Retail


KS: CarMax Hiring 300 for New Customer Center in Kansas City Region

May 8, 2019

CarMax is opening a new Customer Experience Center this July in Olathe, Kansas, creating approximately 300 jobs. more >>


International: Nike to Move UK HQ Closer to Google, Facebook Operations

April 25, 2019

Nike plans to move its U.K. headquarters from Soho to a larger location north of a redeveloped zone in King’s Cross. more >>


FL: Kroger to Locate High-Tech Fulfillment Center In Groveland, to Hire 400

March 25, 2019

The Kroger Co., America's largest grocery retailer, and Ocado, one of the world's largest dedicated online grocery retailers, announced Groveland,... more >>


GA: CarMax to Create 300+ Jobs in Gwinnett County

March 6, 2019

CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, will create more than 300 jobs for their new Customer Experience Center opening in Peachtree... more >>


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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 >>


Report: E-Cigarette and Vaping Manufacturing Market Size Worth $47.11 Billion by 2025

November 19, 2018

The global e-cigarette and vaping market size is projected to reach $47.11 billion by 2025, according to a new study by Grand View Research. 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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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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The Commonwealth of Virginia — A Leader in Enterprise Since 1607

By: Governor Ralph Northam

Since its founding, Virginia has stood for economic opportunity & continues to adapt to stay competitive in the 21st-century economy.   More>>


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Light Manufacturing Packs a Punch in U.S. Economic Development

By: Jennifer Alten

Light manufacturing isn’t a lightweight when it comes to growing economies around the U.S. Take a look at how it's making a big impact.   More>>


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CiCi Community Impact Awards

By: Jennifer Alten

Want to see community transformations resulting from companies' location choices? Simply read the CiCi Community Impact Awards stories.   More>>