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CFOs Increasingly Optimistic About Economic Growth

Concern over competitive environment rising; top areas for increased spending include technology (64%), existing facilities (42%) and workforce hiring (40%) in 2014.
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CGI Announces 400 Job Tech Center In Lafayette, LA

Company will deliver technology solutions as an anchor tenant of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Research Park; state-supported higher education initiative will expand computer science programs at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

First Word: We’re No. 1

What a difference five years can make. The U.S. has undergone nothing short of an Energy Revolution and reclaimed it position as the world's largest energy producer.

The Reckoning

Memo to climate change deniers: You're gonna need a bigger boat.
Aeterna Zentaris

Aeterna Zentaris Selects Site In Charleston, SC For New Global Operations Location

Over the next five years, Æterna Zentaris is expected to implement a staff to support the areas of commercial operations, business development, regulatory and quality assurance, manufacturing management, clinical and product development, as well as various administrative functions.

Location Focus: New York – The Empire State Leverages Its Strengths

New York is leveraging its world-class higher education system with an aggressive incentives program geared to business startups.

ICC Relocating West Coast Operations

New office in Brea, CA will integrate all West Coast activities, serve as "home away from home" for employees and partners.
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LG Electronics Building Among Top Development Projects In New Jersey

NJ Alliance for Action Award celebrates economic impact in New Jersey of new LG North American headquarters.

OpenText And Province of Ontario Announce Job Creation Initiative

OpenText announces plans for new worldwide customer briefing center in Toronto; expansion plans for Waterloo also part of the announcement.

Florence Manufacturing Announces $7 Million Investment In Manhattan, KS

The company will expand its production capabilities and add capacity to support significant growth in Florence’s core business lines. With the expansion, Florence will employ more than 400 workers in Manhattan.
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Duke Energy Selects Five SC Properties For Potential Industrial Development

After each site's state of readiness has advanced, Duke Energy's business development team will strategically market each of them nationwide to companies looking to expand or relocate their operations.

For Whom the Road Tolls

Say goodbye to your free ride on the nation's physical and digital superhighways.

Toyota Moving North American Headquarters to Plano, TX; Generating 4,000 Jobs

Manufacturing, sales and marketing, corporate and financial services headquarters to unify in new, shared campus.

Construction Begins On Missouri’s Largest Investor-Owned Utility Solar Facility

O'Fallon Renewable Energy Center brings solar into Ameren Missouri's energy generation portfolio.

Eberspaecher Invests $122 Million, Creates 545 Jobs In Michigan

In addition to support from the state government, Ann Arbor SPARK, an organization dedicated to economic prosperity and development in the greater Ann Arbor region, has also helped bring Eberspaecher's expansion to fruition.

Industry Focus: MidAmerica’s World-Class Flow Chart

How strategic water planning gave a 9,000-acre industrial park in the middle of rural Oklahoma a “clear, clean and abundant” advantage in a global market.

DaVita Labs Expands Footprint In DeLand, FL

Business, teammate growth drives need for new facility.

Teleperformance To Invest $3.5 Million In Henrico County, VA Customer Service Center

In the U.S., Teleperformance operates 25 site locations and has approximately 20,000 employees, approximately 700 of which will be employed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

ConEd Offering Incentive For Peak Load Curtailment; Registration Ends May 1

Huge boost in energy "peak load" financial incentives in Summer 2014 for NYC's largest energy users, but business owners and institutions must act soon.

UK’s First 100% Green Data Center Coming To Scotland

The Fouin + Bell Architect designed facility is attracting substantial interest from both public and private sector occupiers.

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Japanese Automotive Manufacturer Growing in Indiana

Aisin USA Manufacturing will create up to 100 new jobs at its Seymour, IN operations by the end of 2018.

Gun Maker Establishing Nashville Manufacturing Plant

Start-up firearm maker Vantage LLC will invest $5M and create 100 manufacturing and assembly jobs in Davidson County, TN.

Rogers Corporation Relocating Global HQ To Arizona

Rogers Corporation, a global leader in engineered materials solutions, will relocate its global headquarters from Rogers, CT to Chandler, AZ.

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.