Monthly Archives: September 2011

September 2011 | Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions


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The mobile text message marketing company will add 135 jobs to its Kentucky operation.

CMSText Invests $4.4 Million in Lexington, KY Facility

CMSText Invests $4.4 Million in Lexington, KY Facility

The mobile text message marketing company will add 135 jobs to its Kentucky operation.

DOE Approves $1 Billion in Loan Guarantees for Solar Projects

With one day remaining before its advanced energy stimulus loan program expires, DOE awards $737 million to the Crescent Dunes project in Nevada and $337 million to Sempra Energy in Arizona.

National Solar Power Unveils $1.5-Billion Project in Florida

The Melbourne, FL-based company says it will build 20 solar farms in rural Gadsden County, generating up to 400 MW of power.

Ascend Performance Materials Adds 100 Jobs in Pensacola

The nylon producer plans to invest $50 million in capital improvements at its Florida facility.

“Snooki Tax” Gets Whacked

Gov. Christie cans a $420,000 production incentive for MTV's hit show, Jersey Shore.

Siemens Wind Turbine Expansion to Create 600 Jobs in Ontario

Pattern Energy Group and Samsung Renewable Energy have announced the completion of an expanded agreement with Siemens to supply turbines for four wind energy projects totaling 870 MW.

General Motors to Reopen Spring Hill, TN Assembly Plant

As part of a new labor deal, the auto giant is expected to build two mid-sized cars at the Tennessee plant, bringing 1,700 new jobs to a facility that shut down after GM folded Saturn.

New York Offers $150 Million for Renewable Energy Projects

NYSERDA and the state’s Public Service Commission begin the second round of a program that already has funded 51 projects generating 5.3-million MW of renewable energy.

CTA Acoustics Plans Auto Parts Plant in Steuben County

The company will invest $9 million in the Orland, IN plant, creating 140 jobs.

Tire Producer Invests $1.2 Billion in South Carolina Facilities

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. will create 850 jobs with two projects in Ailken County.

Time Warner to Create 500 Jobs at Florida Service Center

The media giant will invest $5 million in a shared services center in Hillsborough County.

General Motors Targets Expansion of Detroit Workforce

General Motors, Android Industries and Focus: HOPE come together to bring 150 new jobs to Detroit.

U.S. Postal Service Plans to Close 250 Processing Facilities

Facing a tide of red ink that may exceed $10 billion by the end of this month, the nation's mail service also may eliminate at least 35,000 jobs.

Pharmavite Puts Vitamin Plant in Opelika, AL

The dietary supplement giant will be investing $74 million in a new manufacturing facility, opening in 2013 and creating 280 jobs.

Taps for Fort Monmouth

After 94 years of active service, the garrison flag is taken down at a U.S. Army base on the Jersey Shore. What will replace it is still up in the air.

Taps for Fort Monmouth

After 94 years of active service, the garrison flag is taken down at a U.S. Army base on the Jersey Shore. What will replace it is still up in the air.

Sasol Picks Louisiana as Site of $10-Billion Natural Gas Plant

The South African energy producer's selection of Calcasieu Parish as the preferred location for a gas-to-liquids complex could bring up to 5,000 jobs to Louisiana.

California Adopts $100-Million Clean Transport Investment Plan

The plan includes $8 million for electric vehicle charging stations, $8.5 million for hydrogen fueling stations for fuel cells, and $24 million to develop and produce biofuels.

Amtrak Eyes Wilmington, DE for Maintenance Center

The commuter rail giant has narrowed the site search for it's high-speed rail yard to two locations in Delaware, officials said.

Ten Years Later

What the terrorists could not destroy on September 11, 2001.

FBI Raids CA Solar Panel Maker Who Got $527M in U.S. Funds

The Feds want to know why the company laid off most of its workers and filed for bankruptcy after collecting $527 million from a DOE stimulus loan.

Lowe’s Breaks Ground for Distribution Center in Georgia

The home improvement giant is investing $125 million for a new facility in Rome, GA that will open in 2013, creating 600 jobs.

Gov. Beshear Cuts Ribbon on ZF Steering Systems Expansion

The $96-million expansion of the German auto parts supplier's facility in Florence, KY will create 400 new jobs.

Calisolar Invests $600 Million in Mississippi Silicon Plant

The new facility in Lowndes County, MS will produce 16,000 metric tons of silicon metal and solar silicon for the production of high-performance solar-energy cells.