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Sustainable Corrugated Investing $15M In Georgia

The paper manufacturer will create 62 jobs at its new manufacturing facility in Dalton-Whitfield County, GA.

Rapid Growth Leads 2U To New Maryland HQ

2U Inc., a technology-enabled education company, is moving its headquarters from Prince George's County to Lanham, MD to accommodate its growing workforce. The company expects to create more than 900 jobs in the county in the next five years.

California, Illinois, Texas Lead The Charge Toward A Modernized Power Grid

For the third year in a row, California is the highest-ranked state when it comes to moving toward a modernized electric grid, according to the 3rd Annual Grid Modernization Index (GMI).

Indiana Electrical Grid Management Firm Adding 80+ Jobs

MISO Inc., an independent regional electric transmission organization, is expanding its headquarters in Carmel, IN, creating up to 84 new high-wage jobs by 2020.

Super Bowl 50 To Generate Over $220M For San Francisco Bay Area

Super Bowl direct spending will reach a new high-water mark this year as the game returns to the Golden State after more than a decade, predicts PwC US.

1,000th Michigan Business Lands Energy Incentives

A Chinese auto parts maker joins Michigan businesses that have received over $7.5 million in Consumers Energy's new construction incentives.

Valmiera Glass To Invest $90M In Georgia

The Latvian-based fiberglass manufacturer will expand its operation in Dublin, GA, creating 425 jobs and generating $90 million in investment through 2022.

AvePoint Expanding In Richmond And Arlington County, Virginia

AvePoint, Inc., a leader in enabling enterprise collaboration across platforms and devices, will invest $1.5 million to establish an operation in the City of Richmond, VA, creating 100 new jobs, and expand in Arlington County, creating 55 new jobs.

Olympus Will Build National Service Center in Bartlett, TN

Olympus will construct a new East Coast national service and distribution center in Shelby County, TN’s Bartlett Corporate Park.

Business Facilities LiveXchange Announces 2016 Keynote Panel

A dynamic panel of speakers has been assembled to present the Keynote at the 12th annual Business Facilities LiveXchange, April 17-19, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Daimler Trucks To Invest $22.7M In SC Freightliner Facilities

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) will invest $22.7 million to expand facilities and improve operations at Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) in Cherokee County, SC.

Peak 10 Opens Third Raleigh Data Center

The expansion is a response to demand for Peak 10’s managed services and data center solutions to support the Research Triangle region’s continued growth as a technology hub.

Israel-Based Auto Supplier Selects Indiana for First North American Operations

Omen USA, an Israel-based manufacturer of aluminum parts for the automotive industry, plans to locate its first North American production facility in Richmond, IN, creating up to 100 new jobs by 2019.

Illinois Is Top State For LEED Green Building

Illinois retained its top national position on USGBC’s annual Top 10 States for LEED list for the third year in a row.

Shift To Invest $20M In First East Coast Operation

San Francisco-based Shift Technologies will create 100 new, high-tech jobs in Arlington County, VA.

Facebook To Locate First Data Center in Ireland

Ireland has been Facebook’s international headquarters since 2009, but the Clonee data center will be the social media giant’s first in that country.

Location Spotlight Of The Week: Joplin Regional Partnership

Joplin Regional Partnership, representing seven counties in SW Missouri, SE Kansas and NE Oklahoma, works to ensure the success of business locations. The region has a quality labor force, available buildings and sites and an efficient transportation network.

E-Commerce Site Opens Distribution Center In Nevada

Jet.com, a new online shopping site, has opened a 160,000 square-foot, west coast warehouse and distribution center in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, east of Reno, NV.

Kaiser Permanente Bringing 800 Call Center Jobs To Georgia

Kaiser Permanente will open a national member services contact center in Gwinnett County, GA this year, bringing more than 800 new jobs to metro Atlanta by 2020.

Culture Is A Top Challenge for Business Leaders

Facing increased pressure to deliver more growth and productivity while addressing workforce mobility trends and skills shortages, 87 percent of business leaders cite organizational culture and employee engagement as their top challenge, according to Deloitte's "Global Human Capital Trends 2015" report.

Toledo Molding & Die To Invest $20M, Create 250 Jobs In TN

Toledo Molding & Die, Inc. (TMD) will invest $20 million and create 250 new jobs at a new manufacturing facility in Fayetteville, TN.

New Report Illuminates Global Work Opportunities, Disruptions

Workers everywhere will be affected by accelerating disruptions to the world of work—yet people in different economic positions will be impacted in very different ways, according to a new report from Foresight Alliance.

Allied Solutions Adding 600+ Jobs At Indiana HQ

Allied Solutions, a distributor of insurance, lending and marketing products to financial institutions across the country, is expanding its headquarters in Carmel, IN, creating more than 600 new jobs by 2025.

Monsanto Picks Lubbock, TX For Cotton Seed Processing Facility

The new Lubbock site represents a $140 million capital investment and is expected to employ 40 full-time personnel.

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