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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.
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.
Regional Report: Talented Workforce Makes Virginia a Top Business LocationDespite its already having a highly educated workforce and pro-business policies, Virginia continues to expand on workforce training and incentive initiatives to further enhance its business climate.
The Future of Manufacturing in AmericaExecutives from major manufacturers offer their perspectives on how these trends will impact the future of manufacturing in Virginia and beyond.
Dupont: The Decentralization of ManufacturingDuPont has operated its Spruance plant in Chesterfield County since 1929. For over six decades, Spruance has been a key site in the development of new fibers and resins, continuing to adapt to DuPont’s changing needs. Materials produced at the site include DuPont™ Tyvek®, Nomex®, Kevlar®, and Zytel®
Greater Richmond: Fintech HotspotRichmond’s emerging financial technology market is challenging traditional districts, with its advanced telecommunications infrastructure, educated workers with high-tech skills, streamlined regulations, and low taxes.
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.
What Makes a Successful Innovation District?Prosperous innovation districts have diversified economies and are integrated into the fabric of a community, drawing workers who seek out such environments and the companies that are trying to attract them.
2019 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Recipients Garnered Large Job-Creating and Investment Projects in Diverse IndustriesWhile e-commerce was creating thousands of jobs across the nation last year, high-profile, diverse projects in the manufacturing, information technology, financial services, energy, and other sectors were also making news.
2019 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Project of the Year: Micron Technology Expanding Chip-Making in VirginiaIn response to increased demand for its computer chips, which are used in today’s advanced-tech vehicles, Micron is expanding in Manassas at a cost of $3 billion.
Accessing Talent Through a Dual Headquarters MoveThere are many lessons to be learned from the Amazon search for a second headquarters location, but establishing dual headquarters is more the exception than the rule.
Richmond, Virginia: A Top Destination for Middle-Office RelocationCompanies are moving their mid-level professional jobs to less expensive locations that still provide a talented workforce pipeline and an attractive quality of life.
2018 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Georgia, Michigan, Ohio and Virginia Awarded Silver Shovels - States with Populations 8 to 12 Million
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.
Ison Furniture Manufacturing and Supplier Dogwood Global Plan Production Facilities in Pittsylvania County, Virginia