Monthly Archives: January 2012

January 2012 | Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions


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The company’s Georgia operation will be known as Toyota Industries Compressor Parts America (TICA), and it represents a $350-million investment.

Toyota Sets Plant for Pendergrass County, GA, Creating 320 jobs

Toyota Sets Plant for Pendergrass County, GA, Creating 320 jobs

The company’s Georgia operation will be known as Toyota Industries Compressor Parts America (TICA), and it represents a $350-million investment.

California Redevelopment Agencies Face Elimination on Feb. 1

More than 400 Community Redevelopment Agencies will start to be phased out this week as the California Supreme Court's decision to uphold a state law abolishing CRAs goes into effect.

Xerox Plans Call Center in Webster, NY, Creating 500 Jobs

The Monroe County project will utilize $5 million in Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits and a $1 million economic development grant from the state.

Pepperidge Farm Expands in Richmond, UT

The food company plans to double its production of popular Goldfish crackers, adding a third line that could yield 31 million lbs. of the cheesy snack.

Cuyahoga County, OH Approves $100-Million Growth Fund

The new fund, approved this week by the County Council, will award loans to help companies develop technology, revitalize property and create new jobs.

Jobs in Name Only

The president and his State of the Union rebutter both cited Apple's late iconic visionary as the cure to U.S. job woes. Really?

Jobs in Name Only

The president and his State of the Union rebutter both cited Apple's late iconic visionary as the cure to U.S. job woes. Really?

Bridging Generational Workplace Chasms

Setting the Stage for Gen Y Leaders
By Jeff Mariola
President, Ambius’ Europe & North America

Pet Supplies Plus Relocates Warehouse to Seymour, IN

In a consolidation and expansion, the pet specialty retailer will bring 135 jobs to Indiana from southeastern Michigan.

Amazon Plans Fulfillment Center for Spartanburg County, SC

The e-commerce giant will invest $50 million in a new distribution center that will employ hundreds.

Northern Kentucky Creates Business Accelerator for Info Cluster

UpTech will provide up to $100,000 developmental support individually to fifty informatics start-ups, along with six months of free riverfront office space.

Under the Rug

With the global effort to reduce CO2 emissions faltering, the U.S. is racing to build huge underground carbon storage bins in old salt mines and depleted oilfields.

Under the Rug

With the global effort to reduce CO2 emissions faltering, the U.S. is racing to build huge underground carbon storage bins in old salt mines and depleted oilfields.

Eastman Kodak Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

The iconic Rochester, NY-based film and camera giant is assuring employees and pensioners it will be "business as usual" with payments continuing through the bankruptcy process.

$12-Million Rail Station Stop for Rockford, IL

Funded in addition to the $60 million Chicago-Rockford-Dubuque rail corridor, it will help support the nearly 700 jobs anticipated from both projects.

Kestrel Aircraft Puts Plant, HQ in Wisconsin, Adding 600 Jobs

An aggressive incentives package from the Wisconsin EDC, including $18 million in tax credits, seals the deal for the project in Superior, WI.

Amazon Expanding Chattanooga Distribution Center

The E-commerce giant will grow the center's floor space to the equivalent of 28 football fields and expects its Tennessee workforce to grow to 5,000 this year.

BMW Announces $900-Million Expansion in South Carolina

The German auto giant will add 300 jobs at its plant in Spartanburg County, SC and says it has now produced more than 2 million vehicles in the U.S. since 1994.

Kansas Earmarks $16 Million for Bombardier Tech Center

The Jayhawk State is moving quickly to buttress its aerospace manufacturing base in the wake of Boeing's decision to close a major military aircraft facility that employs 2,160.

Honda to Build Acura NSX “Supercar” in Ohio

The Japanese automaker reveals at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit it will produce the NSX near its current facilities in central Ohio at a new advanced manufacturing center.

New York Plans Largest U.S. Convention and Exhibition Center

The proposed $4-billion, 3.8-million-square-foot facility would be built by a Malaysian conglomerate at the current site of Aqueduct racetrack in Queens.

Boeing to Close Wichita Aircraft Plant Employing 2,160

The aerospace giant is moving the jobs to Puget Sound, WA in a decision that angered Kansas officials who had strongly supported the company's effort to win a huge aerial tanker contract from the Pentagon.

Labor Department: U.S. Added 1.6 Million Jobs in 2011

In a sign that the recovery is picking up steam, employers added 200,000 jobs in December, bringing the national unemployment rate down to 8.5 percent.

NY Targets Buffalo for $1-Billion Development Program

In his State of the State address, Gov. Cuomo announced a multi-year package of incentives aimed at boosting job creation in Buffalo and replicating the success of a similar program in Albany.