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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.


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.


Snapshots: 60 Seconds… With Larry Parman, Oklahoma Secretary Of Commerce

Larry Parman.

Business is booming in Oklahoma, and the state’s secretary of commerce explains how and why things are only going to get better.


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.


Cover Story: High-Tech Hubs

Samsung has invested more than $13 billion in its semiconductor fabrication complex in Austin. TX.

With smart new regional growth strategies and generous federal funding initiatives, high-tech hubs are springing up all over the United States.




Business Report: Georgia – Latvian Fiberglass Producer Puts U.S. HQ in Dublin, GA

Valmiera will make fiberglass, like the rolls above at its plant in Latvia, at a new facility in Dublin, GA.

Valmiera Glass will invest $20 million in a new manufacturing facility, creating 150 jobs.


Business Report: Missouri – Commerce Bank Puts New HQ In Joplin Tornado Recovery Zone

Rendering of the new Commerce Bank Joplin headquarters at its new location at the southwest corner of 20th Street and Connecticut Avenue—the site where a Commerce branch was destroyed by the May 2011 tornado.

A new high-tech bank building will rise on the site of a branch destroyed by the F5 tornado on May 22, 2011.


Business Report: Four Cities To Pilot Kansas Statewide Broadband Initiative

Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George.

A Local Technology Planning Pilot project will help communities develop strategic plans for broadband.