Yearly Archives: 2009

Talk to the hand

The fiscal calamity in California moved closer to the brink of total collapse this week, as the state —which has yet to...

Algenol, Dow Partner to Develop $50-million Algae Biofuel Plant

An algae-to-fuel pilot facility will be developed in Freeport, TX, with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.

2009 Business Facilities Rankings Report

The ongoing economic downturn is putting every state to the test, intensifying the competition for a dwindling number of new projects and development initiatives. Our annual look at the top-ranked localities reveals those that are thriving as well as surviving.

Pennsylvania is Turning Brownfields into Green Investments

Governor Edward Rendell is using creative initiatives and incentives to attract green energy companies and clean up brownfields, increasing investment and new jobs.

New York, Much Bigger than the Big Apple

From the hustle and bustle of New York City to the rich and diverse regions that span the state, New York is an attractive location for new and emerging businesses.

Inland Empire, California

Metro Spotlight

New England Corporate Moves

MASCOMA OPENING HEADQUARTERS Mascoma Corporation is moving the company’s corporate headquarters from Boston into a new research laboratory and office building in Lebanon, NH. Construction...


An industry that innovates oftentimes accelerates change. Aerospace may soar steadily, but can it help get the economy off the ground?

Indiana Corporate Moves

BERRY PLASTICS INVESTS $150 MILLION IN EVANSVILLE FACILITY Berry Plastics Corporation has announced plans to expand its Evansville, IN operations, creating 360 new jobs by...

Do You Need a Partner With Deep Pockets?

During a credit squeeze, joint ventures can be a viable means of bringing new capital investments to fruition, provided the site-selection process is well managed.

60 Seconds with William M. Sloan, of Counsel with the Law...

William Sloan is of counsel with the law firm Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. He sits on the Climate Change Advisory Committee for...

Moving Targets

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

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.