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Factory provides domestic source of critical materials used in US government satellite batteries; expected job creation of over 50 positions at new factory.


Factory provides domestic source of critical materials used in US government satellite batteries; expected job creation of over 50 positions at new factory.

Quallion Opens New Lithium Ion Battery Factory In California

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Quallion Opens New Lithium Ion Battery Factory In California

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Factory provides domestic source of critical materials used in US government satellite batteries; expected job creation of over 50 positions at new factory.



Not So Wild A Dream

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If you look at a map, you will notice there is no interstate highway connecting Memphis to Birmingham, two major industrial cities of the Southeast. That lack of good road certainly did not help the growth prospects in Northwest Alabama, which historically based its economy on natural resources—coal and pulpwood—and smaller cottage industries.


Toyota To Build Lexus ES 350 In Kentucky

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Toyota investing $360 million and creating 750 new jobs to produce 50,000 vehicles annually starting in 2015.




Grundfos Establishes N.A. Headquarters In Chicago Area, Plans Additional Jobs

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A global leader in developing high-tech water pumps and systems, the $4 billion company based in Denmark chose the Chicago area because of its proximity to the resurging manufacturing sector surrounding the Great Lakes and its open political climate promoting advancements in water infrastructure and sustainability.



LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Economic Developers from the U.S. Great Lakes Sign On to Sponsor LiveXchange

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To date, four economic development organizations from four Great Lakes states have signed on to sponsor the ninth annual event, which will take place May 19 – 21, 2013 at the Westin Stonebriar in Dallas, Texas.


HP Pelzer Locating New Manufacturing Facility In McMinn County, TN

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The Athens location will supply interior automotive products to numerous auto assembly plants including several in the Southeast. The company is beginning site prep this month with completion targeted for September 15, 2013.