Tag: Economic Development

B. Braun To Add 175 Jobs In Florida

Medical device manufacturer B. Braun Medical Inc. will invest $100M in its new Daytona Beach, FL manufacturing facility.

Airbus Expanding In Virginia

Airbus plans to invest $1M in its Loudoun County, VA facility, making it the company's largest distribution center.

South Korean Steel Processor Adding 60 Jobs In Indiana

The Pohang, South Korea-based multinational steel producer will invest $19 million to establish operations at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville, creating up to 60 high-wage jobs by 2018.

Texas: Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative Aims To Meet 21st Century Job Needs

Regional workforce and educational conclaves will make recommendations to ensure the Lone Star State is ready for new and expanding businesses.

OxyChem To Invest $145M In Louisiana Expansion

The new product will enable the efficient production of next-generation refrigerants, which have low global-warming potential and ozone depletion potential.

EdenCrete To Create 250 Jobs, Invest $67M In Georgia

The concrete solutions company's new global manufacturing headquarters will employ more than 250 in Augusta.

Eight Counties Chosen For Tennessee Property Evaluation Program

PEP improves the state’s inventory of industrial sites and buildings by evaluating potential properties, advising counties on where investment may be most beneficial and what is needed to address issues.

Third Phase Of Alabama Robotics Technology Park To Open Soon

Phase 3, which represents a $9 million investment and is scheduled to open in late spring or early summer, is the Integration, Entrepreneurial and Paint Dispense Training Facility.

Roy Metal Finishing Expanding In South Carolina

RMF is expanding its current operations by building a second facility in Greenville County's Matrix Business and Technology Park.

March / April 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 2)

The Global Biotech Industry is the focus of Business Facilities' March/April 2016 issue, along with our annual Economic Development Awards. Plus, a look at the Aerospace Industry.

Cover Story: Global Biotech Report

The global life sciences industry has adopted an attitude of cautious optimism, expecting reliable growth that will fall short of pre-recession investment surges.

Feature Story: 2016 Economic Development Awards

With so many locations embracing cutting-edge technologies and innovative development strategies, it was hard to pare down the worthy nominees for our economic development awards festival. Here are the folks who made the cut, the best of the best in the applications of smart practices for sustainable growth.

State Focus – Utah: Consistently Excellent

When it comes to business, rolling the dice on an unpredictable location can be disastrous for the bottom line. If you’re looking for consistent excellence, Utah is a sure bet.

Auto Supply Manufacturer Adding 80 Jobs In Indiana

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) Inc., a tier 1 automotive supplier specializing in vehicle lightweighting technologies, will expand its operations in Huntington, IN creating up to 80 new jobs by 2020.

Mississippi Development Authority: Location Spotlight Of The Week

Mississippi has a proven track record in recruiting world-class companies to the state and providing a favorable business environment which promotes continued industry success. Visit the Mississippi Development Authority Location Spotlight to learn more.

Toyota Chooses Ann Arbor For Third U.S. Research Facility

The research institute will benefit from Toyota’s existing team and University of Michigan’s research talent and facilities, where it can perform extreme-limit testing in a wide variety of environments.

State Focus – Kansas: The Sunflower State Is Blooming and Booming

Known as the Sunflower State, Kansas boasts a highly skilled workforce, outstanding infrastructure, low operating costs and a location in the heart of America.

Granex Opens First U.S. Location In Tampa

Granex ships more than 300 truckloads of granite and marble slab every year across North America and more than 350 containers across the world from the Port of Tampa Bay.

Automotive Industry Focus: Hitting On All Cylinders

The U.S. auto industry recorded its best year ever in 2015, selling 17.5 million cars and light trucks in the U.S., nearly $570 billion in revenue and a 5.7 percent increase over last year.

South Korean Auto Supplier Investing $19M In Alabama Expansion

Mando’s latest expansion will push its investment in Alabama to $220 million.

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Chinese Real Estate Investment Plays Growing Role In U.S. Economy

Chinese investment in U.S. real estate has grown dramatically since 2010, according to a new report by Asia Society and Rosen Consulting Group.

Foreign Direct Investment: On the Rebound?

U.S. and China hold top two Foreign Direct Investment positions for fourth straight year; Canada ranks #3; Germany rises to #4 to lead Europe.