Cities outside of New York, San Francisco and Portland are becoming hotspots for a variety of startup companies.
The presence of a higher education institution, or better yet more than one of them, has long been viewed as a key component of a community’s business climate. And with the desire of communities to attract talent, develop workforces and promote entrepreneurial growth, the linking of universities and economic development is more true than ever. […]
Information technology may be driving growth in America’s largest cities, but manufacturing and energy are still the biggest economic engines for its smaller ones. Tourism is also contributing to growth in smaller cities that are becoming vacation meccas for their larger urban neighbors, and college towns are flourishing by building up their knowledge-based economies. Rankings […]
A new report from the U.S. International Trade Administration shows exports by metros hit $1.44 trillion in 2014, up 54 percent from just five years earlier. Dominating the list for exports by metros are locations with major deep-water port facilities (Houston, New York-New Jersey, Los Angeles-Long Beach and Seattle-Tacoma) or strategic geography.
The creative industry is having a moment in the United States. About one in three Americans are knowledge workers who contribute to the economy by creating new ideas, technologies and content across fields such as science and engineering, architecture and design, education, arts, music and entertainment. With a growing appreciation for this type of creativity […]