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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.
The Quality of BluegrassWhen 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.
Regional Report: Manufacturing Drives Growth in the Southern StatesBig-picture data provides evidence of a regional economy on the rise, with manufacturing as the centerpiece of its growth.
Regional Report: Kentucky Continues to Break Records in 2019Low business costs are drawing businesses to Kentucky, as the state also tries to equalize opportunity in its rural areas through Opportunity Zone incentives.
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.
2018 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Alabama, Louisiana and Utah Awarded Silver Shovels - States with 3 to 5 Million Population
2018 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Recognize States’ Efforts to Attract High-Value Investment & Large Job-Creating ProjectsMore than 200 projects across multiple states brought with them the promise -- in total -- of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investment.
Location Notebook: Kentucky's Favorable Business Climate Brings Record Corporate InvestmentThrough 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.
Location Notebook: Kentucky Is Prime Ground for Logistics and DistributionCompanies like UPS, DHL, Amazon, and others are taking advantage of Kentucky’s centralized location and highly developed infrastructure to move freight by air, water, rail, and road.
2017 Top States for Doing Business: Georgia Ranks #1 Fourth Year in a RowThe top-ranked states have committed to adding value as economic development leaders and problem-solvers, characteristics that are recognized by consultants to industry.
Location Notebook: Big Manufacturing Investments Keep Kentucky’s Automotive Industry Rolling AlongKentucky is a powerful force in the U.S. auto industry. Major automakers have been building vehicles in the state for generations.
The Select Few Metros Where Wages Are Really GrowingA recent analysis from Emsi suggests that the labor market might not be as tight as the data shows — or at least not tight enough for businesses in aggregate to significantly drive up wages.
Location Notebook: Louisville-Southern Indiana Offer Bi-State Regional AdvantagesAlthough these two locales compete for business to a certain extent, each benefits from the advantages provided by its neighbor, as do the businesses located there.
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.
Dollar General Plans Walton, Kentucky Distribution Center and Bowling Green Cold Storage Hub