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The social media giant's new data center will be supported by 100 percent renewable energy and create approximately 100 jobs in Gallatin, TN.


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The social media giant's new data center will be supported by 100 percent renewable energy and create approximately 100 jobs in Gallatin, TN.

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Latest: Facebook Building $800M Data Center In Tennessee - The social media giant's new data center will be supported by 100 percent renewable energy and create approximately 100 jobs in Gallatin, TN.

Facebook Building $800M Data Center In Tennessee

The social media giant's new data center will be supported by 100 percent renewable energy and create approximately 100 jobs in Gallatin, TN.

There’s Still Time To Invest In Qualified Opportunity Zones

The IRS has extended a critical deadline for investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones until the end of the year, hoping to entice investors who have largely sat on their money during the global pandemic.

COVID-19 Response And Recovery Update

Economic development organizations and local businesses keep finding inspiring and innovative ways to join forces to meet the most urgent needs of this unprecedented crisis.

U.S. Department Of Commerce Invests $10.1M In West Virginia

The investment will support local strategies to spur business and job growth in West Virginia, including in Opportunity Zones. 

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Mike Grundmann, VEDP

Mike Grundmann, Senior Vice President, Talent Solutions, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, discusses workforce development, recruitment and training, and the impact of COVID-19.

One Atlanta: Economic Mobility, Recovery And Resiliency Plan Launched

The mayor, in partnership with Invest Atlanta and WorkSource Atlanta, created the initiative to help Atlanta families and hometown businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

SiO2 To Invest $163M In Alabama Expansion

In response to a contract to supply the federal government with COVID-19 vaccine vials, SiO2 Materials Science will create 220 jobs at its Auburn, AL facility.

Workforce Training: Coping With Crisis Requires A New Skillset

Companies are building digital training programs and creating ecosystems of “learning partners” to produce and deliver digital content to a broad base of employees.

Skydweller Chooses Oklahoma City As Corporate HQ

The cutting-edge aerospace startup plans to increase operations to 120 aerospace engineering and field technician jobs in Oklahoma by 2024.

Tennessee: A Pledge To Recover

Tennessee is doing its best to transition from “temporarily closed” to “permanently open” using statewide initiatives that protect individuals and support businesses.

May / June 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 3)

The May / June 2020 Issue features economic developers' recovery efforts in response to COVID-19. Plus, a look at corporate headquarters, supply chains and high tech.

New Jersey To Develop First Purpose-Built Offshore Wind Port In U.S.

The $300-400 million New Jersey Wind Port will be the biggest investment in Salem County in a generation and could create up to 1,500 jobs and $500 million in economic activity.

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.

Indiana Devotes Nearly $44M To Economic Recovery Efforts

The new initiatives were launched to help Indiana businesses restart, adapt and stimulate long-term growth, especially small businesses and manufacturers. 

Hamilton County, IN Creates Workforce Recovery Task Force

The Task Force is an effort to jumpstart a recovery plan for local businesses and is being spearheaded by the Hamilton County Economic Development Corporation (HCEDC).

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. 

Local Production Fund Supports COVID-19 Needs, PPE Manufacturing

The 25 Local Production Fund recipients — including tailors, artisans, tech companies, and commercial printers in Montgomery County, MD — will receive a total of $200,000. 

LVGEA Helps Southern Nevada Business Weather The Storm

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) is committed to helping local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Third COVID-19 Survey Tracks Delaware Business Response

Respondents who secured Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding were able to retain about 2,400 of their employees and rehire another 331 employees.

New York: State Of The Future

The Empire State is preparing for a future of sustainable growth by investing $150 billion in the nation’s largest infrastructure program and creating innovative workforce development programs to prepare skilled workers for high-tech jobs.

H-E-B Pledges $3M To Support Texas During COVID-19 Pandemic

H-E-B is helping communities, funding groundbreaking research, and supporting its employees and warehouse partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Did You Miss Our COVID-19: The Road To Recovery – After The CARES Act Webinar?

In this free video webinar, Allea Newbold of Ryan LLC discusses COVID-19 business relief initiatives, with special focus on the CARES Act.

Utah’s PPE Push Pack Program Helps Small Business Start COVID-19 Transition

Through a public/private partnership, the “PPE Push Pack” program provides a free, one-week supply of PPE to Utah businesses with less than 50 employees.

$1.5B CARES Act Funds To Aid Communities Impacted By COVID-19

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) supplemental funds will help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.

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.

Texas: Microsoft Expanding Las Colinas Operation

The tech giant is investing $31 million to grow its Texas Regional Hub in Irving, adding 575 new jobs.

Strengthening New Jersey’s Bond With Israel

Choose New Jersey’s second successful economic mission to Israel delivers partnerships and is strengthening the New Jersey-Israel connection.

Indian River Supports Local Businesses Through COVID-19

In Vero Beach, FL, the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce is supporting local business and encouraging manufacturers to produce personal protection equipment.

Harlingen, Texas Supports Small Business During Pandemic

City of Harlingen and Harlingen EDC set aside $1 million to launch Harlingen’s Emergency Loan Program (HELP) for Small Business.

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.

Birmingham, AL Business Strong In The Face Of COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, business leaders in Birmingham, AL created #BhamStrong, a new initiative that offers agile, fast-response solutions to problems caused by the pandemic.

How Richmond Logistics Firms Are Pivoting During COVID-19

Businesses that will survive the coronavirus pandemic are those that adapt to the challenges and continue to serve existing and new customers.

Utah’s Response To The Coronavirus Pandemic

Utah’s unified, direct and robust response to the crisis serves as a role model to other states during these challenging times.

Rhode Island Responds To COVID-19 Challenges

Rhode Island leaders have taken action to help local businesses, communities and residents face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oswego County Partnerships Develop In Response To COVID-19

Educators from SUNY Oswego are meeting a critical need during the COVID-19 pandemic by producing protective face shields for healthcare workers and first responders in Oswego County, NY.

Arkansas Businesses Show Fortitude In The Face Of Pandemic

Arkansas businesses and organizations are finding ways to continue serving their customers during the COVID-19 crisis, while others are stepping up to help their fellow citizens.

Samtec Hiring 150 Workers, Donating Funds And Face Masks In Costa Rica

The advanced manufacturing company will donate 800 N95 face masks to Costa Rican health authorities and $25,000 for buying diagnostic kits and tests.

City Of Tucson: Navigating The Impacts Of COVID-19

In Arizona, Tucson’s Office of Economic Initiatives has been focused entirely on helping small business navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indiana Businesses Working To Support COVID-19 Response

The state has secured 2.6M PPE items to be made by Indiana manufacturers, donated by businesses for front-line medical workers. 

Texarkana Furniture Maker Produces Face Masks For First Responders

In Texarkana, TX, Mayo Furniture has manufactured more than 640 free face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, with more to come.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Free Webinar: The Labor Market In A Remote Economy

Learn best practices site selectors can use to analyze labor market trends in real time and to evaluate workforce availability before choosing a location for a major project.

Consumers Energy: Energy And Beyond

As Michigan’s businesses implement their return-to-work plans, Consumers Energy reaffirms its commitment to help small businesses, nonprofits and communities expand and prosper.

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