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At his coronavirus briefings, Trump marvels at the global reach of the pandemic and then adds: “Nobody saw this coming.” Actually, a lot of people did.


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At his coronavirus briefings, Trump marvels at the global reach of the pandemic and then adds: “Nobody saw this coming.” Actually, a lot of people did.

“Nobody Saw This Coming”

At his coronavirus briefings, Trump marvels at the global reach of the pandemic and then adds: “Nobody saw this coming.” Actually, a lot of people did.

How Is Your Organization Helping During The COVID-19 Crisis?

If your organization is going above and beyond to help its employees and/or the community at large during the COVID-19 crisis, let us know.

Plug Power Inc. To Build New Innovation Center In New York State

Plug Power Inc.'s $125 million project will create almost 380 jobs at a new state-of-the-art facility in Monroe County, NY.

Civica To Create 186 Jobs With New Virginia Pharmaceutical Facility

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Civica Inc. will build a 120,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the City of Petersburg, VA.

Honda Investing $200M In Western Ohio Engine Plant Expansion

The automaker will add 120 new jobs at the Honda of America Mfg., Inc. Anna Engine Plant with help from a JobsOhio economic development grant.

Uzin Utz To Build Second North American Manufacturing Facility In Texas

Uzin Utz, a manufacturer of floor covering products, will invest $34M in a 125,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Waco, TX.

Arq Investing $40M In Innovative Fuel Facility In Louisiana

Energy technology company Arq will develop a new industrial facility in St. Rose, LA to produce its proprietary Arq Fuel product.

Mayors Urge Congress To Pass Biden Plan For Direct Aid To All Cities

More than 280 Republican, Democratic, and Independent mayors urge lawmakers to save jobs, boost recovery with desperately needed direct aid to all cities.

Mohawk Industries Investing $22.5M In Virginia Expansion

The world's largest flooring manufacturer will create 35 new jobs as it modernizes its production facility in Carroll County, VA. 

Location Spotlight: Virginia I81-I77 Crossroads

The VIAA region is composed of five counties and one city in the Southwestern region of Virginia, with one of the leading trucking routes traversing the region.

Butterball To Invest Total $8.7M In Two Arkansas Facilities

Butterball will invest $4.7 million in Ozark and create 160 jobs there, and invest $4 million in Huntsville where it will create 200 new jobs.

Location Spotlight: Business in Michigan

Businesses are choosing Michigan for our diverse and abundant workforce, business-friendly environment, low cost of living and global supply chain assets

U.S. Space Command Headquarters Headed To Huntsville

Alabama’s "Rocket City" has been selected as the preferred location for the headquarters of the new U.S. Space Command.

$3.8M Investment To Bring Last-Mile Internet Service To Southern Ohio

In collaboration with state and local economic developers, Southern Ohio Communication Services will provide high-speed Internet service to 1,300 residential and business customers.

$2.9M Grant Will Help Virginia’s Water Economy Face Climate Change

GO Virginia approved the grant to help the Virginia Coastal Resilience And Adaptation Economy Initiative address flooding challenges.

New Jersey Approves Loan Program For Brownfield Revitalization

On Thursday, January 14, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will host a webinar to provide details on its new Brownfields Loan Program.

Will Workers Resign Due To Handling Of COVID-19 Pandemic?

Two in five office workers plan to resign and find a new job based on how their company handled the COVID-19 pandemic, reveals a new survey.

Speedway Motors To Open New West Virginia Distribution Center

The manufacturer, retailer, and distributor of automotive parts and racing products will bring 25 new jobs to Kearneysville, WV.

American Fuji Seal To Create 101 Jobs In North Carolina

Packaging solutions manufacturer American Fuji Seal will invest $52 million to establish new production operations in Hickory, NC. 

Hytrol Investing More Than $20M In Arkansas Expansion

The material handling systems company will create 250 new jobs as it expands its advanced manufacturing operations in Fort Smith, AR.

Logistics: Building A Resilient Supply Chain

Priorities are shifting as businesses adapt to the impact of the pandemic on global supply chains. Resiliency and stability are now top concerns.

Tesla Gigafactory In Texas Is BF’s 2020 Deal Of The Year

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has earned BF's 2020 Deal of the Year Gold Award for landing the Tesla Gigafactory project, which will create 5,000 jobs in the region.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Matt Hurlbutt, Greater Rochester Enterprise

Matt Hurlbutt, President & CEO, Greater Rochester Enterprise, discusses the region's Economic Gardening program, along with its status as a high-tech, life sciences and food processing hub.

North Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2020 State Of The Year

North Carolina has been named Business Facilities’ 2020 State of the Year, the first time the Tar Heel State has earned the magazine’s top honor.

Kentucky: Putting Expansion On The Fast Track

Companies looking to hit the ground running in the recovery are flocking to the Bluegrass State, where red tape is cut so ribbons can be cut.

Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021

Many states will make changes to their minimum wage laws in 2021; greatest impacts will be seen in California, Washington and Florida.

Insurance Industry Locations: Shaping The New World Of Insurance

The Hartford Region is home to the headquarters of most of the leading global players in the insurance sector. The insurance industry generates more than $16 billion in output in the region, employing more than 70,000.

Biotech: Prosperous Partnerships

From supplements to skincare, it may be surprising to learn that biotech companies are routinely being sought after to help resolve issues such as taste and sustainability.

DHL Supply Chain To Create 577 New Jobs In Virginia

The third-party logistics provider will invest $72 million in new state-of-the-art distribution center in Stafford County, VA.

Quality of Life: Working Where You Want To Live

Millennials are looking for all of the excitement and amenities found in large urban centers, but at a much lower cost and with the better overall quality of life found in mid-sized cities.

Electric Last Mile Aims To Create Up To 960 Jobs In Indiana

The electric vehicle (EV) company intends to invest $300M to establish operations at the former AM General commercial plant in Mishawaka, IN.

TaskUs Grows Further With Latest Rio Grande Valley Expansion

The tech-enabled business services company delivering CX, AI operations, and content security to the world’s most innovative companies is opening its newest location in Rio Grande Valley, Texas.

Colorado Governor’s Report: Ready To Scale New Heights

Gov. Jared Polis is keeping Colorado ahead of the curve on today’s biggest challenges, including providing recovery relief for small businesses and preparing to lead the clean-energy economy.

Revance Therapeutics Relocating Global HQ To Tennessee

The Silicon Valley biotechnology company will invest more than $10 million and create nearly 150 jobs in Nashville over five years.

Transportation Partners Team For New Logistics Park In Alabama

CN is collaborating with Alabama Export Railroad and Ray-Mont Logistics to launch the first phase of a new, high-tech logistics park in Mobile, AL.

Discover Your EDGE in Avondale

Avondale, Arizona offers a low cost of doing business, uncomplicated permitting process, access to critical transportation corridors, and a deep talent pipeline of skilled workers.

COVID-19: The Road To Recovery

Economic development organizations and government officials have joined forces with local businesses to keep creating inspiring and innovative ways to meet the most urgent needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are their stories.

November / December 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 6)

In the November / December 2020 Issue, we unveil our new 21st Century Site Seekers' Guide and Site Seekers’ Guide Featured Locations Directory. Plus an update on economic development's response to COVID-19.

California Tops 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York round out top 5 states for energy efficiency, Nevada is most improved in annual ACEEE report. 

COVID-19 Pandemic Produces More Flexible Workforce

Nearly 84% of job seekers are willing to take a job outside their most recent industry or role, finds a new CareerBuilder survey.

Santander Consumer USA Bringing 875 Jobs To Florida

Santander Consumer USA is investing $22 million and locating in more than 115,000 square feet of converted retail space in Pasco County, FL.

Allied Air Enterprises Investing Over $35M In South Carolina Expansion

The manufacturer and distributor of HVAC products will create 20 new jobs in Orangeburg County, SC.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Civica To Create 186 Jobs With New Virginia Pharmaceutical Facility

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Civica Inc. will build a 120,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the City of Petersburg, VA.

Mayors Urge Congress To Pass Biden Plan For Direct Aid To...

More than 280 Republican, Democratic, and Independent mayors urge lawmakers to save jobs, boost recovery with desperately needed direct aid to all cities.

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