Economic Development

How A Data-Driven Company Recruits And Trains In A Small Midwestern City

Cottingham & Butler turns to local colleges for a number of training programs, from business and leadership to computer skills, and considers these critical for their business’ ongoing success.

Which Cities Are On The Inside Track For Amazon’s New HQ2?

As Amazon decides where it will locate its much-anticipated “HQ2” second headquarters facility, some front-runners have emerged.

Ascending The Ladder Of Growth: 5 Critical Stages For Startups

.Growing a startup to its full potential is one of the hardest feats in business. This can be a precarious climb, so it’s easy to want to scramble to the top, but it’s better to take each step carefully and position your company for long-term success

Best & Worst States for Business Regional Report: The Southeast

While the Southeast is sometimes overlooked in national conversations about economic development, it is a powerhouse of manufacturing economic growth, home to two of the country’s fastest-growing state economies and lures investment with a low cost of living and engaged workers.

Dear Mr. Bezos: An Open Letter From Everywhere

It seems like business leaders and politicians everywhere are making a pitch to be the home of Amazon's second headquarters - and we mean everywhere.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts Says Economic Development Starts With Relationships

Nebraska Gov. Peter Ricketts is running the state like a business, putting customer service and relationships first, and it's working.

States Scramble as Amazon Announces Search for a Second U.S. Headquarters

Amazon announced yesterday its plans to open a second company headquarters in North America. The retailer said the project—known as "Amazon HQ2"—would cost more than $5 billion and would include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs.

Doing Business in Cuba: How One U.S. Company is Laying the Groundwork

U.S. companies wanting to do business in Cuba should establish relationships now.

In Gov. Walker’s “Wisconn Valley” Vision, His State Anchors a New Tech Ecosystem

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants to leverage the Foxconn deal to turn his state into "Wisconn Valley".

2017 Regional Report: The West is Attracting High-Value Talent

Migration—by businesses and workers—is fueling growth in America’s Western states.
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CEO Confidence Falls In March Amid Deep Division Over Trump’s Tariff Moves

The results of our March poll of U.S. CEOs finds confidence in future business conditions beginning to show signs of fatigue.
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Best and Worst States For Business

Are you looking to relocate or expand? Evaluate each state's strengths with Chief Executive's 2017 Best & Worst States for Business.


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How A Former Accenture CEO Turned A Failing Leadership Into Growth

This former CEO's first year was a disaster until he shifted everyone's focus to create a customer-centric organization. What happened after that went directly to the bottom line.

What P&G Learned About Marketing From Elon Musk

While Tesla was moving ahead of the competition without spending a dime, P&G's marketing machine was watching closely.

How to Follow a Great Leader: Honeywell’s Darius Adamczyk Moves Forward

Darius Adamczyk, Honeywell International’s CEO since April, has a tough act to follow, but his priorities are optimistic and leave him lots of room for stamping his own legacy.

Meet the ‘New-Collar’ Workers in Manufacturing

Modern manufacturing no longer thinks in terms of white or blue collar—the workers it needs now are “new-collar”.