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Alabama is BF’s 2015 State of the Year

The Crimson Tide has rolled in a bevy of big-ticket projects, laying a solid foundation for future growth.
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Corporate Moves Maintain Texas As Top Magnet State

Texas has once again topped the Allied Van Lines Magnet States Report, which uses internal data to track U.S. migration patterns, thanks to a net relocation gain of 2,558 families in 2015.
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Google Chooses Clarksville, TN For $600M Data Center

Google will invest $600 million in the the former Hemlock Semiconductor site in Clarksville, TN which it will transform into its eighth U.S. data center, creating 70 new jobs.
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State Focus – Indiana: Regional Plans Are Hopping In The Hoosier State

Gov. Mike Pence’s Regional Cities Initiative, enacted this year, envisions more than 400 projects drawing nearly $4 billion in investments.

VXI Global Solutions To Create 570 Jobs In Metro Atlanta

VXI Global Solutions, a business processing and information technology outsourcing services provider, will open a call center in College Park, GA in 2016, creating 570 jobs.
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GM Financial To Build Facility In San Antonio, TX

General Motors Financial Company, Inc. will build a new 100,000-square-foot financial servicing center in San Antonio, TX, creating up to 500 new jobs within the next four years.
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Heartland Foods Adding 150 Jobs in Central Indiana

Heartland Food Products Group, a producer and marketer of low calorie sweeteners, drink mixes, coffee and nutritional beverages, will expand its operations in Indianapolis, creating up to 187 new jobs by 2020.
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West Michigan Lands Largest Third-Party Data Center In Eastern U.S.

Las Vegas-based Switch will establish a new $5 billion SUPERNAP data center in Gaines Township in greater Grand Rapids, MI.

Crystal Ball 2016

Step aside, Monmouth and Quinnipiac: BF's got the odds-on favorites for next year's headlines.
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Finding Employees Who Support Company Culture Top Concern When Expanding Abroad

New report from The Economist Intelligence Unit identifies "softer" aspects of business expansions, such as finding new employees who support and enhance the brand’s existing culture, as a top concern.
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State Focus – Iowa: Growing Jobs As Well As Corn

While often stereotyped as an ag state, Iowa has created a business friendly environment that makes it globally competitive in a diverse and growing number of industry sectors.
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Solar Installer Sunrun Plans 800 Jobs At New Denver Office

Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., will open an office in downtown Denver before the end of 2015 and plans to hire up to 800 workers over the next few years.
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South Carolina’s SafeRack Invests $20M in Facility Expansion

SafeRack will invest more than $20 million in an expansion of its Andrews, SC facility to support immediate and long term growth initiatives.
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NuVasive Chooses Ohio For New Manufacturing Facility

NuVasive, Inc. will invest approximately $45 million for the build-out of its new medical device facility dedicated to spinal implant and instrument manufacturing, with plans to create 300 jobs.
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North Las Vegas Lands $1B Electric Vehicle Assembly Plant

Faraday Future will establish its first assembly plant for electric vehicles in the City of North Las Vegas, NV. Plans entail more than $1 billion in investment and 4,500 new jobs.

Polymorph of Plastics: Merging Corporate Molecules

Dow and DuPont have apparently agreed that they would be in a stronger position as a merged company with powerful synergies to successfully navigate an eventual breakup into more specialized units. The tentative deal also may signify the next step in the evolution of the global plastics industry, a shift in focus to specialty and advanced engineered plastics from oil-based petrochemical mainstays like polyethylene. Both companies have realized the need to get bigger before they can get smaller.

Linetec Adds Third Anodize Line In Wisconsin

Linetec recently invested $15 million in a third anodize line at its facility in Wausau, WI, creating 90 jobs.
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Louisiana: Where Partnerships Propel Innovation and Investment

Louisiana is bringing together state, regional and local partners, including business and higher education resources, in intelligent collaborations yielding sustainable economic growth.
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U.S. Expected To Be Top Manufacturing Nation By 2020

The U.S. is expected to become the most competitive manufacturing nation over the next five years, with the current leader China sliding into second position, according to Deloitte Global's upcoming 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index report.
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Lifetime Products Creating 500 Jobs In Knox County, TN

Blow-molded plastic products manufacturer Lifetime Products, Inc. will invest $115 million in a new manufacturing and distribution operations in Knox County, creating 500 jobs.

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