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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.


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.

COMMUNITY PROFILE: Opportunity Knocks in Southwest Louisiana

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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.



Over 20 ED Organizations Sponsoring 2014 LiveXchange

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So far, 23 economic development organizations from the United States and Canada have signed on to sponsor this year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange, which will take place April 6-8, 2014 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC. The event The current roster of 2014 sponsors now includes:             AEP/Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), Arkansas/Texas/Louisiana             Almost Nashville, Kentucky             Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), New York             Centerpoint Energy, Texas             Fayette County Development Authority, Georgia             GO Topeka Economic Partnership, Kansas             Greater Houston Partnership, Texas             Hernando County Florida Office of Business Development             Joplin Regional Partnership, Missouri/Kansas/Oklahoma             LEAP – Lansing Economic Area Partnership, Michigan             Louisiana Department of Economic Development             Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, South Carolina             Norman Econ. Dev. Coalition, Oklahoma             Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority             Overland Park Economic Development Council, Kansas             Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development             Pittsburgh Regional Alliance             Quad Cities First, Iowa             Regional Growth Partnership/Northwest Ohio             Region of Durham, Ontario, Canada             San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Texas             Santee Cooper, South Carolina             West Virginia Development Office Be sure to check the LiveXchange website often for an updated list of sponsors! If you’re searching for new locations for your business, you need to attend LiveXchange. During the event, you will meet personally with economic developers to discuss your location needs; attend seminars, workshops, and think tanks led by experts in the field of relocation; and network with other delegates, leading site selection consultants and economic development representatives. All approved delegates are entitled to complimentary deluxe accommodations and meals at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Beach Resort and a $350 travel stipend. Click here to register today!


BUSINESS REPORT: New California Incentives Offer Credits For Job Creation

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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

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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.


Industry Experts Added to LiveXchange Executive Conference Program

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The 10th annual Business Facilities LiveXchange is only a few months away.  If your company is planning to expand or relocate its operations, you don’t want to miss this free site selection event! This year’s Executive Conference program at LiveXchange promises to be our best yet.  With four speakers already on board – and more to be announced – you’ll have direct access to industry experts who can help you better plan and manage your relocation or expansion projects. Topics to be discussed include: • Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs and Energy Costs • Evaluating Financial Incentives • Workforce Analysis and the Site Selection Process • Site Selection Case History • Plus much more! 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.


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.


David Brandon to Speak at 2014 LiveXchange

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David Brandon, Senior Vice President at Site Selection Group, has signed on to speak at the 2014 Business Facilities LiveXchange event.  LiveXchange will take place April 6-8, 2014 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC. Mr. Brandon will present a seminar on Workforce Analysis and the Site Selection Process. Site Selection Group is a leading independent location advisory and economic incentives firm providing solutions to corporations and communities across the world.  Mr. Brandon manages the company’s industrial and economic development business practices.  He brings more than 30 years of location advisory experience to the company with an extensive understanding of workforce analysis, assessment and pragmatic decision making in the investment location process. Business Facilities LiveXchange will present a comprehensive, practical and strategic conference program that helps 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. Check this link often for LiveXchange conference program updates!