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National Site Location Consultants Recognize the Pittsburgh Region’s Strategic Advantages

The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance recently hosted a group of leading site locations consultants to learn how national trends, opportunities and challenges could benefit or impact the Pittsburgh region. Meanwhile, the PRA showcased the region’s latest assets – including the fact that our diverse economy continues to outperform our 14 benchmark cities across the U.S. The site selectors emphasized the region’s strategic location to be another standout asset. While on the ground in Pittsburgh, six of these experts shared their perspectives at the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Developers’ Showcase. The Developers’ Showcase was held at the East...
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Kansas trumps Louisiana on Forbes list

Wichita Business Journal – by Emily Behlmann Thanks to Forbes magazine, we got an unexpected comparison on Thursday between Hawker Beechcraft Corp.’s home state of Kansas and the state the company has considered moving to, Louisiana. And if Forbes’ Best States for Business list is to be believed, Kansas should win by a landslide in a competition for jobs. The Forbes list puts Kansas as No. 10 on the list, with especially high marks for its regulatory environment and economic climate. Louisiana, meanwhile, sits at a dismal 44th place. The Sunflower State especially exceeded its Hawker jobs competitor on rankings...
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2010 Business Facilities LiveXchange program

Executive Conference Business Facilities magazine will present a comprehensive, practical, and strategic conference program that helps corporate delegates better plan and manage their companies’ relocation or expansion projects. This unique experience will be supplemented by an all-star list of guest speakers, who will be making presentations and leading discussions on a number of hot-button issues. The 2010 Business Facilities LiveXchange program included the following sessions — visit often for updates on the 2011 Conference Program! Opening Keynote Selling Out a Superpower: Where the U.S. Economy Went Wrong and How We Can Turn It Around Ronald R. Pollina, PH.D. President, Geoeconomist...
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States bring incentives to bear in courting Hawker Beechcraft

Premium content from Wichita Business Journal – by Daniel McCoy Date: Sunday, August 1, 2010, 11:00pm CDT Louisiana and Mississippi bring plenty of incentives and motivation to the table as Hawker Beechcraft Corp. considers them for a possible relocation of some of its operations out of Wichita, according to one national site selection consultant. “”Louisiana and Mississippi are both very aggressive in the way they are attracting business,”” says Jason Hickey, president of site selection firm Hickey & Associates LLC. But it appears Kansas doesn’t have much to counter with. Joe Monaco, a spokesman with the Kansas Department of Commerce,...
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