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.
Expanded incentives are giving Mississippi a leg up on attracting leading-edge industries including clean energy, data centers and aerospace composites.
Gov. Gary Herbert is busy cultivating an economic “garden” in the Beehive State, planting a culture of enhanced entrepreneurship in fertile soil for business expansions yielding a bountiful crop of homegrown jobs.
Rebounding strong from the national downturn, Texas stands out as a place of economic opportunity with many of its cities emerging as growth leaders in the Sun Belt.
Texas is well known as a prime location for business, but it also is an emerging hot spot for technological innovation driven by state, local, and industry partnerships.
The Garden State’s new governor is taking a hands-on approach to job creation, pledging to improve the business climate through deregulation and lower tax rates.
Business activity never stopped in Minnesota, even during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.
From bioscience to alternative energy, a bevy of emerging growth sectors have discovered "there's no place like home" in the Sunflower State.
Rich in energy resources, Louisiana is adding new high-tech and research sectors to a traditional manufacturing, oil and gas production base.
Governor Edward Rendell is using creative initiatives and incentives to attract green energy companies and clean up brownfields, increasing investment and new jobs.
From the hustle and bustle of New York City to the rich and diverse regions that span the state, New York is an attractive location for new and emerging businesses.
Florida’s total merchandise trade exceeded $130 billion in 2008, a 13.7% increase over the previous year.
State-by-state comparisons still put Texas at the top of the list in employment and growth indicators.
An aggressive state economic stimulus program, lower cost of living, and a strong university system boost the Keystone State.
A new governor's battle plan to energize a sluggish economy zeroes in on incentives that work and the growth of knowledge-based jobs in the Tarheel State.
A skilled, knowledge-based workforce and a competitive business climate have given Arizona one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation.
Texas is bucking the economic trends and maintaining strong growth in income and employment.
To put Alabama ahead of the pack, Governor Bob Riley is investing in the robotics research industry.
Governor Jon Corzine is making a major effort to turn urban blight into a "gold mine" for companies relocating to big cities.
Tapping into fast-growing technology and energy sectors, Gov. David Paterson's economic development initiatives are helping to strengthen the state's manufacturing base while attracting new relocations and expansions.