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ID: Topgolf to Open Location in Boise, Supporting 200+ Employees

September 22, 2021

Topgolf Entertainment Group announced plans to open a Topgolf location in Boise, becoming the first location in Idaho. more >>


Amazon Extends Hiring Blitz with 125,000 New Openings Across the U.S.

September 20, 2021

Amazon keeps adding to the jobs it is looking to fill amid its ever-expanding fulfillment infrastructure. more >>


PA: Primark Expands with New Philly Store, Creating 350+ Jobs

September 20, 2021

Value-priced Irish fashion retailer Primark opened a 34,200-sq.-ft. store in downtown Philly, that will create more than 350 jobs. more >>


NJ: Chinese Value Retailer Expands to U.S. East Coast, Plans More Stores

September 14, 2021

Miniso, a China-based, global value retailer that bills itself as a Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand, is expanding in the U.S., opening its first... more >>


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Amazon to Invest $1.2 Billion in Employee Education, Skills Training

September 13, 2021

Amazon said it will invest $1.2 billion by 2025 to expand the education and skills training benefits it offers to U.S. employees. more >>


Target to Spend $200M to Offer College Education to Front-Line Workers

August 9, 2021

Target Corp. plans to spend $200 million over the next four years to offer its workers free undergraduate and associate degree programs. more >>


Walmart to Pay 100% of College Tuition, Books for Employees

August 2, 2021

Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, says it will invest nearly $1 billion during the next five years in career-driven training and... more >>


Target Invests $75M to Give Another Bonus to Front-Line Workers

August 2, 2021

Target Corp. said it will give a $200 bonus to all hourly employees in its stores and distribution centers in recognition of their work for the past... 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>>


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>>


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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>>