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Inside LiveXchange

Business Facilities LiveXchange is an invitation-only event for corporate executives responsible for choosing a new location for their companies’ next facility. Delegates meet with senior economic developers from across North America; attend seminars, workshops, and think tanks led by experts in the field of relocation and expansion; and network with other corporate executives faced with the same corporate ...

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60 Seconds with Bruce A. Kellogg, Chairman, OSCRE Americas, and Senior Vice President, Industry Relations, Argus Software Inc.

The Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE Americas) is preparing to merge with PISCES Ltd to form OSCRE International. Bruce Kellogg, chair of OSCRE America, explains how the merger will impact on the development of global standards for real estate commerce. BF: How will the merger effect the ongoing development of standards for real estate commerce and operations. BK: The merger of OSCRE and PIS ...

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Toyota Trucks Move to San Antonio

Toyota Motor Corp. has confirmed it will relocate production of the Tacoma pickup from a plant in Northern California to its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in San Antonio by next summer, according to company officials and wire service reports. The announcement came hours after the Japanese automaker ended its relationship with a joint venture plant in the San Francisco Bay area as part of an effort ...

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Dollars for dishwashers

Are you ready for Round Two of cash-for-clunkers? Fresh from the success of its rebate program for car trade-ins, the U.S. government is gearing up for a similar effort covering old appliances like dishwashers, refrigerators and air conditioners. The automotive version of cash-for-clunkers proved to be extremely popular, reportedly generating sales of about 700,000 new cars as consumers scooped up the $4,50 ...

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Lion of the Senate

Be not afraid of greatness: some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them. William Shakespeare -- Twelfth Night Shakespeare would have had a field day with the Kennedy brothers. There were four of them, driven into a life of public service by their Lear-like father, Joseph, who pushed them to grab for power that was beyond his grasp. Joe Kennedy instilled in his so ...

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Bait and switch

The ''credibility gap'' at the new General Motors seems to be growing a lot faster than the pile of old cars GM has absorbed in the cash-for-clunkers program. Last week, we reported in this space that GM's much-ballyhooed announcement that its Chevy Volt has received an incredible 230 mpg fuel economy ranking shriveled under close inspection. The new electric car can only achieve this standard if you don't ...

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Business Facilities 2009 State Rankings

This year’s annual Rankings Report arrives as every state in the nation is struggling with the worst economic calamity since the Great Depression. The downturn adds an increased urgency to the competition between the states to maintain the economic base they have, and to move as quickly as possible to establish the emerging industries of the 21st century. As in past years, we have continued to refine and up ...

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