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


Economic Development

Latest: 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.

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.

350,000 Square Feet for Famous Footwear

Brown Shoe Company, Inc. recently marked the completion of its 350,000-square-foot Famous Footwear Distribution Center in central California.

The mouse that roared

The New York Times reported today that scientists have successfully implanted inside a mouse the human gene that governs language and speaking skills. The mouse...

Tech Company Expands into Metro Atlanta

Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development announced that NCR, a Fortune 500 technology company, will relocate its headquarters to Gwinnett County, Georgia, creating 1,250 new jobs.

PBSJ Corp. Chooses MetWest in Tampa

The PBSJ Corporation will relocate its Tampa office to MetWest One, a LEED-certified office building, after signing a long-term lease beginning in 2010.

KABR Buys “Class A” NJ Office Space

KABR Real Estate Investment Partners, LLC announced today that it has purchased a 235,000-square-foot commercial office building in Ridgefield Park, NJ from AIG.

Tennessee governor predicts GM’s Spring Hill plant will make a comeback

Gov. Bredesen doesn't believe that General Motors will permanently abandon one of its newest plants, which the automaker is shutting down in November despite a recent $500-million retooling.

Homeland security on the range

The economic development director of Hardin, Montana, has some space to let and he's targeting a certain captive market in Cuba.

Master Eco-Plan to Transform NY

TechCity, a 260-acre site located mid-way between New York City and Albany, New York, envisions a mixed-use eco-village where people can live, work and play in the Hudson Valley region.

NC Real Estate Grows, Foot by Foot

Capital Associates announced today the leasing of 11,700 square feet of office space in Cary, NC to Pulte Homes, Inc.

Federal Dollars Help Recovery in Texas

The federal government is providing the Houston area with $20.9-million worth of Economic Development Administration investments.

The Blago Infamy Factory Expands

A few weeks after disgraced Ex-Gov. Blagojevich of Illinois was denied participation in a reality TV show, his wife is on the brink of filling his spot!

Youth Opportunities in St. Louis

The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced last week that three St. Louis-area organizations were to receive a total of $704,207 in Youth Opportunities Program tax credits.

Roche Completes $60-million SC Expansion

The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Florence County Economic Development Partnership recently celebrated the completion of a $60-million plant expansion at Roche’s Florence facility.

Paging Little Caesar

California is willing to sell you the L. A. Coliseum for $400 million, and, if you've got extra money to burn, San Quentin's famous prison.

Texas group sues DHS over selection of Kansas site for NBAF lab

A Texas consortium is asking a federal judge to block the construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan KS, claiming it was unfairly selected over a competing site in San Antonio.

Mortgage Company Opens in Kansas

North South East West Mortgage announced plans to locate its headquarters and first location in Overland Park, KS.

Cbeyond Creates Cobb County Call Center

Cbeyond Inc. plans to double the size of its operations in Georgia, creating more than 600 new jobs in Cobb County.

Hydrogen bombshell

The Energy Department pulls the plug on hydrogen-powered vehicles.

Medtronic picks San Antonio as site of medical device unit

The Texas location beat out competing sites in Kansas City for the facility, which will manufacture insulin pumps and other medical components.

POTUS envy

You've probably heard by now that former President George W. Bush already has raised $100 million for his presidential library in Texas,...

Best Idea of the Week: Retrofitting ASAP

I have been speculating what will happen to all of the vacant storefronts... cheers to New Mexico for giving me a good answer!

Sacks of gold

We had some trepidation when Australian-turned-American press baron Rupert Murdoch bought the Wall Street Journal a couple of years ago. Murdoch has a well-earned...

Final edition

Thomas Jefferson once famously said that he would rather have newspapers without a government than a government without newspapers. It is becoming increasingly evident in...

$10.5-million Investment in Findlay, PA

Governor Ed Rendell announced today that a national warehouse distribution network will create 42 jobs and invest $10.5 million in Findlay, PA.

Michigan Wins Wind Power from Nevada

Reno-based Mariah Power cited lack of funding in Nevada as a key factor in its decision to open its wind turbine production line in Michigan, potentially creating 120 jobs.

Worst, er, Best Idea of the Week: No Blagojevich!

Former Illinois governor and current punchline, Rod Blagojevich, was my surefire pick for Worst Idea of the Week. Yes, I know--his despicable,...

Global Water Tech Headquarters in Indy

On Earth Day, Global Water Technologies, Inc. has announced its corporate headquarters have moved to Indianapolis, IN.

TARP cop turns up heat on Treasury chief

Neil M. Barofsky, the special inspector general appointed by President Bush in November to oversee the government's Troubled Asset Relief Program, ...

Walgreens Creates Jobs for Disabled Workers

Walgreens recently opened a $175-million distribution center in Windsor, CT, where 30 percent of the workforce will be people with disabilities.

Green Giant

The Empire State Building soon will stand as a model for retrofitting existing structures for environmental sustainability. Five leading consulting, design, non-profit and construction partners—including...

Worst Idea of the Week: Texas or Somalia?

Following on the "popularity" of last week's Worst Idea, this week's contenders are the governor of Texas and the pirates of Somalia.

Moody’s to U.S.: Drop Dead

The renowned rating agency, which somehow missed the insolvency of Wall Street's fraud factories, has downgraded the creditworthiness of every local government in the country.

Lousiana Lures Location from Wisconsin

Monroe, LA has won 200-300 new jobs by 2011 as Gardner Denver Thomas company consolidates its Wisconsin manufacturing operations to the South.

Texas Innovates, Attracts Technology

The Innovate Texas Foundation got started this week in Austin to serve as an umbrella organization that will help Texas compete with other states attracting technology companies.

Worst Idea of the Week: Recession on FOX?

Here's my nomination for the Worst Idea of the Week—and yes, it's only Wednesday but I'm confident this gem will not lose its luster...


Consumed by guilt, former U.S. Treasury Chief Hank Paulson has donated his net worth to charity and is now peeling potatoes at a soup kitchen.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Top 10 Issues Affecting The Real Estate Industry

COVID-19 and economic renewal top The Counselors of Real Estate's list of issues expected to have the most significant impact on real estate in 2020-2021.

SiO2 To Invest $163M In Alabama Expansion

In response to a contract to supply the federal government with COVID-19 vaccine vials, SiO2 Materials Science will create 220 jobs at its Auburn, AL facility.

Workforce Training: Coping With Crisis Requires A New Skillset

Companies are building digital training programs and creating ecosystems of “learning partners” to produce and deliver digital content to a broad base of employees.

Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Santee Cooper – CAMP HALL

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in a business epicenter of the South and at the heart of modern Southern culture — Charleston, S.C.

Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: How Is COVID-19 Testing Done?

Have you wondered about the differences in the types of tests available for COVID-19? In today's episode Neil Lamb, PhD, explains three types of tests and how they work.