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BUSINESS REPORT: Tennessee — Alcoa Expands Auto Sheet Operation In Blount County

(Foreground, from left) DOE Assistant Secretary David Danielson joined Congressman Chuck Fleischmann, Council on Competitiveness CEO Deborah Wince-Smith and Gov. Bill Haslam for the dedication of DOE’s Carbon Fiber Technology Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (Photo:

The industry giant is gearing up to meet the demand as the amount of aluminum in cars is expected to increase fourfold by 2015, tenfold by 2025.

BUSINESS REPORT: Maryland — SSA’s New Data Hub Moves Forward In Urbana

The new SSA Data Center, situated atop a pastoral landscape, will blend seamlessly into the surrounding site.

The National Support Center Project includes a new $192-million data center, which will replaces a 34-year-old facility, as well as office and warehouse space.

BUSINESS REPORT: West Virginia — Italian Gas Systems Supplier Plants Flag In Weirton

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin

Marcellus shale drilling in WV spurs Pietro Fiorentini to set first U.S. manufacturing facility.

BUSINESS REPORT: Wisconsin — Wisconsin Wind Works: A Powerful Partner In Wind Energy


A consortium of 300 suppliers and vendors to the wind energy industry in the Badger State are organized in an online directory with 16 product and service categories.

BUSINESS REPORT: Minnesota — SICK Inc. Relocates And Expands Facilities In Minnesota


The sensors and safety systems maker moves production to the new Eagle Creek Industrial Park. From the May/June 2013 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Arkansas — Dassault Invests $60 Million In Little Rock Expansion

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe

The maker of Falcon jets will introduce 3D design at its Arkansas production facility, which will grow to 1.25 million square feet when the expansion is completed in 2016. From the May/June 2013 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Texas – Innovation Moves Front And Center In Austin


The annual South by Southwest (SXSW) hoedown shined its bright light this year on emerging technologies in the Lone Star State at a nine-day festival that drew tens of thousands. From the March/April 2013 issue.

SPECIAL REPORT: Steadfast And Strong In The Wake Of Superstorm Sandy


With $60 billion in federal recovery aid and new initiatives, New York and New Jersey are gearing up to rebuild from the historic cataclysm that devastated the region last fall. From the March/April 2013 issue