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The Natural State boasts an educated workforce enriched by long-term training and a strategic location that offers cost-efficient access to tens of millions of U.S. consumers.


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The Natural State boasts an educated workforce enriched by long-term training and a strategic location that offers cost-efficient access to tens of millions of U.S. consumers.

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Latest: State Focus: Destined For Success In Arkansas - The Natural State boasts an educated workforce enriched by long-term training and a strategic location that offers cost-efficient access to tens of millions of U.S. consumers.

State Focus: Destined For Success In Arkansas

The Natural State boasts an educated workforce enriched by long-term training and a strategic location that offers cost-efficient access to tens of millions of U.S. consumers.

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Gov. Larry Hogan puts economic development at the top of his agenda.

Monster Moto Announces 287-Job Minibike And Go-Cart Manufacturing Project In Ruston

Company will produce youth-market vehicles in project resulting in more than 570 new direct and indirect jobs.

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A new advisory group aims to turn the Land of Lincoln into a global innovation destination, implementing a vision for a 21st-century economy.

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The Fortune 500 Company is moving into Sugar Creek on the Lake as part of a $10-million investment that will create 600 jobs.

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Winning the race to fill the high-tech jobs of the 21st century requires an ongoing commitment to match educational programs with future business workforce needs.

State Focus: Industry Is Not The Only Thing Buzzing In Utah

Utah continues to soar to new heights in business, community and quality of life.

First Word: Job One

Rogers writes, "The most successful locations in today’s ultra-competitive market are reaching down deep to meet this challenge—in some places, all the way down to their elementary schools."

Business Report: Missouri – E-Commerce Fulfillment Center Set For Kansas City

ReallyGoodStuff.com will invest $3.4 million in its new facility, which will serve as a hub for online orders of school supplies.

Feature Story: Tennessee Governor’s Report – Staying Ahead Of The Curve

Tennessee has implemented reforms that have made its educational system the most improved in the nation, but Gov. Bill Haslam is aiming at a much bigger goal: building an army of skilled workers.

CVMR To Establish Global Headquarters In Oak Ridge, TN

Advanced materials manufacturer to invest $313 million and create 620 jobs in this move from Toronto to Tennessee.

First Word: Ahead Of The Curve

Business Facilities’ 2014 State of the Year may seem like a step backward, but Tennessee is the magazine's first back-to-back SOTY winner.

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A powerhouse auto cluster, the nation’s most-improved education system and world-class infrastructure keep the volunteer state on its pedestal.

Data Download: West Leads In Advanced Manufacturing

Dan Levine, Oxford Economics writes, "As the large metro areas find themselves in an increasing competition for highly mobile talent and jobs, there will probably be continued convergence in community and economic development strategies; particularly in urban centers seeking to attract technology talent and promote business incubation."

Game Changer

Tennessee takes workforce training to the next level--high school.

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IBM, Fluor, University Of South Carolina To Create Innovation Center

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Nissan And Tennessee Partner To Train Future Manufacturing Workforce

The training center will develop a pipeline of skilled workers for Nissan’s Tennessee manufacturing operations and critical opportunities for current and prospective employees to learn valuable skills in advanced manufacturing.

Honda Chooses Ontario For An Investment Of $857 Million

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Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas Selects Lake Mary, FL

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Snapshots: 60 Seconds… With Larry Parman, Oklahoma Secretary Of Commerce

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TeleTech Opening New Facility In McAllen, TX

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A resurgent bioscience sector pulls Europe into recovery, while U.S. biotech leaders train the next generation of an essential skilled workforce.

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The $320-million digital lab is one of four innovation hubs in the Obama administration’s program to spur advanced manufacturing.

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