USA - Southwest

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout the Southwest, USA region.



COVER STORY: Global Biotech Report

As the global financial system continues to mend, venture capital is beginning to flow back into the biotechnology sector. In Europe, the largest biomed players are thriving, while entrepreneurial biotech start-ups gain traction in the U.S. From the March/April 2013 issue.

Digital Realty Announces Data Center Lease With RenderWurks In Dallas, TX

Geographic diversity is increasing the demand for large-scale server or 'rendering' farms like Renderwurks, provider of server farms for animation and computer generated visual effects.

Deepwater Horizon: Three Years Later

Legal settlements from the massive BP oil spill, which could total $42 billion, will generate a gusher of economic development funds for the Gulf Coast.

GlaxoSmithKline, Texas A&M To Establish Flu Vaccine Facility In Texas

Team will develop and manufacture GSK’s next generation influenza vaccines to protect the nation against global pandemics.
GENERAL MOTORS INNOVATION CENTERS

GM To Hire 1,000 High Tech Employees In Phoenix Region

Fourth Innovation Center completes GM's geographic plan for hiring best and brightest from the IT sector.

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
Inside a state-of-the-art cleanroom at CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex

FEATURE STORY: Semiconductor HUBS – Macro Growth from Micro Chips

The nanotech circuits on today’s microchips can’t be seen with the human eye, but they support a $150-billion industry that employs nearly 250,000 people across the U.S. From the January/February 2013 issue

FIRST WORD: Making The Call

As always, we congratulate the winners in our 2012 Economic Development Deal of the Year competition. From the January/February 2013 issue
Texas Gov. Rick Perry held a press conference at the Wharton County Junior College - Bay City campus to announce Bay City as the location of the first US seamless mill for Tenaris.

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.
Amazon.com Fulfillment Center RNO1 Fernley, Nevada, August 8, 2007. (IMAGE BY Ken James)

Amazon Announces Three Fulfillment Centers in Texas

Recently, Amazon committed to hire more than a thousand veterans in the U.S. in the upcoming year to join the hundreds of veteran employees it has on staff currently. The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates there are more than 1.6 million veterans in the state of Texas. The company will initially create more than 1,000 jobs at the new Texas fulfillment facilities.

Apple’s Austin Operations Center Claims Bronze 2012 Deal Of The Year From Business Facilities

Apple Operations Center in Austin, TX is BF's 2012 Economic Development Deal of the Year Bronze award winner.

Direct Energy To Open New Call Center In Tempe, AZ

Direct Energy will move into the new facility in February. The company expects the call center to be fully functional by the end of the first quarter of 2013.

Two Gigs and Counting

Internet giant Google is doubling down on its renewable energy investments.

Texas Instruments To Build In Sugar Land, TX

The City of Sugar Land’s Office of Economic Development created a multi-faceted incentive package based on the company creating over $35 million in new capital investment. Nov 8, 2012 @ 11:32 AM

LOCATION FOCUS: Texas: Big Heart, Country, Business

The Lone Star State may rank second in geographic size and population, but it outperforms all others in job-creating business growth. From the September/October 2012 issue

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Richard Fisher, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Dallas Fed Chief Richard Fisher recently appeared in state videos discussing why Texas is outperforming other states in a sluggish economy. From the July/August 2012 issue

COVER STORY: Building A Biotech Bonanza

The global financial contraction put a squeeze on seed money for biotech startups, forcing locations to build their biotech future the old-fashioned way: with long-term planning and a comprehensive strategy for growth. From the May/June 2012 issue.
Hyundai and Kia use Foreign Trade Zone status to handle and process auto cargoes arriving at the port.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Ports of Success

U.S. export numbers are on the rise. And as the numbers increase, so do the future business possibilities. From the May/June 2012 issue.

FEATURE STORY: 2012 Economic Development Awards

Every year, we showcase the economic development deals with the biggest impact and rank the top states and metros. Now, we turn our spotlight on the agencies with the best practices who have achieved overall excellence. From the March/April 2012 issue.
tax credits

Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.
Texas 2023 State of the Year

2023 State Of The Year: Opportunity Awaits In Texas

A robust business climate and strategic growth during 2023 earns the Lone Star State this recognition.

[VIDEO] Get More for Your Business in Ardmore. Oklahoma

The ADA owns three industrial parks and several single sites and buildings, giving our organization both the power and incentive to negotiate favorable terms for expanding companies.

Location Spotlight: Welcome to Columbus, Indiana

Columbus, Edinburgh and Bartholomew County, Indiana are consistently ranked among the Top Ten locations in the United States. With one of the highest concentrations of engineering talent in the nation, manufacturing employment that ranks in the Top 2% of the U.S., I-65 access, and nationally recognized community living, now is the right time to consider the unexpected opportunities this unforgettable community has to offer.