Discounter Big Lots to Open More Than 500 New Stores Over Next Few Years

January 19, 2022

Discount home furnishings chain Big Lots plans to open more than 500 new stores over the next several years. more >>


VA: MD: Europe's PureGym Group Opens 2 Fitness Locations In U.S, With More Planned

January 18, 2022

PureGym Group, the European fitness and gym operator, has opened its first two gyms in the U.S. under the brand name Pure Fitness. more >>


DC: Lidl Supermarket to Open in Southeast D.C., Creating 45 Jobs

January 12, 2022

Leaders from Lidl supermarket recently joined Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser and District economic development officials to break ground on... more >>


OH: BJ's Wholesale to Open in Columbus, Employing About 150

January 11, 2022

BJ's Wholesale Club, which left the Columbus, Ohio, market nearly two decades ago, is returning, creating about 150 jobs. more >>

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Visa U.S. Spending Momentum Index Closed 2021 on a Strong Note

January 18, 2022

Visa announced that the U.S. Spending Momentum Index was 108.4 in December, its strongest reading for the month since the start of the index. more >>


Mastercard SpendingPulse: U.S. Retail Sales Grew 8.5% During Holidays

January 3, 2022

It’s been a resurgent season for retailers as consumers stocked their carts with gifts and gadgets, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse. more >>

November Retail Sales Put Holiday Season On Track To Set Records

December 20, 2021

Retail sales continued to grow in November, putting the 2021 holiday season on track for record spending, the National Retail Federation said. more >>

SBA Administrator Encourages Americans to ShopSmall Nov. 27

November 22, 2021

U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman encouraged Americans to Shop Small on Small Business Saturday®, November... more >>


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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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>>

blank Article | June 14, 2019
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>>

blank Article | June 14, 2019
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>>

blank Article | September 17, 2018
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>>

blank Article | September 17, 2018
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>>