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Front Line: Inland Ports Spur Distribution GrowthLocations in the middle part of the country provide an alternative to coastal seaports while providing quick intermodal connections to the nation’s interior.
Regional Report: The Plains States Leverage Their SynergiesGrowth and collaboration mark the economic development picture in the Plains States, which have joined forces to compete against other more populous regions.
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 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: Industrial Diversification Creates Stable, Sustainable Economies in the PlainsEfforts to diversify their economies have helped the Plains States to weather the downturn in the oil and gas industry.
Location Trends in the Aerospace IndustryA natural geographical shift, lean supply chain management, and a new approach to incentives offerings are influencing aerospace companies’ location decisions.
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.
Best Practices for Creating an Innovative, Advanced Manufacturing CulturePromoting innovative, advanced manufacturing cultures within a community involves strategic planning and effective partnership with public institutions.
Improving the Commute - and Economic Development - With BRTBus Rapid Transit (BRT) offers communities many advantages, but systems across the nation have met with varied measures of success.
Frontline: Incubators Help Startups to Grow and SucceedStartup fever is exploding across America, as a slow-growth economy, corporate job cutbacks, and the work ethos and expectations of the burgeoning millennial generation reshape the business landscape.
Kansas Basic Business TaxesNEW TAX REFORM, High Performance Incentive Program, Machinery Equipment Expensing Deduction, Machinery and Equipment Property Tax Exemption, Property Tax Abatement, SALES TAX EXEMPTIONS, RURAL OPPORTUNITY ZONES, Right-to-Work State, Inventory Tax Exemption, Research Tax Credit, Workers’ Compensation
Kansas Direct Financial IncentivesKansas's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment.
Regional Report: The Plains States Rank High for Business FriendlinessAlready a powerful region for energy production, the Plains States are luring technology firms with their low taxes and other pro-business policies.
Lenexa, Kansas-based SkuTouch Solutions Importing Critical COVID-19 Medical Supplies From China
Spirit AeroSystems Converts to Wind-Generated Electricity at Wichita, Kansas Headquarters