April 6th, 2017

FDI in Manufacturing
The manufacturing sector in the United States is a
significant driver of U.S. economic growth, with a higher
gross output than any other private sector industry.
Gross output of the U.S. manufacturing sector...

April 4th, 2017

Investing in infrastructure
THE ISSUE: Improving U.S. infrastructure was a major talking point during the 2016 election, and remains a focus of the administration and the media. Despite discussion... Read More...
USDA Announces $1.9 Million for Alfalfa and Forage Research
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $1.9 million in funding for research and development to improve... Read More...
March 15, 2017

When It Comes to Tax Incentives, How Transparent Is Your City?
A new report highlights major holes in local governments' online disclosure of how economic development dollars are spent. Read More...
February 16, 2017
The future of economic development depends on adaptation
Our nation is in the midst of an important debate about how to create an economy that benefits more people, and the work of economic developers is at the center of it. Read More...

Where global trade has the biggest impact on workers
President-elect Donald Trump’s deal to save the jobs of 730 workers at the Carrier plant in Indiana is a first attempt to deliver on his forceful campaign rhetoric to help workers and communities dislocated by trade. Read More...
 February 7, 2017

Tennessee rural development depends on broadband plan
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has been working to ensure that Tennessee is the No. 1 state in the Southeast for high quality jobs and succeeding... Read More

Tax Exempt Bonds for Redevelopment in TX Under Review by IRS
The Internal Revenue Service is investigating a deal that raised millions of dollars for the redevelopment of the Statler Hotel and Dallas Central Library, according to lawyers involved in the financing... Read More

Kansas bill aims to offer tax credits to aviation graduates, employers
A bill introduced this week in a Kansas House committee would provide tax credits to recent graduates of aerospace and aviation educational programs, and their employers...
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October 6, 2016

Risk of deglobalization hangs over world economy
The worry is that politics, economics and finance are combining in a way that threatens to throw globalization in reverse, Simon Nixon writes Read more
Technology Implications of the Brexit
The U.K. vote to withdraw from the European Union looks like it’ll take at least two years to unfold, and technology analysts are already talking consequences (or non-consequences) for IT investment and the telecommunications regulatory environment for the Brits. Read More
Exclusive: What’s Ahead for the Toyota Research Institute
The leader of Toyota’s efforts in robotics applications and cloud-based research talks about how the $1 billion effort is progressing. Read more         
Exclusive: Google Is Developing Its Own Uber Competitor
Uber faces an ever-growing cast of adversaries that includes dubious regulators, litigious drivers, hostile members of the press, and some well-funded rivals. Read more
It Pays To Be Out in Front
This year's edition of State of the States, in addition to containing updated legislative, demographic and education data, includes the second installment of six Rankings That Matter. Read more
Keeping Our Head Above Water
"The wretched refuse of your teeming shore" still finds shelter on US shores.

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Boeing Consolidation To Benefit Oklahoma, Missouri
Boeing announced in September it will consolidate the majority of its defense services and support-related activities from Washington State to other locations in the US as part of efforts to improve the competitiveness of its Boeing Defense, Space & Security unit. Read more
Home Base
The domestic US industry is rebounding and the Mexican auto sector is soaring on the power of multiple megaplants. Read more