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From Honda to Volvo: New U.S. auto transplant transcends tariffs - The Detroit News
Learning from successful Japanese and European manufacturers over four decades of expansion, Volvo’s Charleston plant is the 17th non-union transplant to embrace American-made production advantages: lower costs, expanded global capacity, massive supplier infrastructure and proximity to the richest auto consumers in the world.
south-carolina  organized-labor  right-to-work  labor-costs  cost-of-doing-business  business-climate  fdi-USA  volvo  automotive-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-439 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Security Concerns Take a Back Seat as More US Manufacturers Look to Mexico -
Experts who help foreign companies build factories in Mexico report a recent surge in interest by U.S. and international firms, with executives voicing less concern about Mexico’s crime and security problems.
mexico  NAFTA  business-climate  nearshoring  manufacturing  supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-361  this-week-362 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Innovation economy isn’t enough for growth - The Seattle Times
Local merchant banker tells Senate committee that Congress need to act because many startups face difficulties in raising money and new business formation has declined.
capital-access  small-business  government-policy  business-climate  startup  seattle  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
5 principles for remaking economic development to generate growth, prosperity, and inclusion - Brookings Institution
“Embracing a broader vision of economic development is an economic and fiscal imperative,” Amy Liu writes in her new report, “Remaking Economic Development: The markets and civics of continuous growth and prosperity.” Liu, vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, continues that “Our nation’s economic competitiveness and social cohesion remain threatened.”
economic-development-news  STUDIES  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-347  business-climate  government-policy 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
2016 State Business Tax Climate Index - Tax Foundation
The Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index enables business leaders, government policymakers, and taxpayers to gauge how their states’ tax systems compare. While there are many ways to show how much is collected in taxes by state governments, the Index is designed to show how well states structure their tax systems, and provides a roadmap for improvement. The 10 best states in this year’s Index are:
1. Wyoming; 2. South Dakota; 3. Alaska; 4. Florida; 5. Nevada; 6. Montana; 7. New Hampshire; 8. Indiana; 9. Utah; 10. Texas
business-climate  taxes-incentives  ranking  state-rankings  corporate-tax  Around-the-web  this-week-331 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Doing Business 2016 - Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency - World Bank Group
Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 13th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 189 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time.
rankings  international-location-reports  cost-of-doing-business  business-climate  Around-the-web  this-week-328 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
'Business Courts' Take on Complex Corporate Conflicts - Stateline - The Pew Charitable Trusts
Specialized courts that handle business disputes have been created in more than two dozen states, an effort to unclog the courts and make them speedier and more efficient.
Around-the-web  this-week-328  business-climate 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
The Best States For Business And Careers 2015 - Forbes
Utah leads Forbes’ ranking of the Best States for Business for the second straight year and fifth time since 2010 (Virginia ranked No. 1 in 2013). The Beehive State benefits from light regulation and energy costs that are 23% below the national average. Employment has expanded 2.2% annually the past five years, the third best rate in the country. Utah fares well across the board in the metrics we used, landing in the top six in five of the six broad categories we used to determine the Best States for Business.
top-states-for-business  state-rankings  business-climate  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-327  utah  north-carolina 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Enterprising States: States Innovate - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
American innovation is flourishing across the country thanks to thoughtful governors who work with the business community to create a strong business climate in their states. The Enterprising States study is about championing the successes of these governors. There is no limit to what innovative entrepreneurs can achieve in a strong business climate founded on sound policy. To highlight the most innovative and effective policies across the nation, this year’s edition of the study -- Enterprising States: States Innovate -- analyzes the 50 states through six lenses, ranking the top 10 in six distinct categories. Explore this study to find out which states excel...
business-climate  state-rankings  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-327 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Footprint of the Future: Chasing Technology and Talent - MAPI: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
Over the last 20 years, the growing global economy has allowed manufacturers to enter new markets to serve an increasingly global customer base while also shortening supply chains and reducing cost structures. As the business environment changes, a country that once promised low-cost manufacturing might now boast high-tech R&D centers.
MAPI collaborated with Deloitte to understand the factors that drive manufacturing investments today and how they will shift by 2020.
business-globalization  skilled-labor  business-climate  STUDIES  manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-326 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
The Challenge of Shared Prosperity - U.S. Competitiveness - Harvard Business School
In the 2015 survey on U.S. competitiveness, HBS alumni weigh in on the current state and future trajectory of U.S. competitiveness as well as the structural strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. business environment. In addition, alumni delve deeper into two aspects of competitiveness: the health of entrepreneurship in the U.S. and business leaders’ views on shared prosperity.
competitiveness  small-business  business-climate  economic-forecast  executive-surveys  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-326  sfp-insider-123 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
The Rise Of Entrepreneurial Communities - TechCrunch
This summer, as Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I had the opportunity to honor an innovative business accelerator called First Batch. This isn’t your typical business accelerator. First Batch is a product accelerator in my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, that focuses on helping entrepreneurs and makers bring physical products to market. It’s a great resource supporting the intersection of technology and manufacturing, and it’s another example of the resources communities are using to build entrepreneurial ecosystems.
innovation-hubs  small-business  government-policy  Cincinnati  Around-the-web  Metros  this-week-325  high-tech  business-accelerators  capital-access  business-climate 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing in Southeast - IndustryWeek
Manufacturing companies include an intangible trait -- trust---as part of the site selection consideration.
fdi-USA  regional-reports  south-atlantic  business-climate  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-325  site-selection-factors 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 Best & Worst States for Business -
Texas and Florida hold their ground in the top two positions, while North Carolina moves up one spot to edge out Tennessee. Georgia rounds out the top 5.
business-climate  Around-the-web  state-rankings  executive-surveys  this-week-307 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Facts & Figures 2015: How Does Your State Compare? - Tax Foundation
How do taxes in your state compare nationally? This convenient pocket-size booklet compares the 50 states on many different measures of taxing and spending, including individual and corporate income tax rates, business tax climates, excise taxes, tax burdens and state spending.
corporate-tax  government-policy  business-climate  taxes-incentives  industry-organizations  this-week-296  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. Slides Again As Denmark Tops Forbes Best Countries For Business - Forbes
Yet for all of its financial might, the U.S. lags behind many other developed nations when it comes to its business climate, and the gap is growing.
this-week-287  around-the-web  matt  rankings  business-climate 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Utah Heads The Best States For Business 2014 - Forbes
The national unemployment rate recently dipped to 5.8%, a level last seen in July 2008, but the economic recovery has hardly been robust. Voters went to the polls last week and expressed their dissatisfaction. The economy is the most important factor for voters and seven out of 10 said  it is still in bad shape. Yet, pockets of the U.S. are prospering with strong business climates. You need to head west to find most of these spots.
state-rankings  ranking  studies  business-climate  this-week-283  around-the-web 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
2015 State Business Tax Climate Index - Tax Foundation
The Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index enables business leaders, government policymakers, and taxpayers to gauge how their states’ tax systems compare. While there are many ways to show how much is collected in taxes by state governments, the Index is designed to show how well states structure their tax systems, and provides a road-map to improving these structures.
maps  government-policy  corporate-tax  this-week-282  around-the-web  industry-organizations  business-climate 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
How Does Your State Score on Property Tax Administration? Probably Not Very Well - Tax Foundation
Though the amount of taxes we pay is important, the manner in which we pay them is equally worth considering. Last month, the Council on State Taxation (COST) and the International Property Tax Institute (IPTI) released a scorecard grading countries (and the states, which I’m most interested in) on their property tax administration practices.
government-policy  property-tax  business-climate  this-week-280  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Is New York City Eyeing Corporate Tax Reform? - Tax Foundation
New York City’s current corporate tax climate looks a lot like pre-reform New York State. It has a banking corporation tax that is separate from the general corporate tax, and that general corporate tax also has four bases.
this-week-279  around-the-web  new-york-city  corporate-tax  business-climate  government-policy 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Georgia is CNBC’s Top State for Business in 2014 - CNBC
The state scores a solid 1,659 points out of a possible 2,500, finishing at or near the top in three categories and in the top half in all but two. Since we began rating the states for competitiveness in 2007, Georgia has never finished outside the top 10 overall, with fourth-place finishes in 2007 and 2011, and a respectable eighth place in 2013.
georgia  business-climate  state-rankings  ranking  economic-development-news  this-week-268  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Enterprising States 2014: Re-Creating Equality and Opportunity - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Utah lands in the top 6 in each of the five policy categories and 3rd in overall economic performance. It is the only state to finish in the top 10 on all six lists. Colorado appears on 5 top 10 lists, Texas on 4, and Washington is in the top 15 of five lists.
ranking  studies  business-climate  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Business Environment Index 2014 - Economist Intelligence Unit
Singapore looks set to remain the world’s most investor-friendly location in 2014-18, retaining its number-one spot from the 2009-13 period. Switzerland and Hong Kong also defend their second and third place position. The remainder of the top ten is dominated by North America, Scandinavia and other developed Asian economies.
business-globalization  rankings  business-climate  international-location-reports  this-week-266  around-the-web  fdi 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Fargo reinvents itself as a magnet for creative types and entrepreneurs - Star Tribune
Plenty of towns talk about revitalizing their downtowns. Fargo is actually doing it, thanks to the happy combination of a good economy, a thriving business climate and motivated residents.
quality-of-life  downtown-revitalization  north-dakota  small-business  business-climate  this-week-265  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Sriracha Factory Irritates Some California Noses, but Entices Politicians -
Until a few months ago, Sriracha was a mere hot sauce..But since Irwindale, a small, industrial city east of Los Angeles, began taking legal action against the Sriracha factory here - responding to complaints from residents about the strong scent of chiles - this trendy hot sauce has turned from a culinary symbol into a political one for business leaders and Republicans who have long complained that California is hostile to industry.
business-climate  food-processing  california  manufacturing  this-week-262  around-the-web  government-policy  siracha 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
2014 Best & Worst States for Business - Chief Executive Magazine
In the 10th annual survey of CEOs concerning their views of the best and worst states for business, over 500 CEOs across the U.S. responded, grading states with which they were familiar on measures including tax and regulatory regime, the quality of the workforce, and the quality of the living environment.
this-week-262  around-the-web  state-rankings  ranking  studies  business-climate 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Doing Business 2014 - Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises - World Bank Group
Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 189 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders. This year’s report data cover regulations measured from June 2012 through May 2013. The report is the 11th edition of the Doing Business series.
government-policy  around-the-web  this-week-237  SME's  international-location-reports  business-globalization  business-climate 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
States Bring Renewed Swagger to Top States 2013 - CNBC
The national economy is recovering. State finances are improving. This is where the competition for business—and jobs—gets interesting.
regional-reports  around-the-web  this-week-216  studies  ranking  business-climate 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
NY's tax-free business plan is bold but uncertain -
Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants is proposing a new way to lure high-tech companies and entrepreneurs - by waiving all business and property taxes and even state income taxes for all their employees for up to 10 years if they move to New York and partner with a college campus.
economic-development-news  corporate-tax  around-the-web  new-york  this-week-216  high-tech  taxes-incentives  university-economic-development  business-climate 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Livability Rankings in the U.S. and Worldwide - CEOs for Cities
A number of entities give cities in the U.S. and abroad scores for livability based on a variety of criteria. Use these resources to find out how livable your city is
site-selection-tools  around-the-web  quality-of-life  this-week-214  business-climate 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Top Cities for Business Growth - MarketWatch
Here’s all 100 cities and how they ranked in MarketWatch’s Top Cities for Business Growth. Twenty metrics were used to develop the rankings and were divided into three main groups looking at business climate, how New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq companies performed over the past year, and how local economies performed.
around-the-web  metros  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-211  ranking  business-climate 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Robotics Startup CEO On Moving To California - Business Insider
For about a decade now, people have been slamming California as being one of the least business-friendly states in the Union.But one tech CEO says that, for his industry, there remains no alternative to the Golden State.
robotics-manufacturing  this-week-109  around-the-web  california  advanced-manufacturing  high-tech  business-climate 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Where Does the U.S. Rank in Global Business Friendliness? - News
Research indicates that American companies and entrepreneurs still benefit from one of the most favorable business climates in the world, but government regulation and oversight may be eroding the country’s advantages.
this-week-208  around-the-web  international-location-reports  studies  business-globalization  ranking  business-climate 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
The Digital Government - strategy+business
How government agencies can use information and communications technology to increase efficiency—and better people’s lives.
innovation-hubs  this-week-208  government-policy  around-the-web  ICT  infrastructure  business-climate 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Facts & Figures Handbook: How Does Your State Compare? - Tax Foundation
How do taxes in your state compare nationally? This convenient pocket-size booklet compares the 50 states on many different measures of taxing and spending, including individual and corporate income tax rates, business tax climates, excise taxes, tax burdens and state spending.
this-week-208  government-policy  site-selection-tools  around-the-web  taxes-incentives  business-climate 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
America's Growth Corridors: The Key to a National Revival - A New Report -
Overall, these corridors account for 45% of the nation's land mass and 30% of its population. Between 2001 and 2011, job growth in the Great Plains, the Intermountain West and the Third Coast was between 7% and 8%—nearly 10 times the job growth rate for the rest of the country. Only the Southeastern industrial belt tracked close to the national average.
corridors  government-policy  around-the-web  metros  demographics  studies  infrastructure  this-week-204  business-climate 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
What Are the True Costs of Regulation? - News
The effect of government regulation on American manufacturing has been a hotly debated issue since the introduction of federal clean air and water guidelines about 40 years ago. Here we look at what manufacturing trade groups consider the real economic impact of regulations on U.S. manufacturers and consumers.
government-policy  around-the-web  environmental-regulation  this-week-204  business-climate 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Group Grades Online Transparency for States, Local Governments -
Many state and local government websites recently made strides in boosting transparency, a new report published last week finds. Open government watchdog Sunshine Review issued grades for 1,014 government websites, assessing a range of criteria measuring the availability of information
government-policy  around-the-web  business-climate 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Louisiana: America's New Frontier For Business Opportunity - Forbes
Louisiana has become one of the most attractive states to do business across a wide spectrum of both traditional and burgeoning industries. This is in large part due to governmental reforms and economic development efforts that were executed in 2008, at a time when most states were pulling back on those efforts due to the beginning of the economic recession.
around-the-web  This-Week-197  government-policy  business-climate  business-attraction  regional-reports  louisiana 
january 2013 by areadevelopment

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