Monthly Archives: January 2009

January 2009 | Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions


http://businessfacilities.com/2009/01/california-boosts-its-bond-program/
The California Enterprise Development Authority (CEDA) has praised the State Treasurer’s office for increasing the funding allocation  from approximately $120 million to $150 million for the 2009 Industrial Development Bond (IDB) program. This annual IDB issuing volume, which funds projects for California manufacturers, is established by the State Treasurer and represents a $30-million, or a […]

California Boosts Its Bond Program

California Boosts Its Bond Program

The California Enterprise Development Authority (CEDA) has praised the State Treasurer’s office for increasing the funding allocation  from approximately $120 million to $150 million...

Blago gets the boot

The tawdry saga of Gov. Rod Blagojevich concluded on schedule this week, when the Illinois State Senate unanimously ousted the helmet-haired governor after a...

Fighting Back Against Job Slashing

After yesterday's employment massacre--more than 70,000 job cuts announced across various U.S. industries--the role of economic development and the importance of economic developers, have...

Where the pain is (and isn’t)

A state-by-state breakdown of unemployment, budget deficit and foreclosure statistics, jointly produced by CNN, Fortune and Money magazines, clearly illustrates which states are getting...

Wind Farms Whistle Across North America

Valero Energy Corporation, one of the largest oil and gas refiners in North America, has begun its Phase I operation of a 50-megawatt (MW) windfarm...

“Gray Lady” Battles Red Ink

With its stock price plunging more than 60 percent in the past year, its print advertising sales collapsing, and a reported $1 billion in...

IBM Eyes Iowa

Iowa recently announced that IBM will open a new technology service delivery center in Dubuque, IA. It is expected that the $100-million project will...

Like there’s no tomorrow

The people who brought us the Great Bank Robbery of 2008 are back at work, and this time they're doing something for which they...

IDA Loans Create Jobs in PA

The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority has approved two low-interest loans totaling $1.36 million to fund Philadelphia-area projects, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic...

Kuwait kills $17.4 billion K-Dow deal

Kuwait's government decided on December 28 to cancel a $17.4 billion joint venture with U.S. petrochemical giant Dow Chemical. The venture, known as K-Dow,...

New Year’s resolutions

A new year is always a good time for resolutions. Here's a few we'd like to see in 2009: -- Anyone who has borrowed money...