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Business Facilities LiveXchange 2016 Registration Now Open

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Looking to meet one-on-one with economic developers from across North America to discuss your specific location needs? LiveXchange 2016 is the premier event for corporate site selectors. Find out more!


Wonderful Group To Invest $150M, Create 220 New Jobs In Lebanon, TN

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Tile and ceramics company Wonderful Group will invest $150 million and create 220 new jobs in Lebanon, TN, the largest-ever capital investment made in the state by a Chinese company.


Eli Lilly and Company To Expand Indianapolis R&D Headquarters

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Eli Lilly and Company will expand its global R&D headquarters in Indianapolis, IN, adding 130,000 square feet to the company’s existing complex.


Orgill, Inc. To Build New $15M HQ In Shelby County, TN

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Orgill, Inc. will invest $15 million to build a new 100,000-square-foot world headquarters facility in east Shelby County, TN, creating 115 new jobs.


GE Aviation Investing $200M In Pair of Alabama Plants 

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Ohio-based GE Aviation will invest $200 million to build a pair of plants in Huntsville that will produce silicon carbide materials used to make ultra-lightweight ceramic matrix composite components for jet engines.


Panama Canal: Bigger, Better and Ready to Rumble

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Two years later than the original plan, the $5.25-billion expansion of the Panama Canal is set to be completed in April, dramatically altering the global shipping paradigm.


SaarGummi Tennessee, Inc. To Expand Giles County Operations

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SaarGummi Tennessee, Inc. will expand its manufacturing operations in Pulaski, TN by purchasing additional finishing equipment, improving existing infrastructure and creating more than 150 new jobs over the next five years.


Uber For Trucking: A New Era Of Freight Movement And Logistics

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Mobile-based freight brokering for trucking can reduce empty miles travelled, lower operating costs, and improve asset utilization and productivity, finds Frost & Sullivan.


Quality Bicycle Products to Open Reno Distribution Center

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Quality Bicycle Products (QBP), an international wholesale distributor of bicycle components and outdoor gear, will open a new 75,000-square-foot western distribution center in Reno, NV, creating up to 50 warehouse, customer service, and sales related positions.


Georgia Ports Authority To Invest $152M In Brunswick

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Over the next 10 years, the Georgia Ports Authority plans to invest $152 million in improvements at the Port of Brunswick.