Yearly Archives: 2010

What to Do When Labor Costs Don’t Add Up

Evaluating labor costs shouldn’t be labor intensive. Here are some handy tips for sorting your way through conflicting data sources and calculating wages at a prospective site.

60 Seconds with Dennis M. Mullen, Chairman & CEO, Empire State Development

Dennis Mullen recently was officially named chairman of New York’s Empire State Development agency, which has been actively involved in revamping the state’s incentives...

Offshore Drilling Halt Could Slash Jobs

President Obama’s announcement last week indefinitely suspending work at 33 deepwater drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico has state officials in the Gulf...

Nebraska’s Advantage

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

United We Stand

 A small news item caught our eye the other day, and we hope it is a sign of the times. This is what it...

Illinois BIO Gets OK for Start-up Incentives

The Illinois General Assembly has passed—with overwhelming bipartisan support—an Angel Tax Credit that incentivizes early-stage investment in Illinois technology companies. The governor is expected...

Life Sciences Firm Relocating to Jersey City

Intrasphere Technologies, which provides consulting services to the life sciences industry, plans to relocate its offices to Jersey City, NJ next month, the Star-Ledger...

NY/NJ Expect Big Payday from Big Game

It took four ballots—reducing the needed margin from two-thirds to a simple majority—but an historic joint bid by New York and New Jersey was...

Ontario Renewable Energy Project to Invest $7 Billion

The Ontario Technology Corridor is aggressively promoting at this week’s WINDPOWER 2010 conference in Dallas its $7-billion commitment to the development of alternative energy...

Vitacost Expands in Davidson County, NC

Vitacost has decided to double its operations in Davidson County, NC. The company, based in Boca Raton, FL said it would add between 228...

Amonix to Build Solar Plant Near Las Vegas

A solar power company plans to build a manufacturing plant in the Las Vegas area, creating about 300 jobs in what officials say is...

Bovine Biofuel Bonanza Beckons

When we think of clean energy, we usually conjure up vast vistas of lush green fields and cloudless blue skies. This idyllic landscape is...

Upstate NY, Canada Team Up on Wind Power

The CanAm Wind Energy initiative, a formal partnership between Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE), Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), and Niagara Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) Canada,...

MEDC Initiatives Creating 910 New Jobs

Four companies are receiving tax credits from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to expand in Michigan, and the city of Flint is receiving...

Surely You’re Joking, Dr. Feynman

As an ominous pool of crude oil slowly makes its way to the shores of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, word comes from Washington that...

IBM to Open Tech Center in Missouri

IBM plans to open a new technology service delivery center in Columbia, MO that will create up to 800 jobs for technical professionals. According...

Galmont Picks Lexington for Test Center

Galmont Consulting is partnering with the University of Kentucky (UK) in Lexington to create a new software testing center. Galmont will hire 90 new, full-time...

Tissue Maker Invests $1B in Anderson County, SC

South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is announcing a $1-billion investment in Anderson County, SC by New York-based First Quality Enterprises Incs., a...

CO Gov Orders CEDC to Prove Job Creation

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter issued an executive order this week directing state agencies to track job creation. The executive order requires the Colorado Economic...

TVA Transmitting 300 MW of Wind Power

The winds blowing across the Illinois plains are now powering clean, renewable energy into the Tennessee Valley Authority service region. On May 11, TVA...

VA Region Gets $41.5 Million in Stimulus Bonds

Prince George’s County in Virginia has been awarded $41.5 million in stimulus recovery bond financing for private economic development projects and is looking for...

Dubuque Wins Federal Economic Development Award

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce John Fernandez presented city officials in Dubuque, IA today with the highest national award for economic ...

Phoenix Packaging to Open HQ in Virginia

Phoenix Packaging Operations, LLC, a subsidiary of Phoenix Packaging Group, will invest more than $20 million to establish its first U.S. operation in Pulaski...

Pennies From Heaven

They’re cleaning up another mess on Wall Street today, but this time it’s not Goldman Sachs’ fault. The center of the financial universe served...