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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. 


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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. 

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Latest: 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. 

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. 

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.

Foxconn Mega-Project Is Business Facilities’ 2017 Deal Of The Year

The $10.7-billion LCD panel production facility is expected to bring a bonanza of 13,000 new jobs to Wisconsin.

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?

Iowa: Moving To The Top Of The Class

Iowa is aiming to add 120,000 residents with post­secondary degrees to its workforce by 2025.

Ample, Affordable Renewable Energy Brings Apple To Iowa

Companies looking to build new facilities are searching for sites suitable for development and relatively risk free. Certified sites fill the demand for project-ready industrial sites - making the decision to locate in Iowa easy.

MidAmerican Energy Announces Third Site For Wind XI Project

MidAmerican Energy Company plans to build a new wind farm in Poweshiek County. This is the third site in Iowa selected for construction as part of the Wind XI project.

Sky Box

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

Kubota Plans $87M Expansion In Kansas

The tractor manufacturer will create a new logistics hub, add a fifth division and Midwest sales office on 203 acres in Edgerton, KS.

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.

Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Gets Smarter, Faster

Smart sensors and digital process controls are poised to exponentially improve the efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing.

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.

September / October 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 5)

The September / October 2017 features a tour of high-tech hubs, plus a look at the logistics and advanced manufacturing industries. Also, New Mexico, Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, Tennessee, and South Carolina.

Agri-Plastics Investing $4.5M In Nebraska

The Canadian company will establish a nearly 160,000-square-foot operation in Sidney, NE where it will manufacture calf housing products. 

The Drone Age

Upstate NY surges into the lead in a national effort to commercialize the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in U.S. airspace.

Massachusetts Holds On To Top Energy Efficiency Ranking

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

Major Expansions Underway At KSU

Kansas State University, aiming to be a Top 50 public research university by 2025, is adding a bevy of new facilities.

Toyota Investing Over $373M In Five U.S. Plants

The investment in manufacturing plants in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Missouri will support the company’s first American-made hybrid powertrain and implement Toyota's New Global Architecture at its Alabama plant.

Minnesota: Exports Are Expanding In The Land Of The Lakes

Minnesota companies generated more than $19 billion in sales in 2016 from exports of agricultural, mining and manufacturing products.

MidAmerican Energy To Repower Older Wind Turbines In Iowa

MidAmerican Energy Company is set to upgrade hundreds of its older wind turbines, bringing additional wind energy and cost savings to Iowa customers.

Texas Tall

The worst natural disaster in U.S. history has brought out the best of human nature in Greater Houston.

Iowa Incentives Help Five Companies Invest $48M

The Iowa Economic Development Authority board recently approved direct financial assistance and tax benefits to five companies that will result in 62 new jobs across the state.

Supply Chain Reaction

As the renegotiation of NAFTA begins, the hemispheric supply chain may be the biggest obstacle to major revisions.

July / August 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 4)

The July / August 2017 issue features our 13th annual rankings report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations from every possible economic development angle.

Switzerland, Singapore, U.S. Are Tops In Global Competitiveness

Switzerland, Singapore and the United States are the top three nations in Global Competitiveness in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report.

China, U.S., Germany Are Global Wind Power Leaders

China, the U.S. and Germany are the global leaders in Installed Wind Power Capacity in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report. China is also tops among Renewable Energy Investment Leaders.

Business Facilities’ 13th Annual Rankings Report

The 13th annual edition of our rankings report tracks growth sectors that seem to be emerging overnight from thin air in uncharted waters, telling you who’s out front in cybersecurity, offshore wind energy and the other frontiers of the 21st century.

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