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Two New Sponsors Join LiveXchange!

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Two new communities have 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.  The new sponsors are the Brick City Development Corporation of Newark, NJ and the Region of Durham, Ontario, Canada. So far, 15 economic development agencies from the United States and Canada have signed up as sponsors. Many have successfully sponsored previous LiveXchange events and are making sure to reserve their spots early. The current roster of 2014 sponsors now includes: Brick City Development Corporation, New Jersey 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: Alabama – Donghee America Plans $48-Million Fuel Tank Plant In Auburn

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Alabama’s automotive manufacturing sector is hitting on all cylinders, as OEM assembly plants and the supplier network that supports them continue to expand. From the July/August 2013 issue.



BUSINESS REPORT: Tennessee — Alcoa Expands Auto Sheet Operation In Blount County

(Foreground, from left) DOE Assistant Secretary David Danielson joined Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, Council on Competitiveness CEO Deborah Wince-Smith and Gov. Bill Haslam for the dedication of DOE’s Carbon Fiber Technology Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (Photo: ORNL.gov.)

The industry giant is gearing up to meet the demand as the amount of aluminum in cars is expected to increase fourfold by 2015, tenfold by 2025.



Sponsors Lining Up To Be Part of 2014 LiveXchange!

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Sponsors are already lining up to be part of 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. With the event eight months away, 14 economic development agencies from across the United States have already signed up as sponsors. Many have successfully sponsored previous LiveXchange events and are making sure to reserve their spots early. The current roster of 2014 sponsors includes: 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 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: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – State Rankings

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Our 9th annual report card of the state, metro and international pecking order features more than 50 rankings categories, including new energy rankings and a close look at which locations are maintaining/upgrading critical infrastructure. From the July/August 2013 issue.


FEATURE STORY: Logistics Clusters Are Jobs Magnets

The port of Singapore is one of the five busiest ports in the world, most notable for being the busiest transshipment port in Asia. (Photo: Bon.lt.com.)

As more companies understand the advantages of near-instant access to their markets, the trend of service businesses partnering with logistics providers will continue to grow.


BUSINESS REPORT: Maryland — SSA’s New Data Hub Moves Forward In Urbana

The new SSA Data Center, situated atop a pastoral landscape, will blend seamlessly into the surrounding site.

The National Support Center Project includes a new $192-million data center, which will replaces a 34-year-old facility, as well as office and warehouse space.


COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – Metro And Global Rankings

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Baton Rouge tops the field in economic growth potential; China surges into the lead in renewable energy investment. From the July/August 2013 issue.