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Knowledge-Industry Firm Grows in a Small, Iowa Manufacturing City

Iowa Economic Development Authority (Q4 2017)

A former mill town on the Mississippi River is home to an insurer that continues to expand and is working on attracting data-driven industry with its pool of college-educated workers. More

Location Notebook: Kentucky Is Prime Ground for Logistics and Distribution

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2017)

Companies like UPS, DHL, Amazon, and others are taking advantage of Kentucky’s centralized location and highly developed infrastructure to move freight by air, water, rail, and road. More

Location Notebook: Tennessee - A Place to Grow Headquarters Operations

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2017)

A pro-business environment is helping Tennessee to attract headquarters operations and grow its business and professional services sector, while its quality of life draws workers to the state. More

Startup Scene Emerges in Tampa Bay

City of St. Petersburg, Florida and Community Partners (Q4 2017)

Entrepreneurs are seeing healthy investment opportunities in the Tampa Bay region, and the area is now how to more than 150 tech startups. More

St. Pete Grows Smart

City of St. Petersburg, Florida and Community Partners (Q4 2017)

Its smart growth policies have helped St. Petersburg, Florida, to preserve its “charm” while attracting a diverse group of businesses. More

A New Age for St. Pete, FL

City of St. Petersburg, Florida and Community Partners (Q4 2017)

Millennials are being drawn to St. Pete’s affordable cost of living and outdoor recreational opportunities, while businesses benefit from the area’s transportation options and access to a skilled workforce provided by five institutions of higher learning. More

First Person: Ontario’s Investment Office Is a One-Stop Information Source for Investors

Allan O'Dette, Chief Investment Officer, Ontario Investment Office (Location Canada 2017)

Allan O’Dette was appointed as Ontario’s first Chief Investment Officer (CIO) in April 2017. He leads the newly created Ontario Investment Office, which has both a domestic and international facing mandate to secure increased investment in key sectors while strengthening the overall competitiveness of Ontario firms. More

Advanced Manufacturing Drives Iowa’s Economy

Iowa Economic Development Authority (Q3 2017)

Supply chain mapping, data on autonomous fleets, and low-cost renewable energy can all be found in Iowa…surprised? You shouldn’t be. More

Location Notebook: Project 95 - Innovating to Bring New Prosperity to Rural Tennessee

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2017)

By utilizing a multifaceted approach that includes an available facility, workforce training and support, incentives, and other assistance, Tennessee’s economic development team plans to bolster the economy of one distressed county at a time. More

Arkansas’ Thriving Timber Basket

Arkansas EDC  (Q2 2017)

With its healthy forests, modern transportation infrastructure, and an available trained workforce, Arkansas’ timber industry has recently enjoyed a resurgence. More

Arkansas: Creating a Technology Narrative

Arkansas EDC  and Dale D. Buss, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2017)

With its new coding initiative and other tech-friendly steps, Arkansas is attempting to recruit and retain companies that are focused in computer science and software engineering. More

31st Annual Survey of Corporate Executives Commentary: Survey Factor Rankings Borne Out By Location Decisions in Kentucky

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (Q1 2017)

The factors considered most important when making a location decision have been cited by many of the corporate executives who have made the decision to locate or expand facilities in Kentucky. More

Nebraska: Giving Power to Technology Growth

Nebraska Public Power District (March 2011)

Expanding technology companies are selecting Nebraska for their locations, particularly due to Nebraska Public Power District's favorable policies and shovel-ready sites. More

Gallatin Growing Business in Middle Tennessee

Area Development Research Desk (September 2010)

Located in the heart of Tennessee, the city of Gallatin is proving why the state took high honors in a recent site selection consultants survey by Area Development. More

Achieving Efficiency: New Energy Options, New Breakthroughs in Food Processing Technology

Emelyne C. (Em) Williams, Communications Coordinator, Georgia Power (September 2010)

Georgia's food processing industry is innovating with new green technologies and cutting-edge methods developed by companies and state universities. More

Infrastructure: The Long Road for Logistics

Joe Riley, Manager, Economic Development, Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (September 2010)

The logistics industry is beginning to confront challenges - including labor and government policy - while emerging as one of the global economy's most critical concerns. More
Tulsa Port of Catoosa Proximity Maps

Tulsa's Port of Catoosa: Moving Goods from America's Heartland

Area Development Research Desk on behalf of Tulsa Metro Chamber (September 2010)

Tulsa, Oklahoma's Port of Catoosa provides a centrally-located logistics hub on the McClellan-Kerr Waterway. More

South Carolina and the New Aviation Center of the East Coast

Donald P. "Rusty" Reed, Vice President, Business Development, South Carolina Power Team (June/July 10)

Boeing will invest $750 million and create 3,800 jobs in a massive expansion in Charleston, South Carolina. More

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