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Businesses located within the Quonset Business Park account for 14 percent of Rhode Island’s manufacturing jobs, with another 1,300 coming soon from Electric Boat.


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Businesses located within the Quonset Business Park account for 14 percent of Rhode Island’s manufacturing jobs, with another 1,300 coming soon from Electric Boat.

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Latest: Rhode Island: An Engine For Economic Growth - Businesses located within the Quonset Business Park account for 14 percent of Rhode Island’s manufacturing jobs, with another 1,300 coming soon from Electric Boat.

Rhode Island: An Engine For Economic Growth

Businesses located within the Quonset Business Park account for 14 percent of Rhode Island’s manufacturing jobs, with another 1,300 coming soon from Electric Boat.

Seven Stars Cloud Group Establishing Global HQ In Connecticut

The $283 million technology and innovation headquarters project is expected to create 330 jobs in West Hartford at the former UConn Campus.

May / June 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 3)

The May / June 2018 Issue features the top workforce training programs and incentives, plus a look at Canada, Nevada, cybersecurity, call centers, and more.

Northeast Should Make The Short List

The Northeast region—including Rochester, NH—has a compelling message of great locations, great talent, and amazing innovation.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Connecticut Expansion Will Create 400 Jobs

PwC will invest $20 million on the expansion, which includes establishing Stamford, CT as the headquarters for its Insourced Solutions for Tax (IST) division.

General Dynamics Electric Boat Investing $800M In Connecticut

The company will retain and grow its workforce to more than 13,000 jobs over the next 17 years, with help from up to $63 million in state incentives. 

STEM Leaders

Locations across the country are racing to make sure their higher ed resources are producing stem-skilled graduates. Here are our picks for the top tier of the leaderboard.

Stamford, Connecticut: Innovating Since 1641

With an excellent quality of life and a robust set of available tax incentives and credits, Stamford, Connecticut leads the pack in commercial and residential development.

U.S. Technology Sector Added Nearly 200,000 Jobs In 2017

At $1.6 trillion, the tech sector is one of the largest components of the nation's economy, according to Cyberstates™ 2018.

Defense: The Best Offense

Nations around the world are increasing their defense budgets; the sophisticated weaponry of the U.S. aerospace industry guarantees it will get a big slice of the pie.

Infosys To Create 1,000 High-Tech Jobs In Connecticut

The global IT company will invest $20.6 million in a new technology and innovation hub in Hartford, CT with help from the state's First Five Plus Program.

U.S. Labor Market Tightens, Demand For Skilled Workers Continues

Manufacturing companies report the biggest growth in hiring plans, up +7% from Q2 2017, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.

Transformers

Hyper-fast 5G cellular service will require transmitters disguised as mailboxes under small-scale cell towers that double as streetlights.

U.S., Canada Home To Nearly 500 Zero Energy Buildings

California is by far the front-runner in zero energy building activity, with Oregon boasting the second largest count, according to the New Buildings Institute.

Small Business Outlook Highest In A Decade

For the first time since 1997, the majority of small businesses reported increases in revenues, and the overwhelming majority are confident in the future of their business.

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.

How To Solve The Top 5 Labor Shortage Issues

An exclusive, in-depth look at the issues that employers, economic developers, and parents can address to help solve the current labor shortage challenge, from McCallum Sweeney Consulting. 

Doobie Candy

The legal cannabis industry is selling dangerous high-potency infused edible products that will need to be regulated.

U.S. Ranked Third For Global Talent Competitiveness

Washington, DC, San Francisco land in Top 10 of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index’s city rankings.

The Amazon Derby

Amazon narrows its HQ2 site selection to 20 regions containing about a third of the population of the U.S.

C-Suite Execs’ Recession Fears Fade, Talent Concerns Remain

CEOs are heading into 2018 with more optimism about the global economy, according to a new report from The Conference Board.

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.

Apple To Invest $350B In U.S. Over Next Five Years

Investments will concentrate on direct employment by Apple, spending and investment with domestic suppliers and manufacturers, and fueling the fast-growing app economy created with iPhone and the App Store.

New Year, New Wages: Minimum Wage Increases Across The U.S.

On January 1, 2018, 18 states and 19 cities across the United States increased minimum wages, more on deck.

Crystal Ball 2018

We've used the NSA's cyber tools to hack next year's headlines.

CRE Implications of Tax Reform In The Great Tax Race

Cushman & Wakefield addresses how the world’s fastest tax reform package could impact commercial real estate.

Meltdown

In February 2018, the Georgia Public Service Commission will decide the fate of the U.S. nuclear power industry. Can the U.S. nuclear power industry be revived?

Infosys Chooses Rhode Island For Design And Innovation Hub

The Providence, RI project will create 500 new jobs in Rhode Island by 2022, and is part of the company's overall plan to hire 10,000 American workers.

Sky Box

As Big Box retail outlets start to dwindle, warehouses are proliferating—and not all of them are horizontal.

Evaluating Natural Disaster Risk In Site Selection

Natural disaster risk is an important site selection factor that has the risk of being overlooked when evaluated alongside factors such as workforce and logistics. Featuring interactive natural disaster risk maps.

Amazonia, USA

The RFPs are in and we all can't wait for the climax of the runaway hit economic development reality show: HQ2, The Survivor.

Moody’s Analytics Creates Amazon HQ2 Top 10 List

Everybody’s trying to guess which city will land Amazon's coveted second headquarters. Moody’s Analytics applies a more data-driven approach.

Centers of Technology: The Future Is Now

From national manufacturing innovation institutes to university-led high-tech clusters and incubators, locations far and wide are stepping up to bring tomorrow’s breakthroughs to today’s market.

Massachusetts Holds On To Top Energy Efficiency Ranking

Idaho, Florida, Virginia are most improved states in ACEEE 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

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