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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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H&A Client General Mills wins Georgia ‘Deal of the Year’

By David Clemons The Walton Tribune Published September 27, 2009 Walton County and General Mills earned statewide recognition for the work done to bring the food giant’s new distribution center to the area. The Georgia Economic Developers Association recognized the Development Authority of Walton County for “”outstanding achievement in the location/expansion of business in Georgia.”” General Mills broke ground in June on a 1.6-million-square-foot facility on Hightower Trail in Social Circle, just days after the deal to bring the company to the county was completed. It’s the largest distribution center for General Mills in the U.S., and it is expected...
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Insights – Strength in Partnerships

By: Jason Hickey In July, the economic development community lost a dear friend with the passing of Michael P. Hickey, founder of Hickey and Associates, LLC. Mike, at the age of 59, passed away following a valiant battle with cancer. To many, Mike was not only a colleague, but also a close friend and a confidant. Each and every person that had the opportunity to work with Mike knew immediately that he was an honorable and trustworthy advocate. No matter what the situation, you always knew that Mike was being honest and sincere. Time and time again, businesses and communities...
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