Back Office/Call Centers/Data Centers


GA: Switch to Invest $2.5B in Douglas County, Create 65 Jobs

May 26, 2017

Global tech solutions corp. to create 65 jobs, and along with its clients, invest $2.5B in a Switch PRIME data center in Douglas County, GA. more >>


KY: Diversified Consultants’ Louisville Office Could Bring 1,000 Jobs

May 26, 2017

Telecom collections company originally anticipated hiring 433 for its $6.65M branch, now plans more than twice the initial job count. more >>


PA: UPMC to Open Erie Business Operations Center, Create 200 Jobs

May 25, 2017

Pittsburgh-based UPMC & UPMC Health Plan to open $12M business operations center, initially creating 200 jobs, expects more expansion. more >>


MO: Envision to Add 132 Jobs at its St. Louis HQ

May 24, 2017

IT staffing and computer programming company plans to create 132 new high-paying jobs in St. Louis, MO. 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 >>


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>>


White Paper | March 8, 2012
When It Comes to Business Taxes, Location Matters   

Taxes are a big cost for many businesses, and vary widely based both on state and market sector. Now, for the first time, the Tax Foundation has... 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>>


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Embracing Adaptive Reuse for Corporate Real Estate

By: Fred D. Burkhardt

Here's a great solution for site selectors looking for office & commercial space with existing real estate that can be revitalized for today's use.   More>>


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2017 Community Impact Awards

By: Jennifer Alten

It’s hard to capture the immeasurable impact businesses can have on a community, yet the CiCi Awards Community Impact category does just that.   More>>


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Scrutinizing Your Incentive Deal

By: Chris Steele

It's no secret: Governments commonly use incentives to try to draw new investment to their communities. Here's why a harder look is good.   More>>


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How Facility Management Advocacy Can Improve the Industry

By: Jeffrey C. Johnson

Make a difference--FM professionals working with organizations like IFMA can offer experience to shape public policy, reduce waste, share best...   More>>