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Home Sweet Home: Mississippi’s Business Climate Makes It Hard to Leave

Mississippi Development Authority (Q4 2023)

Its network of transportation options, low tax rates, workforce pipeline, and government support are among the reasons companies in the aerospace, auto, and other sectors choose to expand in Mississippi. More

Kentucky’s Logistics Industry is Creating Current & Future Economic Success

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (Q4 2023)

Kentucky sits at the center of a 34-state distribution area in the eastern U.S., giving it proximity to key populations and centers of international commerce. More

Virginia Talent Accelerator Program Scores Manufacturing Wins

Virginia Economic Development Partnership (Q3 2023)

Companies locating in Virginia tout the benefits of its Talent Accelerator Program, which assists with employee recruitment and provides customized workforce training. More

Tennessee’s Pro-Business Policies Keep Getting Better

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2023)

Its investments in infrastructure improvements and workforce development have helped Tennessee to continue to attract major new projects across industrial sectors. More

Richmond’s Investment Includes Innovation at Every Angle

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2023)

Greater Richmond, Virginia, has a long history of manufacturing success. More

Aerospace / Defense Is Flying High in Michigan

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (2023 Auto/Aero Site Guide)

Collaboration between businesses, state government, DOD leaders, and others is continuing to advance the A&D sector in Michigan. More

Mississippi’s Aerospace and Defense Industry Continues to Soar

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2023)

The state’s specialized infrastructure, talent, and outstanding academic institutions are continuing to draw companies in the aerospace sector. More

Innovation Flourishes In Virginia's Richmond Petersburg Corridor

Virginia Economic Development Partnership (Q2 2023)

The Richmond-Petersburg region has brought together industry, educational institutions, and government organizations to secure the pharmaceutical supply chain and advance manufacturing in the sector. More

New York City Emerges as a Global Life Sciences Hub

NYCEDC (Q2 2023)

In NYC, the stage is set like no other city for life sciences companies of all sizes to thrive. More

Capitalizing on Washington, DC’s Economic Opportunities

Washington DC Economic Partnership (Q2 2023)

Companies looking to expand their operations will find the talent, funding, and support they need in the DC region. More

Life Sciences are Flourishing in Kansas

Kansas Department of Commerce  (Q2 2023)

When it comes to the life sciences, Kansas means business. Investment in the fast-growing field is making the state a top place for research, discovery, and production of new technologies to improve the health of people, animals, and other living things. More

Georgia Power: Meeting Industry’s Demand for Cleaner Energy

Georgia Power Community & Economic Development (Q2 2023)

By investing in a diverse mix of renewable energy sources, including nuclear, Georgia Power is recognizing the needs of its customers. More

The Global Epicenter of Mobility

Detroit Regional Partnership (Q1 2023)

In the Detroit Region, the mobility revolution keeps rolling — and it’s cutting-edge. More

Diversifying the Economy Puts Kansas in Driver’s Seat

Kansas Department of Commerce  (Q1 2023)

As a new era of transportation in America charges up, Kansas’ vision is helping companies electrify the next generation of driving. More

Controlled Environment Agriculture Takes Root in Virginia

Virginia Economic Development Partnership (Q1 2023)

Vertical farms and other CEA companies are gaining prominence, and many are finding Virginia offers advantages for growth. More

Kentucky’s Business Climate Brings Record Investments

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2023)

The state’s site development and workforce programs are among the assets attracting companies to Kentucky. More

Tennessee Is a Leader for Electric Vehicle Production in the U.S.

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2023)

Since 2013, Tennessee’s thriving EV industry continues to make headlines with announcements of multimillion-dollar investments by EV manufacturers and suppliers. More

Eight Public/Private Partnerships Strengthening Michigan’s Talent Pool

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (Q4 2022)

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation works with the state’s universities and local organizations to ensure businesses have access to the advanced talent they need to grow and succeed. More

NYC Economy Going Strong

NYCEDC (Q4 2022)

A new report on New York City’s economy shows that the city still lives up to its long-standing reputation as the global business capital. More

Only the Best Is Good Enough: The LEGO Group Chooses Virginia for U.S. Manufacturing Facility

Virginia Economic Development Partnership (Q4 2022)

The Chesterfield County plant will help the global toy icon fulfill customer demand in the Americas without increasing its carbon footprint. More

The Power of Location

City of St Albert (Location Canada 2022)

As companies seek to find a location that will achieve the right mix of size, price, accessibility, and time to market, having an optimal logistics location is paramount to cultivating a corporate competitive advantage. Highway access, proximity to all modes of transportation networks, and a qualified work force are also factors that can affect location decisions. More

Future Forward

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council (Q3 2022)

Diverse and determined, Miami’s tech ecosystem has transformed it from the Magic City to Innovation City. More

Mississippi’s Shovel-Ready Sites Are Open for Business

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2022)

Shovel-ready sites give companies a jump-start in getting their operations up and running, while helping communities quickly create jobs. More

Offshore Wind Is Coming to New York City

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development and NYCEDC (Q2 2022)

Wind turbines do not ordinarily come to mind with thoughts of New York City, but if current plans go forward, that will change dramatically in the near future. More

Leading the Charge

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (Q2 2022)

Kentucky has positioned itself at the forefront of the EV and battery industry. More

Tennessee’s Economy Incredibly Resilient

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2022)

Despite COVID-19 challenges, the state scored a record-breaking year in 2021. More

Northeast Indiana: Building a Healthy Business Future

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2022)

With a reputation as the “orthopedic capital of the world” and a focus on improved medicine through advanced materials, Northeast Indiana continues to build on its successes. More

An Electric Future Drives Kentucky’s Automotive Growth

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (Q1 2022)

Kentucky made major strides in 2021 to support EV projects. More

Richmond’s Evolving DEI Culture Is a Key Metric in Site Selection

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2021)

Companies want to know if a community will be welcoming and inclusive of their employees, and initiatives being undertaken in Greater Richmond will help to meet this goal. More

Tennessee: A Growing Capital of Electric Vehicle Production

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2021)

The state of Tennessee is committed to providing the pro-business environment and skilled labor necessary for the transition of the U.S. auto sector to electric vehicle production. More

Greater Richmond Area Provides Flexible Office-Space Solutions

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2021)

With its lower operating costs, well-educated workforce, and pro-business environment, Greater Richmond is adding to its roster of companies. More

Tennessee Sees a Surge in Headquarters, Tech, and Finance Facilities

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2021)

With a critical mass of qualified workers, as well as a friendly business environment, the state of Tennessee is drawing new and expanding firms. More

Tech Talent Finding a Home in Kentucky

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (Q3 2021)

Those looking to develop a career in technology are being drawn to Kentucky’s innovation ecosystem, with its support for entrepreneurs, as well as the state’s affordable cost of living and enviable quality of life. More

Michigan Invests in Its Talent Ecosystem

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2021)

The state is doubling down on its efforts to meet current workforce demands while building a pipeline of talent with the in-demand skills for a new generation of jobs. More

Speed to Market Is Key in Landing High-Impact Projects as Economic Recovery Ramps Up

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (Q2 2021)

Locational advantages, a business-friendly environment, and Build-Ready sites position Kentucky for continued growth. More

Innovation Lives at National Landing

Virginia Economic Development Partnership (Q2 2021)

New Amazonians are onboarding. Construction milestones are being met. From timelines to pipelines, Amazon’s mammoth HQ2 undertaking is on time and full speed ahead. More

Advanced Manufacturing Key to Richmond’s Continued Economic Growth

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2021)

With its central East Coast location, modern infrastructure, affordable costs, talented work force, and pro-business support, the Greater Richmond area is attracting its share of companies in a diverse array of advanced manufacturing industries. More

COVID-19 Highlights Distribution and Logistics Sector’s Importance

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (Q1 2021)

Industry helps the nation battle the pandemic while positioning Kentucky for future growth. More

Electrifying the Economy: Tennessee’s Big Push into Electric Vehicles

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2020)

Automakers are investing major sums into Volunteer State facilities to turn out new and exciting electric vehicles, as well as major components that make them go. More

Food & Beverage Growth Positions Kentucky for Future Success

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (Q4 2020)

Kentucky’s food and beverage industry, as well as its evolving agritech sector, are continuing to grow, positioning the state as a leader in the field. More

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