Workforce training programs are a top priority in economic development. Here are some of the most innovative training programs offering 21st-century workforce solutions.
The 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year recognizes the locations and economic development agencies that landed the highest impact projects announced between July 1, 2012 and December 1, 2013. This year, the game-changing transformation of a former solar panel plant in Mesa, AZ into a new $1.5-billion manufacturing facility for tech giant Apple takes the top prize.
Greater Phoenix takes top prize for Apple’s new manufacturing plant.
Seven additional Promise Zones—St. Louis, MO; Gary, IN; Flint, MI; Brownsville, TX; Rockford, IL; Macon, GA; and Rocky Mount, NC—have been announced.
The new Kia Motors assembly plant in West Point, GA is spurring the development of a growing parts network. From the September/October 2013 issue.
Newly expanded facility will be responsible for creating 650 new jobs in Georgia, once it is completed.
Governor announces Shaw to build carpet tile facility in Adairsville, investing $85 million.
Fayette County Development Authority of Georgia and the Regional Growth Partnership of Northwest Ohio have signed on to sponsor next year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange event, which will take place April 6-8, 2014 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC. So far, 19 economic development agencies from the United States and Canada have signed up as sponsors. The current roster of 2014 sponsors now includes: Brick City Development Corporation, New Jersey Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), New York Centerpoint Energy Fayette County Development Authority, Georgia GO Topeka Economic Partnership, Kansas Greater Houston Partnership, Texas Hernando County Florida Office of Business Development Louisiana Department of Economic Development Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, South Carolina Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority Overland Park Economic Development Council, Kansas Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development Quad Cities First, Iowa Regional Growth Partnership/Northwest Ohio Region of Durham, Ontario, Canada San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Texas Santee Cooper The Joplin Regional Partnership, Missouri West Virginia Development Office Be sure to check the LiveXchange website often for an updated list of sponsors! If you’re searching for new locations for your business, you need to attend LiveXchange. During the event, you will meet personally with economic developers to discuss your location needs; attend seminars, workshops, and think tanks led by experts in the field of relocation; and network with other delegates, leading site selection consultants and economic development representatives. All approved delegates are entitled to complimentary deluxe accommodations and meals at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Beach Resort and a $350 travel stipend. Click here to register today!
The Atlanta Braves write another chapter in the long-running saga of publicly financed sports palaces.
Many locations are gaining an advantage in the battle for new projects with pre-certification programs for available sites. From the September/October 2013 issue.