2008 | Page 4 of 7 | Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions

When we last left Rex Tillerson, chief executive of Exxon Mobil, the $479 billion fossil fuel empire he commands was proudly announcing a 29 percent increase in his annual compensation package. Well, Rex must have finished counting all that moolah, because he took the time last week to submit to a Q & A from […]


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When we last left Rex Tillerson, chief executive of Exxon Mobil, the $479 billion fossil fuel empire he commands was proudly announcing a 29 percent increase in his annual compensation package. Well, Rex must have finished counting all that moolah, because he took the time last week to submit to a Q & A from […]

Yearly Archives: 2008

Spittin’ in the wind

When we last left Rex Tillerson, chief executive of Exxon Mobil, the $479 billion fossil fuel empire he commands was proudly announcing...

Hottest ticket in town

A rather bizarre sight greeted tax attorney Mark Vulcan when he arrived for work at the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED)...

Fannie Moe, Larry and Curly

As panicked depositors lined up in sweltering heat out West to bang on the doors of the shuttered IndyMac banking giant, the...

Retail: Open for Business!

Back in May, Business Facilities ran a special advertising article on the retail industry, which highlighted a couple of U.S. retail hot spots....

“Coal” is the New “Casino”

As I posted in April, Native Americans continue to push past stereotypes that peg their economic development efforts as nothing more than roulette wheels...

Selling ice to the Eskimos

There is a classic scene in the Simpsons movie when Homer and his family—arriving in Alaska to hide out from the EPA after...

Considerations for Back-Office Consolidation

Combining back-office or service center operations may be an attractive way to reduce costs, but a number of key factors must be weighed before picking a location.

New Camrys equipped with cable TV, dirty dishes

Does all the talk about the coming wave of electric cars have you thinking about extension cords? Or, to be more specific, do you...

2008 Business Facilities Rankings Report

Our annual look at the top-ranked localities reflects the fierce competition driving economic development across all regions. We have beefed up our criteria for selecting the best of the best to keep pace with the sophistication and diversity of these efforts.

Sale-Leasebacks: Easing the Credit Crunch

With the availability of capital squeezed by the global credit crunch, corporate facility sale-leasebacks are emerging as an increasingly large component of real estate investment sales worldwide.

Nanotech Looms Large in Commonwealth’s Economy

Keystone Innovation Zone taps a homegrown, skilled workforce to transform the state into a cutting-edge technology leader.

Food Processing Sites: Providing Sustenance as Well as Nutrition

As food prices soar, sustainability becomes more than just an environmental buzzword—it's the key factor in choosing a new location with access to raw materials and a customer base.

Metro Spotlight: Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque: Colonial Past, Sustainable Future Dubbed the "Land of Enchantment," Albuquerque is an arid, sunny metropolis of about 840,000 people, making it New Mexico's most...

Metro Spotlight: Inland Empire, CA

California Expands Its Inland Economic Empire The Inland Empire combines the majority of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, encompassing more than 50 cities, into the...

Georgia Corporate Moves

  Alcoa Expands Operations in Eastman In May, Alcoa Architectural Products broke ground at the site of its 2,500-square-foot expansion project at the Eastman-Dodge County Industrial...

New York Corporate Moves

Niagara Falls Powers Growth of Green Jobs In May, Empire State Development (ESD) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced an economic development package...

INSIDE LiveXChange

This month, we preview some of the high-profile speakers who will be making presentations at our 2008 LiveXchange seminars and workshops.

60 Seconds with Tracy Mullin, President and CEO of the National Retail Federation

Tracy Mullin was elected unanimously as the president of the National Retail Foundation in 1993. Mullin also has served as executive VP of the...

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Ahnold terminates the competition at BIO

About two dozen state economic development programs were showcased at last week's BIO conference in San Diego, but for at least one...

Business Aviation Rapidly Expands in the United States

Today, we open our blog to Mr. Frederick Metz Shepperd of Switzerland-based Quadral Group (www.quadralgroup.com). Frederick is also a member of ...

Not the Sheriff of Nottingham

Until recently, everyone in the current fiscal debacle has been playing their parts in a predictable manner. Top banking execs who presided over multi-billion-dollar losses...

The Greening of America

Cities large and small are racing to mandate sustainable building practices, while developers and property owners are discovering that "going green" makes good business sense.

Winds of Change in the Berkshires

This region in western Massachusetts is transforming itself into an alternative energy leader with wind turbines, biodiesel and other renewable resource projects.

2008 Mayors’ Report

Featuring reports from the Mayors of Jersey City, NJ, Decatur, IL, and New Lenox, IL

Environmental Due Diligence Begins During Site Selection

Engaging a consultant and conducting an environmental site assessment on properties under consideration can save time and money later.

Maine’s New Maritime Marketing Message

The boat building business is a hallmark of Maine's marine industry, and a new branding strategy aims to promote a fresh, new image.

The Gem State Polishes Its Economic Equities

Idaho's whirlwind of new business announcements, financial incentives, and commerce Web sites is reshaping the state's economic forecast.

Fueling North America’s Energy Demands

New developments at Irving Oil and Point Lepreau will bolster New Brunswick's already substantial energy production capabilities.

Hot Logistics Locales

Supply chains now have global reach, and product flow often is measured in weeks rather than days. The contingencies of logistics and DC networks have changed dramatically.

Business-Minded, Fun-Filled Virginia

Virginia is a place where, when a productive workday ends, business professionals trade their power suits for swimsuits and their dress shoes for tennis sneakers.

Hollywood Down in the Bayou

The Shreveport-Bossier area has become a big hit with the film industry thanks to attractive incentives, the right infrastructure, and good old fashioned Southern hospitality.

Las Cruces, New Mexico Metro Spotlight

New Mexico BorderPlex—ROCKET-POWERED DEVELOPMENT CITY OF LAS CRUCES • Type of Government: City Manager,   City Council • Councilors/Commissioners: 6   Elected by district • Leadership: Mayor, Elected...

Austin, Texas – Metro Spotlight

The Green Heart of Central Texas Nestled in the center of Texas, the Greater Austin metropolitan area, comprised of 11 cities in five counties,...