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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Green with Energy

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

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.

Indiana: Sending Tech Messages

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

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Featured Location Spotlight

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.

Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: Sundance 2014 – Reconstructing Utah

"What if you woke up tomorrow and everything you'd come to know about Utah was gone?" Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert rallies a team of business and community leaders to highlight what makes Utah a top state for business. Enjoy this fast, fun movie trailer for "Reconstructing Utah!"

Latest Blog Posts

AutoZone Chooses Florida For New Distribution Facility

The auto parts retailer and distributer will invest $50M in Ocala, FL, creating 240 jobs.

Prescient Bringing 205 Jobs To North Carolina

The construction industry innovator will invest nearly $19 million in a new East Coast operations center in Alamance County, NC.

Software Technology Company Moves To Downtown Reno

Female-Founded CAEK, Inc. was drawn to Reno, NV because of its strong sense of community and access to diverse talent pools.

Surveys & Research

New Jobs To Drive Migration To Middle America

Strong job growth on the coasts has been drawing people away from Middle America, but experts predict the trend will reverse.

CRE Functions Becoming More Aligned With C-Suite

A recent survey of corporate real estate executives finds an increased focus on the strategic aspects of CRE within companies.

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.