Back Office/Call Centers/Data Centers


IL: JLT Specialty USA to Double Size with New Chicago U.S. HQ

January 19, 2018

Specialist risk advisor and broker's Chicago office is occupied by several JLT executives & about 60 specialists will double size of workforce. more >>


VA: Bcause LLC to Invest $64.8M, Open New HQ, Add 100 Jobs in Virginia Beach

January 17, 2018

Digital currency co. that produces bitcoin, to expand to 84,000-sq-ft space for HQ, computers systems to mine digital currency. more >>


PA: Assurant Expanding in York County, PA, Creating 307 Jobs

January 11, 2018

Provider of protection products, insurance services & customer support will create 307 new jobs as a result of expansion project. more >>


NY: TierPoint Completes $13M Data Center Expansion

January 11, 2018

Provider of hybrid IT solutions, including cloud, colocation & managed services completed an expansion of its Hawthorne, NY, facility. more >>


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Site Selectors Guild Releases Third Annual Site Selection Trends Report

January 9, 2018

Elite location advisors group's survey respondents predict changes in trade policy could have big impact in corporate location decisions. more >>


Labor Department Employment Situation Summary

January 9, 2018

Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 148,000 in Dec. Unemployment rate unchanged at 4.1%, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. more >>


Site Selectors Guild Announces New Board Chairman and Board Members

April 12, 2017

The world’s largest group of senior location advisors announced the election of Mark Williams as chairman of the board at the SSG annual meeting. more >>


Talent Trends Report: Increased Use of Robotics Expected in 2017

February 16, 2017

Growing concern about talent scarcity may be driving the increased use of automation and contingent workers, according to those surveyed. 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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Case Studies

North Port, Florida:  Its Pro-Business Climate is Sizzling Case study | March 5, 2013
North Port, Florida: Its Pro-Business Climate is Sizzling   

By: Jennifer Alten

The City of North Port, Florida, is the state’s 7th-largest city, and one of the fastest-growing, but what sets it apart is its pro-business... More>>


North Port, Florida Case study | March 9, 2011
North Port, Florida: New Development and Rapid Growth Makes This Buzzing Community a Smart Place to Live and Work   

By: Jennifer Alten

Though it has roots as a retirement community, today the city of North Port, Florida, is anything but. Over the past 10 years, this thriving city in... More>>


Building in College Park Case study | November 16, 2010
The Future of Business in Georgia... College Park   

By: Trade & Industry Development

College Park is home to Fortune 1,000 companies such as Chick-Fil-A and AirTran Airways. The city operates the largest public access Compressed... More>>


Case study | September 22, 2010
Gallatin, Tennessee - Prepared for Opportunity   

By: Jennifer Alten

While the economy may have slowed down over the past few years, Gallatin’s economic development team hasn’t. Instead, the Gallatin Economic... More>>


White Papers

White Paper | February 16, 2017
12 Mistakes to Avoid in Site Selection   

Study of a few critical mistakes site selectors can make that undermine analysis, lead to risk, higher cost, unfavorable operating conditions. More>>


White Paper | February 17, 2014
United States Office Outlook - Q4 2013   

​In 2013, the U.S. office sector handed in its best performance in seven years. Leasing activity increased, absorption neared 40 million square... More>>


White Paper | April 16, 2012
The Pew Center on States: Evidence Counts: Evaluating State Tax Incentives for Jobs and Growth   

Every state offers tax incentives to attract, retain, and expand businesses and jobs. But no state ensures that policy makers rely on good evidence... More>>



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Articles

blank Article | December 18, 2017
Industry Leadership

By: Linda Dobel

Want to feel like an elite insider in the economic development world? Here’s an exclusive invitation. This is a virtual Who's Who.   More>>


blank Article | December 18, 2017
The Lone Star State Sees Texas-Size Growth Companies Go Big in Texas

By: Governor Greg Abbott

Why is Texas consistently ranked as one of the best states in the nation for business? You will want to delve into this article to know.   More>>


blank Article | October 30, 2017
Nothing is Constant Except for Change

By: Christopher D. Lloyd

Check out why this thought leader says in spite of all the excitement in the economic development world, a reality is the death of jobs.   More>>


blank Article | October 30, 2017
Illinois – A Choice Location

By: Mark S. Peterson

Explore Illinois’ central location, abundant water and natural resources, world-class transportation and logistics network for your next location.   More>>


blank Article | October 30, 2017
New York State: Where Tomorrow Starts Today

By: Trade & Industry Development

Take a look at New York state with a talented & diverse workforce, historic improvements in infrastructure & unique, competitive incentives.   More>>