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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.


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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.

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Latest: 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.

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.

LOCATION FOCUS: United It Stands

Although divided into regions, New York is a single empire of development. From the March/April 2013 issue.

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, State of New Jersey

New Jersey continues to build on its strengths and tax incentives to cultivate new development sectors. From the March/April 2013 issue.

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.

Marching In to New Orleans

The Crescent City, which lost more than half of its population in the wake of Katrina, is surging back to pre-storm levels.

Lockheed Martin Announces Liquefied Natural Gas Project Creating 166 New Direct Jobs In New Orleans

Project at Michoud Assembly Facility will result in 236 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 400 new jobs.

FEATURE STORY: Semiconductor HUBS – Macro Growth from Micro Chips

The nanotech circuits on today’s microchips can’t be seen with the human eye, but they support a $150-billion industry that employs nearly 250,000 people across the U.S. From the January/February 2013 issue

LOCATION FOCUS: Kansas – Diversification From The Ground Up

The Sunflower State is much more than America’s breadbasket. Today, the state is home to thriving manufacturing, service, wholesale and retail industries. From the January/February 2013 issue

Economic Growth Continues, Manufacturing Growth Expected In 2013

The manufacturing sector is optimistic about growth in 2013, with revenues expected to increase in 17 manufacturing industries. From the Institute for Supply Management, Dec. 12, 2012 @ 4:25 PM

Rolls-Royce To Construct New Facility in VA

The new facility will be located on the company’s 1,000-acre Crosspointe campus, located just south of the state capital, Richmond. Nov 16, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

COVER STORY: Editors’ Location Picks

We deployed our growth detector to winnow the field for our annual showcase of leading locations. As usual, making the picks was harder than singing their praises, as all of the finalists were worthy. From the September/October 2012 issue

LOCATION FOCUS: The Heartland of America Beats Strong

Illinois' well rounded infrastructure is a perfect business lifeline. From the September/October 2012 issue

SPECIAL REPORT: Two Train Cars Forward, Three Cargo Ships Back

Logistics has its seen ups and downs through the years and more specifically, within each sector. And though one wheel may forge ahead while another rolls back, a resurgence from the recession always seems to be on the horizon. From the September/October 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Carolinas Put Out A Welcome Mat for Business from Far East

The governors of North Carolina and South Carolina are piling up the frequent flier miles, leading missions to Japan to spur overseas investment in their states. From the September/October 2012 issue

FEATURE STORY: Building A Jobs Bonanza In The Bluegrass State

Kentucky has much more to offer than fast horses and smooth whiskey. Gov. Steve Beshear gave us a high-level view of his state’s aggressive push in automotive, logistics, advanced manufacturing and everything in between. From the September/October 2012 issue

Emerson Announces New HQ In Ascension Parish, LA

The company's 105,000-square-foot facility will retain 125 jobs and create 50 new jobs in Gonzales, LA. Oct 16, 2012 @ 10:01 AM

Chinese Furniture Assembler Moving To Virginia

New anti-dumping laws prompted GOK International to ship furniture components to the U.S. for final assembly to bypass the high import duty. Sep 20, 2012 @ 11:23 AM

Nanotech Partnership Announced In Ulster County, NY

Partnership between SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and Ceres Technologies could create 250 green energy jobs across the region. Sep 4, 2012 @ 4:55 PM

COVER STORY: 2012 Business Facilities Rankings Report

It's time for our annual exercise, separating wheat from chaff in the fertile fields of development. As always, our rankings point to growth potential. But in a struggling economy, we're also giving extra credit for real jobs. From the July/August 2012 issue

New Report Out On U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative

By Heidi Schwartz, Internet Director, Group C Media, Aug 22, 2012 @ 3:42 PM

BUSINESS REPORT: Tennessee Initiates Site Certification Program

The Volunteer State is establishing a rigorous set of benchmarks and engaging a team of consultants to pre-certify available sites. From the July/August 2012 issue

Kentucky-Argonne Advanced Battery R&D Center Opens

The $20.7-million facility, a joint project with the University of Kentucky, puts the Bluegrass State at the forefront of renewable energy technology.

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

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