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


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

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

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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.



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.