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Start-up firearm maker Vantage LLC will invest $5M and create 100 manufacturing and assembly jobs in Davidson County, TN.

Gun Maker Establishing Nashville Manufacturing Plant

Gun Maker Establishing Nashville Manufacturing Plant

Start-up firearm maker Vantage LLC will invest $5M and create 100 manufacturing and assembly jobs in Davidson County, TN.

Rogers Corporation Relocating Global HQ To Arizona

Rogers Corporation, a global leader in engineered materials solutions, will relocate its global headquarters from Rogers, CT to Chandler, AZ.

MillerCoors Investing $60M In Virginia

The beverage company will expand its Shenandoah brewery in Rockingham County, VA creating 27 new jobs.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Michele Brown, Choose New Jersey, Inc.

Michele Brown, President and CEO, Choose New Jersey, Inc. discusses incubators, innovation zones, STEM education, incentives and the Garden State in a post-Panamax world.

Ken’s Foods Growing In Lebanon, IN

The national foods producer is setting up a new $90.5M manufacturing and distribution center in Lebanon, IN, creating 150 new jobs.

$35M Film And Television Production Complex Opens In South Bronx

Silvercup Studio’s third facility in New York – Silvercup North – will generate 400 new jobs in the South Bronx.

GM Announces $90M Northeast Indiana Investment

General Motors will invest more than $90 million to update equipment at its Marion Metal Center plant’s existing 2.7 million-square-foot campus.

Voxpro Creating 500 New Jobs In Georgia

The tech support company will invest $4 million in a new Center of Excellence in Athens-Clarke County, GA.

Advanced Manufacturing Equipment Company Growing In Tennessee

ATC Automation will invest $10.4 million and create 110 jobs at its Cookeville, TN manufacturing operations.

Cumberland County, NJ Boosts Local Workforce

New high tech high school and workforce development center will provide businesses easier access to a well-trained and highly skilled workforce.

Thrive Market Opens Distribution Center In Nevada

The project will bring 400 new jobs and $3.5 million in investment to the Taho Reno Industrial Center.

Automotive Supplier Will Create 150 Jobs in Georgia

voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc. will invest $50M to expand its existing facility in Cartersville, GA.

New Mexico Governor’s Report: The Future Is Welcome Here

Gov. Susana Martinez has created a clear path for sustainable growth by slashing punitive business taxes and regulations, while maximizing the reach of New Mexico’s research and development assets.

July / August 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 4)

The 12th Annual Rankings Report stars in Business Facilities' July / August 2016 issue. Plus, a look at New Mexico, Florida, Arizona, Kentucky, Kansas, New England, Advanced Manufacturing, and Food Processing.

Trailer Manufacturer Expanding In Indiana

inTech Trailers will invest $1.67 million to expand its operations across its Nappanee, IN campus, creating up to 60 jobs.

New Jobs To Drive Migration To Middle America

Strong job growth on the coasts has been drawing people away from Middle America, but experts predict the trend will reverse.

Lidl US Will Create 100 New Jobs In Maryland

Retailer Lidl will invest $100 million to establish a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Cecil County, MD.

State Focus: The Carolina Closeness

While North and South Carolina are clearly separate entities, they share more than a border when it comes to business.

Tenneco Opening Second Manufacturing Plant In Tennessee

The Fortune 500 automotive supplier will create up to 200 jobs at the Spring Hill, TN facility.

2016 Metro Rankings Report: San Antonio, TX Is No. 1 In Economic Growth Potential

San Antonio, TX is the top-ranked metro for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report; Reno-Sparks, NV and Huntsville, AL placed second and third, respectively.

Greater Memphis: The Gold Standard for Water

Greater Memphis has an abundant supply of pure, sweet water: The Memphis Sands Aquifer holds nearly 100 trillion gallons of this precious commodity, which is becoming an economic development priority.

2016 Metro Rankings Report: Greater Rochester, NY Is Top Innovation Hub

Greater Rochester, NY is Business Facilities' top-ranked Innovation Hub; Albany, NY and Youngstown, OH placed second and third, respectively, in the magazine's 12th Annual Rankings Report.

Business Parks: Cost-Effective Communities

Business, research and industrial parks are development magnets for clusters of like-minded businesses looking for the perfect environment to expand

Charles Schwab Creating New Regional Campus In Texas

The financial services company's new $100 million Westlake, TX campus will create at least 1,200 new jobs over the next 10 years.

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