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Tilson Expands Indiana HQ, Creating 245 New Jobs

Tilson will invest $1.55 million to renovate and expand its current headquarters in Greenwood, IN, creating up to 245 new jobs by 2020.

Commercial Real Estate Forecast 2015

National office vacancy rates are forecast to slightly decrease 0.1% over the coming year as the demand for office space slowly improves, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) quarterly commercial real estate forecast.

New Data And Analytics Platform Offers Holistic View

The new data and analytics platform integrates corporate real estate data with sales, workforce, finance, economic data to offer a holistic view.

Demos and Kratos

The European Union is leaving Greece, not the other way around.
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AZZ To Build “Greenfield” Galvanizing Services Plant in Reno, NV

AZZ incorporated will build a new hot-dip galvanizing plant on a 25-acre site located in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center east of Sparks, Nevada. The Reno plant will be an environmentally friendly, state-of-the-art, 50,000-square foot facility.

RealNex Launches Commercial Real Estate Portal

Commercial real estate technology company RealNex has launched an interactive web-based hub for quick access to tools and services.
The 108-acre Centennial Industrial Park features 58 acres that are ready to build and available for sale or lease; an adjacent 50 acres, available for future development, is ideal for light industry, advanced manufacturing and supply-chain support.

State Focus: Washington – A Legendary Place To Do Business

Construction cranes are dotting the idyllic skies in the northwest, where, among other projects, the new world headquarters of Amazon is taking shape amid a bustling real estate market.
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Qore Systems, LLC To Invest $12.8M In First Virginia Operation

Qore Systems, LLC will invest $12.8 million to relocate from Arizona and establish its first Virginia operation in Highlands Business Park, creating 140 new jobs.

Four Things NOT To Do To Be A Smart Cities Leader

A new study of smart cities by the UK research organization Nesta has uncovered valuable insights by looking deeper at smart cities underachievers.
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NSF Awards $12M To Spur Engineering Education Revolution

Six universities receive NSF funding to redesign undergraduate engineering and computer science education. The RED projects will build on successful innovations in the introductory and capstone years.

BOMA Elects Its 2015-16 Officers

The four newly elected officers hail from Capstone Property Management, McCarthy Cook, Colliers, and Commercial Advisors Asset Services.
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First Word: Precious Commodity

You’ll be tempted to gulp down this refreshing news in this issue, but we recommend you sip and savor it.

MRI Software Introduces Latest Version of Corporate Real Estate Management (CRE)

MRI’s CRE software is designed for corporate tenants and helps retailers, health systems, data centers, and other office and industrial lease holders stay on top of lease expenses, terms, and other critical information.

National Food Processor Expanding Again In West Michigan

Illinois-based Hearthside Food Solutions will invest nearly $10.7 million to expand its Kentwood, Michigan facility and add at least 91 new jobs.
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Snapshots: 60 Seconds… With Val Hale, Executive Director, Utah GOED

Utah has the sixth fastest average Internet speeds in the country and the fastest speeds in the Western U.S.

C-suite Demands More Productivity: How Will Corporate Real Estate Deliver?

JLL global survey reveals “pressure cooker” of expectations for corporate real estate teams.

Ill Wind

Cape Wind, planned as the nation's first offshore wind farm, appears to be dead in the water.

Google to Build $600 Million Alabama Data Center

Google will build a $600 million data center in Alabama’s Jackson County, creating up to 100 jobs at a facility powered by renewable energy.

Massive Tesla Gigafactory To Have Massive Impact On Nevada

Expected to be one of the world’s largest industrial facilities, Tesla's gigafactory is expected to provide Nevada with annual statewide economic benefits of $5.4 billion in jobs, tax revenues and overall spending.

State Focus: Carolinas – Similar States With Coastal Clout

North and South Carolina may not be alike in many ways, but it appears they share similar stories.

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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.

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