OH: Crocs to Open Second Distribution Center, to Add 400+ Jobs

July 6, 2020

Crocs is planning to build a second distribution center in Dayton, Ohio, next to its warehouse opened last year near the Dayton International... more >>


WI: Worzalla Completes Modernization and Expansion, Adds 50 Jobs

July 6, 2020

Worzalla, an employee-owned company specializing in printing high-quality materials, has announced the completion of its modernization and expansion... more >>


VA: Fleetwood Homes To Create 60 New Jobs In Franklin County

July 6, 2020

Fleetwood Homes, a leading homebuilder and maker of manufactured homes, plans to invest $2.1 million to expand its Rocky Mount facility. more >>


KY: TEBCO of Kentucky to Create 40-Plus Jobs in Powell County

July 6, 2020

Truck Equipment & Body Co. of Kentucky Inc. recently began a $2 million project renovating and equipping a facility in Stanton. more >>


SC: Sargent Metal Fabricators to Add 50 Jobs in Anderson County

July 3, 2020

Sargent Metal Fabricators, Inc., a custom metal fabrication company, announced plans to expand operations in Anderson County. more >>


KY: Shyne Labs Begins 60-Job Hemp Processing Operation in Franklin

July 3, 2020

Hemp processor Shyne Labs creating 60 full-time jobs for Kentuckians during the coming months with a new $9 million facility in Simpson County. more >>


NJ: Avantor Expands Life Sciences Innovation Center in Bridgewater

July 3, 2020

Avantor, Inc., announced the expansion of the company's Bridgewater, N.J. innovation center. more >>



FL: Enterprise Florida Expands Virtual Business Matchmaking Assistance

July 6, 2020

Following the modernized trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, Enterprise Florida is expanding its trade facilitation service to these... more >>


Cybersecurity and Data Protection Essentials for Returning to Work

July 6, 2020

As organizations begin to transition from employees working from home back to the office environment, preparation will be paramount as they reoccupy... more >>


Poll: 92% of Employers Offering Remote Work Option Upon Reopening

July 6, 2020

92% of employers are offering a work-from-home option to meet accommodation requests, according to a new XpertHR poll of 276 human resource... more >>


NC: Duke Energy Foundation Invests $200,000 in Supporting EDPNC

July 6, 2020

The Duke Energy Foundation has invested $200,000 to support the work of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina in 2020. more >>


Survey: Just 30% of Workers More Productive Working from Home

June 29, 2020

Fewer than one-third of employees (30%) say they're more productive working remotely than in an office setting, according to a new survey from The... more >>


Federal Reserve Findings Show Signs of Improvement in Manufacturing

June 29, 2020

Total industrial production increased by 1.4% in May, reports the Federal Reserve, as many factories around the country returned from lockdowns to... more >>


Federal Alert: Tell Congress to Support Economic Development

June 29, 2020

IEDC continues to advocate on behalf of economic development organizations and professionals. more >>



Insights

Polymer Companies Appear to be Taking The Plastic Rubbish Problem Seriously

March 18, 2020

For many years, nobody knew much about the plastics business because it was sandwiched between oil and gas and a huge variety of finished goods. But... more >>


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Paths to Success

March 18, 2020

Whether it’s at the crossroads of major highways and rail lines, or along a waterway with easy access to a key port, or close to a major airport... more >>


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Louisiana Hits New Heights

March 18, 2020

Louisiana’s industrial growth strikes a recurring theme, with strong performance in foreign direct investment. In the past decade, Louisiana is one... more >>


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Pedal to the Metal

March 18, 2020

In the fabricated metals industry, while there are several major players in the U.S. and around the world, small to mid-size companies tend to... more >>


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Missouri: The Center of Success

March 18, 2020

Missouri is North America’s rail, river, road, air and pipeline crossroads, and a booming epicenter of commerce, able to get products anywhere in... more >>


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Preparing for a Dynamic Future: Location Strategies for the Plastics Industry

March 18, 2020

From manufacturing to processing, the American plastics industry has become a force from the national level down through to local communities. A... more >>


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‘Made in Texas’ is a Powerful Brand

March 16, 2020

The nation’s leading CEOs have consistently ranked Texas as the “Best State for Business” because of the Lone Star State’s pro-growth... more >>



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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 >>


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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 >>


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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 >>


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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 >>


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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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