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Dealing from the Bottom of the Deck

Old-school automakers are circling their dealership wagons in a last line of defense against Tesla.

New Kia Facility Breaks Ground In Fort Lauderdale, FL

More than 100 jobs will be created through the 10-month construction period, which should be complete in late 2014 or early 2015.

BUSINESS REPORT: AeroTurbine Opens HQ In Miramar As Florida Aerospace Grows

The sunshine state is home to more than 2,000 aviation companies.

BUSINESS REPORT: Hat World Puts Expanded Headquarters In Zionsville, IN

The manufacturer of hats and sports apparel will add 758 new jobs and invest $21.8 million to expand its operation in central Indiana.

MicroPact Doubles Size Of Northern Virginia Headquarters

MicroPact is expected to take over space early this summer in a building that is just off the Dulles Toll Road in Fairfax County.

BUSINESS REPORT: Stafford County – Where Connectivity And Opportunity Intersect

Home to the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, Stafford County, VA is known as a destination for Defense and technology companies. Its location and business climate offer much more.

2014’s Top Occupations And Metros For Temporary Employment Growth

CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists release 2014's top occupations and metros for temporary employment growth.

BUSINESS REPORT: Ontario Unveils Plans To Achieve An Energy Balance

The Ministry of Energy has worked with the Ontario Energy Board, Ontarians and a host of others to put together its most ambitious energy plan yet.

Tidal Wave of the Future

If a hydrokinetic pilot project in the East River is successful, the lights will come on in NYC when the tide comes in.

Nucor Direct Reduced Iron Plant Completed In St. James Parish, LA

At $750 million, initial phase includes highest-performing direct reduced iron plant in the world and 150 new direct jobs.

BUSINESS REPORT: Job Growth Is Ripe From Business Harvest In The Peach State

Georgia notched a 10 percent surge in job creation in fiscal year 2013, with 389 companies investing $6 billion and creating 31,656 jobs.
Portwest

Portwest LLC To Open First North American Facility In Shepherdsville, KY

Irish safety gear manufacturer to establish new markets in the United States.
Boeing Utah

STATE FOCUS: Business And Life Are Elevated In The Beehive State

Like the mighty Rocky Mountains looming over everything, Utah’s business environment and quality of life are reaching for the sky.

Garlock Printing & Converting Corporation Moves To Reno, NV

New flexographic printer moves west, will seek to fill 175 jobs.
energy

Stimulus Dollars Advance Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy In America’s Cities

U.S. mayors release 200+ city survey showing successful use of energy efficiency and conservation block grant funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Brownback

STATE FOCUS: Kansas Focuses On The All-Around

While the shape of the sunflower can be used to capture the sun, so can the environment of the sunflower state help capture the attention of business.

IEDC Selects International Executive, Veteran For Economic Development Post

Anderson replaces Charlie Sparks who served with the agency since its creation in February 2005 in roles ranging from director of the north central region to vice president of business development.
Copper Mountain Solar

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, ConEd Partner In NV & CA Solar Projects

Copper Mountain Solar 3 is currently under construction and, when completed, will be among the largest photovoltaic solar plants in the U.S., creating about 300 construction jobs at peak and 10 positions to operate the facility.
Boeing Seattle

Boeing Begins Expansion Of 737 Commercial Delivery Center In Seattle

Improvements support rising production rates, increasing demand for 737s.

Hacking and Hijacking

It may be time to rethink the rush towards in-flight Internet service for airline passengers.

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