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Locations that have a history of nurturing entrepreneurship may have a head start on spurring startups and developing high-tech hubs. From the September/October 2013 issue.


Locations that have a history of nurturing entrepreneurship may have a head start on spurring startups and developing high-tech hubs. From the September/October 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: The Cultural Roots Of High-Tech Growth

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FEATURE STORY: The Cultural Roots Of High-Tech Growth

The Rocky Mountain Innosphere is a non-profit technology incubator formed to accelerate the success of high-impact scientific and technology startup companies and promote the development of a regional entrepreneurial ecosystem in Colorado. (Photo: Rockymountaininnosphere.org.)

Locations that have a history of nurturing entrepreneurship may have a head start on spurring startups and developing high-tech hubs. From the September/October 2013 issue.


Learn all you need to know about LiveXchange!

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Registration for the 2014 LiveXchange is now open! If your company has relocation or expansion plans, Business Facilities LiveXchange is your once-a-year opportunity to streamline your site selection search in a first-class setting, all at no cost to you. Learn everything you need to know about LiveXchange by viewing this short presentation. If you have any questions or would like to register, please visit www.BFLiveXchange.com or contact our Registration Manager, Todd Conine at tconine@groupc.com or 732-559-1263.


FEATURE STORY: Talking The Talk And Backing It Up With Results

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Gov. Rick Perry has been barnstorming the country, extolling the virtues of doing business in the Lone Star State. He’s packin’ a lot of ammo: Texas leads in job-creating projects and in attracting relocations. From the September/October 2013 issue.



San Antonio Economic Development Foundation To Sponsor LiveXchange!

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  San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Texas 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, 17 economic development agencies from the United States and Canada have signed up as sponsors. The current roster of 2014 sponsors now includes:     Brick City Development Corporation, New Jersey     Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), New York     Centerpoint Energy     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     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!


COVER STORY: Shovel Ready Sites Are Growing From The Ground Up

Aerial View of the Pine City Technology Park in Pine City, MN (Photo: Nathan Johnson, City Planner).

Many locations are gaining an advantage in the battle for new projects with pre-certification programs for available sites. From the September/October 2013 issue.


Jason Hickey, Mark Williams to Speak at 2014 LiveXchange

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Jason Hickey, President, Hickey & Associates, and Mark Williams, President, Strategic Development Group, have 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, Myrtle Beach, SC. Mark Williams is a nationally recognized site selection expert with a unique combination of private sector and government site location and economic development experience. During his extensive 23-year career, he has worked with hundreds of U.S.-based and global corporation executives to find facility locations and negotiate location incentives.  Strategic Development Group has directed site selection activities for over $2 billion in U.S.-based investments over the last five years. Jason Hickey is the President of Hickey & Associates, a global Site Selection and Public Incentive support firm specializing in location selection strategies; federal, state and local incentives; public and private partnerships and regulatory assistance. 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!


SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Stephen Moret, Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development

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Louisiana’s Stephen Moret talks to BF editors about LED FastStart and Detroit climbs back into the game. From the July/August 2013 issue.


New Sponsor Joins LiveXchange!

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Buffalo Niagara Enterprise of New York 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, 16 economic development agencies from the United States and Canada have signed up as sponsors. The current roster of 2014 sponsors now includes:     Brick City Development Corporation, New Jersey     Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), New York     Centerpoint Energy     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     Region of Durham, Ontario, Canada     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!


BUSINESS REPORT: Virginia – HDL Expands Offices, Labs At VA BioTechnology Research Park

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The diagnostic leader will occupy nearly five football fields of space in its expanded research and office complex in the heart of downtown Richmond. From the July/August 2013 issue.