U.S. – Southeast Archives

Hicks Plastics To Open New Manufacturing Facility In Knox County, TN


Advanced plastics manufacturer to invest $10.4 million in the area and will create more than 200 new jobs.

Kaiser Permanente To Bring 900 Technology Jobs To Atlanta, GA

The IT campus at 1375 Peachtree Street, NE. is part of the Pershing Point Plaza.

Leader in health care innovation chooses Atlanta for expansion; Mayor Reed and state officials applaud the job-creating move.

Cover Story: Workforce Training Is Job One

The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership supports workforce training like this session conducted by Ben Bomstad (left), Corporate Trainer, Alexandria Industries and Greg Sandeno, Manufacturing Specialist (right), at Alexandria Technical and Community College’s Customized Training Center.

Winning the race to fill the high-tech jobs of the 21st century requires an ongoing commitment to match educational programs with future business workforce needs.

New Technology Center Of Excellence Complete In Monroe, LA

CenturyLink Center of Excellence.

First announced in 2011, CenturyLink’s new Technology Center of Excellence will be home to 800 jobs in Monroe and result in 1,170 new indirect jobs in the greater Monroe area.

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.

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.

Feature Story: Tennessee Governor’s Report – Staying Ahead Of The Curve

Gov. Bill Haslam recently presided over the 61st Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development in Nashville. The two-day conference featured educational sessions on a wide range of topics. 

Tennessee has implemented reforms that have made its educational system the most improved in the nation, but Gov. Bill Haslam is aiming at a much bigger goal: building an army of skilled workers.

Business Report: Louisiana – Matheson Tri-Gas Expands In Southwest Louisiana

Stephen Moret, Secretary, LED.

The Lake Charles area project will supply Sasol’s petrochemical complex, creating more than 2,800 new jobs.