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Economic Development, 
Site Selection

Top 3 Locations for Wind Farms in the USA

President-elect Biden has promised to invest $400 billion over ten years in clean energy and innovation.[1] That means there may soon be extensive funding available for renewable energy firms looking...
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Site Selection, 
JobsEQ, 
Case Study

How JobsEQ Gives Global Location Strategies a Competitive Advantage

  Site selectors form an essential part of the modern economy. Businesses need skilled, experienced partners to understand which locations meet the necessary requirements to fulfill their relocation...
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Economic Development, 
Site Selection, 
Covid-19, 
Economic Impact

Working More From Home Has Impacts for Economic Development, Site Selection, and Urban Planning

This article was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on July 8, 2020.     Working from home was already becoming more common, but the COVID-19 crisis forced many employers to quickly alter...
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Site Selection, 
Trends, 
Analysis

Trade War and Chinese Currency Devaluation

Since President Trump took office, trade policy has been an essential component of his overall economic agenda, in addition to tax cuts and regulatory changes. After passing the tax cut legislation...
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Site Selection, 
Data, 
Analysis

Exploring the Labor Market in Amazon HQ2 Finalist Cities.

A lot has already been said regarding Amazon and its search for a second headquarters (HQ2). Some argue HQ2 will bring a great benefit to the selected region, with Amazon saying they will invest over...
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Site Selection, 
Economic Impact, 
Data

Introducing Chmura’s Economic Impact Model

Chmura’s economic impact model is an integral component of its proprietary JobsEQ technology platform. It gives practitioners in economic development, workforce development, education, and other...
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Site Selection, 
JobsEQ

Site Selection: Cost-of-Living or Payroll Analysis?

Although cost-of-living is important in estimating expenses for potential new locations for a firm expansion, and though cost-of-living is generally correlated with payroll costs, it is not a safe...
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Site Selection, 
Trends, 
Staffing

Prime Expansion Locations for Automobile Manufacturers

Over the past five years, transportation equipment manufacturers have experienced some of the fastest employment growth within the manufacturing sector. Employment for these manufacturers in the...
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Site Selection, 
JobsEQ, 
Analysis

Midwest’s Manufacturing Mojo: Chemical MFG

The Midwest is where a typical 250-worker chemical manufacturer should locate if it is in an expansion mode, per LaborEQ. The Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana metropolitan statistical area has a...
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