Jun 25, 2014
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Manufacturing Sector Revival: Coming To A Town Near You?

Manufacturing sector growth

Similarly, the huge demand for agriculture and food products is one of the main drivers of exports. The U.S. shipped a record $149.5 billion in food and products overseas in 2013, increasing demand for both agriculture machinery and the transportation equipment to get products to export markets.

Jun 19, 2014
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Help Wanted: Manufacturers Grapple With Skills Gap, Effective Training Programs

Auto manufacturing in Tennessee

As manufacturing becomes more high-tech, skills shortages are becoming very real for employers, a new survey reveals. How can manufacturers build the talent they need internally?

Jun 13, 2014
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Fortune 500: Big States, Big Companies

The skyline of Chicago on Lake Michigan

While California fights a well-ingrained perception as anti-business, it still must be respected as a center of innovation. No fewer than 20 of its 54 Fortune 500 companies are in the communications and information technology sector, including Apple, which vaulted to No. 5 on the 2014 list, Hewlett-Packard, Google, Intel and Cisco.

Jun 6, 2014
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Cities Focus on Promoting Image, Culture to Compete for Talent

Downtown Houston, TX

In the race to attract young talent, cities are competing by investing in image boosting to promote their “cool” culture and other lifestyle perks.

Jun 3, 2014
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Information Technology Jobs: Growing Here, There and Everywhere

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Once confined in large measure to major metro areas on either coast, information technology jobs are now flourishing, literally, everywhere in the United States in communities large, small and in between. A newly released ranking on the best cities for information technology jobs includes the sector’s usual suspects in the top 10 – San Jose […]

May 30, 2014
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Best Launching Pads for Graduates: Quality of Life Matters Most

Downtown Seattle

For graduates looking for the best places to launch their careers, job markets matter, but quality of life matters more.

May 28, 2014
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Fast Train: Chattanooga’s 1-Gig Broadband Push

The Tennessee Aquarium

A metro region with just around 515,000 people, Chattanooga is leveraging the nation’s first 1- gigabit per second broadband network to more than 57,000 homes and 5,000 businesses, a network installed by the municipally owned EPB utility.