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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: Illinois Innovation Council Targets Global Competitiveness

Business Report: Illinois Innovation Council Targets Global Competitiveness

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 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

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

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

ReallyGoodStuff.com 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

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

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

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

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”

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

Business Report: Greater Akron – A Magnet For Investment And New Jobs

In 2013, more than $123 million was invested by businesses expanding in the region, creating more than 700 jobs.

Business Report: Georgia – Latvian Fiberglass Producer Puts U.S. HQ in Dublin, GA

Valmiera Glass will invest $20 million in a new manufacturing facility, creating 150 jobs.

Business Report: Missouri – Commerce Bank Puts New HQ In Joplin Tornado Recovery Zone

A new high-tech bank building will rise on the site of a branch destroyed by the F5 tornado on May 22, 2011.

Business Report: Four Cities To Pilot Kansas Statewide Broadband Initiative

A Local Technology Planning Pilot project will help communities develop strategic plans for broadband.

Business Report: Arizona – Ak-Chin Offering The Best Of Both Worlds In Arizona

The Santa Cruz Commerce Center is a shovel-ready site with 40 acres of available lots for build-to-suit projects.

Business Report: Maryland – Howard County Opens 3D Printing Prototype Lab

3D Maryland’s Innovation + Prototyping Lab is dedicated to the advancement of the hot growth sector of additive manufacturing.

Business Report: Wisconsin Spurs Milwaukee Redevelopment With Brownfield Grants

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation grants will assist with former Pabst, Schlitz brewery redevelopments and two other projects.

Business Report: Coca-Cola Bottling Recommits To Chattanooga

The soft drink giant, which opened its first bottling facility—Chattanooga Coke—more than a century ago, picks the city for a new distribution center.

Business Report: A Rising Tide Of New Jobs, Investment Rolls Into Alabama

Nearly 17,000 new jobs and more than $4.4 billion in capital investment came to Alabama in 2013.

Business Report: Chicago Will Host Digital Manufacturing And Design Innovation Institute

The $320-million digital lab is one of four innovation hubs in the Obama administration’s program to spur advanced manufacturing.

Business Report: Oilfield Supplier Tejas Tubular Sets New Plant in Norfolk, NE

A new 350,000-square-foot steel products manufacturing facility will create more than 200 new jobs.

Business Report: Lindt Expands To Add Ghirardelli Line In Stratham, NH

The New Hampshire facility is the chocolate maker’s only plant outside of Switzerland that can process its products from start to finish.

Business Report: GEICO Expansion Brings 1,000 New Jobs To Katy, TX

The Lone Star State’s job-creating juggernaut shows no signs of abating as new projects proliferate across a broad range of industries.

Business Report: Garden State Growth Zones Aim to Lift New Jersey’s Cities

Developers can maximize cost credits up to 40 percent for projects in Paterson, Passaic, Trenton and Camden.

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