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A skilled, knowledge-based workforce and a competitive business climate have given Arizona one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation.

Sky’s the Limit for High Tech in the Grand Canyon State

Sky’s the Limit for High Tech in the Grand Canyon State

A skilled, knowledge-based workforce and a competitive business climate have given Arizona one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation.

The Lone Star State is Flexing its Muscles

Texas is bucking the economic trends and maintaining strong growth in income and employment.

Alabama Looks to Industry of the Future

To put Alabama ahead of the pack, Governor Bob Riley is investing in the robotics research industry.

Garden State Uses New Initiatives to Grow City Centers

Governor Jon Corzine is making a major effort to turn urban blight into a "gold mine" for companies relocating to big cities.

New York: High-Tech Growth

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.

Up, Up, and Away in North Carolina

North Carolina's aerospace and aviation industry is flying high as it attracts high-caliber companies and creates well-paying jobs.

South Carolina Extends Its Global Reach

The Palmetto State's Department of Commerce is casting lines into international waters in an attempt to reel in foreign traders.

Nanotech Looms Large in Commonwealth’s Economy

Keystone Innovation Zone taps a homegrown, skilled workforce to transform the state into a cutting-edge technology leader.

The Gem State Polishes Its Economic Equities

Idaho's whirlwind of new business announcements, financial incentives, and commerce Web sites is reshaping the state's economic forecast.

Maine’s New Maritime Marketing Message

The boat building business is a hallmark of Maine's marine industry, and a new branding strategy aims to promote a fresh, new image.

Fueling North America’s Energy Demands

New developments at Irving Oil and Point Lepreau will bolster New Brunswick's already substantial energy production capabilities.

Innovating Big in Rhode Island

The nation's smallest state has been working hard to nurture technology breakthroughs with several ambitious economic development programs.

If You Build It, They Will Come

After Toyota announced it would locate a plant in Mississippi, suppliers have been quick to follow suit ... and the suppliers' suppliers aren't far behind.

Key Kansas Industries Get a Boost

The labor pool for the aviation, healthcare, and advanced materials industries in South Central Kansas will soon benefit from the federal WIRED initiative.

Missouri Downtowns Dare to DREAM

A statewide initiative is revitalizing the downtown areas of 20 communities throughout Missouri, with more recipients to be announced later this year.

Road Projects to Accelerate Michigan’s Economy

Thanks to an initiative proposed by the governor during her State of the State address, several road projects will start early, bringing thousands of jobs to Michigan.

Louisiana Upgrades Important Port

The Port of South Louisiana on the Mississippi River is a global shipping center and a cornerstone of the state's economy. With its planned enhancements, it can only get better.

New Incentives for New Hampshire

Two new incentives—one revived from the dead, the other still unborn—show promise for helping New Hampshire compete in a challenging economy.

California Seeks Immigration Reform to Spur Economic Growth

Leaders in business and government say that caps on visas are chasing away workers who are essential to the economic development of California—and the nation.

Green with Energy

New Mexico is becoming a model state for "green" business development and practice.

Virginia’s VITAL Signs

A new global business focus is quickening the pulse and changing the face of Virginia's economy.

New Center Will Propel Ontario’s Automotive Future

The Ontario government unveiled plans to invest in an Automotive Centre of Excellence in the city of Oshawa as part of the CA $2.5 billion GM Beacon Project.

Indiana: Sending Tech Messages

New grants and jobs bolster Indiana's diverse technology industry.

Legislation Spurring Innovation in Kentucky

Kentucky has been working hard to entice cutting-edge companies to invest in the state through a variety of incentive programs targeted at fostering innovation.

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Topeka, Kansas: Location Spotlight Of The Week

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

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