FCG has started some exciting new projects: 1) site selection for a new inland port project; 2) food industry targeting and marketing for CentrePort Canada, Inc. in Winnipeg; and 3) a certified sites analysis for the Tulare County (CA) Economic Development Corporation. Happy Travels!
In the Scottsbluff Starherald.com, Scottsburg City Manager Rick Kuckkahn said, “We are taking it up a notch. The council, Twin Cities Development and most folks involved in economic development understand that we are doing a good job, but the competition has gotten keener when you look at other communities and the things they are doing. We want to bring ourselves into that top echelon of communities that are looked at by businesses.”
FCG and TPMA had their launch meeting earlier this month, meeting with city officials, as well as conducting face-to-face interviews with leaders and organizations from the community. Among those interviewed, were Scottsbluff Public Schools and Western Nebraska Community College. Findings were presented in a community forum.
Identifying target industries with growth potential and reviewing the city’s economic development approach and marketing plans are among the project goals. FCG and TPMA will share their successful Best Practices from comparable regions to help this process. The City of Scottsbluff will incorporate the final product into their comprehensive plan.
We at FCG are excited to learn that Fuyao, a Chinese producer of auto parts, will be bringing manufacturing operations into the former General Motors plant in Moraine, OH. FCG, alongside Angelou Economics, assisted The City of Moraine with providing new options for the vast plant site, which was abandoned by GM in late 2008. The new operation expects to hire up to 800 workers, awesome news for the Southwestern Ohio area.
For the full news article, written by Thomas Gnau of the Dayton Daily News, please follow the link: http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/business/800-jobs-coming-to-former-gm-plant/nch8k/
FCG CEO & President, Deane Foote, was interviewed for the January-February issue of the Expansion Solutions Magazine. The article, “How Are We Going To Move All This Oil? Show Some Vision!” focuses on the logistics of oil at the Port of North Dakota. To view the article in the magazine viewer, please follow this link: How Are We Going To Move All This Oil? Show Some Vision!
You may also view a plain-page PDF version here: http://www.expansionsolutionsmagazine.com/010214_logistics
Awesome work, Deane!
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