Monthly Archives: April 2012

April 2012 | Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions
The statewide battery and energy technology group has chosen Eastman Business Park for a test facility that will assist companies launching advanced energy storage solutions.

NY-BEST Opening Commercialization Center in Rochester

NY-BEST Opening Commercialization Center in Rochester

The statewide battery and energy technology group has chosen Eastman Business Park for a test facility that will assist companies launching advanced energy storage solutions.

Cerner to Open Client Support Center in Kansas

The $190-million project in Kansas City, KS will employ up to 4,000 people by 2014.

Bendix/King to Locate Headquarters in Albuquerque, NM

The Honeywell division, which provides repair and overhaul services for light aircraft, will create 140 new jobs in its information technology unit.

Winners in the Next Economy

Report from the Mid-South Aerotropolis Conference
By Christina Meek, Greater Memphis Chamber

COVER STORY: Digital Media Takes The Prize

Millions of pixels are helping to create thousands of jobs in a new high-growth sector of the economy. From feature films to video games, digital media is spreading its computer-generated wings and flying, from traditional locations like California, Massachusetts and New York to up and coming industry leaders Utah, Louisiana and Rhode Island. From the March/April 2012 issue.

Cummins Expands Seymour, IN Campus, Adds 290 Jobs

The engine giant is investing $219 million to add engineering test cells and a new cylinder block line to its high-horsepower unit.

China’s Largest Producer of Copper Tubing Builds AL Plant

Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc. has broken ground on a $100-million plant in Thomasville, AL, expected to create 300 jobs.

ThyssenKrupp Presta Expands Headquarters in Vigo County

The maker of steering systems will invest $22 million in its Terre Haute, IN facility, creating 120 new jobs.

FEATURE STORY: 2012 Economic Development Awards

Every year, we showcase the economic development deals with the biggest impact and rank the top states and metros. Now, we turn our spotlight on the agencies with the best practices who have achieved overall excellence. From the March/April 2012 issue.

Baxter Plans $1-Billion BioMed Complex in Georgia

A plasma-based treatments manufacturing plant and warehouse/distribution facilities will create 1,500 jobs in Stanton Springs, GA.

Steel Dynamics to Add Jobs in Hendricks County, IN

The nation's fifth largest producer of carbon steel products will invest $76 million to expand its Pittsboro operations, creating 50 jobs.

Mando Expands Auto Parts Operation in Opelika, AL

The company is investing $24.3 million to add a production line at its Alabama facility, creating 30 new jobs.

Happy Trails

Kentucky's bourbon business is booming, giving a tasty lift to state revenues and tourism.

A Driving Force in Recovery

Eco. Dev. pros play a leading role in the resurgence of U.S. manufacturing.
By Jay C. Moon, CEcD, Chair, IEDC

Michelin Plans $750-Million Expansion in South Carolina

The tire giant will grow its Earthmover tire production in Anderson and Lexington counties, creating 500 new jobs.

Teva Relocates Headquarters to Overland Park, KS

The subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will invest $71 million in a new 154,000-square-foot facility that will employ 400.

LOCATION FOCUS: New York – A Wealth Of Everything

There are many reasons to love New York. Among them, its unique balance between innovaton and preservation, a quality that makes the Empire State an economically and culturally well-rounded business location. From the March/April 2012 issue

Certech to Retain Jobs and Create 80 More in Hanover Twp.

The company will consolidate its molded ceramic component operations from out of state to the Luzerne County, PA location.

Ross Stores Will Bring 600 New Jobs to York County

The discount department store chain will open a warehousing and distribution facility in Rock Hill, SC.

Accuride Corporation to Invest $8.73 Million in SC Expansion

The commercial vehicle component supplier will create at least 25 new jobs when they add production capacity to their Camden facility.

Oceaneering to Invest $5 Million in Morgan City Expansion

The global oilfield provider of engineered services and products will add 30,000 square feet to its Louisiana facilities.

East Meets Midwest

Michigan take a great leap forward with an e-commerce link that lets in-state companies sell directly to consumers in China.

Austin, Lexington Cited for Economic Development Excellence

Business Facilities shines its spotlight on the organizations that have established and consistently executed the best practices in the industry.

Business Facilities Names Achievement Award Winners

New Jersey's Partnership for Action and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance are among the honorees in our first annual Economic Development Achievement Awards.