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Additive manufacturing is the hottest new growth sector, promising to revolutionize how just about anything you can imagine gets made.


Additive manufacturing is the hottest new growth sector, promising to revolutionize how just about anything you can imagine gets made.

Feature Story: 3D Printing Is Shaping Up

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Feature Story: 3D Printing Is Shaping Up

3D printing is being used by the Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center to manufacture prosthetic limbs, and a new hand for a six-year-old boy who was born without one.

Additive manufacturing is the hottest new growth sector, promising to revolutionize how just about anything you can imagine gets made.


Feature Story: Tennessee State of the Year AGAIN!

Volkswagen’s expansion of its assembly plant in Chattanooga positions the German automaker to achieve its goal of selling at least 1 million vehicles in North America.

A powerhouse auto cluster, the nation’s most-improved education system and world-class infrastructure keep the volunteer state on its pedestal.


Cover Story: 2014 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

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Nevada wins the most hotly contested economic development prize in years by bagging Tesla’s lithium battery plant near Reno. Washington successfully pulled out all the stops to keep Boeing from leaving the state. Comcast’s gleaming new tower will transform Philadelphia’s skyline.


Feature Story: Logistics – Big Wheels Keep On Rollin’

The Port of Oswego provides on-dock rail-and-truck loading, making for a smooth transition of goods to market. The Port’s just-in-time storage capabilities provide additional flexibility to delivery schedules.

So far, 2014 has been a banner year for freight haulers, but this success has a down side: a capacity crisis may be looming.


Feature Story: Michigan Governor’s Report – Reinventing Michigan

Southfield, MI, native Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans, has purchased or leased a huge swath of downtown Detroit and is aggressively revitalizing the Motor City and transforming it into a 21st-century high-tech hub.

Gov. Rick Snyder has identified core problems and brought stakeholders together to solve them in an effort the governor likes to call relentless positive action.


Feature Story: Public-Private Partnerships – An Alliance For Progress That Works

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More states are forming public-private partnerships to leverage the expertise of leading businesses in luring new projects.


Feature Story: Georgia’s Governor’s Report – Rising And Ready For The Future

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With a welcoming, down-home business climate, the peach state is reinventing itself as an automotive powerhouse and a film production mecca poised to give Hollywood a run for its money.


Feature Story: Shovel-Ready Sites – Fired Up, Ready To Go

Cheney Industrial and Commerce Park (CICP), the first site to be certified in Spokane County, offers high-speed fiber optic broadband and all other utilities fully installed. (Photo: cityofcheney.org.)

Matching industrial projects to infrastructure-rich sites that are certified as shovel-ready is essential to winning the site-selection battle.


Feature Story: Indiana Governor’s Report – Homegrown Success In The Hoosier State

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A skilled workforce and ultra-efficient government services make Indiana fertile ground for business growth and an attractive landing spot for foreign investment.


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.