Back Office/Call Centers/Data Centers

FL: IRONMAN to Expand Tampa HQ, Create 70 Jobs

March 23, 2018

A Wanda Sports Holdings co. that is a global endurance sports brand to also lease an additional 10,000 sq ft in Tampa at the Lakeside office complex. more >>

UT: Aligned Energy to Build 50 Megawatt Salt Lake City Data Center

March 23, 2018

When completed this summer, the 300,000-sq-ft building will serve as a colocation data center supporting both cloud providers & enterprise customers. more >>

MO: Cenlar FSB Opens in O’Fallon, Creating 500 New Finance & Support Jobs

March 20, 2018

Employee-owned, federally chartered wholesale bank that subservices mortgage loans opens Operations Center, growing job base to 500 by year end. more >>

GA: Facebook to Invest $750M, Hire 100 for Stanton Springs Data Center

March 9, 2018

Newton Data Center to be part of highly advanced infrastructure helping social media giant provide apps & services to 2+B people worldwide. more >>

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Site Selectors Guild Releases Third Annual Site Selection Trends Report

January 9, 2018

Elite location advisors group's survey respondents predict changes in trade policy could have big impact in corporate location decisions. more >>

Labor Department Employment Situation Summary

January 9, 2018

Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 148,000 in Dec. Unemployment rate unchanged at 4.1%, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. more >>

Site Selectors Guild Announces New Board Chairman and Board Members

April 12, 2017

The world’s largest group of senior location advisors announced the election of Mark Williams as chairman of the board at the SSG annual meeting. more >>

Talent Trends Report: Increased Use of Robotics Expected in 2017

February 16, 2017

Growing concern about talent scarcity may be driving the increased use of automation and contingent workers, according to those surveyed. more >>

Peoria AZ is the SMART Choice for Business Location

Peoria AZ is the SMART Choice for Business Location

September 25, 2017

From its stunning topography to diverse workforce, Peoria Arizona is becoming an increasingly popular place to live, work and invest. Peoria is in a... more >>

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Case Studies

North Port, Florida:  Its Pro-Business Climate is Sizzling Case study | March 5, 2013
North Port, Florida: Its Pro-Business Climate is Sizzling   

By: Jennifer Alten

The City of North Port, Florida, is the state’s 7th-largest city, and one of the fastest-growing, but what sets it apart is its pro-business... More>>

North Port, Florida Case study | March 9, 2011
North Port, Florida: New Development and Rapid Growth Makes This Buzzing Community a Smart Place to Live and Work   

By: Jennifer Alten

Though it has roots as a retirement community, today the city of North Port, Florida, is anything but. Over the past 10 years, this thriving city in... More>>

Building in College Park Case study | November 16, 2010
The Future of Business in Georgia... College Park   

By: Trade & Industry Development

College Park is home to Fortune 1,000 companies such as Chick-Fil-A and AirTran Airways. The city operates the largest public access Compressed... More>>

Case study | September 22, 2010
Gallatin, Tennessee - Prepared for Opportunity   

By: Jennifer Alten

While the economy may have slowed down over the past few years, Gallatin’s economic development team hasn’t. Instead, the Gallatin Economic... 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 | February 17, 2014
United States Office Outlook - Q4 2013   

​In 2013, the U.S. office sector handed in its best performance in seven years. Leasing activity increased, absorption neared 40 million square... More>>

White Paper | April 16, 2012
The Pew Center on States: Evidence Counts: Evaluating State Tax Incentives for Jobs and Growth   

Every state offers tax incentives to attract, retain, and expand businesses and jobs. But no state ensures that policy makers rely on good evidence... More>>



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This is Not Your Dad’s Site Selection Project

By: James H. Renzas

Site selectors beware: workforce skills, labor availability, quality of life & cost of living are now key site selection drivers, not site cost.   More>>

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“Grade A” Workforce Training Resources

By: Linda Dobel

U.S. businesses know there's a drought in skilled labor. The good news is great community training resources exist. Here are several examples.   More>>

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An Easy Choice:Tennessee Certified Sites

By: Governor Bill Haslam

Not all sites are created equal. That’s why Tennessee takes the guesswork out of locating a site with Select Tennessee Certified Sites program.   More>>

blank Article | December 18, 2017
Industry Leadership

By: Linda Dobel

Want to feel like an elite insider in the economic development world? Here’s an exclusive invitation. This is a virtual Who's Who.   More>>

blank Article | December 18, 2017
The Lone Star State Sees Texas-Size Growth Companies Go Big in Texas

By: Governor Greg Abbott

Why is Texas consistently ranked as one of the best states in the nation for business? You will want to delve into this article to know.   More>>