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Unemployment rates are staggering, but what’s even more astounding is that there are thousands of jobs across the U.S. going unfilled due to a shortage of skilled workers. Workforce development training programs are now Job One. From the July/August 2012 issue


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Unemployment rates are staggering, but what’s even more astounding is that there are thousands of jobs across the U.S. going unfilled due to a shortage of skilled workers. Workforce development training programs are now Job One. From the July/August 2012 issue

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Latest: FEATURE STORY: Nothing Matters More Than Talent - Unemployment rates are staggering, but what’s even more astounding is that there are thousands of jobs across the U.S. going unfilled due to a shortage of skilled workers. Workforce development training programs are now Job One. From the July/August 2012 issue

FEATURE STORY: Nothing Matters More Than Talent

Unemployment rates are staggering, but what’s even more astounding is that there are thousands of jobs across the U.S. going unfilled due to a shortage of skilled workers. Workforce development training programs are now Job One. From the July/August 2012 issue

Report: LA, PA, TX, NY Lead in Facilities Investments

Annual U.S. Investment Monitor survey shows $135 billion of capital investment in business facilities yielding 336,000 new or retained jobs, with 60 percent of the projects in manufacturing.

BF Rankings Report: LA, VA Tops in Economic Growth Potential

The Bayou State surges to the top of our annual assessment of Economic Growth Potential, edging out last year's number one, Virginia.

Utah-Based Advanced Composites Maker Moves to Titusville, FL

Rocket Crafters will invest $72 million in a new 400,000-square-foot facility at the Space Coast Regional Airport.

SPECIAL REPORT: Northeast Ohio – Region on The Rise

Northeast Ohio, a traditional leader in manufacturing, is quickly transitioning to the 21st century knowledge economy. A key advantage is access to markets—the region is within a 500-mile radius of 41 percent of all U.S. households. From the May/June 2012 issue

Bloom Energy Breaks Ground for Delaware Manufacturing Center

Clean energy servers known as "Bloom Boxes" will be produced on a 272-acre site formerly occupied by a Chrysler assembly plant and now owned by the University of Delaware.

LOCATION FOCUS: Carolinas – Coastal Clout With Global Reach

The Carolinas, well known for their creative climate and low-cost business environment, are now an East Coast engine for growth hitting on all cylinders. North Carolina and South Carolina are busy certifying shovel-ready sites and pioneering new incentives. From the May/June 2012 issue

Currier Plastics to Double Operation in Cayuga County, NY

The custom plastics molder will invest $20.8 million in its expansion, utilizing $1 million in Excelsior tax credits and a $750,000 state grant.

ThyssenKrupp Presta Expands Headquarters in Vigo County

The maker of steering systems will invest $22 million in its Terre Haute, IN facility, creating 120 new jobs.

FEATURE STORY: 2012 Economic Development Awards

Every year, we showcase the economic development deals with the biggest impact and rank the top states and metros. Now, we turn our spotlight on the agencies with the best practices who have achieved overall excellence. From the March/April 2012 issue.

Happy Trails

Kentucky's bourbon business is booming, giving a tasty lift to state revenues and tourism.

A Driving Force in Recovery

Eco. Dev. pros play a leading role in the resurgence of U.S. manufacturing.
By Jay C. Moon, CEcD, Chair, IEDC

LOCATION FOCUS: New York – A Wealth Of Everything

There are many reasons to love New York. Among them, its unique balance between innovaton and preservation, a quality that makes the Empire State an economically and culturally well-rounded business location. From the March/April 2012 issue

Business Facilities Names Achievement Award Winners

New Jersey's Partnership for Action and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance are among the honorees in our first annual Economic Development Achievement Awards.

Ionic Technologies Will Invest $10 Million in SC Expansion

The manufacturing firm supporter will double the size of its existing Greenville facility.

BUSINESS REPORT: Indiana – A Warm Business Climate Grows A Multitude Of Jobs

Indiana’s Economic Development Corporation had a record-breaking year in 2011 as the state gained commitments for 19,080 jobs with hourly wages exceeding the state average. From the March/April 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Arizona Is Challenging Its Homegrown Innovators

From solar energy to information technology, Arizona is challenging its businesses to create innovation and keep it homegrown with new incentives and programs. From the March/April 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Georgia – GT Info Security Center Supports Cyber Start-Ups

Georgia Tech and a bevy of higher education resources in the Peach State are giving new players a leg up in the competition for venture capital funds to seed tomorrow’s industries. From the March/April 2012 issue.

Helmer Expanding Headquarters in Noblesville, IN

The life sciences company will invest $10.6 million to construct a 137,500-square-foot manufacturing and global operations facility at the Noblesville Saxony Corporate Campus.

Rolls-Royce Plans Second Manufacturing Facility in Virginia

The British jet engine maker will invest $170 million in a new facility in Prince George County to produce parts for Boeing and Airbus, creating 150 jobs.

BUSINESS REPORT: Washington – Aerospace Giant Aims Higher

To ensure future success of its flourishing aerospace industry, Washington is focusing on new investments in training and a new statewide coalition aimed at competitiveness. From the January/February 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Louisiana Keeps Moving Up Way Down South

Louisiana remains a solid front runner for job growth and business development with best-in-the-nation workforce training and technology incentives that are cultivating a high-quality workforce. From the January/February 2012 issue.

Wichita Airport Authority Gets $2-Million Federal Grant

The investment will support infrastructure improvements on WAA land adjacent to the Bombardier Flight Test Center in Wichita, KS.

Toyota Sets Plant for Pendergrass County, GA, Creating 320 jobs

The company’s Georgia operation will be known as Toyota Industries Compressor Parts America (TICA), and it represents a $350-million investment.

Honda to Build Acura NSX “Supercar” in Ohio

The Japanese automaker reveals at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit it will produce the NSX near its current facilities in central Ohio at a new advanced manufacturing center.

Safran Plans $100-Million Advanced Manufacturing Plant in NH

The 275,000 facility, on a 50-acre site in Granite State Business Park in Rochester, NH, will focus on R&D and production of next-generation composite aircraft components.

GKN Aerospace Invests $38 Million in Orangeburg County, SC

The supplier of aviation components will establish a new manufacturing facility, creating at least 250 jobs over the next six years.

Finger Lakes Targets Energy, Sustainable Manufacturing

The Regional Development Council will allocate $40 million in NY state funding for start-ups aiming to create 7,000 jobs within five years.

Lexington, Louisville Team Up on Advanced Manufacturing Push

The proposed Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement will develop a regional business plan between the two Kentucky cities to increase their competitiveness.

Calisolar Invests $600 Million in Mississippi Silicon Plant

The new facility in Lowndes County, MS will produce 16,000 metric tons of silicon metal and solar silicon for the production of high-performance solar-energy cells.

2011 RANKINGS: VA, LA Tops In Growth Potential

Virginia and Louisiana are the top-ranked states for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 2011 Rankings Report.

The Carolinas: An East Coast Engine for Growth

North and South Carolina share more than a state line and coastal waters—both are busy offering a bevy of creative programs and incentives that are bringing boatloads of jobs to the region.

Industrial Powerhouse Rules in the Land of Lincoln

Illinois boasts a $590-billion economy, the fifth largest in the nation, and a talented workforce that numbers more than six million.

New York: A Business State of Mind

The Empire State boasts a global financial center, the nation’s most advanced high-tech hub and a bevy of business-friendly, scenic locations that offer an unsurpassed quality of life and easy access to a skilled workforce.

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