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Frieden of the CDC.

Global Passport

The CDC director opposes a ban on travel from the Ebola hot zone in Africa. Why?
Embraer breaks grounds on new Florida facility.

Embraer Breaks Ground On Facility In Melbourne, FL

Embraer will add 600 new hires to its almost 400 employees in the area in a ramped up mode over a period of four years beginning in 2016.
Sorry no vacancy neon sign.

U.S. Office Sector Fundamentals Heating Up

The top 10 strongest markets in terms of demand for office space were New York, San Jose, Sacramento, Chicago, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Raleigh, San Diego, and Baltimore.
Seattle trolley with bike and crosswalk sign.

Smart Planning Boosts Seattle To #1 City For Pedestrians

Liberty Mutual Insurance releases pedestrian safety index with top 15 safest U.S. cities for pedestrians.
Valmiera will make fiberglass, like the rolls above at its plant in Latvia, at a new facility in Dublin, GA.

Business Report: Georgia – Latvian Fiberglass Producer Puts U.S. HQ in Dublin, GA

Valmiera Glass will invest $20 million in a new manufacturing facility, creating 150 jobs.

Ray of Hope

It took a while, but we've found some positive news about the NFL.
TeleTech Building Sign.

TeleTech Opening New Facility In McAllen, TX

The center will officially open its doors in the first quarter of 2015, and will soon be hiring for a variety of jobs.
Boeing's 777X airplane.

Boeing To Shift 777X Parts Division To St. Louis Facility

To accommodate this production work, Boeing will expand its current St. Louis composites facility, which will begin producing parts for the 777X program in 2017.
Rendering of the new Commerce Bank Joplin headquarters at its new location at the southwest corner of 20th Street and Connecticut Avenue—the site where a Commerce branch was destroyed by the May 2011 tornado.

Business Report: Missouri – Commerce Bank Puts New HQ In Joplin Tornado Recovery Zone

A new high-tech bank building will rise on the site of a branch destroyed by the F5 tornado on May 22, 2011.
Crews have begun work on the Parklands Landfill solar project.

PSE&G Building Solar Farm On Parklands Landfill | First Under Solar 4 All™ Program

Reclaiming brownfields and landfills has been a centerpiece of PSE&G's innovative Solar 4 All program, and the Parklands site is the most recent beneficiary in the program.
Arrow on graph indicating upward trend.

Executives Optimistic About US Economy In 2015

Capital investments, deals expected to increase; Mideast turmoil not necessarily biggest challenge.
Chicago skyline.

Metro Chicago Exports Collaboration Launched

Despite high exporting volume, only 6% of the region’s small and mid-size firms currently export and, on average, less than half of those firms export to more than one market.
An aerial rendering of the proposed improvements to Public Square (Photo: Cleveland.com).

KeyBank Foundation Donates Funds To Revitalize Cleveland Public Square

The $4 million gift is the first corporate grant to The Group Plan Commission and brings the project within range of the funding required to initiate construction.
Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George.

Business Report: Four Cities To Pilot Kansas Statewide Broadband Initiative

A Local Technology Planning Pilot project will help communities develop strategic plans for broadband.

War Without Borders

Pope Francis was right: World War III has already started.
Sugarcane bagasse.

Alternative Energy In South Louisiana | New NFR BioEnergy Biorefineries

Project includes 450 new direct jobs at plants that convert sugar cane biomass to energy pellets.
Trabant Center in Newark, DE.

Safe + Smart Cities | Pilot Project Launched

Coalition will create a blueprint for improving cities' resiliency and efficiency; Newark, DE is the first of two pilot projects.
BPO/ITeS companies will be competing for candidates with exceptional data mining abilities.

Data Mining Expertise | Future Skill Set Requirement For CFOs

Majority of CFOs say business analytics know-how mandatory for accounting and finance professionals.
Comprehensive Logistics Assembly Line.

Comprehensive Logistics Co., Inc. To Locate New Facility In Spring Hill, TN

Third-party logistics company to invest $30 million, create more than 200 new jobs.
NYU Polytechnic Institute (Photo: http://engineering.nyu.edu/).

New York State Adds NYU Incubators As START-UP NY Development Zones

The economic assistance is also expected to attract larger companies from around the globe to move to New York to tap into groundbreaking NYU research as well as the City's infrastructure, amenities, and other assets.

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BF Location Video: Joplin, Missouri Says Thank You

On May 22, 2011, Joplin Missouri was hit by the deadliest tornado since 1947. This video from Joplin explains how the city has recovered in the years since the disaster.

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ADP To Create 1,600 Jobs In Orlando Region

The new office will create up to 1,600 new jobs within the next five years and result in a capital investment of $28 million.

Eurotranciatura USA Expanding In Tennessee

The steel company will create more than 170 new jobs and invest $12.6 million to expand its advanced manufacturing operations in Paris, TN.

Gap, Inc. Expanding Gallatin, TN Distribution Facility

The global retailer will invest $35 million, create more than 100 new jobs in Middle Tennessee over next five years.

Surveys & Research

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.