May 2009 | Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions

The economic development director of Hardin, Montana, has some space to let and he's targeting a certain captive market in Cuba.
The economic development director of Hardin, Montana, has some space to let and he's targeting a certain captive market in Cuba.

Monthly Archives: May 2009

Homeland security on the range

The economic development director of Hardin, Montana, has some space to let and he's targeting a certain captive market in Cuba.

Master Eco-Plan to Transform NY

TechCity, a 260-acre site located mid-way between New York City and Albany, New York, envisions a mixed-use eco-village where people can live, work and play in the Hudson Valley region.

NC Real Estate Grows, Foot by Foot

Capital Associates announced today the leasing of 11,700 square feet of office space in Cary, NC to Pulte Homes, Inc.

Federal Dollars Help Recovery in Texas

The federal government is providing the Houston area with $20.9-million worth of Economic Development Administration investments.

The Blago Infamy Factory Expands

A few weeks after disgraced Ex-Gov. Blagojevich of Illinois was denied participation in a reality TV show, his wife is on the brink of filling his spot!

Roche Completes $60-million SC Expansion

The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Florence County Economic Development Partnership recently celebrated the completion of a $60-million plant expansion at Roche’s Florence facility.

Youth Opportunities in St. Louis

The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced last week that three St. Louis-area organizations were to receive a total of $704,207 in Youth Opportunities Program tax credits.

Paging Little Caesar

California is willing to sell you the L. A. Coliseum for $400 million, and, if you've got extra money to burn, San Quentin's famous prison.

Texas group sues DHS over selection of Kansas site for NBAF lab

A Texas consortium is asking a federal judge to block the construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan KS, claiming it was unfairly selected over a competing site in San Antonio.

Mortgage Company Opens in Kansas

North South East West Mortgage announced plans to locate its headquarters and first location in Overland Park, KS.

Cbeyond Creates Cobb County Call Center

Cbeyond Inc. plans to double the size of its operations in Georgia, creating more than 600 new jobs in Cobb County.

Medtronic picks San Antonio as site of medical device unit

The Texas location beat out competing sites in Kansas City for the facility, which will manufacture insulin pumps and other medical components.

Hydrogen bombshell

The Energy Department pulls the plug on hydrogen-powered vehicles.

POTUS envy

You've probably heard by now that former President George W. Bush already has raised $100 million for his presidential library in Texas,...

Best Idea of the Week: Retrofitting ASAP

I have been speculating what will happen to all of the vacant storefronts... cheers to New Mexico for giving me a good answer!

Sacks of gold

We had some trepidation when Australian-turned-American press baron Rupert Murdoch bought the Wall Street Journal a couple of years ago.Murdoch has a well-earned...

Final edition

Thomas Jefferson once famously said that he would rather have newspapers without a government than a government without newspapers.It is becoming increasingly evident in...

Michigan Wins Wind Power from Nevada

Reno-based Mariah Power cited lack of funding in Nevada as a key factor in its decision to open its wind turbine production line in Michigan, potentially creating 120 jobs.

$10.5-million Investment in Findlay, PA

Governor Ed Rendell announced today that a national warehouse distribution network will create 42 jobs and invest $10.5 million in Findlay, PA.

Building Block for Growth

Many of the leading biotech players are "doubling down" on their investments in hard times, betting that the growth industries of the future are poised to emerge from their laboratories.

Bavaria: Idyllic, Iconic Germany

Luster, muster and clusters—the State of Bavaria has it all. A magical capital, an indefatigable work ethic and a sound economic development model ensure this German giant's overwhelming success.

Peaks and Valleys of Retail Stability

Business as usual: when one retailer fails another succeeds. In the current economy, sink or swim has become sink or float. And while not all looks bleak, regardless of marketing, product quality, and cost, less competition is one way retailers can keep from drowning.

Southern Idaho

Metro Spotlight

Jersey City, NJ

Metro Spotlight

Trade Surplus in the Sunshine State

Florida’s total merchandise trade exceeded $130 billion in 2008, a 13.7% increase over the previous year.

The Carolinas Are Ready for Your Business

If you are looking for skilled labor, shovel-ready sites, and robust ports, these two southeastern powerhouses have it all.

Ohio Corporate Moves

Better Built Snares Two Projects from Army Corp Better Built Construction, based in Middletown, OH, has garnered two major defense contracts in the past four...

Mississippi Corporate Moves

Advanced Manufacturing Flocks to Mississippi Mississippi is becoming a magnet for companies specializing in advanced manufacturing techniques that also are seeking centralized logistics operations. With...

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.

60 Seconds with Alex Brigham, Executive Director, Ethisphere Institute

BF: What factors or qualities are considered paramount for the Ethisphere Institute to designate a company as ethical?AB: More than 70 criteria make up...

Viral Growth

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