We are always interested in telling stories about America’s small businesses, which is why when we heard that stores on either side of a California mall were subject to two completely different minimum wage laws, we were intrigued, to say the least.
Economy & Taxes
From Under Armour in Baltimore to Quicken Loans in Detroit, Businesses Lead Urban Revitalization Efforts Across the U.S.
Businesses play a fundamentally important role in the economic health and vitality of cities across the United States, employing millions of people and contributing billions of dollars in tax revenue, according to the Small Business Administration. In many cities, they also help fuel revitalization efforts in formerly neglected neighborhoods.
For many recent and impending grads, the value of their college degree directly relates to how it helps them secure a job after they’ve graduated.
With metropolitan areas across the United States continuing to pick up new residents, local officials are working to upgrade infrastructure to ensure it’s equipped to handle quickly rising demand. Certain cities are outpacing others in this modernization race, which is already yielding far-reaching economic and political repercussions, a new study conducted by George Washington University concluded.
Thanks to Good Government Policies & a Strong Wind Energy Sector, Iowa’s Booming Economy Attracts Facebook, Microsoft
Though it might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term “good government,” Iowa is, in fact, an example of a state that is supporting its economy by working with businesses to attract investment and create jobs.
The United States owes a lot to its entrepreneurs, who generate millions of jobs, drive innovation, and fuel economic growth. Yet for all they do to support the broader economy, entrepreneurs must nonetheless contend with complex federal and state laws and—depending on the city—burdensome local regulations. As it turns out, when it comes to entrepreneurs not all cities are created equal.
Written out in giant, white letters across the Santa Monica Mountains, Hollywood has been synonymous with the film industry since the early 20th century. An unlikely rival, however, has emerged as a formidable player in the industry.
When he graduated from college, Ryan Renzi figured he would spend his days in an office, probably wearing a suit, managing other people’s money.
He figured wrong.
After realizing his young career in personal finance wasn’t going to fulfill his own financial ambitions, Renzi took the leap and joined a fast-growing industry that promised more upside potential: fracking.
The exchange of goods and services across borders is fundamentally tied to the health of a nation’s economy. Cities, which have historically served as centers of trade, are playing an increasingly vital role in the manufacture and distribution of merchandise goods. With the world’s urban population slated to nearly double over the course of the next half-century, metropolitan areas will likely continue to play an integral part in global trade.