Retail


TN: VF To Expand Operations In West Tenn., Creating 220+ Jobs

September 17, 2019

VF plans to expand its current Workwear operations in Henning, TN, and locate a new facility in Covington, TN, creating over 220 new jobs. more >>


NJ: Two Small Businesses Expand in N.J., Bringing Nearly 200 Jobs

September 10, 2019

Two small businesses are expanding in North Jersey with financing support from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA). more >>


NC: Kitsbow Moving Manufacturing Facility to Asheville

August 30, 2019

In addition to relocating before the end of 2019, Kitsbow is planning to earn 95 percent of its revenue from products made onshore by 2021. more >>


OR: Columbia Sportswear Announces $33 Million HQ Expansion in Washington County

August 30, 2019

Columbia Sportswear Co. this week announced a $33 million expansion of its campus in Washington County, Oregon. more >>


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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Concludes SelectUSA Investment Summit

June 17, 2019

Business leaders and economic development officials from 79 global markets and 49 U.S. states and territories attended the recent SelectUSA... more >>


Report: Consumers Willing To Pay Up For Sustainability

April 29, 2019

According to CGS 2019 U.S. Consumer Sustainability Survey, more than two-thirds of Americans are willing to pay more for sustainable products. more >>


NRF: November Retail Sales Increase 5 Percent

January 2, 2019

November retail sales were up 0.7 percent seasonally adjusted from October and increased 5 percent unadjusted year-over-year. more >>


Report: Amazon Go No Threat to Supermarkets

December 3, 2018

Amazon.com’s new cashierless convenience store, Amazon Go, is popular but it doesn’t pose much of a threat to other supermarkets. 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 >>


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

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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>>


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Michigan: The “Comeback State” is the Nation’s Go-to Place for Business   

By: Jennifer Alten

Discover why Wall Street recently ranked Michigan No. 1 for states that recovered most from the Great Recession. More>>


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: New Development and Rapid Growth Makes this Buzzing Community a Great Place to Achieve Anything Case study | December 31, 2011
North Port, Florida: New Development and Rapid Growth Makes this Buzzing Community a Great Place to Achieve Anything   

By: Trade & Industry Development

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>>


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 | May 24, 2012
Ernst & Young LLP's 2012 US Investment Monitor Shows Increased Investment in New Facilities and Jobs   

Companies continue to invest in the US economy and businesses show strong levels of investment in new and upgraded facilities, according to the 2012... 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

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Top Sites for Business Growth

By: Peter Francesconi

Every company has different needs when it comes to finding the perfect location—whether access to utilities and infrastructure is a priority, or...   More>>


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2019 CiCi Awards: Community Impact

By: Peter Francesconi

A company’s decision to locate a new facility or expand an existing one can have a profound effect on a community. For the 14th annual CiCi Awards...   More>>


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Base of Operations: Finding the Best Location for a Corporate HQ

By: David Hickey

Location decisions require a strategic approach with attention placed on key factors specific to the project’s requirements. The decision should...   More>>


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The Minnesota Advantage

By: Kevin McKinnon

Did you know? Last year CNBC named Minnesota the 3rd-best state for business? Want to know why? We have the answers.   More>>


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The Retail Transition Continues

By: Fred D. Burkhardt

Changes in development, occupancy & space absorption with ongoing shopper preferences continue to vex the traditional retail landscape.   More>>




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