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New report shows tech leaders plan to increase hiring, but business expansion is making it harder to hire IT talent.


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New report shows tech leaders plan to increase hiring, but business expansion is making it harder to hire IT talent.

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Tech Hiring Could Be A Challenge For Second Half Of 2017

New report shows tech leaders plan to increase hiring, but business expansion is making it harder to hire IT talent.

Bears Ears

A monumental fight over federal land is heating up in the state with the second-largest percentage of it.

Niagara Bottling Investing $76M In Arizona

The 450,000-square-foot facility within the Elliot Road Technology Corridor in Mesa, AZ will create up to 55 new jobs.

Drug Kingpins

It's time to place the blame for the nation's opioid epidemic squarely where it belongs, in Washington DC.

Foreign Investment In U.S. Real Estate Rising

China was the top country of origin in both buying and selling commercial real estate in 2016, and Florida was the top destination of choice for international clients.

Bipartisan Bill Will Help Companies Design, Manufacture In The U.S.

The Invent and Manufacture in America Act provides a tax cut for companies that conduct R&D in the U.S., and manufacture products resulting from that R&D in America.

Southern Cities Continue To Dominate U.S. Growth

Ten of the 15 fastest-growing large cities in the U.S. were located across the South in 2016, with four of the top five in Texas, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

New Mexico: Simply Enchanting

New Mexico offers a combination that’s hard to beat, with scenic beauty and benefits to business that continue to entice.

Location Spotlight: Joplin Regional Partnership

Joplin Regional Partnership, representing seven counties in SW Missouri, SE Kansas and NE Oklahoma, works to ensure the success of business locations. The region has a quality labor force, available buildings and sites and an efficient transportation network.

Geek Squad

A 22-year-old programmer stops a global cyber attack by purchasing an unregistered domain name for $10.69.

Hudson Products Relocating Manufacturing Operation To Texas

The HVAC equipment maker will move the operation to its Rosenberg, TX headquarters, investing $6M and creating 150 jobs.

EPA Administrator Prioritizes Superfund Cleanups

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is prioritizing Superfund cleanup and streamlining the approval process for sites with remedies estimated to cost $50 million or more.

Happy Economic Development Week!

As the IEDC's second annual celebratory week for Economic Development begins today, here are some tips about how your location can participate.

Ryder Expanding, Creating 200 Jobs In Texas

The company will invest more than $5.2 million in Fort Worth, TX to expand its supply management, logistics, and transportation management operations.

Accelerating Manufacturing Growth

Industry analysts expect overall growth in manufacturing to speed up in the second half of this year and grow even more in 2018.

Workforce Development: The Next Generation

The most successful workforce development efforts are teaming with education resources to develop job-specific vocational studies in high schools, community colleges and universities.

March / April 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 2)

The March / April 2017 issue features our annual tour of workforce development programs across the U.S. Plus, the impact of low-cost power, and a look at the aerospace and manufacturing industries, Louisiana, New Mexico, Kentucky, New York, Minnesota, Illinois, and Cape Coral, FL.

Texas Expands Economic Ties with Taiwan, Belgium

Gov. Greg Abbott has held meetings with Taiwan’s president and a delegation from Belgium about growing trade relations and increasing commercial ties.

Maricopa County, AZ Nation’s Fastest-Growing County In 2016

Adding 222 people per day last year, Maricopa County, AZ has replaced Harris County, TX as the county with the nation's highest annual population growth, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Bearing of the Green

A new study reignites the never-ending debate on the value of economic development incentives.

Arizona Polymer Flooring Relocates HQ To Phoenix

The 50,000-square-foot campus will serve as APF 's international hub for production, distribution, training and R&D as the company continues its expansion.

Auto-Tech Is Revving Up

Automakers are joining forces with tech giants in a full-throttle race to install amazing high-tech advances in vehicles that are ready to roll off the line and hit the road today.

Entrance to Hell

The war against climate change is over and we've all lost.

Aramark Opens Processing Facility In Texas

The new McKinney, TX plant will increase the company’s capacity to provide cleanroom services throughout the Southwest, and is expected to add 120 jobs over three years.

Drivers Not Wanted

With motor vehicle fatalities soaring, the auto giants are racing to get self-driving cars on the road.

Economic Development Deal of the Year Honorable Mentions

The blue-ribbon judging panel for our 2016 Economic Development Deal of the Year competition had so many great projects to evaluate, they bestowed a record seven Honorable Mention Awards.

State of the Year: Texas

The Lone Star State reaffirms its dominance as the most dynamic state economy in the U.S., an energy and exports powerhouse with a seemingly boundless potential for growth.

Intel Investing $7B In Arizona Next-Generation Semiconductor Factory

Intel’s Fab 42 will target advanced 7 nm technology and will create approximately 3,000 high-tech, high-wage jobs in Arizona.

Lineage Logistics Growing National Network

The warehousing and logistics company will expand two facilities in Texas, and has acquired two more in Arizona and Pennsylvania.

Houston: From Super Bowl XXXVIII To Super Bowl LI

As Houston gets set to host the Super Bowl this weekend, take a look at the massive transformation America's fourth largest city has experienced in the 13 years since it last hosted the NFL event.

Vacuum Power

China is poised to fill the void left by the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

January / February 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 1)

Business Facilities' January / February 2017 issue features the winners of our annual State of the Year and Economic Development of the Year awards, Plus, auto manufacturing, food processing, and data centers, and we celebrate 50 years of building inspiration.

Mexican Standoff

The Dealmaker-in-Chief blows up his first really big negotiation.

Mississippi Lands Business Facilities’ 2016 Deal Of The Year

The $1.45 billion Continental Tire plant in Clinton, MS wins the magazine’s Gold Award for Economic Development Deal of the Year.

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