State Economic Development Bulletin – February 2020

Latest News Comparing State GDPs to Entire Countries (American Enterprise Institute). The U.S. produced nearly 25 percent ($21.5 trillion) of world GDP ($87.2 trillion) in 2019, with only about 4.3 percent of the world’s population. Four of America’s states (California, Texas, New York and Florida) produced more than $1 trillion in output and as separate […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – January 2020

Latest News What the Experts See Coming in 2020 (Visual Capitalist). In the modern era, data and media are the new magic 8-ball. The jury is still out on whether we’ve gotten any better at anticipating the forces that will shape the coming year, but that certainly hasn’t stopped people from trying. Of the hundreds […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – December 2019

Latest News The Case for Growth Centers: How to Spread Tech Innovation Across America (Brookings and Information Technology and Innovation Foundation). The innovation sector has generated significant technology gains and wealth but has also helped spawn a growing gap between the nation’s dynamic “superstar” metropolitan areas and most everywhere else. Neither market forces nor bottom-up […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – November 2019

State Economic Development Bulletin November 2019_POSTED   Latest News * New State Data on U.S. Affiliates of Foreign Multinational Enterprises (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis). Majority-owned U.S. affiliates (MOUSAs) of foreign multinational enterprises (MNEs) employed 7.4 million workers in the United States in 2017, a 2.8 percent increase from the previous year, according to statistics released […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – October 2019

State Economic Development Bulletin October 2019_POSTED   Latest News * The Future of Work in America (McKinsey Global Institute). Much of the research on automation has focused on the potential for job displacement and has taken a national-level view. This report looks beneath the national numbers to examine the present and potential future of work […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – September 2019

Latest News * SEDE Network Meets in Providence RI * Top economic development officials from nearly two dozen states met for SEDE’s bi-annual convening held September 8-9, 2019 in Providence, Rhode Island. The group was in Rhode Island for Sunday and Monday to discuss opportunity zones, trade and tariffs, urban and rural economic development, innovation, […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – August 2019

Latest News * SEDE Network Exclusive * How State Economic Development Agencies are Helping Companies Develop Talent (CREC) Businesses have been clamoring for talent for the past several decades. Though sustained low unemployment rates make the issue more apparent, the talent shortage that companies are reporting likely reflects structural demographic, organizational and technological changes as […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – July 2019

Latest News * SEDE Network Testifies at IRS Hearing on Opportunity Zones * Mark Troppe testified on behalf of the SEDE Network at an IRS hearing on Opportunity Zones held on July 9, 2019. This second public hearing for the second round of Opportunity Zone proposed regulations showed that the program’s staunchest advocates are still […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – June 2019

Latest News * SEDE Members Meet to Plan Providence RI Convening * A group of over 20 SEDE Network members met for a working lunch in Washington, DC to discuss critical issues of importance to state economic development executives and to plan the agenda for our Sept. 8-9 meeting in Providence, Rhode Island in conjunction […]

State Economic Development Bulletin – May 2019

Latest News * SEDE Network Exclusive * State Approaches to Developing Rural Economies (CREC and Entreworks). Rural America faces unique challenges in building thriving economies – stemming primarily from geographic remoteness which makes routine economic interactions more difficult and costly for businesses. This is borne out by indicators that show declining population, limited employment opportunities, […]