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Feature Story: 2015 Economic Development Awards

2015 Economic Development Achievement Award 2015.

Locations across the nation are rapidly applying the best practices needed to meet the requirements of new and expanding 21st century businesses. This makes it much tougher for us to pick the best of the best, so we’ve expanded our showcase to make room for an ever-increasing number of economic development leaders.

State Focus: Southern California – Where The Leading Edge Lives

Irvine, CA, named the Safest City in America, is the address of choice for several industry clusters and home to numerous Fortune 500 company headquarters. (Photo: Irvine Chamber of Commerce.)

So Cal’s Leading Edge has the right stuff to deliver advanced materials, clean transport systems and green energy, as well as the world’s most advanced aircraft.

New American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute Coming To Detroit

107,000 square-foot ALMMII facility was previously used as the Mexican Industries headquarters, shown here before renovation. (PRNewsFoto/PM Environmental, Inc.)

PM Environmental, Inc. acquires $1 million in funding to help revitalize abandoned auto company building into new American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

Industry Focus: Automotive – Hitting On All Cylinders


From driverless cars to all-electric vehicles, the U.S. automotive sector is going into overdrive to meet the surging demand for new cars and prepare for our green energy future.

Industry Focus: Food Processing – Food Facts

Bridor, Inc., supplies breads and pastries to the retail and foodservice industry and has maintained its U.S.-based advanced manufacturing operation in Cumberland since 2002. A $32-million investment is Bridor’s testimony supporting the company’s continued success at this location.

The more we know when it comes to what’s in our food, the more we want to know. Pleasing this knowledge palate can mean big bucks for the food processing industry.