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With smart new regional growth strategies and generous federal funding initiatives, high-tech hubs are springing up all over the United States.


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With smart new regional growth strategies and generous federal funding initiatives, high-tech hubs are springing up all over the United States.

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Latest: Cover Story: High-Tech Hubs - With smart new regional growth strategies and generous federal funding initiatives, high-tech hubs are springing up all over the United States.

Cover Story: High-Tech Hubs

With smart new regional growth strategies and generous federal funding initiatives, high-tech hubs are springing up all over the United States.

North Texas Ebola Treatment And Infectious Disease Bio Containment Facility To Be Created

Three of the region's health care providers, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Methodist Hospital System and Parkland Hospital System, will partner to set up and operate the North Texas facility.

Georgia-Pacific Announces Growth Plans For Gurdon, AR Facility

The company is also evaluating investments totaling approximately $20 million at the nearby Gurdon plywood mill that would increase the facility's efficiency and capacity.

What Job Defines Your State?

CareerBuilder and its Economic Modeling Specialists division have released a report that reveals which job is most typically associated with each state.

Petco Breaks Ground On Distribution Center In Reno, NV

Construction on the LEED-Silver project began in September 2014, with completion scheduled for May 2015.

Sitel Expands Hamilton, AL Call Center

The company will be addressing its expanding volume by creating 300 new customer support positions at this customer care call center.

First Word: Look at the Bright Side

If you’re as tired as we are of hearing about rampaging terrorist threats, gloomy climate-change predictions and virulent diseases, then this issue of Business Facilities is the antidote.

TimkenSteel Selects Northeast Ohio Site For New Facility

The new facility will be located in Perry Township on the site of TimkenSteel's Gambrinus Steel Plant.

Global Passport

The CDC director opposes a ban on travel from the Ebola hot zone in Africa. Why?

Embraer Breaks Ground On Facility In Melbourne, FL

Embraer will add 600 new hires to its almost 400 employees in the area in a ramped up mode over a period of four years beginning in 2016.

Business Report: Georgia – Latvian Fiberglass Producer Puts U.S. HQ in Dublin, GA

Valmiera Glass will invest $20 million in a new manufacturing facility, creating 150 jobs.

Ray of Hope

It took a while, but we've found some positive news about the NFL.

TeleTech Opening New Facility In McAllen, TX

The center will officially open its doors in the first quarter of 2015, and will soon be hiring for a variety of jobs.

Boeing To Shift 777X Parts Division To St. Louis Facility

To accommodate this production work, Boeing will expand its current St. Louis composites facility, which will begin producing parts for the 777X program in 2017.

Business Report: Missouri – Commerce Bank Puts New HQ In Joplin Tornado Recovery Zone

A new high-tech bank building will rise on the site of a branch destroyed by the F5 tornado on May 22, 2011.

PSE&G Building Solar Farm On Parklands Landfill | First Under Solar 4 All™ Program

Reclaiming brownfields and landfills has been a centerpiece of PSE&G's innovative Solar 4 All program, and the Parklands site is the most recent beneficiary in the program.

Metro Chicago Exports Collaboration Launched

Despite high exporting volume, only 6% of the region’s small and mid-size firms currently export and, on average, less than half of those firms export to more than one market.

KeyBank Foundation Donates Funds To Revitalize Cleveland Public Square

The $4 million gift is the first corporate grant to The Group Plan Commission and brings the project within range of the funding required to initiate construction.

Business Report: Four Cities To Pilot Kansas Statewide Broadband Initiative

A Local Technology Planning Pilot project will help communities develop strategic plans for broadband.

War Without Borders

Pope Francis was right: World War III has already started.

Alternative Energy In South Louisiana | New NFR BioEnergy Biorefineries

Project includes 450 new direct jobs at plants that convert sugar cane biomass to energy pellets.

Safe + Smart Cities | Pilot Project Launched

Coalition will create a blueprint for improving cities' resiliency and efficiency; Newark, DE is the first of two pilot projects.

Comprehensive Logistics Co., Inc. To Locate New Facility In Spring Hill, TN

Third-party logistics company to invest $30 million, create more than 200 new jobs.

New York State Adds NYU Incubators As START-UP NY Development Zones

The economic assistance is also expected to attract larger companies from around the globe to move to New York to tap into groundbreaking NYU research as well as the City's infrastructure, amenities, and other assets.

Business Report: Arizona – Ak-Chin Offering The Best Of Both Worlds In Arizona

The Santa Cruz Commerce Center is a shovel-ready site with 40 acres of available lots for build-to-suit projects.

Japanese Auto Parts Supplier Locates New Operations In Jamestown, IN

This is the first company with roots in Indiana’s sister state to invest in Indiana.

Expedient Announces Construction Of Dublin, OH Data Center

The new data center in Dublin will ultimately triple Expedient's footprint in the Columbus area.

Perficient Announces 245-Job Software Development Center In Lafayette, LA

New tech center will result in nearly 500 jobs in Acadiana.

Bayer CropScience Opens New R&D Site In California

The company has earmarked close to $1 billion for investments in the USA between 2013 and 2016.

Single Malt or Blended?

Scotland is deciding whether Great Britain becomes Medium-sized Britain

Location Focus: Florida – Rebounded And Ready

Florida’s economy shines on after a temporary sunset.

J.G. Finneran Associates Adding To Vineland, NJ Headquarters

The new construction will allow JGF, Inc. to increase production capability and add more storage space for inventory and supplies.

Barclays Bank Chooses McKinney, Texas For U.S. Tech Center

The Barclays Technology Center will support the bank's operations globally by providing technology support to the business and developing solutions for all the group's activities and requirements.

More Commercial Real Estate Execs Expect To Increase Capital Spending Amid Tepid Economic Growth In 2014

The KPMG survey was completed from February through April 2014 and reflects the responses of 100 senior commercial real estate executives from the United States.

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