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Data Center Giant Plans Hub in NJ

i/o Data Centers is planning to build a huge data center in New Jersey to serve as the East Coast hub for its growing colocation business. The company is in the late stages of site selection for a modular data center that will occupy 550,000 square feet of space, which would make the center one of the largest in the country. “We’re expanding to the East Coast,” said George Slessman, CEO of i/o Data Centers ...

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Kimberly-Clark Ramps Up Expansion Plans

Economic development officials in Conway say Kimberly-Clark Corp. is moving up its plans for expansion at its plant in Conway, AR. A news release from the Conway Development Corporation the company will add about 100 new full-time positions and invest about $65 million in the plan during the next three years. The company had said it July it would invest about $25 million and add about 40 jobs during the nex ...

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Doritos Plant Expansion on Hold

For some time now, growing numbers of aging Baby Boomers (and some of their offspring) have been beating the drum for legalization of marijuana, arguing that decriminalizing what may be America’s largest “cash crop” could fill depleted state tax revenue coffers and even spur economic development. Voters in four states have spoken this week and they beg to differ. Weed afficionados believed they had their be ...

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Report: Ford Applies for $150-Million MO Tax Credit

The Missouri Department of Economic Development said Ford Motors has applied for the $150 million, 10-year package of tax credits passed by the Legislature this summer, according to a report from KMBC.com. The application is being viewed by state officials as an indication that Ford has future plans at the Claycomo plant in the Northland. A spokesman for the Department of Economic Development would only con ...

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Nordex Opens AR Wind Turbine Plant

Nordex USA has officially opened its flagship wind turbine manufacturing plant in the U.S. in Jonesboro AR. Representing a $40 million investment, the 150,000 square foot plant is one of the most modern production facilities in the wind industry, optimized for lean flow and reduced lead times for customers. It positions Nordex as a domestic manufacturer of the highest caliber in one of the biggest wind ener ...

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Progress Rail Plans Locomotive Plant in Muncie

In the fourth announcement of its kind this week, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels joined executives from rail industry supplier, Progress Rail Services, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., to announce the company's plans to locate a locomotive manufacturing facility in Muncie to serve the diesel-electric locomotive market and position the company to participate in future transit rail projects.  Progress Rail, whic ...

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UA Tech Park Wins U.S. Innovation Award

The U.S. Economic Development Administration has named The Solar Zone at the UA Tech Park the winner of its Innovation in Green Technology Award. The Arizona initiative was among four recipients of the 2010 Innovation in Economic Development Awards, announced at the Southeast Workforce and Economic Development Conference this month. Also cited at the conference, which was co-hosted by EDA and the U.S. Depar ...

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ExactTarget Expands HQ in Indianapolis

Email marketing and interactive marketing provider ExactTarget has announced the company's plans to expand its headquarters in Indianapolis, creating up to 500 new jobs by 2015. ExactTarget's latest expansion in Indiana is the company's third in three years.  The company announced plans in 2007 to add 90 associates at its Indianapolis operations, and in 2008 the company announced plans to open a new technol ...

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U.S. OKs World’s Largest Solar Plant

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has approved the world’s largest solar power plant, a $6 billion project in California, according to Bloomberg News. Solar Millenium LLC of Oakland, California, agreed to fund conservation measures protecting the desert tortoise and Mojave fringe-toed lizard in return for permission to build the Blythe Solar Power Project on public land, the Interior Department said today ...

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Ford Invests $850 Million in MI Auto Plants

Ford has announced it will invest a combined $850 million in Michigan between 2011 and 2013 to upgrade manufacturing of fuel-efficient vehicles. The investment will add up to 1,200 new jobs. Two automotive plants in Sterling Heights, MI will get combined $150 million in investment under a package of incentives deals approved this week by the Michigan Economic Growth Authority. Sterling Heights City Manager ...

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