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Feature Story: 2015 Economic Development Awards

2015 Economic Development Achievement Award 2015.

Locations across the nation are rapidly applying the best practices needed to meet the requirements of new and expanding 21st century businesses. This makes it much tougher for us to pick the best of the best, so we’ve expanded our showcase to make room for an ever-increasing number of economic development leaders.

State Focus: Southern California – Where The Leading Edge Lives

Irvine, CA, named the Safest City in America, is the address of choice for several industry clusters and home to numerous Fortune 500 company headquarters. (Photo: Irvine Chamber of Commerce.)

So Cal’s Leading Edge has the right stuff to deliver advanced materials, clean transport systems and green energy, as well as the world’s most advanced aircraft.

Industry Focus: Food Processing – Food Facts

Bridor, Inc., supplies breads and pastries to the retail and foodservice industry and has maintained its U.S.-based advanced manufacturing operation in Cumberland since 2002. A $32-million investment is Bridor’s testimony supporting the company’s continued success at this location.

The more we know when it comes to what’s in our food, the more we want to know. Pleasing this knowledge palate can mean big bucks for the food processing industry.

Jobs Coming To Greensville County, VA | 510nano To Build New Headquarters


Solar power provider 510nano Incorporated to invest $11 million to relocate headquarters.

Supersized, (Almost) Ready to Go


It’s time to take a closer look at the economic bonanza that will result from the expanded Panama Canal.

Industry Focus: Ports & FTZs – Drivers For Commerce And Trade

Goods being loaded into carts at a port.

Foreign-trade zones are playing a greater role in development efforts geared to increased imports and exports.

Business Report: Georgia – Latvian Fiberglass Producer Puts U.S. HQ in Dublin, GA

Valmiera will make fiberglass, like the rolls above at its plant in Latvia, at a new facility in Dublin, GA.

Valmiera Glass will invest $20 million in a new manufacturing facility, creating 150 jobs.

More Commercial Real Estate Execs Expect To Increase Capital Spending Amid Tepid Economic Growth In 2014

Best real estate investments in the US.

The KPMG survey was completed from February through April 2014 and reflects the responses of 100 senior commercial real estate executives from the United States.