Yearly Archives: 2012

Landfill Gas to Power Chemical Plant in Delaware

Ground is broken for a $6-million landfill-gas-to-energy project at the Croda Atlas Point chemical manufacturing plant in New Castle, DE

AGS Automotive Invests $21 Million in Sterling Heights, MI Unit

MEDC says the Michigan Strategic Fund has approved a $900,000 Michigan Business Development Program incentive for the expansion, which will create 90 jobs.

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Stephen Moret, Secretary Lousiana Economic Development

Airbus is putting its North American manufacturing hub in Mobile. We asked AL DOC chief Greg Canfield about the impact on the state’s growing aerospace industry. From the May/June 2012 issue

FIRST WORD: Great Expectations

The biotech playing field is leveling, Europe is in crisis and the data center industry is growing by gigabytes. Go figure. From the May/June 2012 issue

Carmeuse Lime & Stone to Invest $45 Million in VA Expansion

The lime and limestone products manufacturer will create 25 new jobs to help meet production demands.

Astellas Opens Doors After $140-Million IL Expansion

Astellas will add 150 high-tech, high paying jobs at its new headquarters in Glenview.

May/June 2012 Issue (Volume 45, Number 3)

It turns out the biotech playing field is leveling, Europe is in crisis and the data center industry is growing by gigabytes. From the May/June 2012 issue.

SPECIAL REPORT: Northeast Ohio – Region on The Rise

Northeast Ohio, a traditional leader in manufacturing, is quickly transitioning to the 21st century knowledge economy. A key advantage is access to markets—the region is within a 500-mile radius of 41 percent of all U.S. households. From the May/June 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: West Virginia Is Open For Business

Several major automotive initiatives are keeping jobs rolling into the Mountain State. From the May/June 2012 issue

THE GROWTH SPECIALIST: Everything Must Change – Rethinking Workforce Development

A skilled workforce is a key requirement for developers. Locations are deploying new strategies that strive to avoid a mismatch between available skills and project needs. From the May/June 2012 issue.

Exxon Plans Multi-Billion-Dollar Chemical Plant in Texas

The oil giant plans to use natural gas from U.S. shale deposits to produce ethylene for plastics at the new facility, expected to come online in 2016 at its Baytown, TX complex.

BUSINESS REPORT: Job Creation Efforts are Buzzing in the Beehive State

Gov. Gary Herbert is well on the way to hitting his target of 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days, unveiling several new high-wage projects in growth sectors. From the May/June 2012 issue

Amazon to Build Two Distribution Centers in New Jersey

The online retail giant is expected to seek tax incentives for the two logistics facilities, which are expected to create 1,500 jobs in the Garden State.

SEW-Eurodrive Expands in Spartanburg County

The maker of industrial gear motors and electronics will invest $20 million to grow its South Carolina operation.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Ports of Success

U.S. export numbers are on the rise. And as the numbers increase, so do the future business possibilities. From the May/June 2012 issue.

Bloom Energy Breaks Ground for Delaware Manufacturing Center

Clean energy servers known as "Bloom Boxes" will be produced on a 272-acre site formerly occupied by a Chrysler assembly plant and now owned by the University of Delaware.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Data Centers – Growing by Gigabytes

From the snow-capped Rockies of Wyoming to the scenic vistas of the Tennessee Valley, new data centers are popping up across the landscape as a hot growth sector continues to expand. From the May/June 2012 issue

Huntington Foam Expands Operations in Greenville, MI

The custom foam shape molder will invest $2.6 million and receive a $340,000 business development incentive from the Michigan Strategic Fund.

INTERNATIONAL REPORT: Germany and Belgium – Restarting the Engine for European...

Spillover effects are traveling back and forth between emerging and advanced economies. From the May/June 2012 issue.

LOCATION FOCUS: Carolinas – Coastal Clout With Global Reach

The Carolinas, well known for their creative climate and low-cost business environment, are now an East Coast engine for growth hitting on all cylinders. North Carolina and South Carolina are busy certifying shovel-ready sites and pioneering new incentives. From the May/June 2012 issue