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North Texas economic development agencies record 189 deals in 2017

North Texas' top economic development agencies recorded 189 deals in 2017. The top economic development agencies scored with billions in deals last year. Allen Economic Development Corporation lead the charge with $1.23 billion on nine deals. Gran.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 9th, 2018

Network 200: Meet 20 economic development professionals you need to know in North Texas

Cities around North Texas have attracted dozens of headquarters and corporate campuses, bringing thousands of jobs to the region. These are the economic development professionals making those deals happen......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 19th, 2018

The Conversation: Taxpayers are right to question incentives for economic development — and not just for Amazon

A look at a Texas program shows how companies secretly renegotiate deals so they don’t have to deliver the jobs first promised......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 14th, 2019

This is how much Texas is ponying up for Apple"s $1 billion campus in Austin

Texas has once again opened the checkbook to win an economic development prize from California, this time with local leaders approving incentives for the large campus that Cupertino iPhone giant Apple plans to build in North Austin......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 18th, 2018

Impact investing: This organization helps companies do more with their philanthropy

Note: BigBang! 2018: Dallas Deals and Dreams, Driving Resilience & Economic Mobility kicks off today. Tickets are on sale here. Corporate philanthropy has long been a tenet of the North Texas business climate as companies, executives and employees r.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 25th, 2018

Last month may have been the best January for deals globally — but not in Texas

Merger and acquisition activity usually starts out the year slowly and then builds. But if a report by Bloomberg is to be believed, last month was the best January for deals globally since 2000 with $275 billion worth of transactions. North American de.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 10th, 2019

Georgia sets tourism record in 2017

Georgia's tourism industry generated a record-breaking $63.1 billion in economic impact in 2017, an increase of 3.8 percent over the previous year, the U.S. Travel Association reported Tuesday. Industry leaders marked the annual Tourism, Hospital.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 5th, 2019

Economic impact of Smith Reynolds Airport leads the way among general aviation public airports in NC

Smith Reynolds Airport contributed $801 million and 3,585 jobs to the state economy in 2017, the largest economic contribution among North Carolina general aviation public airports. On Monday, the N.C. Department of Transportation Division released.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 8th, 2019

Tell us: Your favorite flick of 2018

The worldwide box office is on its way to an all-time high thanks to record ticket sales in North America. Domestic ticket sales are expected to hit $11.9 billion, up 7 percent over 2017. We want to know: What was your favorite movie of 2018?.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 31st, 2018

City’s deputy mayor for housing and development to step down

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, known as the city’s development czar, will be stepping down from the administration, according to City Hall. In her role as deputy mayor for housing and economic development, Glen oversaw more than 20 city agencies, in.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyDec 28th, 2018

The real estate and employers dominating Fairfax County"s economy. Of course Amazon has a place in this.

A little piece of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) goes a long way. Fairfax County’s Economic Development Authority worked with 164 companies in calendar year 2017 to add, eventually, nearly 8,200 jobs. Three announcements, including a doozy from Amazon Web.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 27th, 2018

You"ll never guess how much Texas is ponying up for Apple"s $1 billion campus in Austin

Texas once again opened the checkbook to win an economic development prize from California. In the latest foray from the Lone Star State, Williamson County leaders have approved incentives for the large campus that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) plans .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 18th, 2018

Williamson County inks incentives agreement for $1B Apple campus

Williamson County leaders have approved incentives for the large campus Apple Inc. plans to build in North Austin. County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday morning to enter into a Chapter 381 economic development agreement with the Cupertino, C.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 18th, 2018

Education, water, transportation threaten Dallas-Fort Worth"s growth streak

Education, water and transportation rank as the three top challenges to the continued economic growth success of Collin County and the North Texas region, according to a panel of leaders at a discussion in Plano......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsDec 3rd, 2018

Among Prince George"s Rushern Baker"s signature accomplishments is the $50M EDI fund. Here"s how much is left as he leaves office.

The fund has been instrumental in helping Prince George's County secure dozens of economic development deals......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 30th, 2018

International students contributed $498M to Hawaii economy, DBEDT study says

International students contributed $498 million to Hawaii’s economy in 2017, according to a new report by the state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism. The report, which analyzed the impact of international students on Haw.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 29th, 2018

Here"s what Commerce City submitted as possible Amazon HQ2 sites

The Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. received 30 submissions total and more than 400 documents to craft its response to Amazon’s request for proposal for its HQ2 back in 2017......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 20th, 2018

Developers get in the zone as new tax plan gets rolling

New York is seeing its first flurry of Opportunity Zone deals as the new government program aimed at targeting economic development in depressed neighborhoods t.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyNov 14th, 2018

Slideshow: How 2018 turned into one of S.F."s hottest years ever for office leases

After 2017 set a record for large office leases at an all time high of 20 and most new office towers filled up, it seemed as if the era of large leases had passed. So far, however, 2018 is proving that theory wrong with at least 14 deals larger tha.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsOct 17th, 2018

New York startups continue to rake in VC funding

New York City-based startups have closed about 850 venture capital funding deals this year totaling $9.1 billion, according to the city Economic Development Corp. That puts New York firms on pace to... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkSep 19th, 2018

Could Columbus handle Amazon"s HQ2? A look at the housing and office impact

Columbus' bid for HQ2 has been a chance to look at how the city stacks up for big economic development deals. "This town rebounds well," one real estate veteran said. "It's why we're in the hunt.".....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 16th, 2018