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valuable and productive incentive they can put on the table. This year, we have chosen five states we believe are the nation’s work-force training leaders, a new rankings category that undoubtedly will con-tinue to grow in importance. Louisiana stands atop the list with its FastStart workforce development program, which provides workforce recruitment, screening and training to new and expanding companies—all at no cost. Louisiana’s innovative and customized programs are available to companies that meet eligibility requirements and are aligned with the state’s economic development targets, including digital media, headquarters and business operations, service indus-Best Business Tax Climate 1. SOUTH DAKOTA 2. WYOMING 3. ALASKA 4. NEVADA 5. FLORIDA 6. MONTANA 7. NEW HAMPSHIRE 8. DELAWARE 9. WASHINGTON 10. UTAH Mark_321 Keep Austin Wired! Austin is being considered for a new national broadband project. 8:03AMfrom web @GreenMan77 Alternative energy companies continue to surge in Austin. Weve got the power! 8:15AMfrom web Technocrat_76 Now hiring. Analysts predict Austin will add close to 10,000 new jobs in 2010. 8:28AMfrom web The Austin area offers your business the best of all worlds.We’re easygoing and entrepreneurial. Pro-business and pro-environment. Get a real-time view of what people are saying about greater Austin right now at om. #3703 at BUSINESS F ACILITIES 25

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