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Jul 30, 2014
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Venture Capital: Deals Beyond the Valley

A new analysis shows most of the top counties for total personal income growth are in the South and Southwest

Silicon Valley, Boston and New York continue to attract venture capital deals and dollars, but other regions of the country, including the Southeast and Texas, are seeing significant increases.

Jul 25, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

A Measure of Spirit: Cities With the Most Creative Connectivity

downtown Nashville skyline

Where are America’s most creative cities, and what defines them? A new ranking draws upon some interesting methodology for the answers.

Jul 23, 2014
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Exports and FDI: New Avenues for Manufacturing

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Preliminary estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show manufacturing employment at more than 12. 1 million through June, a gain of 580,000 jobs since June 2010.

Jul 17, 2014
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Bill McMeekin All Posts
Jul 11, 2014
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Mexico Revs Up Competition for Southeast Auto Industry

Auto manufacturing in Tennessee

North America’s fastest growing center of automotive production is not in the Southeast or even the United States of America. It’s in Mexico

Jul 8, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Why FDI Firms Are Making the U.S. More Globally Competitive

Foreign direct investment projects are creating new jobs and investment in Indiana and North Carolina.

FDI firms are pumping millions of jobs into the U.S. economy, but they are also bringing intangible benefits that give the nation a global edge, according to a new Brookings Institution study.

Jul 2, 2014
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Best Cities for Entrepreneurs: High Marks for ‘Business Friendly’

Entrepreneurs

A newly released survey of more than 12,000 small business owners named Louisville KY and Austin TX among the most friendly to small businesses and entrepreneurs.