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Business Report: New Mexico Notches Record-Breaking Export Growth

The Land of Enchantment hit an all-time high for total exports in 2014, shipping close to $4 billion worth of goods from a diverse range of sectors and nearly doubling exports to Mexico.

ULI Forecast For CRE: Strength And Growth Through 2017

The latest Urban Land Institute Forecast for the real estate economy sees three years of continued strength, with the industry set for sustainable growth in 2015 through 2017.

Smart Irrigation Taps The Power Of The Cloud

Posted by Heidi Schwartz The 45th anniversary of Earth Day brought even more awareness to the issues associated with water scarcity. People around the globe are becoming...
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Business Report: Illinois Innovation Council Targets Global Competitiveness

A new advisory group aims to turn the Land of Lincoln into a global innovation destination, implementing a vision for a 21st-century economy.
This is one of the company's manufacturing facilities in Seattle, WA.

Outdoor Adventure Gear Company Moves To Reno, NV

Cascade Designs will bring 100 new jobs to Northern Nevada.
The new Yodle Charlotte office opened in 2013.

Yodle Expands In New York City; Expects To Create 250 New Jobs

Local online marketing company doubles its office space after moving to new Hudson Yards location.
The new Baker Hughes facility on the outskirts of Houston is the epicenter for all Baker Hughes personnel training in the Western Hemisphere. The 91,205-square-foot Classroom Building is the primary venue for classroom, lecture-type learning in a three-story steel-frame structure offering spacious window views.

Business Report: Texas – First Data’s TeleCheck Services HQ Relocates To Sugar Land

The Fortune 500 Company is moving into Sugar Creek on the Lake as part of a $10-million investment that will create 600 jobs.

Hicks Plastics To Open New Manufacturing Facility In Knox County, TN

Advanced plastics manufacturer to invest $10.4 million in the area and will create more than 200 new jobs.
The IT campus at 1375 Peachtree Street, NE. is part of the Pershing Point Plaza.

Kaiser Permanente To Bring 900 Technology Jobs To Atlanta, GA

Leader in health care innovation chooses Atlanta for expansion; Mayor Reed and state officials applaud the job-creating move.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds… With Jon Barela, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Economic Development Dept.

Keeping the business climate attractive in New Mexico is a multi-tiered prospect.
Manufacturing.

Manufacturers Remain Optimistic Despite Growing Concerns Around Strong U.S. Dollar

U.S. manufacturers plan to hire skilled workers and invest in businesses, while overseas expansion declines, reflecting elevated concern regarding the strong dollar and increased foreign competition, according to PwC's Q1 2015 Manufacturing Barometer.
Proposed Bayer testing facility in Berkeley.

Bayer HealthCare Announces Plans For Product Testing Facility In Berkeley, CA

New investment represents continued commitment to California Bay Area as the biotech manufacturing center for Bayer.
The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership supports workforce training like this session conducted by Ben Bomstad (left), Corporate Trainer, Alexandria Industries and Greg Sandeno, Manufacturing Specialist (right), at Alexandria Technical and Community College’s Customized Training Center.

Cover Story: Workforce Training Is Job One

Winning the race to fill the high-tech jobs of the 21st century requires an ongoing commitment to match educational programs with future business workforce needs.
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Leggett & Platt Bringing New Product Introduction Operation To Joplin, MO

To assist Leggett & Platt with its new Joplin operation, the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has offered a strategic economic incentive package.

Really Big Plans

A $6.8-billion mega-development over Washington's Union Station will complete the vision of its original architect.
CenturyLink Center of Excellence.

New Technology Center Of Excellence Complete In Monroe, LA

First announced in 2011, CenturyLink's new Technology Center of Excellence will be home to 800 jobs in Monroe and result in 1,170 new indirect jobs in the greater Monroe area.

Flowers Baking To Begin Operating Bakery In Lenexa, KS

The bakery will open with one bread line and have about 100 jobs at start up.

Special Report: Licking County, OH – A Center Of Innovation And Manufacturing

A premier location for manufacturing and technology in the middle of Ohio provides a competitive advantage for companies poised for growth.
Economic disruptions.

Corporate Directors Confront The Impacts Of Economic And Geopolitical Risks On Strategy

Shareowner activism, emerging technologies and regulatory activity, coupled with a rapidly changing global environment, will create an even more challenging role for corporate directors over the next decade.
2015 Economic Development Achievement Award 2015.

Feature Story: 2015 Economic Development Awards

Locations across the nation are rapidly applying the best practices needed to meet the requirements of new and expanding 21st century businesses. This makes it much tougher for us to pick the best of the best, so we’ve expanded our showcase to make room for an ever-increasing number of economic development leaders.

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iCIMS Opts To Grow At New Jersey’s Bell Works

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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.