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The Insurance Capital of the U.S.? Look to Des Moines

Each U.S. metropolitan areas is strong in a particular industry or sector. In the diverse economy of Des Moines, Iowa, that specialty would be insurance.

The Insurance Capital of the U.S.? Look to Des Moines

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Behind Oklahoma City’s Booming Economy, Lessons for Up-and-Coming Cities

Oklahoma City has become a go-to place for young, educated workers, whose share of the overall population has vastly increased since 2000 as its economy boomed. But why?

Behind Oklahoma City’s Booming Economy, Lessons for Up-and-Coming Cities

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Memphis, TN: The Music and Food Capital Turned Entrepreneurial Hub

This month we’re traveling to Memphis, Tennessee, which is the last stop on this year’s #SiliconCitiesUSA tour. After Chattanooga, Memphis is the second city in Tennessee that we’ve visited for #SiliconCitiesUSA. Though it shares a state with Chattanooga, Memphis is uniquely its own city, one that is rooted in a strong sense of history that permeates its downtown and extends outward. Thanks to FedEx, which calls the city home, Memphis has long been a hub for transportation and logistics. Yet Memphis also serves as the headquarters for AutoZone and dozens of other important businesses, both domestic and foreign. The city is a regional hub of banking, and it is also a center of academia. There are nearly a dozen four-year academic institutions in the city, including the University of Memphis and Rhodes College. Recognized around the world for its food and music culture, Memphis is quickly becoming known as a […]

Memphis, TN: The Music and Food Capital Turned Entrepreneurial Hub

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Why You Should Move to Sioux Falls

Home to just shy of 165,000 people, Sioux Falls ranked as one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. over the past decade and the fastest in its home state.

Why You Should Move to Sioux Falls

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Memphis, TN: Turning an Economy Around—One Entrepreneur at a Time

Turning an economy around is tricky. But a new focus on entrepreneurship and small business is helping Memphis, Tennessee, do just that.

Memphis, TN: Turning an Economy Around—One Entrepreneur at a Time

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The Untold Story of a Tennessee City’s Economic Miracle

It’s not every day that a city reverses years of decline, reinventing itself into an economic engine. Yet that’s what's happened in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Untold Story of a Tennessee City’s Economic Miracle

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Why Your Love of Travel Is So Important

In St. George and surrounding Washington County, Utah, travel is something that takes on a particular importance. That's because it's one of the region’s major economic drivers.

Why Your Love of Travel Is So Important

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Oklahoma City Incubator Leaves Its Mark on Local Entrepreneurs

At Moore Norman Technology Center's Business Development Center (BDC), motivated entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to transform their startup ideas into thriving, profitable businesses.

Oklahoma City Incubator Leaves Its Mark on Local Entrepreneurs

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Tracing the Origins of Wilmington, North Carolina’s Revamped Economy

The transformation of the Wilmington metropolitan area is, in many ways, indicative of the success of a number of governmental reforms.

Tracing the Origins of Wilmington, North Carolina’s Revamped Economy

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Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year: Smart Government

Here are FreeEnterprise.com's five most popular stories of the year in the Smart Government category.

Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year: Smart Government

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Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year: Creating Opportunity

Here are FreeEnterprise.com's five most popular stories of the year in the Creating Opportunity category.

Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year: Creating Opportunity

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Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year: America at Work

Here are FreeEnterprise.com's five most popular stories of the year in the America at Work category.

Our 5 Most Popular Stories of the Year: America at Work

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