Economic Development

Regional Report: The Southeast

Workforce improvement is increasingly the new face of economic development.

New Mexico Gov. Martinez Boosts State’s Business-Friendliness

New Mexico has remained in the middling ranks of state business climates for a few years, but Governor Susana Martinez has been making a concerted effort to attract CEO attention and company locations since she took office in January 2011.

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.
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CEO Confidence Dims Amid Geopolitical Worry and Congress Standoff

After months of patient waiting and little change, CEO confidence is showing signs of faltering amid a...
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Best and Worst States For Business

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EDITOR'S PICKS

To Win at Workspaces, Blur the Edges of the Office

Gale Moutrey is head of communications for Steelcase, the world’s authority on office environments. At our upcomming CEO Talent...

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”.