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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

SubTropolis Offers Deep Reasons to Locate Underground

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (July 2012)

More than 50 businesses lease space within SubTropolis, a subterranean business complex located in Kansas City - a maze of warehouse, office, and light industrial space, several miles of roads, a couple of miles of rail, nearly 400 truck dock locations, and more than 1,500 parking spaces. More

Birmingham's Economy Strengthens, Largely Unaffected by County Bankruptcy

Mark Crawford (Summer 2012)

Emerging from a recession is always tough for a city - it's even harder when the home county is in bankruptcy proceedings. More

Emerging from the Recession, Tulsa Sets Lofty Economic Goals

Cynthia Kincaid , Kincaid Strategic Partners (April 2012)

Tulsa has seen an economic resurgence over the last two years and appears to be coming out of the recession sooner than other cities its size while grappling with many of the same financial and social problems. More