2010 | Page 6 of 11 | Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions

It’s a problem familiar to Hollywood screenwriters and film directors: an idea that seemed like a sure thing during an artistic late-night brainstorming session ends up on the cutting room floor when it sends test audiences howling for the exits. Now, some red-faced state economic development agencies know the feeling. During the past half-decade, 44 […]


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It’s a problem familiar to Hollywood screenwriters and film directors: an idea that seemed like a sure thing during an artistic late-night brainstorming session ends up on the cutting room floor when it sends test audiences howling for the exits. Now, some red-faced state economic development agencies know the feeling. During the past half-decade, 44 […]

Yearly Archives: 2010

You Are What You Eat

It's a problem familiar to Hollywood screenwriters and film directors: an idea that seemed like a sure thing during an artistic late-night brainstorming session...

Whirlpool Closing Evansville, IN Plant

Whirlpool is shutting its Evansville, IN refrigerator plant at the end of this week, eliminating 1,100 jobs at a factory that has been...

Toyota to Open $1.3B Mississippi Plant

In a sign of confidence that the economic recovery has staying power, Toyota is announcing that it will complete construction of its ...

Foundations Grant $5 Million to NE Ohio

A group of regional foundations and philanthropists voted this week to award more than $5 million in grants to promote economic development ...

S. Dakota Leads U.S. in Conversion to Ethanol Pumps

A $1 million grant program will put South Dakota in a leadership position pack nationwide in the availability of ethanol blender pumps...

Samsung Invests $3.6 Billion in Texas Plant Expansion

Samsung Austin Semiconductor LLC has announced plans to expand the capacity of its 12-inch semiconductor fabrication plant in Austin with a $3.6 billion investment.The...

Tax Credit Saves Nearly 300 Jobs in Iowa

Iowa saved nearly 300 John Deere jobs in Waterloo last week when it granted state tax credits for a massive company reinvestment in its...

$8 Billion in Federal Stimulus Funds Invested in Rail Network

The Obama administration has invested $8 billion in federal stimulus money to create 13 high-speed rail corridors. According to the U.S. Conference of Mayors,...

New Plant Coming to Commerce City, CO

Cummins Rocky Mountain has announced plans to build a new diesel engine remanufacturing plant in Commerce City, Colorado creating 70 new jobs for the...

St. Johnsonville, NY Needs a Grant

The village of St. Johnsville, in conjunction with the Montgomery County Business Development Center, will apply for a $450,000 Community Development Block...

Stimulus Bonds for Genesee County, MI May Go Unclaimed

Officials in Genesee County, Mi say they have not received any applications for more than $60 million in available federal stimulus bonds. The deadline...

Nobody’s Perfect

“A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.” – James Joyce Let’s face it, the past two years have been brutal for the denizens of...

Eberspaecher to Open BMW Parts Plant

Eberspaecher North America plans to open a new automotive facility in Greenville County, SC with an investment of $5 million and the initial creation...

NJ to Business: Choose New Jersey

New Jersey has launched a privately funded nonprofit to market the state. The $2 million effort, called Choose New Jersey, has recruited 15 local...

Topura America Fastener Expands in Bowling Green, KY

Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community leaders in Bowling Green to announce the expansion of Topura America Fastener.  A manufacturer of automotive...

2010 Editors’ Location Picks

A galaxy of emerging stars made this year’s selections a tough choice for our panel of editors. Here are the standouts that caught our eye with sparkling innovation and steadfast growth.

Illinois Corporate Moves

Astrellas Pharma U.S. Picks Glenview, IL for Headquarters Gov. Pat Quinn has announced an approximately $4 million investment package to assist Astellas Pharma US, Inc....

Nebraska: Planting Seeds For Sustainable Growth

Governor Dave Heineman’s long-term approach has put in place a solid foundation for a thriving, diversified economy with a home-grown workforce.

Logical Solutions for the Logistics Industry

As the slow pace of the economic recovery continues to impact many industries, you will need to restructure your distribution networks to maximize efficiency and minimize miles to capitalize on better economic days to come.

Arizona: A New Model for Economic Development

A collaboration with top CEOs combined with new renewable energy incentives creates a new engine for job growth in the Grand Canyon State.

Providence, Rhode Island

Metro Spotlight

Ohio Corporate Moves

Ohio Companies Making a Material Difference in Advanced Energy In recent years, Ohio has made significant commitments to the support of advanced and alternative energy...

What to Do When Labor Costs Don’t Add Up

Evaluating labor costs shouldn’t be labor intensive. Here are some handy tips for sorting your way through conflicting data sources and calculating wages at a prospective site.

60 Seconds with Dennis M. Mullen, Chairman & CEO, Empire State Development

Dennis Mullen recently was officially named chairman of New York’s Empire State Development agency, which has been actively involved in revamping the state’s incentives...

Offshore Drilling Halt Could Slash Jobs

President Obama’s announcement last week indefinitely suspending work at 33 deepwater drilling platforms in the Gulf of Mexico has state officials in the Gulf...

Nebraska’s Advantage

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

United We Stand

 A small news item caught our eye the other day, and we hope it is a sign of the times. This is what it...

Illinois BIO Gets OK for Start-up Incentives

The Illinois General Assembly has passed—with overwhelming bipartisan support—an Angel Tax Credit that incentivizes early-stage investment in Illinois technology companies. The governor is expected...

Life Sciences Firm Relocating to Jersey City

Intrasphere Technologies, which provides consulting services to the life sciences industry, plans to relocate its offices to Jersey City, NJ next month, the Star-Ledger...

NY/NJ Expect Big Payday from Big Game

It took four ballots—reducing the needed margin from two-thirds to a simple majority—but an historic joint bid by New York and New Jersey was...

Ontario Renewable Energy Project to Invest $7 Billion

The Ontario Technology Corridor is aggressively promoting at this week’s WINDPOWER 2010 conference in Dallas its $7-billion commitment to the development of alternative energy...

Vitacost Expands in Davidson County, NC

Vitacost has decided to double its operations in Davidson County, NC. The company, based in Boca Raton, FL said it would add between 228...

Amonix to Build Solar Plant Near Las Vegas

A solar power company plans to build a manufacturing plant in the Las Vegas area, creating about 300 jobs in what officials say is...

Bovine Biofuel Bonanza Beckons

When we think of clean energy, we usually conjure up vast vistas of lush green fields and cloudless blue skies. This idyllic landscape is...