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A Note from Trade & Industry Development to Our Friends in the Industry

March 13, 2020

Due North Publisher Scott Swoger has posted a message for TID readers and subscribers regarding the reaction to COVID-19. more >>


IN: Indiana Secures Federal Disaster Assistance for Small Businesses

March 20, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering financial assistance for Indiana small businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus... more >>


WA: Econ Revitalization Board Invests $1 Million in Pacific, Yakima Counties

March 20, 2020

The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board approved $720,000 in loans and $290,000 in grants for economic development. more >>


Kroger Hires 2,000 to Keep Up With Demand, Can Fill 10,000 More Jobs

March 20, 2020

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, supermarket chain Kroger Co. has upped its hiring to keep up with increased consumer demand. more >>


GA: Port of Savannah Adds 400,000 TEUs of Container Storage Space

March 20, 2020

The Port of Savannah is bringing online 400,000 TEUs of annual container capacity at just the time when many port customers are seeking new storage... more >>


WI: WEDC Announces Targeted Grants to Small Businesses Suffering Losses

March 19, 2020

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is creating a program to provide grants to targeted businesses throughout the state. more >>


RI: Emergency Loans Now Available for R.I. Small Businesses

March 19, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration will offer low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital up to $2 million to Rhode Island small... more >>



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Note from Trade & Industry Development to Our Friends in the Industry

March 16, 2020

Due North Publisher Scott Swoger has posted a message for TID readers and subscribers regarding the reaction to COVID-19. more >>


GlobalData Says in Tech Sector, IT Services to Be Hardest Hit by Virus

March 23, 2020

While all tech sectors will be negatively impacted by coronavirus, IT services will be hit hardest, says GlobalData. more >>


Verizon to Help Customers, Small Businesses Disrupted by Coronavirus Impact

March 23, 2020

Verizon says it will waive late fees and keep residential and small business customers connected if negatively impacted by global crisis. more >>


Small Business Admin Offers Disaster Assistance in Response to Coronavirus

March 23, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small... more >>


Study: Last-Mile Robotics Deliveries Expected to Surge by 2030

March 23, 2020

A new study by Lux Research predicts that by 2030, drones, legged robots, wheeled robots and autonomous vehicles will handle last-mile delivery of 20... more >>


Survey: 75% of U.S. Firms Seeing Widespread Supply Disruption Due to Virus

March 16, 2020

Nearly 75% of U.S. companies have experienced supply chain disruptions because of virus-related transportation restrictions, according to an ISM... more >>


GA: New Neo-Panamax Cranes Bring Savannah's Crane Fleet to 36

March 16, 2020

The Port of Savannah received three Neo-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes on Tuesday, bringing its total to 36, more than any other single terminal in... more >>



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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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