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Low energy and operating costs, customized incentives and a highly skilled workforce have businesses flocking to the Magnolia State.


Low energy and operating costs, customized incentives and a highly skilled workforce have businesses flocking to the Magnolia State.

State Focus: Mississippi’s Got It All

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State Focus: Mississippi’s Got It All

About 2,000 people are employed at Toyota’s manufacturing facility in Blue Springs, MS, where the best-selling Toyota Corolla is made. Overall, more than 3.2 million vehicles of all types have been produced in Mississippi.

Low energy and operating costs, customized incentives and a highly skilled workforce have businesses flocking to the Magnolia State.


State Focus: Iowa Keeps Attracting Major Business Expansions

Iowa is meeting businesses’ growing needs for highly skilled workers, like the technicians pictured here. Nearly 33 percent of Iowans ages 25 to 34 hold bachelor’s degrees. Iowa’s refundable tax credit on R&D activities has allowed many bioscience companies to build new research centers.

Fiscal stability, a low cost of doing business and a skilled workforce are a formula for growth in the Hawkeye State.


State Focus: Oklahoma – Oil, Cattle and Much, Much More

Rogers State University is a regional four-year university serving northeastern Oklahoma and the Tulsa metropolitan area.

The Sooner State is diversifying into a variety of hot growth sectors, including a rapidly expanding hub of data centers.


Location Focus: New Jersey – The Place For Giant Opportunities

Gerresheimer Glass, Inc. manufactures and distributes high-quality glass and plastic products for the global pharma and healthcare industry from their Vineland, NJ plant.

The Garden State fields a powerful lineup of assets for business, including a highly educated workforce and game-changing tax incentives.



Location Focus: Texas – Big and Getting Bigger

Sugar Land Town Square is an award-winning development that combines some of the nation’s most successful retailers, businesses and a first class hotel and conference center into one 32-acre lifestyle center.

There’s no “mercy” rule in economic development: the Lone Star State keeps crushing the competition.


Industry Focus: Ports & FTZs – Drivers For Commerce And Trade

Goods being loaded into carts at a port.

Foreign-trade zones are playing a greater role in development efforts geared to increased imports and exports.


Industry Focus: Call Centers – Welcome Home

TSYS Global Headquarters.

When communicating with call centers, familiarity can make all the difference.


Business Report: North Carolina – Next Generation Power Electronics Hub

President Obama announces NC State’s selection to lead the Next Generation Power Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute, a consortium of industry, government and academic partners.

North Carolina wins a $140-million Manufacturing Innovation Institute to develop wide-band semiconductors for power electronics.


Business Report: California – Sacramento County Plans For The “Next Economy”

Sacramento skyline.

The Capital Region Prosperity Plan sets six priorities, including an “ecosystem” for innovators and entrepreneurs.