Yearly Archives: 2009

2009 | Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions


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The South Carolina Department of Commerce, Lexington County and the Central SC Alliance have announced that Husqvarna will locate a parts distribution operation in Lexington County. The company anticipates investing more than $2.5 million and will be the principal tenant in a newly constructed building. “We are pleased to move forward with our plans for […]

Parts Distribution Operation Locates in SC

Parts Distribution Operation Locates in SC

The South Carolina Department of Commerce, Lexington County and the Central SC Alliance have announced that Husqvarna will locate a parts distribution operation in...

State of the Year: Tennessee

Tennessee has been named the winner of Business Facilities’ third annual State of the Year Award.

Crystal Ball 2010

  Here are some New Year's resolutions we'd like to see: -- The world’s largest wind turbine will be attached to the Washington Monument, facing the...

Golf’s One-Man Stimulus Package

In the wake of golf superstar Tiger Woods' announcement that he is taking an indefinite leave from the sport, many are wondering if...

Largest Wind Farm Slated for Oregon

GE wins a $1.4-billion contract to supply 338 of its 2.5 megawatt turbines for Shepherds Flat in north-central Oregon, to be completed by 2012.

Chandra Puts Cable Plant in Kentucky

The India-based company is investing $32 million in a copper cable manufacturing facility in Morgantown. Gov. Steve Beshear of Kentucky, Cabinet for Economic Development representatives,...

E-Beam Locates in Butler County, PA

California-based BeamOne is investing $9 million in a new electron beam medical device sterilization service center in Clinton Township. California-based BeamOne is investing $9...

Mayor Bloomberg Discovers It’s Not Easy Being Green

As the world prepares for a global summit meeting this month in Denmark to meet the challenge of climate change, New York City...

Missouri Gets $1.2 Million for Green Jobs Training

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has been awarded an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant. The state of Missouri, through the Missouri Department...

Eminently Wrong

In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that sent shock waves through everyone who assumed that the government could not seize...

Owens Corning Expands in N. Memphis

The company is investing $22 million in its Tennessee laminates facility. Owens Corning is investing $22 million in an expansion of its North Memphis, TN,...

Blackhawk Composites to Open Plant in KY

Governor Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes announced Blackhawk Composites, Inc., a start-up manufacturer of advanced aerospace composite parts,...

High-Tech Worker Visas Still Available

We have been reporting for some time in this space that the shortage of skilled workers in the U.S. has been exacerbated in recent...

The Roaring 2010s

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

New South Lumber Co. Expanding

Gov. Mark Sanford, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Darlington County Economic Development Partnership this week joined New South Lumber Company, a...

LiveXchange Keynote: Carbon Credits Will Shape the New Economy

The shape of the new economy is going to be defined by an emerging $3-trillion global market in carbon emissions credits, attendees at the...

Dell Shutting Computer Plant in NC

Dell announced this week it will close its desktop computer manufacturing plant near Winston-Salem, NC by the end of January. The plant,...

Michigan Fund Aids Diversification

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) President and CEO Greg Main have announced that the Michigan Supplier Diversification Fund will...

Is your roofing cool?

As sustainable development has quickly moved from an admirable goal to a requirement, everyone needs to get up to speed on the terminology...

Editors’ Location Picks

In a tough year, we were tempted to use "survival of the fittest" as the criteria for our annual location showcase. However, this year's selections not only are surviving—they're thriving!

Medical Plastics: Getting Bigger As Boomers Get Older

The need for medical plastics continues to grow despite the economic downturn as there is greater demand for life-saving and quality of life products to meet the needs of our aging population.

Gateways to 21st Century Business and Industry Solutions

U.S. ports and foreign trade zones are poised to play a huge role in economic recovery, forming a vital interface between the nation and the world.

Michigan Corporate Moves

Michigan Gets $1.35 Billion from DOE for Advanced Battery Development Vice President Joe Biden recently announced that 12 Michigan projects have been awarded...

Mississippi Corporate Moves

ATK Expanding Iuka Plant To Make Aero CompositesAlliant Techsystems, Inc. (ATK) is expanding its Iuka, MS facility to manufacture composite structures for next-generation commercial...