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Enterprising States 2013: Getting Down to Small Business -
States and cities should consider small business development not as a separate cause, but as a basic building block for economic growth. Even if state governments can do little to promote enterprise and small business development directly, there are things they can do to increase the chances that entrepreneurs will thrive.
regional-reports  small-business  around-the-web  ranking  this-week-213 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
10 Best States for Starting a Business -
Here are the top 10 states ranked for entrepreneurship and innovation, as measured by the number of high-tech businesses in the state, programs that support entrepreneurs, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) job concentration. Each state that made the list has something unique to offer resident entrepreneurs.
regional-reports  around-the-web  small-business  colorado  maryland  virginia  studies  ranking  startup  this-week-213 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Florida Power & Light Completes First Large-Scale, Comprehensive Smart Grid - MIT Technology Review
Smart grid technology has been implemented in many places, but Florida’s new deployment is the first full-scale system.
around-the-web  smart-grid  green-economy  smart-cities  Florida  this-week-213  energy 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Office Demand Still Catching Up With Job, Business Growth - CoStar Group
Average Office Employment Growing at Rate of a Little Over 2%, Demand for Space Growing at Just Half That Rate During First Quarter
commercial-real-estate  around-the-web  office-market  this-week-213 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
One State Is Leading In Investment Crowdfunding: Guess Which One - Forbes
Add North Carolina to the growing list of states working on intrastate investment crowdfunding legislation, especially as the equity crowdfunding proposal of the Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act (JOBS Act) won’t be brought up by the SEC for a three-month public commenting until the end of August at the earliest.
north-carolina  capital-access  economic-development-vc  government-policy  small-business  around-the-web  startup  this-week-213  crowd-funding 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Rhode Island Governor Proposes Positive Corporate Tax Reform - Tax Foundation
Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee (I) proposed a reduction of the state’s corporate income tax rate from 9 percent to 7 percent over the next three years.[1] If enacted, this would make the state’s tax rate the lowest in the New England region.
economic-development-news  government-policy  corporate-tax  around-the-web  rhode-island  taxes-incentives  this-week-213 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Four Trends Driving the Resurgence in American-based Manufacturing - IndustryWeek
The economic analysis performed a decade ago by manufacturing executives must now be re-examined.
u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-213 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
U.S. Manufacturing Sector to Grow Strongly through 2013 - News
Bradley Holcomb, chair of the Manufacturing Business Survey Committee for the Institute for Supply Management, said the manufacturing sector is solid thus far in 2013 and will continue to see steady growth for the rest of the year.
u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports  economic-analysis  this-week-213 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Is Texas’ Economy Really Better Than California’s? - Governing
Gov. Rick Perry often touts Texas’ economic success, which he attributes to lower taxes and fewer regulations than cash-strapped California. But if Texas is so compelling, why did Perry go to California looking for new companies?
economic-development-news  regional-reports  around-the-web  california  texas  this-week-213 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
US Industrial Production Index Hits Five-Year High - JOC
The U.S. Industrial Production Index continued to climb in March 2013, reaching 99.5, according to the latest retail report from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The last time the index had reached this level was in March 2008.
mining  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports  industrial-sector  matt  this-week-213 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Automotive Exec Survey 2013 - Managing a multidimensional - KPMG
The KPMG Global Automotive Executive Survey is an annual assessment of the current state and future prospects of the worldwide automotive industry.
executive-surveys  automotive-industry  around-the-web  industry-reports  surveys  studies  this-week-213 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Chinese Car Maker BYD's Favorite Passenger: Uncle Sam -
A Chinese car maker is setting up shop in the U.S., with small ambitions but a clear goal: Get the federal government to subsidize the sales of the companys American-made electric buses.
automotive-industry  fdi-usa  around-the-web  this-week-213  china 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
America's Best Performing Cities - The Atlantic Cities
Richard Floridas Martin Prosperity Institute colleague Charlotta Mellander ran correlations between the Milken Best Cities rankings and key factors like population, density, human capital (percent of adults that are college graduates), the share of knowledge, professional, and creative workers, key occupations, and other measures. There is a clear connection between talent, human capital, and skill and metro performance, according to Mellanders analysis.
around-the-web  leading-locations  metros  ranking  this-week-213 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
New push to support startups at IllinoisVentures - Stltoday
The University of Illinois subsidiary created a decade ago to help catapult technologies coming out of the school's research labs into the marketplace is making a renewed push to support startups that have ties to the state.
tech-transfer  capital-access  illinois  around-the-web  venturecapital  chicago  startup  university-economic-development  this-week-213 
april 2013 by areadevelopment

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