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Amazon will expand its office in downtown Chicago by more than 70,000 square feet, allowing the company to double its tech workforce in the city.


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Amazon will expand its office in downtown Chicago by more than 70,000 square feet, allowing the company to double its tech workforce in the city.

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Amazon Expands Chicago Tech Hub, Will Create 400 New Tech Jobs

Amazon will expand its office in downtown Chicago by more than 70,000 square feet, allowing the company to double its tech workforce in the city.

Conagra Building New Innovation Center In Chicago

The Conagra Brands Center for Food Design will be a state-of-the-art snacking innovation center with up to 50 food designers and culinary staff.

Editor’s Picks: Sweet Spots For High Tech

The leading high tech hubs have developed a startup ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurs and plants the seeds for sustainable growth from innovators who bring scaleable products to life.

E-Commerce, Logistics Signed Largest Warehouse Leases In 2018

CBRE study found that last year, 61 of the largest 100 industrial leases in the U.S. were completed by e-commerce companies and logistics firms.

Centers of Technology: The Future Is Now

From national manufacturing innovation institutes to university-led high-tech clusters and incubators, locations far and wide are stepping up to bring tomorrow’s breakthroughs to today’s market.

World’s Top 10 Innovation Hubs

The U.S. and China remain leaders among the world’s innovation hubs, according to a new report from KPMG.

Method Opens First U.S. Factory, Chicago’s South Side Soapbox

The "South Side Soapbox" is designed to benefit the surrounding environment, community and businesses.

Smart Planning Boosts Seattle To #1 City For Pedestrians

Liberty Mutual Insurance releases pedestrian safety index with top 15 safest U.S. cities for pedestrians.

Metro Chicago Exports Collaboration Launched

Despite high exporting volume, only 6% of the region’s small and mid-size firms currently export and, on average, less than half of those firms export to more than one market.

Business Report: Chicago Will Host Digital Manufacturing And Design Innovation Institute

The $320-million digital lab is one of four innovation hubs in the Obama administration’s program to spur advanced manufacturing.

Gogo To Relocate Headquarters And Expand In Chicago, IL

World leader of in-flight wifi to bring 500 jobs to new Chicago location.

Assisted Living Concepts Moving Headquarters To Chicago, IL

Company to bring roughly 100 jobs from Wisconsin to new downtown location.

GE And ComEd To Modernize Chicago’s Grid

GE and ComEd will install approximately four million smart meters in the Chicago area through 2021, bringing approximately 50 jobs to the city.

Grundfos Establishes N.A. Headquarters In Chicago Area, Plans Additional Jobs

A global leader in developing high-tech water pumps and systems, the $4 billion company based in Denmark chose the Chicago area because of its proximity to the resurging manufacturing sector surrounding the Great Lakes and its open political climate promoting advancements in water infrastructure and sustainability.

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Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.

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Georgia Ports Authority: Garden City Terminal Expansion

At 1,200 acres, the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal is North America’s largest single container terminal. Over the next decade, Georgia Ports Authority plans to expand the Port of Savannah’s annual capacity by 45 percent — from 5.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units to 8 million TEUs per year. Learn more.