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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.
Location Notebook: Mississippi — Where Key Stakeholders Cooperate for Business SuccessMississippi’s Shovel Award accomplishments reflect a commitment by businesses, their workforces, and the economic development community to work together.
2018 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Kansas and Mississippi Awarded Silver Shovels - States with Populations Less than 3 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.
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.
2017 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Recognize States Compiling Healthy Rosters of New and Expanded FacilitiesThe work of economic development is a complicated mix of salesmanship, customer service, technical and legal expertise, communications, relationship-building, and a healthy dose of good fortune.
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.
Location Notebook: Advanced Manufacturing Key to Mississippi’s EconomyMississippi is taking steps to ensure its growing advanced manufacturing sector can fulfill its need for a skilled workforce.
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.
Mississippi Basic Business TaxesSales tax credits and exemptions, purchases of raw materials, processing chemicals, packaging materials, individual revenue bond-financed properties, construction materials, machinery, equipment related to that headquarters facility, expanding manufacturers, Tier Two, Tier One, Tier Three, contractor's construction contract
Mississippi Direct Financial IncentivesMississippi'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.
Investing in Workforce Benefits Employers and Their CommunitiesTraining provided by a state or community is valuable in bringing a workforce up to speed, but so is the creation of a “culture of learning” in an individual company.
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems Expands Shannon, Mississippi, Manufacturing Complex