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Maryland Streamlines Development Process

Gov. Martin O’Malley has launched “Business in Maryland Made Easy,” an economic development initiative and part of the governor's ongoing efforts to improve the conditions that allow businesses to grow and create jobs. “Maryland Made Easy”includes specific strategies for state agencies to help improve Maryland’s business environment by streamlining processes, simplifying regulations and improving communicat ...

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IA Governor Unveils Public-Private Agency

Gov. Terry Branstad plans to unveil details Monday about a new economic development authority that would replace the existing agency, according to a report in the Des Moines Register. Gov. Branstad is expected to introduce the new Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress at his weekly press conference. He campaigned on a plan to scrap the existing Iowa Department of Economic Development, saying it was dysfunc ...

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Rising tide of red ink

Anyone who thought state budget deficits were confined to one or two regions of the United States had a sobering wake-up call in the form of a report issued this month by the Center on Budget and Policy. The report indicates that the sea of red ink has now washed over no less than 44 states. Nevada, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas and California lead the list of states in arrears, each compiling current deficit ...

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Auto Parts Supplier Expands in Troy, MI

Automotive parts supplier ArvinMeritor will invest $23 million in facility and equipment upgrades to its headquarters in Troy, MI. The company got approval from the Troy City Council this week for personal and real property tax abatements that will total $2.4 million, $454,457 which will be city taxes, over a 12-year period. ArvinMeritor, which specializes in heavy duty truck, defense and industrial drive t ...

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Alaska Expands Development Incentives

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell submitted four pieces of legislation to encourage increased investment in Alaska’s resource development and create job opportunities for Alaskans. "We continue to focus on legislation that will create economic opportunities and jobs for Alaskans,” Governor Parnell said. The governor transmitted a bill to establish a 20 percent tax credit for qualified research and development conduc ...

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Arizona Economic Development Directory

AZ Statewide Economic Development Agencies Arizona Department of Commerce David Drennon Director of Communications 1700 West Washington Street, Suite 600 Phoenix, AZ USA 85007 602-771-1163 david@azcommerce.com www.azcommerce.com Would you like to advertise here? call 732-559-1265 or email Jim Semple at jsemple@groupc.com AZ Utilities Arizona Public Service Co. David Bentler Manager, Economic Development P.O ...

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Georgia Economic Development Directory

GA Statewide Economic Development Agencies Georgia Department of Economic Development Bill Dobbs Director of Business Development 75 5th Street NW, Suite 1200 Atlanta, GA USA 30308 404-962-4028 business@georgia.org www.georgia.org Would you like to advertise here? call 732-559-1265 or email Jim Semple at jsemple@groupc.com GA Utilities Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Joe Riley Manager, Economic Deve ...

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Arkansas Economic Development Directory

AR Statewide Economic Development Agencies Arkansas Economic Development Commission Becky Thompson Deputy Director, Global Business 900 West Capitol Little Rock, AR USA 72201 501-682-1121 bthompson@arkansasedc.com www.arkansasedc.com Would you like to advertise here? call 732-559-1265 or email Jim Semple at jsemple@groupc.com AR Utilities Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Kirkley Thomas Manager, Economic Devel ...

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Alabama Economic Development Directory

AL Statewide Economic Development Agencies Alabama Development Office/Alabama Center for Commerce Greg Canfield Director 401 Adams Avenue Montgomery, AL USA 36104 800-248-0033 greg.canfield@ado.alabama.gov www.ado.alabama.gov Alabama Industrial Development Training Ed Castile Director One Technology Court Montgomery, AL USA 36116 334-242-4158 412 director@aidt.edu www.aidt.edu Alabama State Port Authority J ...

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SC, GA Issue Joint Resolution on Ports Dredging

Representatives of development agencies in two states whose ports are competing to become the go-to destinations from an expanded Panama Canal appear to be pooling their resources. South Carolina’s Lowcountry Economic Alliance reportedly has joined the Georgia Ports Authority and the Savannah Economic Development Authority signing a joint resolution in support of deepening both the Savannah and Charleston h ...

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