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The E-commerce giant will grow the center's floor space to the equivalent of 28 football fields and expects its Tennessee workforce to grow to 5,000 this year.

Amazon Expanding Chattanooga Distribution Center

Amazon Expanding Chattanooga Distribution Center

The E-commerce giant will grow the center's floor space to the equivalent of 28 football fields and expects its Tennessee workforce to grow to 5,000 this year.

Honda to Build Acura NSX “Supercar” in Ohio

The Japanese automaker reveals at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit it will produce the NSX near its current facilities in central Ohio at a new advanced manufacturing center.

New York Plans Largest U.S. Convention and Exhibition Center

The proposed $4-billion, 3.8-million-square-foot facility would be built by a Malaysian conglomerate at the current site of Aqueduct racetrack in Queens.

Boeing to Close Wichita Aircraft Plant Employing 2,160

The aerospace giant is moving the jobs to Puget Sound, WA in a decision that angered Kansas officials who had strongly supported the company's effort to win a huge aerial tanker contract from the Pentagon.

Labor Department: U.S. Added 1.6 Million Jobs in 2011

In a sign that the recovery is picking up steam, employers added 200,000 jobs in December, bringing the national unemployment rate down to 8.5 percent.

Impact CNC Plans Indiana Production Machining Plant

The $12.9-million facility in Columbia City, IN, is expected to create up to 106 new jobs by 2014.

AVCraft Expands Aircraft MRO Unit in Horry County, SC

The company is investing $1 million in its aircraft maintenance and repair operation in Myrtle Beach, creating 150 jobs.

Crystal Ball 2012

It's that time again. Without further ado, let's all peek at the stories that will make headlines next year.

Crystal Ball 2012

It's that time again. Without further ado, let's all peek at the stories that will make headlines next year.

Sears May Close 120 Stores After Sluggish Holiday Sales

Contrary to the national trend, the retail giant reported that holiday sales at Kmart and domestic Sears stores were down 4.4 percent and 6 percent, respectively, compared to last year.

Climax Global Energy Puts Plastics-to-Oil Plant in SC

The company will invest $5 million in a new recycling facility in Barnwell County.

Sara Lee Expanding St. Joseph, MO Meat-Processing Plant

The food giant will invest $3 million for an expansion that will create 55 new jobs at its Missouri facility.

Nevada Funding New Economic Development Office

The bill, supported by Gov. Brian Sandoval and a bipartisan group of state lawmakers, also will establish a $10-million Catalyst Fund to help firms relocated or expand in Nevada.

Blessed are the Yogurt Makers

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo selectively intervenes in a very local economic development dispute.

Blessed are the Yogurt Makers

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo selectively intervenes in a very local economic development dispute.

Lowe’s to Open $15-Million Customer Support Center in NM

The home improvement giant's new call center, slated to open early next year, will create 600 new jobs.

Safran Plans $100-Million Advanced Manufacturing Plant in NH

The 275,000 facility, on a 50-acre site in Granite State Business Park in Rochester, NH, will focus on R&D and production of next-generation composite aircraft components.

STIHL Expanding U.S. Headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA

The maker of the world’s largest selling brand of chain saws will invest $10.3 million and add 52 new jobs in early 2012.

Illinois Moves to Keep Sears, Boards of Trade in Chicago Area

The IL House approves extended tax incentives for Hoffman Estates in an effort to keep the retail giant from relocating 15,000 jobs.

Colorado Seeks Spaceport Designation from FAA

Front Range Airport, a 4,000-acre facility east of Denver, is eyed as a launch site that will offer an additional 6,000 acres zoned for industrial development.

Indiana Set to Join Right-To-Work States

Gov. Mitch Daniels is expected to back a unanimous decision by the Indiana Economic Development Corp. to move the Hoosier State into the right-to-work column.

Team NEO to Award $3 Million to Spur Job Growth in Ohio

The largest grant is for a joint program involving Greater Cleveland Partnership, Team Lorain County, Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber, Stark Development Board and Greater Akron Chamber.



Rockwood Color Plans $115-Million Plant in Georgia

The maker of coloring agents for concrete and plastic expects to employ up to 100 people at its new facility near Augusta Regional Airport

Marcellus Shale Drilling Boom Brings Jobs to Youngstown, OH

Houston-based VAM USA will open a $57-million pipe-finishing plant adjacent to sister company V&M Star, creating 100 jobs.

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