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2021 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Recognize State and Local Economic Development EffortsAlthough 2020’s global pandemic resulted in some projects being stalled or canceled, the annual Shovel Awards recognize many other new and expanded facilities plans that are on track and expected to created thousands of jobs and billions in investment.
Regional Report: Southeast Ports Expand CapacitySoutheastern U.S. ports are pursuing aggressive infrastructure expansion projects to accommodate larger vessels and more cargo.
2020 Top States for Doing Business Showcase Their Pro-Business EnvironmentsDespite changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the states across the South seem to have all their ducks in a row when it comes to attracting business.
2020 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Recognize State and Local Economic Development EffortsWhile the current COVID-19 crisis may put some development on “pause,” our annual Shovel Awards recognize states that garnered large job-creating and investment projects over the course of the previous year.
What Makes a Megaproject?Isabel Cyr, Director, CAI Global; and Fatima Halimi, Consultant, CAI Global discuss with Area Development the landscape of megaprojects and the trends and lessons learned from the biggest site selection projects in the U.S.
Hot Jobs: Growing Industrial SectorsAlthough the number of jobs lost during the Great Recession have been regained, not all regions or industry sectors have experienced the same recovery.
Regional Report: Healthy Growth Marks Florida’s EconomyCompanies in diverse industries are attracted to Florida’s low taxes and extensive international ties.
2019 Top States for Doing Business: Georgia Ranks #1 Sixth Year in a RowThe top-ranked states have landed on the radar of today’s site selection consultants because of their low business costs, generous incentive programs, and competitive labor environments, among other probusiness advantages.
Miami’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Attracts Multicultural Talent and InvestmentAs a global business hub with a diverse and talented workforce, Miami-Dade County continues to draw innovative companies, further enhancing a robust business climate.
Innovative University Partnerships Advance the Fintech Landscape in FloridaAs 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.
2018 Top States for Doing Business Commentary: Southern States Continue Their DominationFavorable business tax climates and competitive labor environments — as well as aggressive utility economic development programs — have helped the Southern States to come out on top.
2018 Top States for Doing Business: Georgia Ranks #1 Fifth Year in a RowCompetitive labor environments and leading workforce development programs, low taxes and utility costs, favorable regulatory environments, and cooperative state governments are among the top-ranked states’ pro-business attributes.
Orlando: A Prime Destination for a STEM WorkforceAlthough 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.
How Innovation and Tourism Work Side By Side in OrlandoThe 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.
Terran Orbital Plans Merritt Island, Florida, Commercial Spacecraft and Constellation Facility