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Ron Starner

Ron Starner
Executive Vice President of Conway, Inc.

Ron Starner is Executive Vice President of Conway Inc. He has been with Conway for 16 years and serves as editor of the TrustBelt Report and lead organizer of the annual TrustBelt Conference. He also writes extensively for Site Selection and Conway's Custom Content Publishing Division. His Twitter handle is @RonStarner.


Articles from this Author

Sports Highlights: Dancing with Greatness 10/11/2021
SMALL BUSINESS FRIENDLY: Cooking Up Small Business Success in Illinois 10/4/2021
Life Sciences: The Medical MECCA 10/4/2021
University of Missouri – Columbia: The $4 Billion Machine That Never Sleeps 9/27/2021
Tax Policy: The Tax Man Doesn’t Cometh 9/23/2021
California: Fighting Back: Poaching companies? California draws the line and ups the ante. 9/13/2021
Sustainability & Energy: Sustainable Strategy 9/13/2021
Industry Diversity: A Global Leader In Key Sectors 9/13/2021
Investment Profile: A Biotech Empire Rises in Inland Southern California: Activity around Loma Linda University and a big investment from Medline point to a true life sciences cluster taking shape in San Bernardino County. 9/7/2021
Illinois: Where the A-Team Goes to Work 9/2/2021
BUSINESS CLIMATE OVERVIEW: The Math Adds Up in Missouri 8/24/2021
Wisconsin: The World's Eyes Land on Wisconsin: From Foxconn to the Ryder Cup, the Badger State is giving folks a reason to watch. 8/2/2021
Timber & Sawmills: Lumbering Along: How Mississippi keeps churning out new sawmills. 7/29/2021
Ascension Parish, Louisiana: On the Ascent: Ascension Parish in the Baton Rouge MSA is climbing the green ladder. 7/29/2021
Pflugerville, Texas: Lights, Camera, Pflugerville!: The bright lights of the film and TV business are shining on this Austin suburb. 7/26/2021
Utilities: Powering Up to Meet Demand in 82 Counties: 3 large electric utility companies cater to the needs of growing businesses. 7/22/2021
Research & Development: How Mississippi Became a Leader in R&D: Rocket fuel innovator Adranos and life sciences leader Skylar Laboratories are among the companies discovering the state’s R&D potential and results. 7/8/2021
Workforce: Job One for New Office - Build Mississippi’s Workforce: Ryan Miller is making sure the state continues to provide a pipeline of talent to Mississippi employers. 7/7/2021
Higher Education: Engineering a Better Workforce: Armored truck firm partners with MSU to access top-notch talent. 7/6/2021
Business Climate Overview: Boom Times Are Back: Business growth in Mississippi accelerates post-pandemic. 7/1/2021
Florida Power & Light Company: How FPL Powers the Tech Landscape in Florida: Florida Power & Light Company is helping Florida become more sustainable even as the utility company plays a leading role in bringing new jobs and industry to the state. 6/14/2021
Region Profile - Upper Rio Grande: Two States, Two Countries Meet in El Paso: There is perhaps no more scenic place in Texas than the majestic Upper Rio Grande Region. 6/10/2021
Region Profile - West Texas: There's Black Gold in Them Thar Hills: When it comes to minerals gleaned from the earth, there is perhaps no place in America more important to the national and global economy than West Texas. 6/10/2021
Region Profile - South: A Port, A Border and A Coast - South Texas Has it All: Everything from a relaxing beach vacation to a shopping excursion to Mexico can be enjoyed from the South Texas region. 6/10/2021
Region Profile - Southeast: Powered Up in Southeast Texas: A key player in the global energy industry, Southeast Texas is home to the world’s largest oil refineries. 6/10/2021
Kentucky: From Hoop Dreams to Workforce Reality: How a highly decorated coach is transforming cradle-to-career prep in Kentucky. 6/10/2021
Region Profiles - High Plains: High Plains Drifting: Logistics networks link manufacturers in Amarillo, Lubbock to major markets. 6/9/2021
Sports & Recreation: Making the Impossible Possible: Bears and Rangers prove it can happen in Texas. 6/7/2021
Florida: Florida & the Healing Powers of Sunshine: Aerospace firm flies from Reno to Melbourne in quest for talent and growth. 6/7/2021
Consumers Energy: Sustainability Is Accelerating Business In Michigan: It starts with a nation-leading commitment to go net-zero. 6/3/2021
Executive Director Interview: How Texas Keeps Winning: It takes a coordinated effort, says state economic development chief. 6/1/2021
Enterprise Florida: ‘The Domino Effect Has Only Begun’: Tech migration tidal wave swells across Florida. 5/27/2021
Automotive Manufacturing: Driven to Texas: Tesla’s decision to park a billion-dollar-plant near Austin revs up an already humming sector. 5/24/2021
Governor Interview: The Recruiter in Chief: Texas’ ultimate deal closer resides in the Governor’s Mansion. 5/17/2021
Greater Richmond, Virginia: A Capital Idea - Investors Choose Richmond: The Virginia capital region is welcoming projects from a broad range of companies, including e-commerce, insurance, data centers and biotech. 5/17/2021
Cover Story: Gone to Texas 5/14/2021
Automotive Industry: How Kaizen is Transforming a Community’s Workforce: At joint Toyota-Mazda plant in Alabama, job training goes to school. 4/26/2021
Construction Trades: How Wisconsin Builds a Construction Workforce: Pandemic does not slow down ABC’s approach to job training. 4/1/2021
International Investment: At Home Abroad: Why international firms like doing business in Kentucky. 3/31/2021
Metals: Kentucky Rocks: State’s metal sector is robust & resilient 3/31/2021
Data Centers: 2020 - When Your Data Center Becomes Your Real HQ: Report reinforces how your digital footprint is more important than your physical one. 3/29/2021
Automotive: Kentucky Auto Industry Speeds Up U.S. Recovery: Top-selling cars and trucks are built in Kentucky by Kentuckians. 3/26/2021
Indiana Municipal Power Agency: IMPA Bets on the Sun in Indiana: Power from 32 solar parks puts more cash in industrial customers’ pockets. 3/25/2021
Minnesota: Growing Unicorns in The Land of 10,000 Lakes: From Silicon Valley to Eden Prairie, Arctic Wolf makes a trek to prosperity. 3/22/2021
Business Climate Overview: Where Investors Reap the Biggest Returns: Want to grow your company? California offers the most fertile soil. 3/15/2021
Southwest Louisiana: ‘Better and Stronger Than Before’: Region-wide rebuilding effort is already paying big dividends in Southwest Louisiana. 3/8/2021
San Bernardino County California: How the EV Sector in San Bernardino County Is Transforming the Way We Move: Three companies playing a key role in the surging electric vehicle ecosystem in San Bernardino County. 3/4/2021
Talent Recruitment, Attraction & Retention: 5 Ways You Can Win The War for Talent: Ron Starner says the global pandemic has changed the rules of talent attraction, recruitment and retention. 2/18/2021
Aerospace and Defense: Where Flyovers are a Good Thing: Home to the highest concentration of aerospace manufacturing employment in the nation, Wichita has proved itself over and over. 2/15/2021
DOC Leadership Interview: What Down Year? Kansas Outperformed in 2020: Back to basics approach fueled resurgent effort in economic development. 2/15/2021
Business Climate Overview: Welcome to a New Way of Doing Business: An overhauled agency and a governor’s personal touch bring change to Kansas. 2/15/2021
Interview with Choose NJ Leadership: The Shift to New Jersey Is On: More companies are finding a haven of safety in New Jersey. 2/10/2021
Overview: 15 Issues Facing the Workforce: From child care to remote work, challenges abound as the pandemic continues. 2/8/2021
Governor Interview: Governor Laura Kelly: In word and deed, Gov. Kelly delivers a pro-business message. 2/4/2021
Business Climate Overview: New Jersey Grows a Garden Full of World-Changing Ideas: Edison started it, but he wasn’t alone. Individuals and companies have cultivated the state’s innovation tradition for generations. 2/1/2021
Interview with the Governor: On the Road to Recovery: Gov. Murphy leads New Jersey to strong rebound following pandemic, recession. 2/1/2021
Overview: 15 Issues Facing the Workforce: From child care to remote work, challenges abound as the pandemic continues. 1/28/2021
Pflugerville, Texas: How One Texas City Built A Workforce Ecosystem During the Pandemic: The Pflugerville Community Development Corp. was the catalyst for bringing together various partnerships that filled workforce gaps and put many people back to w 1/18/2021
Nebraska: Welcome to the New Nebraska: Gov. Ricketts competes to win, and so do the people who work for him. 1/11/2021
San Bernardino County California: Closing the Talent Gap: How one California county equips workers with skills in technology and entrepreneurship. 1/7/2021
Site Selectors Survey: 5 Ways COVID-19 Changed Site Selection: COVID-19 didn’t just upset the established model of corporate site selection in 2020; the global pandemic obliterated it. 1/7/2021
Arkansas Cover Story: Business Works Here: Entrepreneurs built the Arkansas economy and continue to lead it. 12/18/2020
Mississippi: The Launchpad for Rocket Science: In Mississippi, 2020 has been a banner year for the space industry. 12/17/2020
Governor Interview: How Arkansas Saved 100,000 Jobs: Data-driven approach to decision-making saves lives and jobs. 12/16/2020
Global Commerce: Peachy Keen? The World Says Yes: Nearly half of all investment in Georgia hails from other countries. 11/23/2020
Business Climate Overview: Why Georgia Keeps Breaking Records: State with the nation’s best business climate outperforms even during a pandemic. 11/23/2020
Economic Recovery: A Model for the Nation: How Gov. Polis responded to COVID-19 set an example for the rest of the U.S. 11/23/2020
Pandemic Response & Recovery: How California Is Protecting its People and its Businesses: When the global COVID-19 pandemic reached the U.S., California Gov. Gavin Newsom wasted little time in organizing a comprehensive statewide response 11/18/2020
San Bernardino County, California: The Safe Harbor in the Storm: How San Bernardino County became Inland Southern California’s supply chain king. 11/12/2020
Colorado: Lessons Learned, Lessons Applied: How Colorado OEDIT is leading the economic recovery effort. 11/9/2020
Lufkin, Texas: Meet the Texas Town that Competes to Win: Small community delivers big-city benefits in Lufkin. 10/8/2020
Allen, Texas: Allen - The New Boomtown of Texas : Jobs engine emerges in a North Dallas suburb known for high school football. 10/5/2020
North Carolina: How Charlotte Won Centene: Talent and incentives helped seal the biggest project in North Carolina history. 9/28/2020
Project Focus - Facebook: Facebook Friends Illinois: $800M data center investment lands in DeKalb County. 9/23/2020
Consumers Energy: Resilient and Responsive: Michigan overcomes a pandemic and historic flood to move business forward. 9/21/2020
San Bernardino County California: The E-Commerce Capital of America: How Amazon and other online sellers transformed a county in Southern California. 9/14/2020
Online Insider: Lessons Learned, Lessons Applied: How Colorado OEDIT is leading the economic recovery effort. 9/3/2020
Arkansas: How Arkansas Saved 100,000 Jobs: Measured, data-driven approach guides state’s COVID-19 response, official says. 8/6/2020
Pflugerville, Texas: The 3D City Strikes Back: Additive manufacturers in Pflugerville respond swiftly to COVID-19. 7/13/2020
Innovation Hubs: Zooming into Secondary Hubs: Why Zoom and Microsoft picked markets outside the usual global ‘Top 20.’ 7/6/2020
Online Insider: How the Construction Trades Responded to COVID-19: Deemed ‘essential,’ the business of building America continues during the pandemic. 7/2/2020
Events Blog: Building Wealth by the Bay: How St. Pete Attracts Asset Managers and Fintech Firms 6/29/2020
Events Blog: The Connected City: How a New Pier is Bringing Everyone Together in St. Pete, FL 6/19/2020
Pasco County, Florida: Where Life-Science Firms Incubate & Grow: Thriving med-tech cluster is emerging about 20 minutes north of Tampa. 6/11/2020
Texas Workforce Commission Interview: How Texas Trains Workers for Today and Tomorrow: It starts with solid leadership and a multi-faceted approach. 6/10/2020
Leadership Interview - Adriana Cruz: Leading in a Time of Crisis: How Texas EDT mobilized to help businesses respond and recover in wake of COVID-19. 6/10/2020
Florida: Caribbean Rum Maker Finds Its Own Happy Hour in Florida: Distiller says a new plant in Polk County is anything but on the rocks. 5/28/2020
Consumers Energy: The Right Place Arrives at the Right Time: Consumers Energy partners with Grand Rapids leaders to respond to COVID-19. 5/26/2020
West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana: A Port for the World: West Baton Rouge packs a lot of punch in a small package. 5/21/2020
Wearable Technology: From the Outside In: How Greater Phoenix is using wearables to elevate health and safety 5/8/2020
Leadership Interview: Why People and Companies are Moving to Greater Phoenix: Chris Camacho, GPEC president and CEO, lays out the case 5/8/2020
Greater Phoenix Compared: Numbers Don’t Lie: Greater Phoenix Beats the Competition 5/8/2020
San Bernardino County California: Seizing an Opportunity: OZs pave way for affordable housing, medical facility in San Bernardino County. 5/7/2020
Indiana: How Indiana Shook Off Its Rustbelt Label: From biomedical R&D to rocket science, this isn’t your parents’ Midwest. 4/9/2020
Online Insider: ‘No Two Days Are the Same’: The Georgia Chamber faces its biggest challenge yet - battling a pandemic-induced recession. 4/9/2020
Automotive Industry: Muscling Its Way to the Top: How Kentucky lapped the field to become an automotive champion. 4/8/2020
Cover Story: State of the Decade: How does one state dominate for 10 years? Three key traits set the tone. 4/1/2020
Minnesota: How Minnesota Plans to Close the Talent Gap: State launches 3-pronged attack to increase its skilled workforce. 3/26/2020
San Bernardino County, California: Clean & Green - How One County is Taking the Lead: With major investments, San Bernardino County has become a hotbed of cleantech and renewable energy. 3/5/2020
Sports: The Golden Era of Sports: Raiders, Knights, HyperX usher Vegas into the big leagues. 1/29/2020
Autonomous Systems: What Happens in Vegas...Is Changing the World of Mobility: They say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But that is certainly not the case with autonomous vehicles. 1/29/2020
Incentives: Nevada's Best Incentive - A Pro-Business Climate: Because Nevada’s overall tax environment is so business-friendly, the state is able to woo companies with more sensible incentive packages. 1/28/2020
Shipbuilding: How Mississippi Keeps the High Seas Safe and Secure: MDA, community colleges support growth of leading shipbuilders. 1/28/2020
Governor Interview: Preparing Mississippians for the Jobs of the Future: State’s new governor earmarks $100 million for training a modern workforce. 1/24/2020
Pflugerville, Texas: Stop the Presses: Entrepreneurs Pfind Pflugerville 1/20/2020
San Bernardino County, California: An Oasis of Innovation: How one Southern California county is acting like a greenhouse for entrepreneurs. 1/9/2020
Site Selectors Survey: Site Selectors Bullish on Logistics, Manufacturing and the Sun Belt: If you need to see evidence that the American economy is on a sustained upswing, look no further than the results of our annual site selectors survey. 1/9/2020
Entrepreneurship & Innovation: The Right Climate for Startups: How a move across state lines changed everything for the founder of Banjo 12/20/2019
Interview with Val Hale: Changing Minds About Utah: State makes a big impression on site selectors, wins major investments 12/19/2019
Governor Interview: 'We Empower the Private Sector': Gov. Herbert stays committed to giving business a competitive edge in Utah 12/19/2019
Nebraska: LinkedIn Connects with Omaha: How a Silicon Valley juggernaut embraced a tech hub in the Heartland. 11/27/2019
TrustBelt: What Will the City of the Future Look Like?: It will be a lot more educated, connected and walkable, say economists and consultants. 11/20/2019
TrustBelt: Why a U.S. Recession May Be Farther Away Than You Think: Leading indicators point to continued growth, says Stewart Title economist. 11/20/2019
TrustBelt: How One Major Trade Group is Tackling the Worker Shortage Crisis: ABC of Wisconsin hires a jobs ambassador with a background in state politics and skilled trades advocacy. 11/20/2019
TrustBelt: A Thanksgiving Lesson: Finding the True Meaning of Thanksgiving on a Rain-Soaked Highway 11/20/2019
Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Launch Minnesota Helps Startups Grow 11/15/2019
Deed Perspective: Minnesota Momentum: Progress in innovation leads to business investment and job creation. 11/15/2019
Retail Development: Can Developers Breathe New Life into Dead Malls?: Retail experts share their prescription for curing dying properties. 10/30/2019
Project Focus: Quantifying the Impact of Foxconn: Taiwanese electronics manufacturer is already reshaping the landscape of 2 states. 10/30/2019
Sports and Development: Banking on the Business of Sports: From the Green Bay Packers to the 2020 Ryder Cup, Northeast Wisconsin seeks big wins on and off the field. 10/30/2019
Idaho: From Moscow With Love: How a location data firm found its new HQ in its hometown. 10/21/2019
Upper Midwest: 3 Cities Bucking the Tide of Midwest Talent and Population Loss: Where jobs and people are growing, you’ll find 7 things these locations have in common. 10/14/2019
Lufkin, Texas: The Best of Both Worlds: Lufkin offers BIG-CITY amenities in a SMALL-TOWN package. 10/7/2019
TrustBelt: How Not to Mess Up a Site Selection Deal: Prominent consultants give frank advice to communities at TrustBelt. 9/27/2019
TrustBelt: Help Wanted - Workers Who Speak Robot: As investment in automation accelerates, workforce training programs must keep up. 9/27/2019
World Wide Technology: No Tech Bubble Here - WWT Bets Big on Edwardsville: Fast-rising supply chain solutions provider investing $115M in SW Illinois. 9/17/2019
Intersect Illinois Interview: Bringing Illinois to the World: State leaders hit the road to be  globetrotting messengers of commerce. 9/17/2019
Northwest Ohio: Logistics Park Expedites Midwest Supply Chains: NorthPoint teams up with JLL, CSX and BNSF to deliver an industrial game changer. 9/16/2019
TrustBelt: At the Edge of Disorder: Zeihan: The old world order is gone, but the U.S. is still the dominant force. 8/28/2019
TrustBelt: How Louisville Competes for Talent in the Med-Tech Space: When you think of the big biotech hubs in the U.S., which cities first come to mind? 8/28/2019
TrustBelt: How Millennials Are Changing the World of Work: Want your company to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace? Throw away every stereotype you have about millennials. 8/28/2019
Rocky Mountain States: The Race Is On To Go Renewable: Giant multinationals see a green future in the Rocky Mountain West. 8/22/2019
Wisconsin: Mining Talent in Milwaukee: Komatsu plans transformational HQ campus in lagging Harbor District. 8/15/2019
Pflugerville, Texas: Building for the Pfuture: A national construction firm brings its HQ and a whole lot more to Pflugerville. 7/25/2019
Advanced Manufacturing: The Way We Were - Lessons from Manufacturing’s Front Lines: Shifting map of America’s factory belt highlights migration pattern of good jobs. 7/25/2019
TrustBelt: Minnesota Creates Launchpad for Growing Startups: Entrepreneurs to get a helping hand from the state under new initiative. 7/24/2019
TrustBelt: Green Bay Takes the Lambeau Leap into Entrepreneurism: Titletown Tech, joint venture of Packers and Microsoft, is a first for Wisconsin. 7/24/2019
Infrastructure & Logistics: The Logistics Capital of the West: Colorado continually invests into the infrastructure of its transportation network. 7/19/2019
Interview with the Governor: Building a Sustainable Future: Gov. Polis takes bold steps to ensure long-term prosperity for Colorado. 7/19/2019
Automotive Industry: Reaching a Higher Gear: Advanced transportation R&D propels California into a new state of mobility. 7/12/2019
Incentives: How California Competes: Generous incentives help  fuel the innovation coming out  of Golden State firms. 7/12/2019
Business Climate Overview: The Golden Touch: The promise of prosperity - why companies continue to invest in California. 7/12/2019
Online Insider: Tennessee Two-Step: How a global auto giant and a Bay Area fintech firm fell in love with the Nashville region. 7/1/2019
TrustBelt: Midwest Needs More Metros That Support Young Tech Firms: Study by Walton Family Foundation finds Heartland missing out on economic dynamism. 6/26/2019
TrustBelt: Playing Long Ball in Central Ohio: 4 Projects Bring 335 Jobs to Columbus Region 6/26/2019
TrustBelt: Ten Reasons to Visit Louisville for TrustBelt 2019: Still looking for a reason to attend the 2019 TrustBelt Corporates & Consultants Forum being held August 19-21 in Louisville, Kentucky? Here are 10. 6/26/2019
Hoosier Energy: Around the World in 59 Counties: How Hoosier Energy built a network of FDI projects in 2 states 6/20/2019
Hobby Area District: Houston, We Have a Solution: Businesses needing access to the airport and Gulf ports increasingly call Hobby home. 6/17/2019
Tilman Fertitta Interview: Rocketing to the Top: Tilman Fertitta, owner of Houston Rockets, credits Texas for his business success. 6/6/2019
Vicki Hollub Interview: Staying Power: Occidental CEO Hollub describes how her global firm is built for the long haul. 6/6/2019
Growth Drivers: An Energized Economy Keeps Humming Along: Since 2008, Texas has led the nation with a total of 6,415 corporate real estate projects that meet the criteria for inclusion in the Conway Projects Database 6/6/2019
Consumers Energy: Saving Energy, Saving Lives: Innovative Consumers Energy program helps life-science cluster thrive in Michigan. 6/6/2019
Kentucky: Forging a New Economy: Primary metal plant investments are reshaping Kentucky’s future. 6/6/2019
Florida: The Startup Sandbox: Beaches aren’t the only draw for entrepreneurs in the Sunshine State. 5/30/2019
TrustBelt: Project Activity Climbs 32% in Pittsburgh: Total capital investment dips, but jobs rise 56% in 10-county region. 5/29/2019
TrustBelt: Toledo, Des Moines Rank Among National Leaders in Opportunity Jobs: Employers needing to find workers for middle-skill jobs are increasingly turning to metro areas in the Midwestern U.S. 5/29/2019
Ohio: Why Ohio is Losing the Trade War: The impact of trade tariffs is being debated in many corners, but a team of researchers has found evidence that Ohio is bearing the brunt of the backlash. 5/28/2019
Online Insider: The Golf Shot Heard ‘Round the World: How Frisco beat out 200-plus cities to land a crown jewel of sports. 5/16/2019
North American Automotive: Big Dreams Fuel Big Rigs: How a North Carolina county weathered the recession to emerge as a truck-making leader. 5/9/2019
Business Climate Overview: Welcome to the $50-Billion Region: With $50 billion in capital investment since 2010, the Corpus Christi region ranks as one of the largest industrial and energy-related project magnets in the world. 4/26/2019
Will TrustBelt Land Fisker Auto Plant?: Electric car maker says sites in 11 states being considered for large factory investment. 4/24/2019
A Frank Discussion on Cleveland: This month, we introduce a new TrustBelt Report feature called From the Mailbag. 4/24/2019
Online Insider: A Lasting Impression - 7 Things I Learned in Sarasota County, Florida: What do a new baseball stadium, the Fountain of Youth and the Ringling Brothers have in common? If you answered the Florida Gulf Coast, you’d be right. 4/4/2019
Salt River Project: SRP Focuses on the Future: Electric utility engineers a more sustainable future for Arizona. 4/1/2019
Indiana: Go Small or Go Home: You don’t have to be a juggernaut to make it big in the Hoosier State. 4/1/2019
New York: Why Investors Pick New York - Talent: New York is the ideal location for innovative companies that are forward-thinking and poised to grow quickly. 3/28/2019
Aerospace Industry: An International Flight Plan: Exports to global markets fuel a surge in Kentucky's aerospace sector. 3/26/2019
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Small Towns: Making it big in rural America requires paying attention to the little things. 3/20/2019
Why Ohio is Losing the Trade War: The impact of trade tariffs is being debated in many corners, but a team of researchers has found evidence that Ohio is bearing the brunt of the backlash. 3/20/2019
Women-Owned Businesses Making Gains in the TrustBelt: Female entrepreneurship is making solid gains across the country, with a notable surge in women-led startups taking place in the Midwest. 3/20/2019
Macomb County Near Detroit Leads Nation in Manufacturing Job Growth: A Michigan County known for its strength in the automotive sector has posted the country’s largest gain in manufacturing jobs over an 18-month period. 2/27/2019
Outdoor Recreation: Tested in Idaho: Outdoor enthusiasts trek to Idaho for the fun, stay for the business. 2/26/2019
Team Idaho: Moving at the Speed of Business: Recent projects attest that ‘rapid response’ is not just a catch phrase in Idaho. 2/26/2019
Online Insider: The Five Key Mistakes Amazon Made: While some have gleefully heaped criticism on New York over the demise of the Amazon HQ2 deal on Long Island, the world’s largest Everything Store might consider something new. 2/21/2019
Sidney's Second Act - The Rebuilding of a Company Town: Toronto-based MMP is latest firm to cast vote in favor of Nebraska city’s revival. 1/30/2019
Tennessee: The Waiting Game Is Over: How Amazon’s Nashville pick ended a lot of anticipation in Tennessee. 1/28/2019
Pflugerville, Texas: The Pfab Pfour: How a quartet of leaders is transforming Pflugerville into an economic juggernaut. 1/21/2019
Site Selectors Survey - Amazon HQ2 - The Roundtable: Post-Amazon World — Say Goodbye to Public Auctions: Site consultants use TrustBelt to call for better economic development practices. 1/17/2019
Florida: Mind Games: How Florida uses university-employer alliances to reshape the workforce. 1/14/2019
Site Selectors Survey - Amazon HQ2 - The Process: Eastern Promises: How Amazon turned the world upside down to deliver HQ2 packages to New York and Virginia. 1/10/2019
Site Selectors Survey - Amazon HQ2 - The Survey: Show Me The Workforce: Site Selectors say job skillsets are the driving factor in location decisions. 1/7/2019
Site Selectors - It’s Time for Midwest Communities to Change: If the Midwest needed a wake-up call, it was delivered in a big way on Nov. 26 when General Motors announced that it would schedule five automotive plants for closure. 12/19/2018
Beware of Black Swans & Golden Geese: ' We Are Almost at a Tipping Point' 12/19/2018
Why the Next Silicon Valley Will Be Borderless: Rather than try to build the next Silicon Valley, why don’t you try to create something better? 12/19/2018
Bourbon, Bats and Business - The Louisville You Don’t Know: Multi-dimensional Kentucky city to host TrustBelt in August 2019. 11/28/2018
Ten Things I Learned at TrustBelt: A parade of distinguished speakers and panelists reinforced the notion that how we build our companies and our cities is changing as rapidly as the modes of transportation we use. 11/28/2018
Putting Drivers into Park: How Autonomous Vehicles Will Change Our World 11/28/2018
Nebraska: Why Facebook Friended Nebraska: An ‘incredibly complicated process’ led the world’s largest social media company to connect in Greater Omaha. 11/26/2018
Banking, Finance & Insurance: Banking on Minnesota: From large firms to FinTech startups, the smart bet is on financial services talent in the North Star State. 11/20/2018
Smart Region Initiative: Get Smart: What’s smart about connecting talent, innovation, technology, education and government? Everything. 11/20/2018
Business Climate Overview: Why Businesses are Choosing Greater Phoenix: A pro-business climate, highly educated workforce and reasonable costs serve as magnets. 11/19/2018
Interconnected Industries: Where Problem-Solvers Unite: It’s no accident that Minnesotans regularly produce life-changing inventions. 11/16/2018
Columbus Ohio: A Powerhouse of Progress: How the capital region of Ohio put together a record-setting decade. 11/15/2018
Virginia: Cashing in Their Chips: How Micron chose Virginia for a $3-billion semiconductor project after a global search. 11/15/2018
How Pittsburgh Wrote the Book for TrustBelt Turnaround: Former Mayor Tom Murphy urges civic leaders to exit their comfort zone and embrace urban renewal. 10/30/2018
Smart Mobility: Driver Not Needed: How Torc Robotics engineered a leading position in self-driving vehicle tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. 10/11/2018
Upper Midwest: Cementing a Legacy: Lehigh Hanson expands upon a century of work in Indiana. 10/8/2018
Sidney's Silver Lining Playbook: Global tech services provider bringing 200 jobs to former Cabela’s HQ facility in rural Nebraska. 9/26/2018
How the Detroit Tigers Hit a Grand Slam in Loyalty: What do baseball, Michigan and a second-tier city in Florida have in common? 9/26/2018
Junction City, Kansas: The Center of Attention: Junction City attracts global businesses seeking access to labor and growing markets. 9/24/2018
Logistics: Yes, Virginia, Publix is Betting on You Too: The supermarket chain’s inexorable march north includes a $300-million investment in Greensboro, North Carolina. 9/20/2018
San Bernardino County, California: When the World Takes Notice: Access to markets, skilled workers lures foreign firms to San Bernardino County. 9/13/2018
Business Climate Overview: The Crossroads of Commerce: Many factors go into Illinois’ position of global leadership. 9/10/2018
Cover Story: World Changers: Illinois is North America’s undisputed leader in FDI. 9/7/2018
Mixed-Use Development: Take Me Out to the Mixed-Use Development: Will diamonds turn into gold in Tampa, Lakeland and North Port? MLB teams think so. 8/30/2018
Chicago Again Tops Green Building Adoption Index: A TrustBelt city that has been ranked No. 1 in the fifth annual U.S. Green Building Adoption Index 8/29/2018
Ford & Fisker Bring the Muscle to TrustBelt: Who doesn’t like a good muscle car? When you think of fast cars, two names that first come to mind are Ford and Fisker. 8/29/2018
Business Climate Overview: Kansas' Secret Weapon - Its People: Do the math, and one factor trumps all: the workforce of Kansas. 8/24/2018
Interview with Governor Asa Hutchinson: The CEO Who Runs Arkansas Like a Business: Gov. Asa Hutchinson, the Chief Economic Officer, wasted little time in setting the tone at the top. 7/25/2018
Good Times Predicted for a Manufacturing-Backed Economy: Manufacturing is making a huge comeback in America and is propelling the nation toward its longest economic expansion since World War II. 7/25/2018
Ford Fuels Detroit Resurgence: Train station project will be catalyst for urban renewal. 7/25/2018
Pflugerville, Texas: The 3D City: How an upstart Austin suburb became a magnet for additive manufacturing. 7/23/2018
Joplin Profile: Joplin - A Portrait in Resilience: Joplin is more than back. It is better than ever. 7/20/2018
Jefferson City Profile: Jefferson City - America’s Most Beautiful Small Town: Rand McNally reports that Jefferson City, the capital of Missouri, holds the title of America’s Most Beautiful Small Town. 7/20/2018
Kansas City Profile: Kansas City - Where Talent Wants to Go: Kansas City is not just the largest city in Missouri; it’s one of the most vital economic hubs in the center of the country. 7/20/2018
Hannibal/Kirksville Profile: Hannibal - America's Hometown — Kirksville - Smartest City in Rural America: They don’t call Kirksville the “Smartest City in Rural America” without reason. 7/20/2018
Cape Girardeau Profile: Coming Up Roses in Southeast Missouri: Cape Girardeau came to be known as The City of Roses when a popular 9-mile stretch of road through town was once lined with dozens of rose bushes. 7/20/2018
KC Auto Corridor: Faurecia Joins KC Auto Corridor: The Kansas City automotive corridor has grown even larger when Faurecia announced it would build a $60-million plant in Blue Springs. 7/20/2018
Columbia Region Profile: Town & Gown Fuels Columbia's Mission: When you are the host city to the state’s flagship university, employers tend to pay close attention to your labor pool. 7/19/2018
Incentives: Incentives Make Expanding in Missouri Easier: Competitive programs, low taxes, give the Show Me State an edge. 7/18/2018
Tax Reform & Tax Policy: Show Me the Tax Cuts: Missouri slashes business tax rates to improve its competitive position. 7/18/2018
Interview with Rob Dixon: How to Build a Better Business Climate: Dixon: Cut red tape, streamline regulations, lower taxes, fund innovation and train workers. 7/18/2018
Business Climate Overview: Business Climate Innovators: Missouri’s elected leadership and economic development team are not content with high rankings. 7/10/2018
San Bernardino County, California: Workforce Magicians: Animatronics firm selects site in San Bernardino County, where talent development is job one. 7/9/2018
Montana: There’s Bitcoin Gold in Them Thar Hills: Cryptocurrency miners reveal the site selection process that led them to Montana. 7/5/2018
Business Climate Overview: Utah - The Best State for Business: A concerted approach to pro-growth policy has made Utah into an economic force. 6/29/2018
TrustBelt: Economist - Barriers to Trade and Immigration Hurt Rural Communities in U.S.: The Midwest will suffer if proposed U.S. trade barriers with other nations remain in place for long. 6/27/2018
TrustBelt: Foxconn Picks Milwaukee for North American Headquarters: The Badger State struck gold again when Foxconn announced it would place its North American headquarters in Milwaukee. 6/27/2018
Missouri Momentum: Momentum in Missouri: It’s amazing what a difference three days can make. 6/15/2018
Georgia: Global Insurer Opens New Tech Support Center in Duluth, Georgia: Assurant leaders say they’ve found a smart home from which to support the smart-device needs of the company’s 200 million customers. 6/7/2018
Virginia: What America Can Learn from Lynchburg, Virginia: This south central Virginia city did not set out to become a model for regional rebirth, but things changed. 5/31/2018
Interview with Drayton McLane: From the Temple to the Top: How Drayton McLane built a Texas empire that touches the world. 5/30/2018
Cybercrime - Just how bad is it going to get?: It’s not just about the money, says expert; it’s about regime change and altering the story. 5/30/2018
The Scoop on Toyota-Mazda's Drive to Alabama: Session at IAMC reveals how a $1.6-billion deal came together. 5/30/2018
Consumers Energy: Energizing Flint: Historic partnerships fuel renewed investment into Vehicle City. 5/29/2018
Florida: The Florida Less Traveled: Sometimes you have to get off the beaten path to find the hidden gems. 5/14/2018
Florida: Wake-Up Call Delivered: Wildlight development means rural Nassau County may be sleepy no more. 5/11/2018
Iowa: Land Ho!: Iowa launches a certified sites program that’s landing big projects. 5/10/2018
TrustBelt Comes Full Circle: Detroit will host 2018 TrustBelt Conference this fall. 4/25/2018
Rural Economic Development: Not Going Sideways: Cal Coastal lends a helping hand to promising ventures in rural California. 4/10/2018
Technology & Innovation: Imprinting the Future: From 3D printers to innovative startups, California is changing the world and its economy. 4/10/2018
Recipe for Midwest Turnaround Includes More People: Experts point to multiple factors behind region’s declining in-migration numbers. 3/23/2018
Southwest Louisiana: Out in Front and Not Looking Back: Southwest Louisiana continues to improve a business climate that is already a national leader. 3/22/2018
Life After Cabela’s: How Sidney Plans to Rebuild its Economy 3/20/2018
Dynamic Duo Interview: Two Heads Are Better Than One: When Terry Gill and Vivek Sarin get together, the winners are businesses that want to thrive in Kentucky. 3/19/2018
Billion Dollar Club: Kentucky Welcomes Big Three's Big Plans: Amazon, Braidy and Toyota take the state by storm with billion-dollar-plus deals. 3/19/2018
San Bernardino County, California: Peak Performance: High-tech firms striving for growth in California scale new heights in San Bernardino County. 3/15/2018
New Mexico: ‘Mind-Blowing’ Progress: Meow Wolf grows from humble origins in Santa Fe to a global phenomenon. 3/15/2018
FirstEnergy Corp.: An Electric Lifeline for Manufacturers: FirstEnergy helps industrial customers take advantage of a huge gas play in the tri-state region. 2/15/2018
San Bernardino County, California: How to Future-Proof Your Workforce: Employers partner with schools to provide career training via apprenticeships, internships and incubators in San Bernardino County. 2/8/2018
Sidney's Next Saga: Finding Jobs to Replace Those Lost to Cabela’s-Bass Pro Merger 2/7/2018
Pilot Flying J: Shifting into High Gear: Pilot Flying J has a new driver at the wheel. 2/5/2018
Oak Ridge National Laboratory: The Power to Make a Difference: At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the scientific research horsepower is second to none. 2/5/2018
DENSO: Gear Shifters: DENSO expansion deals prove ‘transformative’ for Blount County. 2/5/2018
Pflugerville, Texas: Speed Racers: Business execs in Austin area say that if you want to grow fast, exit at Pflugerville. 2/1/2018
Site Selectors Survey: More Than Some Like It Hot: ‘We gotta go where it’s warm,’ say respondents in annual Site Selectors Survey. 1/4/2018
Wyoming: Eclipsing the Mark: A rare solar event shines a bright light on what’s happening in Wyoming. 12/21/2017
Northwest Ohio: What's for Dinner?: In Northwest Ohio, certified sites cook up a recipe for food plant investment. 12/21/2017
Southwest: The Next Car Capital of America?: The Desert Southwest is blooming with firms putting driverless cars on the road. 12/14/2017
McPherson, Kansas: An Electric Atmosphere: Low energy costs, manufacturing legacy combine to form the industrial hub of the Great Plains. 12/14/2017
Wisconsin: A Year of High Definition: Factory fever breaks out all over in a record-setting year for Wisconsin. 11/30/2017
Energy and Natural Resources: All of the Above:Responsible stewardship and progressive goals characterize Colorado’s energy scene. 11/28/2017
Interview with the Governor: Making the Business Case for Colorado: Gov. Hickenlooper brings his private enterprise background to state government as he builds a climate attractive to commerce. 11/28/2017
Amazon HQ2: Welcome to the Amazon Games: Hear an echo? That’s the world’s largest e-commerce company doing to economic development what it did to shopping malls. 11/2/2017
Shale: Energizing Ohio: With the largest natural gas deposit in the U.S., Ohio’s energy sector is fueling an economic resurgence. 10/24/2017
California: Want to Grow Fast? California Wants You: From American-born Tesla to Chinese ventures, GO-Biz rolls out the welcome mat and opens the bank to fund deals that lead to a sustainable future. 10/12/2017
California: The Race to Zero: California banks on the fortunes of an autonomous, zero-emission, all-electric vehicle future. 10/5/2017
Interconnectedness: America's Logistics Hub: For companies that need to move goods to market, Illinois offers unmatched connectivity. 9/15/2017
San Bernardino County California: Golden State County Goes Green: High-tech recycling firms choose San Bernardino County as their home base. 9/14/2017
Upper Midwest: Bagging the Big One: How Wisconsin Landed Foxconn 9/7/2017
Salt River Project: The Power to Change: Salt River Project is turning the Arizona desert into an oasis of high-end data centers. 8/21/2017
Industry 4.0: Leading the Fourth Wave: Greater Phoenix takes the lead in the growing Internet of Things industry. 8/21/2017
Flint & Genesee County, Michigan: Talent, Infrastructure Fuel the Rebirth of Flint: Galvanized by crisis, community leaders embark on a mission to bring Genesee County back to its roots as a hub for innovation. 7/27/2017
Kansas Business Climate Overview: State of Steel: The strong business climate in Kansas makes the state a hero in the heartland. 7/20/2017
Indiana: Indiana Claims Factory Belt Title: Manufacturing production has been growing in Indiana at four times the national average since 2000, a new study from Ball State University shows. 7/20/2017
Iowa: How to Make $3 Billion: Iowa says it has the blueprint, and it’s in advanced manufacturing. 7/13/2017
Regional Growth Partnership: Hungry for More: By adding certified sites to the mix, Northwest Ohio looks to build on an already robust supply chain in agribusiness. 6/8/2017
Consumers Energy: Turning the Switch On: Consumers Energy delivers creative solutions to complex industrial challenges. 6/1/2017
Kentucky:Amazon Delivers $1.5-Billion Package to Kentucky: Business climate improvements, incentives and an accommodating airport add up to a prized delivery for the Bluegrass State. 5/25/2017
Quality of Life: Why Texans Are Living Bigger & Better Than Ever: In August 2016, Business Insider ranked the top American cities with the best quality of life. The state with the most cities in the top 25 was Texas. 5/17/2017
Business Climate Overview: Texas Sets the Standard for Business Performance: Businesses that want to grow fast choose Texas. 5/17/2017
FDI & Exports:A Window to the World: From 2011 to 2016, more than 1,441 foreign direct investment projects made their way to Texas, translating into the creation of $212 billion in capital investment. 5/17/2017
Bragging Rights:‘We’re No.1!’: In Texas, finishing in first place is not just an annual occurrence. When it comes to measurable economic development performance, it’s a way of life. 5/17/2017
Secretary of State Interview: Flexing Global Muscle: Organizing trade missions to Asia and setting up rural economic development programs around Texas are all just part of a normal day’s work for Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos. 5/17/2017
Texas Governor Interview: 5-Time Champ Wants More:When your state has won the Site Selection Governor’s Cup award five years running, what do you do for an encore? When you’re Texas Gov. Greg Abbot, you put the pedal to the metal and push for more. 5/17/2017
Composites Coalition: The Building Blocks of the Future: Unique resources make Innovation Valley the new Composites Coalition. 4/14/2017
Knoxville's Urban Wilderness: Urban Wilderness Packs Economic Punch: Knoxville’s outdoor amenities lure recreational enthusiasts and the firms that cater to them. 4/14/2017
Mayoral Interviews: Leading by Example: The mayors of Knoxville and Knox County  show what can happen when political leaders  unite for a common cause. 4/14/2017
Business Climate Overview: Records Made to Be Broken: In Innovation Valley, setting new benchmarks of economic performance is a way of life. 4/10/2017
Southwest Louisiana: The $117 Billion Region: ‘Big’ is a relative term in Southwest Louisiana, as industrial plant investors from around the world converge on a 5-parish area rich in resources and infrastructure. 3/23/2017
Online Insider: A Whole New Ballgame: New stadiums have the Atlanta Braves on the upswing. 3/23/2017
Florida: Rise of the Millennial CEO: Forget talent attraction strategies; these young and energetic leaders are transforming metro area economies in Florida. 3/16/2017
Wisconsin: The Math Adds Up Here: In the Madison Region, computer and life science skills form the foundation of a globally competitive cluster in biotech and healthcare IT. 3/16/2017
Cover Story: Ready for Prime Time:Amazon’s $1.5B investment in Northern Kentucky is the latest sign that business climate improvements are paying big dividends in the Bluegrass State. 3/9/2017
San Bernardino County, California: A Master Class in Manufacturing: InTech closes the skills gaps by delivering the training that workers in advanced manufacturing need. 3/9/2017
Flint & Genesee County, Michigan: Workers Revive Flint Economy: Automotive industry firms build advanced manufacturing plants in Vehicle City. 2/16/2017
San Bernardino County, California: The Freedom to Fly: ‘Local control’ proves to be an important milestone for Ontario International Airport and San Bernardino County, California. 2/2/2017
Site Selectors Survey: Ohio, Indiana Flex Muscle: Pro-business measures are paying off in the former Rust Belt. 1/19/2017
Interview with the Governor: The  Big Leap  Forward: How Gov. Phil Bryant moved the Mississippi economy to unprecedented heights. 1/6/2017
Business Climate Overview: Playing by New Rules: Thanks to strong leadership at the highest level, Mississippi enjoys its most competitive business position ever. 1/6/2017
Online Insider: 10 Things I Learned in Tampa: Look beyond the Florida city's warm water and palm trees and you’ll find a growing hub of young talent and ambitious leaders 1/5/2017
Rexburg Idaho: The Millennial Hot Spot of Idaho: Innovative firms find motivated, highly educated workers in this rapidly growing college town. 12/20/2016
Business Climate Overview: A Hidden Gem Is Discovered: The Idaho economic turnaround story may have been a while in the making, but it was no accident. 12/19/2016
Interview with the Governor: Idaho’s Number One Change Agent: Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter set out a decade ago to make Idaho a more business-friendly state. In this interview, he explains how he did it. 12/19/2016
Cover Story: Tied to the Land: From Simplot to Albertsons, Idaho’s economic future is linked with its rich past. 12/19/2016
Nebraska: Keep on Truckin’: Werner Enterprises invests for the long haul in Nebraska. 12/15/2016
City Spotlight - Redlands: 'A Place Where Tradition and Innovation Thrive': From Victorian mansions to a world-class technology firm, this Southern California city defies stereotypes as it embarks on sustainable growth. 11/11/2016
Testimonials: Why We're Here: From the Lips of California Execs 11/11/2016
Autonomous Vehicles: Meet the New Motor City: Just as the Big Three built Detroit,  21st century companies like Tesla, Google, Apple and Uber are building the new ‘motor city’ in California. 11/11/2016
Interview with Panorea Avdis: $12 Billion and Counting: As California Competes, Tax Credit recipients launch record-setting investments in the Golden State. GO-Biz Director Avdis paints a picture of transformation. 11/11/2016
Columbus Ohio: Rx for Healthcare IT - Columbus: The Columbus Region is becoming a national hub for healthcare IT innovation. 11/10/2016
Allen, Texas: Tech Talent Thrives in Allen:Technology companies thrive in North Dallas community that has been growing up with them. 10/6/2016
Plastics & Chemicals: The Rich Get Richer: Texas, Louisiana clean up in plastics and chemicals projects; now they’re poised to do it again. 9/29/2016
North Carolina: When Second Place Is Not Good Enough: North Carolina takes a bold and aggressive step to ramp up its competitive position. 9/22/2016
Columbus Ohio: Columbus Tech Masters Change the Retail Game: From Jifiti to Chute Gerdeman, the new wizards of retail call Ohio’s capital region home. 9/22/2016
San Bernardino County, California: Industrial Demand Skyrockets In San Bernardino County: Fortune 500 firms find fertile ground for maximizing growth in Southern California’s new golden market. 9/15/2016
Cover Story: The Ultimate Ground Game: How Ohio followed a fundamental plan to build a true macropolitan economy. 8/31/2016
Oklahoma: Tax Reformer Pilots Oklahoma to New Heights: Gov. Fallin’s policies create the sixth-lowest tax burden in the nation; investors take notice. 8/25/2016
Consultants Roundtable: Learning from the Masters: Business and community leaders pick the brains of leading site consultants at the World Forum for FDI. 8/11/2016
Wichita Falls Texas: A Rush of Talent: How Wichita Falls is winning the race for  high-tech facility expansions. 8/8/2016
Allen Texas: The Allen Growth Curve: Technology companies thrive in North Dallas community that has been growing up with them. 8/8/2016
Pharma: A British pharmaceutical firm finds the perfect fit amid the 'rising talent pool' in Berwyn, Pennsylvania.: In October 2014, UK-based Vernalis Therapeutics Inc. established its first-ever US base in Berwyn in Ches 8/5/2016
Online Insider: Are You Building a Place That Attracts Top Talent?: Would you want to work for you? 7/28/2016
Online Insider: Fixing the Talent Shortage: What are innovative firms doing to fill the gaps in a STEM-based workforce? 7/28/2016
EASTMAN BUSINESS PARK, ROCHESTER, NEW YORK: Gen X Meets Agri-Business: At Eastman Business Park, innovative firms put a new twist on edible delights. 7/21/2016
TrustBelt: How the Heartland Became A Tale Of Two Midwests: Economist Ned Hill handicaps the TrustBelt and gives frank advice to site selectors and communities. 7/14/2016
Interview with the Governor: 'Relentlessly Focused on the Colorado Economy': Gov. Hickenlooper follows the Colorado Blueprint to help businesses grow. 7/12/2016
Cover Story: Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs: How robots and automation are disrupting virtually every industry, its workers and site selection. 7/7/2016
Columbus Ohio: ‘We Figure Out How To Make Things Better’: The Columbus Region’s expanding manufacturers laud the ingenuity and resilience of the Central Ohio workforce. 6/30/2016
Medical Devices: How a Medical Device Maker Picked its Spot: A maker of respiratory products expands in the Keystone State following a merger. 6/17/2016
MG Development: Gateway to America: A French medical device firm taps Pittsburgh for its North American headquarters. 5/31/2016
University City Science Center: When Economic Development Is a Science: vision that began 53 years ago has blossomed into a science-based economic juggernaut. 5/31/2016
Online Insider: Developing Recession-Proof Industries: Experts offer examples from around the world as models for hedging against the next downturn. 5/26/2016
Greater Philadelphia Pennsylvania: A Region of Firsts: Greater Philadelphia leverages its historic position as a global leader in life sciences. 5/26/2016
Corporate Headquarters: In Their Own Words: Corporate executives dish on the factors that swayed them to locate HQ projects in Texas. 5/19/2016
Alternative Energy: Early Bird: The Texas tapestry of renewable power is richer than you think. 5/19/2016
Ohio: What Is Ohio?: From grilled cheese to Craigslist, Ohioans are changing the way we interact with the world. 5/19/2016
Interview with TexasOne: Building On a Platform of Success: Texas adopts a plan to keep raising the bar on economic development achievement. 5/18/2016
Water & Energy: Water, Water Everywhere:If people think that the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, will wake up the industrialized world to finally solve its pressing water shortage and treatment crises, they are sorely mistaken. 5/13/2016
World Forum on FDI 2016: The Robots Are Coming: A sense of loss is about to be felt across the global economy due to job displacement caused by software and automation 5/12/2016
Gwinnett County, Georgia: Leveling the Field: Gwinnett County in metro Atlanta emerges as major player in growing high-tech industries. 3/31/2016
Southwest Louisiana: Air Supremacy: Driven by accelerating military work, the aviation sector soars to new heights in Southwest Louisiana. 3/17/2016
San Bernardino County, California: On Track: Logistics infrastructure makes San Bernardino County a manufacturer’s dream. 3/10/2016
Top Micropolitans of 2015: The Findlay Formula: Talk to enough business leaders in Findlay, and you’ll learn why this northwestern Ohio community is racking up the awards for economic development achievement. 3/3/2016
Michigan: Pyramid Power: A real estate deal was the precursor to Switch’s $5-billion investment in the Grand Rapids area. 1/28/2016
Greater Sacramento: Front Door to The Silicon Valley: The ‘Sustainability Corridor’ of Greater Sacramento provides the highly skilled talent coveted by Apple, Oracle, HP, Intel and other tier-one employers in Northern California. 1/21/2016
Online Insider: Utah Finds Gold in Steel: Pacific Steel & Recycling brings a prized investment project to the Ogden area. 1/21/2016
Greater Philadelphia: Eyes On The Prize: How Greater Philadelphia is positioning itself to become the next global energy hub. 1/14/2016
Talent Pipeline Development: Piping Hot Talent: OSUIT prepares Oklahoma’s students for lucrative careers in energy-related fields. 1/8/2016
Indiana: Indiana Gives Hoist a Lift: Incentives, lower taxes and cheaper insurance add up to new home for a forklift manufacturer. 12/10/2015
Aerospace: To the Moon and Back: Aerospace, defense and homeland security firms reach for the stars in the Golden State. 11/30/2015
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Q&A: King of the Hill: How Mayor Johnson is turning big wins into big momentum for Sacramento. 11/13/2015
Pittsburgh Region: The Magnet for Manufacturing: The Pittsburgh region comes full circle, adding depth and breadth to its rich history as America’s factory. 11/11/2015
Farm, Food & Feed: Top of the Heap: When it comes to agricultural production, the Golden State shines. 11/3/2015
Business Climate Overview: The Purpose-Driven State: California gets intentional about its approach to economic development. 11/3/2015
Online Insider: Don’t Cry for Me: Despite losing ConAgra to Chicago, optimism remains high in Nebraska’s largest city. 10/29/2015
Online Insider: The $5-Billion Mile:For sports magnates, everything’s bigger in Frisco, Texas. 10/15/2015
The Midwest: Thirsty for More: The improving Midwest business climate lures corporate facility deals and the investors who back them. 10/15/2015
California: The Green Machine.: How California is using renewable energy and other sustainable practices to grow its economy. 9/17/2015
San Bernardino: From the Small Screen To the Big Box: Online orders boost need for e-commerce retailers to expand their West Coast presence. 9/17/2015
Oklahoma: The New Land Rush: A retooled approach to business development and renewed investment into infrastructure are winning corporate facility projects in Oklahoma. 8/27/2015
Regional Development: Linking Communities: How economically connected regions lead to growing industry clusters. 8/26/2015
Online Insider: Finding the Sweet Spot: A wave of capital investment transforms Sugarloaf Corridor in Gwinnett County, Ga. 8/20/2015
New Jersey: Welcoming the World: New Jersey capitalizes on unprecedented wave of corporate headquarters mobility, especially among multinational firms. 7/30/2015
Regional Collaboration: Tinkering With a Master Plan: How regional collaborations have led to continued success. 7/29/2015
Michigan: A Comeback In the Making:Michigan retools its economic development strategy to make talent development job one. 7/23/2015
Interview with Deby Snodgrass: A Vision for Talent: Oklahoma - The State of Success 7/6/2015
Regional Partnerships: Regional Rigor 6/15/2015
Interview with Gov Scott Walker: Governor Walker - ‘Businesses Know We Fulfill Our Promises’: Wisconsin’s governor says pro-business reforms have paid off handsomely for the state. 6/15/2015
Interview With Texas Gov Greg Abbott: The Fight Begins 5/13/2015
Business Climate Overview: Poised for Growth: Oklahoma - The State of Success 2/12/2015
State Voices: Q&A With Governor Mary Fallin: Oklahoma - The State of Success 2/12/2015
UAS: Blade Runners: Oklahoma - The State of Success 2/12/2015
Business Climate Overview: Opportunity Abundance: Low taxes, high business support, worker training and world-class infrastructure combine to make Mississippi 'a place that makes things.' 1/19/2015
Online Insider: Deal-Making, Texas-Style: A compelling session at IEDC's annual conference sheds light on projects, talent and the vision to develop both. 12/4/2014
Business Climate: The Perfect Climate for Dreamers: Texas rolls out the welcome mat for corporate growth. 11/19/2014
Interview With Gov. Branstad: Gov. Branstad: We Are Lowering Your Tax Bill: Nation's longest-serving governor outlines his plan for improving Iowa's business climate. 11/19/2014
Business Climate Overview: Making the Business Case for Iowa 11/18/2014
Business Climate Overview: A Place Transformed: How Gov. Jerry Brown cultivated a complete turnaround of the California business climate 11/3/2014
Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Start Me Up: From Silicon Valley to San Diego, California leads the world in innovation. 11/3/2014
Business Climate Overview: A Climate for Success: Building on a foundation of innovation, resilience and sound business policies, Oklahoma creates an environment where companies thrive. 10/21/2014
Online Insider: Swinging for the Fences: In a candid talk, Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz shares a vision 48 years in the making. 8/28/2014
Brave New World: Atlanta’s baseball team finds a better deal for its future home in Cobb County. 11/21/2013
Complexity Simplified: A nine-year track record and pipelines to talent help Tampa win a major follow-up investment from DTCC. 8/22/2013
Inside Walmart's 'Buy American' Strategy: The world's largest retailer seeks to jumpstart a major reshoring effort with a pledge to increase purchasing of U.S.-made goods by $50 billion. 7/11/2013
The Anatomy of a Deal: Deconstructing the process that led Hertz to select Southwest Florida for its global headquarters. 5/30/2013
All Business: Inking a deal on a $1-billion NFL stadium is just the beginning for Mayor Kasim Reed in his quest to make Atlanta a "Super City." 5/16/2013
The Rise of Richard Florida - Revisited: Richard Florida reveals that he is not the opponent of suburbia that many make him out to be. 10/11/2012
Jack Lyne: The Standard of a Great Life 12/8/2011
In the Right Direction: “My administration has made it a priority to transform our state’s previously hostile business climate,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tells Site Selection. 7/14/2011
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