NC: Seqirus Readies for $9M Expansion Project in Holly Springs

November 15, 2018

Seqirus continues to ramp up production at its Holly Springs site and now the company is preparing for a $9 million facility expansion. more >>

NC: Ferguson Plots New Triangle Distribution Center

November 15, 2018

A building materials wholesaler is working on plans to build a new distribution hub that would service the company’s Raleigh locations. more >>

IL: O2COOL Acquired By Maurice Sporting Goods; Relocation Plans Not Disclosed

November 15, 2018

Maurice Sporting Goods has acquired Chicago-based O2COOL. Financial terms and relocation plans weren’t disclosed. more >>

PA: Voci Technologies Moves to Pittsburgh's Robotics Row

November 15, 2018

Voci Technologies announced the opening of its new headquarters at the Burns White Center in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. more >>

Report: The Economic Benefits of Natural Gas Pipeline Development on the Manufacturing Sector

November 12, 2018

A new comprehensive study from IHS Economics and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) covers natural gas in manufacturing. more >>

Report: Global Hub Motor Market Estimated to Grow to $11.17B by 2025

November 12, 2018

Availability of government support such as purchase incentives, powerful acceleration and better torque control will drive this market. more >>

Bureau of Labor Statistics Releases Job Report

November 12, 2018

The number of job openings decreased to 7.0 million on the last business day of September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. more >>

Percent of Manufacturing Workforce by Education Level

November 12, 2018

The share of the manufacturing workforce with a B.A. degree has increased from 16.3 percent in 2000 to 19.9 percent. more >>


U.S. Steel and Aluminum Tariffs & Retaliation Tariffs Imposed

September 17, 2018

President Donald Trump imposed 25% tariffs on steel and 10% tariffs on aluminum imports. What does this mean to your business? more >>


Hotspots and their Cool Business Attractions

September 17, 2018

It's important to examine what areas consider to be their most delightful qualities for livability to businesses and staffs. Its all here. more >>


The Minnesota Advantage

September 17, 2018

Did you know? Last year CNBC named Minnesota the 3rd-best state for business? Want to know why? We have the answers. more >>


The Retail Transition Continues

September 17, 2018

Changes in development, occupancy & space absorption with ongoing shopper preferences continue to vex the traditional retail landscape. 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 >>

Available Properties

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McHenry East Site   

11 buildings with two miles of paved road. There is a remote operated gate and security camera system with all utilities available. 66,000+square... More>>

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Randolph County Industrial Park   

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   

By: Trade & Industry Development

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   

By: Juli Anne Patty

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

White Papers

White Paper | October 23, 2018
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>>

White Paper | September 21, 2018
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>>

White Paper | May 25, 2018
2018 Global Aerospace and Defense Industry Outlook   

Outlook reviews the performance of the aerospace and defense industry in 2017 and forecasts its growth in the coming years. More>>