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EDA Designates Two Tech Hubs in Illinois

Intersect Illinois (Q2 2024)

Program spurs technology development, innovation, and economic growth within dynamic quantum and biomanufacturing industries. More

Expanding at the Speed of Trust

JobsOhio (Q2 2024)

With its supportive economic development policies, strong infrastructure, talented workforce, and commitment to sustainability, Ohio has become a hub for next-generation biotechnology as well as EVs and other advanced manufacturing. More

Built for Bio: Montgomery County, Maryland

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (Q2 2024)

Its robust network of universities and large presence of federal agencies, including the NIH and FDA, have made Montgomery County a prime location for life science firms. More

Cold Storage Industry Heats Up in Virginia

Virginia Economic Development Partnership (Q2 2024)

Virginia provides its more than 200 food and beverage processing companies with ample cold storage options. More

Life Sciences Are Flourishing Throughout Kansas

Kansas Department of Commerce  (Q2 2024)

With its strong educational and workforce development programs, Kansas continues to draw life sciences companies. More

Kinetic Energy Attracting Investments Throughout Kansas

Kansas Department of Commerce  (Q2 2024)

Kansas has earned its global reputation as a force in the renewable energy industry. More

Business Momentum Continues to Soar in Mississippi

Mississippi Development Authority (Q2 2024)

Mississippi scores AWS and EV battery joint venture, highlighting its pro-business environment and abundant advantages. More

Industrial Space Continues Boon for Greater Richmond

Greater Richmond Partnership (Q2 2024)

The region’s advantages — including available industrial real estate, low electric rates, and a strategic location — are drawing manufacturing, distribution, and data center operations to Greater Richmond. More

Tennessee Tops for FDI from Korea

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (Q1 2024)

South Korea’s longstanding relationship with Tennessee is based on honesty, trust, and following through. More

Manufacturing, Life Sciences Fueling Northern Kentucky’s Growth

BE NKY Growth Partnership  (Q1 2024)

Diverse industries are supporting manufacturing and employment growth in the “peak” of Kentucky. More

Virginia Looks to Renewables to Meet Long-Term Energy Needs

Virginia Economic Development Partnership (Q1 2024)

The best way to conceptualize Virginia’s energy ambitions is to look to its past supporting one of the most power-intensive industries in existence. More

Tennessee’s Ceramics Industry Attracts International Investment

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (Q4 2023)

Its large supply of natural resources for the ceramic tile industry, along with an established industry cluster, continues to attract ceramics makers to Tennessee. More

Elite Workforce, Strategic Investments Help Virginia Score Major Wins

Virginia Economic Development Partnership (Q4 2023)

From data centers to vertical farming to banking, a cross-section of industry is continuing to choose to locate and expand in Virginia, a state that provides them with a top-notch workforce. More

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

Tennessee’s Pro-Business Policies Keep Getting Better

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community 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

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

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

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

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community 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

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

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

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community 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

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