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More than 280 Republican, Democratic, and Independent mayors urge lawmakers to save jobs, boost recovery with desperately needed direct aid to all cities.


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More than 280 Republican, Democratic, and Independent mayors urge lawmakers to save jobs, boost recovery with desperately needed direct aid to all cities.

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Mayors Urge Congress To Pass Biden Plan For Direct Aid To All Cities

More than 280 Republican, Democratic, and Independent mayors urge lawmakers to save jobs, boost recovery with desperately needed direct aid to all cities.

Tesla Gigafactory In Texas Is BF’s 2020 Deal Of The Year

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Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021

Many states will make changes to their minimum wage laws in 2021; greatest impacts will be seen in California, Washington and Florida.

California Tops 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York round out top 5 states for energy efficiency, Nevada is most improved in annual ACEEE report. 

Pretzels, Inc. Building New Production Facility In Kansas

The pretzel and snack products manufacturer will make a significant investment in the construction of a new 146,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art production facility at VenturePark in Lawrence, KS.

Empirical Foods Breaks Ground On $250M Facility In Kansas

The ground beef facility in Garden City, KS is expected to be finished between 2022 and 2023, and will create 250 new jobs. 

Agribusiness: Both Sides Of The Coin

Even when it would seem so, not everything is simply win-win—especially when adjusting to the reality of COVID-19 and keeping vital supply lines open for essentials.

Nor-Am Cold Storage Adds 90 New Jobs In Kansas

Nor-Am Cold Storage has invested $30 million in a new 148,000-square-foot cold storage warehouse in Dodge City, KS.

Startup Ecosystems: Seeding The Land With Startups

Locations are nurturing startup ecosystems with access to skilled labor, angel investors, higher ed resources and an affordable quality of life that is attracting talent.

Rolls-Royce Investing $13.9M In Minnesota Expansion

The multi-phase expansion will add production lines, testing capabilities, and manufacturing jobs at the company's Mankato, MN Power Systems business unit. 

Cybersecurity 2.0

The red-hot growth sector of cybersecurity has created more than a million new jobs. The bad news: half of these critical cyber jobs are going unfilled due to a shortage of skilled workers.

New York City Leads 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard

Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, and San Francisco round out the top U.S. cities growing their clean energy efforts, according to ACEEE's newly-released 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard.

New Electric Transmission Line Will Create 1,000 Jobs In Kansas

The new 800-mile Grain Belt Express electric transmission line will carry low-cost, Kansas wind energy to consumers across the Midwest, and create nearly 1,000 jobs.

Amazon Hiring 100,000 New Employees Across U.S., Canada

In September alone, Amazon will open 100 new operations buildings — including fulfillment centers, delivery stations, sortation centers and other sites.

Topeka Will Pay Up To $10K To Remote Workers That Buy A Home

The Choose Topeka Relocation Incentive is expanding to encourage remote workers to relocate to Kansas’ capital city, recently named a top 10 housing market by realtor.com.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Opens COVID-19 VTM Manufacturing Plant

The new $40 million facility in Lenexa, KS was built in six weeks to rapidly expand the company's production of viral transport media (VTM).

Tourism & Gaming: Adjusting To A New Normal

Your favorite attractions will have a different look this year. Hint: Star Wars troopers will be enforcing social distancing rules and Mickey will be wearing a mask.

Renewable Energy: Shifting The Balance Of Power

EIA’s Energy Outlook 2020 forecasts a rapid decline of coal and nuclear power in this decade, the continuing expansion of renewables and the growth of U.S. exports of oil and gas.

Kansas No. 1 In Wind Power Generation, Georgia Leads Film Production

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Business Facilities’ 16th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report

Business Facilities didn’t let the COVID-19 crisis skew the results in our 16th annual rankings report: They remain the most credible and comprehensive location leaderboards.

Business Facilities’ 2020 Metro And Global Rankings Reports

Business Facilities' 2020 Metro Rankings Report takes a look at hot topics in economic development on the city and global level, including logistics, startup ecosystems, job growth, cost of living, and more.

Chewy To Expand, Create Over 1,200 New Jobs In Missouri

Online petfood retailer Chewy, Inc. will open a new 800,000-square-foot eCommerce fulfillment center in Belton, MO.

Merck Animal Health Investing $100M In Kansas Expansion

The investment will bring capital improvements, expansion of manufacturing capacity and capabilities, and advanced technology to the company's DeSoto, KS operations.

AFS To Create Up To 1,400 Jobs At New Missouri Facility

Accenture Federal Services will open a new Advanced Technology Center in St. Louis, MO to serve U.S. federal government clients.

Dot’s Pretzels Investing $15M In Kansas Expansion

The pretzel maker has selected Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, KS for a new manufacturing facility that will create 22 new jobs.

COVID-19 Response And Recovery

The COVID-19 crisis is bringing out the best in communities from coast to coast. Economic development organizations are giving small businesses financial lifelines. They’re also teaming up with local businesses to create a supply chain for critical medical supplies.

Missouri Launches PPE Marketplace

Missouri's PPE Marketplace matches companies that manufacture and sell personal protective equipment (PPE) with companies that need to purchase it. 

Topeka Launches HOST Relief Program In Response To COVID-19

Through private donations and matching public funds via GO Topeka, Helps Others Support Topeka provides capital to Topeka and Shawnee County, KS businesses.

State Associations Release Roadmap To COVID-19 Recovery

A bipartisan response to COVID-19, the roadmap outlines 10 key steps for governors to protect the public’s health while preparing to reopen the economy.

Food Processing: The Good And The Bad Of It

Two current upward trends show us how consumers are responding to both the power of plants and the power of panic with the demand for food.

Manufacturing 4.0 Has Arrived

Locations that have diversified their high-tech growth sectors are well-positioned to thrive in a new age of manufacturing efficiency. The factory of the future has arrived, a.k.a. manufacturing 4.0.

March / April 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 2)

The March / April 2020 Issue features the manufacturing and automotive industries. Plus, a look at biotech, food processing, and sustainable development.

Rally Reno Program Provides Local Economic Relief

Rally Reno County supports local businesses and employees in the retail, service and hospitality industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dollar General To Invest $35M, Hire 50,000 Employees

The national retailer is increasing its hiring efforts to support community and customer needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

$5M In HIRE Fund Loans Awarded To Kansas Hospitality Businesses

Kansas’ new Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency (HIRE) Fund will help the state’s hospitality industry recover from the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

How Is Your Organization Helping During The COVID-19 Crisis?

If your organization is going above and beyond to help its employees and/or the community at large during the COVID-19 crisis, let us know.

Governors Request $150B In Federal Aid To Combat COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, governors are requesting $150 billion in immediate direct aid to states, and an increase in the federal share of Medicaid funding for states.

PwC Survey Reveals Expected Business, Economic Impact Of COVID-19

The first in a bi-monthly series shows how CFOs and finance leaders plan to react to COVID-19, and what impacts they expect to see.

Kansas: More Than “Just A Great Place To Run Out Of Gas”

From massively talked about talent initiatives, to major business expansions and attractions, Topeka is turning the corner on economic development.

20 Communities To Address Climate Change, Resilience, Social Equity

The U.S. Green Building Council is expanding its LEED for Cities and Communities program with a new $500,000 grant from Bank of America.

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Civica To Create 186 Jobs With New Virginia Pharmaceutical Facility

Pharmaceutical manufacturer Civica Inc. will build a 120,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the City of Petersburg, VA.

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More than 280 Republican, Democratic, and Independent mayors urge lawmakers to save jobs, boost recovery with desperately needed direct aid to all cities.

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