Friday, January 17, 2014, 12:59 PM

The Economic Development Digest - January 17, 2014

Womble Carlyle’s Economic Development Digest aggregates news, opportunities and legislation impacting business in the United States.

In this week's Economic Development Digest:

  • Governor aims to create skilled workforce without raising taxes, (January 15, 2014)**
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R), in his 2014 State of the State address, highlighted the need for a skilled workforce and sound infrastructure to encourage job growth, and proposed new grants and funding for skill training at technical colleges and deepening the port of Savannah, but noted that maintaining a low-tax climate is critical for economic growth.
  • Maryland proposes reg amendments on same-sex marriage, R&D tax credit, (January 10, 2014)**
    The Maryland comptroller of the treasury has proposed various amendments to administrative, income, and research and development tax credit regulations, including amending language to reflect the recognition of same-sex marriage at the federal and state level and conform the definition of small business and credit allowances to HB 386.
  • D.C. Circuit Guts FCC's Net Neutrality Rules, (January 17, 2014)
    Your Internet service provider is now free to make deals with content providers like Amazon or Netflix to allow those companies to pay more to move their content to you more quickly than companies that do not pay for priority treatment.
North Carolina
  • Apex mulls economic development options, Southwest Wake News (January 10, 2014)
    Over the next few months, town leaders are expected to discuss long-range plans for economic development, including the possibility of hiring someone to help lure new businesses.
South Carolina
  •  2014 Legislative Agenda, (January 2014)
    The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce publishes its 2014 legislative agenda for South Carolina.

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