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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.
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.
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.
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.
Leading Locations for 2017: West Coast "Tech" Cities Top List, Smaller MSA's Show Workforce ChopsIt’s not surprising to see larger MSAs at the top of the list due to their economic diversity and advantages of scale. But, mid-size and small cities built upon clusters that are in high demand, and where a prime workforce exists, can also be economic powerhouses.
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: High-Tech and Clean-Tech Companies Driving Growth in the Mountain StatesAlthough their economies have been traditionally resource-based, the Mountain States also have flourishing high-tech and alternative-energy sectors.
Regional Talent Attraction Study Results: It’s Not All About Core CitiesAs many regions have become equally or more concerned with supporting existing companies than with recruiting new businesses, attracting and retaining talent has become a focal point. Which counties are standing out with high net migration and skilled job growth?
Cloud Adoption Multiplying Data Center DemandThe rising reliance on digital content and data sovereignty laws are driving demand for data center space.
Leading Locations for 2016: San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco Ranks First Among MSAsFor the sixth year, Area Development has tackled the question with a multifaceted approach that crunches a wide variety of data to arrive at rankings in four vital factors — Prime Workforce, Economic Strength, Year-Over-Year Growth, and Five-Year Growth.
U.S. Legislative, Incentives, & Economic Development Policies UpdateGrowing companies need to be aware of the many changes states are making to their incentives policies.
Colorado Direct Financial IncentivesColorado's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment.
Colorado Basic Business TaxesCorporate income tax, Sales and use taxes, Unemployment taxes and workers' compensation, Property tax, Inventory taxes, Severance taxes, Investment tax credits, Enterprise zone tax credits
Regional Report: The Mountain States Garner Accolades for Business ExpansionTheir economies are faring well, but the Mountain States continue to keep themselves busy building new industries and supporting existing employers.
Emerson Plans $100 Million Expansion at Boulder, Colorado, Research and Production Campus
Colorado Springs-Based Lee Spirits Company Joins Fight Against Coronavirus with Hand Sanitizer Production