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Feature Story: Workforce Development Programs – The Recipe For Success

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Workforce training programs are a top priority in economic development. Here are some of the most innovative training programs offering 21st-century workforce solutions.

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

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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.

Announcing the 2013 Business Facilities “Deal of the Year” Winners

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Greater Phoenix takes top prize for Apple’s new manufacturing plant.

UPDATE: Seven New Locations Added To President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative

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Seven additional Promise Zones—St. Louis, MO; Gary, IN; Flint, MI; Brownsville, TX; Rockford, IL; Macon, GA; and Rocky Mount, NC—have been announced.

BUSINESS REPORT: Automotive Suppliers Are Multiplying In The Peach State

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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.

Toyo Tire Breaks Ground For Expansion Of U.S. Manufacturing Plant And Warehouse

The Honorable Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia, and Jim Hawk, President, Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing, Inc. at the groundbreaking ceremony for the 1-million square foot expansion of Toyo Tires' state-of-the-art tire manufacturing plant and warehouse in Bartow County, GA. The expansion will be responsible for creating 650 new jobs in the State of Georgia. (Photo: Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing, Inc.) Posted on:

Newly expanded facility will be responsible for creating 650 new jobs in Georgia, once it is completed.

Two New Sponsors Sign On For LiveXchange!

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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!

Stadium Arcadium

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The Atlanta Braves write another chapter in the long-running saga of publicly financed sports palaces.

COVER STORY: Shovel Ready Sites Are Growing From The Ground Up

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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.