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Good for Business: Gov. Kasich Touts Reduced Taxes and Stimulated Growth in Ohio

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Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich’s strong second-place finish in New Hampshire’s Republican primary underscored his campaign’s emphasis on the Buckeye State’s economic turnaround. Claiming he’s reversed an inherited $8 billion deficit to a $2 billion surplus, cutting taxes while adding 400,000 jobs, the Ohio governor touts what he calls the Ohio Miracle as a template for national economic growth.

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Super Bowl 50 Produces $350M Economic Impact

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The San Francisco Bay Area enjoyed a windfall benefit of about $350 million from Super Bowl 50, the biggest sports and branding event in the world, according to projections compiled by the Global Business Travel Association and its research partner, Rockport Analytics.

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Looking for a New Location With a Fiber Hub? Try Florida’s Lake Nona

CEOs who need big, fast digital pipes—and, increasingly these days, that could be just about anyone—are looking closely at metro areas that can hook them up with 1-gigabit broadband networks ranging from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Dublin, Ohio, to Detroit. But near the Orlando airport, the 11-square-mile Lake Nona development represents one of the single most concentrated areas of 1-gigabit bandwidth in America, and the rapid development of this sunny economic enclave is ratifying investors’ decisions to “build it and they will come.”

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5 Things You Need to Know Before You Decide to Move or Open Up a Business

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A number of developments have shaken the nation’s economic-development community of late, casting individual states in new or different lights, and underscoring just how heated the competition is among states for major economic-development wins and CEO business. If you are looking for a new location to move or grow your business, make note of these latest events before making any decisions.

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