Business Facilities' September / October 2016 issue features advanced manufacturing, ports and FTZs, logistics, and the impact of natural gas. Plus, a look at New Jersey, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Indiana.
California maintained its spot as top-ranked state for Installed Solar Power Capacity and Texas kept its crown as king of Installed Wind Power Capacity in Business Facilities' 12th Annual Rankings Report.
With so many locations embracing cutting-edge technologies and innovative development strategies, it was hard to pare down the worthy nominees for our economic development awards festival. Here are the folks who made the cut, the best of the best in the applications of smart practices for sustainable growth.
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has found a novel way of expanding this toolset: NJEDA has made a series of "limited partnership" investments in an NJ-based private venture-capital fund that targets growth-stage tech businesses. The NJEDA is investing more than $40 million in venture capital funds, leveraging investment in NJ businesses to more than $2.5 billion.
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJ EDA) has approved 41 companies to share a total of $47.4 million through the state’s Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer (NOL) Program in FY 2016.
Six projects approved for Grow NJ tax credits are associated with the creation of over 645 new jobs, the retention of more than 550 jobs at risk of leaving the state, and private investment of more than $313 million.
Joplin Regional Partnership, representing seven counties in SW Missouri, SE Kansas and NE Oklahoma, works to ensure the success of business locations. The region has a quality labor force, available buildings and sites and an efficient transportation network.