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Preparations for the “New Normal”A highly robust telecom infrastructure combined with an educational system that can remotely deliver high-quality instruction and training are among the longer list of corporate “must-haves” in the post-COVID 19 era.
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.
Investment Follows Talent to Mid-Size MarketsThe affordability of mid-sized communities has made them attractive to tech-savvy workers who, in turn, are drawing business investment to those locales.
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.
Automotive Site Selection in Small and Rural CommunitiesArea Development recently interviewed Alexandra Segers, DIPL.-ING, PE, MS, about automotive industry site selection within small and rural communities at our Charlotte Consultants Forum.
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.
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: Alabama Adds Mazda/Toyota Manufacturing USA to Its Auto RosterThe $1.6 billion joint-venture Huntsville plant will create some 4,000 jobs.
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: Importance of Addressing the Skill Labor ShortageElite workforce development programs are helping to offset any skills shortages due to tight labor market conditions.
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.
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.
International Automotive Components Group Plans Factories in Calhoun and Tuscaloosa County, Alabama