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Florida & Texas Post-Storm Contributions Still Needed. Here's How

September 12, 2017

Aid needed in several states. Help charities work to put donations where needed after one-two punch of hurricanes. more >>


AR: Bank of the Ozarks to Build HQ for 900 Jobs in Little Rock

September 20, 2017

Company will build an initial 247,000-sq-ft HQ building on new campus in Little Rock, AR. more >>


MD: Discovery Communications to Invest $10M, Renovate HQ, Consolidate Sites

September 12, 2017

Leading global media co. will consolidate locations, move 230 employees to Silver Spring, MD, HQ that it plans to renovate. more >>


AL: IT Services Firm Provalus to Create 300 Jobs at Brewton Facility

September 11, 2017

Atlanta-based Optomi, one of the nation’s fastest-growing tech-staff firms, launched Provalus to provide an alternative to overseas outsourcing. more >>


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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 >>


EXIM Bank Releases its FY 2016 Annual Report

January 5, 2017

Report highlights support of more than $8B in U.S. exports and estimated 52,000 U.S. jobs by independent federal agency. more >>


New Training to Support Food Hubs Through National Network

January 5, 2017

Program to create national network of at least 100 trained food hub mgrs & 60 tech assistance providers offering financial mgmt skills, resources. 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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With the Emergence of Robotics, Is there Still Room for Humans in the Workforce?

By: Randy Thompson

In an era of disruptive change, robots may be the new norm in the economy. This thought leader author begs to differ. See why.   More>>


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Finding the Most Desirable Spots for Your Business and Lifestyle

By: Linda Dobel

Choosing a business location involves so many variables it can be easy to overlook a very important factor: don't overlook quality of life.   More>>


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Virginia: A Thriving Business Destination Since 1607

By: Governor Terence R. McAuliffe

Don't miss modern-day Virginia, founded as a business venture 410 years ago. Centuries later, Virginia still stands for economic opportunity.   More>>


blank Article | June 28, 2017
When “Good” Data Enables Bad Location Decisions

By: Darin M. Buelow

Add these tips for properly using location data to make the best possible decisions when selecting a site for business.   More>>


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The Benefits of Understanding Local Workforce Trends

By: David G. Gaines

You know business needs two main items to grow and prosper in a community: customers and workforce. Take these steps to make it a reality.   More>>