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Location Notebook

Location Notebook: Mississippi — Where Key Stakeholders Cooperate for Business Success

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2018)

Mississippi’s Shovel Award accomplishments reflect a commitment by businesses, their workforces, and the economic development community to work together. More

Location Notebook: Tennessee - Focusing on Rural Development

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2018)

Realizing the need to stimulate growth in rural areas, state legislators, educators, and other stakeholders came together to pass legislation, certify sites, and increase broadband access among other measures aimed at attracting business and tourism. More

Location Notebook: Cape Coral-Desirable for Business Owners and Residents Alike

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2018)

A pro-business environment and an enviable quality of life have made Cape Coral a haven for biomedical and other light manufacturing companies. More

Location Notebook: Kentucky's Favorable Business Climate Brings Record Corporate Investment

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2018)

Through pro-business initiatives — including cutting red tape, passing RTW legislation, and customizing workforce training — Kentucky captured record investment in 2017 and sees more success ahead. 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

Location Notebook: Big Manufacturing Investments Keep Kentucky’s Automotive Industry Rolling Along

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2017)

Kentucky is a powerful force in the U.S. auto industry. Major automakers have been building vehicles in the state for generations. 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

Location Notebook: Louisville-Southern Indiana Offer Bi-State Regional Advantages

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

Although these two locales compete for business to a certain extent, each benefits from the advantages provided by its neighbor, as do the businesses located there. More

Location Notebook: Indiana Workforce Initiatives Attract and Retain Industry

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

Indiana is meeting its workforce challenges, while drawing upon its infrastructure and other strengths to attract business. More

Location Notebook: Foreign Investment Making a Powerful Impact in Tennessee

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

Companies across the globe are making investments and creating jobs in Tennessee to connect with suppliers and ultimately reach the vast U.S. market. More

Location Notebook: West Virginia’s Economic Diversification Helping the State to Meet Challenges

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2016)

The P&G win was an important one for the state, providing validation that West Virginia can be a competitive place to do business. More

Location Notebook: Tennessee - Innovations to Meet Workforce Needs

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (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, Staff Editor, Area Development (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, Staff Editor, Area Development (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, Staff Editor, Area Development (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, Staff Editor, Area Development (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, Staff Editor, Area Development (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, Staff Editor, Area Development (Directory 2015)

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

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