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Missouri Gets $1.2 Million for Green Jobs Training

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has been awarded an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant. The state of Missouri, through the Missouri Department...

Eminently Wrong

In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that sent shock waves through everyone who assumed that the government could not seize...

Owens Corning Expands in N. Memphis

The company is investing $22 million in its Tennessee laminates facility. Owens Corning is investing $22 million in an expansion of its North Memphis, TN,...

Blackhawk Composites to Open Plant in KY

Governor Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes announced Blackhawk Composites, Inc., a start-up manufacturer of advanced aerospace composite parts,...

High-Tech Worker Visas Still Available

We have been reporting for some time in this space that the shortage of skilled workers in the U.S. has been exacerbated in recent...

New South Lumber Co. Expanding

Gov. Mark Sanford, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Darlington County Economic Development Partnership this week joined New South Lumber Company, a...

LiveXchange Keynote: Carbon Credits Will Shape the New Economy

The shape of the new economy is going to be defined by an emerging $3-trillion global market in carbon emissions credits, attendees at the...

Michigan Fund Aids Diversification

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) President and CEO Greg Main have announced that the Michigan Supplier Diversification Fund will...

Dell Shutting Computer Plant in NC

Dell announced this week it will close its desktop computer manufacturing plant near Winston-Salem, NC by the end of January. The plant,...

Is your roofing cool?

As sustainable development has quickly moved from an admirable goal to a requirement, everyone needs to get up to speed on the terminology...

WHERE THE JOBS ARE!

Each year, our LiveXchange event provides a fertile meeting ground for site selectors and senior economic developers. This year—as every sector battles its way...

IVC US Invests $70 million in Dalton, GA

IVC US is investing $70 million in an upgrade of its Dalton, GArnfacility, installing what it says will be the longest vinyl productionrnline in...

Texas-sized venue

If King Kong was the Eighth Wonder of the World, the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX surely is the Ninth. The Cowboys new...

Siemens Breaks Ground for Turbine Plant

The Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce joined Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson, state and community leaders and company executives from Siemens Energy today to break...

Swiss Top U.S. in Competitiveness

Switzerland has scored first place in The Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010 issued by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum according to Mario Brossi, North American...

Golden State vs. Silver State

Everyone is familiar with those cheeky TV commercials with the tagline ''Whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.'' Well, we recently came across something...

One year later

It has been exactly one year since Lehman Bros. vanished into a black hole and almost took the global financial system with...

Pay no attention to the man behind the label

Ever since the U.S. surgeon general warned in the early '60s that cigarettes cause lung cancer, the tobacco industry has waged a...

Hangar 17

Hangar 17 at New York's Kennedy Airport is large enough to accommodate several jumbo jets, but it is not used to house aircraft. Strewn ...

National Office Furniture Plant Goes Green

Gov. Steve Beshear andrnEconomic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes have announced thatrnNational Office Furniture, a business unit of Kimball InternationalrnInc., will invest more than...

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BF Location Video: Nanotechnology In Mississippi Works

Dr. Joe Lichtenhan, president and CEO of Hybrid Plastics, explains how his company sought a facility in a manufacturing friendly state with access to high quality educational resources.

Latest Blog Posts

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.

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.

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.