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Richelieu Foods Expanding In Wheeling, IL

Richelieu Foods Inc. will expand its manufacturing capacity by leasing a 115,000-square-foot food grade manufacturing plant in Wheeling, IL.

Breaking News: General Electric Moving HQ To Boston

New York, Rhode Island, Georgia, and at least eight other states were vying for the project, but in the end General Electric Co. has elected to relocate its global headquarters from Fairfield, CT to Boston.

Businesses At Risk Of Losing Top Talent

Businesses must adjust how they nurture loyalty among Millennials or risk losing a large percentage of their workforces, according to Deloitte’s fifth annual Millennial Survey.

Advance Auto Parts To Create 200 Jobs In La Vergne, TN

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. will invest $24.5 million and create more than 200 new jobs at its new distribution center in La Vergne, TN.

CGT To Create 275 Jobs In New Braunfels, TX

CGT U.S. Limited will construct a new manufacturing facility in New Braunfels, TX, creating at least 275 jobs and $80 million in capital investment.

Foreign Real Estate Investors Plan Continued U.S. Investment in 2016

Despite concerns about the impact of higher interest rates, 64% of respondents to a survey taken among the members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) say they expect to increase their investment in U.S. real estate in 2016.

BF In The News: Alabama Businesses Celebrate 2015 State Of The Year Award

At least one local business owner wasn't surprised that Alabama took the top spot in Business Facilities’ 2015 State of the Year Award, according to a January 4 newscast from ABC News affiliate WAAY 31.

Business Facilities Announces 2015 Deal Of The Year Winners

Greater Houston Partnership snares Business Facilities' Gold Award for Goodman Global Group's 4.1-million-square-foot consolidated campus.

Location Spotlight Of The Week: Greater Fort Lauderdale

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance focuses on creating, attracting, expanding and retaining high-wage jobs and capital investment in high value targeted industries. From 2007 to 2014, the Alliance and its partners helped create or retain 20,288 direct jobs.

RES Polyflow Picks Indiana For Plastics-to-Fuel Operation

RES Polyflow, a renewable energy solutions company, will locate its new Midwest production hub in Ashley, IN, creating up to 136 new jobs by 2019.

Corporate Moves Maintain Texas As Top Magnet State

Texas has once again topped the Allied Van Lines Magnet States Report, which uses internal data to track U.S. migration patterns, thanks to a net relocation gain of 2,558 families in 2015.

Google Chooses Clarksville, TN For $600M Data Center

Google will invest $600 million in the the former Hemlock Semiconductor site in Clarksville, TN which it will transform into its eighth U.S. data center, creating 70 new jobs.

State Focus – Indiana: Regional Plans Are Hopping In The Hoosier State

Gov. Mike Pence’s Regional Cities Initiative, enacted this year, envisions more than 400 projects drawing nearly $4 billion in investments.

VXI Global Solutions To Create 570 Jobs In Metro Atlanta

VXI Global Solutions, a business processing and information technology outsourcing services provider, will open a call center in College Park, GA in 2016, creating 570 jobs.

GM Financial To Build Facility In San Antonio, TX

General Motors Financial Company, Inc. will build a new 100,000-square-foot financial servicing center in San Antonio, TX, creating up to 500 new jobs within the next four years.

Heartland Foods Adding 150 Jobs in Central Indiana

Heartland Food Products Group, a producer and marketer of low calorie sweeteners, drink mixes, coffee and nutritional beverages, will expand its operations in Indianapolis, creating up to 187 new jobs by 2020.

West Michigan Lands Largest Third-Party Data Center In Eastern U.S.

Las Vegas-based Switch will establish a new $5 billion SUPERNAP data center in Gaines Township in greater Grand Rapids, MI.

Finding Employees Who Support Company Culture Top Concern When Expanding Abroad

New report from The Economist Intelligence Unit identifies "softer" aspects of business expansions, such as finding new employees who support and enhance the brand’s existing culture, as a top concern.

State Focus – Iowa: Growing Jobs As Well As Corn

While often stereotyped as an ag state, Iowa has created a business friendly environment that makes it globally competitive in a diverse and growing number of industry sectors.

Solar Installer Sunrun Plans 800 Jobs At New Denver Office

Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., will open an office in downtown Denver before the end of 2015 and plans to hire up to 800 workers over the next few years.

South Carolina’s SafeRack Invests $20M in Facility Expansion

SafeRack will invest more than $20 million in an expansion of its Andrews, SC facility to support immediate and long term growth initiatives.

NuVasive Chooses Ohio For New Manufacturing Facility

NuVasive, Inc. will invest approximately $45 million for the build-out of its new medical device facility dedicated to spinal implant and instrument manufacturing, with plans to create 300 jobs.

Linetec Adds Third Anodize Line In Wisconsin

Linetec recently invested $15 million in a third anodize line at its facility in Wausau, WI, creating 90 jobs.

U.S. Expected To Be Top Manufacturing Nation By 2020

The U.S. is expected to become the most competitive manufacturing nation over the next five years, with the current leader China sliding into second position, according to Deloitte Global's upcoming 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index report.

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