* 2003 Southern Metro Business Climate Index
* The Weight of Water
* South's Best Auto Assembly Plant Sites Part II
* Save $3.6 Million to $7.3 Million in the South
2003 SB&D 100
* 2003 SB&D 100 Methodology
* 2003 SB&D Job 100 Feature
* 2003 SB&D Job 100
* 2003 SB&D Investment Feature
* 2003 SB&D Investment 100
* 2003 SB&D 100 Hot Markets
* 2003 SB&D 100 State Summary
Rural American South Edition
* Introduction
* Automotive in the Rural South
* Rural Alabama
* Rural Arkansas
* Rural Mississippi
* Rural North Carolina
* Rural South Carolina
* Rural Tennessee
* Rural Virginia
* Rural West Virginia
10th Anniversary Edition
* Top 10 Introduction
* Top 10 Stories
* Top 10 Accomplishments
* Top 10 Deals
* Top 10 Economic Development Groups
* Top 10 Mega-Markets
* Top 10 Major Markets
* Top 10 Mid-Markets
* Top 10 Small Markets
* Top 10 Personalities
* Top 10 Companies
* Top 10 Challenges
* Top 10 Economic Developers
* Top 10 Quotes
Other Features
* 2002 Southern State Business Climate Index
* 2003 Directory of Southern Site Contacts
* South's Best Automotive Supplier Locations
* The Southern Automotive Corridor

West Virginia: An Old-Fashioned Work Ethic Meets a Progressive Vision

The West Virginia Development Office is your resource. Our professional staff will assist you in locating your business in West Virginia, linking you with the incredible variety of programs the state's business-friendly climate provides.

Representatives will help you find the perfect location for your business, whether you seek a fully served site or plan to build. We offer a personal touch, putting you in contact with the right people at the right time, every time.

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2003 Southern Metro Business Climate Index

While coming up with the criteria for our first annual Southern Metro Business Climate Index, we decided to take an approach that centered on the most important aspect of any economy: job creation and job retention. As with all of our rankings including the SB&D 100 (spring) and the Southern State Business Climate Index (fall), the methodology we use is void of surveys, opinions and other subjective matter.

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Southern Auto Corridor Transportation News
Southbound: From the Editor Utilities
Around the South Growth Management and the Environment
Relocations and Expansions Top Deals

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Hot Springs, Arkansas


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The Carolinas

Tampa Bay

The Mississippi Coast

Aiken/Edgefield Counties, SC

Roanoke Valley, Virginia

Tupelo, Mississippi


Old Dominion

Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas

Greater Richmond, Virginia

Georgetown County, South Carolina

MidAmerica Industrial Park

Dyersburg, Tennessee


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