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Internet giant Google is doubling down on its renewable energy investments.


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Internet giant Google is doubling down on its renewable energy investments.

Two Gigs and Counting

Internet giant Google is doubling down on its renewable energy investments.

DTE Energy Expanding Efforts To Help Michigan Businesses

DTE Energy is offering a new economic development service for companies interested in expanding or relocating their operations in Michigan.

Amazon To Open Fulfillment Center In Robbinsville, NJ

The new one million-square-foot facility in Mercer County, NJ is expected to create hundreds of jobs when it opens in early 2014.

Time Warner Cable Expanding In Lexington County, SC

Time Warner Cable Carolinas provides technologically advanced video, Internet, and telephone services to more than 2.1 million residential and business customers. Its more than 7,900 local employees serve customers in more than 400 cities and towns across North and South Carolina. The $24 million investment in Lexington County is expected to create 644 new jobs.

Greenbacks for Green Energy

Buried in the fine print of the Fiscal Cliff deal are extended tax credits for alternative energy projects.

Two Drax Biomass Projects In Louisiana To Result In 200+ New Jobs

Project producing wood-based pellets near Bastrop for U.K. energy generation will include Baton Rouge shipping facility and total capital investment of more than $120 million.

AllCells Announces Plans To Relocate And Expand U.S Operations

Company consolidates, expands clinical tissue collection and manufacturing in new California facility.

Herbalife Purchases Manufacturing Facility In Winston Salem, NC

California-based nutrition company enters into agreement to purchase manufacturing facility in Winston Salem, NC. The facility will employ approximately 500 new positions when it reaches full production and it will manufacture Herbalife's nutritional powders and liquids for the North American and other markets around the world.

Amazon To Open Fulfillment Center In DuPont Creating Hundreds of Jobs

New one-million-square-foot facility is expected to open in the fall of 2013. Dec 18, 2012 @ 11:37 AM

Land O’Frost to Move Headquarters from Illinois to Indiana

Land O'Frost joins a list of companies that have chosen to shift all or parts of their operations to Indiana from neighboring states. Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:56 AM

Creating Fiscally Sound State Tax Incentives

This report from the Pew Center on the States shows that policy makers often create tax credits, deductions, and exemptions without reliable cost estimates and annual cost controls.

Wirtz Beverage’s New Illinois HQ Reaches The Finish Line

Ware Malcomb provided architectural design and interior design services and Ryan Companies US, Inc. was the general contractor for this project that integrates offices, conference centers, and training facilities with warehouse and distribution areas. Dec 11, 2012 @ 11:34 AM

Zipcar Zipping From Cambridge To Boston, MA

Zipcar has been headquartered in Cambridge since the company was founded in 2000. More than 200 employees will move to Zipcar's new Boston corporate headquarters next year. Dec 6, 2012 @ 3:49 PM

Sasol Announces Largest Manufacturing Investment In Louisiana History

Hiring for the GTL and ethane cracker facilities will begin in 2014. Operations of the first plant are expected to start in 2017, with full employment reached within two years after commercial operations begin. Dec 4, 2012 @ 12:28 PM

FirstEnergy To Build New $45 Million Transmission Control Center In Akron

The Akron Control Center will feature advanced computer systems to monitor electrical grid reliability in various geographic areas of the country where FirstEnergy has operations. Nov 29, 2012 @ 11:26 AM

American Competitiveness: A Matter Of National Security

New report sets out the key issues associated with the country's national competitiveness. Nov 28, 2012 @ 4:35 PM

Wells To Consolidate Locations, Expand In Fond du Lac, WI

Wells continues commitment to Wisconsin with construction of new corporate headquarters and expanded electronics manufacturing plant. Nov 26, 2012 @ 1:20 PM

Roche Diagnostics Breaks Ground In Indianapolis

Mayor joins company and community leaders to break ground on first major element of recently announced $300 million site transformation investment. Nov 21, 2012 @ 1:14 PM

FirstEnergy, AMP to Build New Natural Gas Generation in OH

FirstEnergy and AMP sign MOU to build new natural gas generation in Eastlake, OH; combustion turbines aim to enhance system reliability in the region. Nov 9, 2012 @ 3:12 PM

Texas Instruments To Build In Sugar Land, TX

The City of Sugar Land’s Office of Economic Development created a multi-faceted incentive package based on the company creating over $35 million in new capital investment. Nov 8, 2012 @ 11:32 AM

SPECIAL REPORT: PSE&G Adds $883 Million to New Jersey’s Solar Power Push

New Jersey aims to maintain its status as a leading state in installed solar power capacity, an effort that has been embraced by the Garden State’s largest utility. From the September/October 2012 issue

Fidelity Announces $20 Million Data Center in Greater Omaha

Fidelity Investments becomes first financial services firm to build a data center in Nebraska under the Nebraska Advantage tier. Oct 19, 2012 @ 2:35 PM

NxStage Opens New HQ in Lawrence, MA

Gov. Deval Patrick joined the celebration of NxStage's new headquarters and applauded the company's commitment to growth in Massachusetts. Oct 18, 2012 @ 11:48 AM

Emerson Announces New HQ In Ascension Parish, LA

The company's 105,000-square-foot facility will retain 125 jobs and create 50 new jobs in Gonzales, LA. Oct 16, 2012 @ 10:01 AM

Clean Vehicle Solutions Moving From NJ To NY

Clean Vehicle Solutions, LLC, is moving to new, larger facilities to accommodate growth in the demand for compressed natural gas fueling systems. Oct 11, 2012 @ 12:19 PM

Study Ties Cities’ Smart Grid Use To CRE Health

Jones Lang LaSalle’s “Connected City” study ties cities’ smart grid use to economic drivers for commercial real estate health. Oct 9, 2012 @ 12:32 PM

KWIC In Manhattan, KS, Gets EDA Grant

U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) invests $458,000 to support expanded biotechnology research and development and job creation in Manhattan, KS. Oct 5, 2012 @ 11:45 AM

Charter To Move HQ From St. Louis To Stamford, CT

Additional details to be announced on 10/2/12 regarding the deal that will bring Charter Communications to Stamford, CT. Oct 2, 2012 @ 12:51

MW Industries Moves Corporate HQ To Chicago Area

The new offices are located in the Rosemont Corporate Center a modern, highly energy efficient building near Chicago's O'Hare Airport. Sep 28, 2012 @ 1:16 PM

Spencer County, IN Possible Site For Nitrogen Fertilizer Plant

When the project is finalized, approximately 1,200 workers will be needed to construct the plant over a three-year period. Sep 27, 2012 @ 2:00 PM

BUSINESS REPORT: California Is Preparing For The Future

California governor signs SB 1029 authorizing the first leg of construction for the state’s improved transportation system. From the July/August 2012 issue

FEATURE STORY: Nothing Matters More Than Talent

Unemployment rates are staggering, but what’s even more astounding is that there are thousands of jobs across the U.S. going unfilled due to a shortage of skilled workers. Workforce development training programs are now Job One. From the July/August 2012 issue

INTERNATIONAL REPORT: GERMANY & BELGIUM

Restarting the Engine for European Growth: Spillover effects are traveling back and forth between emerging and advanced economies.

THE GROWTH SPECIALIST: Everything Must Change – Rethinking Workforce Development

A skilled workforce is a key requirement for developers. Locations are deploying new strategies that strive to avoid a mismatch between available skills and project needs. From the May/June 2012 issue.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Data Centers – Growing by Gigabytes

From the snow-capped Rockies of Wyoming to the scenic vistas of the Tennessee Valley, new data centers are popping up across the landscape as a hot growth sector continues to expand. From the May/June 2012 issue

INTERNATIONAL REPORT: Germany and Belgium – Restarting the Engine for European Growth

Spillover effects are traveling back and forth between emerging and advanced economies. From the May/June 2012 issue.

LOCATION FOCUS: Carolinas – Coastal Clout With Global Reach

The Carolinas, well known for their creative climate and low-cost business environment, are now an East Coast engine for growth hitting on all cylinders. North Carolina and South Carolina are busy certifying shovel-ready sites and pioneering new incentives. From the May/June 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Maryland is Leading the Pack in Energy Efficiency

A state strategy to invest in clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy is generating thousands of jobs while reducing energy consumption. From the May/June 2012 issue

FEATURE STORY: Powerhouses That Put A Jolt In New Projects

A select group of utilities are playing a central role in economic development efforts in the regions they serve. This year, we have conducted a comprehensive survey of the leading players and designated the standouts as our Top Utilities for 2012. From the May/June 2012 issue

THE GROWTH SPECIALIST: Top Ten Things Local Officials Can Do To Promote Job Creation

The man who oversaw the U.S. government’s $787-billion stimulus program emphasizes a common-sense approach to job-creation based on planning, efficiency and shoe leather. From the March/April 2012 issue.

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