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The company, which produces specialty wiring for transformers and motors, will invest $2.8 million in the new facility and create 85 jobs.

Sam Dong to Open 2nd Manufacturing Plant in Rogersville, TN

Sam Dong to Open 2nd Manufacturing Plant in Rogersville, TN

The company, which produces specialty wiring for transformers and motors, will invest $2.8 million in the new facility and create 85 jobs.

Chiquita Brands Moving Global Headquarters to Charlotte, NC

More than $22 million in state and local incentives lures the banana giant from Cincinnati, bringing 417 jobs to the Tarheel State.

Sundrop Plans $450-Million Biofuels Plant in Louisiana

The Colorado startup will convert natural gas from forest waste into 50 million gallons a year of "green gasoline" at a facility that will employ 150.

Of The People

The so-called Super Committee serves up some Kryptonite for the recovery.

Finger Lakes Targets Energy, Sustainable Manufacturing

The Regional Development Council will allocate $40 million in NY state funding for start-ups aiming to create 7,000 jobs within five years.

Republic Steel Expands Operations in Ohio, Adds 449 Jobs

Republic is investing $85.2 million to upgrade its Lorain, OH operation, with a new electric arc furnace at the plant west of Cleveland

Rerouting the Debate

Nebraska shows us that we don't have to choose between energy independence and environmental protection.

Exegistics Puts Facility in Jennings County, Adds 315 Jobs

The Wheeling, IL-based logistics provider is investing $9 million in its first Indiana operation in North Vernon.

Smithfield Foods Plans $85-Million Expansion in Kinston, NC

The upgrade at the Smithfield Packing Co. facility will create 330 new jobs.

Jefferson County, AL Files Largest U.S. Municipal Bankruptcy

Alabama's most populous county joins Harrisburg, PA, Vallejo, CA and Central Falls, RI on the list of municipal defaults since 2008, sending tremors through the $2.9-trillion municipal bond market.

Puratos Breaks Ground for $42-million Plant in NJ

The new manufacturing facility will double the size of the company's baking products operation in Camden County, creating 40 jobs.

Allergan Plans $12-Million Research Facility in New Jersey

The Botox producer is expected to create up to 400 jobs in the Garden State and receive a $10-year, $17-million state grant to build the facility.

GM Investing $380 Million, Adding 1,660 Jobs at Missouri Plant

General Motors will produce an all-new Chevrolet Colorado midsize pickup and add a second van production shift at its Wenzville, MO plant.

Turkish Composites Maker Puts U.S. HQ in Muncie

Kermit USA will invest 12.5 million in its Indiana operation, creating 70 jobs.

GM Upgrading Romulus, MI Plant for New Fuel-Efficient Engine

The auto giant will invest $385 million to prepare the plant for production of an all-new, fuel efficient engine program, creating or retaining 320 jobs.

Signpost Up Ahead

The battle over the bailout of Greece threatens to break apart the Euro Zone.

Bell Helicopter Invests $230 Million in Texas HQ Upgrade

The company may invest more than $1 billion over the next five years in the Fort Worth facility, which employs 6,700.

Nephron Invests $313 Million in South Carolina Facility

The pharmaceuticals company will locate its new operations in Lexington County, creating 707 new jobs.

CT Enacts $626-Million Economic Development Package

A divided state Legislature puts aside partisan bickering and comes together in a special one-day session to pass a much-needed job-creating measure.

California Nightmare

While protesters occupy downtown Oakland, the municipal building in Vallejo is nearly empty.

Whirlpool Chopping 5,000 Jobs, Closing Arkansas Factory

The appliance giant's Fort Smith, AR plant will close by mid-2012 as part of a companywide consolidation that will reduce Whirlpool's global workforce by nearly 10 percent.

Court Showdown Looms on California Plan to Eliminate RDAs

The California Supreme Court has set a Nov. 10 hearing on a lawsuit challenging the state's plan to eliminate redevelopment agencies if they do not submit a $1.7-billion budget payment.

Gov. Christie Unveils New Development Strategy for NJ

The NJ governor's growth strategy targets six sectors, seeks to prevent "haphazard" sprawl in the state's dwindling rural areas and creates a new Garden State Fund to support development.

Lippert, Kinro Expansions Add 330 Jobs in Elkhart County

Drew Industries says Goshen and Middlebury have been chosen as the sites for an expansion of Indiana operations by its two subsidiaries.

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