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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.
Where's the Talent: Jobs Outlook in the Fastest Growing U.S. CitiesUnlike in past expansions, growth may spread across more cities as more people have the freedom to work remotely from their preferred locations.
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.
Finding Talent in a Time of Economic ChangeAs millions of idled workers start to return to the workforce, the need for workforce development programs will be greater than ever before.
Mid-size Markets Competing for Business and WinningWorkforce availability with the necessary skills and local partnerships are two trends driving investment to mid-size markets.
A Primer on German Mittelstand CompaniesMartin Polivka, Manager - EY Global Location Investment, Credits & Incentives Services, Ernst & Young LLP, spoke with Area Development about German mittelstand companies, after his presentation, “Mittelstand companies investing in the US” at our Charlotte Consultants Forum.
Revitalized Cities: Which Locations Have Outperformed and Why?Many locations that saw economic contractions have been able to revitalize themselves by instituting pro-business policies, developing innovative workforces, and drawing the right industry mix — sprinkled with a little bit of luck!
Where to Invest in the Booming Aerospace Manufacturing IndustryThe U.S. remains top-ranked globally for aerospace attractiveness, but companies must consider labor, infrastructure, and tax policy among other factors when deciding where to locate their next U.S. facility.
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.
Apprenticeships Are Key to Building a Workforce for the FutureApprenticeships 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.
Understanding the Evolving Incentives LandscapeKey trends across the states indicate a continued effort to lure new businesses with incentives, but there’s a sustained focus on transparency and ensuring a return on investment for taxpayers.
2018 Top States for Doing Business Commentary: Can Trailing States Catch the Southern Coastal States Leading the Pack?Those states not rated highly by the responding consultants have an opportunity to create policy to get on the leader board, but the implementation timeline must be longer than any incumbent political administration in order to achieve meaningful results.
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.
Luxembourg-Based Ardagh Group Expands Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Manufacturing Complex