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Best Transportation Infrastructure 1. CALIFORNIA 2. FLORIDA 3. TEXAS 4. NEW YORK 5. PENNSYLVANIA 6. ILLINOIS 7. GEORGIA 8. UTAH 9. TENNESSEE 10. ALASKA tries, advanced and traditional manu-facturing, warehouse and distribution and research and development. To qualify, a facility must first commit to creating a net of at least 15 new, permanent manufacturing jobs, or a net of at least 50 new, permanent service-related jobs. Service indus-tries, headquarters and business oper-ations, and warehouse and distribu-tion companies also must have a majority of sales out of state. Each request is evaluated prior to project commencement to ensure all eligibil-ity requirements are met. Louisiana FastStart’s partners include the Louisiana Workforce Commission, the Louisiana Commu-nity and Technical College System #3304 at 26 JULY/AUGUST 2010

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