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Fire at Fukushima Reactor Spews Radiation

The evacuation expands as 50 remaining plant workers struggle to put out a fire in a basin containing spent fuel rods from reactor No. 4.

How To Help

Here is a brief list of relief organizations and information services that are mobilizing to help the people of Japan: The U.S. State Department...

Nuclear Crisis Grows In Japan

A third reactor at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant lost its cooling capabilities today. Technicians are desperately pumping seawater into the containment vessels of...

Michelin Invests $50 Million in IN Facility

Michelin North America has confirmed plans to invest $50 million to upgrade equipment and expand production at the company’s BFGoodrich Tire manufacturing...

Meltdown Feared at Nuclear Plant in Japan

Japan warned there could be a small radiation leak from a nuclear reactor whose cooling system was knocked by Friday's massive earthquake, ...

Automation Engineering Expands in SC

SC Gov. Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Greenville Area Development Corporation have announced that Automation Engineering Corporation will expand...

Bartlett Dairy Coming to Newark, NJ

Brick City Development Corp., Newark, NJ’s economic development catalyst, has announced it has completed the sale of a 105,000-square-foot  South Ward Industrial Park site...

Jackson Lab to Locate in Sarasota County

Jackson Laboratory has announced it will build a new $130-million research facility in Sarasota County, BradentonTimes.com reports. The project, to be known as The Jackson...
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North Carolina Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of North Carolina financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Ground Broken for Nucor Steel Plant in Louisiana

At a ceremony in Convent, LA, ground was broken this week for the first phase of Nucor's new $3.4-billion multiphase iron and steel manufacturing...

Indiana EDC Supports Entrepreneur Network

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has created a new program aimed at attracting new resources and increasing access to capital for Indiana...

Lockheed Martin Invests $26 million in Kentucky Facility

Gov. Steve Beshear has announced Lockheed Martin is reaffirming its commitment to Kentucky with a $26 million investment at Lexington’s Bluegrass Station.  The...

Green Light Turns Yellow

Historians call the period from 1876 to 1905 the Second Industrial Revolution in America. Here's a quick rundown of the innovations that remade the...

KBA Funds National Animal Health Center of Innovation

A new "high-speed lane" will be built along the Animal Health Corridor that spans Kansas and Missouri, thanks to a $1-million investment by the...

Native Americans Sue to Block U.S. Solar Projects

Native Americans are going to court to block the federal government from implementing plans to fast-track approval and construction of massive ...

Ashley, IN Snares Two Distribution Centers

Western Power Sports, Inc. has announced it will locate a distribution center in Ashley, creating up to 40 new jobs by 2012. Western Power Sports...

Air Force Tanker Decision Fuels 50,000 Aerospace Jobs

The Pentagon has announced it has picked Boeing Co. to begin building a fleet of 179 new aerial refueling tankers. The $3.5-billion contract to...

What’s in a name?

Loyal visitors to this space know that we always are interested in the efforts of state, regional and local economicrndevelopment agencies to rebrand their...

Tropicana Expands in Florida

Tropicana Products Inc. plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Manatee County, according to the Manatee Economic Development Council. The new...

Austin Powder Plans Facility in Green County, TN

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that an Ohio-based explosives company is planning to build a manufacturing plant in Greene County, TN that will...

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BF Location Video: Sundance 2014 – Reconstructing Utah

"What if you woke up tomorrow and everything you'd come to know about Utah was gone?" Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert rallies a team of business and community leaders to highlight what makes Utah a top state for business. Enjoy this fast, fun movie trailer for "Reconstructing Utah!"

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Gap, Inc. Expanding Gallatin, TN Distribution Facility

The global retailer will invest $35 million, create more than 100 new jobs in Middle Tennessee over next five years.

Italian Paper Company Breaks Ground In Ohio

Sofidel Group’s new $300 million integrated paper mill is expected to bring 300 jobs to Circleville, OH.

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As the 10th largest city in Florida and the largest city in Southwest Florida, Cape Coral is an ideal location for relocating businesses due to its large, talented and available workforce.

Surveys & Research

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.

Lack Of Skilled Talent A Threat To Meeting Business Goals

Sixty-seven percent of companies are more concerned about employee turnover than they were last year, according to a new survey by Randstad US.

London, New York Top Global Cities 2016

A.T. Kearney’s Global Cities 2016 can help businesses make key investment decisions such as where to place regional and global headquarters, as well as manufacturing and research hubs.

Chinese Real Estate Investment Plays Growing Role In U.S. Economy

Chinese investment in U.S. real estate has grown dramatically since 2010, according to a new report by Asia Society and Rosen Consulting Group.