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Post-2020, Indiana Makes Bold Initiatives to Ensure Economic Growth, Quality-of-Life Advancements

In Indiana, breaking economic development records has become a tradition in recent years, and despite a year of unprecedented challenges and uncertain...

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Ready to Roll: Designated and Certified Sites Get Businesses Up to Speed Quickly

While many companies still build to suit, more companies than ever before are choosing designated sites, or those that allow tenants to move in quickl...

Technology

Facing Forward, Alabama Prepares for Next-Level Developments

After a year of pandemic challenges, Alabama’s economy is regaining lost momentum, with significant growth projects launching in key strategic industr...

New Challenges & Opportunities for the Global Food Chain

New Challenges & Opportunities for the Global Food Chain

The food supply logistics chain is one of the most complex programs needed for national sustainability, and it is ever evolving and faces a wide varie...

Manufacturing 4.0: Iowa’s Blueprint for a Technology Revolution

Manufacturing 4.0: Iowa’s Blueprint for a Technology Revolution

Iowa’s extensive history of supplying global markets with a wide range of goods – from food products and pharmaceuticals to aerospace electronics and ...

Food Processing

Key Trends in Food Processing

With quarantines, lockdowns, restaurant closures and work-from-home, consumers had more time to research how their food is being produced and where it...

Who’s Who in Site Selection

Who’s Who- Economic Development Leadership

In a country with its economy on the move, site selection professionals are a vital part of the economic pipeline. They assist at nearly all stages of...

How Metrics Can Inform Aerospace Manufacturer Location Decisions

How Metrics Can Inform Aerospace Manufacturer Location Decisions

As revenue passenger kilometers plummeted by two-thirds in 2020, the commercial aviation industry experienced a similar drop in output. However, with ...

Mississippi Sets the Bar High for Global Manufacturing

Mississippi Sets the Bar High for Global Manufacturing

Mississippi is living up to its global reputation as a powerhouse for manufacturing, healthcare, aerospace and transportation, and the Mississippi De...

Logistics

Ports and Depots

In 2020, the U.S. imported goods valued at $2.8 trillion from international trading partners and exported $2.1 trillion. These goods flowed through Am...