Incentives Archives

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

Apple Mesa

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.

COMMUNITY PROFILE: Opportunity Knocks in Southwest Louisiana


World-class infrastructure, a burgeoning energy sector and a cornucopia of available sites await expanding businesses looking for the perfect place to put down roots and nurture growth.

BUSINESS REPORT: New California Incentives Offer Credits For Job Creation

Long Beach Community College

The Golden State has replaced its Enterprise Zone program with what it calls a “more modern” set of tools, including a bevy of new tax credits.

TEF Investment athenahealth Creating More Than 600 Jobs In Austin, TX


With this TEF investment, the company plans to establish a new facility in Austin to support its cloud-based health information technology services platform.

BUSINESS REPORT: Fracking Boom Spurs Growth Of Supply Chain In Upstate NY

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Alita USA Holdings has chosen Buffalo as the site of its new $102-million steel pipe plant, which will supply natural gas drilling operations in the multi-state Marcellus shale formation.

California-Based T-Shirt Printing Company Opening Indy Facility

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When its Indianapolis facility reaches full production by the end of the year, it will operate more than 25 automatic and manual presses.

Crystal Ball 2014


BF doesn’t need NSA’s help to eavesdrop on the future–we’ve got a direct connection to next year’s headlines!

NOV Announces $23 Million Drilling Technology Facility In Louisiana


New Iberia project will result in more than 150 new direct and indirect jobs while retaining more than 1,700 employees statewide.

Deal of the Decade


States from coast to coast have put in mega-bids to try to land Boeing’s 777X assembly line.