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FEATURE STORY: The Story Of Storage

As the industry advances cloud computing and greener operations, leading data centers are no longer sprawling cells of overheating computers and complex cables. From the March/April 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Awards

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.

Who Invented the Chocolate Eggcream?

President Obama is scrambling to fix a 2011 law, intended to prevent broadly defined patent infringement claims, that appears to have backfired.

GE, Florida Power & Light Celebrate Energy Smart Florida

In 2009, FPL received a $200 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to help fund Energy Smart Florida and $600 million in grid improvements throughout FPL’s 35-county service territory. The program is being celebrated four years later.

Southern Air Relocates To Northern Kentucky

Global airline relocates headquarters to Kentucky, creates up to 150 jobs.

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

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

The Benefits Of Building In A Bad Economy

In any tumultuous period of change, the ‘doom and gloom’ set will always find reasons to postpone building projects, but those who actively seek the silver lining and closely assess timing-based opportunities can gain significant advantages,” notes Michael Regina, owner of BIG SKY Enterprises a commercial real estate developer, design/builder and finance firm.

SynTech Research To Locate Facility In Stillwell, KS

SynTech Research provides research services for the agricultural, biotechnology and food industries. The company anticipates capital investment levels exceeding $3.7 million.

Duke Energy Selects Five South Carolina Properties For Potential Industrial Development

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).

Morristown, TN HQ Expansion In The Works For Team Technologies

Healthcare manufacturer will create 200 new jobs and invest $11 million.

Financial Services Firm Opens New Carmel, IN Headquarters

Carmel-based NextGear Capital announced plans to expand its headquarters, adding 169 jobs by 2015, at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Gov. Mike Pence joined executives from NextGear and Mayor Jim Brainard in celebrating the company’s growth.

Lassoing Jobs in Texas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry loves to talk the talk about economic development, while his record walks the walk.

Stream Data Centers Achieves LEED Gold For New Richardson, TX Facility

National data center developer expands its commitment to sustainable design and development.

Penske Opens New Facility In Phoenix

The 24,000 square-foot structure is situated on 10 acres and has built to service trucks with engines that run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

MVP Group Establishes Manufacturing Operations In Fulton, KY

Candle, fragrance manufacturer to invest more than $5.2 million; will create 150 jobs.

Smart Grid Program Created Nearly 2,700 Jobs In First Quarter 2013

Grid modernization work expected to create more jobs and business growth.

Winners and Losers

Our expert says the new demographics for development mean the most viable way to create jobs may be to steal them from your competitors.

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, Con Edison Announce Solar Partnership

Construction on Mesquite Solar 1, located in Arlington, AZ, began in 2011. The project created 528 local construction jobs at the peak of construction and 10 long-term positions.

Starwood Announces New Customer Contact Center In Wichita

The center’s inaugural class will include approximately 180 positions. Starwood plans to expand the center significantly over the next five years and hire up to 750 more employees in Wichita.

New Report Reveals The 10 U.S. Areas Facing The Highest Climate-Related Risk Of Water...

Study points to risk in nation's capital, New York City, America's breadbasket and 46 states.

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