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Innovating During COVID-19: New Jersey’s Next Era in Life Sciences

Choose New Jersey (Q3 2020)

Following 150 years of global leadership in life sciences, cell and gene therapy (CGT) is rapidly accelerating within the New Jersey ecosystem. More

Kentucky Uniquely Positioned to Prosper Post-Pandemic

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (Q2 2020)

Kentucky's strength in manufacturing and logistical advantages are helping the state to not only recover from the pandemic crisis, but also further expand its economy. More

Tennessee Industry Steps Up to Fight Covid-19

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (Q2 2020)

Tennessee’s businesses, researchers, and others have developed solutions and repurposed operations in response to the pandemic, and their efforts will serve as the foundation to the state’s rebound. More

Northwest B.C. Industrial Park — A Gateway to North America and Asia

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2020)

Skeena Industrial Development Park connects Canada, China, and the North-Central U.S. More

The Wabash Valley Power Alliance: Helping Businesses Grow

Lisa A. Bastian (Q1 2020)

By offering affordable, reliable power and working with its community partners, this alliance of electric cooperatives is drawing businesses to its Midwest service territory. More

Edmonton’s Expanding Role in the Global Economy

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2020)

With a strong mix of resource industries and emerging high tech, the Edmonton metropolitan region is one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada. More

The Quality of Bluegrass

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (Q1 2020)

When company decision-makers consider a location’s quality of life, affordability, quality education and healthcare, as well as outstanding recreational and cultural opportunities are among the factors pointing them to Kentucky. More

Research, Engineering, and Design: The Talent Cluster in a Talent-Focused World

Barry Matherly, CEO and President, Detroit Regional Partnership and Gabe Rodriguez-Garriga, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Partnerships, Detroit Regional Partnership (Q1 2020)

Economic development organizations that identify their “talent clusters” can help companies to find the skilled labor they require. More

Greater Memphis Plans to Build Upon Its Success

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2020)

Known for its logistics, Memphis is also a growing center for healthcare and technology. More

Regional Report: Talented Workforce Makes Virginia a Top Business Location

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2019)

Despite its already having a highly educated workforce and pro-business policies, Virginia continues to expand on workforce training and incentive initiatives to further enhance its business climate. More

Houston: Young, Diverse and Innovative

Greater Houston Partnership (Q4 2019)

Susan Davenport, Senior Vice President of Economic Development at the Greater Houston Partnership, discusses how Houston’s economy has changed and grown over the last decade, drawing people and businesses from around the world. More

The Future of Manufacturing in America

Virginia Economic Development Partnership (Q4 2019)

Executives from major manufacturers offer their perspectives on how these trends will impact the future of manufacturing in Virginia and beyond. More

Dupont: The Decentralization of Manufacturing

Daryl Roberts, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations & Engineering Officer, DuPont (Q4 2019)

DuPont has operated its Spruance plant in Chesterfield County since 1929. For over six decades, Spruance has been a key site in the development of new fibers and resins, continuing to adapt to DuPont’s changing needs. Materials produced at the site include DuPont™ Tyvek®, Nomex®, Kevlar®, and Zytel® More

Tennessee Keeps Attracting Headquarters Operations

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2019)

With 18 Fortune 1000 company headquarters located in Tennessee, the number of headquarters jobs is surging. More

Greater Richmond: Fintech Hotspot

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2019)

Richmond’s emerging financial technology market is challenging traditional districts, with its advanced telecommunications infrastructure, educated workers with high-tech skills, streamlined regulations, and low taxes. More

Sometimes You Have to Move; Sometimes You Don’t.

Fabcon (Q2 2019)

Structural precast building materials can give you options. More

Apprenticeships Are Key to Building a Workforce for the Future

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2019)

Apprenticeships are powerful economic development tools, with long-term commitment and collaboration among key players including chambers of commerce, economic development groups, business and industry leaders, public schools and community colleges. More

Electricity 101: How to Work with Your Utility Provider to Determine the Best Service Solution

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2019)

By working with a utility early in the location decision process, a company can make sure it chooses the best site to reliably and cost effectively satisfy its energy needs. More

Greater Portland: Transforming the Local Economy

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2019)

A sound business climate — matched by an excellent quality of life — has attracted a range of high-tech and other businesses to the Greater Portland area. More

Tennessee’s IT Strength Attracts Global Players

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2019)

Over the past year, several high-profile tech-related companies have established operations in Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee. More

Miami’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Attracts Multicultural Talent and Investment

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2019)

As a global business hub with a diverse and talented workforce, Miami-Dade County continues to draw innovative companies, further enhancing a robust business climate. More

Baton Rouge’s Water Campus Attracts Researchers from Around the World

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2019)

It is hoped that for firms with an interest in the water sector, the Water Campus will be a magnet for innovation and private-sector investment. More

Tech Innovators Find a Home for Invention and Growth in Canada

Tom Gresham (Q4 2018)

New incentives are making Canada an attractive place to invest. More

Richmond, Virginia: A Top Destination for Middle-Office Relocation

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2018)

Companies are moving their mid-level professional jobs to less expensive locations that still provide a talented workforce pipeline and an attractive quality of life. More

Location Notebook: Nashville Is Now on the Financial Services Map

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2018)

AllianceBernstein’s move to Nashville has made it a major player in the financial services sector. More

U.S.-Italy Collaboration Helping to Advance Manufacturing Innovation

Tom Gresham (Q4 2018)

The Italian Trade Agency’s Innovation Days events further strengthen U.S.-Italy advanced manufacturing ties by inspiring partnerships among academic and industry innovators. More

Relationships, Partnerships, and Connections Are Key to Attracting Investment

Bonnie O’Neill, Executive Director, Ontario East Economic Development Commission  (Q3 2018)

Relationships are key to knowing what site selectors and investors are seeking, to learning their needs, and to helping them succeed. More

Innovative University Partnerships Advance the Fintech Landscape in Florida

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2018)

As the “Fintech” industry’s need for employees with advanced IT and cybersecurity skills grows, locations that can provide such a workforce are becoming hotbeds for the industry. More

Orlando: A Prime Destination for a STEM Workforce

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2018)

Although Orlando already has a labor pool possessing STEM skills, it continues to build that resource through a collaboration between its educational institutions, the tech community, and government. More

Location Notebook: Tennessee’s Comprehensive Workforce Development Efforts

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2018)

From offering free postsecondary education to partnering with employers on workforce training programs to identifying skills gaps, Tennessee is tackling the challenge of fulfilling industry’s short- and long-term labor force needs. More

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

Steve 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

How Innovation and Tourism Work Side By Side in Orlando

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2018)

The success of Orlando’s theme park industry and cross-disciplinary technology innovation have led to the region becoming a leading destination for high-tech companies. More

The U.S. and Italy: Natural Complementary Partners

Italian Trade Agency (Q2 2018)

The Italian Trade Agency’s innovative conferences help to illuminate the rich potential for new U.S.-Italy advanced manufacturing partnerships. More

Home Sweet Homestead

Wabash Valley Power Association (Q2 2018)

Upgrades provided by Marshall County REMC's energy efficiency program, as well as tax abatements, helped Homestead Dairy to keep its energy costs down, thereby helping this family-owned business to secure its future. More

Indy’s 16 Tech Development to Accelerate Innovation, Build Community

Develop Indy (Q2 2018)

A new urban innovation district aims to become the advanced industry epicenter of Indianapolis. More

First Person: The Indy Region Is Getting Its Story Out

Maureen Donohue Krauss , Chief Economic Development Officer , Indy Chamber (Q2 2018)

The Indy region offers great diversity when it comes to lifestyle and the pillars of the business community. More

Why Top Consulting Firms Are Choosing This Location

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2018)

An educated labor pool, top-notch international airport, and a unified community of governmental and business leaders facilitated the selection of Orlando by several high-profile professional consulting firms. More

Location Notebook: Tennessee - Focusing on Rural Development

Steve 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 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

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