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The Wise Company, Inc. will expand its Hardin County, TN production and warehouse space, adding 74 new jobs.

Boat Seat Manufacturer Growing In Tennessee

Boat Seat Manufacturer Growing In Tennessee

The Wise Company, Inc. will expand its Hardin County, TN production and warehouse space, adding 74 new jobs.

Birmingham Workers To Receive High-Tech Job Training

The Innovate Birmingham Regional Workforce Partnership will train young adults for 925 technology jobs, with the help of $6M in federal funding.

Toyota Forklifts Expanding Workforce In Indiana

Over the next two years, the forklifts and related equipment provider will create up to 71 new jobs at its Columbus, IN corporate headquarters.

Lucid Motors Chooses Arizona For Electric Car Manufacturing

The facility will bring over 2,000 projected new jobs and more than $700 million in capital investment to Casa Grande, AZ by 2022.

Recycling Joint Venture Investing $300M In Indiana

The joint venture between U.S. Energy Logistics and GEP Fuels will invest $100 million in a new recycling center and $200 million in a plastics-to-diesel facility, both in Carroll County.

Veritiv Opens New Ohio Operations Center

The 72,000-square-foot Greater Cincinnati Operations Center in Fairfield, OH houses more than 400 customer service, IT, and finance employees.

Logistics USA: Moving A $1.4 Trillion Haul From Here To There

Systemic improvements in cost efficiency are delivering better pricing to the logistics sector, but gaps in infrastructure are still a problem.

Almac Group Creating 312 Jobs In Pennsylvania

The company will invest more than $24.4M in two expansion projects, both in Montgomery County, with the help of a Pennsylvania First Program grant.

Call For Entries Deadline Extended: 2016 Economic Development Deal of the Year

Submissions for Business Facilities' 2016 Economic Development Deal of the Year are now being accepted until November 30, 2016.

Bay Area Cities Collaborate To Boost Regional Manufacturing

The cities of San Francisco, San Jose, Fremont and Oakland in collaboration with nonprofit SFMade release results of the first-ever Bay Area State of Urban Manufacturing Report.

Amazon Plans Third Nevada Fulfillment Center

The new 800,000-square-foot North Las Vegas facility will create more than 1,000 full-time jobs.

Mississippi: Long Time Hospitality State

In a time of economic development uncertainty, Mississippi always has a way of positioning itself as a top state for business.

CSRA Opens Integrated Technology Center In Bossier City, LA

The new, state-of-the-art facility will bring 800 IT jobs to Northwest Louisiana and cost-savings for its federal government customers.

Location Spotlight: Hoosier Energy

The Hoosier Energy Power Network’s Economic Development team is dedicated to providing valuable site selection information and assistance to companies considering a relocation or expansion in Indiana or Illinois.

SF Motors Investing $10.7M, Creating 150 Jobs In Michigan

The company will build a new engineering R&D center in the Ann Arbor Region with the help of a $1M Michigan Business Development Program grant.

Nationwide Technology Company Growing In Indiana

HomeAdvisor will expand its operations in Indianapolis, investing $1.9 million and creating up to 170 new jobs by 2017.

IBM’s The Weather Company Growing In Georgia

The world's largest private weather enterprise is adding 400 jobs and relocating its headquarters within Atlanta.

Journeys Group Expanding Tennessee Distribution Operations

The footwear and accessories retailer will invest $32M and create 72 new jobs as it expands in Lebanon, TN.

Ohio Valley Precast Expanding In Indiana

The Kentucky-based manufacturer is investing $12M in a new production facility in Clark County, IN, creating up to 80 new jobs.

$60M Porsche Experience Center Opens In Los Angeles

The 53-acre complex will serve as the company's premier West Coast destination for the public, and features a driver development track, a race car exhibit and fine-dining restaurant.

Location Spotlight: City of Cape Coral, A Market on the Rise

As the 10th largest city in Florida and the largest city in Southwest Florida, Cape Coral is an ideal location for relocating businesses due to its large, talented and available workforce.

Japan-Based Auto Supplier Growing In Indiana

ELSA Corporation will increase its automotive parts production, adding 114 jobs in Madison County to support growth at Subaru of Indiana Automotive.

Atlanta Lands $400M UPS Distribution Hub, 1,250 Jobs

More than $400 million in investment and 1,250 jobs will be the result of United Parcel Service Inc.'s (UPS) new regional sorting and distribution hub in Atlanta, GA.

Microsoft Investing Over $251M In Virginia Data Center

The Mecklenburg County project—Microsoft Corp.’s fifth expansion in Virginia—will create 44 new jobs.

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