Alternative Energy & Fuels


CA: China Sunergy to Open Sacramento County Solar Panel Factory, Hire 150

February 22, 2017

Specialized solar cell and module mfgr to build 400 MW of high-efficiency solar modules at new plant in McClellan Park, Sacramento County, CA. more >>


NY: Irish Firm, NEST iON Limited, Selects Rochester for U.S. Expansion

February 22, 2017

Producer of high-performance lithium batteries to locate at Kodak's Energy Storage Hub at the Eastman Business Park in the Finger Lakes. more >>


GA: sonnen Increases U.S. Investment, Opening Atlanta Energy Innovation Hub

February 21, 2017

The sonnen InnovationHub will combine mfg, R&D & product design teams in a centralized location for enhanced collaboration & innovation. more >>


CA: Romeo Power to Open New EV Battery Pack Mfg Facility, Hire 200

February 15, 2017

Designer and manufacturer of electric vehicle battery packs to open new full-service facility for R&D, engineering, testing & mfg under one roof. more >>


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Near-Record Growth Propels Wind Power to 1st Place U.S. Largest Renewable Resource

February 16, 2017

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) report: U.S. wind power has 2nd-strongest quarter ever for newly installed energy-generating capacity. more >>


Governors of CO, UT & NV to Build Regional Electric Vehicle Corridor

January 5, 2017

Governors to work together over next year to develop complementary plans for building an EV charging network across key highway corridors. more >>


American Institute of Chemical Engineers to Lead New Mfg USA Institute

December 13, 2016

New Institute will leverage approaches to modular chemical process intensification — like combining multiple, complex processes. more >>


DOE to Invest $30M in Hydrogen & Fuel Cells, Notes Unprecedented Growth

October 28, 2016

The 2015 Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report shows hydrogen & fuel cells continue to grow at an unprecedented rate. more >>


Case Studies

blank Case study | May 24, 2016
Lubbock, Texas: A Hub City of Powerful Industries   

By: Michael Popke

Check out this appealing city in the northwest quadrant of TX, population of ~245,000 — local business leaders are pleased with its progress. More>>


blank Case study | September 17, 2013
Michigan: The “Comeback State” is the Nation’s Go-to Place for Business   

By: Jennifer Alten

Discover why Wall Street recently ranked Michigan No. 1 for states that recovered most from the Great Recession. More>>


Idaho: The (Low) Cost of Doing Business Case study | July 19, 2011
Idaho: The (Low) Cost of Doing Business   

By: Juli Anne Patty

The list of reasons to bring your business to Idaho is long, but can be summed up with a simple equation: great location + low business costs =... More>>


Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation Case study | March 9, 2011
Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation - Great Things are Happening in Rural Places   

By: Jennifer Alten

In rural, north central Missouri, a handful of counties have banded together to prove that their sum is greater than their parts. The driving... More>>


White Papers

White Paper | February 16, 2017
12 Mistakes to Avoid in Site Selection   

Study of a few critical mistakes site selectors can make that undermine analysis, lead to risk, higher cost, unfavorable operating conditions. More>>


White Paper | August 14, 2014
The Future of the Utility Industry and the Role of Energy Efficiency   

In the past, utilities could make money by serving growing loads and earning returns on the large capital investments they had made to serve those... More>>


White Paper | May 14, 2014
IRENA (2014), Renewable Energy and Jobs - Annual Review 2014   

IRENA estimates that globally 6.5M people are working directly or indirectly in the renewable energy sector, based on a literature review... More>>


White Paper | April 25, 2014
U.S. Crude Oil and Natural Gas Proved Reserves    

U.S. crude oil proved reserves, led by reserve additions in Texas and North Dakota, increased at a record pace in 2012 according to the "U.S. Crude... More>>



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Articles

Logistics Article | December 6, 2016
Move It On Out: Locations Highlight their Logistics Options

By: Linda Dobel

An exclusive look at select U.S. locations to consider if getting your commodities and products smoothly to market is a top priority.   More>>


Louisiana Article | December 6, 2016
Louisiana: Igniting Interest in Manufacturing Jobs

By: John Bel Edwards

See how Louisiana has prepared for manufacturing companies desiring a prosperous business location that offers a tremendous workforce.   More>>


Texas Article | December 6, 2016
Innovation: A Texas Standard

By: Governor Greg Abbott

What is the winning formula Texas uses to strive to be a top state for business? The answers can be found right within these pages.   More>>


Kansas Article | December 6, 2016
Kansas: A Picture of Business Success Enhanced by Top-Notch Quality of Life

By: Governor Sam Brownback

Seeking a location with a superb business climate, infrastructure and quality of life? The state of Kansas is a haven for all of that.   More>>


blank Article | September 28, 2016
Missouri Advanced Manufacturing: Tech, Talent & Trade

By: Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon

Now is the time to learn how Missouri’s low-cost business environment helps businesses reach into new markets and grow existing ones.   More>>