Business Report Archives

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

Valmiera will make fiberglass, like the rolls above at its plant in Latvia, at a new facility 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

Rendering of the new Commerce Bank Joplin headquarters at its new location at the southwest corner of 20th Street and Connecticut Avenue—the site where a Commerce branch was destroyed by the May 2011 tornado.

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

Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George.

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 Ak-Chin Indian Community gave the adjacent City of Maricopa $7.4 million for the development of its Copper Sky Recreation Complex. Ak-Chin has become an economic powerhouse in western Pinal County, AZ, fueling much of the region’s economic development.

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

Denizens Brewing

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

Riverside Machine

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

Amada Schaumburg

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