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More Carbon = More Jobs?

California’s ballot initiatives, which permit voters to make sweeping changes in state laws by passing statewide referendums, have sometimes had long-lasting and unintended consequences...

Science/Tech Park Planned for Western NY

The Genesee County Economic Development Center is laying the groundwork for the creation of  the Western New York Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park...

Angels of Wall Street

Nearly 20 months after the fiscal collapse they engineered almost destroyed the global economy, the movers-and-shakers on Wall Street have had an epiphany. At a...

Cape Wind Inks Deal With Siemens Energy

Although it still is awaiting a federal permit to build a controversial offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound, Boston-based Cape Wind has signed an...

Rebuilding Haiti to Cost $3.9 Billion

The Haitian government this week presented to international donors at a special United Nations conference in New York a $3.9-billion plan to rebuild the...

Tampa, Atlanta Least-Expensive for Business

Very competitive labor costs along with moderately-low office/industrial leasing and sales tax costs help make Tampa the least-costly place to do business among 22...

Utah Wants to Grab Federal Land

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has authorized the use of eminent domain to take some of the U.S. government-owned land in the state and turn...

NY OKs $279M for Small-Scale Energy Projects

New York State’s Public Service Commission has approved a $279-million funding package for small-scale renewable energy projects over the next five years. The plan...

EnerDel Plans Lithium Battery Plant in Indiana

Lithium battery-maker EnerDel is planning a new manufacturing plant at the Mount Comfort Business Park in Hancock County, IN. The company says it expects...

Colorado Adopts 30% Renewable Energy Standard

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter has signed a bill mandating that the state generate 30 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by...

Ohio Approves 348-Megawatt Wind Farm

The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) has approved agreements that  will allow two wind energy developers to construct up to 227 wind turbines in...

Great Leap Forward

  The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be made to understand it. -- Confucius A long-simmering dispute between...

Chevron Unveils Solar Testbed in CA

Chevron Corp. has unveiled a huge solar energy test facility in California, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The oil giant ...

Caterpillar Expands in South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Commerce, Newberry County and the Central SC Alliance have announced Caterpillar plans to increase operations at its facility in...

MEDC Says MI Projects Yield 7,182 New Jobs

Michigan Economic Development Corp. is helping 11 companies grow in Michigan and also backing two brownfield redevelopment projects. Combined, the 13 projects are expected to...

Governors Call for National Renewable Energy Standard

The Governor’s Wind Energy Coalition, a bipartisan group of 29 governors, has called upon Congress to adopt a national renewable energy standard that would...

Click on Advanced Search to Get Home, Toto

Several U.S. cities are competing for a place in Google's “Fiber for Communities” program. The Internet giant is going to select several communities for...

RASCO to Relocate to Flint, MI

Renewable and Sustainable Companies (RASCO has been approved for tax credits that will help locate its headquarters to Flint, MI. RASCO said it will take...

Purdue to Boost High-Tech Push

Purdue University plans to get more involved in high-tech economic development efforts across the Northern Indiana Corridor, according to a report posted on The...

San Antonio Snares $3.7 Million in Solar Grants

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro has announced that the city has received $3.7 million in federal stimulus funds for solar panels at ...

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Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: City of Cape Coral

In this episode of Today in America, football legend Terry Bradshaw provides an overview of Cape Coral, Florida--a big city with a small town feel.

Latest Blog Posts

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.

Cape Coral Economic Development Office: Location Spotlight of the Week

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.

iCIMS Opts To Grow At New Jersey’s Bell Works

The SaaS company will join a collection of top-tier technology companies by moving its headquarters to the redesigned landmark building in Holmdel, NJ.

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.