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Feature Story: 2014 Economic Development Awards

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There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations who have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations.

Portwest LLC To Open First North American Facility In Shepherdsville, KY

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Irish safety gear manufacturer to establish new markets in the United States.

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

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The 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year recognizes the locations and economic development agencies that landed the highest impact projects announced between July 1, 2012 and December 1, 2013. This year, the game-changing transformation of a former solar panel plant in Mesa, AZ into a new $1.5-billion manufacturing facility for tech giant Apple takes the top prize.

Hendrickson USA LLC Establishing Operations In Elizabethtown, KY

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Global auto manufacturer chose central Kentucky due to highly skilled workforce, centralized location.

Announcing the 2013 Business Facilities “Deal of the Year” Winners

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Greater Phoenix takes top prize for Apple’s new manufacturing plant.

UPDATE: Seven New Locations Added To President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative

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Seven additional Promise Zones—St. Louis, MO; Gary, IN; Flint, MI; Brownsville, TX; Rockford, IL; Macon, GA; and Rocky Mount, NC—have been announced.

President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative

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The five Promise Zones—San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma—are part of the 20 that will be announced over the next three years.

PTC Seamless Tube Corp. To Establish Manufacturing Operations In Hopkinsville, KY

Cold Drawn Seamless (CDS) tubing is used when heavy wall thicknesses, unweldable grades of steel, or both are required for a specific application. CDS affords superior dimensional tolerances, better surface finish, higher physical properties, and better machinability than Hot Finished Seamless. Posted on:

Company to invest more than $102 million to retrofit, expand its parent company’s former Hopkinsville location; will create up to 283 new jobs.