Two of the nation’s fastest growing industries – aerospace and aviation and oil and gas production – are struggling to find engineers to fill the their rising number of jobs. What can they do to attract and build talent for the future?
Exports as a driver of economic growth at the state level is well documented, and as newly released figures from the U.S. International Trade Administration show, overseas markets are playing a more prominent role in the economies of the nation’s metropolitan areas. MSAs continue to be “critical drivers of the nation’s export economy,” the ITA notes in its […]
After years of decline, U.S. textile industry output has been growing since 2009. Shipment values reached $54 billion in 2012, the Congressional Research Office reported, a 1 percent increase over 2011. The U.S. International Trade Administration says textile exports totaled $17.1 billion in 2012, ranking the U.S. fourth behind China, India and Germany. U.S. textile industry exports rose 12 percent alone between 2010 and 2012.
Kentucky has taken a number of steps to encourage entrepreneurship. The state added to its arsenal of resources such as the Commonwealth Seed Capital Fund when the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development created the Office of Entrepreneurship in 2013 to enhance the state’s existing efforts to provide additional guidance and support to startups and existing small businesses.