Farewell to the “Red Pen” Lady, Mrs. Linda Dobel

November 26, 2018

The editor’s letter serves as an introduction to the magazine and puts a voice to the issue. Unfortunately, we recently lost our voice, and more. more >>

MA: Former Coal Plant Transitioning To Offshore Wind Support Center

December 14, 2018

As proof of the emerging wind industry, the Brayton Point Power Station site in Somerset, MA, will become Brayton Point Commerce Center. more >>

TN: TVA Seeks Input On Potential Coal Plant Closures

December 14, 2018

The TVA is asking for public input on a review of the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of closing two coal plants. more >>

RI: Positioned to Lead U.S. in Offshore Wind, Say Officials

December 14, 2018

Rhode Island, the smallest state in the U.S., is nevertheless leading the way in wind use, according to state officials. more >>

Report: Farmland Solar Installations on the Rise, but Meeting Local Pushback

December 10, 2018

Solar farms continue to increase, driven by tax incentives, falling costs and renewable energy mandates for electric utilities more >>

Global Steel Demand Forecast to Grow, but Slowly

December 10, 2018

An article in American Machinist notes that the global demand for steel is expected to increase, but at a measured rate. more >>

Report: U.S. Machine Tool Orders Surged in Again in September

December 10, 2018

U.S. manufacturers’ new orders for machine tools rose 17.9% from August to September, totaling $608.92 million during September. more >>

Report: The Growing Market for Golf Carts

December 10, 2018

Analysts forecast the global golf cart market to grow at a CAGR close to 6%, according to their latest market research report. more >>


Foreign Direct Investment: Is the Glass Half-Empty or Half Full?

November 28, 2018

Recent data about foreign direct investment in the U.S. (FDI) is both a good and bad news story. Read on to learn more. more >>


Ready to Roll: Designated and Certified Sites Get Businesses in Motion Fast

November 27, 2018

As the old saying goes, don’t let the grass grow under your feet. In other words, getting things going quickly is the best way to go. That’s... more >>


Ohio is Fostering a Modern Manufacturing Industry

November 27, 2018

For 150 years, Ohio has been a model for fostering manufacturing pride. Ohio seizes the jobs and opportunities of the 21st Century. more >>


Evaluation of a Community’s Utility Infrastructure to Satisfy Your Company’s Expansion Plans

November 27, 2018

As a company makes a commitment to expand its operations, they often overlook utilities as a significant search factor. 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 >>

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LED FastStart Tops Workforce Training Program Rankings for 8th Year

December 13, 2017

Since launching in 2008, LED FastStart® has raised the bar and elevated expectations for what a best-in-class workforce program should be. more >>

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Randolph County Industrial Park has the "Alabama AdvantageSite" designation, which means all due diligence is complete and the property is ready for... More>>

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The Etowah Recipe for Success: Size, Location, Access and Workforce   

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Want easy access to two international airports, commercial air service, interstate, a megasite and more? Check out Etowah County, Alabama. More>>

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The Key to Central Louisiana’s Success: A Strong Workforce   

By: Jennifer Alten

Central Louisiana is thriving. One major reason is the area’s strong workforce, which is driving regional growth and productivity. More>>

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Mississippi Works — and Delivers   

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Seeking a harmonious environment for your business? Discover Mississippi where people believe building business is the best option. More>>

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Is Your Supply Chain Ready for a Protracted Trade War?   

This paper discusses preparing for the consequences of geopolitical shifts caused by tariffs, including bolstering management of supply chains. More>>

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How International Companies Boost America’s Economic Advantage & Build American Opportunity    

Report showcases how contributions to U.S. economic growth stem from investments in the U.S. by international companies (FDI). More>>

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The Next American Industrial Revolution   

There are several emerging technologies that look set to enable manufacturers in developing markets to remain competitive, ABI Reseach reports. More>>