We can’t say for sure if the skies are any friendlier, but without a doubt they are less crowded than they used to be, if not with travelers than with aircraft. The decline in domestic flight volume on U.S. airlines raises some interesting questions in the role of airports and site selection for corporate headquarters… Read more:
Where are the strongest economies in the United States? The answers may — or may not — surprise you. According to economic strength rankings released Monday by Policom, the most financially stable metro in the union happens to be none other than the nation’s capital. Find out which other cities made the list… Read more:
They are often called “the young and the restless.” They are the most mobile group of Americans, picking up stakes and moving more frequently than most. And they are the most coveted talent to attract, especially for cities trying to revitalize their cores and pump investment and vitality back into their downtown districts.
College-educated graduates between the ages of 25 and 34 represent the most desired demographic for companies looking to relocate or expand in a particular city. Cities are starting to take notice and are amping up their efforts to compete for this independent-minded crop of young professionals. Read more:
We take this time out from pointing out California’s challenges to pointing out a list on which the Golden State is a clear leader. Forbes.com’s list of America’s Most Promising Companies underscores California’s innovation culture, especially in technology.
Libraries and startup firms — what do they have in common? Not much it might seem at first mention. But these two entities actually do share some significant characteristics. Both are places of revolutionary ideas, intensive research and lifelong learning. On a more tangible level, libraries possess many of the tools today’s entrepreneurs need… Read more:
A major steel project in Coastal Texas, a massive energy project in Kansas and upgrades to two Indiana seed production plants top the week’s job creation and site selection announcements.
In Texas, Voestalpine, Austria’s largest steel maker, has selected a site at the Port Corpus Christi La Quinta Trade gateway over 17 others for a $700 million project… Read more:
Hundreds of new jobs at two insurance and financial services providers and Florida being tabbed for two of a defense company’s centers of excellence top the week’s site location and job creation news… Read more:
Forget red and blue states, the Rust Belt, the Sun Belt and other boundary buzz words used to categorize and define regions across the country. As today’s economy evolves post-recession, it’s creating borders of its own — and these lines don’t necessarily fall into the traditional parameters of the past.
Want a glimpse of where prosperity lies on the economic horizon? Look at job growth, and a picture of four growth corridors starts to materialize… Read more:
Are you living the American Dream? More importantly, do the people in your community think they are? The answer to that question could have an impact on how competitive your community is in attracting new investment.
An interesting new comparative index attempts to quantify which states have created more of the favorable conditions that allow their residents to live the American Dream. And for companies concerned about talent recruitment, retention and productivity, the index offers some insights… Read more
It may have started as a trickle, but the wave of reshoring is picking up momentum as more U.S. manufacturers make the decision bring some or all of their overseas operations back home.
We’ve been tracking this trend at BusinessClimate.com since it first started gaining traction more than a year ago. Just a handful of companies were doing it at the time, including GE in Louisville and Caterpillar in Victoria, Texas, which were the first major corporations to move manufacturing back to U.S. from Asia. Since then, many others have followed suit, especially as labor, fuel and transportation costs continue to mount in lower-wage countries, while real estate and construction costs in the U.S. continue to fall.
Whether it’s places on the map shaded red or blue, foreign-born workers are headed to greener pastures - the places in the United States that are adding jobs. Read more…
Two major reshoring announcements and some big investments from a peanut butter maker top the week’s site selection and job creation news:
It’s back. From a spotlight on prime-time network news to mentions in the recentState of the Union address, Made in America is a catchphrase that is making a comeback. Like U.S. manufacturing itself, it has a new luster, capturing the attention of Americans who see homegrown production as the country’s best hope for revitalizing the economy and putting people back to work. Read more…
California voter approval in November of Proposition 30, an initiative raises sales taxes and boosts income tax rates on individuals making more than $250,000, has triggered highly visible and highly aggressive recruiting efforts to lure companies away from the Golden State. Read more…