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May 20, 2015
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Reshoring Manufacturing: States Attracting Jobs

Manufacturing: Cast iron cookware

A newly released report by the Reshoring Initiative found reshoring and related trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) were up 20 percent in 2014 from the record levels in 2013.

May 15, 2015
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Three Secrets for Planning Project Approval

Matt Carmichael of Livability.com shares his insights on sure-fire tactics to get project approval for a development plan.

My colleague Matt Carmichael, editor of Livability.com and a contributor to this blog, is in line for at least a set of steak knives if not a brand, new Cadillac for his insights this week on sure-fire tactics to get project approval for a development plan. “A good idea is never good enough,” Matt writes. […]

May 8, 2015
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Southern Sweep: Five Southern States Top Best States for Business

Texas Star at state museum

CEOs across the nation have voted five Southern states as their favorite states for business thanks to their low tax burdens, strong business climates and high quality of life.

May 6, 2015
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Venture Funding: States Where Money Is Flowing

Science & Research: Red test tubes

When it comes to venture funding, there is California, and there is everyone else. According to the PricewaterhouseCoopers and National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree report, based on data from┬áThomson Reuters, California alone accounted for more than 1,800 venture funding deals in 2014, worth a staggering $28.5 billion. Even more staggering is this: more than 85 […]

May 1, 2015
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Sea Change: Small- and Medium-Sized Firms Expanding Exporting Reach

Port Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, TX

Small- and medium-sized companies are growing their export presence globally, according to newly released statistics from the International Trade Association.

Apr 24, 2015
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

FDI in the U.S.: The Other Side of Global Business

In 2013,  foreign-owned companies invested $236 billion in the U.S., up 35 percent from the previous year.

In 2013, foreign-owned companies invested $236 billion in the U.S., up 35 percent from the previous year.

Apr 17, 2015
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Outside Collaboration Key to Spurring Innovation, Growth Across Industries

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The road to economic growth is paved with innovation. That’s been the consensus of many recent economic studies across industries, and it also holds true of a new report published by the National Bureau of Economic Research that examines how innovation is driving growth for some of the most successful businesses. And not just innovation […]