Content related to ‘Economic Development’

Tennessee Still No. 1, AL and KY Coming Up Fast
In BF’s Automotive Manufacturing Strength Ranking

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The Volunteer State is still out front in our annual auto sweepstakes, but two surging contenders are laying down markers for next year’s contest.

LiveXchange 2014 Registration is Open!

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Experience what executives from Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric. ADP, DuPont and Toyota have known for 10 years: If you’re searching for new locations for your business, you need to attend Business Facilities LiveXchange. Registration for next year’s LiveXchange event, which will take place April 6-8, 2014 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC, is now open. In just two days out of the office, LiveXchange will provide you with the strategic, practical information you need to make intelligent location choices.  During the event you will: Meet personally with senior economic developers from across North America to discuss your location needs Attend seminars, workshops, and think tanks led by experts in the field of relocation Network with other delegates, leading site selection consultants and economic development representatives. All approved delegates are entitled to complimentary deluxe accommodations and meals at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Beach Resort and a $350 travel stipend. Click here to register today!

Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Washington, Utah
Shine in BF’s 9th Annual State Rankings Report

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The Lone Star State has another impressive across-the-board showing in our annual evaluation, with oil-rich ND surging into the top tier.

LiveXchange Update: Trends in Supply Chain and Logistics

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Corporate executives at this year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange event gave Tim Feemster’s workshop, “Mastering Logistics” rave reviews. Feemster, Managing Principal of Foremost Quality Logistics,  explored current trends in Supply Chain and Logistics and how they impact site selection, network design, and location decisions. With over 35 years of industry and consulting experience, Feemster specializes in supply chain and distribution network strategy, operations management in manufacturing and distribution environment, supply chain cost improvement, distribution center master planning, and economic development business planning.  Before joining FQL Logistics, Feemster was a senior manager in three manufacturing companies, a consultant, an executive in two third-party logistics providers, and a practice group leader in two real estate companies. For a copy of Feemster’s presentation, please click here to download the PDF. If you would like to link to or use any portion of this presentation, please source “Tim Feemster, Managing Principal, Foremost Quality Logistics.”

LiveXChange Update: Enabling The American Dream Is Not About Jobs

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In his LiveXchange seminar, “Enabling the American Dream,” Edward Burghard, CEO and Manager of The Burghard Group, introduced his Strengthening Brand America Project. The initiative helps economic development professionals better understand how to leverage the power of place branding as a strategy to become more globally competitive for capital investment. The message of Burghard’s presentation was “It’s NOT About Jobs. It’s About Enabling Residents To Better Achieve The American Dream.” Burghard argues that the ability to realize the American Dream is different depending on where you live. The ideal location is one that delivers the assets a company requires AND enables employees to achieve the American Dream. Locations where the American Dream is perceived to be more achievable have a competitive advantage in capital attraction that can be leveraged in their branding efforts. Click here for a copy of the presentation.

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Awards

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There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations that have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations. From the March/April 2013 issue.

LIVEXCHANGE UPDATE: “This is a conference you should have on your radar screen,” says Ed Burghard

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Ed Burghard, CEO & Manager, Burghard Group and a Business Facilities LiveXchange speaker, wrote the following about his experience at this year’s event.

Duke Energy Selects Five South Carolina Properties For Potential Industrial Development

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Ideal candidates for Duke Energy’s site readiness program are 75 acres or larger, served by the utility. A qualified site can be either best suited for a single, large industrial facility or data center, or well-suited for a potential industrial park (multi-tenant site).