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Glass Manufacturer Expanding In Fremont, IN

Minnesota-based Cardinal IG will expand in Steuben County, IN investing $2.3M and creating up to 38 jobs by 2019.
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Columbus, OH Wins $50M Smart City Challenge

The winnings will be used to link neighborhoods and improve mobility for residents, encourage additional growth, and provide an environment for technology companies to locate in Columbus.
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Workforce Training: Engineering A Skilled Workforce

States, regions, businesses and higher ed resources are joining forces in an aggressive and innovative effort to fill the skilled labor shortage in the United States.
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Southern California Water Recycling Project To Make History

The $110 million state-of-the-art water treatment plant will enable the Water Replenishment District to develop the first locally sustainable groundwater basins in California.
Shelby County

Japan’s Largest Steel Producer Expanding In Indiana

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation's $50M investment will create up to 70 new jobs in Shelby County, IN by 2021.
downtown revitalization

Tennessee Targets Downtowns For Revitalization

The 12 communities chosen will take part in the fifth round of the state’s downtown revitalization program.
life sciences incubator

New Jersey’s CCIT Helps Companies Generate Over $130M In Revenues

The Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (CCIT), the Garden State’s leading life sciences incubator, is a hub of activity within New Jersey’s technology sector.
Montreal

Montreal Named 2016 Intelligent Community of the Year

Intelligent Community Forum jury found that “Montreal played the innovation game at the highest possible level.”

Homeland Insecurity

It's time to take the $65-billion annual budget of the Department of Homeland Security and spend it on the people who can really protect us.
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)

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.
skilled talent

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.
Minnesota Job Skills Partnership

U.S. Distilled Products Co. Gets Grant To Train Workers

The Princeton, MN company will work with Anoka-Ramsey Community College to develop a training program, thanks to a grant from the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership.
Determine Inc.

Silicon Valley Tech Firm Relocating HQ To Indiana

Determine Inc. CEO cites Indiana’s workforce, strong technology sector, centralized location, and quality of life as factors in the move.
Nashville Hunter Industrial

Hunter Industrial Locating HQ, Production Center In Nashville

The ceiling fan manufacturer, new division of the Hunter Fan Company, will invest $1.4 million and create 41 new jobs in Nashville, TN.
HighRes Biosolutions

HighRes Biosolutions Breaks Ground For New Corporate HQ

The laboratory automation product company is moving to a new facility in Beverly, MA with help from the city's Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Program.
mississippi development authority

Mississippi Development Authority: Location Spotlight Of The Week

Mississippi has a proven track record in recruiting world-class companies to the state and providing a favorable business environment which promotes continued industry success. Visit the Mississippi Development Authority Location Spotlight to learn more.

Microsoft Plans To Purchase LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion Cash

LinkedIn, based in Mountain View, California, has over 430 million users in 200 countries/territories and averages about 2 new members per second. This (potential) acquisition gives Microsoft an opportunity to solidify its foothold as the "the world's leading professional cloud and network".
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Drone Technology Improves Infrastructure Inspections

Organizations in Michigan like the MEDC are encouraging and supporting startups in a way that isn’t necessarily available in other states, according to the CEO of Ann Arbor, MI-based SkySpecs.

Brexit or Fix It?

The outcome of this month's referendum in the UK may determine if the European Union is headed for the dustbin of history.
Siloam Springs Arkansas

State Focus – Arkansas: Expect the Unexpected

You’ll find the best of both worlds in Arkansas: a folksy place where people still say hello to strangers on the street, while cutting-edge technology is embraced on local plant floors.

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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.

Foreign Direct Investment: On the Rebound?

U.S. and China hold top two Foreign Direct Investment positions for fourth straight year; Canada ranks #3; Germany rises to #4 to lead Europe.