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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.

Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities – Metro And Global Rankings


In this year’s Metro Rankings Report, we’ve taken note of the crucial role exports are playing in the Recovery for many locations by charting their success in two of our rankings categories, Exports Growth Leaders and Exports Recovery Leaders. We’ve also included our Global Rankings within this story.

Allevard Sogefi Announces $28 Million Expansion, 250 Jobs In Prichard, WV


Sogefi will add engine intake manifolds to the product line in Prichard, adding to the more than five million pumps and filters it already produces annually.

One Year Later


The report cards are in for the Superstorm Sandy recovery and the grade is “incomplete” as misery continues for thousands who have lost their homes or businesses.

European Union Avoids Fracturing


The EU’s financial union may be cracking, but our friends overseas seem to be uniting over one thing: they don’t like fracking.

BUSINESS REPORT: West Virginia — Italian Gas Systems Supplier Plants Flag In Weirton

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin

Marcellus shale drilling in WV spurs Pietro Fiorentini to set first U.S. manufacturing facility.

Marshall University Increases Space For Research And Economic Development

Thorney with Anita Cecil

School of Medicine partners with Huntington Area Development Council to facilitate expansion.