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Kronospan $362M Expansion Creating 160 Alabama Jobs

The Austria-based wood-based panel products manufacturer plans to expand its operations in Calhoun County, adding 160 jobs to its Alabama workforce.

Glass Manufacturer Expanding In Fremont, IN

Minnesota-based Cardinal IG will expand in Steuben County, IN investing $2.3M and creating up to 38 jobs by 2019.

May / June 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 3)

States that are leaders in creating a skilled workforce are the focus of Business Facilities' May / June 2016 issue. Plus, a look at research parks, and the logistics industry.

Columbus, OH Wins $50M Smart City Challenge

The winnings will be used to link neighborhoods and improve mobility for residents, encourage additional growth, and provide an environment for technology companies to locate in Columbus.

Workforce Training: Engineering A Skilled Workforce

States, regions, businesses and higher ed resources are joining forces in an aggressive and innovative effort to fill the skilled labor shortage in the United States.

Southern California Water Recycling Project To Make History

The $110 million state-of-the-art water treatment plant will enable the Water Replenishment District to develop the first locally sustainable groundwater basins in California.

Japan’s Largest Steel Producer Expanding In Indiana

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation's $50M investment will create up to 70 new jobs in Shelby County, IN by 2021.

Tennessee Targets Downtowns For Revitalization

The 12 communities chosen will take part in the fifth round of the state’s downtown revitalization program.

New Jersey’s CCIT Helps Companies Generate Over $130M In Revenues

The Commercialization Center for Innovative Technologies (CCIT), the Garden State’s leading life sciences incubator, is a hub of activity within New Jersey’s technology sector.

Montreal Named 2016 Intelligent Community of the Year

Intelligent Community Forum jury found that “Montreal played the innovation game at the highest possible level.”

Lack Of Skilled Talent A Threat To Meeting Business Goals

Sixty-seven percent of companies are more concerned about employee turnover than they were last year, according to a new survey by Randstad US.

U.S. Distilled Products Co. Gets Grant To Train Workers

The Princeton, MN company will work with Anoka-Ramsey Community College to develop a training program, thanks to a grant from the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership.

Silicon Valley Tech Firm Relocating HQ To Indiana

Determine Inc. CEO cites Indiana’s workforce, strong technology sector, centralized location, and quality of life as factors in the move.

Hunter Industrial Locating HQ, Production Center In Nashville

The ceiling fan manufacturer, new division of the Hunter Fan Company, will invest $1.4 million and create 41 new jobs in Nashville, TN.

HighRes Biosolutions Breaks Ground For New Corporate HQ

The laboratory automation product company is moving to a new facility in Beverly, MA with help from the city's Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Program.

Microsoft Plans To Purchase LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion Cash

LinkedIn, based in Mountain View, California, has over 430 million users in 200 countries/territories and averages about 2 new members per second. This (potential) acquisition gives Microsoft an opportunity to solidify its foothold as the "the world's leading professional cloud and network".

Drone Technology Improves Infrastructure Inspections

Organizations in Michigan like the MEDC are encouraging and supporting startups in a way that isn’t necessarily available in other states, according to the CEO of Ann Arbor, MI-based SkySpecs.

State Focus – Arkansas: Expect the Unexpected

You’ll find the best of both worlds in Arkansas: a folksy place where people still say hello to strangers on the street, while cutting-edge technology is embraced on local plant floors.

Global Demand For French Fries Spurs ConAgra Expansion

ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston will invest $200M to expand its french fry processing operations in Richland, WA, creating 128 jobs.

Novavax Adding 850 Jobs In Maryland

The growing Montgomery County, MD clinical stage vaccine company is developing promising vaccines for RSV, influenza and Ebola.

Industry Focus – Retail: Less Than Six Degrees of Separation

The retail industry has an impact on more than just the clothes in our closets and our daily coffee fix.

Grainger Expands In Texas

The maintenance, repair and operating product supplier will invest $3.9 million and create 200 jobs at its new San Antonio, TX facility.

Torchlite Expansion Will Bring 140 Jobs To Indianapolis

The woman-owned digital marketing service provider will benefit from up to $2,825,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $100,000 in training grants.

Systaaq Diagnostic Products Moves To Virginia

The molecular diagnostics company is the newest tenant at the Prince William Science Accelerator in Innovation Park.

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