Monthly Archives: November 2011

Chiquita Brands Moving Global Headquarters to Charlotte, NC

More than $22 million in state and local incentives lures the banana giant from Cincinnati, bringing 417 jobs to the Tarheel State.

Data Systems International Relocates HQ to Missouri

The global provider of enterprise mobility solutions will move 145 workers from Overland Park, KS to Kansas City, MO and create 15 new jobs.

Sundrop Plans $450-Million Biofuels Plant in Louisiana

The Colorado startup will convert natural gas from forest waste into 50 million gallons a year of "green gasoline" at a facility that will employ 150.

Bed Bath & Beyond Plans E-Fulfillment Center in Georgia

The company will invest $50 million in an e-commerce facility in Pendergrass, GA, creating 900 jobs.

Louisiana OKs $8.3-Million in Incentives to Create 1,400 Jobs

The Schumacher Group will get $5 million from the state's mega-fund for economic development, while CenturyLink will receive $3.3 million.

Of The People

The so-called Super Committee serves up some Kryptonite for the recovery.

Finger Lakes Targets Energy, Sustainable Manufacturing

The Regional Development Council will allocate $40 million in NY state funding for start-ups aiming to create 7,000 jobs within five years.

Lexington, Louisville Team Up on Advanced Manufacturing Push

The proposed Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement will develop a regional business plan between the two Kentucky cities to increase their competitiveness.

Republic Steel Expands Operations in Ohio, Adds 449 Jobs

Republic is investing $85.2 million to upgrade its Lorain, OH operation, with a new electric arc furnace at the plant west of Cleveland

Chrysler to Invest $500 Million in Toledo North Plant

The auto giant will hire a second shift of workers at its Toledo, OH assembly plant to build a new Fiat-based SUV for Jeep, adding 1,105 jobs.

Rerouting the Debate

Nebraska shows us that we don't have to choose between energy independence and environmental protection.

Rerouting the Debate

Nebraska shows us that we don't have to choose between energy independence and environmental protection.

Harris Plans $100-Million Engineering Center on Space Coast

The 450,000 square-foot center at the Palm Bay campus, will create 100 new tech jobs as part of a modernization initiative designed to foster engineering innovation.

Exegistics Puts Facility in Jennings County, Adds 315 Jobs

The Wheeling, IL-based logistics provider is investing $9 million in its first Indiana operation in North Vernon.

Smithfield Foods Plans $85-Million Expansion in Kinston, NC

The upgrade at the Smithfield Packing Co. facility will create 330 new jobs.

Jefferson County, AL Files Largest U.S. Municipal Bankruptcy

Alabama's most populous county joins Harrisburg, PA, Vallejo, CA and Central Falls, RI on the list of municipal defaults since 2008, sending tremors through the $2.9-trillion municipal bond market.

Puratos Breaks Ground for $42-million Plant in NJ

The new manufacturing facility will double the size of the company's baking products operation in Camden County, creating 40 jobs.

Doing Your Homework

Here are 25 things to consider if you are leasing new commercial space.
By Dave Richardson, VP, McCall & Almy

Allergan Plans $12-Million Research Facility in New Jersey

The Botox producer is expected to create up to 400 jobs in the Garden State and receive a $10-year, $17-million state grant to build the facility.

Ford Plans $1.1 Billion Upgrade of Claycomo Plant

The auto giant says a new labor deal will permit it to add 1,600 jobs to its Missouri operation, for a second F-150 truck line and production of a new commercial van.