FROM SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE MAY 2020
From the May Issue

IOWA

A Virtual Peloton Through Rural Iowa

Due to the pandemic, the 48th annual RAGBRAI bike ride across Iowa will not take place next month. But we’re following the route anyway, checking in on economic development news in the towns where those thousands of riders would have stopped overnight.

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From the May Issue

INVESTMENT PROFILE: SALT RIVER PROJECT, ARIZONA

How SRP Meets IT Clients’ Sustainable-Energy Requirements

SRP answers the challenge from data center and IT companies looking for creative solutions that include and go beyond sustainability expertise.

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 PROJECT WATCH 

WISCONSIN

This Saukville-based contract manufacturer of hospital-grade disinfectant wipes is relocating its headquarters to the Towne Corporate Park of Granville on the city of Milwaukee’s far northwest side, after purchasing a 95,500-sq.-ft. facility for $4.77 million from Brennan Investment Group. The company expects to double capacity. Meanwhile, it has shifted its focus to the making of PPE: After pledging to donate 1 million face mask kits in early April, by the end of that month Rebel Converting owner Mike Kryshak announced the company would increase its donation to 3.5 million face mask kits for the Greater Milwaukee region. Learn more about the mask-making campaign involving Rebel and a host of other companies at #MaskUpMKE.

Source: Conway Analytics

VIRGINIA

Moore, a consumer engagement company, this spring announced it is investing $31 million to create a new printing and envelope production facility at the former Colortree location in Richmond. Richmond Print Group will produce direct marketing materials, including envelopes, and will bring 239 new jobs to the area. “With the $31 million investment, we are making a commitment to our industry, employees and customers that Richmond Print Group will be the most advanced data-driven facility in the industry,” said Gretchen Littlefield, CEO of Moore. Moore provides services including strategy, production, digital, media, technology and fulfillment, to drive business results for nonprofit, association, commercial and government clients.

Source: Conway Analytics

 

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 SITE SELECTION RECOMMENDS 

The newsroom of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (a bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce) is a handy place to bookmark or sign up for updates. Recent news includes grant awards to various regions in Louisiana, New Mexico, North Carolina and Kentucky near Opportunity Zones. And two grants totaling $10 million will help Florida businesses recovering from Hurricane Michael gain access to capital, and fund construction of a new Indian River State College worker training facility to bolster the Treasure Coast region’s advanced manufacturing sector.

 

 PHOTO OF THE DAY 

This photo from the DowntownDC Business Improvement District shows the artwork commissioned by the city and Mayor Muriel Bowser along 16th Street NW between K and H Streets. The street mural lies within the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District, whose territory stretches from the front lawn of the White House to Dupont Circle. The district’s pioneering LEED certification and other accomplishments will be highlighted in the July issue of Site Selection.