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Kroger Hires 2,000 to Keep Up With Demand, Can Fill 10,000 More Jobs

March 20, 2020

In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, supermarket chain Kroger Co. has upped its hiring to keep up with increased consumer demand. more >>


Amazon to Add 100,000 Jobs to Keep Up with Coronavirus-Related Demand

March 19, 2020

Amazon is adding 100,000 full-and part-time jobs throughout the U.S. to keep up with the surge in shopper demand in the wake of the coronavirus... more >>


FL: Spotify to Open New HQ in Miami With Up to 100 Positions

March 18, 2020

Music streaming company Spotify signed a lease in Wynwood in Miami for its new South Florida headquarters, creating space for up to 100 employees. more >>


Dollar General Plans to Open 1,000 Stores in 2020, Hiring Thousands

March 17, 2020

Dollar General plans to open 1,000 new store locations and relocate 80 existing stores in 2020, creating thousands of jobs in the process. more >>


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GlobalData: Apparel Companies Recognize Green Benefits of 3D Tools

December 2, 2019

Clothing brands and retailers are recognizing that new 3D technologies can increase speed to market and foster the move to greener garment... more >>


Black Friday 2019 Retail Outlook is Challenging, Says New Consumer Data

November 11, 2019

Slightly more consumers say they intend to go into physical stores on Black Friday this year than in 2018 – 39% percent, up 2% from a survey last... more >>


Bloomberg: U.S. Retail Sales Unexpectedly Drop in Sign Consumer Shaky

October 28, 2019

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly posted the first decline in seven months, suggesting consumers are starting to become shaky, reports Bloomberg. more >>


MA: New Balance to Provide Tuition-Free Path to College for Employees

September 23, 2019

Athletic shoe maker New Balance announced an agreement with Purdue University Global to provide a new tuition benefit program for its U.S.... 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>>


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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>>