Tag: economic development

Tag: economic development

  • State of the State: Georgia image

    State of the State: Georgia

    Though much improved over five years ago, the current economic situation in Georgia is anything but peachy. In the annual State of the State Address, Governor Nathan Deal discussed his …

  • State of the Commonwealth: Virginia image

    State of the Commonwealth: Virginia

    While not facing problems of the same magnitude as states like New York or Connecticut, the Old Dominion certainly faces some challenges. In four short years, Virginia has slipped from …

  • State of the State: Arkansas image

    State of the State: Arkansas

    Amid frightful winter storms coating a large part of Arkansas and the South, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson delivered his State of the State address in Little …

  • The Prosperity States Initiative: A Policy Lesson from When Harry Met Sally image

    The Prosperity States Initiative: A Policy Lesson from When Harry Met Sally

    According to various reports recently published by the Cato Institute, Fraser Institute, Legatum Institute, the Swiss Liberalis Foundation and the Heritage Foundation, the United States clearly no longer ranks among …

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    Welfare Reform at 20

    There is something special about work. For most, this simple fact can often get overlooked or lost in the endless pressures of a job.

  • Florida’s Big Economy Should Be No Big Surprise image

    Florida’s Big Economy Should Be No Big Surprise

    Florida’s economy is anything but retired. According to the latest in a series of economic forecasts from the University of Central Florida, growth in the state will largely outpace the …

  • Machines Invade the Labor Market image

    Machines Invade the Labor Market

    Last week, Wendy’s announced that self-service ordering kiosks will be made available to its more than 6,000 stores nationwide. Wendy’s is just the latest example of increasing automation in …

  • Right-to-Work in 2016 image

    Right-to-Work in 2016

    Even before the third month of the year is finished, there have already been major victories for advocates of increased worker freedom. For the first time, a majority of U.S.

  • Oregon’s Minimum Wage Bill image

    Oregon’s Minimum Wage Bill

    With Governor Kate Brown’s signature, Oregon will likely soon rank as having the highest state-set minimum wage in the nation. Currently, the minimum wage in Oregon is $9.25 an …

  • West Virginia Becomes the 26th Right-to-Work State image

    West Virginia Becomes the 26th Right-to-Work State

    Today, the West Virginia Legislature overrode Governor Tomblin’s veto to enact the state’s Right-to-Work law, making West Virginia the 26th state in the nation to do so. Because West …

  • West Virginia Sends Right-to-Work Bill to Governor’s Desk image

    West Virginia Sends Right-to-Work Bill to Governor’s Desk

    In Right-to-Work states, unionization is still permitted, but labor unions are no longer able to force membership as a condition of employment.

  • West Virginia Moves towards Becoming the 26th Right-to-Work State image

    West Virginia Moves towards Becoming the 26th Right-to-Work State

    Last week, the West Virginia Senate voted to expand worker freedom and boost the state’s potential for economic growth. This was accomplished by voting to adopt 17-16 a right-to-work …

  • A Tough Labor Day for Unions image

    A Tough Labor Day for Unions

    This Labor Day, as Americans are fitting in one last trip to the beach or holding backyard barbeques, labor unions are left with little to celebrate. Union membership in the …

  • Walmart Rolls Back Hours image

    Walmart Rolls Back Hours

    This April after experiencing years of attacks from progressives, Walmart announced it would spend more than $1 billion to increase salary and training for its employees. As a result, Walmart …

  • South Korea Celebrates 70 Years of Independence image

    South Korea Celebrates 70 Years of Independence

    On August 15, South Korea, formally known as the Republic of Korea (ROK) will celebrate 70 years of independence. A true appreciation for the profound significance of Korean …

  • Dodd Frank at Five Years – Another Big Government Failure image

    Dodd Frank at Five Years – Another Big Government Failure

    The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, named for Senator Christopher Dodd and Representative Barney Frank, who helped spearhead its creation in reaction to the financial crisis, was touted as a means …