Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. Technology articles below.
Amazon will expand its office in downtown Chicago by more than 70,000 square feet, allowing the company to double its tech workforce in the city.
Connectivity is transforming the automotive industry, but the rush to fully autonomous vehicles has hit a speed bump: robot cars can’t figure out human behavior.
Artificial intelligence won’t be making site selection decisions any time soon, according to Virginia Economic Development Partnership President/CEO Stephen Moret.
The transportation and delivery company will invest more than $75 million in its new U.S. General and Administrative Hub in Dallas, TX.
With a booming economy fueled by a business-friendly climate and a thriving startup ecosystem, Arizona was fourth among U.S. states in GDP growth in 2018.
The first-of-its-kind mixed-use project will feature automated multi-functional designs, renewable energies, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, Internet of Things, robotics, supertrees, and self-healing concrete structures.
Texas has topped the leaderboard in Cybersecurity Growth Potential and Kansas is the top-ranked state for the percentage of electricity generated from Wind Power in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report
Business Facilities' 2019 Metro Rankings Report takes a look at the hot topics in economic development on the city level, including job growth, economic growth potential, tech opportunities and more.
Business Facilities' 2019 Global Rankings Report measures international locations’ progress on a range of factors, including artificial intelligence, renewable energy, economic growth potential, global competitiveness, and beyond.
The global industrial company will create more than 400 jobs at its current facility in Mebane, NC.
Google.org Impact Challenge will award $1M to Nevada nonprofits with bold ideas to create economic opportunity
The state-of-the-art, 330,000-square-foot headquarters in Hamilton, Ontario will house 1,200 highly-skilled workers.
The decision will increase Amazon's total employment in Costa Rica to 9,500, making the company the country's largest employer in the services sector.
U.S. infrastructure is the leading concern among the issues expected to have the most significant impact on real estate, according to The Counselors of Real Estate.
A new bill, passed unanimously across party lines, updates and reforms Nevada’s RPS so that, by 2030, 50 percent of its electricity will come from clean, renewable energy.
The tech giant is increasing its presence in the Lone Star State with a new data center in Midlothian and two new office buildings in Austin.
The gaming software developer will invest $1.3 million to expand its corporate headquarters in Albemarle County, VA.
The leading high tech hubs have developed a startup ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurs and plants the seeds for sustainable growth from innovators who bring scaleable products to life.
The company will continue its $7.5 million investment and create 50 new jobs over the next two years from its new headquarters in Chamblee, GA.
The new Technology Center and Lab in Seattle, WA serves as a central hub making room for the company to conduct research and development, product testing, and sustaining engineering.
The May / June 2019 Issue looks at locations that are making foreign direct investment an economic development priority. Plus, our editor's picks for tech hubs, and an exclusive interview with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.
A tech-ready workforce and leading-edge education are shaping Sierra Vista, AZ.
Home to the nation’s largest data center market, its third-largest port, the third-highest concentration of tech workers and the HQ of 37 Fortune 1000 companies, Virginia offers diverse opportunities for success.
The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) startup will invest $1.4 million to scale up its operations in Indianapolis, creating up to 75 high-wage jobs by 2023.
The five-year investment will expand Cree's silicon carbide capacity with the development of a state-of-the-art, automated 200mm silicon carbide fabrication facility and a materials mega factory in Durham, NC.
The introduction of 5G small cell technology means changes in data center infrastructure as well as significant increases in their processing speeds and volumes.
Cormo USA Inc. will invest $29.5 million to establish operations in Rushville, IN, creating up to 250 new jobs by the end of 2023.
The battle for America’s future as a global technology leader is being waged in locations that have initiated innovative programs to increase the number of graduates with STEM skills.
Driven by a housing crunch and high cost of living, a new poll shows 70 percent of knowledge workers would move from major cities if they could perform their jobs at the same level.
Jose Lozano, President and Chief Executive Officer, Choose New Jersey, Inc., discusses the state's workforce development plans, plus efforts to encourage its innovation ecosystem.
The Canadian province offers an exceptionally low cost of doing business and all of the essentials required by the world’s most successful companies to reach a global market.
The supply chain technology and innovation company will create more than 230 jobs at its new headquarters in Midtown Atlanta's Tech Square.
The global IT consulting and staffing firm is expanding its operations in Hamilton County with a new digital training center.
Held at the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, the annual event's conference program showcased the prognostications of a futurist and experts in the emerging tools of predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality.
The company has broken ground on a new $47 million national headquarters facility that will nearly triple its footprint in Carmel, IN.
Eloisa Klementich, CEO, Invest Atlanta, discusses the factors that are making the city a thriving high-tech hub.
Indiana rang in 2019 with a burst of project activity. The Hoosier state hopes to keep the momentum going in all of its diverse growth sectors.
By the end of 2019, Millicom will have built and deployed six state-of-the-art Tier III data centers, expanding its reach from Colombia, Paraguay, and Bolivia to include Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras.
Amazon has created more than 22,000 jobs in Texas and invested over $7 billion in the state since 2011, including infrastructure and compensation.
A new State Office of Broadband Development in Kansas is working to make sure rural parts of the state can get the same high-speed service as urban centers.