Spotlights | Trade and Industry Development


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Maryland: A Global Gateway

With its prime location on the central East Coast and its diverse array of assets and resources, Maryland not only offers fertile soil in which its ho...

BMW Plant Spartanburg is the company’s largest manufacturing facility in the world. Photo Courtesy of BMW

Southern Hospitality: From Emerging Industries to Advanced Manufacturing, South Carolina’s Business-Friendly Environment Welcomes Companies of All Types

It’s no secret: South Carolina is on the cutting edge as a global leader in business. The state’s mission is to create economic opportunities to incre...

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Mighty Mississippi: Where Innovation Drives the Automotive Industry

Some of the world’s most innovative companies are increasingly planting roots in Mississippi. And others, who have long been valued corporate partners...

Governor Kay Ivey speaks at an event to outline Airbus’ plans to add a third final assembly line to increase production of A320 aircraft at its manufacturing center in Mobile. Photo Courtesy of Governor’s Office/Hal Yeager

Electrifying Developments Propel Alabama’s Economy Toward a New Future

It’s no secret the global auto industry sees electric vehicles as the future, and automakers are making careful plans — with eye-popping investments —...

Goodyear’s Lawton facility is nearly three million square feet and has seen more than $1 billion in modernizations and expansions since it opened in the late 1970s. Photo Courtesy of Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

Imagine That: Oklahoma’s Robust Industries, Lucrative Incentives and Pro-Business Environment

Oklahoma has earned its reputation as an innovative and entrepreneurial place. Some of state’s top industries include aerospace and defense, automotiv...

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Arkansas’ Growth Attracts Business and Talent

Not only does Arkansas have a workforce that’s second to none and a low cost of living, but we also work hard to build an environment that makes doing...

Between 2015 and 2025, The Port of Virginia will have invested $1.5 billion in its infrastructure – creating a network of six terminals that can handle any type of cargo. Photo Courtesy of Virginia International Gateway

Strengthening the Spirit of Virginia

Virginia’s historic leadership position can be attributed to a number of assets, including a pro-business environment, top-tier education system, and ...

Louisiana provides access to international trade routes via six Mississippi River deep draft ports – including the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, just upriver from Louisiana State University’s iconic Tiger Stadium – which combine to carry 25 percent of all U.S. waterborne commerce. Photo Courtesy of Tim Mueller Photography

Louisiana Skillfully Navigates Choppy Economic Waters

The return on those investments is higher than ever in today’s interconnected global economy. As supply chain logistics grow ever more critical and co...

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Washington Leads the Way

Fueled by centuries of creativity and collaboration, Washington has fundamentally changed the world we live in, from the way we travel to what we eat ...

Renowned for its endless sunshine and picturesque landscapes, Arizona has earned a reputation as a technology and manufacturing powerhouse

Solving the Skills Shortage: How Workforce-Savvy Arizona Attracts Top Talent

Renowned for its endless sunshine and picturesque landscapes, Arizona has earned a reputation as a technology and manufacturing powerhouse.