluegrass State Is The Right Place To Grow Your Business

    KENTUCKY: The Bluegrass State Is The Right Place To Grow Your Business

    Within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population, Kentucky is located at the center of a 34-state distribution area in the eastern United States, Kentucky’s location advantage facilitates the distribution of goods and materials to a massive industrial and consumer market. Kentucky’s borders are...

  • TENNESSEE: Great Brands Deserve the Great State of Tennessee

    TENNESSEE: Great Brands Deserve the Great State of Tennessee

    They believe in high expectations, low debt, and a pro-business regulatory environment. Tennessee is proud to be a right-to-work state with no personal income tax on wages. Their state and local tax burdens are among the lowest in the country, and their state budget operates with a healthy surplus rather t...

  • LOUISIANA: Custom Workforce for Expanding

    LOUISIANA: Custom Workforce for Expanding

    As COVID-19 emerged in 2020, businesses paused expansion plans. Yet Louisiana’s recruitment pipeline stayed full, and soon began yielding impressive results. In July, Louisiana gained State of the Year recognition for best prior-year economic development results in the South. Days later, LED Fast Start® ...

  • MARYLAND: Home of Innovators

    MARYLAND: Home of Innovators

    With a strong focus on education, Maryland has created one of the most innovative and entrepreneurial economies in the world. High-tech, high-growth sectors, like cybersecurity, life sciences, aerospace and defense, and advanced manufacturing, are thriving in Maryland, thanks to a talented workforce, a critic...

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The New Forestry Momentum

The New Forestry Momentum

The National Forest System sees over 149 million visitors a year, bringing over $10 billion to the…

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SWLA Economic Development Alliance Focused on Business Recovery

SWLA Economic Development Alliance Focused on Business Recovery

By George Swift, President/CEO
SWLA Economic Development Alliance

Hurricane Laura has devastated our five parish region…

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