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Florida has a skilled workforce ready to fill 21st century jobs. The state produces more than 28,000 STEM-oriented graduates each year and more than 100,000 Floridians work in the aerospace sector.


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Florida has a skilled workforce ready to fill 21st century jobs. The state produces more than 28,000 STEM-oriented graduates each year and more than 100,000 Floridians work in the aerospace sector.

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Latest: Florida The Friendly - Florida has a skilled workforce ready to fill 21st century jobs. The state produces more than 28,000 STEM-oriented graduates each year and more than 100,000 Floridians work in the aerospace sector.

Florida The Friendly

Florida has a skilled workforce ready to fill 21st century jobs. The state produces more than 28,000 STEM-oriented graduates each year and more than 100,000 Floridians work in the aerospace sector.

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Startups: Knowledge-Based Heart Of Canada

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Business Facilities’ 2018 Global Rankings Report

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Travel Push for Tourists

The tourism industry supports nearly nine million jobs in the U.S., but a dip in overseas visitors in 2017 has led to the creation of the Visit U.S. Coalition to put out the welcome mat.

SkyBridge Arizona Heralds New Era In Cross-Border Commerce

The first international air cargo hub to house customs operations for Mexico and the U.S. is expected to create 17,000 jobs in Greater Phoenix.

Asian Markets Spur Exports Surge from Minnesota

More than $7 billion in goods were shipped from Minnesota to Asia in 2017, with shipments to Japan notching a 30 percent increase over the previous year.

California: There’s Good Karma In The Valley

Moreno Valley is booming in the heart of Southern California’s Inland Empire, adding more than 8.4 million square feet of industrial space in the past two years.

Retail: Alive and Kicking

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LiveXchange: Noted Economist Predicts Three More Years Of Growth

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Nashville Lands AllianceBernstein Corporate HQ, 1,050 Jobs

The asset management firm will invest more than $70 million to move its corporate headquarters from New York City to Davidson County, TN.

Subaru Of America Opens New Headquarters In New Jersey

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Made In California

The Golden State is increasing the benefits for manufacturers that participate in its recently launched CA Made state labeling program.

Stamford, Connecticut: Innovating Since 1641

With an excellent quality of life and a robust set of available tax incentives and credits, Stamford, Connecticut leads the pack in commercial and residential development.

Transformers

Hyper-fast 5G cellular service will require transmitters disguised as mailboxes under small-scale cell towers that double as streetlights.

Climate Consultants

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Doobie Candy

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Atlanta Lands Groupe PSA North American Headquarters

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South Carolina: York County Leads In Job Growth

In 1Q 2017, York County, SC had the highest percentage increase of employment among the 346 largest counties in the U.S.

Crystal Ball 2018

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Final Jeopardy

As artificial intelligence rapidly approaches what scientists call "technical singularity," the implications for humanity are beginning to come into focus.

Employees Want Employers To Make The World A Better Place

Today's employees care about more than just a paycheck: They want to work for companies that share their values.

Those Days Are Over

There will be zero tolerance now for sexual harassment in the workplace, studio, or halls of Congress. And we ask: Should Sen. Al Franken resign?

Fire and Ice

There's no such thing as a limited nuclear war.

Moody’s Analytics Creates Amazon HQ2 Top 10 List

Everybody’s trying to guess which city will land Amazon's coveted second headquarters. Moody’s Analytics applies a more data-driven approach.

Major Expansions Underway At KSU

Kansas State University, aiming to be a Top 50 public research university by 2025, is adding a bevy of new facilities.

Tradition vs. Tradition

The U.S. Interior Department recommends adjusting the boundaries and/or use of 10 national monuments.

Rebuild or Relocate?

Climate change should be factored into the recovery from Hurricane Irma's devastation of Caribbean islands.

Texas Tall

The worst natural disaster in U.S. history has brought out the best of human nature in Greater Houston.

Salary Still King, But Quality Of Life Matters Too

Robert Half’s 2018 Salary Guides outlines factors driving job seekers' decisions in a competitive hiring market.

July / August 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 4)

The July / August 2017 issue features our 13th annual rankings report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations from every possible economic development angle.

Tourism: Endless Options

No matter what type of destination you are or what type of tourist your area brings, the end result is more of everything.

Maryland’s New Center Of Opportunity

Robust logistics, a highly skilled workforce, a business-friendly environment and a bevy of available sites makes Harford County, Maryland a magnet for new projects.

Safe Deposit Boxes

The survival of the human race may depend on a couple of man-made vaults, one deep within the granite below Finland and the other buried in Norway's permafrost.

Canada Jumps To Second Place For Employee Relocation

The U.S. loses points, but remains tops among countries global employees would consider moving to; reluctance to relocating for work growing.

Five U.S. Cities Where The Cost Of Living Is Rising Fastest

A new study from GOBankingRates identifies the cities across America that have seen the largest increase in cost of living expenses from 2016 to 2017.

Bears Ears

A monumental fight over federal land is heating up in the state with the second-largest percentage of it.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Many Workers Want Workplaces To Stay Closed Until Vaccines Available

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West Virginia Governor’s Report: Rising To The Challenge

West Virginia is leading the nation in the fight against COVID-19, finding innovative ways to distribute vaccines. WV also is leading the way to the first high-speed hyperloop transit system.

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