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Nearly 17,000 new jobs and more than $4.4 billion in capital investment came to Alabama in 2013.

Business Report: A Rising Tide Of New Jobs, Investment Rolls Into Alabama

Magazine | Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions


http://businessfacilities.com/2014/07/rising-tide-of-new-jobs-investment-alabama/
Nearly 17,000 new jobs and more than $4.4 billion in capital investment came to Alabama in 2013.

Business Report: A Rising Tide Of New Jobs, Investment Rolls Into Alabama

Business Report: A Rising Tide Of New Jobs, Investment Rolls Into Alabama

Nearly 17,000 new jobs and more than $4.4 billion in capital investment came to Alabama in 2013.

First Word: Covering The Bases

In this issue, we needed the digital equivalent of a shoehorn to make sure all the big hitters were in the lineup. Leading off is our Global Biotech Report, followed by an inside look at Indiana.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds… With Michael Finney, President And CEO, Michigan Economic Development

Michigan Economic Development's president and CEO provides insight into the state's incentives and investments in large and small businesses.

Feature Story: Shovel-Ready Sites – Fired Up, Ready To Go

Matching industrial projects to infrastructure-rich sites that are certified as shovel-ready is essential to winning the site-selection battle.

Feature Story: Indiana Governor’s Report – Homegrown Success In The Hoosier State

A skilled workforce and ultra-efficient government services make Indiana fertile ground for business growth and an attractive landing spot for foreign investment.

Cover Story: Global Biotech Report

A resurgent bioscience sector pulls Europe into recovery, while U.S. biotech leaders train the next generation of an essential skilled workforce.

Business Report: Chicago Will Host Digital Manufacturing And Design Innovation Institute

The $320-million digital lab is one of four innovation hubs in the Obama administration’s program to spur advanced manufacturing.

Business Report: Oilfield Supplier Tejas Tubular Sets New Plant in Norfolk, NE

A new 350,000-square-foot steel products manufacturing facility will create more than 200 new jobs.

Business Report: Lindt Expands To Add Ghirardelli Line In Stratham, NH

The New Hampshire facility is the chocolate maker’s only plant outside of Switzerland that can process its products from start to finish.

Business Report: GEICO Expansion Brings 1,000 New Jobs To Katy, TX

The Lone Star State’s job-creating juggernaut shows no signs of abating as new projects proliferate across a broad range of industries.

Business Report: Garden State Growth Zones Aim to Lift New Jersey’s Cities

Developers can maximize cost credits up to 40 percent for projects in Paterson, Passaic, Trenton and Camden.

State Focus: Pennsylvania – Built To Advance

As the keystone state supports the industries of today, Pennsylvania also is well-positioned for tomorrow.

State Focus: Arkansas – Easy To Reach, Easy To Grow

A strong, centrally located transportation infrastructure, a skilled workforce and a warm business climate make Arkansas an attractive venue.

State Focus: Minnesota’s Formula For Success

The North Star State has definitely seen the economic light, with achievements that read like a recipe rundown.

BF LiveXchange News: 2015 Location & Dates Announced

Next year's Business Facilities LiveXchange exclusive site selection event will take place May 3-5, 2015 at Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Industry Focus: Logistics – Going With The Flow

To service customers efficiently, tailored logistics and transportation solutions are essential to ensure coordinated goods movement from origin to end user through each supply chain segment.

First Word: We’re No. 1

What a difference five years can make. The U.S. has undergone nothing short of an Energy Revolution and reclaimed it position as the world's largest energy producer.

Location Focus: New York – The Empire State Leverages Its Strengths

New York is leveraging its world-class higher education system with an aggressive incentives program geared to business startups.

March/April 2014 Issue (Volume 47, Number 2)

This issue examines the latest developments in New Energy around the country, while recapping the magazine's 2014 Economic Development Achievement Awards.

BF LiveXchange News: Corporate Executives And Economic Developers Meet At 10th Annual Event

Companies in attendance have potential to create more than 5,200 new jobs, over $895 million in capital investments.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds… With Lesley Whatley, Director, START-UP NY

START-UP NY officially launched on January 1, 2014 and has already received significant interest from the business community. Find out how this new program is taking off.

Industry Focus: MidAmerica’s World-Class Flow Chart

How strategic water planning gave a 9,000-acre industrial park in the middle of rural Oklahoma a “clear, clean and abundant” advantage in a global market.

LiveXchange 2014 Presentation: Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs, and Energy Costs for Major Projects

At this year's LiveXchange, returning speaker Mark Williams of Strategic Development Group shared his thoughts on "Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs, and Energy Costs for Major Projects."

Feature Story: Aiming For The Top In Utah

When Gov. Gary Herbert took office, he set a lofty goal of making Utah the top-performing state economy. Four years and thousands of jobs later, the Beehive state is poised to plant its flag at the summit.

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Featured Location Spotlight

Hoosier Energy: Location Spotlight Of The Week

The Hoosier Energy Power Network’s Economic Development team is dedicated to providing valuable site selection information and assistance to companies considering a relocation or expansion in Indiana or Illinois.

Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: Zibo, A City of Charm, Suitable for Both Residence and Business

Zibo is listed as one of China's Top 50 Cities in Competitive Strength year after year since 1992. In 2015, Zibo ranked 40th in China's Top 100 Cities of Comprehensive Strength and 35th in Forbes' Best Commercial City in Mainland China.

Surveys & Research

Top 10 Tech Trends For 2017

Top 10 Tech Trends For 2017 The technology sector is still the United States’ leading industry for real estate expansion and employment growth, according to JLL.

Corporate Expansion Projections Highest Since Early 2015

Buoyed by higher profit growth expectations, business executives are predicting an increase in corporate expansion for the coming year, according to the third quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey.

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.