State Focus Archives

State Focus – Indiana: Regional Plans Are Hopping In The Hoosier State

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Gov. Mike Pence’s Regional Cities Initiative, enacted this year, envisions more than 400 projects drawing nearly $4 billion in investments.


State Focus – Iowa: Growing Jobs As Well As Corn

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While often stereotyped as an ag state, Iowa has created a business friendly environment that makes it globally competitive in a diverse and growing number of industry sectors.


Louisiana: Where Partnerships Propel Innovation and Investment

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Louisiana is bringing together state, regional and local partners, including business and higher education resources, in intelligent collaborations yielding sustainable economic growth.


State Focus – New Jersey: Garden of Opportunity

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The Garden State offers a “brain trust” with a highly skilled and educated workforce that makes it easy to recruit top talent.




Arizona: Great and Getting Greater

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Greater Phoenix, Arizona is a high-tech hub and a growth juggernaut, with unparalleled market access to the Mountain and Western regions of the U.S.




State Focus: Massachusetts – Nothing Common About Its Wealth

Boston Scientific has had offices in Marlborough for years and, after building a new state-of-the-art facility, it officially moved its Global Headquarters to the city in 2014.

Massachusetts is taking in and out of the box approaches to help increase jobs and decrease unemployment.