Yearly Archives: 2009

The Real State of Commercial Real Estate

In our fifth annual top executive interview, Ross Moore, executive vice president at Colliers International, answers some tough questions about one of the nation's hardest-hit markets: commercial real estate.

A New York State of Mind

The Empire State still has "the economy that never sleeps", a powerful global hub of commerce, finance, culture and entertainment.

Aging Population Spurs Demand For Medical Plastics

As the need for home healthcare continues to increase for the baby boom population, the plastics and medical device industry meets this challenge with expanded growth and new products.

Michigan is Still in Motion

The automotive industry may have hit a stop sign, but Gov. Jennifer Granholm's aggressive strategy is maintaining forward momentum in the crown of the Great Lakes. From motion pictures to nanotechnology, the Wolverine State is in the hunt for new jobs.

Georgia Corporate Moves

GreenTech Manufacturing Digs Deep in Douglas In March, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue announced that an environmentally friendly manufacturer of construction products, GreenTech Manufacturing, plans to...

California Corporate Moves

Moving Toward a Better Place Palo Alto-based startup company, Better Place, aims to bring an electric-car infrastructure system to the Bay Area. Its business model...

California Corporate Moves

Moving Toward a Better Place Palo Alto-based startup company, Better Place, aims to bring an electric-car infrastructure system to the Bay Area. Its business model...

Inside LiveXChange

Business Facilities LiveXchange is an invitation-only event for corporate executives responsible for choosing a new location for their companies' next facility. Delegates meet with senior economic developers from across North America; attend seminars, workshops, and think tanks led by experts in the field of relocation and expansion; and network with other corporate executives faced with the same corporate growth challenges. This month, we preview the expansion of LiveXchange into an international venue and the launch of Commercial Property Navigator LiveXchange, aimed at the real estate services sector.

60 Seconds with Dr. Horst Domdey, Managing Director, BioM-Munich Biotech Cluster

BF: How does Munich rank in Germany, and also within Europe, as a competitive location for biotech companies? HD: In the past 10 to 15...

Building a Greener Economy

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Coast Guard Expands in Jacksonville

The U.S. Coast Guard has moved into a newly renovated, 32,000-square-foot building in Jacksonville, FL, adding 150 officers and personnel.

Just another word for nothin’ left to lose

Mike Bloomberg grew up in Boston, but he pretends to be a New Yorker. The mayor of New York lives in a ritzy townhouse...

The man who saw the future

Ten years ago, before the collapse of the tech bubble and the inflation of the housing bubble, nearly everyone in Washington was convinced that...

It’s Kentucky Calling

Thoroughbred Research Group, the City of Paducah, McCracken County, and the Greater Paducah Economic Development Council today announced the location of a Thoroughbred Research...

Edelweiss doctrine

Dr. Bernanke activates the nuclear printing presses at Treasury to test his theory of ''positive inflation.''

New Jersey, New Jobs, New Vista

The Capital Real Estate Group and architects RMJM today unveiled the design for Vista Center, a new LEED-Platinum office tower in Trenton, NJ, which...

$26-million Port Expansion in Louisiana

Performance Energy Services LLC plans to hire 350 people in the next five years with a $26-million expansion of its Port of Terrebonne.

Sitting in clover

Ever since Patrick chased the snakes out of Ireland and became St. Patrick, March 17 has been a good day to look for miracles. Well,...

Milwaukee Awards $2.25-million Loan

An investors group organized by Lighthouse Development Co. will get a $2.25-million bridge loan from Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation.

Commerce begins awarding $150 million in economic development stimulus grants

The government says applicants who can spend the job-creation funds within the next three months will be given preference.