Yearly Archives: 2008

2008 | Page 5 of 10 | Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions

Cullman, Alabama

Cullman, Alabama

Metro Spotlight

Growing Louisiana’s Workforce: High Tech Training for the New Economy

In an effort to grow its economy and lure new industries to the state, Louisiana has passed several economic development initiatives and policies, including new legislation to reform the state's workforce development system.

INSIDE LiveXChange

This month, we want to introduce you to David Goldberg, communications director for Smart Growth America (SGA).

60 Seconds with Annette Antoniak, President and CEO, BC Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Secretariat

Annette Antoniak heads the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Secretariat, an organization that manages British Columbia's finances for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Previously, Antoniak...

Wired for Growth

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

LEED Gets A Makeover! Americans Get Bored?

Yesterday, I received a press release from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announcing the new certification bodies for the LEED Green...

Spittin’ in the wind

When we last left Rex Tillerson, chief executive of Exxon Mobil, the $479 billion fossil fuel empire he commands was proudly announcing...

Hottest ticket in town

A rather bizarre sight greeted tax attorney Mark Vulcan when he arrived for work at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED)...

Fannie Moe, Larry and Curly

As panicked depositors lined up in sweltering heat out West to bang on the doors of the shuttered IndyMac banking giant, the...

Retail: Open for Business!

Back in May, Business Facilities ran a special advertising article on the retail industry, which highlighted a couple of U.S. retail hot spots....

“Coal” is the New “Casino”

As I posted in April, Native Americans continue to push past stereotypes that peg their economic development efforts as nothing more than roulette wheels...

Selling ice to the Eskimos

There is a classic scene in the Simpsons movie when Homer and his family—arriving in Alaska to hide out from the EPA after...

Considerations for Back-Office Consolidation

Combining back-office or service center operations may be an attractive way to reduce costs, but a number of key factors must be weighed before picking a location.

New Camrys equipped with cable TV, dirty dishes

Does all the talk about the coming wave of electric cars have you thinking about extension cords? Or, to be more specific, do you...

2008 Business Facilities Rankings Report

Our annual look at the top-ranked localities reflects the fierce competition driving economic development across all regions. We have beefed up our criteria for selecting the best of the best to keep pace with the sophistication and diversity of these efforts.

Sale-Leasebacks: Easing the Credit Crunch

With the availability of capital squeezed by the global credit crunch, corporate facility sale-leasebacks are emerging as an increasingly large component of real estate investment sales worldwide.

Nanotech Looms Large in Commonwealth’s Economy

Keystone Innovation Zone taps a homegrown, skilled workforce to transform the state into a cutting-edge technology leader.

Food Processing Sites: Providing Sustenance as Well as Nutrition

As food prices soar, sustainability becomes more than just an environmental buzzword—it's the key factor in choosing a new location with access to raw materials and a customer base.

Metro Spotlight: Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque: Colonial Past, Sustainable Future Dubbed the "Land of Enchantment," Albuquerque is an arid, sunny metropolis of about 840,000 people, making it New Mexico's most...

Metro Spotlight: Inland Empire, CA

California Expands Its Inland Economic Empire The Inland Empire combines the majority of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, encompassing more than 50 cities, into the...

Georgia Corporate Moves

  Alcoa Expands Operations in Eastman In May, Alcoa Architectural Products broke ground at the site of its 2,500-square-foot expansion project at the Eastman-Dodge County Industrial...

New York Corporate Moves

Niagara Falls Powers Growth of Green Jobs In May, Empire State Development (ESD) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced an economic development package...

INSIDE LiveXChange

This month, we preview some of the high-profile speakers who will be making presentations at our 2008 LiveXchange seminars and workshops.

60 Seconds with Tracy Mullin, President and CEO of the National Retail Federation

Tracy Mullin was elected unanimously as the president of the National Retail Foundation in 1993. Mullin also has served as executive VP of the...