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STATE FOCUS: Kansas Focuses On The All-Around

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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.


LiveXchange Offers NASCAR Racing Experience!

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Delegates at this year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange event will have the opportunity to become a driver or a passenger of an authentic NASCAR race car at the NASCAR Racing Experience at the Myrtle Beach Speedway. After a training meeting and Q&A session with the Crew Chief, participants will be fitted with a helmet and radio communications and buckled into a race car. They’ll enjoy a five minute timed racing session on the speedway as a driver or a three-lap ride as a passenger with a professional driver. All drivers will receive a Graduate Certificate with their name and top speed along with a souvenir racing license. This is a true NASCAR driving experience for LiveXchange delegates! Delegates who are looking for a less “racy” experience can enjoy the traditional LiveXchange Golf Tournament at the beautiful and challenging Grande Dunes. For more information, visit www.BFLiveXchange.com.    


BUSINESS REPORT: Joplin Area Rises From The Rubble And Reaches For New Heights

Irving Joplin

Since the 2011 tornado, Joplin has restored nearly all of the facilities, jobs and schools that were impacted by the storm, in a cooperative effort hailed as a model for future disaster recovery.


2014 LiveXchange Conference Program Includes All-Star Speakers

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This year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange event will present a comprehensive, practical, and strategic conference program to help corporate delegates better plan and manage their companies’ relocation or expansion projects. This unique experience will be supplemented by an all-star list of guest speakers, who will be making presentations and leading discussions on a number of hot-button issues. This year’s speakers include: Topics to be discussed include: The Future of Site Selection Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs and Energy Costs Boom/Bust Cycles and Site Selection Opportunities Site Selection Case History Evaluating Financial Incentives KPMG Market Forecast/Competitive Alternatives Study Workforce Analysis and the Site Selection Process Register today at www.BFLiveXchange.com and enjoy a FREE extended stay in Myrtle Beach. Attendance at LiveXchange is limited and is available by invitation only. If you have any questions about LiveXchange, please contact our Registration Manager, Todd Conine, at 732-559-1263 or email tconine@groupc.com.  


Feature Story: Workforce Development Programs – The Recipe For Success

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Workforce training programs are a top priority in economic development. Here are some of the most innovative training programs offering 21st-century workforce solutions.


SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds… With Larry V. Parman, Secretary, Oklahoma Department Of Commerce

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Oklahoma Secretary Parman recaps plans for energy conservation, logistics, and natural gas exploration in the state.


FEATURE STORY: Ringing The Bell For Growth

Gov Tom Corbett

With huge reserves of low-cost energy, world-class R&D facilities and streamlined grants that yield solid returns, Pennsylvania wants everyone to know it’s ready to take on all comers.



FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

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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.