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Regional Cities Initiative Project Launched In South Bend

The four-phase, $165.7 million project will anchor the establishment of South Bend’s Renaissance District and, once complete, is set to be the largest mixed-use technology campus in the Midwest.

LMI Aerospace To Expand In Missouri, Create 60 Jobs

LMI Aerospace plans to invest more than $17.5 million to expand its Washington, MO machining operation, creating 60 new jobs over the next three years.

Michigan Hot Dog Maker To Expand, Hire 140 Workers

Kent Quality Foods received a $750,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to support the $35M expansion.

State Focus: New York – Accelerating Biotech Innovation In The Empire State

A $2.8-million investment from Innovate NY—matched by $21.5 million in private equity—is spurring the development of a biotech cluster in New York City.

Caterpillar Expands In Southern Arizona

Caterpillar Inc. will create more than 600 new jobs over five years at its new surface mining and technology offices in Tucson, AZ.

SIG SAUER Moving Ammunition Manufacturing To Arkansas

SIG SAUER will relocate its Elite Performance Ammunition manufacturing operation to an existing building in Jacksonville, AR and anticipates employing 50 people in the initial relocation phase, with additional jobs planned for the future.

Batory Foods Expanding In Illinois

The new 678,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility will be located at RidgePort Logistics Center in Wilmington, IL.

Celebrate Economic Development Week!

This month, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is commemorating its 90th anniversary as the largest professional membership organization for economic developers.

Kansas City Launches “Smart City” Initiative

Kansas City now offers more than 50 blocks of free outdoor public Wi-Fi downtown, 125 “smart” streetlights and 25 interactive kiosks to engage citizens.

TeamHealth Expanding In Knoxville, TN

The healthcare solutions company will invest $6.7 million, and create approximately 250 new jobs.

Insitu To Open Commercial UAS Facility At MSU

The unmanned aircraft systems facility will be located within MSU's Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park.

Salesforce To Grow Regional HQ, Add 800 Jobs In Indiana

Thanks to the software company's $40 million investment, 111 Monument Circle will be renamed Salesforce Tower Indianapolis.

SATA Group Building New Plant In Texas

The high-tech components manufacturer will build a new machine plant in Brownsville, TX, creating 300 jobs and a $114 million capital investment.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Sector Is Flying High Again

After losing altitude for the past five years as defense cuts eliminated 185,000 jobs, the U.S. aerospace industry is growing in 2016.

Leading FDI Experts Analyze Global Trends At LiveXchange

The 12th Annual Business Facilities' LiveXchange event kicked off at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale, FL with a high-level keynote panel discussion featuring leading experts on foreign direct investment.

Chicago Celebrates Technology Startup Hub Expansion, 700 New Tech Jobs

Chicago is celebrating more than 700 new jobs created by 16 tech companies, and the newly-completed expansion of the city’s digital startup hub, 1871.

Business Facilities LiveXchange: Making Strategic Expansion Decisions

An insider's viewpoint of the site selection process, weight given to incentives, latest trends and today's intense competition for jobs and investments.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries HQ Moving To Texas

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is relocating its U.S. headquarters from New York to Houston, TX , where it will oversee MHI operations throughout North America.

Foreign Direct Investment: On the Rebound?

U.S. and China hold top two Foreign Direct Investment positions for fourth straight year; Canada ranks #3; Germany rises to #4 to lead Europe.

Tennessee Lands New Customer Service Center

Empyrean Benefit Solutions, a human resources benefits administrative company, will invest $2.9 million, create 120 new jobs in La Vergne, TN.

Business Facilities LiveXchange Keynote Panel: Growth Without Borders

Join our blue-ribbon panel as we explore the latest trends in foreign direct investment and exports, identifying the strongest FDI magnets and the best practices for expanding exports.

Business Facilities LiveXchange: Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs and Energy Costs

Addressing key issues related to maximizing the value of incentives in the negotiation process while simultaneously enhancing relationships with states and communities.

Business Facilities LiveXchange: The Impact of Global Logistics Strategies on Location Decisions

Formulating plans for facilities and the evolving role of the corporate supply chain manager and the impact on location strategy and decision-making.

Automotive Parts Supplier Expanding In Indiana

Winona PVD Coatings will invest more than $10 million and create up to 50 jobs in Warsaw, IN by the end of the year. 

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