INDIA’S ECONOMY IS BOOMING

India has become the fastest growing large economy in the world. It has doubled its GDP to 2.5 trillion dollars in the last decade and that is expected to reach 6 trillion by 2027. It is now the world’s fourth largest economy and will become the third..

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EXPLOSION OF SPECIAL ECONOMIC AND FREE TRADE ZONES

Free Trade Zones (FTZs) and Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are popping up in many countries around the world. According to UNCTAD’s 2019 World Investment Report, they are now more than 5,400 of them in 140 countries, and their number increased by 26%..

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Smiley Monroe Invests in Kentucky

Northern Ireland’s conveyor belt fabricator Smiley Monroe is partnering with Kentucky to create a factory in Simpson County. The two million dollar project will be the first foreign facility for the company and looks to be an amazing opportunity for..

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The Future of Economic Development: Part I

Recently the Brookings Institute revisited their previous position on the future of economic development wherein they postulated that workforce capabilities are what determines successful investment and therefore ought to be the focus of future..

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ATLANTA’S BLACK ENTREPRENEURS CONTRIBUTE TO CITY’S BURGEONING PROSPERITY

Tyler Perry, the hugely successful African American actor, writer, director and producer recently built a major film studio on  a 330-acre parcel in Atlanta. The studio has been busy since the land was purchased in 2015 -- it has already produced..

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Spotlight on Texas

It’s no secret that Texas is one of the most business-friendly states in the US, and businesses are flocking to the Lone Star State in record numbers.  Because those new businesses need workers, the population of Texas is growing rapidly –..

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Future of FIE in China

With the rather unfortunate news coming out of Hong Kong, and the current uncertainty around trade between the US and China, many investors are left wondering what the impact will be on direct investment in China. Before assessing the possibilities a..

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Michigan's Re-Invention and Revitalization

Michigan is the birthplace of the American auto industry, R&B music, and –sadly—controversy. In the last twenty years this former economic powerhouse took hit after hit but as the now-famous Chrysler 200 car commercial says, “From the hottest fires..

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SITE Selector Adds $750 million+ in Capital Investment

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Rural Regions On the Rise

Rural areas have been historically overlooked by both job-seekers and investors, seen as “poverty traps” rather than areas of vast economic potential.[1]As satellite and wireless capabilities expanded the capacity of these regions to adopt technology..

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Capital Investment: Where Is It Going?

Capital investment used to be easier to predict. As Business Insider puts it: It will flow to where it’s most wanted, where it’s respected, where it’s safe, and where it has the highest probability of market-rate adjusted returns.  In their 2017..

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Spotlight on Lake Houston

Region on the Rise

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SITE Selector on the Road: Texas

We are back on the road:

Our amazing experience at Select USA hasn't stopped. The SITE Selector team is once more on the road and ready to showcase our platform with yet another hospital EDO group that we met in DC. Today we are in Texas where we..

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Virginia Counties Play Musical Chairs with Economic Development

In developing news, Fairfax County has persuaded the man who spearheaded the Amazon HQ2 win for Arlington County to accept the position as CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). Victor Hoskins has accepted the position,..

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SITE Selector invited to present at the North Carolina Economic Development Partnership

Working Smart

One of the advantages of going on road trips like the one we are currently on is that we are able to see people in their environment doing what they do. Meeting people at Select USA is fun, it can be informative, but it's really not the..

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StageXchange brings SITE Selector to North Carolina

SITE Selector On the Road

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SITE Selector Debuts at Select USA

The 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit is over and now the real work begins as we add projects and communities to our platform.   This was StageXchange's third year as an exhibitor and it was by far the most successful.  This year we attended the summit..

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StageXchange Goes on a Road Trip!

March is a very exciting time for StageXchange! We are once again returning to SXSW as the platform for their startup pitch competition and will also be attending Colorado Impact Days. These events are very important to us as a company because they..

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Upcoming Blog Series: How to Get the Amazon Treatment

The Amazon HQ2 site selection process will be the subject of a new blog series that StageXchange will be putting out in 2019. We have been working with EDOs this year trying to understand how to make their lives easier and in the process learned a..

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Amazon HQ2 Selection, Congrats to Virginia and New York

Well, we were half-rightAmazon made its H2 selection this week and to everyone's surprise they split the HQ2 into "HQ3" by announcing they would place a headquarter in Crystal City, Virginia and Queens, New York. Also to the surprise of many, the..

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Fall 2018 News and Updates

SXSW, Patriot Bootcamp, Rocky Mountain Veteran Pitch, Upcoming Site Selection Auction, New Clients and More...

As we roll into fall, StageXchange would like to first thank all of you for being a part of this wonderful journey we have been on this..

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StageXchange Returns to Patriot Boot Camp

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StageXchange will be returning to Patriot Boot Camp for the second year in a row.  The entrepreneur program was established to help veterans and active duty military develop the talent, network, and funding for their business and innovations. Patriot..

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Northern VA Anticipates Hurricane Florence and Amazon

My inbox was filled with Hurricane Florence updates. I live in Virginia and every news story seems to be about preparing for its arrival except one. Forgive me if I would like to forget for a moment that there's a Cat 4 hurricane that has already..

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Amazon HQ2 Selection--A Day in the Life of an EDO

I just read an article in Business Insider about some recent fallout from the Amazon HQ2 bidding wars, (Amazon HQ2 candidates are going to great lengths to keep their plans secretand it highlighted common concerns that we have learned about in the..

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Economic Development Made Easy

StageXchange is currently developing an exciting beta program that we believe will have a positive and profound effect on the county-level EDOs we are working with. Developing this program enabled us to better understand what it is these smaller EDOs..

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SelectUSA Summit Thoughts

Leaving SelectUSA is a lot like going home after summer camp. We had a kinetic and formative experience at the summit that has developed my perspective and will allow me to broaden my vision while narrowing my focus. I was able to listen to speakers..

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StageXchange Invited Back to SelectUSA Summit

Comprehensive deal platform StageXchange has been invited by the Federal Interagency Investment Working Group (IIWG) to attend the SelectUSA Summit in Baltimore, MD on June 20th through the 22nd. The platform’s ability to present deals, validate..

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Pitch Events and Startup Accelerators Gone Right

This year StageXchange has had the privilege of being invited to become the host platform for what are arguably some of the most important Match VC and accelerator events in the Western Hemisphere. We were a SXSW partner for their Startup Marketplace..

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SXSW Begins 

We made it to Austin, TX and are can't be more excited. As many of you know we are partnering with SXSW for their annual VC event and will also be providing the deal platform for Student Startup Madness. We've worked very hard to create a platform..

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Pitch Events: Past, Present, Future

As we prepare for South By Soutwest (SXSW) I have begun thinking about what constitutes a great pitch event and how we as a tech partner to both SXSW and Student Startup Madness can make it easier for VCs to pull the trigger on a deal. As I was..

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StageXChange Partners with Student Startup Madness for National Finals at SXSW

StageXchange partners with national college startup competition, Student Startup Madness, to help student entrepreneurs promote their companies 

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Purpose Driven Investment, A Great Idea Whose Time Has Come

StageXchange is a great believer in purpose driven investment and has dedicated our time and energy to helping nonprofits, startups, and developing regions get a fair shot at funding. We have partnered with great organizations like Patriot Boot Camp..

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Business Scalability: Amazon Rolls Out Whole Foods Delivery

Four cities this week have been treated to Amazon's test of their new Whole Foods Delivery service. This free service for Prime members will be an excellent test market for the service as each city has its own culture, transportation issues, and..

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StageXchange Becomes SXSW 2018 Technology Partner; Hosting SXSW Startup Marketplace

Up-and- coming deal accelerator StageXchange has just announced their partnership program with the world-renowned South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals to launch the first-ever SXSW Startup Marketplace.

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StageXchange Partners with Patriot Boot Camp

StageXchange is proud to announce that it is partnering with Patriot Boot Camp (PBC) to support military veteran and spouse entrepreneurs at its next technology entrepreneurship boot camp in Denver, Colorado from September 22-24, 2017. This program..

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National Governors Association 2017 Summer Meeting

Announcement

StageXchange is set to backbone one of the feature sessions at the upcoming National Governors Association 2017 Summer Meeting in Providence utilizing its Foreign Direct Investment Platform.

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StageXchange Debut at SelectUSA 2017 Investment Summit

(Washington, D.C.) The 2017 SelectUSA Summit happens June 18-20, 2017, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. The Summit's theme "Grow with US" will highlight the innovative business climate in the United States and feature investment..

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Texas Economic Development Council Invites Hopkins to Speak at Mid Year Conference

Keith A. Hopkins CEO of StageXchange has been invited by the Texas Economic Development Council to address its members at the Upcoming TEDC Mid-Year Conference just ahead of SelectUSA.

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Dave Wright, CSO of ServiceNow Has Joined StageXchange’s Board Of Advisors

StageXchange is proud to announce that Dave Wright, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of ServiceNow has joined our Board of Advisors. ServiceNow is one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies on the planet with a market cap more than $18..

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Keith A. Hopkins, CEO of StageXChange, invited to join discussion panel at upcoming SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC

StageXchange’s deal management platform will be on exhibit while Keith A. Hopkins is speaking and at the annual SelectUSA Investment Summit held June 18th in Washington, DC.

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StageXchange Embarks on Trade Mission to Mexico

Building on momentum from SXSW, StageXchange heads to Mexico City for Trade Mission.

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StageXchange Partners with SXSW Casa Mexico

StageXchange platform selected for international pitch competition at the SXSW event hosted by Casa Mexico. Company CEO, Keith A. Hopkins, has also been requested to be a judge at the event.

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StageXchange Releases Platform 2.0

2016 represented the first year StageXchange fully unveiled its deal management platform with the hopes of expediting and simplifying the due diligence process. With relatively few setbacks, StageXchange culminated an impressive opening year with a..

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StageXchange hits $3B in sought investments on capital raising platform

StageXchange was devised to seamlessly combine investor and developer interests together for the digital age. With the hard work of its founding team and a commitment to consistent improvement based on client input, StageXchange is making major moves..

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StageXchange to sponsor Texas-China Investment Summit

While China has always been a massive hub for manufacturing, the entrepreneurial spirit of the world’s most populated nation is growing in leaps and bounds. Cultivating these inter-pacific partnerships beyond mere production and consumption relations..

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StageXchange launches new and improved website

StageXchange is in the business of business, with modern technology the fuel in the machine. For a business like StageXchange to continue to evolve and maintain its growth, harnessing the finest technology is tantamount to a positive future. The company..

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Chase Properties injects expertise and excitement into brownfield reclamation.

Jacksonville, Florida has functioned in many roles in its history. As the city expanded into the largest U.S. city in total area and 12th most populous, it never forgot to incorporate all of its servitude into its modern incarnation. Jacksonville has one..

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StageXchange adds David A. Shaggy to its strategic advisory board

StageXchange was built to eliminate the pain points of deal management with an immediate interest in the world of real estate development. Bridging the angel investor with the small to medium sized developer is the beginning of StageXchange’s innovative..

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Meet our CTO Rick Szatkowski

While the world continues to seek new innovations, the ways these plans are funded and information exchanged lags behind the designs themselves. StageXchange launched this year to bring technology to deal making, taking several pain points out of..

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Meet Our CEO Keith Hopkins

Keith Hopkins is a Southwest Florida businessman with vast experience that spans the globe. In 2014, he cofounded Stage Capital Group, LLC, a consulting company focused on real estate development which has just launched a private cloud-based funding..

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