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Integreon Opens Global Delivery Center In Austin, TX

Integreon, a global provider of outsourced legal and business services, expands into Austin for its highly skilled and creative workforce, creating more than 100 jobs.

Business Facilities’ 2015 Metro Rankings Report: Austin, Nashville, Raleigh Are Metro Frontrunners

Austin, TX added to its impressive record of success in Business Facilities’ Metro Rankings Report with the best across-the-board showing in the magazine’s 2015 edition.

Business Facilities’ 11th Annual Rankings Report: Texas, Utah Top Flagship Business, Economic Categories

Our 11th annual rankings report is Business Facilities’ most comprehensive evaluation to date of state, metro and international leaders in more than 50 critical categories essential to site selection choices.

2015 State Rankings Report: TX, CA, IN Notch Best Across-the-Board Results

Texas, California and Indiana posted the best across–the-board results in Business Facilities’ 11th annual State Rankings Report.

General Motors Invests $1.4 Billion for Arlington Plant Upgrades

In its largest single plant investment in the U.S. this year, General Motors has announced $1.4 billion for a range of improvements to its Arlington Assembly Plant to more competitively produce high-quality full-size SUVs.

MOTIVE Launches Real Estate Tech Accelerator In Dallas

MOTIVE, the Southwest’s only real estate technology-focused accelerator, kicked-off in Dallas with a roster of backers, and an inaugural class scheduled for Fall 2015.

NTS Communications Provides Gigabit Fiber Internet To Downtown Lubbock, TX

NTS Communications, Inc. ("NTS") has announced that it has launched a new Gigabit Fiber network in Lubbock, TX.

S&C, Schneider Electric, And Oncor Complete Microgrid

Posted by Heidi Schwartz S&C Electric Company, a smart grid company, and Schneider Electric, a provider of energy management services, have announced the unveiling an advanced microgrid for...

Grounded

As Amazon aims to fill our skies with mini-drones, the Supreme Court brings it down to Earth on sales tax collections.

Clariant Oil & Mining Services Breaks Ground In Texas

The campus, which is slated to be complete by fall 2013, will allow the company to double its workforce in The Woodlands by 2015. Sep 13, 2012 @ 2:43 PM

GM To Add 500 New IT Jobs In Austin, TX

Austin was chosen for an Innovation Center because the city already has people with the skills GM is seeking: 46,000, according to the May 2011 BLS Occupational Employment Report. Sep 10, 2012 @ 12:38 PM

COVER STORY: 2012 Business Facilities Rankings Report

It's time for our annual exercise, separating wheat from chaff in the fertile fields of development. As always, our rankings point to growth potential. But in a struggling economy, we're also giving extra credit for real jobs. From the July/August 2012 issue

Alternative Energy Powers the New Economy

Locations across the country have made renewable energy central to their economic recovery strategies. The race is on to claim a leadership position in solar, wind, geothermal and biofuel generation and manufacturing.

The Lone Star State is Flexing its Muscles

Texas is bucking the economic trends and maintaining strong growth in income and employment.

Foreign-Trade Zones—Global Expansion at Reduced Cost

Economic developers can leverage the benefits of FTZs to attract jobs and investment, while facilitating maintenance and expansion of their industrial base.

Information Technology: No Signs of a Slowdown

When it comes to innovation and a talented workforce, these are the locations that merit a close look.

Austin, Texas – Metro Spotlight

The Green Heart of Central Texas Nestled in the center of Texas, the Greater Austin metropolitan area, comprised of 11 cities in five counties,...

Texas Corporate Moves

 Orgill Opens Number Six in Kilgore In the first quarter of 2008, Orgill, Inc. plans to open its 530,000-square-foot distribution center in Kilgore, TX, 120...

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