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Submissions will be accepted for Business Facilities’ 2020 Deal of the Year Awards until December 7, 2020. Awards will be announced in 2021 and featured in the January/February 2021 issue of Business Facilities.


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Submissions will be accepted for Business Facilities’ 2020 Deal of the Year Awards until December 7, 2020. Awards will be announced in 2021 and featured in the January/February 2021 issue of Business Facilities.

Workforce Development

Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. Workforce Development articles below.


Business Facilities’ 2020 Deal Of The Year Deadline Extended

Submissions will be accepted for Business Facilities’ 2020 Deal of the Year Awards until December 7, 2020. Awards will be announced in 2021 and featured in the January/February 2021 issue of Business Facilities.

Illinois: The Intersection Of Talent And Innovation

A great logistics network and a world-class education system enable the Land of Lincoln to generate the fifth-highest GDP among states.

Get There Florida: The Sunshine State’s New Workforce Education Initiative

Get There Florida is a new workforce education initiative aimed at raising awareness of short-term but high-value career and technical education programs.

LED, LSUS Form $3M Technology Cooperative Endeavor Agreement

A $1.2 million Louisiana Economic Development grant will match $2 million from LSU Shreveport to grow technology careers.

Mark Anthony Brewing Investing $400M In South Carolina

To keep up with explosive demand for its White Claw Hard Seltzer, the company will build a new facility and create 300 new jobs in Richland County, SC.

Mississippi: Modeling A Battle Plan For COVID-19

Scientists at Vicksburg’s ERDC have been deploying Supercomputers to develop models illustrating how the coronavirus spreads.

West Virginia Methanol Investing $350M In New Plant

The plant will create 30 high-paying jobs in Pleasants County, WV and produce 900 metric tons of high-purity methanol from natural gas each day.

Roche Canada Creating 500 Jobs In Ontario

Roche will invest $381 million to establish a Global Pharma Technical Operations site at its Canadian pharmaceutical headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario.

Startup Ecosystems: Seeding The Land With Startups

Locations are nurturing startup ecosystems with access to skilled labor, angel investors, higher ed resources and an affordable quality of life that is attracting talent.

COVID-19 Response And Recovery Update

Economic development organizations and local businesses keep finding inspiring and innovative ways to join forces to meet the most urgent needs of this unprecedented crisis.

Staying Safe And Strong In Ohio

When the Coronavirus arrived in Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine was ready. Putting public health first, Ohio quickly established best practices for staying safe and strong, a blueprint for its recovery.

Cybersecurity 2.0

The red-hot growth sector of cybersecurity has created more than a million new jobs. The bad news: half of these critical cyber jobs are going unfilled due to a shortage of skilled workers.

September / October 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 5)

The September / October 2020 Issue features prime locations for the cybersecurity industry, and an update on economic development's response to COVID-19. Plus, startups, food processing and more.

Louisiana, Haas Create First-In-Nation Manufacturing Partnership

The Pelican State will be first to equip every community and technical college with Haas 5-axis machining centers.

LiveXchange Webinar: The Labor Market In A Remote Economy

Learn best practices site selectors can use to analyze labor market trends in real time and to evaluate workforce availability before choosing a location for a major project.

Consumers Energy: Energy And Beyond

As Michigan’s businesses implement their return-to-work plans, Consumers Energy reaffirms its commitment to help small businesses, nonprofits and communities expand and prosper.

Amazon Hiring 100,000 New Employees Across U.S., Canada

In September alone, Amazon will open 100 new operations buildings — including fulfillment centers, delivery stations, sortation centers and other sites.

Topeka Will Pay Up To $10K To Remote Workers That Buy A Home

The Choose Topeka Relocation Incentive is expanding to encourage remote workers to relocate to Kansas’ capital city, recently named a top 10 housing market by realtor.com.

Leisure Pools and Spas North America Investing $6.1M In South Carolina

Fiberglass in-ground pool manufacturer Leisure Pools and Spas North America will establish operations and create 200 new jobs in Marion County, SC. 

Aerospace Industry Innovators Propelled To New Heights In Mississippi

Mississippi remains at the forefront of the nation’s aerospace industry as leading, innovative companies continue to grow in the state, creating the high-tech, in-demand jobs of the future.

Indiana Lands Milwaukee Tool’s New Service Hub

Heavy-duty power tool manufacturer Milwaukee Tool will establish a new tool service hub in Greenwood, IN and create more than 450 new jobs by the end of 2025.

Velocity Global Selects Amsterdam For European Headquarters

Global employment solutions provider Velocity Global's number of clients expanding in Europe more than doubled this year compared to the same period in 2019.

New Mexico: A Global Manufacturing And Logistics Powerhouse

Cutting-edge global players in advanced manufacturing are flocking to New Mexico for its superior logistics and one of the fastest border crossings.

Torc Robotics Will Create 350 New Jobs In Virginia

The self-driving vehicle pioneer will invest $8.5 million to expand software development operations in Blacksburg, VA.

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing Investing Another $830M In Alabama 

MTM will add cutting-edge manufacturing technologies to its production lines and provide enhanced training to employees at its Huntsvillle, AL facility. 

Louisiana: Building A More Resilient State

Louisiana has created a Resilient Louisiana Commission (with 15 associated task forces) to chart a path toward safely reopening the economy and making the Pelican State more resilient for the long-term.

New England: More Than The Sum Of Its Parts

Taken individually each state in New England has a lot to offer, but taken as a region they are a force to be reckoned with.

Nestlé Purina PetCare Investing $167M In Pennsylvania Expansion

The national pet food company will add new processing and packaging lines, and 94 new jobs, at its Hampden Township, PA operations. 

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Mike Grundmann, VEDP

Mike Grundmann, Senior Vice President, Talent Solutions, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, discusses workforce development, recruitment and training, and the impact of COVID-19.

Will Americans Relocate To Less Populated Areas Due To COVID-19?

Fast Survey finds that one in three Americans are considering relocation, with westerners, younger people, and higher earners most likely to consider a move.

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.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

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.

$590M Loan Will Help ApiJect Make Vaccine Devices In North Carolina

In response to COVID-19, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation will loan the company $590 million to build a facility in Research Triangle Park.

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It’s Game Day at the Georgia Ports Authority!

It’s Game Day at the GPA! Executive Director Griff Lynch will present the Georgia Ports Authority’s virtual 2020 State of the Port Address, with the latest developments in infrastructure and global trade at the Port of Savannah: 11 a.m., Oct. 22, 2020. Register for the free online event at gaports.com.