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Location Notebook

Location Notebook: Tennessee - Innovations to Meet Workforce Needs

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q1 2016)

Tennessee is actively addressing the challenge of providing companies expanding and locating in the state with a skilled workforce. More

Location Notebook: Pitt County, NC Provides “Healthful” Business Environment

Cynthia Kincaid , Kincaid Strategic Partners (Q1 2016)

Pitt County is building on its success in the life sciences sector and its quality-of-life advantages. More

Location Notebook: Auto Industry Driving the Kentucky Economy

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Directory 2016)

The auto industry is steering the Bluegrass State toward growth and prosperity, while the state works to meet the challenge of keeping enough workers in the pipeline. More

Location Notebook: Jackson, Tennessee, Takes a Regional Economic Development Approach

Cynthia Kincaid , Kincaid Strategic Partners (Directory 2016)

The nine-county Jackson, Tennessee, region is focusing on its key infrastructure strengths as well as educational assets, while meeting challenges head-on, in order to continue to attract targeted industries. More

Location Notebook: Well-Connected Tennessee Innovating to Distribute Success

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q4 2015)

Tennessee ranks highly for its certified sites program as well as its transportation infrastructure, and the state is employing innovative strategies to address educational and other challenges. More

Location Notebook: Union County, SC, Moves Forward

Area Development Research Desk on behalf of the Union County Development Board (Q3 2015)

Union County, South Carolina, has pieced together a diverse economy from its historical textile roots. More

Location Notebook: TVA Hitching Its Wagon to the Auto Industry

Cynthia Kincaid , Kincaid Strategic Partners (Q3 2015)

TVA is driving to make automotive manufacturing the cornerstone of the region. More

Location Notebook: Entrepreneurialism Is Riding High in Kentucky

Cynthia Kincaid , Kincaid Strategic Partners (Directory 2015)

By helping entrepreneurs and small business, Kentucky has managed to regain economic strength sapped by the recession. More

Location Notebook: Economic Innovation in the “New” New Orleans

Craig Guillot (Directory 2015)

As New Orleans approaches the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in 2015, the city is in many ways barely recognizable to what it was years ago. Economists and national publications say it has undergone one of the most rapid and dramatic economic turnarounds in recent American history. More

Mississippi: A Top Manufacturing State Is Meeting Its Challenges Head On

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q4 2014)

In many parts of the country, manufacturing is more of a fond memory than a reality. Not so in Mississippi, which is very much a state that makes things. More

Location Notebook: Tesla’s “Gigafactory” - Reno’s Game Changer

Dennis Cuneo, Managing Partner , Fisher & Phillips (Q3 2014)

With the announcement that Tesla picked Reno for its highly publicized $5 billion “gigafactory,” the area took a giant step toward civic leaders' goal of remaking its economy and image. To win the project, the state offered a rich — and what will be a highly scrutinized — incentive package. Will the bold gamble pay off? More

Location Notebook: Union Pacific Intermodal Opens in Santa Teresa, New Mexico

Tim Feemster, Managing Principal, Foremost Quality Logistics (Q3 2014)

The $400 million investment for the 2,200-acre site will connect businesses to strategic markets in the southwestern U.S. and beyond. It will provide logistics gains for shippers along its Sunset Line, which runs 760 miles from El Paso, Texas, to Los Angeles and serves key locations in Mexico and Arizona. More

Location Notebook: Kentucky Keeps Its Economy On Track

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q2 2014)

As states throughout the nation struggled during the recession, Kentucky quickly acted to help its economy not only recover but also grow. More

Greater Fort Lauderdale’s Business Climate Promotes Headquarters Growth

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q2 2014)

A development strategy touting its attractive quality of life as well as favorable business climate has made the Fort Lauderdale area a top choice for headquarters operations. More

Opelika, Alabama Builds High-Speed On Ramp to the Future

Richard K. Wallace, Editor and Publishing Director, The Next Silicon Valley (Q1 2014)

Opelika is developing a comprehensive broadband fiberoptic system, connecting the city and a growing industrial base to the booming global business opportunities of the future. More

Wisconsin’s Bioscience Industry Achieves Global Recognition

Mark Crawford (Q1 2014)

Wisconsin’s bioscience industry continues to expand, often led by spinoff companies that are established to commercialize groundbreaking university research. More

Newark, DE Development Seminar to Explore Regional Real Estate, Workforce Issues of High-Tech Transformation

Richard K. Wallace, Editor and Publishing Director, The Next Silicon Valley (Q1 2014)

The key to economic development often lies in transforming existing assets and evolving new approaches to the workforce, and the workplace. This is especially true for a growing number of cities and locations around the U.S. where local officials have set their sights on the emerging innovation, or knowledge economy, and a new 'creative class' of workers as the best path to economic renewal. More

The New Orleans' BioDistrict, a Model for Industry Collaboration

Craig Guillot (Q2 / Spring 2013)

Spread over 1,500 acres across downtown New Orleans, BioDistrict New Orleans will be one of the largest developments in the world of biosciences. More

Location Notebook: Data Centers Betting on Nevada

Dan Calabrese (February 2013)

Nevada was largely built by people who don’t mind taking risks with their money. So it’s ironic that one of the state’s leading economic growth opportunities at the moment is coming from data centers, an industry that sees in Nevada an opportunity to avoid risk. More

A California County That's Making (Good) News

Mark Crawford (September 2012)

Kern County is developing a reputation for growing high-tech industries such as wind and solar power, aerospace, and distribution/logistics that need highly skilled workers. More