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Cannabis - The Latest Buzzword on Investment - Area Development
The legalization of cannabis in many states is creating opportunities for business owners and investors, as well as communities.
area-development-features  Matt  cannabis  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  agribusiness  agriculture  medical 
9 days ago by areadevelopment
What Tractor Supply Company can teach other retailers - CNN
The most recent Department of Agriculture census from 2012 counted about 800,000 American farms run by people who had a primary occupation other than farming. These recreational farms made up 38% of all farms in the United States at the time.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  retail  retail-industry  e-commmerce  ecommerce  agribusiness  agriculture 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Kentucky’s Winning Formula for the Food and Beverage Industry - Area Development
The logistics/distribution advantages to be found in Kentucky, as well as its strength in agriculture, have made it a premier location for new and expanding companies in the food and beverage industry.
area-development-features  Matt  kentucky  south  logistics  distribution  supply-chain  food-industry  food-processing  beverage-industry  economic-development  site-selection  agribusiness  agriculture 
11 weeks ago by areadevelopment
U.S. Farmers Fear Lucrative Japanese Exports Will Wither - WSJ
Two new trade pacts will soon cut Japanese tariffs and ease quotas on products sold by some of American agriculture’s biggest competitors.
Around-the-web  Matt  agribusiness  agriculture  food-processing  food-industry  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  trade  trade-agreements  exports  imports  business-globalization  Japan 
11 weeks ago by areadevelopment
The Hard Truths of Trying to ‘Save’ the Rural Economy - The New York Times
There are 60 million people, almost one in five Americans, living on farms, in hamlets and in small towns across the landscape. For the last quarter century the story of these places has been one of relentless economic decline.
Around-the-web  Matt  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  economic-development  jobs  agriculture  agribusiness  this-week-445-top 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
The Growing Real Estate Potential for Urban Farms - Cushman & Wakefield Blog
With freight costs surging across the country, urban farms offer fresh food, lower transportation costs, and shorter transit distances for companies looking to gain an edge on their competition.
this-week-441  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  food-processing  urban-planning  economic-development  supply-chain  site-selection  urban-farms  agribusiness  agriculture  real-estate 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Greenhouse growers turn to cannabis to cash in on lucrative crop - CBC News
Move over tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. It's time to make room for your popular new cousin in the agriculture business: cannabis.
this-week-438  Around-the-web  Matt  cannabis  agribusiness  agriculture  canada  location-canada 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Kidney Beans Piled to the Rafters: Tariffs Are Biting in Farm Country - WSJ
After the U.S. placed tariffs on European steel and aluminum in June, Europe hit back with a tax that, among other things, made American kidney beans 25% more expensive in Europe.
this-week-342  Around-the-web  Matt  agribusiness  agriculture  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  exports  imports  farming 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
What Chinese Tariffs Targeting American Crops Will Mean For Farmers - WBUR News
Today, the Chinese government announced tariffs on 128 American products, including food. Pork will be taxed 25 percent, and wine, dried fruit, and nuts are now subject to a 15 percent duty.
this-week-419  Around-the-web  Matt  agribusiness  agriculture  food-industry  food-processing  NAFTA  china  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  globalization  global-supply-chain  supply-chain  logistics  insider-4-12-2018 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Why Des Moines and Iowa business leaders support NAFTA - Des Moines Register
Iowa exports more to our two NAFTA partners – Canada and Mexico – than to the next 23 countries combined. Iowa stands to lose a great deal if the North American Free Trade Agreement is dismantled, rather than updated and improved.
NAFTA  iowa  opinion  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-412  industry-organizations  economic-development-agencies  midwest  regional-reports  agribusiness 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Hoosier Energy Helping Innovators of Egg Production - Area Development
With the help of the Jackson County REMC and Hoosier Energy, energy usage is on the cutting edge at Rose Acres Farms’ Indiana facilities.
indiana  midwest  hoosier-energy  food-industry  food-processing  area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  agribusiness  agriculture  manufacturing 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
A growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm - The Washington Post
For only the second time in the last century, the number of farmers under 35 years old is increasing, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest Census of Agriculture.
this-week-405  Around-the-web  Matt  agribusiness  agriculture  food-processing  millennials  workforce  jobs  farms  office 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
USDA Announces Support for Small Businesses Innovators - National Institute of Food and Agriculture
The Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) is coordinated by the Small Business Administration and administered by 11 federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to encourage domestic small businesses to engage in high-growth research and development that has the potential for commercialization and could lead to significant public benefit.
basic-research  research&development  small-business  innovation  rural-economic-development  agribusiness  Around-the-web  this-week-391  government-policy 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Lack of Workers, Not Work, Weighs on the Nation’s Economy - The New York Times
After eight years of steady growth, the main economic concern in Utah and a growing number of other states is no longer a lack of jobs, but a lack of workers.
jobs  regional-reports  utah  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-387  agribusiness 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Regional Report: Midwest Economy Buffeted by the Winds of Change - Area Development
There have been ups and downs in the world of Midwest auto manufacturing, but the region has also shown growth in the technology, agribusiness, and logistics/distribution sectors.
economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  area-development-features  Matt  midwest  Michigan  indiana  illinois  minnesota  wisconsin  ohio  automotive-industry  agribusiness  logistics  regional-reports 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
France-Based SBM Acquires Pasadena, Texas, Production Center - Area Development
Following its acquisition of Bayer Garden and Bayer Advanced consumer businesses, SBM entered into an agreement to acquire Bayer’s production operations in Pasadena, Texas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  texas  southwest  agribusiness  agriculture 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Xcaliber International Expands Operations In Pryor, Oklahoma - Area Development
Xcaliber International, a privately-owned manufacturer of 4th tier tobacco products, completed a major addition to its manufacturing plant in Pryor, Oklahoma.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  oklahoma  southwest  manufacturing  agribusiness  agriculture  tobacco 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Forestry Resources Attract Food and Beverage Businesses to Kentucky - Area Development
Wood products made from Kentucky’s forestry resources — from ice cream and coffee stir sticks to bourbon barrels — are utilized by food and beverage producers.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  Matt  kentucky  south  manufacturing  forestry  agriculture  agribusiness  beverage-industry  wood-products  lumber  food-industry  food-processing  bourbon 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Major Food Companies to Tackle Water Risks In Their Global Supply Chains - Ceres
One-third of the world’s food is grown in areas of high water stress or competition, and agriculture is a leading cause of water pollution worldwide. The food sector, which uses 70 percent of global freshwater supplies, primarily for growing crops, can play a critical role at protecting limited freshwater resources by working with farmers to become more water smart.
sustainability  green-economy  food-processing  water-availability  agribusiness  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Bayer Begins Research At Its Southeast Cotton Breeding Facility In Dawson, Georgia - Area Development
Bayer is ready to begin extensive research and development at its recently opened $4.4 million, 150-acre, Southeast cotton breeding facility built in Dawson, Georgia.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Georgia  south-atlantic  research  research&development  agribusiness  agriculture 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Swedish Match Expands Research And Development Center In Owensboro, Kentucky - Area Development
Swedish Match, a producer of snuff, chewing tobacco and cigars products, opened its $3.5 million, 10,000-square-foot, expanded Research & Development Center in Owensboro, Kentucky.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  kentucky  south  agribusiness  agriculture  research&development  research 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Vital Farms Expands Processing Facility In Springfield, Missouri - Area Development
Vital Farms, the largest brand of pasture-raised eggs in the U.S., started construction on its new 82,140 sq. ft. facility where it will process pasture-raised eggs near Springfield, Missouri. The company expects to create 50 new jobs in the first year with plans to add more in the future.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  missouri  midwest  food-industry  food-processing  jobs  agriculture  agribusiness  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Imperial Seed Plans Agricultural Hub In Manitoba’s CentrePort Canada - Area Development
Imperial Seed started construction on its new agricultural hub at CentrePort Canada in the Province of Manitoba – an expanded, 20-acre site which will include a seed processing plant, seed lab, office space and significant warehouse space.
economic-development  site-selection  manitoba  western-canada  agribusiness  agriculture  warehouse-facility  foreign-trade-zone  port-of-charleston  intermodal 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Speyside Bourbon Cooperage Builds New Stave Mill In Bath County, Virginia - Area Development
Speyside Bourbon Cooperage, Inc. will invest $5 million to build a new stave mill in Bath County, Virginia. The company will create 30 new jobs in the county and source 80 percent of its timber needs from Virginia land owners.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  virginia  beverage-industry  bourbon  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  agribusiness 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Farmers Business Network Expands National Operations Center In Sioux Falls, South Dakota - Area Development
Farmers Business Network, a network that connects farmers so that they can share farm data and gain powerful insights to help make the best agronomic and financial decision, is expanding its national operations center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The company will add more than 90 positions in the next two years, with 40 new positions to fill this year alone, tripling its current employee count.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  agribusiness  jobs  south-dakota  plains  operations-center 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Marietta Silos Acquires Assets Of San-Con Industries in Upper Sandusky, Ohio - Area Development
Marietta Silos, part of The Marietta Group, acquired the assets of San-Con Industries, Inc., of Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  ohio  midwest  energy  mining  agribusiness 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Indigo Therapeutics To Open Concentrated Cannabis Manufacturing Plant In Richmond, California - Area Development
Indigo Therapeutics, a research, development and manufacturing leader of cannabis-based therapies and products, will produce concentrated cannabis at a state-of-the-art CO2 extraction and refining laboratory in Richmond, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  marijuana  cannabis  agribusiness  california  pacific-states 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
American Agriculture Laboratory Inc Expands Operations In McCook, Nebraska - Area Development
American Agriculture Laboratory Inc., an independent commercial laboratory dedicated to high quality, timely and accurate analytical testing services, expanded its operations center, occupying the former ALCO facility in McCook, Nebraska.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  nebraska  plains-states  plains  agribusiness  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Gregory Lumber Invests $3 Million To Expand Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Sawmill - Area Development
Gregory Lumber, Inc. will expand its sawmill operations in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. The company will invest $3 million in construction and equipment needed to add an automated lumber sorting system that will increase production by 50 percent.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  virginia  south-atlantic  lumber  wood-products  agribusiness 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Anuvia Plant Nutrients Opens Fertilizer Production Facility In Zellwood, Florida - Area Development
Anuvia Plant Nutrients recently opened its environmentally friendly, enhanced efficiency, fertilizer production facility in Zellwood, Florida. The state-of-the-art $98 million central Florida plant has capacity to produce greater than 200 tons of product daily.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Florida  south-atlantic  agribusiness 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Monsanto To Expand Luling, Louisiana, Manufacturing Site With $975 Million Investment - Area Development
Monsanto will expand its manufacturing complex in Luling, Louisiana. The company will make a capital investment of $975 million over the next three years. The investment in its St. Charles Parish operations will enable Monsanto to support the launch of its Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System. When completed in early 2019, the Louisiana expansion project will create 95 new direct jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  louisiana  south  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  agribusiness  agriculture 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Agri-Mark Invests $30 Million To Expand Chateaugay, New York, Cheese Plant - Area Development
Agri-Mark, a dairy farmer cooperative, will invest $30 million to upgrade and expand its cheese plant in Chateaugay, New York. The company plans to save the jobs of about 106 associates.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  new-york  mid-atlantic  agribusiness  food-industry  food-processing  agriculture  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Calyxt Plans Headquarters-Research Facility In Roseville, Minnesota - Area Development
Agricultural biotech firm Calyxt Inc. has been approved for a $477,000 grant from the state’s Job Creation Fund for a new headquarters and research facility in Roseville, Minnesota. The firm expects to create over 60 new jobs over the next three years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  headquarters  minnesota  midwest  jobs  research-center  agriculture  agribusiness  biotech  bioscience  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Perdue Foods Plans $10.9 Million Plant Expansion In Rockingham, North Carolina - Area Development
Perdue Foods, will invest $10.9 million to expand its production facility in Rockingham, North Carolina, and hire an additional 30 workers during the next three years in Richmond County.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  food-processing  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  agribusiness 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Salinas, Calif., Attempts to Reboot as AgTech Hub - GovernmentTechnology
Salinas hopes to turn its sons and daughters of farmworkers into coders for the next generation of data-driven, automated farming in a valley known as the salad bowl of the world.
agribusiness  ag-tech  high-tech  innovation-hubs  regional-reports  salinas-california  california  Around-the-web  this-week-341  rural-economic-development 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Edison Agrosciences Relocates Headquarters To St. Louis, Missouri - Area Development
Edison Agrosciences, an agriculture-technology company, will move its headquarters to St. Louis, Missouri. The company will create at least a half-dozen new jobs and strengthen St. Louis’s reputation as a hub for entrepreneurship and innovation.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  missouri  midwest  st.louis  agribusiness  agriculture  jobs  innovation  entrepreneurship  tech  high-tech  technology 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Pearsons Livestock Equipment Expands Thedford, Nebraska, Manufacturing Complex - Area Development
Pearsons Inc., which does business as Pearsons Livestock Equipment and manufactures a full line of cattle and bison handling equipment, recently renovated their manufacturing and operations center in Thedford, Nebraska.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  nebraska  plains-states  plains  manufacturing  agriculture  agribusiness  operations-center  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Andersons Inc. Expands To Double Capacity At Its Albion, Michigan Plant - Area Development
The Andersons Inc., a diversified company rooted in agriculture conducting business in the grain, ethanol, plant nutrient and rail sectors, will expand and double capacity at the facility owned by The Andersons Albion Ethanol in Albion, Michigan. Managed and operated by The Andersons, The Andersons Albion Ethanol LLC is co-owned by Marathon Petroleum Corporation, Findlay, Ohio.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Michigan  midwest  agribusiness  agriculture 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Food & Beverage Processing Firms Drawn By the Right Mix of Assets in Lehigh Valley, PA - Area Development
The Lehigh Valley provides a central location with a well-developed transportation infrastructure, a low cost of doing business, and the availability of agricultural products to today’s innovative food processors that are catering to the changing demands of consumers.
area-development-features  Matt  food-industry  food-processing  beverage-industry  Pennsylvania  mid-atlantic  manufacturing  lehigh-valley  agriculture  agribusiness 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Monsanto Announces Potential $1 Billion Expansion In Luling, Louisiana - Area Development
Monsanto plans to expand its St. Charles Parish operations in Luling, Louisiana. Pending a final investment decision by the company board in early 2016, Monsanto potentially could invest more than $1 billion over the course of three to five years to support its Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  louisiana  south  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  agriculture  agribusiness 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Israel-Based Forrest Innovations Selects St. Louis, Missouri For U.S. Headquarters - Area Development
Israeli agtech company Forrest Innovations will locate its first United States headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. BioSTL, the St. Louis organization advancing regional prosperity by cultivating the bioscience and innovation ecosystem reported the story.
economic-development  site-selection  location-USA  FDI  Matt  bioscience  agribusiness  missouri  midwest  biotech  life-sciences 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Is Colorado Primed To Become The Silicon Valley Of Agriculture? - The Salt - NPR
Colorado is famous for its beer and its beef. But what about its farm drones? In the last several years, Boulder and Denver have become hubs for tech startups, and companies in the state's Front Range are on a tear, patenting new technologies in irrigation, food science and plant genetics. Public scientists are keeping pace, publishing research articles in agricultural science in record numbers. That's prompted local economists to make some bold predictions.
rural-economic-development  agribusiness  colorado  innovation  innovation-hubs  this-week-299  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Rogers Brothers Farm Invests $6 Million To Establish South Carolina First Commercial Peanut Shelling Plant - Area Development
Rogers Brothers Farm, a crop producer based in Hartsville, South Carolina, will invest $6 million to establish the state’s first commercial peanut plant in Darlington County with plans to generate 30 new jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  south-carolina  south-atlantic  agriculture  food-processing  agribusiness  jobs 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Becks Hybrids Invests $60 Million In Hamilton County, Indiana, Production Center - Area Development
Beck’s Hybrids, the nation’s largest family-owned seed company, plans to expand its headquarters, production, research and distribution operations in Hamilton County, Indiana, creating up to 100 new jobs by 2017.
economic-development  area-development-news  site-selection  indiana  midwest  matt  agriculture  agribusiness  jobs  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
The Southland Delivers a Solid Economic Performance - Area Development
The southern states have embraced the transition from traditional to knowledge-based economies and work hard to attract new projects and the high-paying jobs that come with them.
economic-development  south  manufacturing  automotive-industry  aerospace  aviation  ICT  agribusiness  life-sciences  energy  fdi  kentucky  tennessee  alabama  mississippi  georgia  south-carolina  north-carolina  matt  regional-reports  area-development-features 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Premier Tech Opens Peat Plant In Rexton, New Brunswick, Canada - Area Development Online
A firm focusing on production and distribution of value-added peat-based products for professional gardeners in North America, Premier Tech, opened its new Rexton, New Brunswick, Canada, plant integrating the most recent technologies in the sphagnum peat moss industry.
agribusiness  jobs  canada  new-brunswick  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  location-canada  matt  atlantic-canada 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Sintergy Inc. Plans $2 Million Expansion At Its Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development Online
Powdered metal manufacturer, Sintergy Inc., will invest $2 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, with the acquisition of a 750-ton press to produce lawn and garden parts.
metal-industry  agribusiness  manufacturing  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  Pennsylvania 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Special Investment Report: Ohio - Area Development Online
The Great Seal of the state of Ohio depicts a rising sun over Mount Logan in southern Ohio’s Ross County — a new day. Ohio Secretary of State William Creighton, Jr. first sketched the scene in 1803 as this territory west of the Alleghenies turned into the country's 17th state. The symbolism is as apt today as it was then, as the nation’s eighth-largest economy aligns itself to the demands of the 21st century.
aerospace  manufacturing  economic-development  matt  information-technology  agribusiness  aviation  food-processing  automotive-industry  ohio  u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  special-investment-report  site-selection  energy 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Swiss-Based Syngenta Invests $94 Million To Expand Its Durham County, North Carolina, Facility - Area Development Online
Swiss-based Syngenta, an agribusiness companies company, will invest $94 million to expand its crop protection and seed development operations in Durham County, North Carolina, with plans to create 150 jobs by the end of 2018.
agribusiness  north-carolina  location-usa  fdi  jobs  agriculture  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
august 2013 by areadevelopment

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