CN: GoodLeaf Farms’ Guelph Facility Up and Running, with 70 New Jobs

September 21, 2020

Halifax-based vertical farming company GoodLeaf Farms is now fully operational in Guelph, employing 70 workers. more >>


WI: GE Healthcare Moving Jobs to New $50M Site in West Milwaukee

September 21, 2020

GE Healthcare announced it is investing $50 million in its West Milwaukee facility. more >>


SC: Driverge Vehicle Innovations to Expand in Charleston Co., Create 13 Jobs

September 21, 2020

Driverge Vehicle Innovations plans to expand operations in Charleston County. The company's $350,000 investment is projected to create 13 new jobs. more >>


KS: Modern Manufacturing to Open Eudora Facility, Creating 78 Jobs

September 21, 2020

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and the Kansas Department of Commerce announced the opening of a new Modern Manufacturing facility in Eudora. more >>


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 >>



TexAmericas Center Upgrades Website; Integrates with National Database

September 21, 2020

TexAmericas Center (TAC) shared its upgraded website (texamericascenter.com) which integrates with RealMassive, a real estate database provider, and... more >>


Report: Nearly 50% of Women in Tech Experienced Harassment

September 21, 2020

Nearly 50% of women founders and women working in tech have experienced harassment, according to Women Who Tech's new report. more >>


Google Targets Carbon-Free Power For Data Centers by 2030

September 21, 2020

By the start of the next decade Google wants to make sure all the electricity it uses for its data centers and offices will be truly 100% carbon... more >>


U.S. Dept. of Labor to Provide $646M to States to Help People Find Jobs

September 21, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor said recently it will provide $646 million in Employment Service Grants to the states to help people find jobs. 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 >>



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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 >>


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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 >>


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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 >>


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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 >>


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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 >>



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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 >>


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Peoria AZ is the SMART Choice for Business Location

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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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