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Regional Report: Manufacturing Drives Growth in the Southern StatesBig-picture data provides evidence of a regional economy on the rise, with manufacturing as the centerpiece of its growth.
2019 Top States for Doing Business: Georgia Ranks #1 Sixth Year in a RowThe top-ranked states have landed on the radar of today’s site selection consultants because of their low business costs, generous incentive programs, and competitive labor environments, among other probusiness advantages.
Regional Report: Arkansas Making Strides in Manufacturing and TechnologyAlthough its GDP growth has been sluggish, Arkansas boasts a low cost of doing business and of living.
2017 Top States for Doing Business: Georgia Ranks #1 Fourth Year in a RowThe top-ranked states have committed to adding value as economic development leaders and problem-solvers, characteristics that are recognized by consultants to industry.
Arkansas’ Thriving Timber BasketWith its healthy forests, modern transportation infrastructure, and an available trained workforce, Arkansas’ timber industry has recently enjoyed a resurgence.
Arkansas: Creating a Technology NarrativeWith its new coding initiative and other tech-friendly steps, Arkansas is attempting to recruit and retain companies that are focused in computer science and software engineering.
Regional Report: Manufacturing Success Stories Continue in the SouthGrowth in manufacturing is driving the economies of the Southern States, while they grapple with the challenges of diversification.
2016 Top States for Doing Business: Georgia Back in Top Spot AgainThere are many factors that go into being a “top state for business” — from labor and real estate costs to the tax and regulatory environment to workforce development programs and more; the states that made the 2016 Top States for Doing Business list scored high in each category.
The Lure of Manufacturing in the U.S.Through its commitment to buy U.S.-made products, Walmart is leading the charge to encourage and help both U.S. and foreign manufacturers to set up operations on U.S. soil.
Arkansas Basic Business TaxesCorporate income tax, Sales and use taxes, Local sales and use taxes, Property tax, bonds, personal property, industrial revenue bonds
Arkansas Direct Financial IncentivesArkansas's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment.
Regional Report: Manufacturing Leads the Way in the SouthWith strong automotive and aerospace sectors, as well as highly developed workforce training programs, the South continues to attract business investment.
Welcoming Others Remains an American TraditionGlobal investors looking to expand in the U.S. will find an unrivaled consumer market; excellent education system; skilled, productive workforce; and transparent regulatory environment among other advantages.
Slideshow: 2014 Gold and Silver Shovel Award RecipientsShown here are 12 of the recipients of Area Development’s 2014 Gold & Silver awards, which were bestowed in recognition of the states’ efforts to capture new facility and expansion projects that resulted in significant investment and job creation. All told, 20 states were recognized for their efforts.
Gerber Products Company Plans $30 Million Expansion at Fort Smith, Arkansas, Manufacturing Plant