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IA Governor Unveils Public-Private Agency

Gov. Terry Branstad plans to unveil details Monday about a new economic development authority that would replace the existing agency, according ...

Auto Parts Supplier Expands in Troy, MI

Automotive parts supplier ArvinMeritor will invest $23 million in facility and equipment upgrades to its headquarters in Troy, MI. The company got approval...

Alaska Expands Development Incentives

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell submitted four pieces of legislation to encourage increased investment in Alaska’s resource development and create job opportunities for...

SC, GA Issue Joint Resolution on Ports Dredging

Representatives of development agencies in two states whose ports are competing to become the go-to destinations from an expanded Panama Canal appear...

Biofuel Will Help Boligee and the Environment

Coskata Inc. plans to build a new ethanol plant at the Crossroads of America Industrial Park in Boligee, Alabama. The Illinois-based company has secured...

UMass Biotech Manufacturing Project Moves Forward

A tentative agreement has been reached to build UMass Dartmouth's proposed $22-million biomanufacturing facility in Fall River on land that had...

Delta Power Equipment Plans Facility in SC

The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Anderson County announced that Delta Power Equipment Corporation, a maker of power tools, will establish its new...

Eating our lunch

When Japan, Inc. flexed its muscle in the U.S. auto and consumer electronics markets in the 1980s, there was a lot of hand-wringing in...

Johnson Controls Begins Work on Florence Recycling Center

Johnson Controls has broken ground on a $150-million, fully integrated battery recycling facility in Florence, SC, said to be the first new facility of...

DuPont Picks Iowa for Cellulosic Ethanol Facility

In Iowa, the Iowa Power Fund Board has approved terms to start contract negotiations on a grant award for a DuPont Danisco...

Premier Manufacturing Expands in Tennessee

Premier Manufacturing Corporation has announced it will expand the company’s Henderson, TN facility. The expansion represents a $2.8 million investment that will add 45...

Global Investment in Alternative Energy Tops $243 Billion

According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, new global investment in clean energy reached $243 billion in 2010, up from $186.5 billion in...

RE Firm Plans $200M Data Center in Chicago

A real estate firm has purchased the Northern Trust building in Chicago, and plans to spend $200 million to convert it into a data...

U.S. Creates Foreign Trade Zone in Arizona

The U.S. Department of Commerce has approved a foreign trade zone for nine communities in the Phoenix, AZ area. Economic development officials say large companies...

U.S. Sets Up Solar Demonstration Zone in Nevada

To develop cost-competitive solar technologies, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) intends to fund up to $50 million in testing and demonstration initiatives. The...

Bring the cheddar, win a prize

The eighth annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest, a process that has helped start-up companies get up and running with the help of prizes,...

Oshkosh Expansion Adds Jobs in Florida

Oshkosh Corp. is expanding Pierce Manufacturing in Bradenton, FL and Frontline Communications in Clearwater, FL . The Wisconsin-based company’s fire and emergency segment will relocate...

Stion Plans $500-Million Solar Panel Plant

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and officials from Stion, a venture-backed manufacturer of high-efficiency, low-cost thin film solar panels, announced this week that the company...

W Solar Plans $300M Plant in Wisconsin

Thin-film solar technology developer W Solar Group will relocate its headquarters from California to Wisconsin, where it will build a $300 million factory. The...

Wisconsin ED May Go Public-Private

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who took office this week, wants to abolish the state Department of Commerce and replace it with a public-private economic...

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