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State Focus: Washington – A Legendary Place To Do Business

The 108-acre Centennial Industrial Park features 58 acres that are ready to build and available for sale or lease; an adjacent 50 acres, available for future development, is ideal for light industry, advanced manufacturing and supply-chain support.

Construction cranes are dotting the idyllic skies in the northwest, where, among other projects, the new world headquarters of Amazon is taking shape amid a bustling real estate market.




Gestamp Chattanooga To Expand, Build New Facility in Hamilton County, TN

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Gestamp Chattanooga will expand its Hamilton County, TN presence by growing its existing cold-stamping operation and adding Class A stamping, hot-stamping and chassis component stamping. The expansion represents an investment of $180 million and the creation of more than 500 new jobs.


Boeing Opens Research Center In Huntsville, AL

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Boeing’s new research and technology center in Huntsville, Alabama will serve as the company’s hub for collaborative technology development with academic institutions and research partners in analytics and simulation.



Industry Focus: Water Resources – Greater Memphis, 100 Trillion Gallons

Memphis Light Gas and Water’s Sheahan Station is one of several huge pumping facilities that keep Memphis Sands Aquifer water flowing through city pipes.

Greater Memphis has an abundant supply of pure, sweet water: the Memphis Sands Aquifer holds nearly 100 trillion gallons of this precious commodity, which is becoming an economic development priority.



Industry Focus: Advanced Manufacturing – Manufacturing High-Tech Growth

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In terms of its contribution to GDP, the advanced manufacturing sector punches well above its weight, producing $2.7 trillion in value-added economic activity.


Cover Story: Global Biotech Report 2015

University Research Park (aerial view above), in Madison WI, generates about $1 billion for Wisconsin’s economy each year. URP companies spend more than $200 million annually on Wisconsin goods and services.

There hasn’t been a lot of good economic news coming from Europe these days, but the continent is getting a much-needed boost from its growing biotech/pharma labs.