Mar 20, 2015
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Here Comes the Sun: Solar Industry Hits Its Stride With Record Growth

Energy: Solar panel farm

Solar investment is soaring, especially among major corporations that have more than doubled their solar capacity over the past few years.

Mar 18, 2015
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International Visitors: Global Markets Boost Tourism

Texas Tourism: the Riverwalk

The world may indeed be getting smaller, and more of its citizens are finding their way to the U.S. for a visit. New figures released last week showed a record 75 million international visitors to the U.S. in 2014, up 7 percent from 2013. According to the U.S. International Trade Administration, international visitors from overseas […]

Mar 11, 2015
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Top 5 States Where Most People Work

North Dakota in 2014 topped the list of states where most people are working. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, 70.8 percent of the population was employed in 2014, the top employment to population ratio among all states.

If you have a job in North Dakota, you certainly are not alone. North Dakota in 2014 topped the list of states where most people are working. Figures released this week from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on state employment to population ratios, which measures the proportion of the civilian noninstitutional workforce ages 16 and older […]

Mar 6, 2015
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Volunteerism Pays Dividends for Economy, Quality of Life of Communities

Immigration

Volunteerism has economic and quality of life benefits for cities, especially for those seeking to recruit today’s best and brightest young professionals.

Feb 27, 2015
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Downtown Rebound: Job Growth Rising in Urban Centers of Most Major Cities

Sundance Square

Job growth is on the upswing in downtown urban centers, as more young professionals seek to live and work in the same vicinity.

Feb 25, 2015
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Manufacturing Sector: Job Gains Take Root

Technology & Manufacturing: Worker on processing line

Jobs in the manufacturing sector numbered 12,330,000 (seasonally adjusted) in January, according to BLS figures, up nearly 230,000 jobs from a year earlier. Much of the increase came in durable goods manufacturing, items like cars, appliances, computers and machinery expected to last at least three years. Motor vehicle manufacturing alone added 67,000 jobs from a year earlier.

Feb 20, 2015
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STEM Jobs Top the Highest-Paying, Most In-Demand Jobs in the Nation

Science & Technology: medical research lab tech

Jobs in the health-care and tech industry dominate the highest-paying, most in-demand jobs in the nation – and this trend has colleges and universities expanding their STEM programs to accommodate.