Monthly Archives: February 2010

February 2010 | Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions


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A pair of initiatives by Dow Chemical Co. will bring hundreds of green jobs to the state, Michigan Economic Development Corp. confirmed to the Detroit News this week. Dow Kokam MI LLC, a joint venture formed last year between Dow Chemical Co and South Korean partner TK Advanced Battery LLC, will construct a manufacturing facility […]

Dow Invests $294 Million in MI Battery Plant

Dow Invests $294 Million in MI Battery Plant

A pair of initiatives by Dow Chemical Co. will bring hundreds of green jobs to the state, Michigan Economic Development Corp. confirmed ...

Oak Ridge Energy Corridor To Promote Electric Vehicles

A consortium of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley organizations, regional planners, and the Department of Energy have formed...

RI Gets $22.3-Million Grant for Wind Energy

The Quonset Development Corporation (QDC), a subsidiary of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (EDC) was awarded a $22.3 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic...

USDA Boosts Rural Development

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the selection of community based organizations in 18 states to receive funding to promote economic growth. USDA Rural...

Inherit the Wind

We’ll be the first to admit that as we have tracked the burgeoning implementation of wind-powered energy in the past two years, our attention...

Bombardier Lands in Macon, GA

Macon, GA Mayor Robert Reichert and Macon Bibb County Industrial Authority Chairman Cliff Whitby have announced that Bombardier Aerospace will open a ...

U.S. Backs New Nuclear Power Plants

President Obama put his stamp of approval this week on the reemergence of nuclear power in the United States, announcing that the Energy Department...

2010 Silicon Valley Index Sounds Alarm

The 2010 Index of Silicon Valley paints a gloomy picture of California’s recession-battered high-tech hub and warns that rapid economic growth in other countries...

Reaching for Olympic Gold

As the winter Olympics unfold in Vancouver, B.C., the quadrennial guessing game has begun. Speculation is rampant, but not about which competitors will...

Wisconsin Pools Stimulus Bonds

Wisconsin is moving to make use of $238 million in economic development bonding provided under the federal stimulus program. Gov. Jim Doyle recently signed...

Ohio Third Frontier Renewal Up to Voters

A $700 million renewal of Ohio Third Frontier — the 10-year, $1.6 billion project to re-energize Ohio’srneconomy by investing in emerging technologies — will be...

Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Opens in Tennessee

One of the world’s first cellulosic ethanol demonstration plants has opened near Vonore, TN, marking what Gov. Phil Bredesen calls “an important step forward”...

Linden, NJ Approves Clean Coal Plant

The city of Linden, NJ has cleared the way for the construction of a $5-billion clean coal plant to be constructed on the...

Aeroframe Expands at Chennault International Airport

Gov. Bobby Jindal, Aeroframe Services President and CEO Roger Porter and Lake Charles, LA Mayor Randy Roach have announced that Aeroframe will ...

Dow Eyes Midland, MI for Site of Solar Shingle Plant

The Dow Chemical Company has announced that Midland, MI has been identified as the preferred site for the first full-scale production facility for its...

Louisiana Marching in Saints Parade

Louisiana Economic Development is maximizing the positive impact of the New Orleans Saints' appearance in the Super Bowl by taking out full-page ads in...

Niagara Power to Boost Erie Canal Harbor Development

The New York State Economic Development Power Allocation Board (EDPAB) officially authorized the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to utilize net revenues from the...

Report Projects 7,000 Renewable Energy Jobs in Utah

A new study concludes that new renewable energy and energy efficiency investments in Utah could yield 7,000 net ongoing jobs, $310 million in net...

Experian Adding 300 Jobs in Allen, TX

International credit information firm Experian plans to increase the size of its Allen, TX operation by almost a third, according to a report...

Bluegrass Region Attracts $47.5 Million in Venture Funds

Entrepreneurial companies in the Bluegrass Region attracted $47.5 million in venture funding, including angel and venture capital investments, in 2009, according to the annual...

BOUNCING BACK: The Global Recovery Takes Hold

The interdependence of global markets left no one unscathed during the Great Recession. Reshaped economic models aimed at innovation are growth engines for recovery.

Where The Grass is Getting Greener

State approval of the use of marijuana for reducing nausea in chemotherapy patients and other medical applications is spreading like, well, ...

OK Governor Urges Funding for EDGE

Gov. Brad Henry is asking state lawmakers to develop a permanent funding source for a planned $1 billion endowment to help fund research projects...

Production, Processing and Distribution—In States That Suit

Market, transportation and material access help fuel location choices for the businesses that feed us.