Governor Kate Brown recently announced that the United States Economic Development Administration has awarded a $3 million grant to the Oregon Institute of Technology of Klamath Falls for a massive project that is designed to transform the Columbia County region and all of Oregon.
One of the most impressive projects in Memphis history, construction of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s $412 million research center is underway. Technology, innovation and some of the world’s top talent will soon join forces at the advanced research center to help conquer pediatric cancer and other life-threatening diseases, including sickle cell disease and hemophilia. The massive, 625,000 center is an important component of the $1 billion capital expansion project announced by the institution two years ago.
Construction is underway on UNLV’s Harry Reid Research and Technology Park, and the development is expected to drive the economy in Southern Nevada, marking the beginning of a new era of research and innovation.
Temperatures aren’t the only thing hot in the Grand Canyon State. Arizona’s economy continues to heat up and the future of the state couldn’t be brighter. A recent Northern Arizona Economic Development Roundtable that was led by the Arizona Association for Economic Development recently highlighted the spirited growth of Arizona’s economy, as well as plans to make it even better.
The economy in California has soared in recent years, surpassing that of the United Kingdom to become the fifth-largest economy in the world. The state, which sits behind the United States, China, Japan and Germany, boasts an economy of $2.7 trillion.
On June 26, 2018, the Supreme Court struck down mandatory union dues, ending coercive unionism and overturning the Court’s four-decade-long precedent that required workers in 22 states to pay fees whether they were members of a union or not.
Employers in Silicon Valley are adding thousands of jobs to their payrolls every month, and the massive surge of positions has resulted in record-breaking lows in unemployment and a shortage of workers in the area.
Ford Motor Company, an automotive manufacturer with an eye for innovation and deep roots in the Detroit area, has purchased the historic Michigan Central Station. The city’s most dilapidated transportation hub, which opened in 1913, has been vacant for approximately 30 years after Amtrak closed the station in 1988.
On May 22, 2018 officials gathered in Fort Worth, Texas to celebrate the grand opening of a new equipment maintenance facility (EMF) for TEXRail trains. During the ceremony, guests caught a glimpse of a new, state of the art commuter train that is the first of its kind in use in the United States.