Magazine Highlights Archives

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

Apple Mesa

The 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year recognizes the locations and economic development agencies that landed the highest impact projects announced between July 1, 2012 and December 1, 2013. This year, the game-changing transformation of a former solar panel plant in Mesa, AZ into a new $1.5-billion manufacturing facility for tech giant Apple takes the top prize.


COVER STORY: State of the Year – Tennessee

Gov. Bill Haslam announcing Eastman Chemical’s $1.6-billion expansion in Kingsport, TN.

Tennessee, already an automotive powerhouse, motors into our winner’s circle with a diverse growth strategy that’s hitting on all cylinders.


COMMUNITY PROFILE: Opportunity Knocks in Southwest Louisiana

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World-class infrastructure, a burgeoning energy sector and a cornucopia of available sites await expanding businesses looking for the perfect place to put down roots and nurture growth.



BUSINESS REPORT: New California Incentives Offer Credits For Job Creation

Long Beach Community College

The Golden State has replaced its Enterprise Zone program with what it calls a “more modern” set of tools, including a bevy of new tax credits.


BUSINESS REPORT: Fracking Boom Spurs Growth Of Supply Chain In Upstate NY

Marcellus Shale Formation (Credit: politis.fr)

Alita USA Holdings has chosen Buffalo as the site of its new $102-million steel pipe plant, which will supply natural gas drilling operations in the multi-state Marcellus shale formation.


LOCATION FOCUS: Indiana — More And More Roads Are Leading To “The Crossroads Of America”

Rendering of Hoosier Energy’s new LEED headquarters building under construction in Bloomington, Indiana. (Credit: Hoosier Energy)

A business destination that removes roadblocks for the good of its people, Indiana is proof that when you rip away the red tape and work together, cooperation brings results.


SPECIAL REPORT: Greater Fort Lauderdale – Magnet For Biotech/Pharma Growth

Parallon headquarters in Sunrise will be expanded.

The Sunshine State’s Atlantic Coast is successfully competing with an international market for new business in a surging biotech sector.


BUSINESS REPORT: Automotive Suppliers Are Multiplying In The Peach State

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The new Kia Motors assembly plant in West Point, GA is spurring the development of a growing parts network. From the September/October 2013 issue.


SPECIAL REPORT: Huntley, IL Has Capacity, Connection And Cooperation

Huntley, IL – Data Center Sites. (Credit: Google Earth)

Market access, data resources like dark fiber and the ability to get things done come together in the Midwest’s “Golden Corridor.” From the September/October 2013 issue.