MA: Big Y Foods to Open Massive 'Fresh & Local Distribution Center'

September 18, 2020

To help local suppliers and optimize product freshness, Big Y Foods will open a Fresh & Local Distribution Center adjacent to the company HQ in... more >>

NC: Wegmans to Open Four New Stores in NC, Creating 1,600 Jobs

September 18, 2020

Wegmans, the Rochester, N.Y.-based grocer, is expanding in North Carolina, opening four new stores and creating 1,600 jobs. more >>

TN: SmileDirectClub to Build Facility in Columbia, to Hire 600+ Workers

September 18, 2020

SmileDirectClub will expand its presence in Middle Tennessee by locating a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Columbia, creating 600... more >>

SC: NARENCO to Operate in Florence County, With $20M Investment

September 18, 2020

NARENCO, a leading renewable energy independent power producer, plans to establish operations in Florence County, investing $20 million into the... more >>

FL: Software Firm GCR Adding Jobs to New Lake Mary Office

September 17, 2020

New Orleans-based software firm GCR Inc. has been adding jobs to its new Lake Mary, Fla., office. more >>

SC: Juliska Establishing Operations in Charleston County, to Hire 51

September 17, 2020

Juliska, an artisanal glassware, tableware and home décor brand, plans to establish operations in Charleston County, creating 51 new jobs. more >>

TN: Aphena Pharma to Expand Cookeville Operations, Creating 160 Jobs

September 17, 2020

Aphena Pharma Solutions, LLC officials announced that the company will expand its Cookeville operations and create 160 new jobs over the next five... more >>

81% of Tech Talent Looking to Move Away from Tech Hubs, says Survey

September 14, 2020

A study by .Tech Domains found that COVID-19 is placing pressures on tech talent to move to more affordable areas, reports IndustryWeek. more >>

Clutch Survey: 55% of Employees Would Feel Safe Returning to Office

September 14, 2020

New data from Clutch reveals that 55% of employees would feel safe returning to their office. In contrast, 32% of workers would feel unsafe going... more >>

EXIM Board OKs 3 Transactions Totaling $900M & Supporting 3,300 Jobs

September 14, 2020

The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. Board of Directors recently unanimously approved three transactions supporting an estimated 3,300 U.S. jobs. more >>

Quest Diagnostics Recognized for Promoting Employee Health and Business Results

September 14, 2020

If there is a silver lining in the COVID-19 crisis, it may be the increased attention employers are placing on the need to protect and promote... more >>

AWEA to Merge with American Clean Power Association

September 8, 2020

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is planning to merge with a new organization called the American Clean Power Association (ACPA). more >>

WV: Executive Order Will Expand Broadband Access Throughout State

September 8, 2020

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice raised the regulatory caps on EDA insurance funds so broadband providers can expand access in rural areas around the... more >>

Survey Says Employee Burnout from COVID-19 on the Rise

September 8, 2020

A recent survey indicates that a majority of employees (58 percent) are "burned out," up from 45 percent in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. more >>


The Global COVID-19 Pandemic Is Accelerating the Pace of Reshoring

July 29, 2020

While reshoring is a hot topic right now, it’s important to recognize the trend predates the global COVID-19 pandemic by about five years. The... more >>

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Tennessee: Headquarters Are at Home Here

July 29, 2020

The number of companies choosing to call the Volunteer State home continues to rise, with an impressive range of industry diversity. Tennessee’s... more >>


Mississippi’s Aerospace and Defense Industry Is Out of This World

July 29, 2020

Companies located in this state are continuing to prove to the world at large that the future of our nation’s aerospace industry is in none other... more >>


Blockchain Technology Drives Innovation in the Aviation Industry

July 29, 2020

Business leaders know that for companies to survive and thrive in a competitive marketplace, they need to adapt and innovate. In aerospace and... more >>


Automotive, Aerospace Industries Power Alabama’s Path to Recovery

July 29, 2020

In the face of COVID, companies in Alabama have shown a resilience and an innovative spirit that have allowed them to keep their workforces engaged... more >>


Should Employers Have Workers Sign COVID-19 Waivers?

July 29, 2020

As the nation turns to a patchwork of reopening procedures, businesses are prioritizing the development prevention and precaution strategies, using... more >>

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The Future of Food Processing in Iowa

July 29, 2020

With millions of acres of fertile land, plentiful raw materials and abundant sources of renewable energy, Iowa has built upon its long history as a... more >>


Miramichi: Fertile Ground for Companies Looking to Grow in the Cannabis Industry

February 4, 2020

Committed to economic growth and diversification, the City of Miramichi in Canada is recruiting and attracting companies to help grow the cannabis... more >>


Port of Coos Bay: Oregon's Seaport

November 6, 2019

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay delivers the efficiency, flexibility and customer service needed to move cargo domestically and... more >>


Miramichi: A Dynamic Community Committed to Economic Growth and Diversification

September 1, 2019

The City of Miramichi in New Brunswick serves as an industrial, business and retail center--and it's committed to a strategy of economic growth and... more >>


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 >>


Stone County Mississippi Strikes the Right Balance and Is In the Middle of It All

October 1, 2017

Surrounded by lush national forest, yet positioned in the heart of a dynamic industrial-military corridor. A place of timeless traditions and 21st... 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 >>

5 Steps to Ensure Work-From-Home Employees Maximize Corporate Performance

March 13, 2020

Here are 5 steps to ensure that creating a remote workplace environment for employees is a positive, beneficial step for the company. more >>

Ericsson to Create 50,000 Career Opportunities In U.S. Over Next 5 Years

March 11, 2020

Ericsson North America will create 50,000 enhanced career opportunities for individuals in the U.S. workforce over the next five years. more >>

Energy Dept. Announces $20M Investment in Workforce Dev in Emerging Fields

March 6, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $20 million in funding for workforce development at universities in emerging energy fields. more >>

IA: State Makes Progress Toward Reaching Postsecondary Attainment Goal

March 5, 2020

Iowa’s postsecondary educational attainment increased to 60.2% in 2019, growing by 2.6% from 57.6% reported in 2018. more >>

FL: Colleges to Receive $3.6M to Create Northeast Florida Fintech Initiative

February 13, 2020

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that $3.6 million will be awarded to two colleges to create the Northeast Florida Fintech Initiative. more >>

WI: New Program Launched to Recognize Veteran-Ready Employers

January 30, 2020

With Wisconsin’s “Vets Ready Employer” initiative, the state is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to helping veterans and their families... more >>

NY: State to Create Training Institute for Wind Farm Workers

January 8, 2020

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said the state will spend $20 million to create a training institute for prospective employees of planned offshore wind... more >>

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