Apr 24, 2015
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

FDI in the U.S.: The Other Side of Global Business

In 2013,  foreign-owned companies invested $236 billion in the U.S., up 35 percent from the previous year.

In 2013, foreign-owned companies invested $236 billion in the U.S., up 35 percent from the previous year.

Apr 17, 2015
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Outside Collaboration Key to Spurring Innovation, Growth Across Industries

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The road to economic growth is paved with innovation. That’s been the consensus of many recent economic studies across industries, and it also holds true of a new report published by the National Bureau of Economic Research that examines how innovation is driving growth for some of the most successful businesses. And not just innovation […]

Apr 15, 2015
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Trading Places: Top States for Export Jobs

Industry: Port workers unloading cargo from ships

More than 304,000 companies were involved in exporting products in 2014, nearly 98 percent of them classified as small and medium-sized businesses.

Apr 10, 2015
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Emily McMackin All Posts

STEM Surge: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Jobs in High Demand

Communities that aren't investing in STEM education run the risk of losing innovation jobs.

In a global economy where competition is growing fiercer than ever, technological innovation is a hot commodity, and so are workers skilled in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) who make it happen. The U.S. needs about a million of these highly skilled employees to compete with the world’s top innovators, according to the Department […]

Apr 8, 2015
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

10 States With the Biggest Job Growth

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Texas has been on an extended run as top performer among the states with the biggest job gains. Consider that at the end of 2009, the nonfarm payroll in Texas stood at 10.2 million workers. As of January 2015, the figure had reached 11.4 million, a nearly 12 percent gain in five years .

Apr 3, 2015
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Business Climate Change Deniers

Musician Jason Narducy offeres "non-discriminatory" pizza to protesters in Indiana.

Wednesday, musician Jason Narducy wanted some pizza. He decided to pick up a slice or two in Walkerton, Ind., home of a business willing to declare that it would use Indiana’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act to refuse service to gays and lesbians. Narducy found the one other pizza place in town, Casey’s, and confirmed they’ll […]

Apr 1, 2015
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Top Metros for Job Growth: South and West

Manufacturing: Worker welding rifle parts

Texas metros are also adding jobs at a fast clip, helped by the twin drivers of the tech sector and the energy industry, but also by a growing manufacturing segment that numbers more than 1.2 million workers.