Innovative Ideas Saving the Urban Core

Caption: AeroFarms corporate headquarters and world’s largest indoor vertical farm in Newark, New Jersey. Rendering: AeroFarms

By David Hodes

Organizations change the status quo of city cores.

“I am not in this to build a farm. I am in this to change the world”
That’s David Rosenberg, CEO…

03 Aug 3:35 PM 0 Read More...

West Virginia’s Bumpy Road Back

By David Hodes

West Virginia’s officials want to keep building on the state’s energy legacy — but step things up economically and embrace new businesses that could help the state break out of a cycle of stalled growth.
West Virginia Secretary of Commerce Keith Burdette says that the state…

02 Aug 11:30 AM 0 Read More...

South Carolina: Driving Development to Create Jobs

By David Hodes

This relatively small, unassuming state has excess capacity for faster and stronger economic development these days — and want to let the world know that they getting back to work in a big way.
W. Ford Graham, director of international investment for the South Carolina Department of Commerce…

02 Aug 10:12 AM 0 Read More...

Location is Everything to Maryland’s Economy

By David Hodes

Maryland prospers from their location near the Washington, D.C., area and all of the government work that comes from the government businesses there — most of it IT-related. Because of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security there are many opportunities for cybersecurity, information technology and…

28 May 3:06 PM 0 Read More...

Certified Buildings and Sites Eliminate Risks

Caption: Continental Tire announced a $500 million project and 1,700 jobs in October 2011 for Sumter, S.C. The company selected the Gibbs Rail Site, which was certified through the South Carolina Department of Commerce’s buildings program. McCallum Sweeney has partnered with the department for five years on…

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