COVER STORY: 2012 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards
Baxter International's decision to make a $1.3-billion investment in an expansion of its bio/pharmaceutical manufacturing promises to propel the Peach State into the front ranks of national biotech powerhouses. From the January/February 2013 issue.
EPA Provides Technical Assistance Towards Sustainability Goals
The EPA has announced that 43 communities will receive technical assistance to pursue sustainable growth that encourages local economic development while safeguarding people’s health and the environment.
Comments Regarding Duke Energy’s Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant Closure
Nuclear economics expert comments on the closure of Duke Energy's Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant; discusses implications for Levy County Reactor Project.
Study Finds New Natural Gas Development Could Create More Than 45,000 Jobs And $9...
Study is first comprehensive look at Illinois jobs that could be created using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technologies
Airbus, Caterpillar, Bridgestone, eBay Earn Honorable Mentions from Business Facilities in 2012 Economic Deal...
Four projects were cited for Honorable Mentions in Business Facilities' 2012 Economic Development Deal of the Year competition.
Sasol Snares Silver In Business Facilities 2012 Deal Of The Year
Sasol's investment in Louisiana snares Silver Award in BF's 2012 Economic Development Deal Of The Year competition.
Magnolia LNG Announces $2.2 Billion Export Facility In Louisiana
Gov. Bobby Jindal and Magnolia LNG announce plans for $2.2 billion export facility at the Port of Lake Charles, LA.
Black Gold Rush
The key to unlocking California's economic rebound may be sitting deep in Monterey shale.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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: 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
BUSINESS REPORT: Arizona Is Challenging Its Homegrown Innovators
From solar energy to information technology, Arizona is challenging its businesses to create innovation and keep it homegrown with new incentives and programs. From the March/April 2012 issue.
BUSINESS REPORT: Texas – A Decade Of Prosperity
The Lone Star State puts the Recession in the rear-view mirror and continues its relentless economic growth spurt by adding more jobs than any other state over the past 10 years. From the March/April 2012 issue.