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Chief Executive magazine (published since 1977) is the definitive source that CEOs turn to for insight and ideas that help increase their effectiveness and grow their business. Chief Executive Group also produces e-newsletters and online content at chiefexecutive.net and manages Chief Executive Network and other executive peer groups, as well as conferences and roundtables that enable top corporate officers to discuss key subjects and share their experiences within a community of peers. Chief Executive facilitates the annual “CEO of the Year,” a prestigious honor bestowed upon an outstanding corporate leader, nominated and selected by a group of peers, and is known throughout the U.S. and elsewhere for its annual ranking of Best & Worst States for Business. Visit www.chiefexecutive.net for more information.

State Subsidies Grow More Common and Costly

While federal subsidies and bailouts to industry get a lot of attention, state governments regularly use tax credits, subsidies and incentives to entice corporations to locate within their borders and create more jobs. The problem is that the evidence of economic benefit to state taxpayers and the number of jobs actually created is often shaky.

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Mid-Market Firms Post Strong 2014 4th Quarter

For Q4 2014, significantly more middle market firms (73%) reported a year-over-year increase in revenue growth than last quarter. Since last quarter’s jump in mean total revenue growth for the overall middle market, the numbers remain fairly stable at 7.2%, up from 5.0% in Q4 2013.

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