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BF: What economic advantages does Texas offer that have kept the state atop Allied’s relocation destination list for the last four years? SM: Texas is often at the top our list due to a number of factors. First, it’s a large state with a large population; therefore, it’s likely to have a greater percentage of […]

60 Seconds with Steve McKenna, Allied Van Lines, Vice President of Pricing and Contracts

60 Seconds with Steve McKenna, Allied Van Lines, Vice President of Pricing and Contracts

BF: What economic advantages does Texas offer that have kept the state atop Allied's relocation destination list for the last four years? SM: Texas is...

On the Front Lines

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

2008 Economic Deal of the Year Awards: Gold

Gold Award: Infrastructure, Education and Quality of Life Convince Rolls-Royce To Deliver a Jet-Powered Boost for Growth in Virginia

2008 Economic Deal of the Year Awards: Silver

Silver Award: Tennessee Snares the Big Prize: Volkswagon's $1-billion Assembly Plant

2008 Economic Deal of the Year Awards: Bronze

Bronze Award: $2-billion Uranium Processing Plant Will Fuel Enrichment of Eastern Idaho's Economy

State of the Year Award: Michigan

The dovetailing of 10,000 new jobs and nearly $14 billion in corporate investment leads to a blowout victory for Michigan, our 2008 State of the Year.

Occupying a New Space in a Changing Real Estate Industry

The inside story of the $613 million merger of Jones Lang LaSalle and Staubach.

Supply Chain Priorities

Stories Include: Mississippi: The Right Location for Success - Baton Rouge, LA: Outpacing the Nation in Transportation Employment - Joplin, MO: Logistics Advantage Near the Nation's Largest Retailer - City of Hesperia, CA: New Rail Spurs New Opportunities in Logistics - Luxembourg: Putting Europe at Your Fingertips - Troy, OH: An Automotive Hub - Barstow, CA: Located at the Crossroads of Opportunity - Moreno Valley, CA: One of America's Fastest Growing Cities - Laurens County, SC: A Ready Workforce in a Great Location - Illinois Valley: Con-way's New Freight Facility Puts LaSalle on the Map - North Carolina's Piedmont Triad: World-Class Infrastructure With Ready Access.

Metro Spotlight: Greenville/Spartanburg, SC

The city of Greenville, SC is cut from a different cloth.

North Carolina Corporate Moves

FedEx Ground to Build Package Sorting Hub in Guilford County FedEx Ground will build a new southeast sort facility in Guilford County, NC. FedEx has...

Illinois: International Reach From America’s Heartland

The Land of Lincoln is now the fifth-largest exporting state in the U.S., shipping more than $48.73 billion worth of goods.

Don’t Miss Out on Mississippi

From metropolitan hubs to pastoral landscapes, Mississippi offers a broad range of business locations without losing its charming Southern spirit.

Getting the Most Out of Location Scouting

It is important to think strategically when planning to visit potential sites for a new plant.

60 Seconds with Phil Alvarez, President, RCN Metro Optical Networks

Felipe "Phil" Alvarez is president of RCN Metro Optical Networks, where he is responsible for all aspects of the business unit. Alvarez has more...

Best of the Best

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Prime Location: Kodak Develops a Megasite in Upstate New York

Eastman Business Park offers existing facilities, onsite power and water supplies, and 300 acres of undeveloped property for sale or lease.

Anatomy of a Deal: Studley Finds a New Space for MySpace

An inside look at how a leading broker found the perfect site in Los Angeles for Fox's burgeoning Interactive Media unit.

Asia: A Portrait of Growth

Policy reforms, economic shifts and offshoring are boosting emerging Far East economies.

Sky’s the Limit for High Tech in the Grand Canyon State

A skilled, knowledge-based workforce and a competitive business climate have given Arizona one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation.

The Lone Star State is Flexing its Muscles

Texas is bucking the economic trends and maintaining strong growth in income and employment.

Alabama Looks to Industry of the Future

To put Alabama ahead of the pack, Governor Bob Riley is investing in the robotics research industry.

Renaissance in Medical Plastics

Our aging population is the driving force behind tremendous growth in the plastics and medical device industries. Where will you grow your facility?

Ohio: Leading the Way

From logistics to plastics to electrical equipment, Ohio is surging into the front ranks. Here are the locations that will help your corporation become a leader as well.

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Tennessee Brings Home Top Honors for Economic Development

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