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With the nation’s largest supply of biomass, the Hawkeye State is leading the way in biofuels, biochemicals, plastics and adhesives.


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With the nation’s largest supply of biomass, the Hawkeye State is leading the way in biofuels, biochemicals, plastics and adhesives.

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Iowa: Leading a Revolution in 21st Century Industries

With the nation’s largest supply of biomass, the Hawkeye State is leading the way in biofuels, biochemicals, plastics and adhesives.

Biotech: Finding the Formula for Growth

The U.S. lead in biotechnology no longer is a sure thing as growth leaders like China and India join the fray. Government, industry and academia must join forces to remain No. 1.

Over There

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

60 Seconds with Tracye McDaniel, CEO, Choose New Jersey

ZERO NO LONGER      On the first day of this month, a dark cloud that loomed over the 16-acre parcel in New York City known...

60 Seconds with Tracye McDaniel, CEO, Choose New Jersey

ZERO NO LONGER      On the first day of this month, a dark cloud that loomed over the 16-acre parcel in New York City known...

Where to Go When You’re Going Green

Renewable energy resources rapidly are becoming a prerequisite for location decisions—there are many factors to consider in evaluating the green credentials of candidates.

Minnesota Corporate Moves

AGCO Expands Massey Ferguson Line in Jackson An expansion of AGCO’s tractor plant in southwestern Minnesota is expected to generate up to 150 new jobs,...

Mississippi Corporate Moves

Grenada Stamping & Assembly Expands in Mississippi The Grenada County Economic Development District (EDD) has announced that Grenada Stamping and Assembly, supplier of parts to...

The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Business

Spurred on by a venture capital fund of more than $1 billion and some aggressive incentives, West Virginia is luring new business to the Mountain State.

The Pelican State Continues to Outpace the Nation

Louisiana has reason to celebrate but no time to bask. With more people flocking to the Bayou, officials must keep pace for the never-ending jobs race.

The Carolinas: An East Coast Engine for Growth

North and South Carolina share more than a state line and coastal waters—both are busy offering a bevy of creative programs and incentives that are bringing boatloads of jobs to the region.

Alt Energy: Powering Growth

In a shaky recovery, one thing is certain—the steady increase in alternative energy projects will continue to power jobs growth across the nation into the foreseeable future.

Game On: The Race for Foreign Investment Gold

New strategies are emerging in the global competition for investment and economic gains.

Colorado Corporate Moves

Vestas Opens World’s Largest Wind Tower Plant in Pueblo Vestas Towers America, Inc. recently held the grand opening of what it says is the world’s...

The Canal Gets Bigger, and U.S. Ports are Ready

All along the East Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico, major U.S. ports are scrambling to be the go-to destination for shipping traffic from an expanded Panama Canal.

Industrial Powerhouse Rules in the Land of Lincoln

Illinois boasts a $590-billion economy, the fifth largest in the nation, and a talented workforce that numbers more than six million.

California Corporate Moves

A report prepared by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. (LAEDC) puts Southern California at the top of U.S. manufacturing hubs, employing 389,300 workers.

Plastics: A Versatile Life-Saver

Home healthcare products—including therapeutic devices, monitors, sensors and telemetry devices—are expected to be one of the fastest-growing segments of the medical device industry.

New York: A Business State of Mind

The Empire State boasts a global financial center, the nation’s most advanced high-tech hub and a bevy of business-friendly, scenic locations that offer an unsurpassed quality of life and easy access to a skilled workforce.

Billions in Goods, Millions of Miles

In a challenging economic environment, an efficient logistics and distribution network is moving to the top of the list of requirements for business growth and expansion.

60 Seconds with Arnold Perl, Chairman of the Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority

NUCLEAR RESET      The ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan has prompted several countries to rethink their plans for expanding...

Global Gathering Lands in Memphis

Memphis, TN, the original Aerotropolis (according to the professor who coined the term), is hosting the global 2011 Airport Cities Conference & Exhibition, held last year in Beijing.

Really Big Dig

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Handling Natural Disaster Risk in Site Selection

In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, everyone is taking a closer look at risk assessment. The Expert tells you how to assess your project’s exposure.

York, Pennsylvania

Metro Spotlight

The 21st Century is the “Texas Century”

Texas continues to outperform the rest of the nation in job creation, creating more jobs in 2010 than any other state and achieving job growth nearly double that of other top 10 states.

No Downturn for Emerging Financial Powerhouses

Jersey City, NJ and Charlotte, NC continue their steady march to the top of the list of financial services centers.

Winning the Alternative Energy Future

The U.S. alternative energy industry has seen enormous growth over the past few years. Although the U.S. has a lot of catching up to do to match to global leaders, states across the country are in the process of aggressively investing in the development of renewable energy resources, spurring economic growth and creating jobs.

Indiana Corporate Moves

Four Southern Indiana Businesses Plan Expansions More than $6 million in investment and the creation of up to 92 jobs by 2013 was promised by...

Ice Breakers

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Washington Corporate Moves

SeaTac Sustains Robust Growth The City of SeaTac, WA, enjoyed outstanding success with commercial real estate and economic development in 2010. Even in the face of...

Biotech is Still Booming

The biotechnology industry is poised to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges, and it continues to outperform annual growth in private-sector employment.

Digging Deep into the Labor Market

Availability of skilled workers has become a crucial component of site selection decisions. Here are some methods you can use to assess the labor pool at competing locations.

60 Seconds with Memphis Mayor A C Wharton, Jr.

CHARGING INTO AN ELECTRIC FUTURE A new era has dawned on U.S. streets. With the arrival of two all-electric vehicles, Chevy's Volt and Nissan's Leaf,...

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