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New Mexico Gov. Martinez Boosts State’s Business-Friendliness

New Mexico has remained in the middling ranks of state business climates for a few years, but Governor Susana Martinez has been making a concerted effort to attract CEO attention and company locations since she took office in January 2011.

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Downtown Dallas is Focused on Revitalization and Redevelopment

In any city, the sound of sniper fire during a downtown rally could turn businesses into a ghost town for days or weeks. But Dallas is in the middle of a renaissance, and the tragedy appears not to be holding the city's businesses or its people back.

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New Jersey Wins Quest Diagnostics Business with $18.5M in Incentives

Quest Diagnostics International, the diagnostic information company, will consolidate its corporate headquarters and support services in Secaucus, N.J., the company said Monday. The decision will keep Quest in the Garden State after a national real estate search that included Tampa, FL and other undisclosed locations.

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Could Pending Labor Shortages Affect Your Business?

The U.S. and other mature economies are at risk of running out of occupational therapists, railroad engineers, mathematicians, machinists and other workers, squeezing corporate profits and potentially leaving the economy in a long-term slump. So says the Conference Board in its latest report, which projects labor supply won't live up to demand, leaving many employers hard pressed to fill jobs.

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