MerchantMaverick.com, the business product comparison site for small business owners, determined that the top three states on the list are Nebraska, North Dakota, and Minnesota. No Upper Midwest state ranked lower than Michigan, at number 17. While these states are different in many ways, they all share low unemployment, and governments with prudent tax and spending habits. Many even experienced positive GDP growth during the Great Recession, while other states had stagnant or shrinking GDP. Continue reading The Upper Midwest Offers the Best States To Survive the Next Recession
Intel today announced plans for an initial investment of more than $20 billion in the construction of two new leading-edge chip factories in Ohio. Continue reading Intel Announces Next US Site in Dublin, Ohio
In an effort to attract talent, companies based in the West and Northeast, U.S. outspend Midwest employers on labor benefits. This is according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) who reported that Midwest companies spend almost 20% less on employee benefits than their counterparts in the Northeast and Western, U.S. Continue reading Midwest Employers Struggle to Match Other U.S. Regional Companies Benefits Spend on Workers.
CHICAGO – Jobs numbers out this week from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Indeed continue to show the rise in record-number of employment opportunities. Compared to the steady number of individuals looking for work, the employment gap is still increasing. Continue reading Latest Employment Data Shows Record Number of Workers Resigning. Midwest in Line with Other Regions.