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It's time to turn manufacturing on its head

By Tony Richards, President and CEO of Impact Dakota
-    Apr 24, 2018

The leader of a major business group in North Dakota has issued a call for government and industries to break away from long-held notions about economic development. He says that if the United Stat...

Defying conventional wisdom

   Mar 05, 2018

Southwest Central Indiana is unique for having no urban hub in the eight counties that make up the region. Completely rural, the manufacturing intensive area — called the Radius region &mdash...

Selling the ideal base to Japanese

   Mar 05, 2018

City of Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton was among the local government officials from Indiana who attended the U.S. Midwest-Japan Conference in Tokyo last September. While many other U.S. states w...

Rural, not remote

   Mar 05, 2018

East Central Indiana is home to 18 of almost 300 Japanese companies operating in the state. Made up of 10 counties, the region has attracted several businesses because of its proximity to the state...

The history with Japan continues

   Mar 05, 2018

Established in 1823, the City of St. Marys in Ohio is known as a leader in business development in Northwest Ohio. Its relationship with the Japanese city of Awaji started in the 1970’s, when...

Intersect Illinois connects the dots

   Mar 05, 2018

More than a year old, economic development organization Intersect Illinois aims to create jobs, support business and attract investment to the state, which hosts nearly 2,000 foreign companies and ...

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