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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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Walking the Walk

Proposition 6 created an initial SWIFT fund of $2 billion, which the TWBD expects to leverage into a total of $27 billion in financing over the next 50 years to implement the state water plan, with about half of that coming from state financial assistance. State officials said TWDB was able to approve a large number of projects in the first round because a majority of entities applying for funds requested long-term financing, which enabled the board to stretch the available funds. TWBD allocates funding for water projects based on a ranking system it developed that takes into account the length of time it will take to implement a project and the overall long-term improvement the project represents. For example, a seawater desalination plant proposed by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority received seed funds from TWDB even though it will take much longer to build than other, higher-priority projects. TWDB must by law spend up to 20 percent of Prop 6 funds in the next five years on water conservation or re-use projects.
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Daimler Trucks To Invest $375M to Bring New Engine Line to Detroit

Daimler Trucks will invest $375 million to enable production of its new DD5 and DD8 medium duty engines at Detroit™ brand headquarters and manufacturing facility in Redford, MI.
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State Focus – New Jersey: Garden of Opportunity

The Garden State offers a “brain trust” with a highly skilled and educated workforce that makes it easy to recruit top talent.
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Norway Most Prosperous, Singapore Most Successful Economy In The World

Norway is the most prosperous country, while Singapore is the most successful country economically, according to the 2015 Legatum Prosperity Index™. The report ranks 142 countries across eight categories: the Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity; Governance; Education; Health; Safety & Security; Personal Freedom; and Social Capital.
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Ford To Add 2,000 Jobs, Invest $1.3B in Louisville’s Kentucky Truck Plant

Ford Motor Co. will create 2,000 jobs and invest $1.3 billion at its Kentucky Truck Plant (KTP) in Louisville to produce all-new 2017 F-Series Super Duty trucks.
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Mary Kay Chooses Lewisville, TX For New Global Manufacturing, R&D Operations

Beauty company Mary Kay Inc. has selected the city of Lewisville, TX as the site of the company's new $100 million global manufacturing and R&D operations.
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Shell Chemical To Invest $717M In Louisiana Olefins Expansion

Shell Chemical LP will invest $717 million in a new linear alpha olefins manufacturing unit at the company’s Ascension Parish, LA complex.
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Milhaus Adding 250 Jobs in Growing Downtown Indy Neighborhood

Milhaus, a mixed-use development company, will expand its operations in Indianapolis, creating up to 250 new jobs by 2020.
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State Focus: Texas Diversity

Texas is a magnet for business and individuals for a reason—rather, for many reasons, one of which is the tax climate.
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AAIPharma/CML Expands North Carolina Lab Operations And Facility HQ

AAIPharma Services Corp./Cambridge Major Laboratories (AAIPharma/CML) is investing at least $15.8 million to expand its laboratory operation and global headquarters in Wilmington, NC, creating at least 37 new jobs by 2018.
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General Cable Industries Relocating Operations To Lawrenceburg, KY

General Cable Industries Inc. will create more than 54 positions and invest more than $2.5 million in a consolidation and relocation project in Lawrenceburg, KY.

Short in the Saddle

Driverless cars are being welcomed where you might not expect them.
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Global Organizations Lack Confidence In Ability To Detect Cyber Attacks

More than one-third (36%) of global organizations still lack confidence in their ability to detect sophisticated cyber attacks, according to the annual EY’s Global Information Security Survey 2015.
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Business Report – North Carolina: Growing Innovation Throughout The Tarheel State

North Carolina doubles down on growth plans for technology and innovation, with new funding and a new university-led program, InnovateNC.
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NTN Driveshaft Adding 500+ Jobs in Indiana

NTN Driveshaft Inc. and its Japan-based parent company NTN Corporation will grow their Indiana operations, establishing a new manufacturing plant in Anderson, IN that is expected to ultimately create up to 510 new jobs.
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Microsoft Expanding In Mecklenburg County, VA For Fourth Time

Microsoft Corp. will invest $402.4 million to expand its data center site in Mecklenburg County, VA, creating 42 new jobs.
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McKesson Building New Distribution Center in Orange County, NY

McKesson Corporation will open a new 340,000-square-foot distribution center and create 160 new jobs in Orange County, NY.
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LEDIC Realty Company To Locate New National HQ In Memphis

LEDIC Realty Company will invest $10.2 million in a new state-of-the-art national headquarters in Memphis, TN, creating 300 jobs.

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