World’s Largest Insect Protein Production Facility Coming To Illinois
Innovafeed and ADM will establish a new livestock feed production facility and headquarters in Decatur, IL, expanding sustainable agriculture solutions and creating more than 280 jobs in the region.
Ferrero Investing $75M In Illinois Expansion
Ferrero will establish its first North American Chocolate Manufacturing Center at its facility in Bloomington, IL, creating approximately 50 new jobs.
Illinois: The Intersection Of Talent And Innovation
A great logistics network and a world-class education system enable the Land of Lincoln to generate the fifth-highest GDP among states.
COVID-19 Response And Recovery Update
Economic development organizations and local businesses keep finding inspiring and innovative ways to join forces to meet the most urgent needs of this unprecedented crisis.
Food Processing: The Good And The Bad Of It
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.
20 Communities To Address Climate Change, Resilience, Social Equity
The U.S. Green Building Council is expanding its LEED for Cities and Communities program with a new $500,000 grant from Bank of America.
Top Utilities: Power To The People
New electric generating capacity in 2020 will come primarily from wind and solar, with renewables making up 76 percent of the 42 gigawatts that will be added.
Colorado, Illinois, New York Lead Nation In LEED Green Building
Massachusetts and Hawaii round out Top 5 on USGBC's Top 10 States for LEED, which recognizes current leaders committed to sustainable buildings, cities, and communities.
Data Center Company First To Qualify For New Illinois Tax Incentive
STACK INFRASTRUCTURE will be the first company to make use of Illinois’ new sales tax exemption on equipment purchases at its Chicago data center campus.
Illinois: A Talent Pool With World-Class Skills
The Land of Lincoln offers a highly educated workforce and a logistics network that is hard to match.
EPA Grants 26 Organizations $5.1M In Environmental Job Training Grants
The environmental workforce and job training grants will help transform economically disadvantaged communities across the U.S.
U.S. Ports: Sizing Up The Logistics Industry
Trade wars may come and go, but U.S. ports are in it for the long haul: expanding their services and dredging harbors to make way for ships carrying gigantic containers.
Amazon Expands Chicago Tech Hub, Will Create 400 New Tech Jobs
Amazon will expand its office in downtown Chicago by more than 70,000 square feet, allowing the company to double its tech workforce in the city.
Conagra Building New Innovation Center In Chicago
The Conagra Brands Center for Food Design will be a state-of-the-art snacking innovation center with up to 50 food designers and culinary staff.
Global Investment: Destinations Of Choice
Attracting foreign direct investment has become a top priority for economic development organizations seeking to leverage the status of the U.S. as the top global destination for FDI.
U.S. Manufacturing: All The Way Back
The U.S. manufacturing sector finally has regained the output levels lost during the Great Recession. But an exceptionally tight labor market might put a damper on the celebration.
E-Commerce, Logistics Signed Largest Warehouse Leases In 2018
CBRE study found that last year, 61 of the largest 100 industrial leases in the U.S. were completed by e-commerce companies and logistics firms.
Top Utilities: Power Players For Development
Size counts, but when it comes to making our picks for forward-thinking utilities, so do smart grids, renewable energy and a seat at the table when economic development deals are negotiated.
Illinois Was Tops For Green Building In 2018
Massachusetts and Washington earned the second and third spots in the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual Top 10 States for LEED Green Building ranking.
Texas, Florida Top List Of 2018 Destination States
California, Arizona and North Carolina round out the top five destination states for consumers who moved with Allied Van Lines last year.