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Collins Aerospace Iowa

Collins Aerospace Opens $14M Expansion In Iowa

Collins Aerospace makes room for 3D metal printers in West Des Moines; RILCO and M.H. Eby growth supported by Iowa's High Quality Jobs Program.

Shovel-Ready Sites For The Speed Of Business

Communities with pre-certified sites are prepared for companies to quickly relocate or expand to their region and begin building immediately.
Advanced Manufacturing Iowa

Advanced Manufacturing Advances In Iowa

Industry is thriving in the Hawkeye State with the help of innovative grants and renowned research facilities.

How An Iowa Location Can Improve The Bottom Line

The Iowa Certified Site program streamlines the site selection process and offers multiple options, including a green business park, industrial sites and parks, and mega sites.
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U.S. Tax Overhaul Makes Biotech Players Hungry For Big Deals

Industry analysts are predicting that 2018 will turn out to be a banner year for merger and acquisition activity in the biotech/pharma sector, with up to $200 billion in assets changing hands.
Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA)

Iowa: A Cradle For Innovation

From cloud computing to biorenewables, Iowa has reinvented itself as a cradle for innovation.
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Iowa Incentives Help Five Companies Invest $48M

The Iowa Economic Development Authority board recently approved direct financial assistance and tax benefits to five companies that will result in 62 new jobs across the state.
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Iowa Is Built for Business

With certified sites of up to 600 acres available for shovel-ready projects and innovative targeted tax credits, the Hawkeye State is soaring above the competition.
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IEDA Funding, Tax Breaks Spur Job Creation in Iowa

Financial assistance and incentives are approved for four companies that will invest $254 million and create 241 new jobs.
Iowa Incentives Support Over $53M In Capital Investments

Iowa Incentives Support Over $53M In Capital Investments

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board has awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to six companies for job creation and expansion projects.
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Municipal “Green Streets” Redevelopment Project Wins 2015 Iowa ASLA Award

The green pilot program will assist the community in creating sustainable practices including energy efficient measures for local businesses and green infrastructure in many projects across the city.
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Business Report: Iowa – BIVI Plans $110-Million Expansion of IA Biotech Facilities

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) makes a major capital investment in its animal health facilities in Fort Dodge and Ames.

Feature Story: Shovel-Ready Sites – Fired Up, Ready To Go

Matching industrial projects to infrastructure-rich sites that are certified as shovel-ready is essential to winning the site-selection battle.

Feature Story: 2014 Economic Development Awards

There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations who have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations.

COVER STORY: Shovel Ready Sites Are Growing From The Ground Up

Many locations are gaining an advantage in the battle for new projects with pre-certification programs for available sites. From the September/October 2013 issue.
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Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
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Business Facilities 2024 EDO Awards. Enter By March 14!

For the second year, Business Facilities recognizes economic development organizations for effective, innovative initiatives. Enter by March 14.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.

[VIDEO] Camp Hall – A Next Generation Commerce Park in South Carolina

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in Charleston, S.C. As a convergence of people, place and programming, Camp Hall delivers thoughtful infrastructure and logistical features that empower people — and business — to thrive.

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.