Month: March 2019

In September 2017 Amazon issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in North America to bid on a second Amazon headquarters.  The prize for winning HQ2, as it was called, was $5 billion in new capital investment and 50,000 new jobs. Amazon received 238 proposals for HQ2. In the end, Amazon […]

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Workforce and talent will continue to be driving forces in site location, retention, and expansion decisions.By Rebecca Kusner of R4Workforce We’ll see communities adapting and integrating new technology, businesses identifying and hiring for skills, and job-seekers/workers picking jobs based on the quality of the workplace in 2019. Role of technology. From Artificial Intelligence to block […]

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State government leaders across the union are embracing the federal Opportunity Zone program in an effort to create a range of new state government incentives designed to jump start this new federal government program in the 8700 federal certified Opportunity Zone sites. Arkansas S.B. 196. Enacted February 26, 2019. Legislation was passed by both houses […]

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