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Automakers Enter the Circular EconomyIndustrial companies, including automotive firms, are among those reinventing how businesses find, use, and dispose of the resources and materials that make up global trade.
2018 Top States for Doing Business Commentary: Southern States Continue Their DominationFavorable business tax climates and competitive labor environments — as well as aggressive utility economic development programs — have helped the Southern States to come out on top.
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.
Texas Today: Where Businesses SucceedThe state of Texas continues to gain accolades for its pro-business environment, which is sustained by its skilled workforce, low taxes, favorable regulatory environment, and deal-closing funds among other attributes.
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.
Texas: Attracting Large and Small Companies Through Innovative InitiativesState and local leaders are continuing to drive economic growth in Texas through pro-business policies and workforce training initiatives.
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.
Workforce Supply and Demand in the Automotive IndustryMore technology and automation means auto makers require fewer workers (with relatively low labor costs), but their workforce needs are increasingly tech-focused—a trend that’s going to accelerate with the rise of driverless cars and trucks.
Texas Instruments Chooses Richardson, Texas, for Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication Facility