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


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

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Latest: 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.

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.

Morristown, TN HQ Expansion In The Works For Team Technologies

Healthcare manufacturer will create 200 new jobs and invest $11 million.

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.

Lifeway Foods Acquires Golden Guernsey Dairy Plant For $7.4 Million

Acquisition will quadruple manufacturing capacity for kefir company and tap existing workforce in Waukesha, WI.

BUSINESS REPORT: Texas – Innovation Moves Front And Center In Austin

The annual South by Southwest (SXSW) hoedown shined its bright light this year on emerging technologies in the Lone Star State at a nine-day festival that drew tens of thousands. From the March/April 2013 issue.

New Texas Power Plant Brings Investment, Jobs To Harlingen, TX

Construction will soon start on a $650 million Power Plant to be built in the Harlingen Industrial Park.

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.

Prolamsa Group Picks Texas For New Pipe And Tubular Products Mill

Construction on the major buildings of the new facility will begin in the next few weeks and that phase should be complete by the fourth quarter of this year. The plant commissioning is scheduled for the second quarter of 2014. The plant will receive and ship by both truck and rail.

Hostess To Reopen In Emporia, KS; Will Create More Than 300 Jobs

The investment in the Emporia baking facility is being funded by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC and Metropoulos and Company, which purchased selected Hostess assets out of bankruptcy in April 2013.

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.

Motor Vehicle Parts Suppliers Are Nation’s Largest Employer of Manufacturing Jobs

Industry employs more than 734,000 workers and generates nearly $355 billion to economy, study finds.

First ACT Certified Work Ready Community Announced In Joplin, MO Area

Currently, 87 employers in Jasper County have declared their support for the NCRC as an element of hiring. More than 3,000 Jasper County individuals have earned the NCRC at the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum levels since 2006, with more than 1,000 of those earned since January 2012.

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.

RV Components Producer Relocating Headquarters To Indiana

With more than 5,200 full-time employees across the country, Drew Industries currently has approximately 3,400 employees in Indiana. The company has already begun hiring additional engineers, furniture assemblers, general laborers, drivers and welders in Elkhart County.

From the Ground Up

The end of the Space Shuttle program could have meant the end of a jobs bonanza on Florida's Space Coast, but the folks who enabled us to send men to the moon didn't let that happen.

Boeing Opens New Everett, WA Delivery Center

State of the art facility is designed to benefit 747-8, 767, 777 and 787 customers. The building's highlight, a customer event area, offers sweeping views the Olympic Mountains beyond the neighboring flightline and Paine Field.

Detroit Electric Returns To Motor City; 180 Jobs To Be Created

The company HQ will be based in the iconic Fisher Building, located in downtown Detroit. A site has also been identified to assemble the first ever pure electric sports car in Michigan, with production to start in August.

GEICO to Open Service Center in Central Indiana, Add 1,200 Jobs

The Washington, DC-based auto insurer will invest millions of dollars to lease, renovate and equip 109,000 square feet of space in the area. The new office is expected to be operational by late April.

Eagle Creek Software Services And South Dakota Team to Create 1,000 Jobs

New $10-million technology center to open in Vermillion, SD; scholarships and career track at University of South Dakota will train workforce.

Boeing To Consolidate Flight Training Facilities From Seattle To Miami

Idea meets strategy of bringing training closer to customer operations. Flight simulators and certain operations to locate in Miami, where facility and capabilities will better serve global airlines.

BUSINESS REPORT: Ohio Launches Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program

The Buckeye State aims to improve its competitiveness with a new employer-driven training program to provide direct financial assistance to develop workforce skills. From the January/February 2013 issue

Plugging the Brain Drain

Comprehensive immigration reform will do more than give legal status to undocumented workers—it may plug a hole in the skilled workforce needed for America's high-tech industries.

Kemmerich USA To Establish Manufacturing Operations In Kentucky

German-based automotive supplier to locate U.S. headquarters in Murray; will invest more than $12 million and create 120 jobs.

Herbalife Purchases Manufacturing Facility In Winston Salem, NC

California-based nutrition company enters into agreement to purchase manufacturing facility in Winston Salem, NC. The facility will employ approximately 500 new positions when it reaches full production and it will manufacture Herbalife's nutritional powders and liquids for the North American and other markets around the world.

Amazon To Open Fulfillment Center In DuPont Creating Hundreds of Jobs

New one-million-square-foot facility is expected to open in the fall of 2013. Dec 18, 2012 @ 11:37 AM

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

American Competitiveness: A Matter Of National Security

New report sets out the key issues associated with the country's national competitiveness. Nov 28, 2012 @ 4:35 PM

FEATURE STORY: Nothing Matters More Than Talent

Unemployment rates are staggering, but what’s even more astounding is that there are thousands of jobs across the U.S. going unfilled due to a shortage of skilled workers. Workforce development training programs are now Job One. From the July/August 2012 issue

THE GROWTH SPECIALIST: Everything Must Change – Rethinking Workforce Development

A skilled workforce is a key requirement for developers. Locations are deploying new strategies that strive to avoid a mismatch between available skills and project needs. From the May/June 2012 issue.

LOCATION FOCUS: Carolinas – Coastal Clout With Global Reach

The Carolinas, well known for their creative climate and low-cost business environment, are now an East Coast engine for growth hitting on all cylinders. North Carolina and South Carolina are busy certifying shovel-ready sites and pioneering new incentives. From the May/June 2012 issue

THE GROWTH SPECIALIST: Top Ten Things Local Officials Can Do To Promote Job Creation

The man who oversaw the U.S. government’s $787-billion stimulus program emphasizes a common-sense approach to job-creation based on planning, efficiency and shoe leather. 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.

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Chris Cummiskey, Commissioner Of The Georgia Department Of Economic Development

The Georgia Competitiveness Initiative outlines the needs of each of the state’s 12 regions and includes a set of comprehensive recommendations to shape an economic development strategy for the state to ensure the success of job creation and business growth in Georgia. From the January/February 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Louisiana Keeps Moving Up Way Down South

Louisiana remains a solid front runner for job growth and business development with best-in-the-nation workforce training and technology incentives that are cultivating a high-quality workforce. From the January/February 2012 issue.

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