Retail


AZ: Amazon to Hire 1,500 for New Tucson Fulfillment Center

May 17, 2018

Etail giant to open its 1st fulfillment center in Tucson, AZ, has contributed $900M+ to AZ economy since 2011, hired 7,000, added 18,000 indirectly. more >>


TX: New $18M, 40-Acre Retail Development in Temple Announced

May 14, 2018

Temple Bellaire North, LLC's retail development project consists of multiple retailers, two hotels and junior box anchors. more >>


BC: Amazon to Expand Vancouver Tech Hub, Create 3,000 High-Tech Jobs

May 8, 2018

Co. expanding to QuadReal's The Post redevelopment with modern amenities & easy access for e-commerce, machine learning, other tech jobs. more >>


MA: Amazon to Expand Boston Tech Hub, Create 2,000 More Technology Jobs

May 8, 2018

To accommodate new job creation, Amazon to expand into 430,000 sq ft in WS Development’s Seaport project – a 7.6M-sq-ft development. more >>


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Amazon HQ2 Little Rock, AR, Bid

October 20, 2017

The deadline for bids for the new Amazon was Oct. 19. Little Rock, AR, made a fun video. more >>


Retailers Applaud Report Confirmation of Benefits of Trade Deal

May 20, 2016

National Retail Federation welcomed a new report from U.S. International Trade Commission confirming the TPP to positively impact economy. more >>


Widespread Growth across Industries in 2nd Quarter ‘14 Revised GDP Stats

November 14, 2014

GDP increased at annual rate of 4.6% in 2nd quarter 2014 after decreasing 2.1% in 1st quarter for private goods- & services-producing industries. more >>


Auto Industry: New-Car Sales Hold Steady at 14M Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate

July 26, 2012

Redesigns and introductions from nearly every manufacturer across all product categories have hit showrooms in the last few years. more >>



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Port Tampa Bay Adds New Refrigerated Warehouse Capacity

January 22, 2018

Port Logistics Refrigerated Services (PLRS) has developed a 135,000-sq-ft new cold supply chain solution at Port Tampa Bay (PTB), FL. 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

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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>>


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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>>


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: New Development and Rapid Growth Makes this Buzzing Community a Great Place to Achieve Anything Case study | December 31, 2011
North Port, Florida: New Development and Rapid Growth Makes this Buzzing Community a Great Place to Achieve Anything   

By: Trade & Industry Development

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>>


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 | May 24, 2012
Ernst & Young LLP's 2012 US Investment Monitor Shows Increased Investment in New Facilities and Jobs   

Companies continue to invest in the US economy and businesses show strong levels of investment in new and upgraded facilities, according to the 2012... 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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Articles

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CiCi Community Impact Awards

By: Jennifer Alten

Want to see community transformations resulting from companies' location choices? Simply read the CiCi Community Impact Awards stories.   More>>


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CiCi Corporate Investment Awards

By: Jennifer Alten

Jaw-dropping: The 2018 Corporate Investment CiCi Awards represent commitment of nearly $22B in corporate investment. Here're the details.   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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Game-changing Projects Fuel Growth in Alabama’s Evolving Economy

By: Governor Kay Ivey

Get the inside scoop on Alabama & its pivotal year in economic development with top companies across industries announcing major projects.   More>>


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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>>