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ExactTarget Expands HQ in Indianapolis

Email marketing and interactive marketing provider ExactTarget has announced the company's plans to expand its headquarters in Indianapolis, creating up to 500 new jobs by 2015. ExactTarget's latest expansion in Indiana is the company's third in three years.  The company announced plans in 2007 to add 90 associates at its Indianapolis operations, and in 2008 the company announced plans to open a new technol ...

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U.S. OKs World’s Largest Solar Plant

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has approved the world’s largest solar power plant, a $6 billion project in California, according to Bloomberg News. Solar Millenium LLC of Oakland, California, agreed to fund conservation measures protecting the desert tortoise and Mojave fringe-toed lizard in return for permission to build the Blythe Solar Power Project on public land, the Interior Department said today ...

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Ford Invests $850 Million in MI Auto Plants

Ford has announced it will invest a combined $850 million in Michigan between 2011 and 2013 to upgrade manufacturing of fuel-efficient vehicles. The investment will add up to 1,200 new jobs. Two automotive plants in Sterling Heights, MI will get combined $150 million in investment under a package of incentives deals approved this week by the Michigan Economic Growth Authority. Sterling Heights City Manager ...

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Google to Open OK Data Center in 2011

Google is resuming work on a major data center project at MidAmerica Industrial Park near Pryor, OK in Mayes County, saying it will soon need to being additional data center capacity online. The $600 million Oklahoma project was originally scheduled for completion in 2009, but was delayed due to the slowing economy. It is now expected to be operational by the end of 2011. “Over the course of the next year a ...

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ZF Steering Invests $95.8 Million in Kentucky Plant

Gov. Steve Beshear has announced that ZF Steering Systems LLC will undergo a major expansion in Northern Kentucky, investing $95.8 million over the next three years. The growth is a result of increased demand for the company’s new and existing products and involves constructing two new buildings and creating 374 new full-time jobs over the next three years at its facility in Florence, Ky. “Kentucky is proud ...

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Albany International Grows in Rochester, NH

Albany Engineered Composites (AEC), an aerospace composites manufacturer and subsidiary of Albany International, has announced that it will build a new plant in Rochester, NH, creating 300 jobs. New investment by the company in existing operations also is expected to create an additional 200 jobs, Gov. John Lynch said. “This is an exciting time for the city of Rochester, and an exciting time for the state o ...

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Intel to Create Thousands of Jobs

Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel Corporation will invest between $6 billion and $8 billion on future generations of manufacturing technology in five semiconductor fabrication plants. A new facility in Oregon and four other existing facilities, two in Oregon and two in Arizona, will develop 22-nanometer process technology. The new chips will be used in a variety of devices from computer servers to mobile devi ...

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Google Aims to Power East Coast

Every year, somebody at our office circulates an email message updating us on what it’s like to work at Google. This message always generates a lot of “oohs” and “ahhs” at the water cooler. The privileged few who inhabit Google’s high command in Mountain View, CA are living the corporate good life. In between tweaking the algorithm that governs 80 percent of web searches, these working stiffs can be seen: S ...

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SAERTEX USA Expands in Mecklenburg County

SAERTEX USA LLC said Tuesday it will spend $6.5 million to expand its factory in Huntersville, NC creating 178 new jobs over the next three years. The move came with the help of $240,00 in incentive grants from Huntersville, Mecklenburg County and the state of North Carolina. Based in Saerback, Germany, SAERTEX makes lightweight composite materials used by manufacturers in the wind energy, aerospace, civil ...

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GE Plans Center of Excellence in Bloomington

Indiana Secretary of Commerce Mitch Roob joined executives of General Electric Co. this week to announce the company's plans to establish a new center of excellence here, creating up to 200 new jobs by 2013. The Fortune 50 business group will invest more than $93 million to make necessary infrastructure and equipment improvements at its 1 million square-foot manufacturing campus in Bloomington. The facility ...

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