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Illinois

Business, Civic Leaders Build On Illinois’ Momentum

Incentives, ‘leading infrastructure,’ and a skilled workforce contribute to the influx of companies making moves in the Land of Lincoln.
New Jersey Economic Growth

New Jersey: Economic Growth Renewed

New Jersey saw a landmark year in 2023, with artificial intelligence (AI), life sciences, and manufacturing contributing to the Garden State's economic growth.
Wisconsin Economy

Community, Business Leaders Bolster Wisconsin’s Economy

The Badger State could add more than 190,000 jobs across occupations from 2020 to 2030, according to Job Center of Wisconsin projections.
Nevada

Nevada: To The Next Level

Innovations are on the rise in the Silver State with clean energy and tech-focused accelerators in motion.
Michigan workforce programs

Michigan Welcomes ‘Risk-Takers,’ ‘Gritty Workers’

Michigan has workforce programs in place to bring business to the state, and has seen continued success in the auto industry.
Louisiana Capital Investment

Louisiana Continues Year-Over-Year Capital Investment Growth

In 2023, the Bayou State garnered projects totaling more than $20 billion for the third year in a row.
New Mexico

New Mexico: Supporting Entrepreneurial Spirit

There's a renewed focus on entrepreneurs In New Mexico with the state’s Economic Development Department's new Office of Entrepreneurship.
Alabama workforce development

Alabama: Strength In Numbers

In Alabama, a focus on workforce development is in motion to support new and existing companies across the state.
Virginia

Virginia: Keeping Pace With Business

A transportation network and workforce programs support continued growth across the commonwealth of Virginia.
Florida economic growth

International Relations, Manufacturing Propel The Sunshine State

As the state with the fastest-growing population, Florida can focus on its manufacturing hubs to continue the state’s upward economic trend.
FAST NY, New York State

New York State: Building On Success

The Focused Attraction of Shovel-Ready Tracts New York (FAST NY) program develops shovel-ready sites to accommodate the needs of large employers and high-tech manufacturing companies.
Missouri shovel-ready

Missouri: At The Ready For Industry

Through its Industrial Site Development Grant Program, Missouri offers shovel-ready sites among the initiatives aimed at continued investment.
Oklahoma business climate, Pratt & Whitney

Oklahoma Is Reaching New Heights

The Oklahoma business climate is vibrant with growth of legacy industries like aerospace, invigorated with sectors in more nascent stages.
Ohio Investments

Ohio’s Economy: Investments Driving Growth

Across the Buckeye State, a new era unfolds for Ohio's economy as innovations are supported by a solid foundation for business.
North Carolina business climate

North Carolina: Building On A Blockbuster Year

On the heels of a banner year, the Tar Heel State's business climate continues to attract relocation and expansion investment into 2023.
Minnesota

Minnesota: Exports And Energy Jobs On The Rise

Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes, is seeing growth in trade, while programs support green infrastructure workforce.
Hawaii economic recovery

Hawaii: Economic Activity In The Aloha State

In Hawaii, steady focus on key industries, including tourism and film, supports the Aloha State’s economic recovery.
Arkansas

Arkansas: Growing The Great Outdoors

An Irish firm expands in Sherwood, Arkansas, and outdoor recreation is a focus in The Natural State.
Iowa

Iowa: Manufacturing 4.0 Gets A Boost

The state’s largest industry is set to receive funding, and Google will grow its green data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Maryland

Multi-Faceted Maryland

Initiatives in Maryland for education, environment, and global reach are driving growth across this Mid-Atlantic state.
tax credits

Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.
Texas 2023 State of the Year

2023 State Of The Year: Opportunity Awaits In Texas

A robust business climate and strategic growth during 2023 earns the Lone Star State this recognition.

[VIDEO] Get More for Your Business in Ardmore. Oklahoma

The ADA owns three industrial parks and several single sites and buildings, giving our organization both the power and incentive to negotiate favorable terms for expanding companies.

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.