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Several major automotive initiatives are keeping jobs rolling into the Mountain State. From the May/June 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: West Virginia Is Open For Business

BUSINESS REPORT: West Virginia Is Open For Business

Several major automotive initiatives are keeping jobs rolling into the Mountain State. From the May/June 2012 issue

Hit By a Pitch

Is it game over for Curt Schilling's digital media startup?

On the Front Lines

The NSA is rushing to complete a $1.5-billion cybersecurity center in Utah as the threat increases.

FEATURE STORY: 2012 Economic Development Awards

Every year, we showcase the economic development deals with the biggest impact and rank the top states and metros. Now, we turn our spotlight on the agencies with the best practices who have achieved overall excellence. From the March/April 2012 issue.

Happy Trails

Kentucky's bourbon business is booming, giving a tasty lift to state revenues and tourism.

LOCATION FOCUS: New York – A Wealth Of Everything

There are many reasons to love New York. Among them, its unique balance between innovaton and preservation, a quality that makes the Empire State an economically and culturally well-rounded business location. From the March/April 2012 issue

East Meets Midwest

Michigan take a great leap forward with an e-commerce link that lets in-state companies sell directly to consumers in China.

FIRST WORD: Taking The Prize

Now we turn our spotlight on the organizations whose efforts create the development success stories that fill our magazine every month. The worthy finalists in all of our awards categories made our task of picking the winners a lot harder than we thought it would be, a credit to them all. From the March/April 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Georgia – GT Info Security Center Supports Cyber Start-Ups

Georgia Tech and a bevy of higher education resources in the Peach State are giving new players a leg up in the competition for venture capital funds to seed tomorrow’s industries. From the March/April 2012 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Rhode Island Is Big On The Future

Rhode Island is marshalling all of its assets, including a burgeoning Knowledge District in the heart of Providence, to put the state in a prime position to meet the challenges of 21st century economic development. From the March/April 2012 issue

INSIDE LIVEXCHANGE: 2012

Business Facilities LiveXchange is an invitation-only event for corporate executives responsible for choosing a new location for their companies’ next facility. From the January/February 2012 issue

FIRST WORD: Bigger and Better

The larger format will enable us to deliver our most comprehensive package of insightful features to date. We also will be introducing some new departments that will expand the scope of our coverage, while maintaining the level of expertise you have come to expect from a national publication that has been an industry leader for four decades. From the January/February 2012 issue.

FEATURE STORY: 2011 STATE OF THE YEAR – Utah

Befitting a state that is home to majestic snow-capped Rockies, Utah continues to scale new heights with an aggressive economic development strategy that has made the Beehive State a leader in a bevy of high-growth sectors. From the January/February 2012 issue.

South Carolina Powers Growth with Lower Electric Rates

Utilities who make up the largest electric power system in the Palmetto State are offering a new, lower rate to facilitate industrial expansion.

U.S. Jobs Growth Better than Expected, Unemployment Drops

Employers added 243,000 jobs in January, dropping the unemployment rate to 8.3 percent, its fifth monthly decline in a row and the lowest level since February 2009.

Super Bowl of Sports Museums

If the stars of Sunday's big game make it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, they will enter an expanded and completely renovated shrine in Canton, OH.

General Motors Starts $200-Million Upgrade of Texas Plant

GM is adding a new stamping facility at its Arlington, TX assembly plant, which produces full-size SUVs, a project that will create 180 jobs.

California Redevelopment Agencies Face Elimination on Feb. 1

More than 400 Community Redevelopment Agencies will start to be phased out this week as the California Supreme Court's decision to uphold a state law abolishing CRAs goes into effect.

Pepperidge Farm Expands in Richmond, UT

The food company plans to double its production of popular Goldfish crackers, adding a third line that could yield 31 million lbs. of the cheesy snack.

Jobs in Name Only

The president and his State of the Union rebutter both cited Apple's late iconic visionary as the cure to U.S. job woes. Really?

Amazon Plans Fulfillment Center for Spartanburg County, SC

The e-commerce giant will invest $50 million in a new distribution center that will employ hundreds.

Under the Rug

With the global effort to reduce CO2 emissions faltering, the U.S. is racing to build huge underground carbon storage bins in old salt mines and depleted oilfields.

Kestrel Aircraft Puts Plant, HQ in Wisconsin, Adding 600 Jobs

An aggressive incentives package from the Wisconsin EDC, including $18 million in tax credits, seals the deal for the project in Superior, WI.

Amazon Expanding Chattanooga Distribution Center

The E-commerce giant will grow the center's floor space to the equivalent of 28 football fields and expects its Tennessee workforce to grow to 5,000 this year.

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