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U.S. tops countries using tax code to shape sustainable corporate activity.


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U.S. tops countries using tax code to shape sustainable corporate activity.

U.S. Ranks First In KPMG Green Tax Index

U.S. tops countries using tax code to shape sustainable corporate activity.

Methanex Announces New $550 Million Methanol Plant Project In Louisiana

Two relocated Chilean plants will result in more than 1,300 new direct and indirect jobs.

Facebook Announces New Data Center For Altoona, IA

Wind energy is one of the factors behind Facebook's decision to locate its latest data center in Iowa.

Grundfos Establishes N.A. Headquarters In Chicago Area, Plans Additional Jobs

A global leader in developing high-tech water pumps and systems, the $4 billion company based in Denmark chose the Chicago area because of its proximity to the resurging manufacturing sector surrounding the Great Lakes and its open political climate promoting advancements in water infrastructure and sustainability.

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.

10-Year Plan Upgrades Natural Gas Infrastructure, Creates Jobs For Illinois

Under the Natural Gas Modernization, Public Safety & Jobs Act (SB 1665/HB 2414), Ameren Illinois will invest $330 million and create 250 jobs to accelerate its ongoing efforts to strengthen and update its natural gas business in central and southern Illinois.

Global Green Lighting To Hire Up To 250 For New Chattanooga Facility

Innovative wireless radio controlled LED street lighting systems to be assembled in Hamilton County. The move will create jobs for Tennesseans by bringing subcontracted production back from China.

ACEEE Outlines 16 Policies to Remove Market Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Leverage Market Forces

According to a new report from ACEEE, energy efficiency policies could save the U.S. economy nearly $1 trillion.

Medient To Build America’s Largest Movie Studio In Georgia

The project will be the largest in the US and as much of the site will be open to visitors, it is also expected to become a major tourist destination. The MOU is the memorialization of an agreement with Medient that will create in excess of 1,000 permanent jobs,

Locus Energy Moves From NYC to Hoboken, NJ

Locus Energy recently moved from New York to temporary space in Hoboken while its new, permanent location in New Jersey is renovated following damage from Hurricane Sandy.

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.

FEATURE STORY: State of the Year – Texas

By the time we got down to the business of selecting our annual leader, the Lone Star State was so far ahead of the pack it wasn’t even close. A dynamic, diversified state economy that erased the downturn with relentless job-creation makes Texas our 2012 State of the Year. From the January/February 2013 issue

South Louisiana Methanol Announces $1.3 Billion Investment

New methanol facility in St. James Parish will result in over 430 new direct and indirect jobs.

LOCATION FOCUS: California Dreamin’ – A Rebound Fueled By New Energy

As the economic picture brightens in the Golden State, energy reserves that could unlock $1 trillion in new state revenues beckon. From the January/February 2013 issue

Anticipating Smart Grids, DNV KEMA Expands Lab In Arnhem, The Netherlands

In November 2012, DNV KEMA announced a EUR 70 million investment into expansion of its High-Power Laboratory to create the first laboratory in the world in the extreme testing segment for the upcoming market for super grids.

Tenaris Announces New Seamless Pipe Mill in Bay City, Matagorda County, TX

The new plant will generate 600 direct manufacturing jobs and offer substantial economic impact in Matagorda County as well as in the surrounding areas.

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 Billion In Economic...

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 Of The Year...

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

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Location Spotlight: Hoosier Energy

The Hoosier Energy Power Network’s Economic Development team is dedicated to providing valuable site selection information and assistance to companies considering a relocation or expansion in Indiana or Illinois.

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The North Eastern Strategic Alliance | Put Success In Your Corner

Companies located in South Carolina’s Business Corner enjoy quick, easy access to both domestic and international markets, a plentiful and qualified workforce and it’s in a place where the cost of living and doing business are well below the national average. Learn more at www.nesasc.org.