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Jul 3, 2015
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Emily McMackin All Posts

In High Gear: Rising Demand in Trucking Fuels Job Growth

Transportation: Truck hauling timber for logging industry

Trucking, warehousing and storage are among the fastest growing industries in the U.S., creating a record number of jobs for the logistics sector.

Jun 26, 2015
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Growth Spurt: Agriculture Thriving in the Sun Belt, the Heartland

Agribusiness: Farming cotton field

Agriculture is regaining momentum as an economic driver – and it is thriving in some surprising places.

Jun 19, 2015
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Where the Jobs Are: Lower-Cost Tech Hubs Gaining Ground

Austin, TX

Lower-cost tech centers are gaining ground for growing jobs.

Jun 17, 2015
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Anchor Employers, Entrepreneurs and Spinning In

Science & Technology: Microscope research in laboratory

Communities can put themselves in a better position to capture the spinoffs of anchor employers if they have the programs and resources in place that can put startups in a better position to succeed.

Jun 11, 2015
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Food Manufacturing: The Roots of New Opportunity

University of Wisconsin Center for Diary Research

For Jan Rogers, executive director of the Southern Idaho Economic Development Organization, it is a simple proposition. When the Great Recession took root, the impact was certainly felt in the region, but not to the extent nor length other parts of the country experienced. Why? Food, more specifically Southern Idaho’s food manufacturing cluster. “Everybody still […]

Jun 7, 2015
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

The Millennial Equation White Paper: Attracting Talent

Young talent. Everybody wants it. And countless communities across the country have made significant investments to make themselves more appealing as places to live, recognizing the importance of quality of place in drawing talent. But what does the Millennial generation really want in a community, and what do they consider the most important criteria in […]

Jun 3, 2015
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

No Place Like Home Office: Telecommuting Branches Out

The Blue Line train in Charlotte, NC

If you head to the office and think you’re not seeing as many people as you used to, you may not be wrong. Telecommuting, the now almost dated expression for working remotely, continues to gain momentum. A number of factors are influencing the telecommuting trend. For one, office real estate prices in many markets are on […]