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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.

GM Announces $90M Northeast Indiana Investment

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.

GM Investing Over $788M, Creating 781 Jobs In Tennessee

The project brings GM’s total investment in the Spring Hill plant in 2016 up to more than $936 million, including an expansion just announced in February.

General Motors Invests $1.4 Billion for Arlington Plant Upgrades

In its largest single plant investment in the U.S. this year, General Motors has announced $1.4 billion for a range of improvements to its Arlington Assembly Plant to more competitively produce high-quality full-size SUVs.

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

The 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year recognizes the locations and economic development agencies that landed the highest impact projects announced between July 1, 2012 and December 1, 2013. This year, the game-changing transformation of a former solar panel plant in Mesa, AZ into a new $1.5-billion manufacturing facility for tech giant Apple takes the top prize.

Announcing the 2013 Business Facilities “Deal of the Year” Winners

Greater Phoenix takes top prize for Apple's new manufacturing plant.

Tennessee Still No. 1, AL and KY Coming Up Fast In BF’s Automotive Manufacturing Strength Ranking

The Volunteer State is still out front in our annual auto sweepstakes, but two surging contenders are laying down markers for next year's contest.

FEATURE STORY: Thailand — Nuanced Nation, One-Stop Shop

Many site selectors are surprised to learn the country is an economic leader in Asia and a top-shelf business destination. From the May/June 2013 issue.

Auto Supplier To Build New Manufacturing Facility In Riverside, MO

Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim Systems, an industry leader in interior component supplies, to make $45 million capital investment.

FEATURE STORY: The Story Of Storage

As the industry advances cloud computing and greener operations, leading data centers are no longer sprawling cells of overheating computers and complex cables. From the March/April 2013 issue.

Elio Motors Announces Vehicle Manufacturing Facility In Shreveport, LA

The company plans to produce three-wheeled vehicles capable of attaining a highway mileage rating of more than 80 mpg at the former GM plant in Caddo Parish.

GM Invests $600 Million in Fairfax, KS Plant

GM opened the present facility of the Fairfax plant in 1987. Currently, 3,877 employees work at the plant, which stretches over 572 acres. The manufacturing area contains 85 acres under its roof and has a pre-construction floor space of 3,044,561 square-feet. In 2012, GM produced 283,213 vehicles at the plant.

GM To Open IT Innovation Center In Roswell, GA

Third of four Information Technology Innovation Centers will employ about 1,000 high tech workers.

GM To Add 500 New IT Jobs In Austin, TX

Austin was chosen for an Innovation Center because the city already has people with the skills GM is seeking: 46,000, according to the May 2011 BLS Occupational Employment Report. Sep 10, 2012 @ 12:38 PM

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