September/October 2015 Issue (Volume 48, Number 5)

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Innovation Hubs: Inventing the Future | Seven of nine planned federally funded national manufacturing innovation institutes are getting a head start on tomorrow’s high-growth technologies. It’s got a low cost of living and a business-friendly environment filled with innovators.

Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities – Metro And Global Rankings

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Baton Rouge, LA has had great success in executing its strategy of bringing together business and higher education in innovative public-private partnerships that spur initiatives in new high-growth sectors. Names Innovation Hubs. By Business Facilities Staff.

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Steuben County Economic Development Corporation | Indiana

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Steuben County is a vibrant, innovative community perfectly located in the Midwest. Highways, Railroad and Airport assure excellent connections. Trine University is an asset for businesses, entrepreneurial ideas and growth activities. Read Steuben County Economic Development Corporation | Indiana on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Featured Listings Indiana

A Blueprint For Success In Rural Colorado

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OEDIT is committed to building rural economies through a variety of innovative programs and initiatives,” Copeland said. “We By the BF Staff. From the September/October 2017 Issue.

State Focus – Kansas: The Sunflower State Is Blooming and Booming

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The Innovation Campus at Wichita State is a new and unique partnership that combines the university’s world class aviation research with industry expertise. This railroad system includes the Logistics Park Kansas City intermodal facility located in Edgerton, Kansas.

Industry Focus: Food Processing – The Process Of Consistency

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1,677 miles of class 1 railroads. There also is Arkansas’s state-of-the-art railroad infrastructure comprising three Class I systems: Union Pacific, BNSF Railway and Kansas City Southern Railway. Arkansas also has 22 smaller railroads operating over its more than 2,700 miles of track.

Bootstraps for Building

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For a successful example of this innovative approach, look no further than Allentown, PA. When the industrial revolution unfolded in the 1830s, Allentown became the center of Pennsylvania’s iron industry and a railroad hub.

PSMJ Resources Blog: Managing Risk in Public Works

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Railroads are particularly problematic. Across all of North America railroad permitting is a common challenge. Although the railroads have a process for working with public agencies, these same agencies regardless of whether they are state or local consistently report that railroad coordination takes inordinate time, costs excessively and remains a challenge. If a project requires coordination with a railroad, allow substantial extra time and budget.

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Logistics: On the Road, Water or Rails…or in the Air — AGAIN

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Chicago is the nation’s rail hub that connects six of the seven class one railroads. DuPage County is accessible to the 52 railroads in Illinois, which makes the area the nation’s largest rail gateway, providing access to every state in the continental U.S.

Food Processing: Generating Growth for Good Eats

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its access to highways, water, railroad, and cargo airports has made this region of the United States an ideal location for new businesses to succeed. Preferred often brings popcorn here from Nebraska via the railroad. By the BF Staff From the January/February 2016 Issue.

Business Report: Businesses Are Finding It’s Better In The Bluegrass State

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Kentucky has 2,760 rail miles and is a center for railroad giants: CSX, Canadian National, and Norfolk Southern. By David Serchuk. From the March/April 2014 issue.

Winners in the Next Economy

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The winners in the next economy will be those who innovate in manufacturing, in services and be at the vanguard of the clean revolution.”. A Report from the Mid-South Aerotropolis Conference. By Christina Meek, Greater Memphis Chamber.

Location Focus: Illinois – Trying to Make Headway in Every Way

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Anchored by the privately owned and operated Decatur Rail and Intermodal Logistics Facility located on more than 250 acres, the Midwest Inland Port provides direct access to three Class I railroads (Norfolk Southern, Canadian National and the CSX). By Robert Tilton.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Soaring To New Heights

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A combination of other factors provides an innovative environment for doing business in Louisiana. Adjacent to Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific Railroads and Interstates 20 and 49, companies at AeroPark are strategically located near some of the largest consumer markets in the South.

NOLA Tops Logistics List, San Jose Leading IT Hub In BF’s 2013 Metro Rankings Report

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via a 14,500-mile inland waterway system, six Class One railroads and a nexus of interstate highways, New Orleans is the port of choice for the movement of everything from steel, rubber and manufactured goods to commodities like coffee,” said Editor in Chief Jack Rogers. The Port of New Orleans, at the center of the world’s busiest port complex, took first place in Business Facilities’ Logistics Leaders (Ports) ranking in the magazine’s 2013 Metro Rankings Report.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – Metro And Global Rankings

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Louisiana’s capital has had great success in executing the state’s strategy of bringing together business and higher education in innovative public-private partnerships that spur initiatives in new high-growth sectors. By Business Facilities Staff. From the July/August 2013 issue .

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Business Report: Illinois Leaders Form Non-Profit to Spur Job Creation

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We have among the best assets in the world, including unparalleled access to global markets with our five international airports, seven Class I railroads, the third largest interstate highway system in the country, the third largest intermodal port in the world, and more.

Seven Projects Land Deal of the Year Honorable Mentions

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Rendering of Kaiser Permanente’s National Innovation Center. Under the codename “Project Profile,” KP conducted a wide-ranging site selection search for a new National Innovation Center. By the BF Staff From the January/February 2016 Issue.

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Battle of Bayonne

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” The decision to use a single, innovative, arch-shaped truss to span the Kill Van Kull waterway was inspired in part by its beauty, said chief bridge designer Othmar H. . More than 80 years after it was built, the Bayonne Bridge is about to rise again.

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State Focus: Minnesota’s Formula For Success

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With a wide assortment of talented workers and a rich history of innovation, research and product development, Minneapolis-Saint Paul is home to the United States’ top corporations and a leader in health and life sciences, food and agriculture, technology and financial services.

FEATURE STORY: Racing To Be Ready – U.S. Ports Prepare for Post Panamax Era

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The Port currently has service by two Class I railroads, Norfolk Southern and CSX—both offer double-stack service to critical manufacturing and population centers. This will improve rail service and efficiency and capitalize on the six Class One railroads that service the Port.

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FEATURE STORY: State of the Year – Tennessee

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RTTT is a competitive grant program intended to encourage and reward states that are “creating conditions for innovation and reform.” Establishing and emphasizing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education across the state through the focus of the STEM Innovation Network.

BUSINESS REPORT: Virginia’s High-Tech Economy Keeps Growing

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Virginia offers a talented work force, more than 500,000 students enrolled in over 100 in-state institutions of higher education and easy access to domestic and global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, the Port of Virginia and two of the nation’s largest railroads.

BUSINESS REPORT: Joplin Area Rises From The Rubble And Reaches For New Heights

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O’Brian discussed the innovative approach taken towards recovery. Two Class 1 and one local railroad are important parts of the transportation system. By Jonathan Sanders. From the January/February 2014 issue.

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LOCATION FOCUS: California Dreamin’ – A Rebound Fueled By New Energy

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SMUD: ENERGY INNOVATORS. Since its inception in 1946, the community-owned Sacramento Municipal Utility District—known locally as SMUD—has had as its core values a commitment to innovation, conservation, creativity and service. By Robert Tilton. From the January/February 2013 issue.

LOCATION FOCUS: Texas: Big Heart, Country, Business

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Texas continues to be a leader in jobs, innovation and technological development, thanks in part to investments through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund which have attracted top researchers and cutting edge companies to the state,” said Gov. By Dominique Cantelme.

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LOCATION FOCUS: The Heartland of America Beats Strong

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Illinois rail network offers 52 railroads that provide service to every part of the country and its prime location also makes the state a natural hub for air travel. By Dominique Cantelme. From the September/October 2012 issue.

STATE FOCUS: Lassoing Jobs In Texas

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Texas is investing in its future by offering competitive incentives to companies creating jobs and driving innovation in the state. Hands-on training at Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center. Credit: Lubbock EDA.). By Shana Daley . From the September/October 2013 issue.

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INDUSTRY FOCUS: The Process of Food

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Since innovation can boost profits, it is a main driving force, helping companies cut production expenses by reducing waste, employ effective manufacturing techniques, optimize automation to lower labor costs, and cut down on input materials such as energy. By Dominique Cantelme.

FEATURE STORY: Logistics Clusters Are Jobs Magnets

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Not only do logistics clusters have huge potential for jobs creation, they also are hubs of innovation of environmental sustainability. Singapore, Rotterdam—the big clusters—this is where you see rapid environmental innovation,” notes Sheffi.

LOCATION FOCUS: United It Stands

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Coverage of its 4,974 square miles is aided by I-90, I-86 and Route 219; Buffalo-Niagara International Airport; the Port of Buffalo; and four class I railroads (CSX, Norfolk Southern, Canadian National and Canadian Pacific). By Dominique Cantelme. From the March/April 2013 issue.

The Process of Food

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Since innovation can boost profits, it is a main driving force, helping companies cut production expenses by reducing waste, employ effective manufacturing techniques, optimize automation to lower labor costs, and cut down on input materials such as energy. By Dominique Cantelme.

COVER STORY: Shovel Ready Sites Are Growing From The Ground Up

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It is known for its harvesting equipment, particularly its innovative corn harvesting “headers”, the attachments at the front of a combine. By Jenny Vickers. From the September/October 2013 issue . In order to attract new development, a community has to be prepared for it.

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INDUSTRY FOCUS: Points of Entry for Cash-Rich Cargo

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The county is home to Avon Yard, the center of CSX Railroad’s extensive Indiana network, with scheduled intermodal service connecting local companies to West Coast ports. By Shana Daley. From the January/February 2013 issue.

State by State Incentives Guide

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Alabama Innovation Fund: As part of the implementation of Accelerate Alabama, this fund was created to maximize the use of the State’s economic development resources by leveraging annual research and development expenditures by Public Universities within the State to generate resources which can be used to support economic development initiatives. The Alabama Innovation Fund supports and operates two (2) distinct programs. Arizona Innovation Accelerator Fund: $18.2

Feature Story: Shovel-Ready Sites – Fired Up, Ready To Go

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the state has in place business-friendly, innovative policies and programs that are helping to drive growth in job-rich sectors such as automotive and aerospace and propel it as one of the top economies in the U.S. By Jenny Vickers. From the May/June 2014 issue.

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STATE INCENTIVES GUIDE

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ALASKA GROWTH CAPITAL: Provides financing to nontraditional borrowers/businesses that use innovative technology, are in rural Alaska and are minority-owned. ARIZONA INNOVATION ACCELERATOR FUND: An $18.2 A comprehensive guide to state incentives offered throughout the U.S. ALABAMA.

Cover Story: New Energy Powers Growth

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The Ben Franklin Technology Center of Central and Northern Pennsylvania was awarded a $750,000 Discovered in PA—Developed in PA (D2PA) grant to support the Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization project. By Jenny Vickers and Jack Rogers. From the March/April 2014 issue.