Economic Development

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.

In Missouri-Kansas Border Wars Over Companies, Kansas Suggests a Truce

After years of skirmishes with his counterpart in Missouri, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing a truce in the increasingly expensive—and evidently pointless—business border war.

California Company CEOs Being Wooed by New Mexico Governor

The governor of one of this country’s smallest state economies is touring the largest, trying to convince California business leaders they’d be better off in New Mexico.

Regional Report: Northeast 2016

A new approach to downtown development is reinvigorating the Northeast Corridor.

Drone Industry Takes Off in North Dakota

What’s likely to be the nation’s first drone airport-business park complex will fully open its runways to private-sector traffic later this Spring, when unmanned flights raise off the tarmacs of this former Air Force training field in Grand Forks, ND.

Brookings Institution Seeks to Redefine Economic Development in Age of Economic Weakness

Reminding economic-development leaders of their potential role in bolstering the national economy, a leading think tank called Monday for a broad-based shift in practice—less promoting incentive-based corporate relocation in favor of a more diversified, market-based and localized approach.

Indiana Bakery Finds a New Home in Kentucky

One of Indiana’s largest commercial bakeries will build a $57 million manufacturing plant in Versailles, KY, which is just west of Lexington, starting this summer. More Than A Bakery, owned by Richmond Baking Co., will hire more than 300 workers at the plant, to be sited on 100 acres  in Woodford County.

Alaska: New Report Ties Ferry System Funding to Economic Growth

Public investment in Alaska’s chronically-underfunded ferry system is producing an economic impact at a rate greater than twice its cost, according to a new report. 

Super Bowl 50 Produces $350M Economic Impact

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.

GE: How Boston Won Over One of America’s Favorite Companies While Connecticut Slept

Massachusetts has consistently landed in the bottom five out of 50 states every year for the last three years in Chief Executive’s Best & Worst States for Business, as ranked by CEOs in those states. “Massachusetts is overtaxed and overregulated,” one CEO responded in 2015. Connecticut is never more than one or two steps above Massachusetts. So what did Boston do differently to win over GE that it hasn’t done before?
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EDITOR'S PICKS

CEOs Rank 2017 Best & Worst States for Business

While there is a level of constancy when it comes to the very best and very worst states for business, there is plenty of jockeying for position within the ranks, and even some leaping and plummeting.

Chief Executive’s 2017 CEO of the Year: Henry Schein’s Stanley Bergman

Peer CEOs Vote in Chief Executive Magazine’s 32nd Annual Award

Lessons From a CEO Who Built an Office Tower

Northwestern Mutual CEO John Schlifske opened a 32-story, $450M high-rise in downtown Milwaukee. The tower is now the largest building in Wisconsin.

My First Job: Belfor’s Yellen Learned Billion-Dollar Lessons as 11-Year-Old Dishwasher

Today Yellen has no regrets about being a child laborer, not only because he helped his family survive financially but also because he learned lessons that have proven invaluable.

CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEOs Anticipate Improved Business Conditions By Next Year

Despite CEOs’ confidence ratings in future business conditions being flat since April, we believe their confidence may be about to break out of its holding pattern.

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