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When the project was announced nearly 10 years ago, the new-and-improved 77-kilometer waterway through the narrow Isthmus that connects North and South America was expected to reopen for business in time for the 100th anniversary of the Canal in 2014. But the daunting engineering challenge of building a third set of new locks—and a toxic combination of legal and labor issues—rendered that deadline unrealistic almost from the get-go.


When the project was announced nearly 10 years ago, the new-and-improved 77-kilometer waterway through the narrow Isthmus that connects North and South America was expected to reopen for business in time for the 100th anniversary of the Canal in 2014. But the daunting engineering challenge of building a third set of new locks—and a toxic combination of legal and labor issues—rendered that deadline unrealistic almost from the get-go.

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Home Stretch: The Panama Canal Expansion

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Home Stretch: The Panama Canal Expansion

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When the project was announced nearly 10 years ago, the new-and-improved 77-kilometer waterway through the narrow Isthmus that connects North and South America was expected to reopen for business in time for the 100th anniversary of the Canal in 2014. But the daunting engineering challenge of building a third set of new locks—and a toxic combination of legal and labor issues—rendered that deadline unrealistic almost from the get-go.


Advance Auto Parts To Create 200 Jobs In La Vergne, TN

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Advance Auto Parts, Inc. will invest $24.5 million and create more than 200 new jobs at its new distribution center in La Vergne, TN.



RES Polyflow Picks Indiana For Plastics-to-Fuel Operation

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RES Polyflow, a renewable energy solutions company, will locate its new Midwest production hub in Ashley, IN, creating up to 136 new jobs by 2019.


Alabama is BF’s 2015 State of the Year

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The Crimson Tide has rolled in a bevy of big-ticket projects, laying a solid foundation for future growth.


Google Chooses Clarksville, TN For $600M Data Center

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Google will invest $600 million in the the former Hemlock Semiconductor site in Clarksville, TN which it will transform into its eighth U.S. data center, creating 70 new jobs.


State Focus – Indiana: Regional Plans Are Hopping In The Hoosier State

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Gov. Mike Pence’s Regional Cities Initiative, enacted this year, envisions more than 400 projects drawing nearly $4 billion in investments.


VXI Global Solutions To Create 570 Jobs In Metro Atlanta

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VXI Global Solutions, a business processing and information technology outsourcing services provider, will open a call center in College Park, GA in 2016, creating 570 jobs.


GM Financial To Build Facility In San Antonio, TX

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General Motors Financial Company, Inc. will build a new 100,000-square-foot financial servicing center in San Antonio, TX, creating up to 500 new jobs within the next four years.


Heartland Foods Adding 150 Jobs in Central Indiana

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Heartland Food Products Group, a producer and marketer of low calorie sweeteners, drink mixes, coffee and nutritional beverages, will expand its operations in Indianapolis, creating up to 187 new jobs by 2020.