Despite an uneven track record in annual revenues vs. costs, the logistics industry keeps on trucking, railing, sailing and flying to get your goods where they need to go.
With so many locations embracing cutting-edge technologies and innovative development strategies, it was hard to pare down the worthy nominees for our economic development awards festival. Here are the folks who made the cut, the best of the best in the applications of smart practices for sustainable growth.
Business Facilities 2015 Economic Development Deal of the Year contest attracted a record number of project submissions from across the country, seven of which were singled out for a tip of the hat by our judges.
The Bronze Award winner in BF’s 2015 Economic Development Deal of the Year competition will generate an estimated $17.7 billion in economic impact for the region over the next 10 years.
The Palmetto State, long-time home of BMW’s production hub, moves into the top tier of automotive manufacturing states by snaring Volvo’s first U.S. plant.
Locations across the nation are rapidly applying the best practices needed to meet the requirements of new and expanding 21st century businesses. This makes it much tougher for us to pick the best of the best, so we’ve expanded our showcase to make room for an ever-increasing number of economic development leaders.
Tennessee has implemented reforms that have made its educational system the most improved in the nation, but Gov. Bill Haslam is aiming at a much bigger goal: building an army of skilled workers.
Nevada wins the most hotly contested economic development prize in years by bagging Tesla's lithium battery plant near Reno. Washington successfully pulled out all the stops to keep Boeing from leaving the state. Comcast's gleaming new tower will transform Philadelphia's skyline.
So far, 2014 has been a banner year for freight haulers, but this success has a down side: a capacity crisis may be looming.
Gov. Rick Snyder has identified core problems and brought stakeholders together to solve them in an effort the governor likes to call relentless positive action.
More states are forming public-private partnerships to leverage the expertise of leading businesses in luring new projects.
With a welcoming, down-home business climate, the peach state is reinventing itself as an automotive powerhouse and a film production mecca poised to give Hollywood a run for its money.
Matching industrial projects to infrastructure-rich sites that are certified as shovel-ready is essential to winning the site-selection battle.
A skilled workforce and ultra-efficient government services make Indiana fertile ground for business growth and an attractive landing spot for foreign investment.
There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations who have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations.
Workforce training programs are a top priority in economic development. Here are some of the most innovative training programs offering 21st-century workforce solutions.