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$150 Million Aluminum Facility Coming To Bowling Green, KY; Creating 80 Jobs


Japanese, European partnership to supply aluminum sheets to automotive manufacturers.

Toyota Moving North American Headquarters to Plano, TX; Generating 4,000 Jobs

Photo: Toyota

Manufacturing, sales and marketing, corporate and financial services headquarters to unify in new, shared campus.

Feature Story: 2014 Economic Development Awards


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


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

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

Apple Mesa

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


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

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


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

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


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