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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: Energy and Infrastructure Lead the Way in LouisianaThrough its infrastructure upgrades and workforce development initiatives, Louisiana is drawing investment from both traditional and advanced technology companies.
2018 Top States for Doing Business Commentary: Can Trailing States Catch the Southern Coastal States Leading the Pack?Those states not rated highly by the responding consultants have an opportunity to create policy to get on the leader board, but the implementation timeline must be longer than any incumbent political administration in order to achieve meaningful results.
2018 Top States for Doing Business Commentary: Importance of Addressing the Skill Labor ShortageElite workforce development programs are helping to offset any skills shortages due to tight labor market conditions.
2018 Top States for Doing Business: Georgia Ranks #1 Fifth Year in a RowCompetitive labor environments and leading workforce development programs, low taxes and utility costs, favorable regulatory environments, and cooperative state governments are among the top-ranked states’ pro-business attributes.
2018 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Alabama, Louisiana and Utah Awarded Silver Shovels - States with 3 to 5 Million Population
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.
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.
It’s Your Move: Critical Considerations When Relocating Corporate HeadquartersThe improving economy is making it more financially feasible for companies to relocate their corporate headquarters, but such a move calls for careful consideration of a variety of factors that will determine the ultimate success — or failure — of relocation.
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.
2016 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Recognize States That Have Garnered High-Impact Economic Development ProjectsThe states receiving this year’s Shovel Awards are being recognized for their large numbers of high-impact economic development projects, including $1 billion+ deals with thousands of new jobs. Six states — California, Ohio, Tennessee, South Carolina, Nevada and Utah — are being awarded Gold Shovels in recognition of projects undertaken in 2015.
U.S. Legislative, Incentives, & Economic Development Policies UpdateGrowing companies need to be aware of the many changes states are making to their incentives policies.
Louisiana Basic Business TaxesCorporate Tax Apportionment Program, Property Tax Exemption for Non-Manufacturing Firms, Corporate Income Tax, Corporate Franchise Tax, Sales and Use Tax, Property Tax
Canada-Based E.I. Williams Industries Eyes U.S. Manufacturing Plant in Webster Parish, Louisiana