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Persistent Talent Shortage May Hinder Hiring Plans Of Tech Companies

TECNA survey of 1,500-plus executives offers national and regional views on business conditions, investment plans and policy concerns.
Export-Import Bank logo.

Ex-Im Bank Joins With Virginia Small Business Development Center To Boost Exports

The program is expected to accelerate export business and job growth by connecting Bank products and services to a statewide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs).
Kubota tractor.

Kubota Tractor To Open New Distribution Center In Edgerton, KS

Kubota plans to have the facility operational during the third quarter of 2015.
Zuckerberg with laughing executive.

Buying the Rope

The titans of Silicon Valley bow before China's new Internet Czar.
Goods being loaded into carts at a port.

Industry Focus: Ports & FTZs – Drivers For Commerce And Trade

Foreign-trade zones are playing a greater role in development efforts geared to increased imports and exports.

Subaru Looking To Move HQ From Cherry Hill To Camden, NJ

Final decision is expected by April 2015 and subject to this approval, Subaru plans to complete the project by fourth quarter, 2016 or early 2017.
Arkansas (AR) State Flag.

Arkansas Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Arkansas financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.
Massachusetts (MA) State Flag.

Massachusetts Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Massachusetts financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.
M-Tek's current headquarters in Manchester, TN.

M-TEK Locating New Headquarters In Murfreesboro, TN

New North American Headquarters for automotive supplier will employ 250, with 100 new jobs.
Maine (ME) State Flag.

Maine Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Maine financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.
EnergyUpgradeCA.org uses the state Grizzly to "come down from the flag to talk to Californians about helping the Golden State stay that way by managing energy use."

California’s “Coolest” Cities Announced

CoolCalifornia City Challenge recognizes the best cities in the state--for energy management.

They’re Coming to Take Us Away, Pt. 2

The world's smartest man says artificial intelligence may doom the human race.
QTS Dallas.

QTS Completes Phase I Construction Of Dallas-Fort Worth Data Center

With 12 data centers in eight states, QTS owns, operates and manages approximately 4.7 million square feet of data center infrastructure and supports more than 850 customers.
TSYS Global Headquarters.

Industry Focus: Call Centers – Welcome Home

When communicating with call centers, familiarity can make all the difference.
Fisher Dynamics.

Fisher Dynamics Selects Evansville For First Indiana Operation

Michigan-based auto seat mechanism supplier chooses Indiana for new operations.
Broken Bow II Wind Farm.

Broken Bow II Wind Farm Dedicated As Nebraska’s Newest Clean Energy Project

Construction on the new wind farm began in January 2014. It provided a boost to the local economy by creating more than 300 jobs during peak construction.
Smart Grid Technologies Revenue To Reach $70.2 Billion Annually.

Smart Grid Technologies Revenue Expected To Reach $70.2 Billion Annually

Navigant Research forecast—revenue from smart grid technologies could reach $70.2 billion annually by 2023.
Lockheed Martin's A2100 satellite.

Lockheed Martin Opens Commercial Space Headquarters In Denver, CO

The event signifies the official transition of the Lockheed Martin facility in Newtown, PA to Denver, CO as part of a phased transition announced last year.
President Obama announces NC State’s selection to lead the Next Generation Power Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute, a consortium of industry, government and academic partners.

Business Report: North Carolina – Next Generation Power Electronics Hub

North Carolina wins a $140-million Manufacturing Innovation Institute to develop wide-band semiconductors for power electronics.
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Israeli Agtech Company Chooses St. Louis, MO As U.S. Headquarters

BioSTL’s newly launched St. Louis-Israel Innovation Connection (SLIIC) initiative establishes a direct pipeline for business interaction between St. Louis and the country of Israel.

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