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Investment Follows Talent to Mid-Size MarketsThe affordability of mid-sized communities has made them attractive to tech-savvy workers who, in turn, are drawing business investment to those locales.
Hot Jobs: Growing Industrial SectorsAlthough the number of jobs lost during the Great Recession have been regained, not all regions or industry sectors have experienced the same recovery.
Where to Invest in the Booming Aerospace Manufacturing IndustryThe U.S. remains top-ranked globally for aerospace attractiveness, but companies must consider labor, infrastructure, and tax policy among other factors when deciding where to locate their next U.S. facility.
What Makes a Successful Innovation District?Prosperous innovation districts have diversified economies and are integrated into the fabric of a community, drawing workers who seek out such environments and the companies that are trying to attract them.
Explaining the Emergence of Smaller and Western MetrosWith fast-growing populations and diverse economies, states in the West and Mountain region are showing significant economic growth, while smaller metros are benefitting from their larger urban neighbors’ spillover effect.
2018 Leading Metro Locations: Pacific and Mountain Metros Dominate the ListThe 2018 Leading Metro Locations reflect the nation’s overall economic growth as the country enjoys the second-longest economic expansion on record, with many small and mid-size metros exhibiting economic strength.
2018 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: California, Florida, Illinois and New York Awarded Silver Shovels - States with Populations over 12 Million
2018 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Recognize States’ Efforts to Attract High-Value Investment & Large Job-Creating ProjectsMore than 200 projects across multiple states brought with them the promise -- in total -- of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investment.
STEM Grads: At the Core of the Tech Location DecisionThe search for tech talent is leading companies to look at some traditional as well as surprising locations and also putting workspace buildout in a new perspective.
2017 Top States Commentary: Availability of Existing Talent Should Also Be Taken into AccountShovel-ready sites, speed of permitting, and workforce development programs put the South in the lead, but taking availability of existing talent into account may have place more populous states higher in the rankings.
2017 Top States Commentary: Leading States Show a Bi-Partisan Focus on Economic DevelopmentThe Top States rankings reflect the practicality of working real projects in these states because their economic development organizations work hard to win and locate projects.
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.
Tech Firms Find New Opportunity in Emerging Hotspots“Hidden gems” like Sacramento and Albany are winning more industry interest thanks to affordable, talent-rich ecosystems.
The Select Few Metros Where Wages Are Really GrowingA recent analysis from Emsi suggests that the labor market might not be as tight as the data shows — or at least not tight enough for businesses in aggregate to significantly drive up wages.
California Firms Abiogenix and FATHOM Partner to Develop Unique Swab for COVID19 Pandemic