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The pandemic and low oil prices hit Texas with a one-two punch, but the Lone Star State is still a leader in big-ticket projects.


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The pandemic and low oil prices hit Texas with a one-two punch, but the Lone Star State is still a leader in big-ticket projects.

COVID-19

Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. COVID-19 articles below.


Texas: Open For Business

The pandemic and low oil prices hit Texas with a one-two punch, but the Lone Star State is still a leader in big-ticket projects.

COVID-19 Response And Recovery Update

Economic development organizations and local businesses keep finding inspiring and innovative ways to join forces to meet the most urgent needs of this unprecedented crisis.

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.

Workers Don’t Expect Return To Workplace By Year’s End

Remote work is gaining steam: New survey finds 33 percent question the wisdom of returning, report high productivity while working remotely.

September / October 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 5)

The September / October 2020 Issue features prime locations for the cybersecurity industry, and an update on economic development's response to COVID-19. Plus, startups, food processing and more.

Medicom Adding Second U.S. Mask Manufacturing Plant In Georgia

The new production facility in the Augusta, GA region will accommodate new state-of-the-art surgical and N95-type mask production equipment with updated technology.

Climate Risks Increasingly Important In Real Estate Investment Decisions

Real estate investors commonly view local climate risks — such as wildfires, frequent and intense storms and sea-level rise — as core factors in investment decision-making.

Moldex-Metric Investing $25M In Tennessee

California-based N95 mask maker Moldex-Metric will create 220 jobs at a new manufacturing facility in Wilson County, TN.

LiveXchange Webinar: The Labor Market In A Remote Economy

Learn best practices site selectors can use to analyze labor market trends in real time and to evaluate workforce availability before choosing a location for a major project.

Consumers Energy: Energy And Beyond

As Michigan’s businesses implement their return-to-work plans, Consumers Energy reaffirms its commitment to help small businesses, nonprofits and communities expand and prosper.

Mayors Prioritize Infrastructure Investments In Economic Recovery

Most U.S. mayors agree that investing in infrastructure to generate jobs and economic growth is the top priority in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study.

Curative Creating More Than 300 Jobs In Texas

With its expansion in Pflugerville, TX, Curative will hire over 300 workers to provide immediate response to the COVID-19 testing needed throughout the state. 

PRIMED Chooses Cambridge, Ontario For Medical Manufacturing Facility

The new facility will produce both ASTM-rated surgical masks and N95 respirators in a phased scale-up process to support Canada’s healthcare systems.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Opens COVID-19 VTM Manufacturing Plant

The new $40 million facility in Lenexa, KS was built in six weeks to rapidly expand the company's production of viral transport media (VTM).

Tourism & Gaming: Adjusting To A New Normal

Your favorite attractions will have a different look this year. Hint: Star Wars troopers will be enforcing social distancing rules and Mickey will be wearing a mask.

Louisiana: Building A More Resilient State

Louisiana has created a Resilient Louisiana Commission (with 15 associated task forces) to chart a path toward safely reopening the economy and making the Pelican State more resilient for the long-term.

PRIMED Medical Products To Establish Manufacturing Facility In Canada

PRIMED is searching for a location for a domestic production hub and Centre of Excellence for North American personal protective equipment (PPE) production.

COVID-19 Response And Recovery Update

Economic development organizations and local businesses keep finding inspiring and innovative ways to join forces to meet the most urgent needs of this unprecedented crisis.

July / August 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 4)

The July / August 2020 Issue features our 16th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, an update on economic development's response to COVID-19.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Mike Grundmann, VEDP

Mike Grundmann, Senior Vice President, Talent Solutions, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, discusses workforce development, recruitment and training, and the impact of COVID-19.

Maryland National Capital Region Alliance Formed

Representing the majority of Maryland’s population and economy, six counties will work together with each other and federal and state partners towards regional initiatives and COVID-19 economic recovery.

Will Americans Relocate To Less Populated Areas Due To COVID-19?

Fast Survey finds that one in three Americans are considering relocation, with westerners, younger people, and higher earners most likely to consider a move.

One Atlanta: Economic Mobility, Recovery And Resiliency Plan Launched

The mayor, in partnership with Invest Atlanta and WorkSource Atlanta, created the initiative to help Atlanta families and hometown businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

Top 10 Issues Affecting The Real Estate Industry

COVID-19 and economic renewal top The Counselors of Real Estate's list of issues expected to have the most significant impact on real estate in 2020-2021.

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.

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.

HudsonAlpha Biotechnology Campus Scales Up To Fight COVID-19

The world-class biotech research hub in Huntsville, AL has marshalled its resources to fight the pandemic, with increased lab space.

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.

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.

Even After COVID-19, Execs Expect Remote Work Trend To Continue

Companies that had more remote workers before COVID-19 report that they are actually seeing increased employee productivity during the crisis, according to a new survey.

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).

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Texas: Open For Business

The pandemic and low oil prices hit Texas with a one-two punch, but the Lone Star State is still a leader in big-ticket projects.

COVID-19 Response And Recovery Update

Economic development organizations and local businesses keep finding inspiring and innovative ways to join forces to meet the most urgent needs of this unprecedented crisis.

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