Back Office/Call Centers/Data Centers


KY: Ernst & Young to Open National Executive Support Center, Create 125 Jobs

February 24, 2017

Big four accounting, tax & professional services firm to invest $4.35M to open a 125-member office for executive assistants, professional functions. more >>


TX: Accenture Opens Innovation Hub in Houston, Part of $1.4B Nationwide Plan

February 23, 2017

Houston is 1st of 10 new hubs co. to establish as part of a nationwide initiative, which includes hiring 15,000 new employees over 4 years. more >>


TN: Sedgwick Claims Management Services to Invest $34M, Hire 150 in Memphis

February 21, 2017

Technology-enabled risk & benefits solutions management company will expand its corporate HQ in Shelby County, TN. more >>


NY: Spotify to Relocate U.S. HQ to World Trade Center, Create 1,000 Jobs

February 20, 2017

Digital music service to move its U.S. HQ to 4 World Trade Center, hiring 1,000+ and retaining 832 jobs in a major expansion. more >>


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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 >>


EXIM Bank Releases its FY 2016 Annual Report

January 5, 2017

Report highlights support of more than $8B in U.S. exports and estimated 52,000 U.S. jobs by independent federal agency. more >>


New Training to Support Food Hubs Through National Network

January 5, 2017

Program to create national network of at least 100 trained food hub mgrs & 60 tech assistance providers offering financial mgmt skills, resources. more >>


Site Selectors Guild Adds Two Professionals to Membership

January 5, 2017

New SSG members are Woody Hydrick, of Global Location Strategies and Wolfgang Riedel, of Riedel Consulting GmbH. more >>


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>>


White Paper | March 8, 2012
When It Comes to Business Taxes, Location Matters   

Taxes are a big cost for many businesses, and vary widely based both on state and market sector. Now, for the first time, the Tax Foundation has... More>>



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Articles

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>>


blank Article | September 26, 2016
Designated Sites Streamline Site Selection and Development

By: Linda Dobel

Site selectors, here's a great tip. Designated sites can be a tremendous to get you into your new business location faster, with fewer headaches.   More>>


blank Article | September 26, 2016
Workforce Training is in High Demand by Employees and Employers Alike

By: Jennifer Alten

U.S. cities, counties and states are putting heavy emphasis on workforce training. Grab this chance to see how their specific efforts are paying off.   More>>


blank Article | July 28, 2016
Building a New Virginia Economy

By: Governor Terence R. McAuliffe

In 1607, Virginia was founded as an international business venture. See how it holds firmly today as a leading state for business.   More>>


blank Article | July 28, 2016
Oklahoma: The State of Success

By: Governor Mary Fallin

Site selectors, it's s time to catch up with Oklahoma: it's in the midst of an intense economic transformation in a plethora of industry sectors.   More>>