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Each year, our LiveXchange event provides a fertile meeting ground for site selectors and senior economic developers. This year—as every sector battles its way from the depths of recession into the sunlight of an emerging recovery—we believe LiveXchange presents a crucial, not-to-be-missed opportunity for locations to zero in on pre-qualified, viable projects in an economy […]


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Each year, our LiveXchange event provides a fertile meeting ground for site selectors and senior economic developers. This year—as every sector battles its way from the depths of recession into the sunlight of an emerging recovery—we believe LiveXchange presents a crucial, not-to-be-missed opportunity for locations to zero in on pre-qualified, viable projects in an economy […]

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Latest: WHERE THE JOBS ARE! - Each year, our LiveXchange event provides a fertile meeting ground for site selectors and senior economic developers. This year—as every sector battles its way from the depths of recession into the sunlight of an emerging recovery—we believe LiveXchange presents a crucial, not-to-be-missed opportunity for locations to zero in on pre-qualified, viable projects in an economy […]

WHERE THE JOBS ARE!

Each year, our LiveXchange event provides a fertile meeting ground for site selectors and senior economic developers. This year—as every sector battles its way...

IVC US Invests $70 million in Dalton, GA

IVC US is investing $70 million in an upgrade of its Dalton, GArnfacility, installing what it says will be the longest vinyl productionrnline in...

Texas-sized venue

If King Kong was the Eighth Wonder of the World, the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX surely is the Ninth. The Cowboys new...

Siemens Breaks Ground for Turbine Plant

The Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce joined Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson, state and community leaders and company executives from Siemens Energy today to break...

Swiss Top U.S. in Competitiveness

Switzerland has scored first place in The Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010 issued by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum according to Mario Brossi, North American...

Golden State vs. Silver State

Everyone is familiar with those cheeky TV commercials with the tagline ''Whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.'' Well, we recently came across something...

One year later

It has been exactly one year since Lehman Bros. vanished into a black hole and almost took the global financial system with...

Pay no attention to the man behind the label

Ever since the U.S. surgeon general warned in the early '60s that cigarettes cause lung cancer, the tobacco industry has waged a...

Hangar 17

Hangar 17 at New York's Kennedy Airport is large enough to accommodate several jumbo jets, but it is not used to house aircraft. Strewn ...

National Office Furniture Plant Goes Green

Gov. Steve Beshear andrnEconomic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes have announced thatrnNational Office Furniture, a business unit of Kimball InternationalrnInc., will invest more than...

Toyota Trucks Move to San Antonio

Toyota Motor Corp. has confirmed it will relocate production of the Tacoma pickup from a plant in Northern California to its state-of-the-art...

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...

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.

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...

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.

Juiced

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

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...

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.

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

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.

A fire on the moon

Forty years ago this week, three men were strapped into a metal capsule perched atop a 36-story marvel of engineering that had three million...

Call it the Willis Tower

The tallest building in North America, formerly known as the Sears Tower, has a new name.

Exxon Mobil Investing $600 Million in Algae-based Biofuels

In a partnership with Synthetic Genomics, the oil giant will create a biofuels test facility in San Diego.

India-based pipe maker cancels $100-million plant in Arkansas

Man Industries Ltd. has decided not to build a U.S. manufacturing facility in Little Rock, prompting the city to buy back the land set aside for the project.

Orlando International Lures Avocet

200 jobs and an almost $5 million airport hangar are coming to Central Florida.

East wind

China probably will surpass the U.S. this year as the country that spews out the most greenhouse gases. At the same time, it is moving quickly to become the number one manufacturer for renewable energy.

High-Tech Small Business Funding Available in Kentucky

Kentucky's SBIR-STTR program enables small businesses that have received federal grants for R&D to apply for matching state funds through July 31, 2009.

Rat Pack

We caught up with Fred, our favorite talking mouse, in Vegas this week. We found him sunning himself by the pool at...

Talk to the hand

The fiscal calamity in California moved closer to the brink of total collapse this week, as the state —which has yet to...

Algenol, Dow Partner to Develop $50-million Algae Biofuel Plant

An algae-to-fuel pilot facility will be developed in Freeport, TX, with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Edelweiss meets Evita

''Don't cry for me, Ben Bernanke.'' ''You were supposed to be a genius. That's all we asked for--'' ''You mind your business.'' ''We kept our promise.'' ''You keep...

Last call in Steel City

About 30 years ago, you could walk into just about any self-respecting saloon in America and get the same response to a...

DaVita Picks Denver For Corporate HQ

The leading provider of health-care services for chronic kidney disease patients is moving its home base from California to Colorado.

Return to sender

''Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.'' These words are etched...

Belgium’s Umicore to Build in Oklahoma

Belgium-based Umicore chose Oklahoma over Arizona and New Mexico to build its $51-million, 40,000-square-foot germanium production plant.

GM opens $25 million battery lab at Warren, MI tech center

The embattled automaker's Warren tech center, along with facilities in New York and Germany, will spearhead the development of power units for electric vehicles.

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