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Business Report: Nebraska Receives Infusion Of Small Business Funding

Gov. Pete Ricketts. (Photo:

The third and final installment of the Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative will bring $4.5 million to the Cornhusker State.

Business Report: Mississippi – Delta-Energy Group Locating Operations In Natchez

GE Capital Aviation Services salvages parts from commercial jetliners at its facilities at Greenwood-Leflore Airport in Mississippi, which has undertaken recent upgrades to attract new and expanded business.

The resource recovery company is investing $45 million in a former International Paper plant, a project that will create 91 jobs.

Business Report: New Mexico Notches Record-Breaking Export Growth

Gov. Susana Martinez. (Photo:

The Land of Enchantment hit an all-time high for total exports in 2014, shipping close to $4 billion worth of goods from a diverse range of sectors and nearly doubling exports to Mexico.

Business Report: Illinois Innovation Council Targets Global Competitiveness

Gov. Rauner.

A new advisory group aims to turn the Land of Lincoln into a global innovation destination, implementing a vision for a 21st-century economy.

Business Report: Texas – First Data’s TeleCheck Services HQ Relocates To Sugar Land

The new Baker Hughes facility on the outskirts of Houston is the epicenter for all Baker Hughes personnel training in the Western Hemisphere. The 91,205-square-foot Classroom Building is the primary venue for classroom, lecture-type learning in a three-story steel-frame structure offering spacious window views.

The Fortune 500 Company is moving into Sugar Creek on the Lake as part of a $10-million investment that will create 600 jobs.

Cover Story: Workforce Training Is Job One

The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership supports workforce training like this session conducted by Ben Bomstad (left), Corporate Trainer, Alexandria Industries and Greg Sandeno, Manufacturing Specialist (right), at Alexandria Technical and Community College’s Customized Training Center.

Winning the race to fill the high-tech jobs of the 21st century requires an ongoing commitment to match educational programs with future business workforce needs.

Special Report: Licking County, OH – A Center Of Innovation And Manufacturing

Special Report: Licking County, OH – A Center Of Innovation And Manufacturing

A premier location for manufacturing and technology in the middle of Ohio provides a competitive advantage for companies poised for growth.

Feature Story: 2015 Economic Development Awards

2015 Economic Development Achievement Award 2015.

Locations across the nation are rapidly applying the best practices needed to meet the requirements of new and expanding 21st century businesses. This makes it much tougher for us to pick the best of the best, so we’ve expanded our showcase to make room for an ever-increasing number of economic development leaders.

State Focus: Southern California – Where The Leading Edge Lives

Irvine, CA, named the Safest City in America, is the address of choice for several industry clusters and home to numerous Fortune 500 company headquarters. (Photo: Irvine Chamber of Commerce.)

So Cal’s Leading Edge has the right stuff to deliver advanced materials, clean transport systems and green energy, as well as the world’s most advanced aircraft.