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Polaris said the Alabama manufacturing facility will feature multiple assembly lines and state-of-the-art technologies.


Polaris said the Alabama manufacturing facility will feature multiple assembly lines and state-of-the-art technologies.

Polaris Plans Alabama Facility

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Polaris Plans Alabama Facility

Gov. Bentley with Polaris hat.

Polaris said the Alabama manufacturing facility will feature multiple assembly lines and state-of-the-art technologies.


Opportunity Missed

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There was bold talk about tax reform in President Obama’s speech, but not a word about the most important tax.


State Focus: Iowa Keeps Attracting Major Business Expansions

Iowa is meeting businesses’ growing needs for highly skilled workers, like the technicians pictured here. Nearly 33 percent of Iowans ages 25 to 34 hold bachelor’s degrees. Iowa’s refundable tax credit on R&D activities has allowed many bioscience companies to build new research centers.

Fiscal stability, a low cost of doing business and a skilled workforce are a formula for growth in the Hawkeye State.



Data Download: West Leads In Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing gears.

Dan Levine, Oxford Economics writes, “As the large metro areas find themselves in an increasing competition for highly mobile talent and jobs, there will probably be continued convergence in community and economic development strategies; particularly in urban centers seeking to attract technology talent and promote business incubation.”





Business Facilities: Tesla Gigafactory Is Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Deal of the Year 2014 logo.

Business Facilities recognizes the three most significant economic development projects of the year: Tesla’s battery factory in Nevada, Washington’s retention of the Boeing facility in Everett, and the new Comcast Center in downtown Philadelphia.