BUSINESS REPORT: Texas – Innovation Moves Front And Center In Austin
The annual South by Southwest (SXSW) hoedown shined its bright light this year on emerging technologies in the Lone Star State at a nine-day festival that drew tens of thousands. From the March/April 2013 issue.
LOCATION FOCUS: United It Stands
Although divided into regions, New York is a single empire of development. From the March/April 2013 issue.
SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, State of New Jersey
New Jersey continues to build on its strengths and tax incentives to cultivate new development sectors. From the March/April 2013 issue.
COVER STORY: Global Biotech Report
As the global financial system continues to mend, venture capital is beginning to flow back into the biotechnology sector. In Europe, the largest biomed players are thriving, while entrepreneurial biotech start-ups gain traction in the U.S. From the March/April 2013 issue.
FEATURE STORY: Accelerating In Alabama
Nestled in the piney woods of Alabama is a rising economic dynamo that is flexing its muscles and challenging all comers. Gov. Robert Bentley tells us how Alabama is rapidly moving forward to cement its leadership in automotive, aerospace and exports. From the March/April 2013 issue.
FIRST WORD: Delivering The Goods
From Biotech to Alabama to Superstorm Sandy, this issue is filled with topical stories from all parts of the globe. From the March/April 2013 issue.
SPECIAL REPORT: Steadfast And Strong In The Wake Of Superstorm Sandy
With $60 billion in federal recovery aid and new initiatives, New York and New Jersey are gearing up to rebuild from the historic cataclysm that devastated the region last fall. From the March/April 2013 issue
FEATURE STORY: State of the Year – Texas
By the time we got down to the business of selecting our annual leader, the Lone Star State was so far ahead of the pack it wasn’t even close. A dynamic, diversified state economy that erased the downturn with relentless job-creation makes Texas our 2012 State of the Year. From the January/February 2013 issue
FEATURE STORY: Semiconductor HUBS – Macro Growth from Micro Chips
The nanotech circuits on today’s microchips can’t be seen with the human eye, but they support a $150-billion industry that employs nearly 250,000 people across the U.S. From the January/February 2013 issue
BUSINESS REPORT: Ohio Launches Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program
The Buckeye State aims to improve its competitiveness with a new employer-driven training program to provide direct financial assistance to develop workforce skills. From the January/February 2013 issue
BUSINESS REPORT: EC Railway, Port Everglades Join Forces on Intermodal
A new 42.5-acre container transfer facility will facilitate movement of cargo through the port and from the mainline. From the January/February 2013 issue
LOCATION FOCUS: Kansas – Diversification From The Ground Up
The Sunflower State is much more than America’s breadbasket. Today, the state is home to thriving manufacturing, service, wholesale and retail industries. From the January/February 2013 issue
LOCATION FOCUS: California Dreamin’ – A Rebound Fueled By New Energy
As the economic picture brightens in the Golden State, energy reserves that could unlock $1 trillion in new state revenues beckon. From the January/February 2013 issue
INTERNATIONAL REPORT: Mexico’s Export Economy Adds Emerson
The Latin American leader leans on its reliable workforce, countless industrial parks and a robust network of trade agreements to grow its economy in 2013. From the January/February 2013 issue.
BUSINESS REPORT: GA Notches Record Job Growth And Investment In 2012
Projects grew by 11 percent, with the top three projects creating 4,100 jobs. Expansions accounted for 64 percent of the new project activity in the Peach State. From the January/February 2013 issue
BUSINESS REPORT: Indiana Employment is Getting Bigger, Faster
More than 250 companies agreed in 2012 to create 27,620 new jobs in Indiana, exceeding any year on record. From the January/February 2013 issue
BUSINESS REPORT: Life Sciences Grow High-Wage Jobs in the Beehive State
The average wage for jobs in the Utah life sciences industry is $59,480, or 53 percent above the private-sector average of $38,932. From the January/February 2013 issue
BUSINESS REPORT: Streamlining FTZ Process Speeds Business Development in Virginia
Putting a trade zone under an Alternative Site Framework gives locations greater flexibility to meet requests for zone status while making the process less expensive. From the January/February 2013 issue
INDUSTRY FOCUS: Points of Entry for Cash-Rich Cargo
At least $13 billion in public investment is earmarked for port development in the next decade. With the expansion of the Panama Canal and steady growth of U.S. exports, developers and investment interests are bullish on U.S. ports. From the January/February 2013 issue
FIRST WORD: Making The Call
As always, we congratulate the winners in our 2012 Economic Development Deal of the Year competition. From the January/February 2013 issue