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More Than Just Hot Air

Iowa is rapidly staking its claim as the number one wind-turbine manufacturing hub in the nation.

Up, Up, and Away in North Carolina

North Carolina's aerospace and aviation industry is flying high as it attracts high-caliber companies and creates well-paying jobs.

Germany: Europe’s Economic Juggernaut

World-famous for its expertise in automotive manufacturing and brewing beer, modern Germany also has established itself as a media magnet, an IT hub, and a finance center.

South Carolina Extends Its Global Reach

The Palmetto State's Department of Commerce is casting lines into international waters in an attempt to reel in foreign traders.

California: Boundless Business on the West Coast

With a bevy of financial incentives, acres of available land, and an assortment of creative thinkers, California is home to one of the largest state economies in the nation. Lucrative business deals await, and it's not too late to take part in this modern-day gold rush.

Bioscience: Building Block for Growth

The biotechnology and pharmaceuticals sectors have become engines for economic development across the country.

Metro Spotlight: Greensburg/Decatur, Indiana

A Location With Everything Going For It Uniquely situated along 1-74 between Indianapolis and Cincinnati, Greensburg/Decatur County has proven itself to be a great place...

Metro Spotlight: Spokane, Washington

Spokane: An Unspoken Success Story of the West Located on the eastern side of Washington state, 18 miles west of Idaho and 100 miles...

Mississippi Corporate Moves

  Toyoda Gosei Set to Build in Batesville In March, Toyoda Gosei North American Group announced plans to build a new automotive parts manufacturing plant in...

Tennessee Corporate Moves

  Chattanooga Gets a $1-Billion Windfall from Volkswagon Tennessee scored its largest economic development coup in more than a decade when Volkswagon Group of America announced...

West Virginia Corporate Moves

  First Major U.S. Coal-to-Liquids Plant to be Built in Benwood The nation's first modern coal-to-liquids plant will be built in the Marshall County Industrial Park...

Know When To Hold ‘Em

When a project gets put on the shelf, key players shouldn't put themselves on hold. They should be ready to leverage the situation to their advantage.

60 Seconds with P.S. Reilly, President and CEO of the Athena Institute

P.S. Reilly is the president and CEO of the Athena Institute, a Washington-based consulting firm for organizations seeking clean and sustainable solutions. BF: What initial...

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Economic Development 2.0

E-cities. Cyber communities. Broadband economies. Byte by byte, digital infrastructures are being built all around us, and visions of the future are becoming reality.

Building an Economic Force on the Great Plains

Governor Dave Heineman takes a hands-on approach to economic development as the biggest booster for the Nebraska Advantage.

Financial Centers: Critical Mass is Key

With so many new financial centers emerging in secondary cities around the U.S., where will your new location be?

Aerospace: What You Need To Fly High

Aerospace sales growth broke records for the fourth year in a row. Here's where to go to plan for your next expansion.

Everything’s Big in Texas

With an economy growing three times faster than the national average, Texas may be the state for your next big move.

Florida Corporate Moves

Piper Aircraft Decides to Stay and Expand in Vero Beach A highly competitive, two-year site selection process ended favorably for Florida when Piper Aircraft announced...

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Japanese Automotive Manufacturer Growing in Indiana

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Rogers Corporation Relocating Global HQ To Arizona

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Surveys & Research

New Jobs To Drive Migration To Middle America

Strong job growth on the coasts has been drawing people away from Middle America, but experts predict the trend will reverse.

CRE Functions Becoming More Aligned With C-Suite

A recent survey of corporate real estate executives finds an increased focus on the strategic aspects of CRE within companies.

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.