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FROM SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE, MARCH 2022 ISSUE
From the September Issue

AGRIBUSINESS

Where Vertical Farming is ‘Smart’

Bowery Farming chooses to develop facilities in Locust Grove, Georgia, and Arlington, Texas.

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From the September Issue

ONTARIO

Project Arrow Combines Ontario Ingenuity & Canadian Heart

Based on a design from a team at Ottawa’s Carleton University, the project aims to produce a pioneering all-Canadian car.

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From the May Issue

INVESTMENT PROFILE: SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Central California’s Affordable Option

More than 770,000 people call San Joaquin County home, and that number is growing rapidly. Find out why via profiles of some of the county’s principal metro areas.

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 EVENTS 

 

OREGON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GUIDE

INFRASTRUCTURE

Broadband, Roads and More Set for Infrastructure Act Funding

In total, Oregon will receive at least $4.5 billion over the next five years. But the state already ranks highly when it comes to infrastructure.

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From the September Issue

INVESTMENT PROFILE: Portland General Electric

How PGE Helps Firms ‘Friend’ Oregon

Delivering green power and cost savings gives businesses an edge.

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 SITE SELECTION RECOMMENDS 

If you have any curiosity or responsibility whatsoever when it comes to where remote, hybrid and office work is headed, take the time to absorb Microsoft’s Work Trend Index 2022, which includes the results of a survey of 31,000 people in 31 countries. There is “no going back to the past,” writes Jared Spataro, the company’s corporate vice president of modern work. And there’s no foretelling of the future either, as the ground continues to shift beneath our feet. “The data doesn't lie,” he writes. “Eighteen percent of those interviewed quit their job in the past year. Likewise, 52% of Gen Z and Millennials are likely to consider a new job in the next year, clearly indicating that the Great Restructuring is far from over.”

 

 PROJECT WATCH 

New Mexico

BlueHalo is expanding their operations by leasing a former Raytheon building at Sandia Science & Technology Park. “BlueHalo’s long-term commitment to New Mexico is stronger than ever, and we are thrilled to continue that partnership as we deliver the next generation of products and solutions to the warfighter,” said Jonathan Moneymaker, BlueHalo CEO. “The decision to expand into an existing facility near Kirtland Air Force Base, adjacent to our other Albuquerque facilities, will avert any disruptions to our programs and delivery of our solutions to those who need it to defend our country. This facility will be upfitted to accommodate our high-tech needs and will serve as one of the major hubs across the BlueHalo Labs national infrastructure.” The company, whose slogan is “Leading the Transformation of Modern Warfare,” works in the domains of Space Superiority, Space Technology, Directed Energy/Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (c-UAS), Autonomy, Advanced Radio Frequency (RF), Cyber, and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT).

Source: Conway Analytics

Texas

Illinois-based Navistar International in February announced it has acquired a new property in San Antonio, which includes existing buildings that will house support functions for its under-construction plant in the area. Navistar's total investment in the region will exceed $275 million and create over 650 jobs. Navistar's under-construction 900,000-square-foot plant in San Antonio will produce Class 6-8 vehicles, including new electric-powered trucks. The additional property will bring resources closer to manufacturing operations, the company said. “We're increasing our investment in San Antonio because local and state leaders have created a business climate that supports manufacturing innovation and has attracted a talented workforce,” said Persio Lisboa, Navistar president and CEO. “Our Navistar 4.0 growth strategy is on track, and our new investment in San Antonio is another important step that will enable us to create a competitive advantage in the technology space.”

Source: Conway Analytics

 

 

 PHOTO OF THE DAY 
Photo courtesy of Associated General Contractors of America

Among the honorees at the 40th annual Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards held last week was Karsten Interior Services in the Specialty Contractor category for its work on The Ion (pictured) in Houston, Texas. The 266,000-sq.-ft. structure is “designed to bring Houston’s entrepreneurial, corporate, and academic communities together into collaborative spaces and programs,” says the facility’s website. “The ION project transformed an iconic Sears retail store originally opened in 1939 into a modern facility for fostering innovative technology and business ideas,” says the award citation. “Karsten’s work can be found throughout the building from top to bottom, inside and outside. This includes a new grand seating area that stairsteps down from the first floor to the basement and a 16-foot roof extension using aluminum panels around the building’s entire perimeter.” The Grand Award went to Granger Construction Company for its work on Michigan State University’s new STEM Teaching and Learning Facility.

 
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