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A strong, centrally located transportation infrastructure, a skilled workforce and a warm business climate make Arkansas an attractive venue.


A strong, centrally located transportation infrastructure, a skilled workforce and a warm business climate make Arkansas an attractive venue.

State Focus: Arkansas – Easy To Reach, Easy To Grow

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State Focus: Arkansas – Easy To Reach, Easy To Grow

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A strong, centrally located transportation infrastructure, a skilled workforce and a warm business climate make Arkansas an attractive venue.


State Focus: Minnesota’s Formula For Success

Thanks to a robust economy and strong workforce, Minnesota attracted more than 150 corporate expansion projects last year, many of them in the Twin Cities. (Photo: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.)

The North Star State has definitely seen the economic light, with achievements that read like a recipe rundown.


Industry Focus: Logistics – Going With The Flow

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

To service customers efficiently, tailored logistics and transportation solutions are essential to ensure coordinated goods movement from origin to end user through each supply chain segment.



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.