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Canada & International

Ports & FTZs: Perfect Together

The nation’s ports are handling record amounts of shipping. Importers get more bang for the buck by moving their goods through duty-free foreign trade zones located within or adjacent to ports.

Brexit Fashion Statement

The economic impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union is coming into focus, with down arrows proliferating in key indicators.

Location Spotlight: City Of Zibo

Zibo is listed as one of China's Top 50 Cities in Competitive Strength year after year since 1992. In 2015, Zibo ranked 40th in China's Top 100 Cities of Comprehensive Strength and 35th in Forbes' Best Commercial City in Mainland China.

USA - Far West

Tech Hiring Could Be A Challenge For Second Half Of 2017

New report shows tech leaders plan to increase hiring, but business expansion is making it harder to hire IT talent.

California Competes Tax Credits To Help Create Over 6,400 Jobs

The CCTC committee has approved $62.8 million in tax credits for 87 companies expanding and creating jobs in California.

Bears Ears

A monumental fight over federal land is heating up in the state with the second-largest percentage of it.

USA - Great Lakes

Ports & FTZs: Perfect Together

The nation’s ports are handling record amounts of shipping. Importers get more bang for the buck by moving their goods through duty-free foreign trade zones located within or adjacent to ports.

Inscope Medical Solutions Chooses Southern Indiana For New HQ

The medical device startup will locate its new headquarters in Jeffersonville, IN with support from the state’s venture development partner.

Indiana, Rolls-Royce, Purdue Team Up To Launch Nation’s Most Advanced Turbine Lab

A new $24 million public-private partnership will establish the nation’s most advanced turbine lab for compact gas turbine engines at Purdue University.

USA - Great Plains

Ports & FTZs: Perfect Together

The nation’s ports are handling record amounts of shipping. Importers get more bang for the buck by moving their goods through duty-free foreign trade zones located within or adjacent to ports.

Location Spotlight Of The Week: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

Bears Ears

A monumental fight over federal land is heating up in the state with the second-largest percentage of it.

USA - Mid-Atlantic

Ports & FTZs: Perfect Together

The nation’s ports are handling record amounts of shipping. Importers get more bang for the buck by moving their goods through duty-free foreign trade zones located within or adjacent to ports.

Brexit Fashion Statement

The economic impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union is coming into focus, with down arrows proliferating in key indicators.

Tech Hiring Could Be A Challenge For Second Half Of 2017

New report shows tech leaders plan to increase hiring, but business expansion is making it harder to hire IT talent.

USA - New England

Scorecard Identifies Most Energy-Efficient Utilities

ACEEE’s first-ever Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard looks at the performance of the 51 largest electric utilities in the U.S. and highlights cutting-edge efforts.

SCA Pharmaceuticals Establishing Connecticut Manufacturing Facility

The Arkansas-based company will lease a 90,000-square-foot facility in Windsor, CT, where it will create approximately 361 new jobs over the next four years.

Logistics Leaders

The logistics and distribution industry is poised for a great leap forward as new technology digitally transforms the supply chain from end to end.

USA - Rocky Mountains

Tech Hiring Could Be A Challenge For Second Half Of 2017

New report shows tech leaders plan to increase hiring, but business expansion is making it harder to hire IT talent.

Bears Ears

A monumental fight over federal land is heating up in the state with the second-largest percentage of it.

Geek Squad

A 22-year-old programmer stops a global cyber attack by purchasing an unregistered domain name for $10.69.

USA - Southeast

Blue Origin To Invest $200M In Alabama Rocket Engine Facility

The spaceflight company will manufacture its BE-4 engine in a state-of-the art production facility to be built in Huntsville, AL.

Lidl Creating 250 Jobs In Georgia

The retail chain will invest $100 million over the next five years in a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Cartersville, GA.

Ports & FTZs: Perfect Together

The nation’s ports are handling record amounts of shipping. Importers get more bang for the buck by moving their goods through duty-free foreign trade zones located within or adjacent to ports.

USA - Southwest

Tech Hiring Could Be A Challenge For Second Half Of 2017

New report shows tech leaders plan to increase hiring, but business expansion is making it harder to hire IT talent.

Bears Ears

A monumental fight over federal land is heating up in the state with the second-largest percentage of it.

Niagara Bottling Investing $76M In Arizona

The 450,000-square-foot facility within the Elliot Road Technology Corridor in Mesa, AZ will create up to 55 new jobs.

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Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight Of The Week: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: Joplin, Missouri Says Thank You

On May 22, 2011, Joplin Missouri was hit by the deadliest tornado since 1947. This video from Joplin explains how the city has recovered in the years since the disaster.

The Editor's Blog

Brexit Fashion Statement

The economic impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union is coming into focus, with down arrows proliferating in key indicators.

State By State Incentive Guides (All)

Alabama Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Alabama financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Alaska Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Alaska financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Arizona Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Arizona financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Arkansas Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Arkansas financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

California Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of California financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

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Surveys & Research

Tech Hiring Could Be A Challenge For Second Half Of 2017

New report shows tech leaders plan to increase hiring, but business expansion is making it harder to hire IT talent.

Five U.S. Cities Where The Cost Of Living Is Rising Fastest

A new study from GOBankingRates identifies the cities across America that have seen the largest increase in cost of living expenses from 2016 to 2017.

Scorecard Identifies Most Energy-Efficient Utilities

ACEEE’s first-ever Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard looks at the performance of the 51 largest electric utilities in the U.S. and highlights cutting-edge efforts.

Can New Construction Keep Up With Industrial Real Estate Demand?

Industrial real estate is facing a squeeze with record-high rents and historic vacancy lows, according to new research from JLL.

Foreign Investment In U.S. Real Estate Rising

China was the top country of origin in both buying and selling commercial real estate in 2016, and Florida was the top destination of choice for international clients.

San Francisco, New York Earn Top Spots In Global Cities 2017

A key theme in this year's Global Cities Index and Outlook was investment in developing start-up ecosystems, according to A.T. Kearney.

Sponsored Content

Advanced Manufacturing In The Eight-County Bluegrass Region, Kentucky

Kentucky has experienced record-breaking export growth, and exports in 2015 totaled over $27 billion. Kentucky’s top five exports were aerospace parts and products ($8.7 billion), motor vehicles and parts ($5 billion), pharmaceutical and medicines ($1.7 billion), resin, rubber, fibers, and filaments ($1.2 billion), and basic chemicals ($987 million).

Unmanned Aerial Systems Industry Taking Flight

Michigan has a rich history of innovation, a skilled work force, and leading academic institutions prepared to engage in the emerging public UAS space.

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.

Drone Technology Improves Infrastructure Inspections

Organizations in Michigan like the MEDC are encouraging and supporting startups in a way that isn’t necessarily available in other states, according to the CEO of Ann Arbor, MI-based SkySpecs.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Sector Is Flying High Again

After losing altitude for the past five years as defense cuts eliminated 185,000 jobs, the U.S. aerospace industry is growing in 2016.

All Articles

Blue Origin To Invest $200M In Alabama Rocket Engine Facility

The spaceflight company will manufacture its BE-4 engine in a state-of-the art production facility to be built in Huntsville, AL.

Lidl Creating 250 Jobs In Georgia

The retail chain will invest $100 million over the next five years in a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Cartersville, GA.

Ports & FTZs: Perfect Together

The nation’s ports are handling record amounts of shipping. Importers get more bang for the buck by moving their goods through duty-free foreign trade zones located within or adjacent to ports.

Inscope Medical Solutions Chooses Southern Indiana For New HQ

The medical device startup will locate its new headquarters in Jeffersonville, IN with support from the state’s venture development partner.

Location Spotlight Of The Week: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.