Economic Development

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.

Foxconn’s Wisconsin Factory Proposal Questioned

Here are 3 tips for CEOs considering incentive packages from states.

Mercedes USA CEO Dietmar Exler Discusses the Company’s U.S. Strategy for Success

Since being named president and CEO of the best-selling luxury brand in America in early 2016, Mercedes-Benz’s Dietmar Exler has emerged as an important spokesman for the premium-segment group, which also includes archrivals BMW and Audi.

Kansas Rebuke of Deep Tax Cuts a Warning Sign for Other State Officials

Decision shows restraint may be necessary if the Trump administration is to achieve its reform goals.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

CEO Confidence Ticks Up In August

Trump trade tactics play well with manufacturing CEOs
Strength in the overall economy, consumer confidence and the Trump administration’s pro-business agenda buoyed CEO confidence in August, even as worry persists about rising economic headwinds in the near future.
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BEST & WORST STATES FOR BUSINESS

Best and Worst States For Business

Are you looking to relocate or expand? Evaluate each state's strengths with Chief Executive's 2018 Best & Worst States for Business.

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