January / February 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 1)
The January / February 2018 Issue features the State of the Year and Deal of the Year winners, an exclusive interview with Arkansas’ governor, plus a look at utilities, automotive, food processing, and aerospace & defense.
Amazon Reveals 20 Finalist Cities For HQ2
From among the 238 proposals to host its second headquarters in North America, Amazon has selected the 20 cities still in contention for the $5B HQ2 and its 50,000 high-paying jobs.
Canada Investing Over $33M In Automotive Growth
Eleven companies in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia will receive support from the federal government to advance automotive tech, create more than 2,600 jobs.
PropertyGuys.com Expanding In New Brunswick, Canada
Canada’s largest private-sale real estate network is expanding its business services center in Moncton, New Brunswick, creating up to 30 jobs with support from the province.
Logistics: No Drivers Needed
While it may take quite a few years before autonomous vehicles hit the road, much progress has been made in this technology that companies hope will have long-term logistical benefits.
The RFPs are in and we all can't wait for the climax of the runaway hit economic development reality show: HQ2, The Survivor.
Canada Superclusters Will Promote Innovation, Economic Growth
Up to five superclusters will energize regional economies and help build a skilled workforce, enhance Canada's global competitiveness, and create thousands of well-paying jobs.
Global Investment In Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Rising
Greenhouse gas emissions reduction, energy security are the largest drivers for investment in the U.S. and Canada, finds Johnson Controls’ new Energy Efficiency Indicator survey.
Agri-Plastics Investing $4.5M In Nebraska
The Canadian company will establish a nearly 160,000-square-foot operation in Sidney, NE where it will manufacture calf housing products.
Duel in the Sky
By slapping a hefty tariff on Bombardier, the U.S. fires the opening salvo of what may become a trade war with Canada and the U.K.
The Big Prize
Amazon launches a public bidding war for its second corporate headquarters in North America.
Supply Chain Reaction
As the renegotiation of NAFTA begins, the hemispheric supply chain may be the biggest obstacle to major revisions.
Locations For The Food Processing Industry: The Food Puzzle
It takes a variety of participants and processes to make the food industry a whole industry. And so far the pieces together seem to indicate a year of success.
Canada Jumps To Second Place For Employee Relocation
The U.S. loses points, but remains tops among countries global employees would consider moving to; reluctance to relocating for work growing.
Happy Economic Development Week!
As the IEDC's second annual celebratory week for Economic Development begins today, here are some tips about how your location can participate.
Canada Investing $32M In Clean Technology Innovation
The investments will support Canadian-based technologies and create opportunities for businesses to grow and contribute to clean economic growth.
Manufacturing: Technology, Automation Drive Global Change
Malaysia retains its position as the most attractive manufacturing market, according to new Cushman & Wakefield analysis.
North America’s First Electric School Bus Unveiled In Palo Alto
The Canadian manufacturer of the eLion, the first Type C electric school bus made in North America, plans to locate a new manufacturing facility in California.
ABB Investing $67.5M In Canada
The Swiss engineering firm will establish a new North American headquarters and research and development facility in Montréal.
Canatal Steel USA Investing $1.5M In Virginia Expansion
The Canada-based company's manufacturing expansion will bring 38 new lobs to Botetourt County, VA with support from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.