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What a difference five years can make. The U.S. has undergone nothing short of an Energy Revolution and reclaimed it position as the world's largest energy producer.


What a difference five years can make. The U.S. has undergone nothing short of an Energy Revolution and reclaimed it position as the world's largest energy producer.

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Location Focus: New York – The Empire State Leverages Its Strengths

New York Air Brake recently expanded total employment to 466 and made significant capital investment in new machining centers, testing equipment and other improvements at its Watertown facility. (Photo: Development Authority of the North Country.)

New York is leveraging its world-class higher education system with an aggressive incentives program geared to business startups.




Feature Story: Aiming For The Top In Utah

Dinesh Patel (center) cuts the ribbon on Blackrock Microsystems' new headquarters in Research Park on the University of Utah campus. The $12-million, 60,000-square-foot facility includes a cleanroom and incubation space for life sciences startups.

When Gov. Gary Herbert took office, he set a lofty goal of making Utah the top-performing state economy. Four years and thousands of jobs later, the Beehive state is poised to plant its flag at the summit.


Cover Story: New Energy Powers Growth

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An energy revolution is sweeping across the U.S., creating thousands of jobs and making it likely we’ll achieve the long-sought goal of energy independence by 2020 or sooner.


Feature Story: 2014 Economic Development Awards

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There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations who have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations.


BUSINESS REPORT: AeroTurbine Opens HQ In Miramar As Florida Aerospace Grows

Secretary of Commerce Gray Swoope, President & CEO of Enterprise Florida.

The sunshine state is home to more than 2,000 aviation companies.


BUSINESS REPORT: Hat World Puts Expanded Headquarters In Zionsville, IN

Hat World, Inc., a homegrown Hoosier company, manufactures sports apparel and operates retail stores primarily under the LIDS brand, a familiar mecca for team caps in shopping malls across the U.S. (Photo: HOLY-CRAFT.COM.)

The manufacturer of hats and sports apparel will add 758 new jobs and invest $21.8 million to expand its operation in central Indiana.


BUSINESS REPORT: Stafford County – Where Connectivity And Opportunity Intersect

A new fiber-optic network along the I-95 right-of-way will be completed this fall.

Home to the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, Stafford County, VA is known as a destination for Defense and technology companies. Its location and business climate offer much more.