Aug 31, 2010
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Bill McMeekin
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Help Wanted: 10 States Bucking the Jobless Trend

Ethanol production in Kansas

No state has been immune from job losses during the prolonged national economic downdraft, but some states have fared far better than others and are putting up jobless numbers that are far below the national average of 9.5 percent

Aug 30, 2010
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Emily McMackin
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5 Secrets to Picking a Data Center Site

Energy: Electricity power lines grid workers

Location is key to choosing the right site for a data center. Here are five factors to consider.

Aug 27, 2010
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Bill McMeekin
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Charlotte USA: Regional Approach Builds Success

Charlotte USA has used a regional approach to economic development

The 16-county region known as Charlotte USA is an economic powerhouse that spreads into two states and is home to 2.6 million people and eight Fortune 500 companies.Using a regional approach to economic development, Charlotte USA has built a diverse economy that in the last two decades alone generated $18 billion in investment and spawned 170,000 jobs. […]

Aug 26, 2010
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Bill McMeekin
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Rust Belt Revival: Inc. Magazine’s 2010 Top States

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Inc. magazine has unveiled its 2010 rankings, and it has a decidedly Midwest, smokestack legacy feel to it. Topping the list is Ohio, which the magazine says is “reinventing itself through the technology and sciences sector, (but)  traditional industries still have their say. Banking and insurance account for about 8 percent of Ohio’s GDP, and […]

Aug 26, 2010
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Steel Company Picks Kentucky for $11M Facility

Olympic Steel Inc., a national metals service center, will locate its new manufacturing facility in Mount Sterling, Ky., an $11 million investment expected to create 20 jobs.

Aug 25, 2010
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Wyoming Lands Investment for Ethanol Plant

Energy: Ethanol fuels

Petrobras is investing $11 million to adapt KL Energy’s test plant in Upton, Wyo., to make cellulosic fuel from sugar cane.

Aug 23, 2010
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Emily McMackin
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Tax Rate Is Key to Selecting Perfect Plant Site

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Tax rate is key to selecting the perfect site for business expansion, along with location, labor, transportation and quality of life.