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As lockdowns begin to ease and pressure to restart the economy ramps up, companies need to determine how to keep employees safe as they go back to work.


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As lockdowns begin to ease and pressure to restart the economy ramps up, companies need to determine how to keep employees safe as they go back to work.

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Back To Work: How To Reboot In A Post-COVID-19 World

As lockdowns begin to ease and pressure to restart the economy ramps up, companies need to determine how to keep employees safe as they go back to work.

Did You Miss Our Global Supply Chain Webinar?

In this free video webinar, Rosemary Coates, Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global supply chain.

Harlingen, Texas Supports Small Business During Pandemic

City of Harlingen and Harlingen EDC set aside $1 million to launch Harlingen’s Emergency Loan Program (HELP) for Small Business.

Amazon Creating 800 New Jobs In Georgia 

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CFOs Prioritize Workplace Safety And Employee Health

As states start to lift COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, survey reveals CFOs expect changes in measures to address workplace safety and employee health. 

State Associations Release Roadmap To COVID-19 Recovery

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Birmingham, AL Business Strong In The Face Of COVID-19

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Person County, NC Launches COVID PIVOT Impact Loan

The Person County Economic Development Commission's COVID PIVOT Impact Loan program will provide short-term assistance to small businesses.

Focus Services Creating 200 Jobs In North Carolina

The Utah-based customer contact solutions company will invest $1 million to establish a new operations center in Tarboro, NC. 

How Richmond Logistics Firms Are Pivoting During COVID-19

Businesses that will survive the coronavirus pandemic are those that adapt to the challenges and continue to serve existing and new customers.

Utah’s Response To The Coronavirus Pandemic

Utah’s unified, direct and robust response to the crisis serves as a role model to other states during these challenging times.

Taking High-Tech To New Heights In Arizona

In Arizona, advanced manufacturing is busy integrating new technologies into products and processes, transforming industries, outputs and the workforce they require to succeed in today’s global market.

Rhode Island Responds To COVID-19 Challenges

Rhode Island leaders have taken action to help local businesses, communities and residents face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oswego County Partnerships Develop In Response To COVID-19

Educators from SUNY Oswego are meeting a critical need during the COVID-19 pandemic by producing protective face shields for healthcare workers and first responders in Oswego County, NY.

Arkansas Businesses Show Fortitude In The Face Of Pandemic

Arkansas businesses and organizations are finding ways to continue serving their customers during the COVID-19 crisis, while others are stepping up to help their fellow citizens.

Samtec Hiring 150 Workers, Donating Funds And Face Masks In Costa Rica

The advanced manufacturing company will donate 800 N95 face masks to Costa Rican health authorities and $25,000 for buying diagnostic kits and tests.

Carolinas: Developing A Successful Workforce

Both North Carolina and South Carolina continue to take steps to ensure their workforces are able to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow, today.

Cape Coral Supports Local Business During COVID-19 Crisis

In response to COVID-19, the Cape Coral EDO is encouraging residents to stay healthy, while continuing to support the local economy.

City Of Tucson: Navigating The Impacts Of COVID-19

In Arizona, Tucson’s Office of Economic Initiatives has been focused entirely on helping small business navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GoldenHome International will establish its North American headquarters in Concord, NC, creating 257 jobs over five years.  

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Two current upward trends show us how consumers are responding to both the power of plants and the power of panic with the demand for food.

Indiana Businesses Working To Support COVID-19 Response

The state has secured 2.6M PPE items to be made by Indiana manufacturers, donated by businesses for front-line medical workers. 

Abilene Manufacturing Company Gets Help To Build New HQ

Economic development package awarded to Hartmann’s Inc. will help the manufacturer retain and create jobs in Abilene, TX.

Nashville International Airport: Growing In Tandem With Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee is one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation, and Nashville International Airport (BNA) is growing with it.

Texarkana Furniture Maker Produces Face Masks For First Responders

In Texarkana, TX, Mayo Furniture has manufactured more than 640 free face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, with more to come.

The Automotive Sector: Adding Some Torque To Growth

Upheaval in supply chains is likely to increase in the short term, a trend that may be exacerbated by changing patterns of supply and demand, consumer-driven connectivity and alternative powertrain systems.

Remember The Heroes

We'll never forget the courage of the healthcare workers who are on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.

Dymax Investing $21.5M In North Carolina

Connecticut-based Dymax Corporation will create 59 jobs at a new advanced manufacturing facility in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Bandwidth To Invest More Than $100M In North Carolina Expansion

The software company will expand its presence in Raleigh, NC by building a new corporate headquarters and adding more than 1,000 jobs.

Top 10 COVID-19 Takeaways For Corporate Site Selection

John H. Boyd, founder of The Boyd Company, Inc., shares how he expects the COVID-19 pandemic to impact corporate relocation, commercial real estate and the states' battle for new industry and jobs.

Missouri Governor’s Report: Show Me Success

Gov. Mike Parson is busy building a 21st century infrastructure in Missouri with world-class logistics, a bevy of workforce development initiatives and high-speed connectivity for all.

Maryland National Capital Region Forms Economic Development Alliance

Representing the majority of Maryland’s population and economy, six counties will work together with each other and federal and state partners towards regional initiatives and COVID-19 economic recovery.

Marion County, SC: Just Right For Growing Business

Marion County, SC has much to offer companies seeking a competitive edge while offering an unmatched quality of life at an affordable cost.

Biotech: Finding The DNA For Success

The integration of artificial intelligence within life sciences is making drug discovery and development more innovative, less labor intensive and more cost-effective, says Deloitte’s annual global outlook.

Blount Partnership Establishes Small Business Relief Fund

The fund provides disaster relief to small businesses in Blount County, TN that develop innovative solutions to overcome catastrophic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Manufacturing 4.0 Has Arrived

Locations that have diversified their high-tech growth sectors are well-positioned to thrive in a new age of manufacturing efficiency. The factory of the future has arrived, a.k.a. manufacturing 4.0.

March / April 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 2)

The March / April 2020 Issue features the manufacturing and automotive industries. Plus, a look at biotech, food processing, and sustainable development.

Hoosier Energy: Power To The People

Since 1989, partnerships with local communities and Hoosier Energy’s 18 member systems have resulted in more than $11.5 billion in new investments creating 50,000 new jobs.

Rally Reno Program Provides Local Economic Relief

Rally Reno County supports local businesses and employees in the retail, service and hospitality industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Fairfax County, VA Launches Virtual Career Fairs

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the FCEDA is presenting virtual career fairs to connect college grads with Northern Virginia companies seeking employees.

Indiana Serves 10,000 Small Businesses Through PPE Marketplace

Since launching in early May, the Indiana Small Business PPE Marketplace has received nearly 20,000 orders for personal protective equipment (PPE) and has fulfilled 10,000 orders.

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