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Michigan Corporate Moves

Michigan Gets $1.35 Billion from DOE for Advanced Battery Development Vice President Joe Biden recently announced that 12 Michigan projects have been awarded more than $1.35 billion in economic stimulus grants from the U.S. Department of Energy to support advanced battery and electric vehicle manufacturing and development. Funding for the competitive grants comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment ...

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Mississippi Corporate Moves

ATK Expanding Iuka Plant To Make Aero CompositesAlliant Techsystems, Inc. (ATK) is expanding its Iuka, MS facility to manufacture composite structures for next-generation commercial aircraft.ATK will produce composite structures for these aircraft, as well as composite aircraft engine components, at its Iuka facility. The expansion is expected to retain the 176 jobs currently at the facility; the workforce ...

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Each year, our LiveXchange event provides a fertile meeting ground for site selectors and senior economic developers. This year—as every sector battles its way from the depths of recession into the sunlight of an emerging recovery—we believe LiveXchange presents a crucial, not-to-be-missed opportunity for locations to zero in on pre-qualified, viable projects in an economy that has winnowed the field and in ...

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IVC US Invests $70 million in Dalton, GA

IVC US is investing $70 million in an upgrade of its Dalton, GArnfacility, installing what it says will be the longest vinyl productionrnline in the world.IVC Group unveiled plans for construction ofrnits new IVC US, Inc. headquarters to include manufacturing andrndistribution facilities. The 520,000 sq. ft. facility -- which morernthan doubles the size of the present IVC US Dalton, GA location -- is arngre ...

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Texas-sized venue

If King Kong was the Eighth Wonder of the World, the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX surely is the Ninth. The Cowboys new home is the largest domed stadium in the world, measuring a whopping 2.3 million square feet. To get a sense of just how big this place is, consider this: its volume of 104 million cubic feet is large enough to fit the entire Empire State Building sideways (minus the antenna) ...

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Siemens Breaks Ground for Turbine Plant

The Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce joined Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson, state and community leaders and company executives from Siemens Energy today to break ground on the new Siemens nacelle assembly facility being built in Hutchinson, KS. ''This will be the signature economic event for the Hutchinson community for a very long time,'' noted Chamber President Dave Kerr. The 300,000-square-foot ...

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Swiss Top U.S. in Competitiveness

Switzerland has scored first place in The Global Competitiveness Report 2009-2010 issued by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum according to Mario Brossi, North American senior representative for Switzerland Trade and Investment Promotion. The alpine nation has switched places with the United States, which held first place since the WEF introduced the survey in its current form in 2004, Brossi said. The s ...

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