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LOCATION FOCUS: United It Stands

Although divided into regions, New York is a single empire of development. From the March/April 2013 issue.

Registration For LiveXchange Ends Friday, May 3

If your company has plans to relocate or expand its operations, don't miss this opportunity! Searching for a new location for your business is...
Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, State of New Jersey

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, State of New Jersey

New Jersey continues to build on its strengths and tax incentives to cultivate new development sectors. From the March/April 2013 issue.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Economic Developers from the U.S. Plains Sign On to Sponsor LiveXchange

The U.S. Plains region will be well-represented at this year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange, an invitation-only event for corporate executives and site selection consultants who...

COVER STORY: Global Biotech Report

As the global financial system continues to mend, venture capital is beginning to flow back into the biotechnology sector. In Europe, the largest biomed players are thriving, while entrepreneurial biotech start-ups gain traction in the U.S. From the March/April 2013 issue.
Gov. Bentley

FEATURE STORY: Accelerating In Alabama

Nestled in the piney woods of Alabama is a rising economic dynamo that is flexing its muscles and challenging all comers. Gov. Robert Bentley tells us how Alabama is rapidly moving forward to cement its leadership in automotive, aerospace and exports. From the March/April 2013 issue.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Economic Developers from the U.S. Great Lakes Sign On to Sponsor LiveXchange

To date, four economic development organizations from four Great Lakes states have signed on to sponsor the ninth annual event, which will take place May 19 - 21, 2013 at the Westin Stonebriar in Dallas, Texas.
Jack Rogers

FIRST WORD: Delivering The Goods

From Biotech to Alabama to Superstorm Sandy, this issue is filled with topical stories from all parts of the globe. From the March/April 2013 issue.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Corporate Executives Give LiveXchange Rave Reviews

Executives who have attended LiveXchange in the past have given the event rave reviews for providing the information and contacts they need to make their location project successful, all in a short period of time. The event will take place May 19 - 21, 2013 at the Westin Stonebriar in Dallas, TX.

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

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Networking Events to Kick Off 2013 LiveXchange Event

On the opening day, LiveXchange participants will have the option of taking a combination tour of the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and Dallas Cowboys Stadium, or joining a golf tournament on a world-class golf course. The event will take place May 19 - 21, 2013 at the Westin Stonebriar in Dallas, TX.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Economic Developers from the U.S. South Sign On to Sponsor LiveXchange

To date, 12 economic development organizations from six southern states have signed on to sponsor the ninth annual event, which will take place May 19 - 21, 2013 at the Westin Stonebriar in Dallas, Texas.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Mark Lautman to Present Seminar at Business Facilities LiveXchange

Lautman will present a seminar on Demographics and Site Selection at the ninth annual event, which will take place May 19-21, 2013 at the Westin Stonebriar in Dallas, Texas.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Jason Hickey to Lead Case Study Think Tank at Business Facilities LiveXchange

In this Think Tank lead by Hickey, executives will become part of a mock corporate boardroom during a candid internal discussion closely following each stage of the Site Location Process.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Anatalio Ubalde To Present General Session At Business Facilities LiveXchange

Anatalio Ubalde, Co-Founder & CEO, GIS Planning Inc., ZoomProspector.com and SizeUp, will join the all-star list of guest speakers featured at the upcoming Business Facilities LiveXchange event, which will take place May 19-21, 2013 at the Westin Stonebriar in Dallas, Texas.

FEATURE STORY: State of the Year – Texas

By the time we got down to the business of selecting our annual leader, the Lone Star State was so far ahead of the pack it wasn’t even close. A dynamic, diversified state economy that erased the downturn with relentless job-creation makes Texas our 2012 State of the Year. From the January/February 2013 issue

January/February 2013 Issue (Volume 46, Number 1)

As always, we congratulate the winners of our Deal of the Year and State of the Year competitions and encourage everyone to get a head start on next year's contest. From the January/February 2013 issue.
Inside a state-of-the-art cleanroom at CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex

FEATURE STORY: Semiconductor HUBS – Macro Growth from Micro Chips

The nanotech circuits on today’s microchips can’t be seen with the human eye, but they support a $150-billion industry that employs nearly 250,000 people across the U.S. From the January/February 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
Port Everglades (Source: Wikipedia)

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

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