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A green grid and a 1-gig broadband connection are transforming Burlington, VT into a thriving high-tech hub.
Decatur

Renamed Decatur Central Railroad Gets New Operators, Rehab

OmniTRAX affiliate partners with Topflight Grain Cooperative to operate, drive business to and rehabilitate the Cisco to Decatur line.
Jersey City

World Business Lenders Moves HQ To Jersey City

By the end of the year, 225 employees will be located at the financial services company’s new Jersey City, NJ corporate headquarters.
Michigan

Michigan: Flex-N-Gate Corp. Puts Plant in Detroit

The auto supplier will invest $95 million in a 500,000-square-foot production facility in the motor city, creating 650 new jobs.
CSX North Carolina CCX

CSX Plans $272M North Carolina Intermodal Rail Terminal

The Edgecombe County infrastructure project, scheduled to open in 2020, will be a “major transportation hub” in Southeast U.S.
Adairsville Jasper Georgia

Architectural Coatings Company Expanding In Northwest Georgia

Top Gun Powder Coating & Architectural Coating expansions in Adairsville and Jasper will create 70 new jobs and represent a $4 million investment.
Brownsburg

Weston Foods Picks Indiana For U.S. HQ

The Canada-based baked goods producer will invest $1.6 million to renovate a 200,000-square-foot facility in Brownsburg, IN.
Claremont Dynamic Air Engineering

Aerospace Manufacturer Moving To North Carolina

California-based Dynamic Air Engineering Inc. is investing $6.8 million to relocate to the city of Claremont in Catawba County, NC.
Wisconsin

Wisconsin: Milwaukee Tool Adding 600 Jobs In Brookfield

The manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools is undertaking a 200,000-square-foot expansion, including a new four-story office building.
Tampa Florida Betram

Bertram Yachts Picks Tampa For International HQ

The yacht company's new Tampa, Florida headquarters facility will result in a $35M investment and 140 jobs.
Octiv Indianapolis

TinderBox To Hire Over 200 At Indiana Global HQ

The $3.2 million expansion in downtown Indianapolis comes as the cloud-based sales platform company rebrands itself as Octiv.

Not So Fast

The push to bring driverless vehicles to the mass market appears to have hit a major roadblock. Proceed with caution.
Shelby County

Japan-Based Auto Supplier Expands Indiana Manufacturing

Ryobi Limited will invest $97.5 million and create up to 150 new jobs in Shelby County, IN by 2018.
Montgomery Alabama

Gerhardi Picks Alabama For First U.S. Plant

The German auto supplier will invest $37.9 million and create 235 jobs with its first North American manufacturing facility in Montgomery, AL.
Franklin Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric USA Consolidating Tennessee Regional Offices

The global energy management and automation company will relocate 900 employees and create 250 new jobs in Franklin, TN.
Cyber Innovation Center

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Craig Spohn, Cyber Innovation Center

An interview with Craig Spohn, Executive Director/President of the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, LA, plus a look at the ramifications of the Paris climate accord.
Kansas City Amazon

Amazon Opening New Kansas City Fulfillment Center

Amazon’s fifth Sunshine State location will create over 1,000 full-time hourly jobs.
Indianapolis PactSafe

Two Tech Companies Growing In Central Indiana

PactSafe and WDD Software will create 160 new jobs in Indianapolis.
Buena

Teligent, Inc. Celebrates $50M Facility Expansion

The specialty generic pharmaceutical company is expanding its manufacturing and R&D complex in Buena, NJ, with the potential to create up to 200 jobs.

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