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Auto Supplier Kamtek To Create 350 Jobs, Invest $530M in Alabama Expansion

Auto supplier Kamtek will invest $530 million and create 350 jobs in an expansion of its Birmingham, AL operation that includes opening a new aluminum casting facility to meet automaker demands for lighter parts.

Marching into China

The former Humvee plant in Indiana now makes Mercedes SUVs for export to China.

MetaProp NYC Announces First Participant, Sixth Corporate Partner

MetaProp NYC, the New York real estate technology accelerator, announced its first 2015/2016 participant, Rentalutions, Inc., as well as its sixth corporate partner, the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY).

5 Technologies To Change Property, From NGKF Global Cities Report

Cities are a driving force behind the global economy—and the real estate industry is integral to the shaping of the built environment, according to a...
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Ryder To Invest $16.5M, Create 606 Jobs In Spring Hill, TN

Ryder Supply Chain Solutions will expand its warehousing, transportation, kitting and assembly operations in Spring Hill, TN. The announcement represents an investment of $16.5 million and the creation of 606 new jobs.

First Cities Chosen for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities

The first cities have been selected to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities - a $42 million initiative to help 100 mid-sized American cities enhance their use of data and evidence to improve the lives of residents.
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Business Facilities’ 2015 Global Rankings Report: China Leads In Renewable Energy Investment

China is the top-ranked nation among Renewable Energy Investment Leaders in Business Facilities’ annual Global Rankings Report. Switzerland retained its crown as the top-ranked nation in Global Competitiveness.

Washington, DC Signs PPA For 35% Wind Power

This power purchase agreement is the largest wind power deal of its kind ever entered into by an American city.
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YFS Automotive Systems Investing $26.9M, Creating 160 Jobs In Detroit

YFS Automotive Systems, Inc. will build its second U.S. manufacturing facility in Detroit, creating 160 new jobs and investing $26.9 million in a new facility to design, test, and manufacture automotive fuel system components.

Infographic: The Power Of Green Lease Language

Based on a collaboration between IMT and COSE that focuses on landlord-tenant relations in Cleveland, OH, this infographic highlights energy improvements that result from green lease clauses.

No Credit Here

The Export-Import Bank of the United States becomes a political football.

Tech Tools Help Close Deals, Continue Education

Mobile devices and smarter tech tools boost the ability of CRE professionals to do business while attending professional development.

Online Sale Of Manhattan Beach, CA Property Represents E-Commerce Record High

Auction.com, LLC announced the largest transaction in its eight year history and largest online real estate transaction ever, according to Guinness World Records data.

Enhanced Commercial Software From REthink

New features of this software for commercial real estate focus on business process management capabilities and reduced operating costs.

Seaport Industrial Real Estate Occupancy Exceeds Expectations

JLL’s seventh annual Seaports Outlook reports historically high occupancy and escalating demand for space.

Michigan’s Mcity Paves The Way For Driverless Cars

The University of Michigan's Mcity is the world’s first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars.

Never Mind

Boston decides the 2024 Olympics aren't worth a hill of beans.

EDF Climate Corps Fellows Deliver Energy Ideas

The 2015 class of EDF Climate Corps fellows are working with organizations in the U.S., Mexico, and China.
High Liner Foods, a frozen seafood producer based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, recently moved its U.S. headquarters from Danvers, MA to a new facility in Portsmouth, NH.

Business Report: New Hampshire – High Liner Foods Opens U.S. Headquarters In Portsmouth

The Canadian seafood producer includes a culinary innovation R&D facility in its new HQ at the Pease International Tradeport.

“Internet of Things” Connected Devices To Triple By 2020

The number of IoT (Internet of Things) connected devices will number 38.5 billion in 2020, up from 13.4 billion in 2015: an increase of over 285%, according to new data from Juniper Research.

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iCIMS Opts To Grow At New Jersey’s Bell Works

The SaaS company will join a collection of top-tier technology companies by moving its headquarters to the redesigned landmark building in Holmdel, NJ.

More Than Maple Syrup

A green grid and a 1-gig broadband connection are transforming Burlington, VT into a thriving high-tech hub.

Renamed Decatur Central Railroad Gets New Operators, Rehab

OmniTRAX affiliate partners with Topflight Grain Cooperative to operate, drive business to and rehabilitate the Cisco to Decatur line.

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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.

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.

London, New York Top Global Cities 2016

A.T. Kearney’s Global Cities 2016 can help businesses make key investment decisions such as where to place regional and global headquarters, as well as manufacturing and research hubs.

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.