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2021 Top States Commentary: Top Ranked States Hold Their PositionsDespite increasing competition between states because of rising wages and a lack of ready-to-go sites, the top ranked states have remained consistent year over year.
2021 Top States Commentary: Auto Industry Projects Driving Top-Ranked StatesTheir pro-business environments — with skilled labor, top workforce training programs, competitive utility rates, fast permitting processes, and more — have propelled states across the South to be ranked highly for auto-related and other projects.
2021 Top States Commentary: A Look Behind the RankingsWhile the top states overall remain consistent year-over-year, a deep dive into the data shows some interesting movement in the rankings.
2021 Top States Commentary: Commonalities Shared by the Top-Ranked StatesResponsive economic developers, clearly defined property solutions, and minimization of risk and cost put states on consultants’ top-10 list.
2021 Top States Commentary: Location Strategies Altered by the Pandemic, But Not ResultsAlthough both the location advisors and economic developers have had limited project experiences during this past year, the 2021 results align with what we have seen in past years.
2021 Top States Commentary: Pandemic Accelerates Pre-Existing State TrendsPro-business tax structures, responsive state governments, workforce training programs, and site-readiness programs are allowing top-ranked states to hold their positions.
Tennessee Sees a Surge in Headquarters, Tech, and Finance FacilitiesWith a critical mass of qualified workers, as well as a friendly business environment, the state of Tennessee is drawing new and expanding firms.
2021 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Recognize State and Local Economic Development EffortsAlthough 2020’s global pandemic resulted in some projects being stalled or canceled, the annual Shovel Awards recognize many other new and expanded facilities plans that are on track and expected to created thousands of jobs and billions in investment.
Electrifying the Economy: Tennessee’s Big Push into Electric VehiclesAutomakers are investing major sums into Volunteer State facilities to turn out new and exciting electric vehicles, as well as major components that make them go.
2020 Top States for Doing Business Showcase Their Pro-Business EnvironmentsDespite changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the states across the South seem to have all their ducks in a row when it comes to attracting business.
2020 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Recognize State and Local Economic Development EffortsWhile the current COVID-19 crisis may put some development on “pause,” our annual Shovel Awards recognize states that garnered large job-creating and investment projects over the course of the previous year.
Tennessee Industry Steps Up to Fight Covid-19Tennessee’s businesses, researchers, and others have developed solutions and repurposed operations in response to the pandemic, and their efforts will serve as the foundation to the state’s rebound.
Finding Talent in a Time of Economic ChangeAs millions of idled workers start to return to the workforce, the need for workforce development programs will be greater than ever before.
Regional Report: Manufacturing Drives Growth in the Southern StatesBig-picture data provides evidence of a regional economy on the rise, with manufacturing as the centerpiece of its growth.
Ford Motor and South Korea-Based SK Innovation Plan Kentucky and Tennessee Electric Battery Vehicle Plants