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General Motors to Upgrade 17 U.S. Plants

The auto giant will spend $2 billion to refurbish facilities in eight states, creating or saving more than 4,000 jobs.

Mississippi River Surges into Memphis

The swollen river has crested 14 feet above flood stage, just a few inches below the record set in 1937, prompting federal officials to declare a disaster in Shelby County.

Amazon Expands Distribution Hub in AZ

The Internet retail giant will add 400,000 square feet to its Phoenix facility, creating hundreds of new jobs.

Skjodt-Barrett Foods Puts HQ in Indiana

The Canadian food manufacturer will set up shop in Lebanon, IN, creating up to 300 new jobs by 2013.

Nation Pauses to Remember Victims of 9/11

President Obama came to New York City today to lay a wreath at the World Trade Center site in memory of those who perished in the September 11 attacks.

Triumph Adds 250 Jobs in Milledgeville, GA

The aerospace manufacturer is investing $17 million in a facility that will make longerons and stringers for Boeing's 777 and 787 jetliners.

The 51st State

As a great victory is celebrated in our current war, perhaps it's time to end a war from another century.

UGI Energy Expands Crayola Solar Park

The solar park will now provide 15 percent of Crayola's annual energy consumption, enough power to produce about 1.5 billion crayons.

Martin County, FL Wins 600 New Jobs

American Energy Innovations has chosen a Florida location for a new $14.9-million facility for which it will receive about $4 million in state and country incentives.

Interstate Container Coming to SC

The containerboard supplier will generate 60 new jobs with a $13 million investment.

Full-Fill To Double Its Size in Illinois

The food manufacturer is investing $13.5 million, including $2.5 million in state incentives, to expand operations in Henning and add 150 jobs.

City Brewing To Open Plant in Memphis, TN

The Wisconsin-based contract beverage producer, one of the largest in the U.S., has acquired the Hardy Bottling facility, where it will create 500 jobs.

Natcore Tech Puts R&D in Rochester, NY

The Natcore Research and Development Center will be established at Eastman Business Park to develop thin-film solar cells.

Fool’s Gold

With the price of the mighty ore surging past $1,500 an ounce, Americans are grabbing their popcorn pans and heading for the nearest national forest.

Google to Map EV Charging Stations

The search giant is partnering with DOE's National Renewable Energy Lab to create an online database of electric car charging outlets.

Panasonic Moving Headquarters to Newark

The company will receive $102.4 million in controversial state tax incentives to relocate 10 miles from its current site in Secaucus, NJ.

Allison’s Global HQ Grows in Indiana

The transmission manufacturer will invest $89 million in its Speedway, IN operations, creating 205 jobs.

Birds Eye Expanding in Wisconsin

The vegetable giant will invest $39.4 million in its Darien, WI facility, including a $1.3-million block grant loan from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Superior Essex Expands in Tarboro, NC

Superior Essex has been granted a state economic development grant to help fund the construction of a new $58-million manufacturing plant in...

Green Packaging LLC Locates in SC

Gov. Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Lowcountry Economic Alliance have announced that Be Green Packaging LLC will...

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ADP To Create 1,600 Jobs In Orlando Region

The new office will create up to 1,600 new jobs within the next five years and result in a capital investment of $28 million.

Eurotranciatura USA Expanding In Tennessee

The steel company will create more than 170 new jobs and invest $12.6 million to expand its advanced manufacturing operations in Paris, TN.

Gap, Inc. Expanding Gallatin, TN Distribution Facility

The global retailer will invest $35 million, create more than 100 new jobs in Middle Tennessee over next five years.

Surveys & Research

CRE Functions Becoming More Aligned With C-Suite

A recent survey of corporate real estate executives finds an increased focus on the strategic aspects of CRE within companies.

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.

Lack Of Skilled Talent A Threat To Meeting Business Goals

Sixty-seven percent of companies are more concerned about employee turnover than they were last year, according to a new survey by Randstad US.