State Business Development Claims


To identify state business development departments similar to Empire State Development, and understand each states’ business development competitive positioning as compared to other states.

Early Findings

  • As noted, Michigan is vying to be known for its “diverse and abundant workforce, business-friendly environment, low cost of living and global supply chain assets.”
  • The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development offers business owners core values focused on collaboration and results (among others), as well as an array of resources that include “site selection, permit assistance, regulatory guidance, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more.”
  • The New Jersey Department of State Business Development office has a “Why NJ?” link that was not functioning. However, a scan of the site shows that the site values small business development, tourism, motor picture/television, and export.
  • The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development notes that businesses have access to markets, ports, colleges/universities, industry, and infrastructure logistics. Key industries include natural gas, manufacturing, agribusiness, tourism, life sciences, and plastics.
  • The Virginia Economic Development Partnership notes that the state is of value to new business because of its talent, livability, location and infrastructure, and business climate.
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