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BUSINESS REPORT: Maryland — SSA’s New Data Hub Moves Forward In Urbana

The National Support Center Project includes a new $192-million data center, which will replaces a 34-year-old facility, as well as office and warehouse space.

BUSINESS REPORT: West Virginia — Italian Gas Systems Supplier Plants Flag In Weirton

Marcellus shale drilling in WV spurs Pietro Fiorentini to set first U.S. manufacturing facility.

BUSINESS REPORT: Wisconsin — Wisconsin Wind Works: A Powerful Partner In Wind Energy

A consortium of 300 suppliers and vendors to the wind energy industry in the Badger State are organized in an online directory with 16 product and service categories.

BUSINESS REPORT: Minnesota — SICK Inc. Relocates And Expands Facilities In Minnesota

The sensors and safety systems maker moves production to the new Eagle Creek Industrial Park. From the May/June 2013 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Arkansas — Dassault Invests $60 Million In Little Rock Expansion

The maker of Falcon jets will introduce 3D design at its Arkansas production facility, which will grow to 1.25 million square feet when the expansion is completed in 2016. From the May/June 2013 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Texas – Innovation Moves Front And Center In Austin

The annual South by Southwest (SXSW) hoedown shined its bright light this year on emerging technologies in the Lone Star State at a nine-day festival that drew tens of thousands. From the March/April 2013 issue.

SPECIAL REPORT: Steadfast And Strong In The Wake Of Superstorm Sandy

With $60 billion in federal recovery aid and new initiatives, New York and New Jersey are gearing up to rebuild from the historic cataclysm that devastated the region last fall. From the March/April 2013 issue
Rendering of FirstEnergy Transmission Control Center

BUSINESS REPORT: Ohio Launches Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program

The Buckeye State aims to improve its competitiveness with a new employer-driven training program to provide direct financial assistance to develop workforce skills. From the January/February 2013 issue
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BUSINESS REPORT: EC Railway, Port Everglades Join Forces on Intermodal

A new 42.5-acre container transfer facility will facilitate movement of cargo through the port and from the mainline. From the January/February 2013 issue
Georgia is America’s leading source of sustainable biomass, and is ranked third in the US for its biomass potential. Georgia has the world’s largest biomass pellet facility, exporting 750,000 tons a year.

BUSINESS REPORT: GA Notches Record Job Growth And Investment In 2012

Projects grew by 11 percent, with the top three projects creating 4,100 jobs. Expansions accounted for 64 percent of the new project activity in the Peach State. From the January/February 2013 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Indiana Employment is Getting Bigger, Faster

More than 250 companies agreed in 2012 to create 27,620 new jobs in Indiana, exceeding any year on record. From the January/February 2013 issue
Rendering of new Boeing facility in West Jordan, UT

BUSINESS REPORT: Life Sciences Grow High-Wage Jobs in the Beehive State

The average wage for jobs in the Utah life sciences industry is $59,480, or 53 percent above the private-sector average of $38,932. From the January/February 2013 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Streamlining FTZ Process Speeds Business Development in Virginia

Putting a trade zone under an Alternative Site Framework gives locations greater flexibility to meet requests for zone status while making the process less expensive. From the January/February 2013 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Georgia is Attracting Businesses in Droves

Industry giants like Caterpillar, Starbucks and Baxter International are making long-term investments in the Peach State. From the September/October 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Regional Councils-Engines for Growth in the Empire State

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has transformed the way the state invests in development, switching from a top-down approach to a competition between regions for project funding. From the September/October 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Carolinas Put Out A Welcome Mat for Business from Far East

The governors of North Carolina and South Carolina are piling up the frequent flier miles, leading missions to Japan to spur overseas investment in their states. From the September/October 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Aerospace Suppliers Bringing their Business to Spokane

The state aims to repeat the success of this year's first Aerospace & Defense Suppliers Summit, the largest event of its kind. From the September/October 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Tennessee Initiates Site Certification Program

The Volunteer State is establishing a rigorous set of benchmarks and engaging a team of consultants to pre-certify available sites. From the July/August 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: California Is Preparing For The Future

California governor signs SB 1029 authorizing the first leg of construction for the state’s improved transportation system. From the July/August 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Virginia’s High-Tech Economy Keeps Growing

A well-rounded location choice for business in general, the Old Dominion offers a competitive edge for new and expanding companies looking for technological advantages. From the July/August 2012 issue

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