Economic Development

Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development.

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...

FL Gov. Crist Announces Budget

Gov. Charlie Crist on Friday outlined his proposed $66.5 billion budget, which includes $4.7 billion in federal stimulus dollars. His recommendations include investments in education,...

Oregon: A Wind Winner

Western Community Energy (WCE), a community-based wind energy developer, is already expanding its headquarters in Bend, Ore., after choosing to relocate to the state...

World’s largest cellulosic ethanol facility to be built in Florida

Highlands County, FL, soon will be home to the world’s largest facility to make biofuels from inedible plants, including grasses, according to an announcement...

Maryland Expands International Reach

As many as 150 jobs are expected to be created in Maryland in the next few years by foreign companies that set up operations...

It’s raining Benjamins

Thanks to Uncle Sam, a 90-year-old in the hills of West Virginia soon will be able to use a new broadband connection to apply...

Loose Change

We knew it was a bad sign when Robert Rubin was standing behind Barack Obama when Obama introduced his team of economic wise men...

Hall of shame

A few weeks ago, they packed up the famous monuments at old Yankee Stadium, loaded them into a large truck, and moved them to...

Michigan Making Movies

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm announced on Tuesday Michigan’s aggressive film production attraction efforts will create 5,993 new jobs in Michigan, including 4,066 new film,...

Munich Airport Touts Job Growth

Even under difficult economic conditions, Munich Airport remains a reliable engine for growth and employment. The three biggest companies at the airport - the...

Does your dog bite?

A whistleblower tells Congress that the Securities and Exchange Commission ignored his warnings about Bernie Madoff for nine years.

ConvaTec to Expand in Greensboro

The Greensboro Economic Development Alliance just announced a significant expansion by ConvaTec, a global medical device manufacturer and long-time Greensboro employer. The company will...

California Boosts Its Bond Program

The California Enterprise Development Authority (CEDA) has praised the State Treasurer’s office for increasing the funding allocation  from approximately $120 million to $150 million...

Blago gets the boot

The tawdry saga of Gov. Rod Blagojevich concluded on schedule this week, when the Illinois State Senate unanimously ousted the helmet-haired governor after a...

Fighting Back Against Job Slashing

After yesterday's employment massacre--more than 70,000 job cuts announced across various U.S. industries--the role of economic development and the importance of economic developers, have...

Where the pain is (and isn’t)

A state-by-state breakdown of unemployment, budget deficit and foreclosure statistics, jointly produced by CNN, Fortune and Money magazines, clearly illustrates which states are getting...

Wind Farms Whistle Across North America

Valero Energy Corporation, one of the largest oil and gas refiners in North America, has begun its Phase I operation of a 50-megawatt (MW) windfarm...

“Gray Lady” Battles Red Ink

With its stock price plunging more than 60 percent in the past year, its print advertising sales collapsing, and a reported $1 billion in...

IBM Eyes Iowa

Iowa recently announced that IBM will open a new technology service delivery center in Dubuque, IA. It is expected that the $100-million project will...

Like there’s no tomorrow

The people who brought us the Great Bank Robbery of 2008 are back at work, and this time they're doing something for which they...

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Louisiana Leads States In Customized Workforce Training

In Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report, Tennessee is rated tops in Recovery Leaders and Wyoming takes Best Business Tax Climate.

3M To Invest $58M In Nebraska Expansion

3M will create approximately 50 new jobs as it expands production of its respiratory and hearing protection products in Valley, NE.

Governor’s Report: Building A New Image In Maryland

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says that a combination of a great location, educated workforce and a streamlined attitude toward business is helping the state create the right image in the business world.

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

[VIDEO] Camp Hall – A Next Generation Commerce Park in South Carolina

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in Charleston, S.C. As a convergence of people, place and programming, Camp Hall delivers thoughtful infrastructure and logistical features that empower people — and business — to thrive.