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Wayfair Selects Texas For New Customer Service Center

Wayfair Selects Texas For New Customer Service Center

Wayfair, Inc. has selected Bryan-College Station in the Research Valley region of Texas for its new customer service center, which will employ approximately 450 employees.
State of the Year Alabama

Business Facilities’ 2015 State of the Year: Alabama

The Crimson Tide is rolling, big time, and now it’s brought in our top honor: Alabama is BF’s 2015 State of the Year.
Iowa Incentives Support Over $53M In Capital Investments

Iowa Incentives Support Over $53M In Capital Investments

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board has awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to six companies for job creation and expansion projects.
Dow, DuPont Agriculture Company Reveals Corporate Locations

Dow, DuPont Reveal Agriculture Company Locations

The planned separation of DowDupont into three companies will create an Agriculture company corporate headquarters in Wilmington, DE with Global Business Centers in Indianapolis, IN and Johnston, IA.
UrbanTech NYC Will Support Building Smart And Sustainable Cities

UrbanTech NYC Will Support Building Smart And Sustainable Cities

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has launched UrbanTech NYC, a comprehensive program to help entrepreneurs and innovators address New York City’s most pressing urban challenges in sectors such as energy, waste, transportation, agriculture and water.

Eye Phone

Apple and Google vow to defend our privacy even if it kills us.
Keystone Innovation Zone

Pennsylvania Awards Early-Stage Tech Businesses Nearly $18M

The Keystone Innovation Zone Tax Credit supports entrepreneurship in and around Pennsylvania's colleges and universities.
NJ Angel Investor Tax Credit Program Invests $125M In Tech Companies

NJ Angel Investor Tax Credit Program Injects $125M In Tech Companies

Technology and biotechnology companies around New Jersey invested more than $51 million in 2015.
Aerospace and Defense Jobs Expected to Grow

Aerospace And Defense Jobs Expected To Grow

After several years of job losses, aerospace and defense sector employment is expected to grow in 2016 by more than 39,000 jobs in the U.S., according to Deloitte's new ”U.S. Aerospace & Defense Labor Market Study.”
TwelveStone Creating 200 Jobs At New Tennessee HQ

TwelveStone Creating 200 Jobs At New Tennessee HQ

TwelveStone Health Partners will invest $14.9 million to build a new corporate headquarters, expanding its Murfreesboro, TN operations and creating 200 new jobs.
Commercial Real Estate To See Moderate Growth In 2016

Commercial Real Estate To See Moderate Growth In 2016

Low interest rates, punctuated with bouts of pessimism and volatility, are likely to continue in 2016, supporting moderate growth in commercial rents and investment sales volume globally, according to CBRE.
Foreign Investment Drives Record U.S. Real Estate Volumes.

Foreign Investment Drives Record U.S. Commercial Real Estate Volumes

Volatility in global markets is not expected to deter foreign investment; industrial sector sees record levels, according to JLL.
Emser Tile To Invest $16.25M In Virginia Distribution Center

Emser Tile To Invest $16.25M In Virginia

Emser Tile will invest $16.25 million to establish a new East Coast distribution center in CenterPoint Intermodal Center in the City of Suffolk, VA.
Panasonic Opens Engineering & Fabrication Center in Metro Dallas

Panasonic Opens Engineering & Fabrication Center in Metro Dallas

The new custom manufacturing facility in Coppell, Texas will be the operations base for Panasonic's videoboard and digital signage business.
Robots

Rise of the Machines

The deployment of industrial robots is expected to double over the next three years.
NBCUniversal Telemundo Building Global HQ In Miami

NBCUniversal Telemundo Building Global HQ In Miami

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is set to break ground on its new 450,000-square-foot global headquarters on approximately 21 acres in Florida’s Miami-Dade County.
Jack Daniel's To Undergo $140M Expansion

Jack Daniel’s To Undergo $140M Expansion

The $140 million investment will be used to build two new barrelhouses and expand the existing bottling facility at the company's Lynchburg, TN facility.
TopShip Investing $68M In Mississippi Shipbuilding Operation

TopShip Investing $68M In Mississippi Shipbuilding Operation

Edison Chouest Offshore will receive more than $36M in incentives, including grants, workforce training, and infrastructure improvement assistance to establish its TopShip facility.
RV Manufacturer Doubling Production in Indiana

RV Manufacturer Doubling Production in Indiana

Highland Ridge RV, a manufacturer of towable RVs, will expand its operations in LaGrange County, IN, creating up to 65 new jobs by 2019.
Top 10 Metros Exceeding U.S. Job Growth Expectations

Top 10: Metros Exceed Job Growth Expectations

While the U.S. economy has enjoyed steady job growth in recent years, some cities are capturing a larger share of total job creation than others, thanks in large part to factors unique to their local economies.

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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.

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.