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SC: Lauidisi Enterprises to Expand in Horry County, Add 35 Jobs

January 18, 2018

Manufacturer, distributor and retailer of tobacco pipes and artisanal tobacco blends to hire an additional 35 employees. more >>


TX: Dollar General Creating 400 New Jobs in Gregg County

January 2, 2018

Co.’s new distribution center in Longview, TX, to serve approximately 1,000 Dollar General retail locations in TX & southeast. more >>


MD: Amazon to Open Fourth MD Fulfillment Center, Create 1,500 Jobs

November 9, 2017

Amazon currently employs 5,000+ people in the state; the new facility will employ more than 1,500 associates in Baltimore, MD. more >>


SC: Harbor Freight Tools to Invest $200+M, Expand, Create 500+ Jobs

November 7, 2017

Dillon County, SC's, largest employer announced a one-million-square-foot expansion of its East Coast distribution facility. more >>


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Amazon HQ2 Little Rock, AR, Bid

October 20, 2017

The deadline for bids for the new Amazon was Oct. 19. Little Rock, AR, made a fun video. more >>


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 >>



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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>>



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The Lone Star State Sees Texas-Size Growth Companies Go Big in Texas

By: Governor Greg Abbott

Why is Texas consistently ranked as one of the best states in the nation for business? You will want to delve into this article to know.   More>>


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Finding the Most Desirable Spots for Your Business and Lifestyle

By: Linda Dobel

Choosing a business location involves so many variables it can be easy to overlook a very important factor: don't overlook quality of life.   More>>


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Retail: An Industry in Transition

By: Fred D. Burkhardt

An insightful recap of Recon from an industry expert & site selection consultant presents all you need to know about the state of the industry.   More>>


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Virginia: A Thriving Business Destination Since 1607

By: Governor Terence R. McAuliffe

Don't miss modern-day Virginia, founded as a business venture 410 years ago. Centuries later, Virginia still stands for economic opportunity.   More>>


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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>>