The Lure Of Low Business Costs

Will the pricey regions suffer?

Judging from recent data, business costs have little influence on local economic performance. Indeed, as Francis X. Markey and Michael Burt of Economy.com Inc., an economics research firm, observe in a new analysis, the high-cost regional economies in the Northeast and California have been thriving lately, while the lower-cost Midwest and South have lost some steam.

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