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Booming Broward: the case for responsible and sustainable growth in county municipalities
Writer: Esteban Pages  2 min read August 2023 — Broward County cities are carrying positive momentum from business growth and changing population demographics, but preserving...
Phoenix: The country’s next advanced manufacturing hub
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read August 2023 — Phoenix’s manufacturing sector has rebounded and positioned the region to become...
New housing, increased density and how Minneapolis beat inflation
Writer: Joshua Andino  3 min read August 2023  — Minneapolis beat inflation. Here’s how the city did it.  Over the...
Spotlight On: Aisha Gordon, Mayor, City of Oakland Park
3 min read August 2023 — “Oakland Park is one of the hottest locations in South Florida for doing business,”...
Miami-Dade mayors discuss their priorities moving forward
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read August 2023 — While the city of Miami and Miami-Dade County often receive the...
Spotlight On: Nick Sortal, Mayor, City of Plantation
3 min read August 2023 — Invest: spoke with Nick Sortal, mayor of the city of Plantation, about mixed-use projects...
Small business support priority in Jacksonville city budget
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read August 2023 — Mayor Donna Deegan has completed her first month in office, and...
Spotlight On: Dean Trantalis, Mayor, City of Fort Lauderdale
4 min read July 2023 — In an interview with Invest:, Dean Trantalis, mayor of the City of Fort Lauderdale...
Invest: Charlotte Launch Conference set to highlight growing economy and forward-thinking leaders
Writer: Eleana Teran 3 min read July 2023 — The upcoming Invest: Charlotte 2022-2023 Launch Conference will aim to address...
Spotlight On: Ras Baraka, Mayor, City of Newark
3 min read July 2023 — In an interview with Invest:, Ras Baraka, Mayor of the City of Newark, talked...
Invest: Minneapolis-St. Paul 2022-2023 Launch Conference highlights region’s investments and forward-thinking leaders
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UMass sheds office footprint as part of real estate consolidation plan
Writer: Esteban Pages 3 min read May 2023 — In a real estate consolidation move mirroring Greater Boston’s office market,...
Italian EV charger manufacturer Alpitronic boosts Charlotte’s innovation sector with new HQ
Writer: Eleana Teran 2 min read May 2023 — Italian electric vehicle manufacturer Alpitronic recently announced it will establish its...
DeSantis-Disney fight escalates as Tourism Oversight District board set to meet
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read May  2023 — The Central Florida Tourism Oversight District board is meeting May 10...
Tennessee Titans receive approval for a new $2.1 billion stadium
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read   April 2023— Nashville’s sports ecosystem received a major boost as a new $2.1 billion...
How Boston is at the forefront of ESG reporting
Writer: Esteban Pages 2 min read April 2023 — ESG reporting is slowly but surely transitioning from a corporate nice-to-have...
TSMC pushes back on CHIPS Act profit sharing
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read April 2023 — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is pushing back on certain CHIPS...
North Carolina’s rapidly growing aviation industry
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read April 2023 — A $12.5 million investment and 85 new jobs are coming to...
Navigating today in Tampa Bay: Economic Development leaders on operating in today’s market
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read April 2023 — Tampa Bay is four months into 2023 and there’s a lot...
Rutgers University’s ongoing strike comes amidst heightened national labor tensions
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read   April 2023— For the first time in the university’s 257-year history, Rutgers faculty are...
Northeast Florida housing permits jump in March, boosting a slower quarter
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read April 2023 — 873 single-family and townhome building permits were filed in March, up...
New addition to Ybor’s historic and economic significance
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read April 2023 — In 1937, Ybor City hosted the Antifascist Women’s March. Today, a...
Face-off: Today’s challenges & tomorrow’s opportunities
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read March 2023 — Three months into 2023, and North Carolina’s local officials are hard...
Live Local Act to provide millions in affordable housing across Florida
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read March 2023 — Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Live Local Act yesterday, promising millions...
Fort Worth’s new economic development partnership to focus on business recruitment
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read March 2023 — Earlier this month, the Fort Worth Chamber announced a new economic...
Boston secures new funding for public housing modernization
Author: Esteban Pages 3 min read March 2023 – Addressing the climate crisis in tandem with housing affordability, the City...
DeSantis & Disney: LGBT summit adds extra layer to future campaign
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read  March  2023— Disney is hosting the Out & Equal 2023 Workplace Summit this September....
Cincinnati fire chief terminated over unwelcoming workplace concerns
Writer: Ryan Gandolfo 2 min read March 2023 — On Friday, Cincinnati’s fire chief was terminated by Cincinnati City Manager...
The race to watch: Jacksonville mayoral race heads to runoff
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read   March 2023— With none of Jacksonville’s seven candidates for mayor securing an outright majority,...
Face off: County officials on strategic investment and planning
Writer: Joshua Andino  3 min read March 2023— As the first quarter of 2023 comes to a close, leaders have...
North Carolina Senate passes bipartisan Medicaid expansion agreement
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read March 2023 — This week, the North Carolina Senate passed a bipartisan agreement to...
Higher Ed Headache: The ongoing battle for Florida’s education system
Writer: Joshua Andino  3 min read March 2023 — Florida’s educational landscape is changing, and the future remains uncertain.  The...
Spotlight On: Hunter Conrad, County Administrator, St. Johns County
2 min read March 2023 — Hunter Conrad, county administrator for St. Johns County, talked to Invest: about the area’s...
Invest: Philadelphia to highlight regional recovery and growth in fifth anniversary edition
2 min read February 2023 — As Philadelphia gears up for new challenges and opportunities in the near term, the...
Pennsylvania governor announces criminal referral for Norfolk Southern after East Palestine incident
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read  February 2023— Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro announced a criminal referral for Norfolk Southern to...
Minneapolis’ affordable housing success sparks debate on rent control
Writer: Eleana Teran 2 min read February 2023 - During a recent press conference, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey highlighted the...
New Jersey accelerates clean energy agenda
Writer: Ryan Gandolfo 2 min read February 2023 — New Jersey is accelerating towards a greener future as Gov. Phil...
Spotlight On: Sumbul Siddiqui, Mayor, City of Cambridge
3 min read February 2023 — City of Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui sat down for an interview with Invest: to...
City unveils a new partnership for energy efficient, low carbon buildings
Writer: Esteban Pages 2 min read February 2023 — As Boston’s skyline transitions toward energy efficient, low carbon buildings, new...
Cincinnati sees progress in public safety as overall crime falls
Writer: Steven Dominguez 3 min read February 2023 — With the overall crime in Cincinnati at a 10 year low,...
Spotlight On: Tracy Dodson, Assistant City Manager & Economic Development Director, City of Charlotte
2 min read February 2023 — Charlotte is a major city and commercial hub in North Carolina and was ranked...
What the Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights means for the New Jersey workforce
Writer: Esteban Pagés 2 min read February 2023 — In a significant move to support vulnerable workers in the Garden...
Spotlight On: Jacob Frey, Mayor, City of Minneapolis
4 min read February 2023 — Mayor Jacob Frey of Minneapolis spoke with Invest: about the structural changes made in...
Face Off: Improving quality of life in the Atlanta region
Writer: by Gabriela Enamorado 2 min read February 2023 — Government leaders in the Atlanta region are consistently looking at...
One of Palm Beach County’s top strengths remains its workforce
Writer: Gabriela Enamorado 3 min read January 2023 — Leaders in Palm Beach County are working hard to ensure that...
What $3.5 billion in new funding means for Everglades conservation efforts
Writer: Ryan Gandolfo 2 min read January 2023 — Florida’s future is closely aligned with how the Everglades, which provides...
Green space and mobility continue to be priority in Atlanta region
Writer: Gabriela Enamorado 2 min read January 2023— As the Atlanta region grows, so does its community. With more people...
How public safety has become the key conversation for Philly’s mayoral aspirants
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read   January 2023— As Philadelphia prepares to choose a new Mayor this year, public safety...
Face Off: County officials chart a course for 2023
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read January 2023 — Local government is on the frontline of economic and community development. Invest: spoke...
New development district to help connect Central Florida via rail
Writer: Joshua Andino   2 min read January 2023 — Universal recently filed a petition to establish the Shingle Creek Transit...
New year, new rules
  Writer: Jerrica DuBois 2 min read January 2023 — A new year is typically associated with change, with Jan....
Congress up for grabs as Republicans secure a win in North Carolina
  Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read November 2022 — As the dust begins to settle after election night, North...
Bexar County Judge race heats up as election day draws near
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read October 2022 — Early voting began yesterday, with Bexar County’s county judge seat becoming...
New Jersey announces latest economic development grant to bolster manufacturing
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read October 2022— New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced a new Manufacturing Voucher Program earlier...
Triangle’s postsecondary leaders assess affordability
Writer: Liz Palmer 2 min read August 2022 — As the education sector digests President Joe Biden’s decision to move...
Post-primary recap: Current status of Minnesota’s gubernatorial election
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read  August 2022 — With the dust having settled from the August primary race, the...
Drawing the line: Pinellas County’s new congressional districts at play
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read August 2022 — With new congressional districts in play, Pinellas County’s single “purple” congressional...
New jersey
New Jersey’s new budget offers strong steps, but more to do
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read March 2022 — Gov. Phil Murphy highlighted the successes of his administration's economic policies...
taxes
Death, taxes, and making them work for you
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read October 2021— Only two things in life are certain: death and taxes. The pandemic...
New Jersey grants $750k to CleanTech Ventures as part of Environmental Economics Plan
Writer: Sara Suarez 2 min read August 2021 — New Jersey’s economic institutions are collaborating to provide additional monetary help...
Miami office
Miami momentum: Office sector stays strong as new tenants move in
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read August 2021 — Miami’s office segment continues to show signs of momentum, with Schonfeld...
bioscience and healthcare
San Antonio is doubling down on bioscience and healthcare
Writer: Alejandro Sanchez 2 min read August 2021 — In an effort to consolidate San Antonio as a national epicenter...
Minnesota legislature
Renter’s relief: Minnesota legislature compromises on temporary protections
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read July 2021— After a special session, the Minnesota legislature has come to the relief...
Palm Beach
Palm Beach is officially post-pandemic as state of emergency expires
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read June 2021 — Palm Beach County’s state of emergency expired on Sunday, ushering in...
Traveling for work? Maybe, says Minnesota
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read June 2021— With over 5.5 million vaccine doses administered and over 2.7 million having...
South Florida
South Florida stretches its legs
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read June 2021 — The early phases of the pandemic saw the “COVID-pivot,” where businesses,...
Maintaining housing affordability in South Florida
Writer: Felipe Rivas  2 min read June 2021— The demand for affordable housing in South Florida was already strong prior...
weekend
Growth and growing pains experienced over Miami’s Memorial Day Weekend
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read June 2021— This year’s Memorial Day Weekend was anticipated to be a return to...
parking
Where do I park? Minneapolis ditches parking minimum requirements
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read May 2021 — Minneapolis is joining a select few cities that have chosen to...
delta airlines
More aircraft, more routes for Minneapolis-St. Paul
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read May 2021 — In a move that shows the aviation industry’s growing confidence in...
bitcoin
The New Miami Tech Week
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read April 2021 — The Miami tech scene continues to ramp up with the inaugural,...
Minneapolis
Fight over affordable housing heating up in Minneapolis-St. Paul
Writer: Joshua Andino 2 min read April 2021 — Alatus, a Minneapolis-based developer, is moving forward with its plans to...
Atlanta housing
Atlanta fights for affordable housing
Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read, March 23, 2021 - With an eye on the city’s affordability mandate, a planned...
Altanta Skyline
Private and public entities contribute to Atlanta’s affordable housing
2 min read January 2021 ⁠— The COVID-19 pandemic has seen Atlanta’s years-long affordable housing crisis metastasize.  With the cost...
Miami Real Estate
Miami real estate market likely to continue offering opportunities for 2021, local leaders say
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 4 Min read December 2020 — As a health crisis that spilled over into virtually every sector,...
Breakers Lights
Palm Beach County sees signs of recovery ahead of critical holiday season
By: Brendan Meagher 2 min read December 2020 — COVID-19 continues to put a damper on the holiday season but...
Office Image
Innovation and adaptation: How these companies are celebrating this holiday season
By: Max Crampton Thomas 3 min read December 2020 —Traditionally, a company’s end-of-year holiday party is a celebration to toast...
Miami Covid Testing
Insight into Miami-Dade County’s recent COVID-19 regulations and relief efforts
By: Beatrice Silva 2 min read December - There is a fear of another spike in COVID-19 cases as the...
Generic Graph
It’s Business as Usual for Atlanta’s Booming Economy
By: Sara Warden 2 min read November 2020 — Ranked by Forbes as the 13th-best place in the country for...
Cares Act
Experts applaud stimulus packages but eye long-term impact
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read November 2020–2020s ever changing landscape has been a roller-coaster ride for companies, small businesses, families and...
Gavel
Atlanta’s law firms adapting quickly to the times
By: Sara Warden 2 min read November 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has both fractured and consolidated a variety of...
Mayor Dean Trantalis
Re-elected Mayor Trantalis vows to fix aging water infrastructure
By: Beatrice Silva 2 min read November 2020 — Tension-filled months of campaigning over clean water and improved infrastructure finally came...
Focus Atlanta 2020 Cover
Focus: Atlanta 2020 Press Release
By: Felipe Rivas FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  October 27, 2020 Atlanta’s economic resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges to highlight...
Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate back to single digits
Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate back to single digits By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read September 2020 — Recovery efforts in Palm Beach County...
Innovation and adaptation: What this could mean for education post-pandemic
By: Beatrice Silva  2 min read September 2020 — The pandemic forced educational institutions to pivot all of their operations to...
Atlanta finishes fiscal year on top despite global pandemic
By: Felipe Rivas  2 min read September 2020—The pandemic has soured the business climate globally and through the United States...
Financial recovery for businesses and individuals in Charlotte
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read August 2020 — As the summer wanes, Queen City businesses and residents face major...
City of Atlanta helps small businesses rise again
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read August 2020—True to its motto, the city of Atlanta looks to rise again by...
Georgia’s business reputation stays strong in midst of pandemic
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read July 2020 — The Peach State’s methodical investments in economic development, workforce training, support for...
The Post-Pandemic City
By: Abby Melone, President & CEO, Capital Analytics It’s a truism in today’s hyper-connected world that people go where the...
Florida’s phase 2 reopening and what it means for South Florida
By: Beatrice Silva  2 min read June 2020 — On June 3, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his plans to transition...
Technology professionals curious about Gwinnett’s Peachtree Corners
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read June 2020 — Techies, entrepreneurs and business owners throughout the Peach State and beyond are...
Peach State leaders analyze current market opportunities
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read June 2020 — Virtually every sector of the economy has been pinched, crushed, or depleted...
Spotlight On:
Michael Simon, Executive Director, Boynton Beach CRA
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2020—Affordable housing, business and economic development are issues at the heart of every buoyant...
How to shake the COVID-19 blues in South Florida
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2020—For the better half of a year, the majority of news across platforms, watercooler...
Spotlight On:
John Aneralla, Mayor, Town of Huntersville
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2020 — Developing a sense of community through a revamped downtown is the...
Pennsylvania ready for a partial reopening; Philly, New Jersey not there yet
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2020 — Along the East Coast, states are phasing in the reopening of...
Charlotte begins reopening process, Altanta ramps up COVID-19 testing
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2020—Southeast metro areas like Charlotte and Atlanta have been a popular destination for...
Federal, state govts rally to help homeless during COVID-19 outbreak
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read  — Since March, shelter-in-place measures have become the norm across the nation, shuttering nonessential businesses,...
Immigrants have another worry on top of COVID-19
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read April 2020 — As the COVID-19 virus spreads from state to state, one demographic...
Understanding and addressing the current reality
By: Max Crampton- Thomas The Tampa Bay region, like everywhere else, is feeling the deep impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. In...
Staying connected: ‘Saturday Soiree’ in Palm Beach
By: Felipe Rivas [caption id="attachment_17735" align="alignleft" width="300"] Stay Connected Freindship Relationship Social Concept[/caption] 2 min read April 2020 — The...
GFL Businesses Adapt as Coronavirus Threat Looms for US
By: Sara Warden 2 min read March 2020 — Businesses across South Florida have been hit by the impact of the...
Spotlight On:
Renee Jadusingh, Executive Director, Delray Beach CRA
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read March 2020 — The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) was established by the...
Stay hopeful: Handling coronavirus-related stress in Palm Beach County
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read March 2020 — With constant updates on the coronavirus and its impact on the...
Coronavirus: Gov. Roy Cooper declares state of emergency
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read March 2020 — There are now seven confirmed coronavirus cases in North Carolina, prompting Gov....
Spotlight On:
Stephanie Immelman, CEO, Delray Beach Chamber Of Commerce
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read March 2020 — Once known as America’s most fun small town, Delray Beach is...
Spotlight On:
Beat Kahli, President and CEO, Avalon Park Group
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read February 2020 — The Sunshine State has been a beacon of light for companies...
Spotlight On:
Alan Zuckerman, Managing Shareholder & COO, Flaster Greenberg PC
By: Max Crampton Thomas 2 min read February 2020 — Flaster Greenberg’s South Jersey attorneys are bringing in new talent to...
Gov. Wolf’s Pennsylvania Budget Prioritizes Education, Income
By: Sara Warden 2 min read February 2020 — Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf focused his 2020-21 budget on education and income, proposing...
Spotlight On:
Christopher Lam, Partner, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read February 2020 — Charlotte’s growth continues to attract a gamut of industries and talent...
Face Off:
The growth of Gaston County
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read January 2020 — In the last few years, Gaston County, located an hour away...
Face Off:
Osceola County Cities Sharpening Economic Growth Plans
By: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read January 2020 — Amid the growth in Orlando’s economy and population, local cities are...
Survey highlights Camden’s economic progress
By: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read January 2020 — What once was the poorest city in the nation is now showing...
Public-Private Partners Devise Future of Queen City
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read January 2020 — In the last decade, Charlotte rose from the devastating effects of...
Spotlight On:
Liz Babson, Director, Charlotte Department of Transportation
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read November 2019 — As Charlotte continues to grow, the Department of Transportation is looking at...
Spotlight On:
Dr. Winnifred McPherson, Director & CEO, Virtue Medical Staffing Services, LLC
By Max Crampton-Thomas July 2019 2 min read  — The staffing industry is a multi-billion dollar market that quite often...

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