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NM: Bayard Beef Jerky Business Expands In Grant County

January 21, 2022

A family-owned beef jerky processing business has been awarded State of New Mexico economic assistance for a long-planned expansion in Grant County. more >>


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OR: Dutch Bros Coffee Chain Looks to Open 125 New Locations in 2022

January 12, 2022

Oregon-based drive-thru coffee chain Dutch Bros is looking to add 125 new locations in 2022, saying it has “great confidence in our new unit... more >>


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DC: Lidl Supermarket to Open in Southeast D.C., Creating 45 Jobs

January 12, 2022

Leaders from Lidl supermarket recently joined Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser and District economic development officials to break ground on... more >>


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NV: Martha Stewart to Open First-Ever Restaurant—on Vegas Strip

January 10, 2022

The first-ever restaurant by Martha Stewart will open in the spring, on the Las Vegas Strip at Paris Las Vegas. more >>



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McHenry East Site

October 1, 2019

11 buildings with two miles of paved road. There is a remote operated gate and security camera system with all utilities available. 66,000+square... more >>


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Toombs Corporate Speculative Building

February 5, 2016

A newly constructed 100,000 sq ft speculative building located on an 11.16-acre parcel in Toombs Corporate Center at U.S. Highway #1, Lyons, Georgia. more >>



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Suntory Group Unveils Prototype Bottle Made of 100% Plant-Based Materials

December 27, 2021

Suntory’s new plant-based bottle takes beverages industry closer to holy grail of bioplastics, says GlobalData. more >>


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AR: Siloam Springs Awarded BDO Zone Designation, 'A' Rating

October 18, 2021

The City of Siloam Springs, Ark., and Ecostrat are pleased to announce the issuance of a Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone (BDO Zone)... more >>


AZ: Starbucks, ASU Partner to Find New Ways to Build, Operate Stores

April 26, 2021

Starbucks Corp. and Arizona State University are partnering to create the ASU-Starbucks Center for the Future of People and the Planet. more >>


AR: Simmons Tops Forbes' Best Midsize Employers List for Food Companies

March 15, 2021

Simmons Foods, based in Siloam Springs, Ark., ranked No. 1 among food companies on Forbes 2021 list of America’s Best Midsize Employers. more >>



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Miramichi: A Dynamic Community Committed to Economic Growth and Diversification

September 1, 2019

The City of Miramichi in New Brunswick serves as an industrial, business and retail center--and it's committed to a strategy of economic growth and... more >>


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Port Tampa Bay Adds New Refrigerated Warehouse Capacity

January 22, 2018

Port Logistics Refrigerated Services (PLRS) has developed a 135,000-sq-ft new cold supply chain solution at Port Tampa Bay (PTB), FL. more >>


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Stone County Mississippi Strikes the Right Balance and Is In the Middle of It All

October 1, 2017

Surrounded by lush national forest, yet positioned in the heart of a dynamic industrial-military corridor. A place of timeless traditions and 21st... more >>


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Case Studies

blank Case study | April 30, 2018
The Key to Central Louisiana’s Success: A Strong Workforce   

By: Jennifer Alten

Central Louisiana is thriving. One major reason is the area’s strong workforce, which is driving regional growth and productivity. More>>


blank Case study | May 24, 2016
Lubbock, Texas: A Hub City of Powerful Industries   

By: Michael Popke

Check out this appealing city in the northwest quadrant of TX, population of ~245,000 — local business leaders are pleased with its progress. More>>


blank Case study | May 15, 2015
Greenbrier Valley, West Virginia: Growing Prosperity   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Site selectors will be pleased to get to know Greenbrier Valley, West Virginia, a community with a unique perspective. More>>


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Enjoy the Advantages of Homegrown Success: Wilson County, Tennessee   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Get to know the many business advantages of Wilson County, Tennessee. Its terrific 'self-made' business examples are very inspiring. More>>


White Papers

JointEc White Paper | November 1, 2021
The National Cannabis Economy   

The legalization of cannabis has significant implications for state economies, as well as the national economy. More>>


White Paper | February 9, 2018
Food, Glorious Food!    

Metro areas with large populations have a foothold on food production while other areas have found their specialties driving employment. More>>


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>>


Articles

GrassSeed Article | October 12, 2021
Seed Money: Grass Seed Shortage, Inflation Affecting Sports Industry

By: Trade & Industry Development, Mary Helen Sprecher

There's a shortage out there and it's not toilet paper. It's grass seed, something needed for venues like golf courses and sports fields. And this...   More>>


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Key Trends in Food Processing

By: James H. Renzas

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


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New Challenges & Opportunities for the Global Food Chain

By: Fred D. Burkhardt

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...   More>>


blank Article | July 29, 2020
Tennessee: Headquarters Are at Home Here

By: Trade & Industry Development

The number of companies choosing to call the Volunteer State home continues to rise, with an impressive range of industry diversity. Tennessee’s...   More>>


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The Future of Food Processing in Iowa

By: Debi Durham

With millions of acres of fertile land, plentiful raw materials and abundant sources of renewable energy, Iowa has built upon its long history as a...   More>>