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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.
Regional Report: A Slow, But Steady Pace of Economic Growth for the New England StatesAlthough growth had been lagging in the New England States, they’re now catching up to the rest of the nation in terms of economic recovery.
The Reasons Corporate Headquarters are Heading Back DowntownIn order to lure tech-savvy millennials, many companies that years ago moved out to the suburbs are heading back to the urban downtowns that offer the lifestyle this generation of employees desires. And the trend isn't confined to just North America’s biggest cities.
Cloud Adoption Multiplying Data Center DemandThe rising reliance on digital content and data sovereignty laws are driving demand for data center space.
Frontline: New Tech Havens Bloom as Digitization Transforms U.S. EconomyThe fluidity of digital innovation - and its lack of dependence on a traditional industrial infrastructure - means that tech havens are blooming in newer magnets where tech-savvy workers are prevalent, ranging from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Richmond, Virginia.
U.S. Legislative, Incentives, & Economic Development Policies UpdateGrowing companies need to be aware of the many changes states are making to their incentives policies.
Massachusetts Basic Business Taxeslarge S-corporations, Financial institutions, corporate tax structure, Unitary Filing, Tax Fairness and Business Competitiveness, state taxable income, Common ownership
Massachusetts Direct Financial IncentivesMassachusetts's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment.
Regional Report: New England Joining the Economic-Recovery BandwagonAs a prime recipient of venture-capital investment, the New England region is continuing to attract entrepreneurs and grow jobs.
First Person: A Precision Aerospace Manufacturer Relocates Production from Mexico Back to New EnglandA staff editor for Area Development recently interviewed Scott Livingston, the president and CEO of the Horst Engineering Family of Companies, a privately held contract manufacturer of precision-machined components and assemblies for aerospace and other high-technology industries which recently returned production to the U.S. from Mexico.
Public Power Communities Shine the Light on InnovationPublic power utilities, which are owned by the communities they serve, have an inherent interest in helping those communities to innovate and prosper.
Contingent Labor Streamlines Manufacturing OperationsOnce only considered as a last resort by companies to reduce labor costs, contingent workers that possess high levels of industry-specific training are now used by manufacturers on an increasingly regular basis. It is estimated that by 2018 nearly 45 percent of the world’s total workforce will be contingent.
First Person: Renaissance or Cyclical Recovery? Strategy for Sustained U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness NeededAdams Nager, an economic research assistant at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, recently talked with Area Development about the state of manufacturing in the U.S. In his career, Nager has focused on macroeconomic growth, competitiveness, and tax theory.
Regional Report: Slow But Steady Economic Growth in New England StatesJobs are coming back slowly in New England, with aerospace/defense, bioscience, and fulfillment centers taking the lead.
Sencorp Thermoforming Modifies Manufacturing to Produce Face Masks at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Plant