Retail


FL: Walmart’s New $148M, 460-New-Job Facility Diversifies Brevard Economy

July 19, 2017

Retailer will construct a 460,000-sq-ft, state-of-the-art distribution facility to support growing demand for online and in-store purchases. more >>


NJ: Nuts.com to Expand in Jersey City, Add 150 Jobs

July 17, 2017

Online destination for nuts, dried fruit, snacks and pantry staples will lease a 24,000-sq-ft space in Jersey City, NJ, create hi-tech workspace. more >>


WI: Grand Appliance and TV Breaks Ground on $8M, 120-Job New HQ

July 17, 2017

Fourth generation family-owned business founded in 1930 to open new 137,000-sq-ft HQ and distribution facility in Stuevant, WI. more >>


BC: IKEA to Open New Customer Distribution Center, Add 100 Jobs

July 17, 2017

Home furnishing retailer to open a 340,000-sq-ft Customer Distribution Centre in British Columbia, in the Vancouver area. more >>


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Retailers Applaud Report Confirmation of Benefits of Trade Deal

May 20, 2016

National Retail Federation welcomed a new report from U.S. International Trade Commission confirming the TPP to positively impact economy. more >>


Widespread Growth across Industries in 2nd Quarter ‘14 Revised GDP Stats

November 14, 2014

GDP increased at annual rate of 4.6% in 2nd quarter 2014 after decreasing 2.1% in 1st quarter for private goods- & services-producing industries. more >>


Auto Industry: New-Car Sales Hold Steady at 14M Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate

July 26, 2012

Redesigns and introductions from nearly every manufacturer across all product categories have hit showrooms in the last few years. more >>


Five Factors Driving U.S. Industrial Real Estate Market’s Resurgence

July 24, 2012

Jones Lang LaSalle sees industrial development and investment attracting interest from overseas firms. more >>


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 | June 15, 2017
Deloitte Retail Volatility Index: How 100 years of conventional wisdom is being disrupted   

Consumer shopping patterns appear to have changed & retailers are taking a long, hard look in the mirror & debating about industry issues. 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>>


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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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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2017 Corporate Investment Awards

By: Jennifer Alten

What does corporate investment look like? For our 15 CiCi Awards Corporate Investment recipients, it means investing more than $11B.   More>>


Ports Article | December 6, 2016
Ports: Portals to Business Prosperity and Economic Growth

By: Jennifer Alten

Get on board with knowledge of some of the nation's top ports that are moving vast amounts of our nation’s commodities and goods.   More>>


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Illinois - Talent, Strategic Location & Infrastructure Bring the World to Illinois

By: Governor Bruce Rauner

Take an insider's look at why Illinois is the 17th-largest economy in the world, and an international center of global commerce.   More>>


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Retail Site Selection 2016-2025

By: Fred D. Burkhardt

What is driving retail site selection? Hardware, software & demographics. Learn how it affects different generations for location success.   More>>