Monthly Archives: February 2012

New York City Planning First Wind Power Project

Turbines will be installed atop Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island, as the city considers putting them on building rooftops and offshore.

Yogurt Empire

The explosive growth of New York's yogurt industry is no laughing matter.

Carpenter Technology Expands Manufacturing in Berks County

The maker of metal specialty alloys will pay $6 million for 50 acres in Reading, PA, including four existing facilities totaling 355,000 square feet.

Publix Plans $189-Million Distribution Center for Orlando, FL

The super market chain will receive $3.8 million in state incentives and build a 1-million-square-foot facility, creating 156 jobs.

Exide Technologies Grows Operations in Salina, KS

Exide will add up to 130 new jobs and invest $10 million in an expansion of its battery assembly and electrical charging facility.

Daewon America Expands Production in Opelika, AL

The manufacturer of coil spring and stabilizer bars will invest $13 million to expand its Alabama facility in the Northeast Opelika Industrial Park.

Saks to Open Distribution Center in Tennessee

The upscale retail chain will move into a 564,000-square-foot facility in La Vergne, TN, creating 250 jobs.

GE Capital to Open Technology Center in New Orleans

GE's decision to site a major new corporate office in New Orleans will create 300 new jobs in information technology and software development.

January/February 2012 Issue (Volume 45, Number 1)

As usual, we open this year's volume with our annual Economic Development Deal of the Year and State of the Year awards. From the January/February 2012 issue.


Business Facilities LiveXchange is an invitation-only event for corporate executives responsible for choosing a new location for their companies’ next facility. From the January/February 2012 issue

Caterpillar to Build New Plant in Georgia, Creating 1,400 Jobs

The equipment giant will build a 1 million-square-foot, $200-million facility in Clarke and Oconee counties for its Building Construction Products Division.

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Chris Cummiskey, Commissioner Of The Georgia Department Of...

The Georgia Competitiveness Initiative outlines the needs of each of the state’s 12 regions and includes a set of comprehensive recommendations to shape an economic development strategy for the state to ensure the success of job creation and business growth in Georgia. From the January/February 2012 issue.

FIRST WORD: Bigger and Better

The larger format will enable us to deliver our most comprehensive package of insightful features to date. We also will be introducing some new departments that will expand the scope of our coverage, while maintaining the level of expertise you have come to expect from a national publication that has been an industry leader for four decades. From the January/February 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Washington – Aerospace Giant Aims Higher

To ensure future success of its flourishing aerospace industry, Washington is focusing on new investments in training and a new statewide coalition aimed at competitiveness. From the January/February 2012 issue.


Befitting a state that is home to majestic snow-capped Rockies, Utah continues to scale new heights with an aggressive economic development strategy that has made the Beehive State a leader in a bevy of high-growth sectors. From the January/February 2012 issue.

GM Building $224-Million Plant in MD for E-Car Motors

The White Marsh facility in Maryland will produce components for electric and hybrid vehicles, bringing U.S. auto jobs back from Mexico.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Ships, Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The past four years have hit hard. And while the logistics industry is no exception, some sectors are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. From the January/February 2012 issue.

COVER STORY: 2011 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

Kentucky has a century-long tradition of building cars, going back to the Model T. A new long-term partnership with Ford will bring a bonanza of jobs to the Louisville region as the Bluegrass State sets its sights on becoming the top U.S. automotive manufacturing center.

BUSINESS REPORT: Sunshine State Shines Light on Innovation

Florida launched a number of major projects in 2011 that are helping to provide momentum for its innovative industry clusters and create higher-paying jobs. From the January/February 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Ontario’s Thriving Green Economy

Forward-thinking renewable energy programs and incentives are catalysts for growth in an area sitting next to one of the largest clean-energy markets in the world. From the January/February 2012 issue.