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NY: Target to Create Jobs on Long Island with 2 New Store Locations

October 23, 2020

Target Corp. plans to open two new stores on New York's Long Island, creating job opportunities in the towns of Lawrence and New Hyd Park. more >>


FL: Winn-Dixie Expands in Florida with Four New Stores

October 23, 2020

Winn-Dixie parent company Southeastern Grocers announced plans to open four Winn-Dixie stores in Florida in November, reports Chain Store Age. more >>


SC: Unique Loom Invests $18.4M to Expand Operations in Lancaster County

October 19, 2020

Unique Loom, an online retailer of area rugs and home decor to national and international customers, plans to expand operations in Lancaster County. more >>


TN: Dollar General Launches 'Popshelf' Stores for More Upscale Shoppers

October 14, 2020

Dollar General is launching a new retail concept, called Popshelf, that is aimed at a more upscale shopper than its namesake stores. more >>


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Nearly 1,000 Walmart Stores to Get 'Airport-Inspired' Redesign

October 5, 2020

Walmart has unveiled an airport-inspired, digitally-enabled store design that it plans to start rolling out this year, reports the publication Chain... more >>


Virtual Amazon Career Day Attracts More Than 300,000 Attendees

September 28, 2020

Amazon's annual Career Day hiring event went virtual this year and attracted more than 300,000 from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and... more >>


TX: Allen Econ Dev Corp. Sees New Commercial Projects Amid COVID-19

August 31, 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Allen, Texas, has seen more than 2 million square feet of new commercial projects proceed this summer. more >>


Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's Issue Bonuses for Frontline Retail Workers

August 17, 2020

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s have issued companywide bonuses for its hourly frontline retail, distribution center and manufacturing plant team. 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

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>>


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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>>


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>>


blank Article | September 17, 2018
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>>