Tag: Economic Development

Japan-Based Auto Supplier Expands Indiana Manufacturing

Ryobi Limited will invest $97.5 million and create up to 150 new jobs in Shelby County, IN by 2018.

Gerhardi Picks Alabama For First U.S. Plant

The German auto supplier will invest $37.9 million and create 235 jobs with its first North American manufacturing facility in Montgomery, AL.

Schneider Electric USA Consolidating Tennessee Regional Offices

The global energy management and automation company will relocate 900 employees and create 250 new jobs in Franklin, TN.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Craig Spohn, Cyber Innovation Center

An interview with Craig Spohn, Executive Director/President of the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, LA, plus a look at the ramifications of the Paris climate accord.

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.

NYSERDA Offers $36M To Cut Energy Costs

New York will support adoption of advanced technologies to help businesses and building owners track energy use in real time, pinpoint waste, cut costs and drive more than $200 million in energy savings.

Amazon Opening New Kansas City Fulfillment Center

Amazon’s fifth Sunshine State location will create over 1,000 full-time hourly jobs.

Two Tech Companies Growing In Central Indiana

PactSafe and WDD Software will create 160 new jobs in Indianapolis.

Teligent, Inc. Celebrates $50M Facility Expansion

The specialty generic pharmaceutical company is expanding its manufacturing and R&D complex in Buena, NJ, with the potential to create up to 200 jobs.

Keeping In Touch

A constant dialogue between local businesses and economic development organizations is a key that unlocks growth. Elk Grove Village sets a great example.

Cascades Tissue Expanding In Oregon

The consumer paper goods manufacturing operation will result in a $64M investment and 80 new jobs in Columbia County, OR.

City Of Virginia Beach Lands 85 New Jobs

Barcelona, Spain-based manufacturer SANJO Corte Fino to invest $17.5M to establish its North American headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA.

Logistics: On the Road, Water or Rails…or in the Air — AGAIN

Despite an uneven track record in annual revenues vs. costs, the logistics industry keeps on trucking, railing, sailing and flying to get your goods where they need to go.

CSRA Creating Customer Engagement Center In Louisiana

The new operation will create 300 jobs within two years, adding to CSRA's 800-job Integrated Technology Center that will open in Bossier City in late 2016.

Wheeling, IL: Location Spotlight Of The Week

Located in the heart of Chicago’s prestigious northern suburbs, Wheeling is a diverse and dynamic community of 40,000 people, distinguished by its unique balance of industry, commercial development, and residential neighborhoods.

Frontier Secure Growing In Virginia

The new $10.9 million customer care center will create up to 500 jobs in Wise County, VA.

Sallie Mae Chooses Indiana For Expansion

The Delaware-based company is expanding in Indianapolis, investing more than $15.7 million and creating nearly 300 new jobs by 2018.

Governor’s Report: Sooner Is Better In Oklahoma

Oklahoma proactively is meeting critical development priorities, including a STEM-oriented workforce, sustainable water resources, green energy, 21st-century infrastructure—and a great place to live.

Mexico-Based Company Building First U.S. Logistics Hub In Indiana

Transpoint Intermodal LLC’s new $13.5 million cargo transfer facility in Fort Wayne will create up to 64 new jobs by the end of 2019.

New Jersey EDA Awards Corning Pharmaceutical Glass $8.3M

The Grow NJ program award targets job creation and will help the company grow in Vineland, yielding a net benefit of $20.4M back to the state over 20 years.

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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.

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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.