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Ports and Depots Adapt to New Realities

We’re highlighting seven U.S. ports that have taken admirable steps to adapt to the way the shipping and transportation industries need to operate tod...

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Decarbonization and Technology Site Selection

In addition to pressure from investors and evolving consumer preferences, new policies and regulations are placing greater impetus for companies to co...

Gov. Andy Beshear and Heaven Hill President Max Shapira cut the ribbon on the distiller’s new Heaven Hill Bourbon Experience in Bardstown. Photo courtesy of the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Kentucky Rides a Wave of Economic Momentum

Kentucky continues to attract quality job opportunities for residents across the state and major corporate investments within its manufacturing, servi...

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Choosing Quality of Life and Workforce Training for Success

Following is a brief overview of several communities that provide excellence in workforce, education and quality of life

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Does Disaster Risk Management Matter for Industrial Policy Design?

Manufactured goods are an essential part of any economy,  but in times of crisis, the manufacturing sector becomes even more critical to national and ...

Governor Kelly at the Panasonic Announcement. Photo Courtesy of Kansas City Area Development Council

Being in the Middle Places Kansas at the Front

In less than four years,  Kansas has transformed itself from a middle-of-the-pack state with tepid growth to a national powerhouse in economic develop...

Is Green Becoming the Color of Advanced Manufacturing?

Is Green Becoming the Color of Advanced Manufacturing?

In recent years, many companies have recognized the potential to use advanced manufacturing techniques to green their production.

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Florida: A Beacon of Hope for Business

As businesses sought and continue to seek a climate of certainty in unprecedented times, Florida has seen notable increases in business formations and...

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Biomanufacturing: Issues and Opportunities

The biopharma sector has for some time been undergoing a momentous realignment away from traditional chemical-based medicines and towards biologic, or...