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Lynn Russo Whylly

A Smart Manufacturing Summit Roundup

Chief Executive's Smart Manufacturing Summit is in full swing in Peoria, Ill., home to Caterpillar Inc.'s global headquarters. Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman opened the two-day event this morning. Trending right now: Tours of the Caterpillar facility are underway.

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Four Paths to Unconventional Capital

While crowdsourcing gets all the ink, alternative-financing models also include less sexy BDC (Business Development Company) investment funds, equipment buybacks and other debt and equity strategies ranging from the slightly unconventional to the quirkily obscure. Still, their availability testifies to the buyer’s store of options out there for companies needing cash. Take the BDC option, for instance. This was the ...

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Texas Ranks No. 1 in Chief Executive magazine’s “Best & Worst States for Business 2014” Survey

If your state has high business and personal taxes, if you’re challenged to find the best workforce, and if the quality of life there isn’t matching the culture you are trying to create among your employees, you may want to consider moving your company to Texas … or Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina or South Carolina. Those are the states that ranked as the top five in Chief Executive magazine’s 10th annual “Best & Worst States for Business” survey.

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