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Regional Report: Manufacturing Drives the Southern Indiana Economy

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q3 2014)

Manufacturing plays a prominent role in Southern Indiana’s economy, but technology R&D as well as financial services, a growing medical sector, and renowned educational institutions must also be acknowledged. More

The Regional Impact of Quality of Life on Entrepreneurial Decisions

Dan White, Moody's Analytics and Douglas Wynne, Associate Economist, Moody's Analytics (Q2 2014)

One of the most often cited reasons for the location of a new business is quality of life, yet it is one of the areas policymakers most often overlook. More

Texas Today 2014: A Magnet for Job Growth

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q2 2014)

Low taxes, smart regulation, and skilled workers - not to mention probusiness incentives — are among the reasons Texas is continuing to build on its huge and diverse economy. More

Location Notebook: Kentucky Keeps Its Economy On Track

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q2 2014)

As states throughout the nation struggled during the recession, Kentucky quickly acted to help its economy not only recover but also grow. More

Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Business Climate Promotes Headquarters Growth

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q2 2014)

A development strategy touting its attractive quality of life as well as favorable business climate has made the Fort Lauderdale area a top choice for headquarters operations. More

Public Power Communities: Future-Focused

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q1 2014)

America’s public power communities are places where local governments and other public entities have taken charge to deliver services their communities need to prosper. More

The Southland Delivers a Solid Economic Performance

Mark Crawford (Q1 2014)

The southern states have embraced the transition from traditional to knowledge-based economies and work hard to attract new projects and the high-paying jobs that come with them. More

Ports Jockey for Post-Panamax “Pole Position”

Tim Feemster, Managing Principal, Foremost Quality Logistics (Q1 2014)

East and Gulf Coast ports are gearing up to accommodate the supersized containerships that will be able to traverse the expanded Panama Canal — and the delayed expansion process has given them the advantage of time to get ready. More

Manufacturing in America: Bigger, Better and Bolder

Mark Crawford (Q1 2014)

American manufacturing is on the upswing, with advances in innovation and productivity buoyed by decreased energy and transportation costs, and new efforts to increase work force skills. More

Opelika, Alabama Builds High-Speed On Ramp to the Future

Richard K. Wallace, Editor and Publishing Director, The Next Silicon Valley (Q1 2014)

Opelika is developing a comprehensive broadband fiberoptic system, connecting the city and a growing industrial base to the booming global business opportunities of the future. More

U.S. Industrial Real Estate Outlook: Strong Performance Propels Industrial Sector into 2014

John Morris, SIOR, Industrial Services Lead for the Americas, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. (Q1 2014)

Growing demand for goods from consumers and businesses — and an apparently permanent shift in how people buy and how goods are shipped — has propelled the U.S. industrial real estate sector into its most positive position since before the Great Recession. More

Wisconsin’s Bioscience Industry Achieves Global Recognition

Mark Crawford (Q1 2014)

Wisconsin’s bioscience industry continues to expand, often led by spinoff companies that are established to commercialize groundbreaking university research. More

Regional Report: Reaching for the Stars in the Southwest

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Directory 2014)

Most of the Southwest is enjoying better job growth than the nation as a whole, and all of these states have ramped up their economic development efforts. More

Regional Report: Beyond Automotive, the South Revs Up Growth Across Diverse Industries

Beth Mattson-Teig (Directory 2014)

A highly skilled work force and good transportation infrastructure are also drawing aerospace and other high-tech companies. More

Regional Report: Slow But Steady Economic Climb for the Midwest

(Directory 2014)

You’re not likely to find explosive growth in the Midwest, but the region’s economy is advancing at a healthy, steady pace with strategic plans to enhance investment in place. More

Regional Report: The South Atlantic Capitalizes on Its Pro-Business Climate

Beth Mattson-Teig (Directory 2014)

Customized incentives and work force training, as well as its right-to-work environment, are drawing auto, aero, life sciences, and other advanced manufacturers to the South Atlantic. More

Regional Report: Mountain States’ Economies Striving to Reach New Heights

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Directory 2014)

The Mountain States are posting positive news on the jobs and business location and expansion front. More

Regional Report: Pacific States Foster Innovation

Karen Thuermer (Directory 2014)

Winners of numerous accolades, the Plains States are garnering investment across diverse industry sectors and growing their economies. More

Regional Report: Energy Sector Bringing Jobs and Wealth to Plains States

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Directory 2014)

Winners of numerous accolades, the Plains States are garnering investment across diverse industry sectors and growing their economies. More

Regional Report: Incentives Attracting Firms to the New England States

Karen Thuermer (Directory 2014)

Some new and creative incentive programs are being provided in the Mid-Atlantic States to help drive the region’s high-tech and other industries. More