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Back to the USA: Rising Stars

The sleeper theme in this country is rural America. According to Michael Hickey, president of Hickey & Associates, a site selection consultant based in Minneapolis, small towns with a population of around 300,000 (outside the MSA for a city) are attractive for several reasons. They are sleeper communities because first, they have a very solid work and worth ethic. They also usually have an available labor source. And no matter where you are, they usually have a good community college to help train and develop people in conjunction with the company. He notes that to attract companies, however, rural areas...
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