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More than half of workers say employers should offer vaccine incentives, 42 percent say employers should delay re-opening, finds new Eagle Hill research.


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More than half of workers say employers should offer vaccine incentives, 42 percent say employers should delay re-opening, finds new Eagle Hill research.

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Many Workers Want Workplaces To Stay Closed Until Vaccines Available

More than half of workers say employers should offer vaccine incentives, 42 percent say employers should delay re-opening, finds new Eagle Hill research.

Toyota Investing $210M In West Virginia Expansion

Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia will create 100 new jobs as the company upgrades an existing engine production line in Buffalo, WV.

Cybersecurity Companies Thrive In Tampa Bay’s Growing Ecosystem

Tampa Bay is quickly establishing itself as a top cybersecurity destination. Homegrown companies are growing and thriving, and companies from across the country are taking notice.

Celigo Establishing Indiana Operations, Creating 150 Jobs

The Integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) provider will invest nearly $1.2 million to establish its third major North American location in Indianapolis.

AIDT, Hyundai Team Up For Revolutionary Job Training

The unique job-training initiative uses virtual reality simulation to train and certify employees on critical, in-demand skills.

Generac Power Systems Creating 450 Jobs In South Carolina

Generac's new Edgefield County, SC operations will manufacture generators and associated energy technologies, serve as a distribution center to customers throughout the Southeast.

Loanpal Bringing More Than 100 New Jobs To Northwest Arkansas

The financial technology company will open its new location in Bentonville, AR early next month.

Amazon To Create 800 New Jobs In Tennessee

The 634,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Alcoa is Amazon's third announced in Tennessee in just over 12 months

Amazon Locating New Sortation Center, Delivery Station In Lubbock

The company’s first sort center in Lubbock, TX will employ hundreds of associates while the new delivery station will create more than 100 new full- and part-time jobs. 

Butterball To Invest Total $8.7M In Two Arkansas Facilities

Butterball will invest $4.7 million in Ozark and create 160 jobs there, and invest $4 million in Huntsville where it will create 200 new jobs.

Will Workers Resign Due To Handling Of COVID-19 Pandemic?

Two in five office workers plan to resign and find a new job based on how their company handled the COVID-19 pandemic, reveals a new survey.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Matt Hurlbutt, Greater Rochester Enterprise

Matt Hurlbutt, President & CEO, Greater Rochester Enterprise, discusses the region's Economic Gardening program, along with its status as a high-tech, life sciences and food processing hub.

North Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2020 State Of The Year

North Carolina has been named Business Facilities’ 2020 State of the Year, the first time the Tar Heel State has earned the magazine’s top honor.

Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021

Many states will make changes to their minimum wage laws in 2021; greatest impacts will be seen in California, Washington and Florida.

Biotech: Prosperous Partnerships

From supplements to skincare, it may be surprising to learn that biotech companies are routinely being sought after to help resolve issues such as taste and sustainability.

TaskUs Grows Further With Latest Rio Grande Valley Expansion

The tech-enabled business services company delivering CX, AI operations, and content security to the world’s most innovative companies is opening its newest location in Rio Grande Valley, Texas.

Colorado Governor’s Report: Ready To Scale New Heights

Gov. Jared Polis is keeping Colorado ahead of the curve on today’s biggest challenges, including providing recovery relief for small businesses and preparing to lead the clean-energy economy.

COVID-19 Pandemic Produces More Flexible Workforce

Nearly 84% of job seekers are willing to take a job outside their most recent industry or role, finds a new CareerBuilder survey.

Two Projects Bringing 700 Jobs, $512M In Investment To Greenville, NC

Thermo Fisher Scientific will invest $500M and create 500 jobs, while Grover Gaming will invest $12.5M and create 200 jobs in Greenville, NC.

Amazon To Open New Fulfillment Center In Texas

The new one million-square-foot fulfillment center will create more than 500 new, full-time jobs in Missouri City, TX.

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.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Many Workers Want Workplaces To Stay Closed Until Vaccines Available

More than half of workers say employers should offer vaccine incentives, 42 percent say employers should delay re-opening, finds new Eagle Hill research.

West Virginia Governor’s Report: Rising To The Challenge

West Virginia is leading the nation in the fight against COVID-19, finding innovative ways to distribute vaccines. WV also is leading the way to the first high-speed hyperloop transit system.

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