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Our 9th annual report card of the state, metro and international pecking order features more than 50 rankings categories, including new energy rankings and a close look at which locations are maintaining/upgrading critical infrastructure. From the July/August 2013 issue.


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Our 9th annual report card of the state, metro and international pecking order features more than 50 rankings categories, including new energy rankings and a close look at which locations are maintaining/upgrading critical infrastructure. From the July/August 2013 issue.

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Latest: COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – State Rankings - Our 9th annual report card of the state, metro and international pecking order features more than 50 rankings categories, including new energy rankings and a close look at which locations are maintaining/upgrading critical infrastructure. From the July/August 2013 issue.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – State Rankings

Our 9th annual report card of the state, metro and international pecking order features more than 50 rankings categories, including new energy rankings and a close look at which locations are maintaining/upgrading critical infrastructure. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Switch Automation Opens Seattle Office

Switch Automation’s COO Peter Rake will head new office.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – Metro And Global Rankings

Baton Rouge tops the field in economic growth potential; China surges into the lead in renewable energy investment. From the July/August 2013 issue.

CVS Caremark Opens Mail Service Pharmacy And Customer Center In Mount Prospect, IL

High tech customer center will serve as catalyst to spur pharmacy and health care innovation.

Leidos Headquarters To Be In Reston, VA

Planned national security, health and engineering solutions company Leidos to move into Reston Town Center.

NOLA Tops Logistics List, San Jose Leading IT Hub In BF’s 2013 Metro Rankings Report

New Orleans, Newport News (VA), Baltimore and Philadelphia are standouts in our Logistics Leaders (Ports) category.

Industrial Warehouse Space, Distribution Center Demand Remains Strong

Colliers International cites increased industrial demand despite slowing economic growth; North American vacancy rate declines for eighth consecutive quarter.

Jewelry Producer Opens New Plant in Floyd County, IN

The jewelry designer operates two Indiana locations and has already begun filling new management and production positions in New Albany.

SPECIAL REPORT: The Carolinas Are Bringing The Business

On what seems to be a job-creation winning streak, Carolina economic developers must be doing something right. From the May/June 2013 issue.

EDAWN Exceeds New Jobs Goal of 2,000 for the Reno-Sparks Region

The top three industries represented included manufacturing (11 companies), back office/business support (10 companies) and logistics (seven companies).

ARAMARK To Open Business Services Center In Nashville, TN

Global services company to invest $20 million, create more than 1,000 jobs.

Jacobs Automation Opens In Northern Kentucky

Manufacturer of automation technology invests more than $1.7 million; will create new jobs.

Piedmont Natural Gas To Open LEED Facility In NC

Rockingham location will become Piedmont's third LEED-certified facility.

FEATURE STORY: Thailand — Nuanced Nation, One-Stop Shop

Many site selectors are surprised to learn the country is an economic leader in Asia and a top-shelf business destination. From the May/June 2013 issue.

ELM Services LLC Expands In Overland Park

ELM Services LLC recently moved from space on College Boulevard to Corporate Woods, where the company has made nearly $850,000 in capital investment.

Northwestern Mutual Acquires Office Building In Palo Alto, CA

The company's real estate investments enhance its dividend-paying capacity while supporting economic growth in the communities in which it does business.

Omaha, NE To Become One Of The Fastest Broadband Cities In America

The trial project will add more than 50 skilled jobs to the metro area, with CenturyLink hiring people for installations and repairs.

HomeServe USA To Expand Chattanooga, TN Operations

HomeServe partners with many of the nation’s leading water, gas and electrical utilities to offer their services. The company plans to create 100 new positions in Chattanooga.

Tech Park Opens New Digital Media Incubator: Level Up Lab

The Lab was made possible in part through an investment from the Delta Regional Authority, a federal-state partnership that is congressionally mandated to help create jobs, build communities, and improve lives in the 252 counties and parishes of the Delta.

Penske Opens New Facility In Phoenix

The 24,000 square-foot structure is situated on 10 acres and has built to service trucks with engines that run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

Starwood Announces New Customer Contact Center In Wichita

The center’s inaugural class will include approximately 180 positions. Starwood plans to expand the center significantly over the next five years and hire up to 750 more employees in Wichita.

BUSINESS REPORT: Texas – Innovation Moves Front And Center In Austin

The annual South by Southwest (SXSW) hoedown shined its bright light this year on emerging technologies in the Lone Star State at a nine-day festival that drew tens of thousands. From the March/April 2013 issue.

RealNetworks Unveils Location Of Its New HQ In Seattle

Internet pioneer will return to its roots by moving to SODO District's Home Plate Center Building.

Raytheon Realigns Two Business Headquarters Locations

The move is part of the company's previously announced consolidation initiative.

GreatCall, EDAWN Announce 400 Jobs Reno, NV

New call center will support customer support and emergency response services. The company has already started staffing five various functions that include competitive wages and an excellent benefits package.

NYC Regional EDC, NYC Seedstart Announce Enterprise 2013 Startup Accelerator Program

A key strategy of the NYCREDC is to foster innovation by investing in projects and programs that are going to create the industries, businesses and jobs of the future. Innovation industries grow in clusters, where entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, researchers and potential clients are constantly interacting, exchanging ideas and drawing upon a concentration of talent.

TeleTech Customer Experience Center To Be Built In Paducah, KY

TeleTech’s Paducah operations will include two facilities—one in the historic downtown area, and the other, a 30,000-square-foot building to be constructed in the city’s commerce park.

IBM Announces Creation Of 800-Job Technology Center In Downtown Baton Rouge

"IBM Services Center: Baton Rouge" represents Louisiana's largest software development project to date; with State support, LSU will dramatically expand its computer science program; innovative public-private partnership will result in new riverfront development with office and residential components

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.

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.

Eagle Creek Software Services And South Dakota Team to Create 1,000 Jobs

New $10-million technology center to open in Vermillion, SD; scholarships and career track at University of South Dakota will train workforce.

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.

Assured Vehicle Protection Moving to Overland Park, Kansas

The Kansas Department of Commerce has announced that Assured Vehicle Protection Inc., which organizes and manages dealer-owned reinsurance companies, will relocate to Overland Park.

Miami-Dade County and IBM Establish Public-Private Partnership on Smarter Cities Initiative

The goal of the collaboration is to help government harness Big Data to serve residents more efficiently and save taxpayer dollars.

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