Monthly Archives: September 2011

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

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.

JobsOhio to Manage Strategic Investment and Incentives

Gov. John Kasich is shifting key development functions from the state Department of Development to a new non-profit that will work with six regional partnerships.

North Dakota’s $157-Million Wind Project Gets Green Light

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has unanimously approved plans by utility Minnesota Power to invest in the 105-megawatt Bison 2 wind farm in ND.

Doing Business in China

Companies doing business in China need to understand the Chinese approach to contract law.
By David Atkins, CEO, Atkins International