As the U.S. skilled labor supply continues to tighten, economic development groups are finding it increasingly difficult to show site selectors and businesses what they want to see: the availability of skilled workers.
The following case study demonstrates how, with the right data and collaboration, small towns in rural America can compete (and win) in the global economy.
When the Belgian high-tech materials company Umicore decided to expand its germanium wafer1 production to the U.S., its search led it to three cities: Phoenix, Albuquerque and, Quapaw, Okla.
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