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SmartAsset: The 10 best US cities to work in tech - CNBC
Though major cities like New York and San Francisco are the primary hubs for the tech industry, personal finance company SmartAsset found that many smaller cities in the U.S. also provide strong opportunities for tech workers.
innovation-hubs  high-tech  leading-locations  Metros  Around-the-web  ranking  this-week-456 
7 days ago by areadevelopment
State Corporate Income Taxes Increase Tax Burden on Corporate Profits - Tax Foundation
State-level corporate income tax rates vary across the country. Six states (Nevada, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming) levy no corporate income tax, while the other 44 states and the District of Columbia do tax corporate profits. State-level rates range from a low of 3 percent in North Carolina to a high of  12 percent in Iowa. While the majority of states levy a flat rate on corporate profits, 14 states have progressively structured corporate income taxes.
corporate-tax  corporate-tax-reform  TCJA  ranking  state-rankings  Around-the-web  this-week-453 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Useful Stats: Educational Attainment by Metropolitan Area (2007-2017) - SSTI
n Asheville, North Carolina, the share of population with a BA+ increased from 27.2 percent to 34.1 percent, the largest percentage point change of any region. Over that same period, Pittsburgh (growing 6.3 percentage points to 33.5 percent), Denver (growing 6.1 percentage points to 42.1 percent), Grand Rapids (growing 6.1 percentage points to 31.8 percent), and San Jose (growing 6 percentage points to 49.2 percent) also experienced large increases in educational attainment.
Around-the-web  this-week-449  Metros  ranking  leading-locations 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
Most Dynamic Micropolitans - Walton Family Foundation
The Most Dynamic Micropolitan Index, which ranks the 531 micropolitan areas across the U.S., analyzes the economic performance and indicators that impact the social and economic fabric of America.
leading-locations  micropolitans  ranking  economic-indicator-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-449-top 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
U-Haul Names Top 50 Growth States For 2018
Texas registered as the U-Haul No. 1 Growth State in America for the third consecutive year, according to U-Haul® data analyzing U.S. migration trends for 2018.

U-Haul Growth States are calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering a state versus leaving that state during a calendar year. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 2 million one-way U-Haul truck sharing transactions that occur annually.
logistics  ranking  state-rankings  Around-the-web  this-week-448  diaspora  workforce-migration  this-week-448-new 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
Milken Institute Releases Index of Best-Performing Cities
Top-20 includes Provo, Raleigh, Dallas, San Francisco, Nashville, Atlanta; Six cities in Florida and four in California rank in top-tier; Milken Institute analysis demonstrates impact of policy making on jobs, wages, technology development, and other measures.
leading-locations  Metros  ranking  Around-the-web  this-week-448  this-week-448-new 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
Germany Nearly Catches Korea as Innovation Champ; U.S. Rebounds - Bloomberg
The U.S. rose three spots to eighth, after falling out of the top 10 for the first time last year. Faster product cycles and intensifying competition are changing the ways managers have to work, according to Pfizer Inc.’s presentation at a recent conference on health care
ranking  innovation  Around-the-web  this-week-448 
january 2019 by areadevelopment
Growth In America Is Tilting To Smaller Cities - Newgeography.com
We are often told that America’s future lies in our big cities. That may no longer be entirely true. Some of the strongest job creation and population growth is now occurring in cities of 1 million people or less.
leading-locations  jobs  Metros  economic-indicator-reports  ranking  this-week-426  Around-the-web  sfp-insider-7-13-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
2018’s Best Large Cities to Start a Business - WalletHub
In order to help aspiring entrepreneurs — from restaurant owners to high-tech movers and shakers — maximize their chances for long-term prosperity, WalletHub compared the relative startup opportunities that exist in more than 180 U.S. cities. We did so using 19 key metrics, ranging from five-year business-survival rate to office-space affordability. Check out our findings, additional expert commentary and a detailed methodology below.
ranking  Metros  leading-locations  Around-the-web  this-week-423 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon Ranks Top Entrepreneurial States Amid Push for New Headquarters - US News
As Amazon continues to seek a prime location for its second headquarters – receiving promises of lucrative tax incentives along the way – the e-commerce behemoth on Tuesday named Utah the most entrepreneurial state in the country.
small-business  ranking  state-rankings  Around-the-web  amazon  HQ2  this-week-423 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Milken Institute Releases Index of Best-Performing - Milken Institute
Top-20 includes Provo, Raleigh, Dallas, San Francisco, Nashville, Atlanta; Six cities in Florida and four in California rank in top-tier; Milken Institute analysis demonstrates impact of policymaking
on jobs, wages, technology development, and other measures
Metros  ranking  leading-locations  economic-indicator-reports  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-409  sfp-insider-7-13-2018 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
The Best Places to Work in Manufacturing 2017 – SmartAsset.com
Smaller metro areas dominated this list. The average population across our top 10 is about 300,000. But if you discount Greenville, North Carolina and Ogden-Clearfield, Utah that figure drops in half to 150,000. The largest metro area in our top 25 is Louisville-Jefferson, Kentucky-Indiana, which has 1.2 million residents.
u.s.-manufacturing  Metros  ranking  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Aerospace manufacturing attractiveness rankings - PwC
An Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Index compiled by global professional services network PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) ranked Michigan second nationwide behind Georgia based on a weighted score of category and subcategory rankings including labor, infrastructure, industry, economy, cost, tax policy, and geopolitical risk. Rising six rankings after falling to eighth place last year, Michigan’s improvement was attributed to the state’s strong performance in the economy, infrastructure, and cost categories.
Aerospace  ranking  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  industry-clusters  innovation-hubs  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
America's Top States for Business 2017 - CNBC
Washington leads the league in America’s Top States for Business ranking in 2017. The economy grew 3.7% in 2016, nearly two and a half times the national rate. The state boasts the nation’s largest concentration of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workers, and follows California in the most patents filed last year.
Around-the-web  top-states-for-business  ranking  regional-reports  Washington  north-carolina  texas  minnesota  Georgia  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Startup Activity Swings Upward for Third Consecutive Year, Annual Kauffman Index Reports - Kauffman.org
In addition to national Startup Activity trends, the Startup Index looks at activity in all 50 states and the 40 largest U.S. metropolitan areas.

Among the largest states, these five had the highest startup activity in 2017: California, Texas, Florida, Arizona and Colorado.

Among the 25 smaller states, these five had the highest startup activity in 2017: Oklahoma, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Nevada.

The five metropolitan areas with the highest startup activity were, in order: Miami, Austin, Los Angeles, San Diego and Las Vegas.
Around-the-web  this-week-387  startup  ranking  Metros  state-rankings  small-business 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Move Over, San Francisco: Dallas Tops Our List Of The Best Cities For Jobs 2017 - Newgeography.com
Dallas is called the Big D for a reason. Bigger, better, best: that’s the Dallas mindset. From the gigantic Cowboys stadium in Arlington to the burgeoning northern suburbs to the posh arts district downtown, Dallasites are reinventing their metropolis almost daily. The proposed urban park along the Trinity River, my Dallas friends remind me, will be 11 times bigger than New York’s Central Park.

Here’s something else for them to boast about: the Dallas-Plano-Irving metropolitan area ranks first this year on our list of the Best Cities For Jobs.
Metros  jobs  demographics  leading-locations  economic-indicator-reports  ranking  Around-the-web  this-week-387 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
New York retains American City of the Future title in foreign direct investment rankings - fDiIntelligence.com
 In a study of the most promising investment locations in the Americas, fDi Magazine – a Financial Times publication – has named New York, fDi’s American City of the Future 2017/18. The biggest movement in this year’s ranking is seen among Canadian locations. Toronto has risen from sixth to fourth place, Montreal enters the top 10 at five and Vancouver has risen from eighth place in the 2015/16 ranking to take sixth place in 2017/18.
international-location-reports  Metros  FDI  ranking  Around-the-web  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Innovation Cities Americas Index 2016-2017: USA, Canada, South America - 2thinknow
City innovation classifications and rankings 2016-2017 for USA, Canada and South America. World’s largest city classification and global ranking with 171 Americas cities (118 USA, 14 Canada, 39 Latin America)  from 500 benchmark cities classified, and with all cities ranked in 2016-2017. Based on 2thinknow analysis of cities on 162 city indicators from 2thinknow City Benchmarking Data program. Established 2007.
Around-the-web  Metros  leading-locations  ranking 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Facts & Figures 2017: How Does Your State Compare? - Tax Foundation
How do taxes in your state compare nationally? This convenient resource 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.
taxes-incentives  ranking  Around-the-web  this-week-380  industry-organizations 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
The Most Attractive Cities to Move to for Work - HBR
For firms, it’s become imperative to look beyond geographic borders to attract and retain top talent. This is partly due to the fact that 77% of CEOs report being concerned about the availability of key skills, according to PwC. Seventy-seven percent also agree or strongly agree that they move talent to where they need it. Marshall Goldsmith, who has coached CEOs at dozens of global Fortune 500 companies, told me that the talent game is becoming geographically borderless. “What companies want is a leadership base that at least somewhat parallels their customer base. So you don’t have a group of leaders that doesn’t have anything in common with their customers.”
ranking  Metros  leading-locations  business-globalization  workforce-migration  quality-of-life  Around-the-web  this-week-379 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Measuring the state of US states - McKinsey & Company
New research compares economic and social conditions in US states—and highlights opportunities for government leaders to help make improvements.
top-states-for-business  regional-reports  ranking  Around-the-web  this-week-379 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
2017’s Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals - WalletHub
To identify the best markets for STEM professionals, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 100 largest metro areas across 17 key metrics.
Metros  STEM-workforce  skilled-labor  labor-availability  high-tech  leading-locations  ranking  this-week-374  Around-the-web 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Here are the Most Innovative States in America in 2016 - Bloomberg
Massachusetts stole a second straight victory in Bloomberg’s ranking of the most innovative U.S. states, a testament to how much the economy’s wheels are greased by investment in higher education and research.

California again scored just behind Massachusetts, which gained ground by churning out more science and engineering graduates and producing jobs in those industries even though it had less technology company density than in 2015, according to the data compiled by Bloomberg.
Massachusetts  california  innovation-hubs  ranking  state-rankings  innovation  Around-the-web  this-week-373-top  this-week-408 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Milken Institute Announces 2016 Best-Performing Cities - Milken Institute
The Milken Institute’s annual Best-Performing Cities index for 2016 shows that tech is still tops, as cities that excel in innovation drive the nation’s economic dynamism. With an ecosystem for entrepreneurship, San Jose, CA, claimed the top spot again.
leading-locations  Metros  this-week-373-top  ranking  Around-the-web 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
The Best And Worst States For Business 2016 - Forbes
Forbes 11th annual Best States for Business list measures which states have the best business climates and are poised to succeed going forward. Leading the way for the third straight year is Utah, which also ranked on top between 2010 and 2012. Only Virginia in 2013 interrupted Utah’s reign this decade as the Best State for Business.
ranking  state-rankings  best-states-for-business  utah  Around-the-web  this-week-371 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Massachusetts Keeps Top Rank in Milken Institute Survey of Top Tech States Moving Up: Colorado, Washington, Minnesota - Milken
Massachusetts is first — once again — in the Milken Institute's State Technology and Science Index 2016. The index tracks and evaluates every state's tech and science capabilities and their success at converting these assets into companies and high-paying jobs. Conducted every two years, the Index has scored Massachusetts first in every edition since it was launched in 2002.
high-tech  research&development  economic-development-news  ranking  leading-locations  Around-the-web  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Business dynamics and economic performance in the Midwest: A look at the new Innovation 2.0 - Indiana Business Review
Innovation Index version 2.0 presents a state-of-the-art measure of county and regional innovation capacity and performance. This index can serve as a valuable tool for policymakers and practitioners to quickly evaluate innovative capacity and potential.
leading-locations  Metros  economic-indicator-reports  midwest  indiana  Around-the-web  ranking  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
The Talent Attraction Scorecard - Emsi
That’s the question we set out to answer with the Talent Attraction Scorecard. Our index uses five metrics to rank how every county has done drawing new residents, growing their skilled and overall workforces, and grabbing a greater share of skilled workers than other regions.

As a complement to this analysis, we separately ranked counties based on how they are attracting young talent by looking at the growth in college enrollment and millennial population per capita.

Lastly, we used cost-of-living-adjusted earnings to help explain why talent is (or is not) moving to these counties.
leading-locations  demographics  skilled-labor  workforce-migration  ranking  Around-the-web  this-week-361  this-week-362 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Best Cities for Entrepreneurs - Livability.com
When Entrepreneur magazine came to us, asking if we could assist them in finding the 50 Best Cities for Entrepreneurs, we consulted our friends at our sibling site, BusinessClimate.com which focuses on economic development. We talked about how great places to live attract great people and attract the businesses that want to hire them. All of these things are inarguably related. We dipped into our database and pulled out both economic indicators and quality of life indicators to create a ranking of great places to start a business -- in places workers will want to live.
ranking  Metros  leading-locations  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Innovation That Matters - 2016 - 1776
We are at the dawn of an extraordinary technological revolution and it is transforming every part of the U.S. economy. Innovation That Matters examines and ranks 25 cities’ readiness to capitalize on the inevitable shift to a digital economy.
innovation-hubs  startup  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-352  STUDIES  ranking  leading-locations 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
U.S Venture Capital Investment Spanned 133 MSAs in 2015 - NVCA
With the entrepreneurial ecosystem expanding from coast to coast, venture investors deployed capital to 3,662 companies located in 133 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) in 2015, according to the MoneyTree™ Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters.
venturecapital  small-business  startup  Metros  ranking  leading-locations  Around-the-web  this-week-345 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Facts & Figures 2016: How Does Your State Compare? - Tax Foundation
How do taxes in your state compare nationally? This convenient resource 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-344  Around-the-web  industry-organizations  taxes-incentives  ranking 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Contributors and Detractors: Ranking Countries’ Impact on Global Innovation - ITIF
Robust innovation is essential for economic growth and social progress around the world. Until now, most studies of innovation policy looked at how nations’ policies affect innovation in their own country. This report assesses 56 countries—which comprise almost 90 percent of the global economy—on 27 factors reflecting the extent to which their economic and trade policies contribute to and detract from innovation globally.
innovation  international-location-reports  ranking  Around-the-web  this-week-338 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
City Momentum Index 2016: The Rise of the Innovation-Orientated City - JLL
Covering 120 major established and emerging business hubs across the globe, the Index measures a city’s short-term socio-economic and commercial real estate momentum (over a three-year horizon) in combination with measures of ‘future-proofing’ – whether a city has the essential ingredients to ensure longer-term sustainable momentum.
corporate-real-estate  Metros  ranking  Around-the-web  this-week-338 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Main Street Entrepreneurship Reports - Kauffman.org
Small business activity is on the rise 38 of the top 40 largest metropolitan areas. The top five metropolitan areas for small business activity as measured by the Index were New York, Boston, Providence, San Francisco and Portland. Small business activity is on the rise in 49 of the 50 U.S. states. Among the 25 largest states, the five states with the highest activity were Minnesota, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey.
small-business  ranking  STUDIES  Metros  state-rankings  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-333 
december 2015 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
The Cities Americans Are Thronging To And Fleeing - Newgeography.com
Bright lights and culture may attract some, but people generally move to places with greater economic opportunity and a reasonable cost of living, particularly affordable housing.
workforce-migration  workforce-mobility  demographics  Metros  ranking  leading-locations  Around-the-web  this-week-325 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
The World's Most Innovative Universities - Reuters
euters set out to find and rank the world's top 100 innovative universities empirically, building a methodology that employs 10 different metrics. The criteria focused on academic papers, which indicate basic research performed at a university, and patent filings, which point to an institution's interest in protecting and commercializing its discoveries.
innovation  STUDIES  ranking  university-economic-development  research-commercialization  research&development  Around-the-web  this-week-323 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition - Mercatus
The financial health of each state can be analyzed through the states’ own audited financial reports. By looking at states’ basic financial statistics on revenues, expenditures, cash, assets, lia­bilities, and debt, states may be ranked according to how easily they will be able to cover short-term and long-term bills, including pensions
economic-analysis  government-policy  ranking  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  state-rankings  this-week-313  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
The hottest 15 metros for advanced industries - Brookings Institution
In some places local clusters push the frontiers of advanced manufacturing. In others they focus on energy or information technology. The strongest locations do it all. So, to see some of the ways in which local regions participate in the advanced economy, we here tour the 15 densest advanced industries hubs (in terms of employment share) in the United States.
advanced-manufacturing  advanced-industries  industry-clusters  ranking  Metros  this-week-309-top  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
10 Best States for Starting a Business - Entrepreneur
Maryland, Colorado and Virginia are the three states most supportive of innovation, according to the fourth annual Enterprising States report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
startup  entrepreneurship  ranking  state-rankings  small-business  this-week-304  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Top Metro Area Economies Mapped
The most recent jobless rates, housing permits averaged over three years to 2015, 2013 gross domestic product and the number of incoming residents in 2014 provide a glimpse of which U.S. metropolitan areas are thriving and which ones lag as the country recovers from the Great Recession. The indicators show the top 10 metro areas for economic vitality are in Texas, South Dakota, Colorado, Iowa, North Dakota and North Carolina.
metros  demographics  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  economic-indicator-reports  ranking  this-week-303  around-the-web  leading-locations 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
The US ranks as top location for commercial aircraft manufacturing in new global index - PwC Industrial Insights Blog
Countries were ranked on several variables, including costs, industry size, and infrastructure/stability/talent. The US ranked first out of 142 countries, despite only moderate grades in the cost and infrastructure/stability/talent categories, because it’s the largest in terms of industry size.
ranking  fdi-usa  location-usa  aerospace  industry-reports  this-week-302  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
American Cities of the Future 2015/16 Winners - fDiIntelligence.com
For the third consecutive ranking, New York City has reigned supreme as fDi’s American City of the Future, with San Francisco rising through the ranks to take second place and Houston placing third.
metros  ranking  leading-locations  san-francisco  new-york-city  sunnyvale  houston  fdi-usa  around-the-web  this-week-301 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
National Fourth Economy Community Index Lists Top Ten Large-Sized Counties - Fourth Economy
Fourth Economy Consulting announces the latest release of its national community index, listing top counties from across the nation. The Fourth Economy Index highlights those communities ideally positioned to attract modern investment and managed economic growth within the fourth economy.
ranking  demographics  economic-indicator-reports  leading-locations  this-week-298  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters - GEN | Insight & Intelligence
The New York cluster has been expanded and renamed the New York/New Jersey cluster, to better reflect the fact that the region’s biopharma resources straddle the state line—a fact long acknowledged by laboratory space real estate brokerages and even many companies, which have in recent years moved across the border, based on incentives and other factors—as Bayer HealthCare did in 2013 when it consolidated its East Coast operations in Whippany, NJ.
biotech  industry-clusters  ranking  this-week-296  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Photo Gallery: The World's Most Manufacturing-Intensive Metro Areas - IndustryWeek
Looking around the globe to see which cities are most manufacturing intensive led to the creation of a new measurement by Joseph Parilla and Jesus Trujillo of the Brookings Institution.
metros  manufacturing  ranking  demographics  leading-locations  this-week-295  around-the-web  portland  raleigh-durham  grand-rapids 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
The 14 Best Startup Cities in America - Popular Mechanics
No disrespect to San Francisco or Brooklyn, but we wanted to identify the next wave of cities building an ecosystem to turn innovators into entrepreneurs.
automotive-industry  small-business  startup  ranking  metros  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Global Metro Monitor 2014 - An Uncertain Recovery - Brookings Institution
The number of U.S. metros that achieved full recovery to 2007 levels in both employment and income has nearly doubled since the 2012 Global MetroMonitor was published, with 32 out of 80 metros in this category in 2014, versus 17 in 2012.
metros  ranking  economic-indicator-reports  leading-locations  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2015 - Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
According to the New York-based think tank, which has been naming the world’s most Intelligent Community of the Year since it named Singapore in 1999, Canada and Taiwan continue to reach the group’s Top7 regularly. The list also includes two American communities (Columbus and Arlington County), which were on the list in 2014 as well. Following are profiles of the accomplishments for each 2015 Top7 Intelligent Community, as established using the Intelligent Community Forum’s Community Indicators of success:
studies  ranking  smart-cities  ICT  economic-development-news  metros  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs - Nerd Wallet
NerdWallet took a look at the best U.S. cities for young entrepreneurs by analyzing the following factors:1. Access to funds; 2. Networking and mentorship; 3. Local economy; 4. Affordability.
startup  entrepreneurship  studies  ranking  this-week-284  around-the-web  metros 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
America's Smartest Cities - Newgeography.com
In this difficult recovery, many of the strongest local economies have been those with a high share of educated people in their workforce, particularly areas where technology companies and other knowledge-based industries are growing most rapidly. To determine the metro areas that are gaining brainpower in the 21stCentury, we scored the nation’s 380 metropolitan statistical areas based on three criteria.
diaspora  demographics  skilled-labor  ranking  metros  this-week-284  around-the-web 
november 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
The Cities That Are Benefiting The Most From The Economic Recovery - Newgeography.com
It is painfully clear that the current U.S. economic recovery has been a meager one, with the benefits highly concentrated among the wealthiest. The notion that “a rising tide” lifts all boats has been sunk, along with the good ship middle class.
this-week-280  around-the-web  demographics  metros  ranking  economic-indicator-reports 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Broadband Speed Ranking: We're No. 14! We're No. 14! - ReadWrite
Akamai’s "State of the Internet" report for the first quarter of 2014 revealed a sorry fact: Compared to other nations, the United States can’t cut the mustard when it comes to broadband speeds.
ICT  broadband  ranking  this-week-280  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Digital States Survey: Which States Are the Best of the Best? - Government Technology
e.Republic's Center for Digital Government examines specific program areas to see which states set the standard for using technology to deliver some of government's most vital services. The result is our 2014 Best Practice Leaders -- seven states that excel in using modern technology and innovative techniques to support key policies and crucial programs, along with two states that showed the biggest improvement in this year's survey.
infrastructure  ICT  technology-based-economic-development  ranking  this-week-279  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
"Ranking America’s Top Young Adult Labor Forces: A Rust Belt Rising?" - Cleveland State University Center for Community Planning and Development
Greater Cleveland ranks 8th nationally in the percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds in the labor force with a graduate or professional degree, ahead of such “brain hubs” as Chicago, Seattle, and Austin. The analysis speculates as to whether or not this is a leading indicator to broader economic growth. Comparisons are made with Boston and Pittsburgh—two metros further along in the economic restructuring process.
urban-planning  demographics  metros  skilled-labor  workforce-development  ranking  this-week-276  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Entrepreneurship Index shows Prairie catching up - Silicon Prairie News
Economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln published the results of their annual State Entrepreneurship Index last week. Though co-author Eric Thompson admitted the index reinforces a long-standing bias toward the east and west coasts, he said Prairie states like Iowa and Nebraska ranked well.
studies  ranking  entrepreneurship  small-business  state-rankings  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
The 17 Most Dynamic American Cities - National Real Estate Investor
Which are the top American cities today, how do they rank on a global scale, and what will they be like tomorrow? The answers to these questions can vary from one study to another, depending on the type of data being used. We looked at five studies conducted within the past three years; here, we list the 17 American cities that were included in at least one of the studies
metros  studies  leading-locations  ranking  this-week-272  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
The World’s Most Innovative Countries 2014 - INSEAD Knowledge
This year, we pay special attention to the human factor in innovation, which looks at education, the availability and incentivising of talent and mobility across borders and between cities. The champions in this regard remain Switzerland and Singapore in terms of attracting talent and offering hubs where critical mass can be gathered and shared. The US remains a reference in this regard thanks to its university system which attracts talent from all over the world.
innovation  ranking  international-location-reports  this-week-271  around-the-web  workforce-development  education 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Americas Top Metros: Who's Leading the Recovery, and Why - Manhattan Institute
Using data since 2009 for the nation’s metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), we identify leaders and laggards as measured by growth in economic output (GDP), personal income, and jobs. Among the 100 largest MSAs—which together make up about two-thirds of the nation’s population—we take a detailed look at the top 20 and bottom 20 economic performers.
this-week-270  around-the-web  metros  ranking  economic-indicator-reports 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Top 10 Metros With the Highest Gains in Share of U.S. Jobs - CareerBuilder
In the years following the recession, a number of metros have become more competitive, capturing a larger share of the total jobs added in the U.S. because of factors that are unique to their local economies.
metros  demographics  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  this-week-269  around-the-web  ranking 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Competitive Alternatives 2014 Special Report: Focus on Tax - KPMG
Cincinnati, Cleveland, Atlanta score high marks as most tax-friendly large cities for business. New Orleans Has Most Cost-Competitive Tax Structure Among U.S. Mid-Market Cities; Baton Rouge Fares Best in Small-Market Category.
metros  ranking  taxes-incentives  corporate-tax  business-taxes  cost-of-doing-business  this-week-269  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
The Cities Stealing Jobs From Wall Street - Newgeography.com
Overwhelmingly, the fastest growth has been in cities not associated with high finance, but largely low-cost Sun Belt cities, which account for seven of the top 10 large metro areas on our list.
metros  ranking  demographics  financial-industry  this-week-269  around-the-web 
june 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.
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june 2014 by areadevelopment
Cities in South, West to Grow Faster - WSJ
The U.S. economy seems headed to a long-run growth rate well below 3%, but some metropolitan areas will see their economies surge above 4% annually for the rest of this decade, according to a study released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
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june 2014 by areadevelopment
America's New Industrial Boomtowns - FORBES
Whether America is on the path to a sustainable industrial expansion or is just seeing a weak bounce back has been widely debated, but the recent numbers are impressive. Since 2010 the U.S. has added 647,000 manufacturing jobs.
demographics  economic-indicator-reports  ranking  metros  manufacturing  this-week-268  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
San Jose, CA #1 City for Employee Satisfaction; Glassdoor’s Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City (2014) - Glassdoor Blog
Glassdoor has released its second annual Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City (2014), offering a comparison by city of overall employee satisfaction, number of employers hiring, business outlook expectations and more, according to local employees in the 50 largest U.S. metros.
metros  ranking  this-week-267  around-the-web  quality-of-life 
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.
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june 2014 by areadevelopment
Nation’s New Boomtowns Led by Austin, San Antonio, Houston - Stateline
The following list ranks the top 10 growth cities, as measured by the percentage-point growth in the city’s share of the total U.S. population.
population-growth  demographics  ranking  metros  this-week-266  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
The Cities Winning The Battle For Information Jobs 2014 - Newgeography.com
To come up with our list of the cities with the fastest-growing information sectors, we zeroed in on the 55 metropolitan statistical areas that have at least 10,000 information jobs, which includes software, publishing, broadcasting and telecommunications services. The top 10 is dominated by large metro areas renowned as tech hubs – Madison, at No. 5,  is the smallest by far. In first place is Silicon Valley — San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara — followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, which together employ over 110,000 information workers. There are also some surprising places on the list, including a few Sun Belt metro areas that were hard hit in the housing bust.
demographics  studies  ranking  economic-indicator-reports  high-tech  information-technology  this-week-264  around-the-web  metros 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Leading Locations for 2014 Methodology
Area Development ranked 379 MSAs across 21 economic and work force indicators. These 21 indicators were pulled from seven (7) data sets (sub-categories) originating from four sources: the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Census American Community Survey and Moody’s Analytics.
leading-locations  economic-indicator-reports  studies  ranking  metros  area-development-features  side-sfp-insider-94 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
The Regional Impact of Quality of Life on Entrepreneurial Decisions
One of the most often cited reasons for the location of a new business is quality of life, yet it is one of the areas policymakers most often overlook.
quality-of-life  site-selection-factors  moody's  studies  ranking  metros  area-development-features  main-sfp-insider-94 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
London Tops PwCs Cities of Opportunity Study of Global Centers of Business, Finance and Culture - PwC
New York takes second; Singapore climbs to third - Competition for talent, capital and economic clout drives cities to build and maintain resilient urban communities
metros  ranking  studies  business-globalization  this-week-263  around-the-web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Useful Stats: State Government Agency Spending on R&D by State, 2006-11 - SSTI
State agencies in New York spent more on research and development than agencies in any other state in FY11, according to data released by the National Science Foundation. The NSF data provides an overview of state agency investments in R&D, broken down by the source of those funds and the types of organizations that eventually performed the research. Ohio, Florida and California also ranked among the top states for total agency investment. West Virginia and Ohio led in R&D investments as a share of state GDP in FY11.
government-policy  research&development  ranking  studies  this-week-263  around-the-web 
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.
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may 2014 by areadevelopment
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