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Gov. Rick Snyder has identified core problems and brought stakeholders together to solve them in an effort the governor likes to call relentless positive action.


Gov. Rick Snyder has identified core problems and brought stakeholders together to solve them in an effort the governor likes to call relentless positive action.

Feature Story: Michigan Governor’s Report – Reinventing Michigan

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Feature Story: Michigan Governor’s Report – Reinventing Michigan

Southfield, MI, native Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans, has purchased or leased a huge swath of downtown Detroit and is aggressively revitalizing the Motor City and transforming it into a 21st-century high-tech hub.

Gov. Rick Snyder has identified core problems and brought stakeholders together to solve them in an effort the governor likes to call relentless positive action.


Cover Story: High-Tech Hubs

Samsung has invested more than $13 billion in its semiconductor fabrication complex in Austin. TX.

With smart new regional growth strategies and generous federal funding initiatives, high-tech hubs are springing up all over the United States.




Business Report: Georgia – Latvian Fiberglass Producer Puts U.S. HQ in Dublin, GA

Valmiera will make fiberglass, like the rolls above at its plant in Latvia, at a new facility in Dublin, GA.

Valmiera Glass will invest $20 million in a new manufacturing facility, creating 150 jobs.


Business Report: Missouri – Commerce Bank Puts New HQ In Joplin Tornado Recovery Zone

Rendering of the new Commerce Bank Joplin headquarters at its new location at the southwest corner of 20th Street and Connecticut Avenue—the site where a Commerce branch was destroyed by the May 2011 tornado.

A new high-tech bank building will rise on the site of a branch destroyed by the F5 tornado on May 22, 2011.


Business Report: Four Cities To Pilot Kansas Statewide Broadband Initiative

Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George.

A Local Technology Planning Pilot project will help communities develop strategic plans for broadband.


Business Report: Arizona – Ak-Chin Offering The Best Of Both Worlds In Arizona

The Ak-Chin Indian Community gave the adjacent City of Maricopa $7.4 million for the development of its Copper Sky Recreation Complex. Ak-Chin has become an economic powerhouse in western Pinal County, AZ, fueling much of the region’s economic development.

The Santa Cruz Commerce Center is a shovel-ready site with 40 acres of available lots for build-to-suit projects.



Location Focus: Illinois – Trying To Make Headway In Every Way

Arlington Downs

The Land of Lincoln is pulling out all the stops in the name of economic progress.