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Wisconsin Pools Stimulus Bonds

Wisconsin is moving to make use of $238 million in economic development bonding provided under the federal stimulus program. Gov. Jim Doyle recently signed...

Reaching for Olympic Gold

As the winter Olympics unfold in Vancouver, B.C., the quadrennial guessing game has begun. Speculation is rampant, but not about which competitors will...

Ohio Third Frontier Renewal Up to Voters

A $700 million renewal of Ohio Third Frontier — the 10-year, $1.6 billion project to re-energize Ohio’srneconomy by investing in emerging technologies — will be...

Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Opens in Tennessee

One of the world’s first cellulosic ethanol demonstration plants has opened near Vonore, TN, marking what Gov. Phil Bredesen calls “an important step forward”...

Linden, NJ Approves Clean Coal Plant

The city of Linden, NJ has cleared the way for the construction of a $5-billion clean coal plant to be constructed on the...

Aeroframe Expands at Chennault International Airport

Gov. Bobby Jindal, Aeroframe Services President and CEO Roger Porter and Lake Charles, LA Mayor Randy Roach have announced that Aeroframe will ...

Dow Eyes Midland, MI for Site of Solar Shingle Plant

The Dow Chemical Company has announced that Midland, MI has been identified as the preferred site for the first full-scale production facility for its...

Niagara Power to Boost Erie Canal Harbor Development

The New York State Economic Development Power Allocation Board (EDPAB) officially authorized the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to utilize net revenues from the...

Louisiana Marching in Saints Parade

Louisiana Economic Development is maximizing the positive impact of the New Orleans Saints' appearance in the Super Bowl by taking out full-page ads in...

Report Projects 7,000 Renewable Energy Jobs in Utah

A new study concludes that new renewable energy and energy efficiency investments in Utah could yield 7,000 net ongoing jobs, $310 million in net...

Bluegrass Region Attracts $47.5 Million in Venture Funds

Entrepreneurial companies in the Bluegrass Region attracted $47.5 million in venture funding, including angel and venture capital investments, in 2009, according to the annual...

Experian Adding 300 Jobs in Allen, TX

International credit information firm Experian plans to increase the size of its Allen, TX operation by almost a third, according to a report...

OK Governor Urges Funding for EDGE

Gov. Brad Henry is asking state lawmakers to develop a permanent funding source for a planned $1 billion endowment to help fund research projects...

Where The Grass is Getting Greener

State approval of the use of marijuana for reducing nausea in chemotherapy patients and other medical applications is spreading like, well, ...

U.S. Economy Surges by 5.7%

The U.S. economy grew by its fastest pace in six years in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to the latest government statistics. The...

New Group Aims to Make Central Ohio a Tech Center

The Columbus Partnership, an organization made up of 35 top business executives from the Central Ohio region, is recommending the creation of new group—called...

Death Car Derby

We were cruising down to work on the Garden State Parkway this morning in our 2009 Toyota Corolla when a disturbing bulletin was broadcast...

McDonnell Pledges $50 Million for Jobs

Gov. Bob McDonnell want to invest $50 million to attract businesses to Virginia, bulk up tourism advertising and entice movie makers to the state,...

GM is Betting on Electric Motors

General Motors is investing $246 million in electric motors and electric drive manufacturing facilities in the U.S. According to Tom Stephens, GM’s vice president for...

U.S. Wind Power Capacity Grew 39% in 2009

The growth of wind power capacity in the U.S. is expanding rapidly, according to the annual report of the American Wind Energy Association. Wind power...

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Chinese investment in U.S. real estate has grown dramatically since 2010, according to a new report by Asia Society and Rosen Consulting Group.