FEATURE STORY: Logistics Clusters Are Jobs Magnets

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Qualifying businesses in the corridor can apply for Next Michigan real and personal property tax abatements and tax-free Renaissance Zones. The Corridor offers export assistance and Foreign Trade Zones. Louis, Tulsa, Little Rock and Memphis are just hours away. The port of Singapore is one of the five busiest ports in the world, most notable for being the busiest transshipment port in Asia. Photo: Bon.lt.com.). By Business Facilities Staff. From the May/June 2013 issue .

Industry Focus: Logistics – Going With The Flow

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The Midwest Inland Port is served by a Foreign Trade Zone and provides local Customs Clearing, features that are being enhanced to provide a more robust set of service offerings. Local incentives through a well-established Enterprise Zone, coupled with additional state incentives are available to businesses seeking to locate in the Decatur area. In 2011, New Mexico created a six-mile overweight cargo zone around the Santa Teresa port-of-entry.

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Workforce Training: Engineering A Skilled Workforce

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Culpeper’s five strategically located Tech Zones provide incentives to qualified technology zone businesses. In addition, businesses that qualify for technology zone grants will receive reimbursements up to 100 percent of the cost for building permits and site plan review permits for the property subject to technology zone grants. The program was offered at Tulsa Public Schools and most recently, Charles Page High School in Sand Springs.

Hertz Announces Worldwide Headquarters Campus Design

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The building height is 10 percent lower than allowed by zoning. In May, Hertz announced its decision to relocate its headquarters to Estero following its November 2012 acquisition of the Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, headquartered in Tulsa, OK. Posted by Heidi Schwartz . Building design reflects Hertz’s global branding and mission to be “employer of choice.” ” (Photo: PRNewsFoto/The Hertz Corporation.).

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Industry Focus: Food Processing – The Process Of Consistency

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As a designated Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), Oswego County is designed for the convenient and cost effective production of goods. A Federal Empowerment Zone designation, two Urban Enterprise Zones, flexible financing and low business costs make Cumberland County competitive with all areas of the country. Additionally, freight air service and deep water port facilities, both of which include a Foreign Trade Zone, are just a short drive away. By Julianne Feaver.

Oklahoma Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

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Foreign Trade Zones: U.S. Customs Duty Management Program where manufacturers and distributors located in Foreign Trade Zones—since for Customs purposes, are considered to reside outside the U.S.—benefit Businesses engaged in international trade within these Zones benefit from special customs procedures when importing and when warehousing, manufacturing or assembling with imported goods that remain in bond under Customs Control.

COVER STORY: Editors’ Location Picks

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The system provides a 448-mile navigation channel for barge traffic from the Mississippi River northwest to fifteen miles east of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Port of Little Rock, on the Arkansas River is a designated Foreign Trade Zone and a United States Customs Point of Entry. This status allows goods to be stored and processed there without custom duties or bonds being paid until products are finished and sold, or moved out of zone. By Business Facilities Staff.

STATE INCENTIVES GUIDE

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ENTERPRISE ZONE CREDIT: To stimulate growth in depressed areas of the state, Alabama offers certain tax credit incentives to business that locate or expand within a designated enterprise zone. ENTERPRISE ZONES: Businesses located within the boundaries of an EZ are eligible for tax credits. LAMBRA zones are a companion to EZs. FOREIGN TRADE ZONES (FTZs): Secured areas legally outside of U.S. There are 16 Enterprise Zones and 2 sub-zones in Colorado.