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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.


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.

LOCATION FOCUS: Indiana — More And More Roads Are Leading To “The Crossroads Of America”

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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!


BUSINESS REPORT: Automotive Suppliers Are Multiplying In The Peach State

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The new Kia Motors assembly plant in West Point, GA is spurring the development of a growing parts network. From the September/October 2013 issue.


SPECIAL REPORT: Huntley, IL Has Capacity, Connection And Cooperation

Huntley, IL – Data Center Sites. (Credit: Google Earth)

Market access, data resources like dark fiber and the ability to get things done come together in the Midwest’s “Golden Corridor.” From the September/October 2013 issue.


Mark Sweeney to Speak at 2014 LiveXchange

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Mark Sweeney, Senior Principal at McCallum Sweeney Consulting, 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. With more than 24 years of experience in site selection and economic development, Mr. Sweeney assists companies in identifying, evaluating, and selecting the optimal location for their capital investments. Such projects cover a wide array of related factors, including sites, infrastructure, transportation, labor and demographics, state and local taxes, and incentives. 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!


BUSINESS REPORT: Regional Utilities Are Busy Powering Growth In The Carolinas

Associated Hardwoods is putting its new saw mill in Cherokee County, an investment of more than $9.8 million. (Credit: Associated Hardwoods.)

Power giants Duke Energy and Santee Cooper are playing a central role in facilitating business development and site readiness. From the September/October 2013 issue.


Remembering Ed Coene

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A visionary entrepreneur who boldly embraced the future, but never lost sight of the enduring values of family and friendship. From the September/October 2013 issue.


Almost Nashville, Kentucky To Sponsor LiveXchange

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Almost Nashville, Kentucky has signed on to sponsor next year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange event, which will take place April 6-8, 2014 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC. So far, 20 economic development agencies from the United States and Canada have signed up as sponsors. The current roster of 2014 sponsors now includes:         Almost Nashville, Kentucky         Brick City Development Corporation, New Jersey         Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), New York         Centerpoint Energy         Fayette County Development Authority, Georgia         GO Topeka Economic Partnership, Kansas         Greater Houston Partnership, Texas         Hernando County Florida Office of Business Development         Louisiana Department of Economic Development         Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, South Carolina         Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority         Overland Park Economic Development Council, Kansas         Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development         Quad Cities First, Iowa         Regional Growth Partnership/Northwest Ohio         Region of Durham, Ontario, Canada         San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Texas         Santee Cooper         The Joplin Regional Partnership, Missouri         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!