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The RFPs are in and we all can't wait for the climax of the runaway hit economic development reality show: HQ2, The Survivor.


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The RFPs are in and we all can't wait for the climax of the runaway hit economic development reality show: HQ2, The Survivor.

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The RFPs are in and we all can't wait for the climax of the runaway hit economic development reality show: HQ2, The Survivor.

Great Leap Forward

China is methodically preparing for global dominance of advanced technologies.

The Drone Age

Upstate NY surges into the lead in a national effort to commercialize the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in U.S. airspace.

Duel in the Sky

By slapping a hefty tariff on Bombardier, the U.S. fires the opening salvo of what may become a trade war with Canada and the U.K.

Tradition vs. Tradition

The U.S. Interior Department recommends adjusting the boundaries and/or use of 10 national monuments.

Rebuild or Relocate?

Climate change should be factored into the recovery from Hurricane Irma's devastation of Caribbean islands.

The Big Prize

Amazon launches a public bidding war for its second corporate headquarters in North America.

Texas Tall

The worst natural disaster in U.S. history has brought out the best of human nature in Greater Houston.

Game Winner

Canton, OH is upgrading its football legacy with an ambitious mixed-use development built around the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Supply Chain Reaction

As the renegotiation of NAFTA begins, the hemispheric supply chain may be the biggest obstacle to major revisions.

Ready or Not

Federal and state authorities are beginning to lay down the rules of the road for self-driving vehicles.

Cleared for Takeoff?

Cities across the nation are debating whether to convert aging municipal airports into prime sites for development.

Missing Link

After a decade-long delay, the nation's most-important infrastructure project—the Gateway Hudson River rail tunnel—finally may be getting underway.

Offshoring

The U.S. offshore wind energy sector appears to be ready for prime time, and the potential is enormous.

Safe Deposit Boxes

The survival of the human race may depend on a couple of man-made vaults, one deep within the granite below Finland and the other buried in Norway's permafrost.

Brexit Fashion Statement

The economic impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union is coming into focus, with down arrows proliferating in key indicators.

Bears Ears

A monumental fight over federal land is heating up in the state with the second-largest percentage of it.

Drug Kingpins

It's time to place the blame for the nation's opioid epidemic squarely where it belongs, in Washington DC.

Copycats

The Supreme Court says patents don't cover products that are purchased and resold.

Collision Course

An epic battle is unfolding between California’s Gov. Brown and the Trump Administration over environmental regulations.

Geek Squad

A 22-year-old programmer stops a global cyber attack by purchasing an unregistered domain name for $10.69.

Category 5 Backlash

Gov. Rick Scott's plan to hugely expand spending on state economic development programs ends up getting them cut to the bone.

Happy Economic Development Week!

As the IEDC's second annual celebratory week for Economic Development begins today, here are some tips about how your location can participate.

Reality Check

Congress tells President Trump where he can stick his wall.

Future of Free Trade Debated at LiveXchange 2017

A spirited panel discussion at BF's 13th annual event analyzed the impact of Brexit and NAFTA negotiations.

Killing O’Reilly

21st Century Fox finally enforces a fair and balanced workplace policy.

Ra, Sustainer of Life

A nation that in ancient times worshipped The Sun God is home to a $3.5-billion solar power project.

Sin City Spectacular

Clark County, NV will pay $750 million to help build a new stadium in Las Vegas for the NFL's Raiders franchise.

Enemy Of The People

Only 14 Americans have ever been convicted of treason, a number that may increase soon.

Bearing of the Green

A new study reignites the never-ending debate on the value of economic development incentives.

Six Years Later

It's going to cost $190 billion and take three decades to clean up the mess at Fukushima.

Entrance to Hell

The war against climate change is over and we've all lost.

Drivers Not Wanted

With motor vehicle fatalities soaring, the auto giants are racing to get self-driving cars on the road.

Drought and Deluge

Whatever the future brings us, it always seems to arrive in California first.

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