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The coronavirus pandemic has forced industry leaders to rethink their supply chain and logistics strategies. The crisis may accelerate a trend toward localization, with industries choosing to go local for local.


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The coronavirus pandemic has forced industry leaders to rethink their supply chain and logistics strategies. The crisis may accelerate a trend toward localization, with industries choosing to go local for local.

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Logistics Industry Focus: Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The coronavirus pandemic has forced industry leaders to rethink their supply chain and logistics strategies. The crisis may accelerate a trend toward localization, with industries choosing to go local for local.

Industry Leaders L3, Jabil, 3 Daughter’s Commit To St. Pete, Florida For The Long Haul

Local economic development officials attribute St. Pete’s recent boom to a community-wide strategy called Grow Smarter, which identifies five target industry sectors primed for the most growth.

Forcura To Create 115 Jobs At New Florida HQ

Healthcare technology company Forcura will invest $2.15 million to expand its corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, FL.

Aerion Supersonic Moving Global Headquarters To Florida

Aerion will invest $300 million to build a new state-of-the-art campus in Melbourne, FL, resulting in the creation of at least 675 jobs. 

Indian River Supports Local Businesses Through COVID-19

In Vero Beach, FL, the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce is supporting local business and encouraging manufacturers to produce personal protection equipment.

Green Development: Building A Sustainable Future

Locations in Florida and Virginia have taken a leadership position in facilitating sustainable development. These places are proving that there’s a lot of green to be made by going green. Join us as we take our annual tour.

Cape Coral Supports Local Business During COVID-19 Crisis

In response to COVID-19, the Cape Coral EDO is encouraging residents to stay healthy, while continuing to support the local economy.

West Melbourne, Florida: Logistics Gem On The Space Coast

West Melbourne, FL offers businesses access to international markets while maintaining its small town friendliness just a few miles from Florida’s beautiful white-sand beaches.

The Aerospace Industry: Cruising To A Higher Altitude

Production-related issues and order cancellations slowed the commercial aerospace sector last year, but long-term demand for passenger jets remains robust.

20 Communities To Address Climate Change, Resilience, Social Equity

The U.S. Green Building Council is expanding its LEED for Cities and Communities program with a new $500,000 grant from Bank of America.

Top Utilities: Power To The People

New electric generating capacity in 2020 will come primarily from wind and solar, with renewables making up 76 percent of the 42 gigawatts that will be added.

January / February 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 1)

The January / February 2020 Issue features our State of the Year and Deal of the Year winners. Plus, a look at energy, aerospace, exports and data centers.

Misfits Gaming Group Relocating HQ To Palm Beach County

The esports and gaming company will invest more than $1.35 million in its new corporate headquarters in Boca Raton, FL, where it will create 30 new jobs.

Spirit Airlines Breaks Ground On South Florida HQ

The airline will invest up to $250 million and create 225 new jobs at its new Broward County corporate campus.

Florida Remains Top “Magnet State” In Annual Moving Report

Americans continue to move south, with Florida, Texas, California, Arizona and North Carolina as leading 2019 destinations, according to Allied Van Lines' annual Magnet States Report.

Polk County – Florida’s Best Place For Business

Polk County, Florida located along the heart of the I4 corridor is a multifaceted economic engine centered on innovation, technological advances, manufacturing, logistics and so much more.

Life Sciences: A Data-Driven Diagnosis For Success

Digital transformation is driving innovation in the life sciences sector, making transparency a top priority and heralding an era of “relationship-driven partnerships among all of the sector’s stakeholders.

Agribusiness: Harvesting Growth In Stormy Weather

Despite a trade war with China that’s clobbering U.S. farmers, locations that have established strong agribusiness and food processing sectors continue to thrive as production moves closer to markets.

EPA Grants 26 Organizations $5.1M In Environmental Job Training Grants

The environmental workforce and job training grants will help transform economically disadvantaged communities across the U.S. 

Editor’s Picks: Business, Industry And Tech Parks

Business, industrial and technology parks increasingly are providing all of the amenities needed to attract and keep a skilled workforce, a top priority for 21st-century growth sectors.

Opportunity Zones: Window Of Opportunity

The new federal qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) tax credits are expected to unleash up to $6 trillion in capital investment in more than 8,700 economically distressed areas in the U.S.

A Sunny Outlook In Florida

Commercial real estate projects brought $20 billion into Florida’s economy in 2018 and similar to the state’s population, the growth will continue.

The Travel & Tourism Game

Tourists—both domestic and international—are major contributors to the U.S. economy, from how they travel, make purchases and sleep to where they amuse, make arrangements and eat.

Logistics & Distribution: Delivering The Goods In A Real-Time Economy

Efficiency, optimization and speed have always been top priorities in logistics and transportation. Today, as digital transformations are ushering in the next revolution of industry, known as Industry 4.0, these priorities are even more crucial.

Data Centers: 5-G Day

The introduction of 5G small cell technology means changes in data center infrastructure as well as significant increases in their processing speeds and volumes.

Commercial Hotspots Thrive In Cape Coral

The city with the second largest land mass—and one of the fastest growing populations—in Florida offers plenty of opportunities for commercial development.

Technology Employment Grew In 43 States Last Year

California led the pack as more than 260,000 new technology jobs were created in the U.S. in 2018, according to CompTIA Cyberstates 2019 report.

Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats Opens New HQ In Cape Coral

A skilled, available workforce, city incentives, and ample space for its facilities brought the boat builder's $2 million expansion to Cape Coral, FL.

Aerospace Industry: The Sky’s The Limit

Commercial aircraft production and military defense spending will directly affect the growth trajectory of the aerospace and defense industry in 2019.

Top Utilities: Power Players For Development

Size counts, but when it comes to making our picks for forward-thinking utilities, so do smart grids, renewable energy and a seat at the table when economic development deals are negotiated.

2018 Economic Development Deal Of The Year Honorable Mentions

With more than 40 projects to choose from in our 2018 Deal of the Year competition, our judges had to put in overtime to designate 10 worthy recipients of our Honorable Mentions.

January / February 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 1)

The January / February 2019 issue features our annual State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards, our editor's picks for top utilities, and more.

Provo, San Jose Top Annual Ranking Of Best-Performing Cities

The Milken Institute's top 10 list of cities that are creating and sustaining jobs also includes San Francisco, Austin, Orlando, Raleigh, and Seattle.

Florida Creates Business-Friendly Environment To Grow In Today’s Global Market

From the Keys to the Panhandle, Florida welcomes you with the talented workforce, top-ranked infrastructure, global connectivity and quality of life your company needs.

Enterprise Florida Forms New Manufacturing Partnerships

The partnerships will provide Florida businesses with additional resources and grant opportunities to help develop and expand their international markets.

U.S. Manufacturing Is Surging

Bolstered by a robust economy, the United States remains in the top tier of Brookings’ global manufacturing scorecard.

Rural Florida Creates Inviting Environment For Residential & Manufacturing Growth

Florida’s 28 million miles of untapped, rural land creates an environment that is primed to manage both residential and manufacturing growth, with each complementing the other.

Destinations For Foreign Direct Investment: FDI Lives Here

The competition for foreign direct investment is intensifying, with locations far and wide vying to become prime destinations for FDI.

MLMC Florida Opening New Operations 

The alternative fuels technology manufacturing company will create 45 jobs in Plant City, FL.

WebstaurantStore Creating 300 Jobs In Florida

The ecommerce restaurant supply company will invest $1 million to expand in Tampa, and plans to create more than 300 new jobs.

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One Atlanta: Economic Mobility, Recovery And Resiliency Plan Launched

The mayor, in partnership with Invest Atlanta and WorkSource Atlanta, created the initiative to help Atlanta families and hometown businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

Top 10 Issues Affecting The Real Estate Industry

COVID-19 and economic renewal top The Counselors of Real Estate's list of issues expected to have the most significant impact on real estate in 2020-2021.

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