Ohio was tops among states in 2011 on Site Selection magazine’s annual Governor’s Cup ranking. Ohio had nearly 500 projects that met Site Selection’s criteria. Texas, the winner in 2010, was second behind the Buckeye State, with 464 projects.
Nearly 2 million people are employed in the arts, entertainment and recreation sector in the United States, generating an annual payroll of $59 billion. That doesn’t count the billions of dollars spent on everything from movie tickets to sporting events to concerts to amusement park admission.
Unlike many industries that have shed jobs since the Recession, the science and research sector has been steadily adding them. Where are the hot spots for growth, and which occupations are most in demand?