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STEM Grads: At the Core of the Tech Location DecisionThe search for tech talent is leading companies to look at some traditional as well as surprising locations and also putting workspace buildout in a new perspective.
Tech Firms Find New Opportunity in Emerging Hotspots“Hidden gems” like Sacramento and Albany are winning more industry interest thanks to affordable, talent-rich ecosystems.
Leading Locations for 2017: West Coast "Tech" Cities Top List, Smaller MSA's Show Workforce ChopsIt’s not surprising to see larger MSAs at the top of the list due to their economic diversity and advantages of scale. But, mid-size and small cities built upon clusters that are in high demand, and where a prime workforce exists, can also be economic powerhouses.
2017 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Recognize States Compiling Healthy Rosters of New and Expanded FacilitiesThe work of economic development is a complicated mix of salesmanship, customer service, technical and legal expertise, communications, relationship-building, and a healthy dose of good fortune.
Regional Report: High-Tech and Clean-Tech Companies Driving Growth in the Mountain StatesAlthough their economies have been traditionally resource-based, the Mountain States also have flourishing high-tech and alternative-energy sectors.
Regional Talent Attraction Study Results: It’s Not All About Core CitiesAs many regions have become equally or more concerned with supporting existing companies than with recruiting new businesses, attracting and retaining talent has become a focal point. Which counties are standing out with high net migration and skilled job growth?
Cloud Adoption Multiplying Data Center DemandThe rising reliance on digital content and data sovereignty laws are driving demand for data center space.
Leading Locations for 2016: San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco Ranks First Among MSAsFor the sixth year, Area Development has tackled the question with a multifaceted approach that crunches a wide variety of data to arrive at rankings in four vital factors — Prime Workforce, Economic Strength, Year-Over-Year Growth, and Five-Year Growth.
U.S. Legislative, Incentives, & Economic Development Policies UpdateGrowing companies need to be aware of the many changes states are making to their incentives policies.
Colorado Direct Financial IncentivesColorado's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment.
Colorado Basic Business TaxesCorporate income tax, Sales and use taxes, Unemployment taxes and workers' compensation, Property tax, Inventory taxes, Severance taxes, Investment tax credits, Enterprise zone tax credits
Regional Report: The Mountain States Garner Accolades for Business ExpansionTheir economies are faring well, but the Mountain States continue to keep themselves busy building new industries and supporting existing employers.
Data Center Demand Emerges Throughout New Locations in North AmericaData centers are key economic drivers in markets within which they operate, and operators have looked to be more efficient with their locations, expanding into regions with more flexible utility costs, incentives packages or lower taxes.
Choosing the Optimal Site for an Aviation-Related ProjectIf current trends continue, a conservative estimate reveals there will be more than 1,000 announcements of aviation-related projects in the United States over the next decade. The best location decisions will be made by project teams that not only look at the current overall costs, but also have a deep understanding of hidden site development costs, in addition to the long-term political/financial stability that a region can provide.
Swiss-Based LafargeHolcim Expands With Facilities in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, Colorado