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.
Life Sciences Hubs: Good Genes, GREAT Growth
Billions in private equity and public funding are flowing into the life sciences sector, which is front and center in the battle against the pandemic.
Arkansas: Headquarters Of Home-Grown Giants
Every Fortune 500 company headquartered in Arkansas began as a small, family-owned business.
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.
Discover Customer Care Center Coming To Chicago’s Chatham Neighborhood
Discover will hire locally for nearly 1,000 new jobs, employ minority-owned businesses in the renovations and operation of the former Target store in the city's Chatham neighborhood.
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.
SAP Labs Canada, Amazon Expanding In Quebec
SAP Labs Canada will open a research and development office in Montreal; Amazon adds five new facilities and 1,000 jobs.
Civica To Create 186 Jobs With New Virginia Pharmaceutical Facility
Pharmaceutical manufacturer Civica Inc. will build a 120,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the City of Petersburg, VA.
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.
Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Matt Hurlbutt, Greater Rochester Enterprise
Matt Hurlbutt, President & CEO, Greater Rochester Enterprise, discusses the region's Economic Gardening program, along with its status as a high-tech, life sciences and food processing hub.
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.