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The national retailer is increasing its hiring efforts to support community and customer needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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The national retailer is increasing its hiring efforts to support community and customer needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dollar General To Invest $35M, Hire 50,000 Employees

The national retailer is increasing its hiring efforts to support community and customer needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NJEDA Launches Initiatives For Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

The initiatives will support between 3,000 and 5,000 small and midsize enterprises and are meant to complement recently announced federal economic recovery initiatives.

Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Leads COVID-19 Crisis Efforts 

The Regional COVID-19 Business Support Task Force brainstorms ideas, curates resources, and shares information to address business, employer, and community concerns.

How Is Your Organization Helping During The COVID-19 Crisis?

If your organization is going above and beyond to help its employees and/or the community at large during the COVID-19 crisis, let us know.

U.S. Employees Working More Hours During COVID-19 Pandemic

A new report from NordVPN Teams shows that people are working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, and working longer: Data showed a two-hour increase to the average workday.

Governors Request $150B In Federal Aid To Combat COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, governors are requesting $150 billion in immediate direct aid to states, and an increase in the federal share of Medicaid funding for states.

Managing The COVID-19 Crisis: Seven Tips For Business Leaders 

Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work, offers tips for business leaders as they guide their teams through the Coronavirus crisis.

Most Employees Working From Home Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, 88% of organizations have encouraged or required their workers to work from home, according to a Gartner survey.

Auto Industry Giants Enhancing COVID-19 Protections For Workers

UAW, GM, Ford, and FCA are forming a COVID-19/Coronavirus Task Force to implement enhanced protections for manufacturing and warehouse employees at all three companies.

Sumter Original Brewery Establishing Operations In South Carolina

The local craft brewery's $6.5 million investment will create 20 new jobs in Sumter County, SC.

West Melbourne, Florida: Logistics Gem On The Space Coast

West Melbourne, FL offers businesses access to international markets while maintaining its small town friendliness just a few miles from Florida’s beautiful white-sand beaches.

Kansas: More Than “Just A Great Place To Run Out Of Gas”

From massively talked about talent initiatives, to major business expansions and attractions, Topeka is turning the corner on economic development.

HubSpot Commits To Creating 450 New Jobs In Ireland

The Massachusetts-based software, services, and support company is creating a new office space dubbed "HubSpot House" in Dublin. 

Borbet Investing $24M In Alabama Expansion

The German automotive industry manufacturer will create 25 news jobs at its Auburn, AL operation. 

Seakeeper Investing $11M To Move Headquarters To Pennsylvania

The boating parts manufacturer will also expand its Berks County manufacturing operations, creating 97 new jobs.

American Airlines Investing $550M At Tulsa Maintenance Base

The project, which involves upgrades to nearly every building, will begin in early 2021 and is the largest investment ever made at a maintenance location in the airline’s history.

SimpliSafe Creating 572 New Jobs In Virginia

The producer of self-installed home security systems will invest $5.5 million to establish a new customer support center in Henrico County, VA.

Freshpet Investing $264M In New Texas Manufacturing Facility

The new pet food manufacturing facility will create 427 new jobs in Ennis, TX with help from a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant. 

Ports And FTZs: Tidal Wave

The economic impact of U.S. seaports has a far reach, extending from the direct to the indirect and beyond. There are an estimated 2.2 million jobs that depend on ports.

Subaru Investing $158M In Indiana Expansion

The automotive company plans to create up to 350 new jobs at its Lafayette, IN manufacturing operations by the end of 2023.

Verisure To Create 1,000 Jobs In North East England

Europe’s largest domestic alarm provider will invest nearly $4M in a 104,000-square-foot facility at the Quorum Business Park, North Tyneside.

Gulfstream Investing $35M In Texas Expansion

The aerospace company will expand its operations the Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Denton County, TX, creating about 50 jobs in the process.

Niagara Bottling Investing $70M In South Carolina

The beverage manufacturer will create 70 new jobs at its new operations in Florence, SC.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Janet LaBar, Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

Janet LaBar, Chief Executive Officer, Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, discusses Lowe's $153M global tech center, tech jobs, and the region's vision for economic growth.

Spirit Airlines Investing $11M To Move Operations To Tennessee

Over the next five years, the commercial airline will bring nearly 350 jobs to Williamson County, TN as it relocates the Operations Control Center (OCC) from Florida.

Bronze Award: 2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

The “coolest” section of Dallas, TX seals the deal for ride-sharing giant Uber’s new U.S. General and Administrative Hub, which will bring 3,000 new jobs to the city.

2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

We received nominations for projects in nearly two dozen states for our 2019 Deal of The Year awards. Our all-star panel of judges has spoken, so it’s time to reveal their picks for our top three prizes (and nine honorable mentions).

Prodigy Cabinetry Investing $2.5M In South Carolina

The newly-formed cabinetry manufacturing company will establish its manufacturing operations and headquarters in Greenville County, SC creating 80 jobs

2019 State Of The Year: Texas

Texas wins our top honor for a record fourth time with a bonanza of new investments in projects creating thousands of new jobs in a diverse group of growth sectors throughout the Lone Star State.

Databricks Growing In The Netherlands

The U.S.-based data analytics company will invest $110 million at its European headquarters in Amsterdam over the next three years. 

Norfolk Southern Supported Nearly $2B In Investment In 2019

Industrial customers across 16 states developed 54 new and 23 expanded rail-served commercial projects which are expected to create more than 1,160 jobs.

Houston Company To Build Commercial Segment Of NASA Space Station

Axiom Space will build a privately funded platform that will attach to the International Space Station. The project will cost up to $2 billion and create approximately 1,000 jobs.

GreenCore Materials Investing $10M In South Carolina

The plastics manufacturer will create 74 new jobs at a new manufacturing plant in Georgetown County, SC.

Milwaukee Tool Expanding In Wisconsin

The company will invest nearly $26 million to build manufacturing plant in West Bend, WI.

Michigan Strategic Fund Projects Will Create More Than 740 Jobs

Business expansions, community revitalization projects will spur economic growth and extend Michigan’s leadership in automotive manufacturing and future mobility solutions.

China-based Minth Group To Invest $87M In Tennessee

Over the next five years, the auto parts manufacturer will create 254 new jobs in Lewisburg, TN. 

Amazon’s New Georgia Fulfillment Center To Create 500 Jobs

The new fulfillment center will be located in a more than 1-million-square-foot facility at The Cubes at Bridgeport in Newnan, GA.

Toyota Announces Additional $700M Investment In Indiana

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana will complete the modernization project at its Princeton operations, and add 150 more new jobs.

Adient Investing $23.5M In Tennessee Expansion

The automotive seating maker will create approximately 330 jobs as it expands its Lexington, TN manufacturing facility for the second time since 2018. 

Saddle Creek Logistics Services Expanding In Indiana

The company's new, 250,000-square-foot distribution center in Jeffersonville, IN will support growth in the beverage industry.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Consumers Energy CEO Helps Small Business Cope With COVID-19

Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe and her husband are donating $1 million to help small businesses in her company’s hometown of Jackson, MI.

UAB Teams With Biotech Firm To Test Potential COVID-19 Vaccine

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is collaborating with biopharm company Altimmune for preclinical testing of a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 disease.

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