Business Report Archives

Business Report: Illinois Innovation Council Targets Global Competitiveness

Gov. Rauner.

A new advisory group aims to turn the Land of Lincoln into a global innovation destination, implementing a vision for a 21st-century economy.

Business Report: Texas – First Data’s TeleCheck Services HQ Relocates To Sugar Land

The new Baker Hughes facility on the outskirts of Houston is the epicenter for all Baker Hughes personnel training in the Western Hemisphere. The 91,205-square-foot Classroom Building is the primary venue for classroom, lecture-type learning in a three-story steel-frame structure offering spacious window views.

The Fortune 500 Company is moving into Sugar Creek on the Lake as part of a $10-million investment that will create 600 jobs.

Business Report: Kansas – Logistics Park Kansas City Grows in Edgerton

Aerial view of Logistics Park Kansas City, anchored by BNSF Railway’s new intermodal facility.

Furniture manufacturer Flexsteel Industries and machinery supplier Kubota Tractor to open distribution centers at LPKC.

Business Report: Iowa – BIVI Plans $110-Million Expansion of IA Biotech Facilities

Governor quote.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) makes a major capital investment in its animal health facilities in Fort Dodge and Ames.

Business Report: Missouri – E-Commerce Fulfillment Center Set For Kansas City

Gov-Jay-Nixon_quote will invest $3.4 million in its new facility, which will serve as a hub for online orders of school supplies.

Business Report: Louisiana – Matheson Tri-Gas Expands In Southwest Louisiana

Stephen Moret, Secretary, LED.

The Lake Charles area project will supply Sasol’s petrochemical complex, creating more than 2,800 new jobs.

Business Report: Georgia – Mercedes-Benz USA Relocates Headquarters To Atlanta

Golf Cart Bridge in Peachtree City, GA.

The auto giant cites the quality of life in Metro Atlanta as a key factor in its decision to invest $74 million in a new facility, creating 800 jobs.

Business Report: Alabama – Polaris Industries Bringing 2,000 Jobs To Huntsville

Gov. Robert Bentley (right) announced the Polaris deal at the Jackson Conference Center in Huntsville.

The company’s new 600,000-square-foot, $127-million manufacturing facility will produce off-road vehicles on a 453-acre site.

Business Report: North Carolina – Next Generation Power Electronics Hub

President Obama announces NC State’s selection to lead the Next Generation Power Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute, a consortium of industry, government and academic partners.

North Carolina wins a $140-million Manufacturing Innovation Institute to develop wide-band semiconductors for power electronics.

Business Report: California – Sacramento County Plans For The “Next Economy”

Sacramento skyline.

The Capital Region Prosperity Plan sets six priorities, including an “ecosystem” for innovators and entrepreneurs.