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The scientists who first sounded the alarm on climate change are back, giving us 87 years to pack up our stuff and get off the beach.


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The scientists who first sounded the alarm on climate change are back, giving us 87 years to pack up our stuff and get off the beach.

Rising Tide

The scientists who first sounded the alarm on climate change are back, giving us 87 years to pack up our stuff and get off the beach.

Beam Me Down to L.A., Scotty

The entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX conjures up a 700-mph mag-lev train that will take people from SF to LA in 35 minutes.

Leidos Headquarters To Be In Reston, VA

Planned national security, health and engineering solutions company Leidos to move into Reston Town Center.

Can Your Dog Fetch a Kindle?

Amazon's founder buys the Washington Post while the owner of the Red Sox grabs the Boston Globe. Is this the end of newspapers?

Disasters, Demographics and Diapers

Nine months after hurricane-induced power outages, hospitals in the Atlantic states get ready for a surge in "Sandy babies."

California is Rolling in Dough

Three years after a $60-billion deficit threatened to sink the Golden State, state legislators are arguing over how to spend a surplus.

Boston’s New Fenway Center Development To Begin Construction

The much-anticipated and much-delayed Fenway Center development, solar power and all, just cleared the final barriers to construction.

The Aquarium That Refused to Drown

The New York Aquarium has reopened after a $6-million repair and some harrowing days in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

LiveXChange Update: Enabling The American Dream Is Not About Jobs

In his LiveXchange seminar, "Enabling the American Dream," Edward Burghard, CEO and Manager of The Burghard Group, introduced his Strengthening Brand America Project. The...

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Sol

A robot still working on Mars nearly a decade after it was supposed to conk out puts America's crumbling infrastructure to shame.

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Awards

There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations that have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations. From the March/April 2013 issue.

LIVEXCHANGE UPDATE: “This is a conference you should have on your radar screen,” says Ed Burghard

Ed Burghard, CEO & Manager, Burghard Group and a Business Facilities LiveXchange speaker, wrote the following about his experience at this year's event.

Winners and Losers

Our expert says the new demographics for development mean the most viable way to create jobs may be to steal them from your competitors.

Starwood Announces New Customer Contact Center In Wichita

The center’s inaugural class will include approximately 180 positions. Starwood plans to expand the center significantly over the next five years and hire up to 750 more employees in Wichita.

Hertz Announces Corporate Headquarters Relocation To Florida

Hertz chose Lee County, FL primarily because of its diverse community appeal, work force availability, and accessibility. The company worked closely with Florida Governor Rick Scott as well as other state and county government and business leaders throughout the decision-making process.

Fukushima: The Disaster That Won’t Go Away

Two years after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex in Japan, the long-term impact of the catastrophe continues to grow.

Jump Ball in Sacramento

The Sacramento Kings had a lousy season, but two cities and a bevy of ultra-rich bidders--including someone promising a billion new fans--are vying to build a new arena for them.

Deepwater Horizon: Three Years Later

Legal settlements from the massive BP oil spill, which could total $42 billion, will generate a gusher of economic development funds for the Gulf Coast.

TeleTech Customer Experience Center To Be Built In Paducah, KY

TeleTech’s Paducah operations will include two facilities—one in the historic downtown area, and the other, a 30,000-square-foot building to be constructed in the city’s commerce park.

Air Quality and Location Decisions Survey

Business Facilities and Fourth Economy Consulting have teamed up to survey corporate real estate managers, location consultants, facility managers, and economic developers to identify how air quality affects location decisions.

Baseball, Hot Dogs and Economic Development

The first pitch of the season lifts more than depressed winter spirits. Ballparks have a big-league economic impact on their surrounding communities.

Marching In to New Orleans

The Crescent City, which lost more than half of its population in the wake of Katrina, is surging back to pre-storm levels.

Masters of Disaster

After Mother Nature's big wakeup call, the realization is growing that today's disaster recovery must prepare us to meet future cataclysms.

Miami-Dade County and IBM Establish Public-Private Partnership on Smarter Cities Initiative

The goal of the collaboration is to help government harness Big Data to serve residents more efficiently and save taxpayer dollars.

FEATURE STORY: 2011 STATE OF THE YEAR – Utah

Befitting a state that is home to majestic snow-capped Rockies, Utah continues to scale new heights with an aggressive economic development strategy that has made the Beehive State a leader in a bevy of high-growth sectors. From the January/February 2012 issue.

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Made In Oconee – Koyo

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Made In Oconee – Koyo

Oconee County is blessed with over 60 manufacturers that employ over 6,000 people, this represents nearly 18% of our county’s entire workforce, and the manufacturing average wage in Oconee County is in excess of $58,000/year.