Economic Development

To Survive In Business, Break Your Patterns

As executives we have a key responsibility to preserve the enterprise beyond ourselves.  Often that requires breaking patterns and processes which, though once successful, are no longer that. 

Holiday Retirement’s CEO On Finding A Place In The Florida Sun

When considering relocation, make sure you have really strong buy-in from your leadership team because there has to be cohesiveness in that process.

Trump Gets Foxconn CEO On The Line To Try To Set Him Straight

President Donald Trump personally jawboned Foxconn CEO Terry Gou into affirming the company’s wavering pledge to create thousands of manufacturing jobs in the Badger State.

After Foxconn, Politicians May Beware Of CEOs Bearing Gifts

The latest economic-development news out of Wisconsin involving Foxconn adds to the idea that politicians may want to beware of CEOs making promises.

Site Selection: It’s All About Strategy

Although reducing operating costs is an important goal, site selection should be a strategic decision and not just a financial one.

Larry Fink: Greed Was Good, Purpose Is Better

Although Larry Fink’s latest letter does have a Ben Franklin-like tone, the message is bold and heretical, and better than its sodden prose.

The Labor Market Is Changing: Is Your Company Ready?

Forget HQ2. The real U.S. economic story right now is the radical shift in the types of jobs being created and where employment growth is happening. Here’s what the data tells us.

Atypical Manufacturer Thrives In Atypical Manufacturing Hub

Fluid Imaging isn’t your typical manufacturing company and Maine isn’t your typical manufacturing hub. That’s probably why the two go hand in hand.

Thank You, Jeff Bezos: Why Amazon’s HQ2 Hunt Was Great For CEOs Across America

CEOs should follow the trail laid down by Amazon—the hundreds of locales around the nation that may not be right for HQ2 (or even an HQ for you), but would be a great place for a satellite office or expansion site.
Amazon's Seattle campus (JORDAN STEAD / Amazon)

What It Means When Amazon Looks Past ‘Flyover Country’

Amazon selected a pair “second headquarters” in New York City and Northern Virginia. It's a case of the tech rich getting richer and Flyover Country continuing to have to bootstrap its way to digital relevance.
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CEO CONFIDENCE INDEX

Covid-19 Spikes CEO Involvement In Spending Decisions, New Study Finds

Investments carrying greater risk and increased scrutiny from board members and other stakeholders are both contributing factors.
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Best and Worst States For Business

Looking to relocate or expand? Evaluate each state's strengths with Chief Executive's annual Best & Worst States for Business raking.

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CEO of the Year

Once a year, we celebrate the achievements of a CEO, honored for his or her success in and dedication to business, shareholders and customers.