Monthly Archives: June 2009

June 2009 | Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions
”Don’t cry for me, Ben Bernanke.” ”You were supposed to be a genius. That’s all we asked for–” ”You mind your business.” ”We kept our promise.” ”You keep your distance.” The beleaguered Federal Reserve chairman is scheduled to appear before a Congressional committee this afternoon to offer a belated explanation for the government’s handling of […]

Edelweiss meets Evita

Edelweiss meets Evita

''Don't cry for me, Ben Bernanke.'' ''You were supposed to be a genius. That's all we asked for--'' ''You mind your business.'' ''We kept our promise.'' ''You keep...

Last call in Steel City

About 30 years ago, you could walk into just about any self-respecting saloon in America and get the same response to a...

Return to sender

''Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.'' These words are etched...

DaVita Picks Denver For Corporate HQ

The leading provider of health-care services for chronic kidney disease patients is moving its home base from California to Colorado.

GM opens $25 million battery lab at Warren, MI tech center

The embattled automaker's Warren tech center, along with facilities in New York and Germany, will spearhead the development of power units for electric vehicles.

Belgium’s Umicore to Build in Oklahoma

Belgium-based Umicore chose Oklahoma over Arizona and New Mexico to build its $51-million, 40,000-square-foot germanium production plant.

350,000 Square Feet for Famous Footwear

Brown Shoe Company, Inc. recently marked the completion of its 350,000-square-foot Famous Footwear Distribution Center in central California.

Tech Company Expands into Metro Atlanta

Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development announced that NCR, a Fortune 500 technology company, will relocate its headquarters to Gwinnett County, Georgia, creating 1,250 new jobs.

The mouse that roared

The New York Times reported today that scientists have successfully implanted inside a mouse the human gene that governs language and speaking skills. The mouse...

KABR Buys “Class A” NJ Office Space

KABR Real Estate Investment Partners, LLC announced today that it has purchased a 235,000-square-foot commercial office building in Ridgefield Park, NJ from AIG.

PBSJ Corp. Chooses MetWest in Tampa

The PBSJ Corporation will relocate its Tampa office to MetWest One, a LEED-certified office building, after signing a long-term lease beginning in 2010.

Tennessee governor predicts GM’s Spring Hill plant will make a comeback

Gov. Bredesen doesn't believe that General Motors will permanently abandon one of its newest plants, which the automaker is shutting down in November despite a recent $500-million retooling.

Bridging the Digital Divide

Innovative communities, big and small, are connecting to the global marketplace.

A Bevy of New Business in the Bluegrass State

Gov. Steve Beshear's team has been outpacing the field with bold strides in economic development. From its traditional whiskey to advanced batteries and nanoneedles, Kentucky is racing ahead with an incredibly diverse blend of job-creating enterprises.

An Epicenter of Industry in Illinois

From the rolling hills of Southern Illinois, to the hustle and bustle of Chicago's Loop, the Land of Lincoln is a diverse state that offers businesses a wide array of options for locating or expanding.

Logistics Gets Lean, Mean and Green

These days you've got to choose a warehousing site that keeps your supply chain costs and your carbon footprint in check. Here are the locations that provide great transportation infrastructure and a business-friendly atmosphere.

Mission, Texas

Metro Spotlight

San Antonio, Texas

Metro Spotlight

Metro Spotlight: San Antonio, Texas

As the seventh largest city in the U.S., San Antonio offers a variety of reasons for businesses to consider expansion or relocation, including a thriving economy, reliable and affordable utilities, a qualified labor pool, a low cost of living and an excellent quality of life.

Virginia Corporate Moves

Linden Lab Taps Terremark for Critical IT Infrastructure of Virtual 3D Environment Terremark Worldwide, Inc., a leading global provider of managed IT infrastructure services, recently...

California Corporate Moves

Quallion Lithium Battery Plant Boosts Green Jobs Quallion has announced plans to expand its lithium ion battery manufacturing facilities in Sylmar, CA, creating hundreds of...

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

In the current economic environment, many projects are getting put on the back burner. Key players should be prepared to leverage this situation to their advantage.

60 Seconds with Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and President of U.S. Green Building Council

BF: Which U.S. areas would you identify as "LEED"ers in sustainable building? RF: Each region is different and has its own unique environmental priorities and needs....

Prepare To Surface

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief