Connecticut Governor’s Report: Leading From The Front
Connecticut succeeded in mitigating the impact of the coronavirus pandemic by aggressively testing people in the early stage of the outbreak, avoiding the massive casualty levels in neighboring states.
Global Real Estate CEOs Plan For Industry Transformation
A new World Economic Forum report maps how the real estate industry can transform to ensure buildings and cities are liveable, sustainable, resilient, and affordable.
Rethinking The Global Supply Chain
The massive disruptions of the global supply chain that occurred in 2020 during the pandemic have increased momentum for the reshoring of manufacturing jobs to the United States, primarily from China.
Michigan Governor’s Report: Standing Tall At The Crossroads Of Calamity
When a foreign pandemic invaded Michigan a year ago—and a virulent domestic pathogen threatened to topple the state government—Governor Gretchen Whitmer stood her ground.
Tech Companies Will Maintain Or Increase Remote Workforce In 2021
COVID-19 forced businesses to create a remote workforce, and the change may be permanent, according to a new report from Velocity Global.
Many Workers Want Workplaces To Stay Closed Until Vaccines Available
More than half of workers say employers should offer vaccine incentives, 42 percent say employers should delay re-opening, finds new Eagle Hill research.
West Virginia Governor’s Report: Rising To The Challenge
West Virginia is leading the nation in the fight against COVID-19, finding innovative ways to distribute vaccines. WV also is leading the way to the first high-speed hyperloop transit system.
Mayors Urge Congress To Pass Biden Plan For Direct Aid To All Cities
More than 280 Republican, Democratic, and Independent mayors urge lawmakers to save jobs, boost recovery with desperately needed direct aid to all cities.
Will Workers Resign Due To Handling Of COVID-19 Pandemic?
Two in five office workers plan to resign and find a new job based on how their company handled the COVID-19 pandemic, reveals a new survey.
Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021
Many states will make changes to their minimum wage laws in 2021; greatest impacts will be seen in California, Washington and Florida.
Colorado Governor’s Report: Ready To Scale New Heights
Gov. Jared Polis is keeping Colorado ahead of the curve on today’s biggest challenges, including providing recovery relief for small businesses and preparing to lead the clean-energy economy.
COVID-19: The Road To Recovery
Economic development organizations and government officials have joined forces with local businesses to keep creating inspiring and innovative ways to meet the most urgent needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are their stories.
November / December 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 6)
In the November / December 2020 Issue, we unveil our new 21st Century Site Seekers' Guide and Site Seekers’ Guide Featured Locations Directory. Plus an update on economic development's response to COVID-19.
COVID-19 Pandemic Produces More Flexible Workforce
Nearly 84% of job seekers are willing to take a job outside their most recent industry or role, finds a new CareerBuilder survey.
ReCharge NY, Economic Development Awards Spur Over $127M Of Investment
New York Power Authority economic development awards support more than 620 jobs across the state; green job components to be considered in future applications.
Nice-Pak To Create More Than 300 Jobs In Arkansas
The wet wipe maker will increase manufacturing capacity at its Jonesboro, AR facility to meet the unprecedented need for its products due to the the COVID-19 pandemic.
$590M Loan Will Help ApiJect Make Vaccine Devices In North Carolina
In response to COVID-19, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation will loan the company $590 million to build a facility in Research Triangle Park.
Maryland: Getting Busy In Baltimore
Increasing cargo volumes (and the largest container vessels in the world) are sailing into the Port of Baltimore, lifting Maryland’s economic tide.
Mississippi: Modeling A Battle Plan For COVID-19
Scientists at Vicksburg’s ERDC have been deploying Supercomputers to develop models illustrating how the coronavirus spreads.
Staying Safe And Strong In Ohio
When the Coronavirus arrived in Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine was ready. Putting public health first, Ohio quickly established best practices for staying safe and strong, a blueprint for its recovery.