Yearly Archives: 2009

2009 | Page 3 of 10 | Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions
Are you ready for Round Two of cash-for-clunkers? Fresh from the success of its rebate program for car trade-ins, the U.S. government is gearing up for a similar effort covering old appliances like dishwashers, refrigerators and air conditioners. The automotive version of cash-for-clunkers proved to be extremely popular, reportedly generating sales of about 700,000 new […]

Dollars for dishwashers

Dollars for dishwashers

Are you ready for Round Two of cash-for-clunkers? Fresh from the success of its rebate program for car trade-ins, the U.S. government is...

Lion of the Senate

Be not afraid of greatness: some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them. William Shakespeare -- Twelfth...

Bait and switch

The ''credibility gap'' at the new General Motors seems to be growing a lot faster than the pile of old cars GM...

Kentucky Consolidates Development Incentives

Incentives for a New Kentucky consolidates four initiatives into a single, flexible tax incentive called the Kentucky Business Investment (KBI) Program.

Business Facilities 2009 State Rankings

This year’s annual Rankings Report arrives as every state in the nation is struggling with the worst economic calamity since the Great Depression. The...

U.S. Awarding $3 Billion in Clean Energy Grants

Stimulus funds will provide direct payments to companies for 5,000 biomass, solar, wind and other energy production facilities.

Saft America to Build Lithium-Ion Battery Plant in Florida

Saft America, Inc., a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-technology batteries, was awarded a $95.5-million federal grant to construct a LEED-certified...


While we were watching the Yankees sweep the Red Sox over the weekend, the former slugger, David Ortiz, came up to bat. Suddenly, one...

2009 Metro Rankings

The economic squeeze has intensified the competition between localities at all levels. Here we give our annual assessment of the best of the best--the cities, towns and MSAs which have executed the most successful strategies and deserve to take a bow as our rankings leaders.

TEXAS: Deep in the Heart of Business

The Lone Star State is committed to doing whatever it takes to keep Texas wide open for investment and development.

Louisiana’s Business Lure

Rich in energy resources, Louisiana is adding new high-tech and research sectors to a traditional manufacturing, oil and gas production base.

Biotech Comes of Age

Innovative incentives and regional initiatives keep U.S. biotech at the forefront of global product sales and new biotech discoveries.

Mayor’s Report: Jersey City, New Jersey

New Jersey's Premier Destination

Village of Wheeling, IL

Metro Spotlight

New York Corporate Moves

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Building $4.2-Billion Microchip Plant in Malta, NY Luther Forest Technology Campus Economic Development Corporation (LFTC) and GLOBALFOUNDRIES held their official groundbreaking last month in...

A Three-Tier Approach to Labor

Figuring out how to compare locations based on their workforce is tough. This month, The Expert guides us through the process.

60 Seconds with Rob McClintock, Director of Research of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Rob McClintock is Director of Research of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and state liaison for the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, a $50-million...

Metro Spotlight

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Niagara of New Jersey

The city of Paterson, New Jersey, has had its ups and downs in the past 217 years. The upward curve began in 1792, when...

DED Tax Credits Spur $17.8 Million Investment in KC

Mars Petcare US, Inc., has been approved for $971,660 in EEZ tax credits over a five-year period for the creation of 157 new jobs and new investment of $17.8 million.

Ask the guy who carved them

Easter Island sits in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. Known to its natives as Rapa Nui and governed by Chile, this tiny volcanic...

Gestamp to Build $90-Million Auto Parts Plant in Chattanooga

The stamping facility will create 230 jobs as a Tier 1 supplier to VW's new assembly plant.

Federal Judge Dismisses Texas Challenge to DHS Selection of Kansas as Biodefense Lab Site

Kansas wins the first round in a legal fight with Texas over the $500-billion NBAF facility as judge rules the case was filed "prematurely" because the land deal has not been signed. Texas says it will re-file the complaint.

Luther Forest Tech Campus Breaks Ground for $4.2-Billion Microchip Plant

The Fab 2 facility in Malta, NY is expected to create 1,400 high-tech jobs in the Saratoga County region