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The recent consolidation of food industry giants via mega-mergers is not slowing the exponential growth of major food processing hubs.

Food Processing: Generating Growth for Good Eats

Food Processing: Generating Growth for Good Eats

The recent consolidation of food industry giants via mega-mergers is not slowing the exponential growth of major food processing hubs.

PayPal Creating 400 Jobs In North Carolina

San Jose, CA-based PayPal, Inc. will invest over $3.6 million in a 400-job global operations center in Charlotte, NC by the end of 2017.

World Water Day

The first White House Water Summit aims to mobilize a national effort to conserve and expand our water resources.

Chobani Expanding World’s Largest Yogurt Manufacturing Plant

The company will invest nearly $100 million to expand its Twin Falls, ID yogurt manufacturing operation.

Photonics Companies Investing $1.6B In Rochester, Creating More Than 1,400 Jobs

Photonics company Avogy will move its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Rochester; Together with Photonica, will locate advanced development and early manufacturing at Eastman Business Park.

ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston To Expand In Oregon

The $30 million investment will add additional processing capacity for making formed products such as hash brown patties and potato puffs.

ADP Investing $32.25M In Virginia Customer Service Center

ADP chose to locate the new facility in Norfolk because of the thriving business climate in the city and Virginia.

House Bill 1223 Helps Bring Skybox Data Center To Plano, Texas

Legacy One will be one of the only data centers in Texas that qualifies for House Bill 1223, which can provide industry-leading data center sales and use tax abatements for large data center users across their servers, power, infrastructure and operations.

Florida: A Million Miles For A Million Jobs In The Sunshine State

On a statewide bus tour, Gov. Rick Scott hails Florida’s success creating new jobs, calling for $1 billion in tax cuts and the creation of a $250-million Florida Enterprise Fund.

Premier Corporate Site Selection Event Happens Next Month

Join us April 17-19 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale, FL for Business Facilities LiveXchange, the premier site selection event for corporate site selectors and consultants.

McKesson Expanding In Dallas, Creating 975 Jobs

A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant of $9.75 million has been offered to the San Francisco-based healthcare services and IT company.

Condiment Maker To Invest $20M, Create 150 Jobs In Tennessee

Develey Mustard & Condiments Corporation will invest $20 million in its first North American production facility, creating 150 jobs in Dyer County over the next five years.

Iron Mountain Picks Northern Virginia For Data Center Campus

The project allows Iron Mountain Data Centers to enter the Greater Washington metropolitan area from a strategic location with robust power and fiber infrastructure that will accommodate highly secure data center applications.

Indiana Lands $26M Regional Distribution Center

The Fort Wayne logistics hub will provide easy and affordable access to the Great Lakes/Midwest region and beyond.

FIS Expansion To Create 250 Jobs in Jacksonville

Financial services technology company FIS is investing $2 million to expand in Jacksonville, FL creating 250 jobs in the process.

Where Are the Jobs? Survey Reveals U.S. Hiring Plans.

Employers in Charlotte, Omaha, Albany, and Boise expect to hire the most employees in the second quarter of 2016, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.

SnapShots: 60 Seconds With Don Pierson, Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development

Louisiana is strengthening initiatives to help existing employers grow through its LED Business Expansion & Retention Group, while stepping up efforts to site emerging business opportunities from key investors in the Americas and across the globe.

Uber To Add Advanced Technologies Center In Pittsburgh

The San Francisco-based ride-sharing company will establish an additional ATC research facility which will be used for testing self-driving cars.

Tyco Opens “Smart Building” Global HQ in Ireland

Tyco International has opened its new global headquarters and business service center — dubbed the "smartest building in Ireland" — in Cork, Ireland.

Agero To Open State-Of-The-Art Call Center In Tri-Cities, TN

Roadside assistance company Agero will invest $3.5 million and create 585 jobs at its new call center in Sullivan County, TN.

Seven Projects Land Deal of the Year Honorable Mentions

Business Facilities 2015 Economic Development Deal of the Year contest attracted a record number of project submissions from across the country, seven of which were singled out for a tip of the hat by our judges.

Prince William County, VA Opens Workforce Education And Training Center

The Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) recently celebrated the Grand Opening of its Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training (RCWET) in Woodbridge, VA.

Louisiana Economic Development Wins Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

The Bronze Award winner in BF’s 2015 Economic Development Deal of the Year competition will generate an estimated $17.7 billion in economic impact for the region over the next 10 years.

Deal of the Year: Silver Award Goes To South Carolina Department of Commerce

The Palmetto State, long-time home of BMW’s production hub, moves into the top tier of automotive manufacturing states by snaring Volvo’s first U.S. plant.

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