Economic Development

2015 Regional Report: The Northeast

In the Northeast, the Recession isn’t over yet.

Tax Cuts Are Becoming Governors’ Favorite Economic Weapon

More governors than ever understand and embrace the idea that cutting and reforming taxes is the best way to improve the business climate, promote job creation, and ensure economic growth. So while politicians in Washington may not have gotten that message, about 20 Republican governors are moving forward with pro-growth tax-relief initiatives in 2015. That is on top of the 14 states whose 2014 tax cuts will take effect this year.

Governors Are Crossing State Lines to Garner Your Business

If you run a mid-market company, create jobs, pay taxes and ensure community stability, but you’re not feeling the love from your state government, have a little patience: A governor may come calling soon. More state chief executives are dumping politeness and protocol and making job-raiding expeditions to other states.

Regional Report 2015: The Southwest

In the Southwest, Texas is the Leader. Hands down.

2014 Regional Report: The Midwest

A state-by-state look at what the Midwest has to offer.

CEO Perspectives: Why We’re Here (2014 Regional Report: Midwest)

Midwestern CEOs talk about why they chose their current locations.

New Republican Senate Must Make the Economy Priority One

November’s midterm elections revealed that, more than five-years after the recession ended, Americans remain concerned about the economy. Companies can help by focusing on improving staff morale, loyalty and retention.

Innovation Depot: Building in Birmingham

Larry Lilley and a couple of buddies had an idea for an IT company in 1996. What they didn’t have was money or space. 

Regional Report: The Southeast

Chief Executive’s newest Regional Report offers an in-depth look at the pros and cons of doing business in Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky and Mississippi.

Recovering Detroit Economy Still Challenges CEOs

Business chiefs, even many across the country, have a complex relationship with Detroit. Many recognize its vast shortcomings and still employ it as a symbol of industrial and social decay. Many others instead latch on to the real renaissance occurring in the Motor City and point to it as an inspiring phoenix of a town. Still others do both.
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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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