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Exploring The Energy Future

Exploring The Energy Future

As industries seek to diversify energy sources, government initiatives remain central to these efforts.
Military Communities

Military Communities Serve As Opportunity Zones For Nearby Cities

Opportunity zones help defense contractors address nation’s aging military industrial base. Plus, Viewpoint: Federal Opportunity Zones As Business Recruitment Tool
Top Utilities Economic Development

2024 Top Utilities

These top utilities play a key role in state and local economic development endeavors, as well as sustainability efforts.
Aviation industry locations

Aviation & Airports: Reaching New Heights

From sustainability to flight technology, advancements in aviation are impacting site selection both inside and outside of the industry.
Military & Defense Locations

Military & Defense Locations: A New Type Of Mission

Economic development leaders share insights on what makes the military and defense industries a boon for communities nationwide.
cyber workforce

Cyber Space: Filling The Void

The National Cyber Workforce and Education Strategy (NCWES) addresses immediate and long-term cyber workforce needs.
BEAD Program, broadband access

Bridging The Digital Divide

Across the U.S., BEAD Program funding aims to expand broadband access, and leading locations remain to be seen.
Tech Hubs

Setting Sights On A Tech Hub?

Locations across North America are poised to attract and support established, emerging, and ambitious tech companies.
Innovation Hubs

Innovation Hubs Spark Business Creativity

From startups to established firms, regions with innovative resources and support propel growth throughout many industries.
Renewable Energy Infrastructure

Renewable Energy Infrastructure Expanding

Across North America, the grid is gaining green energy resources to support business operations.
Energy-Forward Site Selection

Energy-Forward Site Selection

The topic of energy comes up early and often as companies work to make site selection decisions regarding existing and future facilities.
Missouri One Start

Customized Workforce Training: Bringing Skills To The Market

Workforce training programs are addressing evolving industries, labor force demands, and speed to market needs of business.
foreign direct investment

FDI Activity Going Strong

For 11 consecutive years, the U.S. has ranked as top destination for foreign direct investment, and here’s a look at several hot spots across the nation.
Top Logistics Hubs

Top Logistics Hubs: Links To Success

The logistics industry is a multi-billion dollar sector that connects producers and consumers to deliver the right products at the right time.
Iowa

Iowa: Manufacturing 4.0 Gets A Boost

The state’s largest industry is set to receive funding, and Google will grow its green data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Maryland

Multi-Faceted Maryland

Initiatives in Maryland for education, environment, and global reach are driving growth across this Mid-Atlantic state.
Connecticut

Connecting The Dots In Connecticut

Connecticut provides an environment that is conducive to growth and expansion across a diverse array of industries.
Texas

Texas Branches Out

Building on a strong foundation, the state’s regional growth reflects the potential of emerging industries.
Mississippi

Mississippi: Hitting A Historic Mark

Mississippi has finalized the largest economic development project in state history, bringing in $2.5 billion in capital investment.
Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Knocks?

Introduced in 2017, the federal opportunity zone program pays off for certain real estate investments and was just extended another two years.
tax credits

Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.
Texas 2023 State of the Year

2023 State Of The Year: Opportunity Awaits In Texas

A robust business climate and strategic growth during 2023 earns the Lone Star State this recognition.

[VIDEO] Get More for Your Business in Ardmore. Oklahoma

The ADA owns three industrial parks and several single sites and buildings, giving our organization both the power and incentive to negotiate favorable terms for expanding companies.

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.