You Are Here: Home » Online Features (Page 115)

2010 RANKINGS: TX, VA Have Best Business Climate

For the second year in a row, Texas has taken the top prize in Business Facilities' coveted Best Business Climate ranking. There are more than 20 input factors that helped determine the final outcome in Business Facilities' assessment of this flagship category, including its rankings for Cost of Labor, Business Tax Climate, Quality of Life, Transportation Infrastructure, Educated Workforce and Economic Grow ...

Read more

2010 RANKINGS: Louisiana Leads In Workforce Training

Louisiana has come out on top of Business Facilities’ new ranking of state workforce traning programs, released today. The Bayou State grabbed the top slot in this new rankings category with its FastStart program. “Louisiana has established the gold standard for workforce training solutions with its innovative FastStart program,” said Business Facilities Editor-in-Chief Jack Rogers. “The availability of cus ...

Read more

2010 RANKINGS: AZ, IA, MI Top Alt Energy List

Arizona, Iowa and Michigan took the top three positions in Business Facilities' new ranking for Alternative Energy Industry Leaders, released today. The alternative energy leadership ranking is a new category in the magazine’s annual Rankings Report, assessing to top alternative energy manufacturers and leaders in renewable power generation in solar, wind, biofuels and advanced battery development. Accordin ...

Read more

2010 RANKINGS: KS, TX Surge in Biotech

Kansas and Texas flexed their biotech muscles in Business Facilities’ annual Rankings Report, released today. Kansas has been ranked the #5 state in the nation in Biotechnology Strength. The 2010 ranking is a major leap forward for the Sunflower State, which ranked ninth in the biotech category last year and tied for 10th in 2008.  Texas surged from sixth place to second place in the Biotechnology Strength ...

Read more

Ohio Economic Development Grants Create 703 Jobs

Ohio’s Controlling Board recently approved nearly $1.2 million in economic development grants, which will help a number of manufacturers expand or upgrade their operations. The grants, which leverage more than $110 million in investment by the companies and agencies that will receive them, are expected to create 703 jobs and retain 1,783 positions, according to the state. In addition to several cities that ...

Read more

Raytheon Picks Alabama for $75-million Missile Plant

Raytheon Missile Systems has announced it will build a new $75-million missile factory in Huntsville, AL. The plant will be used for final assembly and testing of Standard Missile-3 Block IB, a sea-based missile interceptor, and the Standard Missile-6, an advanced ship-defense weapon, the Tucson, AZ-based company said. The Alabama site will employ an estimated 300 workers at an annual average wage of $60,00 ...

Read more

Christie Moves to Take Over AC District

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to make public a plan today that could bring Atlantic City’s casino district under state control, according to a report in pressofAtlanticCity.com . Sources said a key a key recommendation would turn over the tourism district of Atlantic City to state oversight, primarily in order to give the state an active role over the gambling mecca’s tourism and to make sure c ...

Read more

NH Teams with Spain’s Gestamp to Push Bioenergy

Concord-based Clean Power Development LLC has signed a partnership agreement with Gestamp Biomass -- a division of Gestamp Renewables of Madrid, Spain -- to develop, finance and operate biomass energy projects across the Northeast, including a project in Berlin that is expected to generate some 29 megawatts and several hundred jobs, according to a report in the New Hampshire Business Review. "The Berlin pro ...

Read more

Let Paul Make The Call

  “Oh what joy for every girl and boy Knowing they're happy and they're safe.” -    Ringo Starr   Paul the Octopus is in great demand these days. Following his uncanny star turn picking the winner of soccer’s World Cup, it seems that everyone wants a piece of the eight-tentacled sea creature. This week, a Russian “bookmaking company” offered the Sea Life Center in Oberhausen, Germany – Paul’s curr ...

Read more

Hyundai Heavy Industries Puts Plant in Alabama

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley has announced that Hyundai Heavy Industries will locate its first U.S. plant in Montgomery, bringing 500 jobs. The $90 million Hyundai Electrical Systems Alabama Inc. plant, which will be 220,000-square-feet on 100 acres in Montgomery’s Interstate Industrial Park, is one of two economic development announcements state officials are making this month. Hyundai Electrical System’s Alabam ...

Read more

© 2014 Business Facilities Magazine | Group C Media | Privacy Policy | Terms Of Use