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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.


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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.

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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.

Bausch + Lomb Expanding, Creating 79 New Jobs In Virginia

The global eye health company will invest more than $35 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Lynchburg, VA.

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.

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.

Chime Solutions Expanding In North Carolina

The Atlanta-based customer-contact service provider will expand in Charlotte, adding 250 new jobs for licensed life and health insurance agents.

QTC Will Invest $5M To Establish Operations Center In Nashville

The disability and occupational health exam services company will create approximately 410 jobs in Davidson County, TN over the next five years. 

Massachusetts Awards Kidde Fire Systems Workforce Training Grant

The $67,200 workforce training grant will help Kidde Fire Systems train workers at its Ashland, MA manufacturing facility on new industry standards.

Braven Environmental To Invest $31.7M In Virginia

The company will establish a first-of-its-kind waste plastics facility and manufacturing operation and create 52 new jobs in Cumberland County, VA.

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.

Amazon Creating Over 1,000 New Jobs In Delaware

The new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Wilmington, DE will add more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs to the company’s current 2,500 employees across the state.

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.

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).

Third COVID-19 Survey Tracks Delaware Business Response

Respondents who secured Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding were able to retain about 2,400 of their employees and rehire another 331 employees.

New York: State Of The Future

The Empire State is preparing for a future of sustainable growth by investing $150 billion in the nation’s largest infrastructure program and creating innovative workforce development programs to prepare skilled workers for high-tech jobs.

Topeka Launches HOST Relief Program In Response To COVID-19

Through private donations and matching public funds via GO Topeka, Helps Others Support Topeka provides capital to Topeka and Shawnee County, KS businesses.

Texas: Microsoft Expanding Las Colinas Operation

The tech giant is investing $31 million to grow its Texas Regional Hub in Irving, adding 575 new jobs.

Strengthening New Jersey’s Bond With Israel

Choose New Jersey’s second successful economic mission to Israel delivers partnerships and is strengthening the New Jersey-Israel connection.

Batter Up Foods Invests $34M In Georgia Waffle Plant

The company will expand its sister company, SatisPie, at a food production plant in Fulton County, GA, creating 162 jobs.

Taking High-Tech To New Heights In Arizona

In Arizona, advanced manufacturing is busy integrating new technologies into products and processes, transforming industries, outputs and the workforce they require to succeed in today’s global market.

Carolinas: Developing A Successful Workforce

Both North Carolina and South Carolina continue to take steps to ensure their workforces are able to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow, today.

Cabinetry Maker Investing $86M In New North Carolina HQ

GoldenHome International will establish its North American headquarters in Concord, NC, creating 257 jobs over five years.  

Abilene Manufacturing Company Gets Help To Build New HQ

Economic development package awarded to Hartmann’s Inc. will help the manufacturer retain and create jobs in Abilene, TX.

Dymax Investing $21.5M In North Carolina

Connecticut-based Dymax Corporation will create 59 jobs at a new advanced manufacturing facility in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Missouri Governor’s Report: Show Me Success

Gov. Mike Parson is busy building a 21st century infrastructure in Missouri with world-class logistics, a bevy of workforce development initiatives and high-speed connectivity for all.

Marion County, SC: Just Right For Growing Business

Marion County, SC has much to offer companies seeking a competitive edge while offering an unmatched quality of life at an affordable cost.

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.

Strengthening The Greater Sacramento Economy Amid COVID-19

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, economic leaders in 20 Greater Sacramento communities are aligning initiatives to stabilize the region.

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.

Louisiana: Advanced Aero Services Brings MRO To Shreveport

Aero’s maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Shreveport Regional Airport will serve commercial airline customers. Plans include a narrow-body hanger.

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.

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.

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.

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.

E.I. Williams Creating 100 Manufacturing Jobs In Louisiana

The Canadian industrial sound-control equipment manufacturer will invest $700,000 in the Webster Parish project.

UPS To Create 1,700 New Jobs Across Pennsylvania

The package delivery and supply chain management solutions company will invest at least $1.4 billion to expand its operations to four locations in Pennsylvania.

GreenCore Materials Investing $10M In South Carolina

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

Eli Lilly And Company Investing $470M In North Carolina Expansion

Indiana-based Eli Lilly and Company will create more than 460 new jobs at its new manufacturing pharmaceutical facility in Durham, NC.

Macedon Technologies To Create 147 Jobs In Virginia

The software firm will invest $1.65 million to expand its corporate headquarters in Reston, VA.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

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.

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