Yearly Archives: 2008

2008 | Page 7 of 10 | Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions
They broke ground earlier this year for the headquarters of Masdar City, which according to its sponsors will be ”the world’s first zero-carbon, zero-waste, car-free city fully powered by renewable energy.” Masdar City is the $22 billion showpiece of Abu Dhabi, the largest of the seven United Arab Emirates. It will be constructed over seven […]

Emerald City

Emerald City

They broke ground earlier this year for the headquarters of Masdar City, which according to its sponsors will be ''the world's first...

Happy Birthday, Spike

On May 1, 1931, President Herbert Hoover pressed a button in Washington, D.C. and the lights went on in the Empire State...

Economic Development in a Flash

How Micron and Intel's Joint Venture Became Utah's Largest Business Investment

Recession What?

These days it's hard to stay up on the news without being subjected to talk of recession this and recession that. Now,...

Economic Awakening in the Mohawk Valley

The transformation of Griffiss Air Force Base into a thriving business and technology park

Texas Receives First Business Facilities State of the Year Award

The first annual Business Facilities State of the Year award has been presented to Texas.

Retail Set to Ride Out A Recession

Despite a shaky economic outlook, the U.S. retail industry relies on its chain stores, online sales, and shopaholics to reinforce its big business status.

The UK’s Most Lucrative Locations, Pound for Pound

Bolstered by its powerful currency, the UK offers a sterling business climate, but savvy U.S. companies are sidestepping the expenses of London for cheaper locations.

Endless Opportunities in North Carolina

North Carolina presents a wealth of opportunities for all types of businesses.

Florida: A Ripe Climate for Innovation

The Sunshine State, famous for its beaches and orange groves, has become a center of development for several emerging industries, and a biotechnology leader.

South Carolina: A Sweet Spot in the Southeast

Several new developments in South Carolina are helping to advance the state's economy.

Innovating Big in Rhode Island

The nation's smallest state has been working hard to nurture technology breakthroughs with several ambitious economic development programs.

Where Call Centers Call Home

While specific sectors of the call center industry fluctuate, the industry as a whole continues to boom throughout the United States.

New Jersey Corporate Moves

Novo Opts to Grow in the Garden State In March, health care company Novo Nordisk announced plans to expand its U.S. headquarters in Princeton,...

Alexandria, Louisiana

Crossroads of Development in "Cenla"

Massachusetts Corporate Moves

Success for Socaplast and Solutia in Springfield Socaplast, an international recycling business based in Belgium, recently teamed with Massachusetts’ Solutia, Inc. to create its new...

Inside LiveXchange

This month, Ed Andrews, principal consultant, Workforce Development Division, ACT, Inc. writes about his experience presenting at 2007 LiveXchange.

60 Seconds with Michael P. Hickey, President of Hickey & Associates

Michael P. Hickey is the founder and president of Hickey & Associates, a consulting company headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, with four regional offices throughout...

All Systems Are Go

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

A river runs through it

The devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 started a national conversation about levees. Suddenly, a lot of people who couldn't tell the difference...

The Hopeful Hopi Tribe

Today, an article out of Arizona caught my attention for a couple of reasons. First, I don't often come across economic development news stories...

A breath of fresh air from coal country

Earth Day has everyone thinking "green" this week, so we thought this would be the perfect time to talk about a coal...

U.S. Bumper to Bumper Blues

With the familiar dread of my 5pm drive home on the New Jersey Garden State Parkway hovering, I have decided to ...

Will Minnesota’s JOBZ be AXED . . . for good?

It was about this time last year that I blogged about Minnesota's economic development golden child—JOBZ—which was on the legislative chopping block last year--largely...