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BUSINESS REPORT: Virginia’s High-Tech Economy Keeps Growing

A well-rounded location choice for business in general, the Old Dominion offers a competitive edge for new and expanding companies looking for technological advantages. From the July/August 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Nissan North America Expanding in Canton, MS

The Japanese auto giant is planning to produce Nissan Sentra compacts at its Mississippi plant, creating 1,000 new jobs and bringing total employment in Canton up to 4,500. From the July/August 2012 issue
West Virgina Governor Earl Ray Tomblin

BUSINESS REPORT: West Virginia Is Open For Business

Several major automotive initiatives are keeping jobs rolling into the Mountain State. From the May/June 2012 issue
Hexcel commissions two new carbon fiber lines.

BUSINESS REPORT: Job Creation Efforts are Buzzing in the Beehive State

Gov. Gary Herbert is well on the way to hitting his target of 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days, unveiling several new high-wage projects in growth sectors. From the May/June 2012 issue
Gov. O'Malley tours one of Maryland's largest solar installations at Perdue headquarters in Salisbury, MD.

BUSINESS REPORT: Maryland is Leading the Pack in Energy Efficiency

A state strategy to invest in clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy is generating thousands of jobs while reducing energy consumption. From the May/June 2012 issue
Purdue Discovery Park

BUSINESS REPORT: Indiana – A Warm Business Climate Grows A Multitude Of Jobs

Indiana’s Economic Development Corporation had a record-breaking year in 2011 as the state gained commitments for 19,080 jobs with hourly wages exceeding the state average. From the March/April 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Arizona Is Challenging Its Homegrown Innovators

From solar energy to information technology, Arizona is challenging its businesses to create innovation and keep it homegrown with new incentives and programs. From the March/April 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Texas – A Decade Of Prosperity

The Lone Star State puts the Recession in the rear-view mirror and continues its relentless economic growth spurt by adding more jobs than any other state over the past 10 years. From the March/April 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: California – Finding The Lowest Denominator Of Business Cost

While California’s redevelopment agencies are adjusting to a sweeping realignment, locations throughout the state are busy attracting new ventures by lowering the cost of doing business. From the March/April 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: New Jersey – Transit Hub Tax Credit Fuels An Urban Renaissance In...

New Jersey’s Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit is greasing the wheels for big-ticket relocations and construction of new corporate headquarters. From the March/April 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Georgia – GT Info Security Center Supports Cyber Start-Ups

Georgia Tech and a bevy of higher education resources in the Peach State are giving new players a leg up in the competition for venture capital funds to seed tomorrow’s industries. From the March/April 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Washington – Aerospace Giant Aims Higher

To ensure future success of its flourishing aerospace industry, Washington is focusing on new investments in training and a new statewide coalition aimed at competitiveness. From the January/February 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Sunshine State Shines Light on Innovation

Florida launched a number of major projects in 2011 that are helping to provide momentum for its innovative industry clusters and create higher-paying jobs. From the January/February 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Ontario’s Thriving Green Economy

Forward-thinking renewable energy programs and incentives are catalysts for growth in an area sitting next to one of the largest clean-energy markets in the world. From the January/February 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Mississippi Aims To Move To The Head Of The Creative Class

With a new governor, the Magnolia State is moving to revitalize Mississippi’s business outlook in 2012 by focusing on emerging industries, including clean energy and the creative economy. From the January/February 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Louisiana Keeps Moving Up Way Down South

Louisiana remains a solid front runner for job growth and business development with best-in-the-nation workforce training and technology incentives that are cultivating a high-quality workforce. From the January/February 2012 issue.

Iowa: Leading a Revolution in 21st Century Industries

With the nation’s largest supply of biomass, the Hawkeye State is leading the way in biofuels, biochemicals, plastics and adhesives.

The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Business

Spurred on by a venture capital fund of more than $1 billion and some aggressive incentives, West Virginia is luring new business to the Mountain State.

The 21st Century is the “Texas Century”

Texas continues to outperform the rest of the nation in job creation, creating more jobs in 2010 than any other state and achieving job growth nearly double that of other top 10 states.

Clean Energy and Rural Growth Surge in Mississippi

Community leaders in the Magnolia State are getting down to business by creating new economic growth tools that are garnering national, and even international, attention.

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