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Infographic: Small, Mid-sized Businesses Plan To Hire, Invest Despite Economic Concerns

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CEOs remain optimistic about their businesses’ growth, despite greater concerns about the challenging economy, according to the latest Vistage “CEO Confidence Index Survey.”

Labor Shortages To Have Uneven Effect Across U.S.

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As demographic transformation continues, qualified workers are fast becoming scarce in many states, according to a new report from The Conference Board.

Expatriates Vote Singapore Best Place to Live and Work

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Singapore has earned the top spot in the eighth annual Expat Explorer country league table, with expatriates praising the city-state’s opportunities for career development, appealing salaries, and an excellent quality of life.

New Study Ranks States by Lowest and Highest Effective Tax Rates

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A new study from The Tax Foundation in collaboration with KPMG LLP provides business leaders and policymakers with a comparison of actual state tax burdens faced by real-world business.

SBA Awards $17.4M To Promote Small Business Global Trade

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Small businesses across the country will have access to $17.4 million in funding to help them compete in the global marketplace, thanks to the Small Business Administration (SBA) announcement of 40 awards from the agency’s State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program.

Global Biotech Firms Target New Locations in Emerging Markets

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JLL’s 2015 Life Sciences Outlook Report identifies top global destinations for talent, sales, science and the trends driving international growth

European Corporations And Start-Ups Must Collaborate Or Fail

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European corporations and start-ups must collaborate more and better on innovation if Europe is to remain internationally competitive, according to a new World Economic Forum report.

Seaport Industrial Real Estate Occupancy Exceeds Expectations

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JLL’s seventh annual Seaports Outlook reports historically high occupancy and escalating demand for space.

Foreign Expansion Is Top Capital Investment For CEOs

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Expansion outside their home countries is CEOs’ number-one area to devote significant capital to over the next three years, according to KPMG International’s latest CEO Outlook Study.

Walkable Downtowns Help Attract Employees

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Companies are migrating to walkable downtowns across the country, in big cities and small CBDs, and in secondary markets within larger metropolitan areas from coast to coast, according to a recent study.