Retail


NY: Amazon to Open 1st NY Fulfillment Center, Create 2,250 Jobs

September 11, 2017

Employees at the new Staten Island, NY, new 855,000-sq-ft fulfillment center will work alongside Amazon Robotics. more >>


OH: Hayneedle to Build 994,000-Sq-Ft Fulfillment Center, Hire 104 in Monroe

September 1, 2017

E-commerce home furnishings and décor retailer to build its 2nd fulfillment center in OH, 3rd one nationally, 5 miles from existing OH facility. more >>


OH: Amazon to Open New Fulfillment Center in N. Randall, Hire 2,000+

August 28, 2017

Employees at the 855,000-sq-ft Cuyahoga County, OH, fulfillment center will pick, pack, ship smaller items such as toys & books. more >>


NY: Tractor Supply Co. Breaks Ground on $75M, 350-New-Job Distribution Ctr

August 14, 2017

Rural lifestyle retailer to create 350 jobs, Construct 930,500-sq-ft facility in the Mohawk Valley of Herkimar County, NY. more >>


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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 >>


Five Factors Driving U.S. Industrial Real Estate Market’s Resurgence

July 24, 2012

Jones Lang LaSalle sees industrial development and investment attracting interest from overseas firms. 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 | June 15, 2017
Deloitte Retail Volatility Index: How 100 years of conventional wisdom is being disrupted   

Consumer shopping patterns appear to have changed & retailers are taking a long, hard look in the mirror & debating about industry issues. More>>


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>>



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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>>


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2017 Corporate Investment Awards

By: Jennifer Alten

What does corporate investment look like? For our 15 CiCi Awards Corporate Investment recipients, it means investing more than $11B.   More>>