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Illinois Is USGBC’s Top State For LEED Green Building.

Illinois Is Top State For LEED Green Building

Illinois retained its top national position on USGBC’s annual Top 10 States for LEED list for the third year in a row.
New Report Illuminates Global Work Opportunities, Disruptions.

New Report Illuminates Global Work Opportunities, Disruptions

Workers everywhere will be affected by accelerating disruptions to the world of work—yet people in different economic positions will be impacted in very different ways, according to a new report from Foresight Alliance.
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Businesses At Risk Of Losing Top Talent

Businesses must adjust how they nurture loyalty among Millennials or risk losing a large percentage of their workforces, according to Deloitte’s fifth annual Millennial Survey.
Foreign Real Estate Investors Plan Continued U.S. Investment in 2016.

Foreign Real Estate Investors Plan Continued U.S. Investment in 2016

Despite concerns about the impact of higher interest rates, 64% of respondents to a survey taken among the members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) say they expect to increase their investment in U.S. real estate in 2016.
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Corporate Moves Maintain Texas As Top Magnet State

Texas has once again topped the Allied Van Lines Magnet States Report, which uses internal data to track U.S. migration patterns, thanks to a net relocation gain of 2,558 families in 2015.
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Finding Employees Who Support Company Culture Top Concern When Expanding Abroad

New report from The Economist Intelligence Unit identifies "softer" aspects of business expansions, such as finding new employees who support and enhance the brand’s existing culture, as a top concern.
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U.S. Expected To Be Top Manufacturing Nation By 2020

The U.S. is expected to become the most competitive manufacturing nation over the next five years, with the current leader China sliding into second position, according to Deloitte Global's upcoming 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index report.
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Norway Most Prosperous, Singapore Most Successful Economy In The World

Norway is the most prosperous country, while Singapore is the most successful country economically, according to the 2015 Legatum Prosperity Index™. The report ranks 142 countries across eight categories: the Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity; Governance; Education; Health; Safety & Security; Personal Freedom; and Social Capital.
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Global Organizations Lack Confidence In Ability To Detect Cyber Attacks

More than one-third (36%) of global organizations still lack confidence in their ability to detect sophisticated cyber attacks, according to the annual EY’s Global Information Security Survey 2015.
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Veterans Day: Hiring Continues to Rise, But Veterans Still Feel Underemployed

The percentage of working veterans reporting underemployment or low-paying job increased to 31 percent from 23 percent last year, according to the CareerBuilder Veterans Day Job Forecast.
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Uber For Trucking: A New Era Of Freight Movement And Logistics

Mobile-based freight brokering for trucking can reduce empty miles travelled, lower operating costs, and improve asset utilization and productivity, finds Frost & Sullivan.
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Talent, Technology Emerging Keys To Manufacturing Investment

Nations with a strong talent pipeline and access to technology, education will see increased manufacturing investment, says a new report from Deloitte and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI).

Americans Confident U.S. Is A Global Technology Leader

Americans are confident the U.S. is a global technology leader, and 61% of Americans are willing to relocate for a higher salary, according to new Modis survey.
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Infographic: Small, Mid-sized Businesses Plan To Hire, Invest Despite Economic Concerns

CEOs remain optimistic about their businesses’ growth, despite greater concerns about the challenging economy, according to the latest Vistage "CEO Confidence Index Survey."
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Labor Shortages To Have Uneven Effect Across U.S.

As demographic transformation continues, qualified workers are fast becoming scarce in many states, according to a new report from The Conference Board.
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Expatriates Vote Singapore Best Place to Live and Work

Singapore has earned the top spot in the eighth annual Expat Explorer country league table, with expatriates praising the city-state’s opportunities for career development, appealing salaries, and an excellent quality of life.
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New Study Ranks States by Lowest and Highest Effective Tax Rates

A new study from The Tax Foundation in collaboration with KPMG LLP provides business leaders and policymakers with a comparison of actual state tax burdens faced by real-world business.
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SBA Awards $17.4M To Promote Small Business Global Trade

Small businesses across the country will have access to $17.4 million in funding to help them compete in the global marketplace, thanks to the Small Business Administration (SBA) announcement of 40 awards from the agency's State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program.
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Global Biotech Firms Target New Locations in Emerging Markets

JLL’s 2015 Life Sciences Outlook Report identifies top global destinations for talent, sales, science and the trends driving international growth
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European Corporations And Start-Ups Must Collaborate Or Fail

European corporations and start-ups must collaborate more and better on innovation if Europe is to remain internationally competitive, according to a new World Economic Forum report.

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Ken’s Foods Growing In Lebanon, IN

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$35M Film And Television Production Complex Opens In South Bronx

Silvercup Studio’s third facility in New York – Silvercup North – will generate 400 new jobs in the South Bronx.

GM Announces $90M Northeast Indiana Investment

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Surveys & Research

New Jobs To Drive Migration To Middle America

Strong job growth on the coasts has been drawing people away from Middle America, but experts predict the trend will reverse.

CRE Functions Becoming More Aligned With C-Suite

A recent survey of corporate real estate executives finds an increased focus on the strategic aspects of CRE within companies.

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.