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Workforce training is still job one for locations vying to compete for high-tech projects, but talent acquisition—a.k.a. recruiting—now is a critical component for success.


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Workforce training is still job one for locations vying to compete for high-tech projects, but talent acquisition—a.k.a. recruiting—now is a critical component for success.

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Latest: Workforce Development Training & Talent Acquisition - Workforce training is still job one for locations vying to compete for high-tech projects, but talent acquisition—a.k.a. recruiting—now is a critical component for success.

Workforce Development Training & Talent Acquisition

Workforce training is still job one for locations vying to compete for high-tech projects, but talent acquisition—a.k.a. recruiting—now is a critical component for success.

May / June 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 3)

The May / June 2018 Issue features the top workforce training programs and incentives, plus a look at Canada, Nevada, cybersecurity, call centers, and more.

Bechtel Consolidating Global HQ In Virginia

The engineering and construction firm has maintained its operational headquarters in Fairfax County, VA since 2011, consolidation will add 150 jobs.

JW Aluminum Investing $255M In South Carolina

The high-quality aluminum manufacturer will create 50 new jobs at its Berkeley County, SC operations.

J.W. Speaker Creating 100 Jobs In Wisconsin

The lighting manufacturer is investing $46 million in the expansion of its Germantown, WI operations.

Vineland Offers Competitive Advantages In The Garden State

The food processing sector is thriving in Vineland, a South Jersey gem that offers ease of access to key markets along the East Coast and in Canada.

SkyBridge Arizona Heralds New Era In Cross-Border Commerce

The first international air cargo hub to house customs operations for Mexico and the U.S. is expected to create 17,000 jobs in Greater Phoenix.

Asian Markets Spur Exports Surge from Minnesota

More than $7 billion in goods were shipped from Minnesota to Asia in 2017, with shipments to Japan notching a 30 percent increase over the previous year.

California: There’s Good Karma In The Valley

Moreno Valley is booming in the heart of Southern California’s Inland Empire, adding more than 8.4 million square feet of industrial space in the past two years.

Retail: Alive and Kicking

Reports of the death of the retail sector—a fate that was widely assumed to be the outcome of an exponential increase in online purchases of consumer goods—were more than a bit premature.

Northeast Should Make The Short List

The Northeast region—including Rochester, NH—has a compelling message of great locations, great talent, and amazing innovation.

Republic Airways Creating Training Campus, Hundreds Of Jobs In Indiana

The regional airline will establish a U.S.-based flight training academy in Indianapolis that will train hundreds of aviation professionals each year, and plans to create more than 600 jobs in Indiana by 2028.

Siemens Establishing Cybersecurity Center In New Brunswick

The Siemens Cybersecurity Centre, located at Knowledge Park in Fredericton, will tap into New Brunswick’s emerging cybersecurity ecosystem and ultimately create up to 60 jobs.

SF Motors To Create 467 Jobs In Indiana

The California-based electric vehicle company will establish manufacturing operations at the former AM General facility in Mishawaka, IN.

U.S. Tax Overhaul Makes Biotech Players Hungry For Big Deals

Industry analysts are predicting that 2018 will turn out to be a banner year for merger and acquisition activity in the biotech/pharma sector, with up to $200 billion in assets changing hands.

CGI Creating 400 New Jobs With Louisiana Expansion

The global technology firm's expansion in Lafayette will benefit from an incentive package that includes a $5.3 million performance-based grant.

More Than One In Four Job Seekers Willing To Move For A New Job

San Francisco, New York City are top destinations for workers who want to move; Providence, RI and San Jose have the highest percentage of workers applying to other cities.

RoundPoint Creating 1,100 Jobs At New South Carolina HQ

The mortgage-servicing company will invest $34 million in a new corporate headquarters in York County, SC.

TemperPack Bringing 141 New Jobs To Virginia

The packaging company will invest $10.4 million to establish a new manufacturing operation in Henrico County, VA.

Keurig Green Mountain Creating New Facility, 500 Jobs In South Carolina

The coffee company will invest $350 million to build a new, state-of-the art roasting and packaging facility in Spartanburg County, SC. 

Spartan Motors Receives Grant For Job Creation In Pennsylvania

The company's East Coast truck body manufacturing facility expansion will bring nearly 200 jobs to Ephrata, PA over the next three years. 

ImmunoPrecise Opens U.S. Headquarters In North Dakota

The full-service, therapeutic antibody discovery company has opened its new U.S. headquarters in Fargo, ND.

Citadel Completions Investing $17.6M In Louisiana

The Southwest Louisiana project will result in more than 600 new direct and indirect jobs as the aerospace company establishes a facility to customize aircraft interiors.

HudsonAlpha Receives $150,000 Grant For Bioinformatics

The grant from the Alabama Power Foundation will help HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology introduce bioinformatics to students across the state.

Coil Design Corporation To Establish HQ, Manufacturing Operation In Tennessee

The heating and cooling coil manufacturer will invest $3.4 million and create nearly 70 jobs in Dayton, TN.

Gildan Creating 80 New Jobs In Georgia

The manufacturer is expanding the specialty yarn production capacity at its Columbus, GA facilities.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Jason Ford, Greater Houston Partnership

Greater Houston Partnership's VP of Regional Economic Development discusses his city's recovery from Hurricane Harvey, and opportunities for startups, foreign direct investment, and technology.

Western Global Airlines Creating 170 Jobs In Louisiana

The cargo freight carrier will make a $3 million investment to establish its own aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Shreveport Regional Airport.

LiveXchange: Noted Economist Predicts Three More Years Of Growth

In his Keynote Address at Business Facilities’ 14th Annual LiveXchange event, Dr. James F. Smith told attendees that key economic indicators point to up to three more years of growth before the U.S. economy experiences another downturn.

General Dynamics Electric Boat Investing $800M In Connecticut

The company will retain and grow its workforce to more than 13,000 jobs over the next 17 years, with help from up to $63 million in state incentives. 

STEM Leaders

Locations across the country are racing to make sure their higher ed resources are producing stem-skilled graduates. Here are our picks for the top tier of the leaderboard.

Tech Takeover: How Louisiana Has Become a Substantial Hub for Digital Development

Fortune 250 firm’s Digital Transformation Center represents Louisiana’s largest technology project to date; Louisiana campuses to provide talent pipeline through historic higher education initiative.

Lockheed Martin Opens New Facility In Florida

The new manufacturing facility will support F-35 production growth and is expected to bring more than 80 new jobs to Pinellas Park, FL.

IRIS USA Creating 95 Jobs In Pennsylvania

The injection-molded plastic products manufacturer and distributor will expand operations into Pennsylvania and establish a manufacturing facility in Hazle Township.

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