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Like other hastily built global sports venues, Brazil's dozen new World Cup stadiums may prove to be a bad investment.

The Big Owe

The Big Owe

Like other hastily built global sports venues, Brazil's dozen new World Cup stadiums may prove to be a bad investment.

Irby Opens New Testing Lab In West Boylston, MA

New location should help to reduce the transit time to and from the testing laboratory for customers in the Northeastern United States.

First Word: Covering The Bases

In this issue, we needed the digital equivalent of a shoehorn to make sure all the big hitters were in the lineup. Leading off is our Global Biotech Report, followed by an inside look at Indiana.

Certified Chatham Megasite Is Vital Step For Local NC Economic Growth

A Certified Site reduces the risks associated with development by providing detailed information about a site, including price and availability, utilities, access, environmental concerns and potential development costs. Sites are periodically recertified to ensure accurate, reliable data.

FM Global Ranks Nations By Supply Chain Resilience

New Resilience Index is the only online, interactive tool to display data on country-by-country susceptibility to supply chain risk.

Hatch Stamping Company Selects Portland, TN For New Manufacturing Plant

Automotive components manufacturing company to invest $17 million and create 101 new jobs.

PNC Tops Off Its New Global Headquarters In Pittsburgh

The Tower at PNC Plaza reflects the company's ongoing support of green building practices.

Can Solar Gardens Grow Jobs?

Massachusetts joins the states permitting regional solar-array utilities.

Quest Diagnostics To Create 500 New Jobs In Lenexa, KS

The company plans to hire 500 workers for its new Quest Diagnostics National Operations Center, which is expected to be fully operational in 2015.

Module X Solutions Announces 357-Job Expansion In Shreveport

Project will result in 930 new direct and indirect jobs upon completion.

Employees Place High Standards On Employers’ Environmental Practices

Nearly one-quarter of respondents of new TD Bank Environmental Attitudes Survey said they would refuse a job if they disagreed with the organization's sustainable impact.

Walmart Selects Indiana For New eCommerce Fulfillment Center

Walmart has announced plans to locate an eCommerce fulfillment center in Plainfield, IN, creating up to 303 new jobs by 2016.

Feature Story: Shovel-Ready Sites – Fired Up, Ready To Go

Matching industrial projects to infrastructure-rich sites that are certified as shovel-ready is essential to winning the site-selection battle.

Giti Tire To Build New Plant In South Carolina

This is the first greenfield project in North America for Giti Tire. The plant will be built with a focus on maintaining a healthy balance with the environment and following the company's green initiatives.

Fukushima: Year Three

The mega-disaster that won't go away isn't getting any better.

Grainger Announces Plans For New Northeast Distribution Center

Company purchases land to build 1.3 million square foot facility in New Jersey.

Peak 10 Expands Presence In Tampa, FL

New Category 5 hurricane resistant data center facility near I-75 business sector will enable the company to service up to 600 additional customers.

Small Business Owners Grade Their States For Business Friendliness surveyed 12,632 small businesses across the United States. The survey asked questions about the friendliness of states and cities toward small businesses.

Downtown Alliance Releases Report On Historic Properties And Conversions

Everything old is new again: conversions of historic properties in lower Manhattan are on the upswing.

Feature Story: Indiana Governor’s Report – Homegrown Success In The Hoosier State

A skilled workforce and ultra-efficient government services make Indiana fertile ground for business growth and an attractive landing spot for foreign investment.

Giving and Getting

A report on one state's use of huge tax credits to lure or retain businesses provokes some thoughts on diminishing returns.

Michigan, Kentucky-Based Steel Processors Pick Indiana For Joint Venture

Serving the automotive, appliance and agriculture industries, DKP Indiana processes aluminum and steel coils and blanks.

Brookdale To Expand Williamson County, TN Headquarters

National senior living operator to invest $2.1 Million; will create 162 new jobs.

Cover Story: Global Biotech Report

A resurgent bioscience sector pulls Europe into recovery, while U.S. biotech leaders train the next generation of an essential skilled workforce.

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