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The evolution and growth of ports and free trade zones around the world is often in the news, which is covered here.

Business Report: Maryland Exports Hit Record Level In 2014

The top trade markets for Maryland goods and services are Canada ($1.9 billion), Saudi Arabia ($915 million) and China ($714 million), with transportation equipment, chemicals and electronic products leading the surge. ...

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Port Everglades Expansion Wins Army Corps Approval

A plan to deepen and widen Florida’s Port Everglades has won a key approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, clearing the way for the port to seek Congressional funding for a project that would generate thousands of jobs and maintain the region's leading position in international trade. ...

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State Focus: Washington – A Legendary Place To Do Business

Construction cranes are dotting the idyllic skies in the northwest, where, among other projects, the new world headquarters of Amazon is taking shape amid a bustling real estate market. ...

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State Focus: New York – A Startup Empire Grows In New York

Since its inception in 2013, more than 80 companies have embraced the Empire State’s innovative START-UP NY program, which created tax-free zones linked to New York’s system of higher education. ...

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Industry Focus: Logistics – Winding Roads

Logistics industry professionals must sometimes resolve issues C through Z to get from point A to B efficiently and hold costs down for the trillion-dollar U.S. distribution industry. ...

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Feature Story: 2015 Economic Development Awards

Locations across the nation are rapidly applying the best practices needed to meet the requirements of new and expanding 21st century businesses. This makes it much tougher for us to pick the best of the best, so we’ve expanded our showcase to make room for an ever-increasing number of economic development leaders. ...

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State Focus: Southern California – Where The Leading Edge Lives

So Cal’s Leading Edge has the right stuff to deliver advanced materials, clean transport systems and green energy, as well as the world’s most advanced aircraft. ...

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Industry Focus: Food Processing – Food Facts

The more we know when it comes to what’s in our food, the more we want to know. Pleasing this knowledge palate can mean big bucks for the food processing industry. ...

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