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The coronavirus pandemic has forced industry leaders to rethink their supply chain and logistics strategies. The crisis may accelerate a trend toward localization, with industries choosing to go local for local.


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The coronavirus pandemic has forced industry leaders to rethink their supply chain and logistics strategies. The crisis may accelerate a trend toward localization, with industries choosing to go local for local.

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Latest: Logistics Industry Focus: Rethinking The Global Supply Chain - The coronavirus pandemic has forced industry leaders to rethink their supply chain and logistics strategies. The crisis may accelerate a trend toward localization, with industries choosing to go local for local.

Logistics Industry Focus: Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The coronavirus pandemic has forced industry leaders to rethink their supply chain and logistics strategies. The crisis may accelerate a trend toward localization, with industries choosing to go local for local.

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The Georgia Ports Authority is helping importers to get critical equipment and supplies into the hands of frontline health workers.

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Georgia Ports Authority To Double Port of Savannah Capacity

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Amazon Creating 150 New Jobs At Virginia Facility

The new specialty fulfillment and last-mile delivery center in the City of Richmond, VA will add to Amazon’s existing workforce of more than 10,000 full-time employees across the Commonwealth.

Delaware: Where The World Chooses To Do Business

The Port of Wilmington is being transformed into the largest logistics hub on the Delaware River with a $600-million investment from Gulftainer in upgrades, including a new TEU terminal.

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Islip, NY: Long Island’s Corridor Of Growth

Islip has a bustling airport, a busy foreign trade zone next door and an attractive location in the middle of Long Island’s largest industrial corridor.

The Commonwealth Of Virginia: A Location of Choice

Home to the nation’s largest data center market, its third-largest port, the third-highest concentration of tech workers and the HQ of 37 Fortune 1000 companies, Virginia offers diverse opportunities for success.

St. James Parish Gets $2.2-Billion Methanol Complex

Formal construction will begin this year at a 1,500-acre Mississippi River site, which will become home to one of the world’s largest methanol production facilities.

The Woodlands, TX: A Thriving Hub For Corporate Headquarters

Located just 27 miles north of Houston, The Woodlands Area includes The Woodlands and the cities of Oak Ridge North and Shenandoah.

Utah: This Is Business Elevated

With a sterling reputation for fiscal stability and a budget surplus, the Beehive State is ready to add new chapters to its economic development success story.

Bagwell Energy Services Adding 150 Jobs In Louisiana

The energy fabrication company will invest $2.5 million to expand its oil and gas processing industry services in Iberia Parish, LA.

Fuyao North America Opening Processing Center In South Carolina

The auto glass supplier will invest $16.1 million and create 70 new jobs at its new Greenville County, SC processing center. 

Georgia To Create New Inland Port

The Northeast Georgia Inland Port will serve the fast-growing Gainesville region.

MRCOOL Exploring Kentucky Manufacturing Expansion

The heating, ventilating and air conditioning company is studying the viability of a manufacturing facility in the Kentucky Opportunity Zone that includes the city of Mayfield, KY.

Ports & FTZs: The Value of Entry

Whether going on a business trip, exporting cars or utilizing the benefits of an FTZ, you’ll experience firsthand how the U.S. Customs and Border Protection entity lives up to its mission of “enabling legitimate trade and travel.”

Destinations For Foreign Direct Investment: FDI Lives Here

The competition for foreign direct investment is intensifying, with locations far and wide vying to become prime destinations for FDI.

Louisana Shipyard To Become Global Logistics Hub

The planned transformation of the 254-acre former Avondale Shipyards site is one of the largest economic development announcements in Jefferson Parish history.

September / October 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 5)

The September / October 2018 issue features locations that are foreign direct investment magnets, ports and Foreign Trade Zones, and an exclusive interview with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Greater Houston: Greater Growth On The Texas Gulf Coast

Port Houston’s Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #84) is one of the busiest in the nation.

The Carolinas: No Boundary To Growth

North and South Carolina recently adjusted the 334-mile border between them, but the growth potential of both states has no boundary.

Port Of Wilmington Expansion To Generate $600M In New Investment

Gulftainer will lease the Port of Wilmington from the state of Delaware, construct a new container shipping facility, and expand jobs at the port over the next decade, according to the agreement.

Making A Splash In South Louisiana

The southern parishes of the Pelican State have got the secret sauce for success, matching a solid track record of growth with a unique quality of life.

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Vineland Offers Competitive Advantages In The Garden State

The food processing sector is thriving in Vineland, a South Jersey gem that offers ease of access to key markets along the East Coast and in Canada.

SkyBridge Arizona Heralds New Era In Cross-Border Commerce

The first international air cargo hub to house customs operations for Mexico and the U.S. is expected to create 17,000 jobs in Greater Phoenix.

Asian Markets Spur Exports Surge from Minnesota

More than $7 billion in goods were shipped from Minnesota to Asia in 2017, with shipments to Japan notching a 30 percent increase over the previous year.

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