Retail


IL: O2COOL Acquired By Maurice Sporting Goods; Relocation Plans Not Disclosed

November 15, 2018

Maurice Sporting Goods has acquired Chicago-based O2COOL. Financial terms and relocation plans weren’t disclosed. more >>


NY, VA: Amazon HQ2 Decision: Amazon Splits Prize Between Crystal City and New York

November 14, 2018

Amazon will open outposts in Northern Virginia’s Crystal City and in New York City, splitting its much-sought investment of up to 50,000 jobs. more >>


KY: Kroger Co. to Open Fulfillment Center in Florence

November 13, 2018

Kroger is expanding its home delivery service with fulfillment centers in Nevada and North Carolina, with a third in Kentucky to open this fall. more >>


NY: Amazon Nearing a Deal with Long Island City

November 12, 2018

Recent developments and investments in the area indicate Long Island City will be one of two locations chosen by Amazon. more >>


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Radial Bringing 20,000+ Seasonal/Holiday Workers Globally to Help Retailers

September 25, 2018

With eCommerce sales anticipated to grow 15.3% this season, business-critical workforce to help meet shipping & customer care needs. more >>


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 >>



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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>>