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Agriculture brings $34 Million to DE

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and state officials announced that Mountaire Farms will invest approximately $34.5 million to expand its poultry complex in Millsboro. The plant will add 31 new jobs by December 2011for a total of 3600 Mountaire employees in Sussex County. The new state-of-the-art Resource Recovery Center will convert waste into products for the poultry and commercial pet food industries, recyclin ...

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Pollina Issues Wake-Up Call on U.S. Economic Decline

NEW ORLEANS – Nov. 8 – Author and economist Dr. Ronald R. Pollina brought his clarion call for a drastic change in U.S. trade policies to Business Facilities LiveXchange event here today, telling attendees that our leaders must reverse a steep decline in the nation’s ability to compete with emerging global powerhouse China “before it’s too late.” In his keynote address at LiveXchange, held this week at the ...

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Exergonix Chooses Kansas City Area for HQ

Clean-tech company Exergonix has agreed to locate a $90 million headquarters in the Kansas City area. Exergonix will produce one-megawatt batteries capable of storing solar or wind energy, supplying it to the power grid during peak times. The producer of energy storage systems will bring 275 new jobs to the metro, according to CEO Don Nissanka. The expansion was made public at the annual luncheon of the Kan ...

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Data Center Giant Plans Hub in NJ

i/o Data Centers is planning to build a huge data center in New Jersey to serve as the East Coast hub for its growing colocation business. The company is in the late stages of site selection for a modular data center that will occupy 550,000 square feet of space, which would make the center one of the largest in the country. “We’re expanding to the East Coast,” said George Slessman, CEO of i/o Data Centers ...

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Kimberly-Clark Ramps Up Expansion Plans

Economic development officials in Conway say Kimberly-Clark Corp. is moving up its plans for expansion at its plant in Conway, AR. A news release from the Conway Development Corporation the company will add about 100 new full-time positions and invest about $65 million in the plan during the next three years. The company had said it July it would invest about $25 million and add about 40 jobs during the nex ...

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Doritos Plant Expansion on Hold

For some time now, growing numbers of aging Baby Boomers (and some of their offspring) have been beating the drum for legalization of marijuana, arguing that decriminalizing what may be America’s largest “cash crop” could fill depleted state tax revenue coffers and even spur economic development. Voters in four states have spoken this week and they beg to differ. Weed afficionados believed they had their be ...

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Report: Ford Applies for $150-Million MO Tax Credit

The Missouri Department of Economic Development said Ford Motors has applied for the $150 million, 10-year package of tax credits passed by the Legislature this summer, according to a report from KMBC.com. The application is being viewed by state officials as an indication that Ford has future plans at the Claycomo plant in the Northland. A spokesman for the Department of Economic Development would only con ...

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Nordex Opens AR Wind Turbine Plant

Nordex USA has officially opened its flagship wind turbine manufacturing plant in the U.S. in Jonesboro AR. Representing a $40 million investment, the 150,000 square foot plant is one of the most modern production facilities in the wind industry, optimized for lean flow and reduced lead times for customers. It positions Nordex as a domestic manufacturer of the highest caliber in one of the biggest wind ener ...

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Progress Rail Plans Locomotive Plant in Muncie

In the fourth announcement of its kind this week, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels joined executives from rail industry supplier, Progress Rail Services, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., to announce the company's plans to locate a locomotive manufacturing facility in Muncie to serve the diesel-electric locomotive market and position the company to participate in future transit rail projects.  Progress Rail, whic ...

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UA Tech Park Wins U.S. Innovation Award

The U.S. Economic Development Administration has named The Solar Zone at the UA Tech Park the winner of its Innovation in Green Technology Award. The Arizona initiative was among four recipients of the 2010 Innovation in Economic Development Awards, announced at the Southeast Workforce and Economic Development Conference this month. Also cited at the conference, which was co-hosted by EDA and the U.S. Depar ...

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