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The Pro-business climate in Arkansas is yielding a bounty of new jobs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson is busy laying the foundation for robust, sustainable long-term growth.
The Pro-business climate in Arkansas is yielding a bounty of new jobs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson is busy laying the foundation for robust, sustainable long-term growth.


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Latest: Arkansas Governor’s Report: Now On The Radar For New Business - The Pro-business climate in Arkansas is yielding a bounty of new jobs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson is busy laying the foundation for robust, sustainable long-term growth.

Arkansas Governor’s Report: Now On The Radar For New Business

The Pro-business climate in Arkansas is yielding a bounty of new jobs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson is busy laying the foundation for robust, sustainable long-term growth.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

A partnership between Saudi Arabian Basic Industries and Exxon chooses Corpus Christi, TX for a new $10-billion ethane cracker.

2017 State Of The Year: South Carolina

The Palmetto State’s manufacturing base gets stronger while South Carolina invokes its can-do spirit and leverages impressive resources to expand a diverse set of new growth sectors.

Collateral Damage

Experts are warning that the fine print in the new tax law may include some bad news for economic development initiatives and infrastructure projects.

South Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2017 State Of The Year

The Palmetto State takes BF's top honor by doubling down on its solid manufacturing base while diversifying into new growth sectors.

$25M Water Management Research, Conference Center Opens In Louisiana

The elevated 34,000-square-foot facility combines global water management research with major conference space, co-working space and unprecedented public viewing of the Mississippi River.

Great Falls, Montana Chosen As Food & Ag Development Center

The designation by the Montana Department of Agriculture will boost local economic development efforts in food and agricultural processing, as well as renewable energy.

Canada Superclusters Will Promote Innovation, Economic Growth

Up to five superclusters will energize regional economies and help build a skilled workforce, enhance Canada's global competitiveness, and create thousands of well-paying jobs.

NASA, NUAIR Partner To Grow Central New York Drone Industry

NASA will serve as an advisor in the development of a drone corridor and other unmanned aerial systems projects in New York State.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Jennifer Nelson, Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Nelson, Executive Vice President, Business Development, MEDC, discusses the state's new Creative Chambers Initiative, its award winning International Trade Program, the business climate for entrepreneurs and more.

Shovel-Ready Sites: Ready To Hit The Ground Running

As the demand for shovel-ready industrial sites keeps growing, more and more locations are initiating certified sites programs that streamline the approval process for new developments.

Inscope Medical Solutions Chooses Southern Indiana For New HQ

The medical device startup will locate its new headquarters in Jeffersonville, IN with support from the state’s venture development partner.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Matt Hurlbutt, Greater Rochester Enterprise

Matt Hurlbutt, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Greater Rochester Enterprise, discusses the Economic Gardening program, local talent, food processing, photonics, higher education and the importance of water.

Indiana, Rolls-Royce, Purdue Team Up To Launch Nation’s Most Advanced Turbine Lab

A new $24 million public-private partnership will establish the nation’s most advanced turbine lab for compact gas turbine engines at Purdue University.

Happy Economic Development Week!

As the IEDC's second annual celebratory week for Economic Development begins today, here are some tips about how your location can participate.

LiveXchange Executive Conference Presentation: Mentoring Entrepreneurship

Explore case history success stories involving business accelerators that quickly bring entrepreneurs up to speed, commercialize innovation, and open a window of opportunity for global talent to put down roots in U.S. markets.

Louisiana Cat Expanding New Iberia Operations, Adding 60 Jobs

A new natural gas pipeline, installed with help from state, local and private partners, made the expansion possible.

Provision Healthcare Developing $100M Advanced Cancer Treatment Center In New Orleans

The Louisiana Proton Therapy Center will be housed on University Medical Center campus in city’s biomedical corridor.

Monster Moto Celebrates New Louisiana Headquarters

The youth-market vehicle company invested $4M to relocate its headquarters from Dallas to Ruston, LA, where it will create 287 over the next decade.

18 Tennessee Communities To Receive Site Development Grants

The $6.2 million in grants will help communities and local organizations across the state of Tennessee prepare industrial sites for businesses.

Canada Investing $32M In Clean Technology Innovation

The investments will support Canadian-based technologies and create opportunities for businesses to grow and contribute to clean economic growth.

Regional Cities Initiative To Increase Innovation In Northeast Indiana

Steuben County’s new Enterprise Center will house traditional co-working space for small businesses and growing firms, as well as a dedicated industrial training facility with welding and CNC machinery training equipment.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Bob Buckhorn, Mayor, Tampa, FL

Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of Tampa, FL, discusses his city’s fast-growing job market, highly-ranked business tax structure, infrastructure improvements, and efforts to become a leader in STEM-oriented manufacturing.

Houston: From Super Bowl XXXVIII To Super Bowl LI

As Houston gets set to host the Super Bowl this weekend, take a look at the massive transformation America's fourth largest city has experienced in the 13 years since it last hosted the NFL event.

North America’s First Electric School Bus Unveiled In Palo Alto

The Canadian manufacturer of the eLion, the first Type C electric school bus made in North America, plans to locate a new manufacturing facility in California.

JLABS @ NYC Will House Life Science Startups

The 30,000-square foot facility — a collaborative effort by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, New York State and New York Genome Center — will have capacity for up to 30 life science startups focused on biotech, pharmaceutical, medical devices and consumer health.

Indiana: The Hoosier State Has A Bold Vision For The Future

Indiana is ahead of the curve in embracing the imperative for regional development. Seven regions in the state have lined up nearly $4 billion worth of projects for the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative.

HudsonAlpha Breaks Ground On New Biotech Facility

The 100,000-square-foot building is the latest addition to the 152-acre HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology campus in Huntsville, AL, and will house a mix of research laboratories and life sciences companies.

Communities Get Environmental, Economic Development Help From EPA

The EPA will provide 25 communities with technical assistance to pursue development strategies that advance clean air, clean water, economic development and other local goals.

Tennessee, Memphis Invest $37M To Improve City Infrastructure

The investments will improve public infrastructure surrounding the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital expansion project in Memphis, TN.

Louisiana: Business As Usual In The Bayou

No matter what Mother Nature throws at Louisiana, the Pelican State knows how to stay on its feet and keep its momentum moving onward and upward.

Alstom Transportation To Create 200 Jobs In Upstate New York

The major expansion of the train manufacturer’s Steuben County operations is supported by $30 million from New York’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative.

Iowa Is Built for Business

With certified sites of up to 600 acres available for shovel-ready projects and innovative targeted tax credits, the Hawkeye State is soaring above the competition.

LeMond Composites To Make New Carbon Fiber In Tennessee

The manufacturer will invest $125M and create 242 new jobs at its facility adjacent to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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