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Manufacturers Remain Optimistic Despite Growing Concerns Around Strong U.S. Dollar

Manufacturing.

U.S. manufacturers plan to hire skilled workers and invest in businesses, while overseas expansion declines, reflecting elevated concern regarding the strong dollar and increased foreign competition, according to PwC’s Q1 2015 Manufacturing Barometer.


Bayer HealthCare Announces Plans For Product Testing Facility In Berkeley, CA

Proposed Bayer testing facility in Berkeley.

New investment represents continued commitment to California Bay Area as the biotech manufacturing center for Bayer.


Cover Story: Workforce Training Is Job One

The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership supports workforce training like this session conducted by Ben Bomstad (left), Corporate Trainer, Alexandria Industries and Greg Sandeno, Manufacturing Specialist (right), at Alexandria Technical and Community College’s Customized Training Center.

Winning the race to fill the high-tech jobs of the 21st century requires an ongoing commitment to match educational programs with future business workforce needs.


Leggett & Platt Bringing New Product Introduction Operation To Joplin, MO

Leggett & Platt Adjustable Bed Group.

To assist Leggett & Platt with its new Joplin operation, the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has offered a strategic economic incentive package.



New Technology Center Of Excellence Complete In Monroe, LA

CenturyLink Center of Excellence.

First announced in 2011, CenturyLink’s new Technology Center of Excellence will be home to 800 jobs in Monroe and result in 1,170 new indirect jobs in the greater Monroe area.



Special Report: Licking County, OH – A Center Of Innovation And Manufacturing

Special Report: Licking County, OH – A Center Of Innovation And Manufacturing

A premier location for manufacturing and technology in the middle of Ohio provides a competitive advantage for companies poised for growth.


Corporate Directors Confront The Impacts Of Economic And Geopolitical Risks On Strategy

Economic disruptions.

Shareowner activism, emerging technologies and regulatory activity, coupled with a rapidly changing global environment, will create an even more challenging role for corporate directors over the next decade.


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.