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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.
2018 Leading Metro Locations: Pacific and Mountain Metros Dominate the ListThe 2018 Leading Metro Locations reflect the nation’s overall economic growth as the country enjoys the second-longest economic expansion on record, with many small and mid-size metros exhibiting economic strength.
2017 Top States Commentary: Availability of Existing Talent Should Also Be Taken into AccountShovel-ready sites, speed of permitting, and workforce development programs put the South in the lead, but taking availability of existing talent into account may have place more populous states higher in the rankings.
Credit & Incentive Trends in Landing a Data CenterTax incentives have played a key role in differentiating potential data center facility locations.
Regional Report: Varied Sectors Riding the High-Tech Wave in the Pacific StatesFrom high-tech to clean-tech to tourism, the Pacific States are seeing economic expansion, although it’s uneven throughout the region.
The Reasons Corporate Headquarters are Heading Back DowntownIn order to lure tech-savvy millennials, many companies that years ago moved out to the suburbs are heading back to the urban downtowns that offer the lifestyle this generation of employees desires. And the trend isn't confined to just North America’s biggest cities.
Cloud Adoption Multiplying Data Center DemandThe rising reliance on digital content and data sovereignty laws are driving demand for data center space.
U.S. Legislative, Incentives, & Economic Development Policies UpdateGrowing companies need to be aware of the many changes states are making to their incentives policies.
Washington Basic Business TaxesCorporate income tax, Unitary, inventory tax, Income tax, Interest, dividend, capital gains taxes, Business and Occupation Tax, High Technology Business & Occupation Credit, Business & Occupation Tax Credit for New Job, Business & Occupation Tax Credit for Job Training Services, International Services Business & Occupation Tax Credit, Retail Sales and Use Tax, Manufacturing Machinery Sales & Use Tax Exemption, High Unemployment County Sales & Use Tax Deferral, High-Technology Sales & Use Tax Deferral, Electricity Generating Equipment Sales & Use Tax Exemption, Warehouse Tax Remittance Incentive, Custom Computer Software Property Tax Exemption, Co-generation & Energy Conservation Public Utility Tax Deduction, Life Sciences Discovery Research Fund SB 5581
Washington Direct Financial IncentivesWashington's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment.
Regional Report: Tax and Other Incentives Help Job-Creation Numbers in the Pacific StatesIn response to their specific needs, the Pacific States have instituted varied business-support tools that enhance their competitiveness.
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.
Frontline: West Coast Ports Unite to Solve ChallengesManufacturers of imported and exported goods between the United States and Asia let out a huge sigh of relief in late May when a five-year contract that governs pay and work rules at 29 West Coast ports was finally ratified. Despite the ratified agreement, manufacturers are certain that strikes and delays will continue at West Coast ports.
Industry/Education Partnerships Hold Promise for Advanced Technology IndustriesAs older skilled workers retire and younger workers take their place in industries with constantly evolving technology, the boundaries between industry and academia have begun to blur.
SwaddleDesigns Creates Cloth Face Masks at Seattle, Washington, Baby Blanket Manufacturing Factory