Tag: Economic Development

Icy Hot: The Race To Develop The Arctic Is Heating Up

Development of oil and gas fields, the use of the Northern Sea Route as the shortest cargo transit route between Europe and Asia and the development of industrial, transport and tourist infrastructure.

Business Facilities LiveXchange Announces 2016 Keynote Panel

A dynamic panel of speakers has been assembled to present the Keynote at the 12th annual Business Facilities LiveXchange, April 17-19, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Daimler Trucks To Invest $22.7M In SC Freightliner Facilities

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) will invest $22.7 million to expand facilities and improve operations at Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) in Cherokee County, SC.

Peak 10 Opens Third Raleigh Data Center

The expansion is a response to demand for Peak 10’s managed services and data center solutions to support the Research Triangle region’s continued growth as a technology hub.

Israel-Based Auto Supplier Selects Indiana for First North American Operations

Omen USA, an Israel-based manufacturer of aluminum parts for the automotive industry, plans to locate its first North American production facility in Richmond, IN, creating up to 100 new jobs by 2019.

Shift To Invest $20M In First East Coast Operation

San Francisco-based Shift Technologies will create 100 new, high-tech jobs in Arlington County, VA.

E-Commerce Site Opens Distribution Center In Nevada

Jet.com, a new online shopping site, has opened a 160,000 square-foot, west coast warehouse and distribution center in the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, east of Reno, NV.

Kaiser Permanente Bringing 800 Call Center Jobs To Georgia

Kaiser Permanente will open a national member services contact center in Gwinnett County, GA this year, bringing more than 800 new jobs to metro Atlanta by 2020.

Toledo Molding & Die To Invest $20M, Create 250 Jobs In TN

Toledo Molding & Die, Inc. (TMD) will invest $20 million and create 250 new jobs at a new manufacturing facility in Fayetteville, TN.

New Report Illuminates Global Work Opportunities, Disruptions

Workers everywhere will be affected by accelerating disruptions to the world of work—yet people in different economic positions will be impacted in very different ways, according to a new report from Foresight Alliance.

Allied Solutions Adding 600+ Jobs At Indiana HQ

Allied Solutions, a distributor of insurance, lending and marketing products to financial institutions across the country, is expanding its headquarters in Carmel, IN, creating more than 600 new jobs by 2025.

Monsanto Picks Lubbock, TX For Cotton Seed Processing Facility

The new Lubbock site represents a $140 million capital investment and is expected to employ 40 full-time personnel.

Richelieu Foods Expanding In Wheeling, IL

Richelieu Foods Inc. will expand its manufacturing capacity by leasing a 115,000-square-foot food grade manufacturing plant in Wheeling, IL.

Breaking News: General Electric Moving HQ To Boston

New York, Rhode Island, Georgia, and at least eight other states were vying for the project, but in the end General Electric Co. has elected to relocate its global headquarters from Fairfield, CT to Boston.

Bosch To Open New Technology Center In Pittsburgh

Robert Bosch LLC will locate its new Research and Technology Center in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, which is becoming a hub for emerging tech-and innovation-focused companies.

Baton Rouge Lands BlueLine Associates’ Software Development Office

BlueLine Associates will establish a new software development office at the Louisiana Technology Park in Baton Rouge, creating 40 new jobs.

Advance Auto Parts To Create 200 Jobs In La Vergne, TN

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. will invest $24.5 million and create more than 200 new jobs at its new distribution center in La Vergne, TN.

CGT To Create 275 Jobs In New Braunfels, TX

CGT U.S. Limited will construct a new manufacturing facility in New Braunfels, TX, creating at least 275 jobs and $80 million in capital investment.

BF In The News: Alabama Businesses Celebrate 2015 State Of The Year Award

At least one local business owner wasn't surprised that Alabama took the top spot in Business Facilities’ 2015 State of the Year Award, according to a January 4 newscast from ABC News affiliate WAAY 31.

Business Facilities Announces 2015 Deal Of The Year Winners

Greater Houston Partnership snares Business Facilities' Gold Award for Goodman Global Group's 4.1-million-square-foot consolidated campus.

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ADP To Create 1,600 Jobs In Orlando Region

The new office will create up to 1,600 new jobs within the next five years and result in a capital investment of $28 million.

Eurotranciatura USA Expanding In Tennessee

The steel company will create more than 170 new jobs and invest $12.6 million to expand its advanced manufacturing operations in Paris, TN.

Gap, Inc. Expanding Gallatin, TN Distribution Facility

The global retailer will invest $35 million, create more than 100 new jobs in Middle Tennessee over next five years.

Surveys & Research

CRE Functions Becoming More Aligned With C-Suite

A recent survey of corporate real estate executives finds an increased focus on the strategic aspects of CRE within companies.

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.

Lack Of Skilled Talent A Threat To Meeting Business Goals

Sixty-seven percent of companies are more concerned about employee turnover than they were last year, according to a new survey by Randstad US.