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Companies are building digital training programs and creating ecosystems of “learning partners” to produce and deliver digital content to a broad base of employees.

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Workforce Training: Coping With Crisis Requires A New Skillset

Companies are building digital training programs and creating ecosystems of “learning partners” to produce and deliver digital content to a broad base of employees.

COVID-19 Pandemic Spurs Innovation At ILC Dover

Legendary Delaware manufacturer has introduced a new product, the EZ BioHood, to protect frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tennessee: A Pledge To Recover

Tennessee is doing its best to transition from “temporarily closed” to “permanently open” using statewide initiatives that protect individuals and support businesses.

Did You Miss Our “Predicting The Post-COVID-19 World” Webinar?

In this free video webinar, we identify trends likely to impact capital investments, site selection and economic development in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the tools for economic recovery.

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.

May / June 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 3)

The May / June 2020 Issue features economic developers' recovery efforts in response to COVID-19. Plus, a look at corporate headquarters, supply chains and high tech.

Grifols Therapeutics Investing $351M In North Carolina Expansion

The global healthcare company will create 300 jobs at a new specialized blood plasma facility and logistics center at its Clayton, NC campus.

COVID-19 Response And Recovery

The COVID-19 crisis is bringing out the best in communities from coast to coast. Economic development organizations are giving small businesses financial lifelines. They’re also teaming up with local businesses to create a supply chain for critical medical supplies.

Indiana Devotes Nearly $44M To Economic Recovery Efforts

The new initiatives were launched to help Indiana businesses restart, adapt and stimulate long-term growth, especially small businesses and manufacturers. 

Fairfax County, VA Launches Virtual Career Fairs

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the FCEDA is presenting virtual career fairs to connect college grads with Northern Virginia companies seeking employees.

Indiana Serves 10,000 Small Businesses Through PPE Marketplace

Since launching in early May, the Indiana Small Business PPE Marketplace has received nearly 20,000 orders for personal protective equipment (PPE) and has fulfilled 10,000 orders.

IDT Expands COVID-19 Product Manufacturing In Research Triangle Park

IDT's new North Carolina manufacturing facility will offer unmatched turnaround time and product options to support researchers in the region.

Berry Global Group Addresses Global Shortage Of Face Mask Materials

To address the ever increasing demand for face mask material in the U.S., Berry has expanded its Meltex™ platform to add capacity in Waynesboro, VA.

Hamilton County, IN Creates Workforce Recovery Task Force

The Task Force is an effort to jumpstart a recovery plan for local businesses and is being spearheaded by the Hamilton County Economic Development Corporation (HCEDC).

Missouri Launches PPE Marketplace

Missouri's PPE Marketplace matches companies that manufacture and sell personal protective equipment (PPE) with companies that need to purchase it. 

Local Production Fund Supports COVID-19 Needs, PPE Manufacturing

The 25 Local Production Fund recipients — including tailors, artisans, tech companies, and commercial printers in Montgomery County, MD — will receive a total of $200,000. 

LVGEA Helps Southern Nevada Business Weather The Storm

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) is committed to helping local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Third COVID-19 Survey Tracks Delaware Business Response

Respondents who secured Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding were able to retain about 2,400 of their employees and rehire another 331 employees.

H-E-B Pledges $3M To Support Texas During COVID-19 Pandemic

H-E-B is helping communities, funding groundbreaking research, and supporting its employees and warehouse partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Businesses Reopen, CFOs Grow Hopeful But Employee Fears Linger

Following the COVID-19 shutdown, CFOs face lower anticipated revenues, reconfigured workplaces, and a workforce worried about returning to work safely, according to PwC survey.

Did You Miss Our COVID-19: The Road To Recovery – After The CARES Act Webinar?

In this free video webinar, Allea Newbold of Ryan LLC discusses COVID-19 business relief initiatives, with special focus on the CARES Act.

Utah’s PPE Push Pack Program Helps Small Business Start COVID-19 Transition

Through a public/private partnership, the “PPE Push Pack” program provides a free, one-week supply of PPE to Utah businesses with less than 50 employees.

$1.5B CARES Act Funds To Aid Communities Impacted By COVID-19

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) supplemental funds will help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19.

Topeka Launches HOST Relief Program In Response To COVID-19

Through private donations and matching public funds via GO Topeka, Helps Others Support Topeka provides capital to Topeka and Shawnee County, KS businesses.

Will The Corporate Footprint Shrink Due To COVID-19?

A CoreNet Global survey reveals corporate real estate professionals' belief that remote work and virtual meetings will last beyond the COVID-19 crisis, and the corporate footprint will likely shrink as a result.

Georgia Shippers Moving Goods To Front Lines Of COVID-19 Battle

The Georgia Ports Authority is helping importers to get critical equipment and supplies into the hands of frontline health workers.

Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic is breaking the back of supply chains around the world.

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology – Coronavirus Update

HudsonAlpha President and Science Director Rick Myers, PhD, gives an update on coronavirus research and support happening on our campus. This update includes work done through our non-profit research labs as well as through the associate companies who reside on the HudsonAlpha campus.

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.

Greater Houston Partnership Expands “Work Safe Principles”

The Greater Houston Partnership Work Safe 2.0 principles help businesses protect the health of their employees and customers by reducing the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

Back To Work: How To Reboot In A Post-COVID-19 World

As lockdowns begin to ease and pressure to restart the economy ramps up, companies need to determine how to keep employees safe as they go back to work.

Did You Miss Our Global Supply Chain Webinar?

In this free video webinar, Rosemary Coates, Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global supply chain.

Harlingen, Texas Supports Small Business During Pandemic

City of Harlingen and Harlingen EDC set aside $1 million to launch Harlingen’s Emergency Loan Program (HELP) for Small Business.

CFOs Prioritize Workplace Safety And Employee Health

As states start to lift COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, survey reveals CFOs expect changes in measures to address workplace safety and employee health. 

State Associations Release Roadmap To COVID-19 Recovery

A bipartisan response to COVID-19, the roadmap outlines 10 key steps for governors to protect the public’s health while preparing to reopen the economy.

Birmingham, AL Business Strong In The Face Of COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, business leaders in Birmingham, AL created #BhamStrong, a new initiative that offers agile, fast-response solutions to problems caused by the pandemic.

Person County, NC Launches COVID PIVOT Impact Loan

The Person County Economic Development Commission's COVID PIVOT Impact Loan program will provide short-term assistance to small businesses.

How Richmond Logistics Firms Are Pivoting During COVID-19

Businesses that will survive the coronavirus pandemic are those that adapt to the challenges and continue to serve existing and new customers.

Utah’s Response To The Coronavirus Pandemic

Utah’s unified, direct and robust response to the crisis serves as a role model to other states during these challenging times.

Rhode Island Responds To COVID-19 Challenges

Rhode Island leaders have taken action to help local businesses, communities and residents face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

SiO2 To Invest $163M In Alabama Expansion

In response to a contract to supply the federal government with COVID-19 vaccine vials, SiO2 Materials Science will create 220 jobs at its Auburn, AL facility.

Workforce Training: Coping With Crisis Requires A New Skillset

Companies are building digital training programs and creating ecosystems of “learning partners” to produce and deliver digital content to a broad base of employees.

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