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Three years after a $60-billion deficit threatened to sink the Golden State, state legislators are arguing over how to spend a surplus.


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Three years after a $60-billion deficit threatened to sink the Golden State, state legislators are arguing over how to spend a surplus.

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Latest: California is Rolling in Dough - Three years after a $60-billion deficit threatened to sink the Golden State, state legislators are arguing over how to spend a surplus.

California is Rolling in Dough

Three years after a $60-billion deficit threatened to sink the Golden State, state legislators are arguing over how to spend a surplus.

Mining Supplies Manufacturer Locating First Indiana Facility In Vanderburgh County

According to the National Mining Association, Indiana is home to 309 mining operations and provides employment for more than 18,800 Hoosiers. Crushed stone, portland cement, construction sand and gravel are the Hoosier State's leading nonfuel minerals, and in 2010, Indiana's mining operations created $3.3 billion worth of mineral, metal and fuel products.

Verde Energy USA Expands Operations In Illinois

Verde is providing the State of Illinois with approximately 260,000 MWh of renewable energy sources annually, avoiding over 128,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2)—the emissions equivalent of 14 million gallons of gasoline consumed.

AES Corporation Picks Indianapolis For U.S. Business Unit Headquarters

AES, which currently has 25,000 associates globally, including 3,600 employees in the United States, will immediately begin filling new positions across the company.

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Awards

There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations that have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations. From the March/April 2013 issue.

Who Invented the Chocolate Eggcream?

President Obama is scrambling to fix a 2011 law, intended to prevent broadly defined patent infringement claims, that appears to have backfired.

Financial Services Firm Opens New Carmel, IN Headquarters

Carmel-based NextGear Capital announced plans to expand its headquarters, adding 169 jobs by 2015, at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Gov. Mike Pence joined executives from NextGear and Mayor Jim Brainard in celebrating the company’s growth.

Smart Grid Program Created Nearly 2,700 Jobs In First Quarter 2013

Grid modernization work expected to create more jobs and business growth.

New Report Reveals The 10 U.S. Areas Facing The Highest Climate-Related Risk Of Water Shortages

Study points to risk in nation's capital, New York City, America's breadbasket and 46 states.

Lifeway Foods Acquires Golden Guernsey Dairy Plant For $7.4 Million

Acquisition will quadruple manufacturing capacity for kefir company and tap existing workforce in Waukesha, WI.

They’re Coming to Take Us Away

A new survey says 60 percent of Americans would welcome driverless cars on U.S. roads.

Subaru Canada Announces North American Expansion

Subaru models currently produced at SIA include the Outback, Legacy and Tribeca, while the Impreza is currently built only at Subaru's Yajima and Gunma plants in Japan.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Economic Developers from the U.S. Plains Sign On to Sponsor LiveXchange

The U.S. Plains region will be well-represented at this year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange, an invitation-only event for corporate executives and site selection consultants who...

COVER STORY: Global Biotech Report

As the global financial system continues to mend, venture capital is beginning to flow back into the biotechnology sector. In Europe, the largest biomed players are thriving, while entrepreneurial biotech start-ups gain traction in the U.S. From the March/April 2013 issue.

Grundfos Establishes N.A. Headquarters In Chicago Area, Plans Additional Jobs

A global leader in developing high-tech water pumps and systems, the $4 billion company based in Denmark chose the Chicago area because of its proximity to the resurging manufacturing sector surrounding the Great Lakes and its open political climate promoting advancements in water infrastructure and sustainability.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Economic Developers from the U.S. Great Lakes Sign On to Sponsor LiveXchange

To date, four economic development organizations from four Great Lakes states have signed on to sponsor the ninth annual event, which will take place May 19 - 21, 2013 at the Westin Stonebriar in Dallas, Texas.

RV Components Producer Relocating Headquarters To Indiana

With more than 5,200 full-time employees across the country, Drew Industries currently has approximately 3,400 employees in Indiana. The company has already begun hiring additional engineers, furniture assemblers, general laborers, drivers and welders in Elkhart County.

Faurecia North America Grows Into A New Headquarters In Auburn Hills, MI

Three years into a remarkable surge in growth, Faurecia North America announced more details of its plans for a new headquarters building in Auburn Hills, MI, at the hub of activity for southeast Michigan's auto industry.

10-Year Plan Upgrades Natural Gas Infrastructure, Creates Jobs For Illinois

Under the Natural Gas Modernization, Public Safety & Jobs Act (SB 1665/HB 2414), Ameren Illinois will invest $330 million and create 250 jobs to accelerate its ongoing efforts to strengthen and update its natural gas business in central and southern Illinois.

Baseball, Hot Dogs and Economic Development

The first pitch of the season lifts more than depressed winter spirits. Ballparks have a big-league economic impact on their surrounding communities.

Celadon to Open Driver Training School in Indy, Add 500 New Jobs

The company, which provides long-haul, dry van truckload service throughout North America, will invest $5.7 million to build a 61,000 square-foot training facility near its Indianapolis headquarters campus.

Locked, Loaded and Ready to Relocate

As more states pass tough new gun control measures, weapons makers threaten to pack up and move to gun-friendly locations.

Detroit Electric Returns To Motor City; 180 Jobs To Be Created

The company HQ will be based in the iconic Fisher Building, located in downtown Detroit. A site has also been identified to assemble the first ever pure electric sports car in Michigan, with production to start in August.

GEICO to Open Service Center in Central Indiana, Add 1,200 Jobs

The Washington, DC-based auto insurer will invest millions of dollars to lease, renovate and equip 109,000 square feet of space in the area. The new office is expected to be operational by late April.

Chrysler Group Invests Millions In Indiana, Adds 1,250 New Jobs

With this announcement, Chrysler Group has confirmed total investments of more than $1.6 billion in Kokomo for production of the eight- and nine-speed transmissions as well as various other process improvements at all four facilities in the area. The company currently employs more than 6,100 in Kokomo.

GM To Hire 1,000 High Tech Employees In Phoenix Region

Fourth Innovation Center completes GM's geographic plan for hiring best and brightest from the IT sector.

Metal Fabricator To Relocate From Ohio To Northeast Indiana

The company will invest $2.7 million to move its headquarters and operations to its existing 130,000 square-foot facility in Fremont. KMI also plans to relocate fabricating equipment from Ohio and update the Steuben County facility's software and technology.

BUSINESS REPORT: Ohio Launches Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program

The Buckeye State aims to improve its competitiveness with a new employer-driven training program to provide direct financial assistance to develop workforce skills. From the January/February 2013 issue

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® To Expand In Lansing, MI Region

The Lansing, MI-based company expands its international headquarters in Delhi Township adding 125 jobs locally leading to 7,000 new jobs nationally.

BUSINESS REPORT: Indiana Employment is Getting Bigger, Faster

More than 250 companies agreed in 2012 to create 27,620 new jobs in Indiana, exceeding any year on record. From the January/February 2013 issue

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Points of Entry for Cash-Rich Cargo

At least $13 billion in public investment is earmarked for port development in the next decade. With the expansion of the Panama Canal and steady growth of U.S. exports, developers and investment interests are bullish on U.S. ports. From the January/February 2013 issue

Study Finds New Natural Gas Development Could Create More Than 45,000 Jobs And $9 Billion In Economic...

Study is first comprehensive look at Illinois jobs that could be created using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technologies

The Wave Will Spread

In the drive to remain competitive and to free themselves from the encumbrances of labor unions, US manufacturers have been shifting resources to right to work states, where they believe the machine can run better.

Black Gold Rush

The key to unlocking California's economic rebound may be sitting deep in Monterey shale.

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