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UPenn Gets Props for Improving the Penn Economy

The University of Pennsylvania exerted over $14 billion in economic impact on Pennsylvania, largely benefiting companies and residents of Philadelphia, the university reported Wednesday.

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

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

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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2016 Regional Report: The Southwest

The Southwest states are well-positioned for the growth that's taking place among U.S. factories relocating to or expanding in Mexico.

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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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California’s Anti-Business Climate Inspires More Company Departures

Companies continue to leave California because of rising costs and concerns over the state’s hostile business environment, according to a new study that names companies and provides details of business disinvestments in the state.

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2015 REGIONAL REPORT: The West

The diversity of the west — geographically, politically, culturally and economically—thwarts most attempts to pigeonhole this complex, nine-state region.

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