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My recent jaunt through central Germany featured high-profile interviews with economic ministers, financial experts, and corporate executives...and some local apfelwein.


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My recent jaunt through central Germany featured high-profile interviews with economic ministers, financial experts, and corporate executives...and some local apfelwein.

Economic Lessons In Hessen

My recent jaunt through central Germany featured high-profile interviews with economic ministers, financial experts, and corporate executives...and some local apfelwein.

The Real State of Commercial Real Estate

In our fifth annual top executive interview, Ross Moore, executive vice president at Colliers International, answers some tough questions about one of the nation's hardest-hit markets: commercial real estate.

A New York State of Mind

The Empire State still has "the economy that never sleeps", a powerful global hub of commerce, finance, culture and entertainment.

Aging Population Spurs Demand For Medical Plastics

As the need for home healthcare continues to increase for the baby boom population, the plastics and medical device industry meets this challenge with expanded growth and new products.

Michigan is Still in Motion

The automotive industry may have hit a stop sign, but Gov. Jennifer Granholm's aggressive strategy is maintaining forward momentum in the crown of the Great Lakes. From motion pictures to nanotechnology, the Wolverine State is in the hunt for new jobs.

Georgia Corporate Moves

GreenTech Manufacturing Digs Deep in Douglas In March, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue announced that an environmentally friendly manufacturer of construction products, GreenTech Manufacturing, plans to...

California Corporate Moves

Moving Toward a Better Place Palo Alto-based startup company, Better Place, aims to bring an electric-car infrastructure system to the Bay Area. Its business model...

California Corporate Moves

Moving Toward a Better Place Palo Alto-based startup company, Better Place, aims to bring an electric-car infrastructure system to the Bay Area. Its business model...

Inside LiveXChange

Business Facilities LiveXchange is an invitation-only event for corporate executives responsible for choosing a new location for their companies' next facility. Delegates meet with senior economic developers from across North America; attend seminars, workshops, and think tanks led by experts in the field of relocation and expansion; and network with other corporate executives faced with the same corporate growth challenges. This month, we preview the expansion of LiveXchange into an international venue and the launch of Commercial Property Navigator LiveXchange, aimed at the real estate services sector.

60 Seconds with Dr. Horst Domdey, Managing Director, BioM-Munich Biotech Cluster

BF: How does Munich rank in Germany, and also within Europe, as a competitive location for biotech companies? HD: In the past 10 to 15...

Building a Greener Economy

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Coast Guard Expands in Jacksonville

The U.S. Coast Guard has moved into a newly renovated, 32,000-square-foot building in Jacksonville, FL, adding 150 officers and personnel.

Just another word for nothin’ left to lose

Mike Bloomberg grew up in Boston, but he pretends to be a New Yorker. The mayor of New York lives in a ritzy townhouse...

The man who saw the future

Ten years ago, before the collapse of the tech bubble and the inflation of the housing bubble, nearly everyone in Washington was convinced that...

It’s Kentucky Calling

Thoroughbred Research Group, the City of Paducah, McCracken County, and the Greater Paducah Economic Development Council today announced the location of a Thoroughbred Research...

Edelweiss doctrine

Dr. Bernanke activates the nuclear printing presses at Treasury to test his theory of ''positive inflation.''

New Jersey, New Jobs, New Vista

The Capital Real Estate Group and architects RMJM today unveiled the design for Vista Center, a new LEED-Platinum office tower in Trenton, NJ, which...

$26-million Port Expansion in Louisiana

Performance Energy Services LLC plans to hire 350 people in the next five years with a $26-million expansion of its Port of Terrebonne.

Sitting in clover

Ever since Patrick chased the snakes out of Ireland and became St. Patrick, March 17 has been a good day to look for miracles. Well,...

Milwaukee Awards $2.25-million Loan

An investors group organized by Lighthouse Development Co. will get a $2.25-million bridge loan from Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation.

Commerce begins awarding $150 million in economic development stimulus grants

The government says applicants who can spend the job-creation funds within the next three months will be given preference.

Delaware Takes a Risk, Announces Shift

With former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner no longer in office, Delaware is shifting its economic focus, due to an unemployment rate at a 25-year high and an estimated $431-million budget shortfall.

Colossus of roads

General Motors is collapsing under its own weight.

Deciphering High Tech’s Hype

A moneymaking matrix of innovation and investment, high technology encompasses a dizzying series of subsectors. Here, we aim to demystify this enigmatic industry while introducing some emerging markets and distinguishing the well-established hubs.

Pennsylvania is Holding its Own

An aggressive state economic stimulus program, lower cost of living, and a strong university system boost the Keystone State.

The Lone Star State Shines Bright in a Dark Economy

State-by-state comparisons still put Texas at the top of the list in employment and growth indicators.

Biotech is Still Booming

Rapid growth continues in this seemingly recession-proof industry, spurring regions to keep creating innovative initiatives and incentives.

Tennessee Corporate Moves

German Chemical Giant to Build $1-Billion Polysilicon Plant in Tennessee Wacker Chemie AG, the Munich-based chemical company, has announced plans to build a $1-billion polysilicon...

Florida Corporate Moves

World's Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Facility to be Built in Highlands County Highlands County, FL, soon will be home to the world's largest facility to make...

Findlay, Ohio

As the fastest growing city in northwest Ohio, the City of Findlay embodies the concept of a micropolitan community.

Picking Incentives by Monetary Value

When comparing incentives offered by two competing locations in different states, it is important to assess the actual value of the packages that are on the table.

60 Seconds with Rick Sievertsen, VP of Client Solutions, Advantage IQ

BF: When analyzing a company's expenditures, in which utility charges can Advantage IQ find the most significant savings opportunities? RS: Focus on the areas where...

Tennessee’s Trifecta

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Private hands, public money

The U.S. Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and Office of Thrift Supervision issued an...

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“We Build It Better.” | Virginia’s Industrial Advancement Alliance

In a thriving region with industry-leading credentialing programs, a world-class engineering institute, Class A rail line, superior interstate access, and prospering internationally recognized companies like ABB, General Dynamics, and Mohawk Industries, we simply build it better!