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Irvine, CA, named the Safest City in America, is the address of choice for several industry clusters and home to numerous Fortune 500 company headquarters. (Photo: Irvine Chamber of Commerce.)

State Focus: Southern California – Where The Leading Edge Lives

So Cal’s Leading Edge has the right stuff to deliver advanced materials, clean transport systems and green energy, as well as the world’s most advanced aircraft.

New American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute Coming To Detroit

PM Environmental, Inc. acquires $1 million in funding to help revitalize abandoned auto company building into new American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

Industry Focus: Automotive – Hitting On All Cylinders

From driverless cars to all-electric vehicles, the U.S. automotive sector is going into overdrive to meet the surging demand for new cars and prepare for our green energy future.

Fighting Illini

Gov. Bruce Rauner wants everyone to know there's a new sheriff in town.
HPP System.

Universal Pasteurization Company Opening Facility In Chester County, PA

The company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development.
Rocket motors and solid propellants are manufactured at ATK’s Promontory, Utah facility.

State Focus: Industry Is Not The Only Thing Buzzing In Utah

Utah continues to soar to new heights in business, community and quality of life.

Expedia Announces Plans For New Headquarters In Seattle

Expedia's new home features spectacular views of downtown Seattle, Mt. Rainier, the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.
LiveXchange Speakers 2015.

Business Facilities LiveXchange News: Speakers Announced

Corporate executives will learn relocation and expansion strategies from industry leaders at Business Facilities LiveXchange.

Andersen Opens New Bayport Plant; Announces Additional Minnesota Expansions

Company announces additional $45 million expansion, adding more than 300 jobs.
Bridor, Inc., supplies breads and pastries to the retail and foodservice industry and has maintained its U.S.-based advanced manufacturing operation in Cumberland since 2002. A $32-million investment is Bridor’s testimony supporting the company’s continued success at this location.

Industry Focus: Food Processing – Food Facts

The more we know when it comes to what’s in our food, the more we want to know. Pleasing this knowledge palate can mean big bucks for the food processing industry.
Chess pieces symbolizing high performance organizations.

Cracking The Code Behind The World’s Strongest Companies

New report from The Conference Board examines the DNA of high-performing organizations.

Business Report: Kansas – Logistics Park Kansas City Grows in Edgerton

Furniture manufacturer Flexsteel Industries and machinery supplier Kubota Tractor to open distribution centers at LPKC.
New York City seen from the Empire State Building.

Best For NYC Challenge Launched

NYC Economic Development Corporation and the Community of Certified B Corporations launch "Best for NYC" challenge, the first municipal public-private impact partnership in the world.
Governor quote.

Business Report: Iowa – BIVI Plans $110-Million Expansion of IA Biotech Facilities

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) makes a major capital investment in its animal health facilities in Fort Dodge and Ames.

First Word: Job One

Rogers writes, "The most successful locations in today’s ultra-competitive market are reaching down deep to meet this challenge—in some places, all the way down to their elementary schools."
Pen on top of money.

USDA Awards Loans And Grants To Support Rural Economic Development

Infrastructure investments funded through USDA grants will help create jobs and expand rural manufacturing.
Omnitracs.

Omnitracs Opens Its New HQ In Downtown Dallas, TX

The company relocated from San Diego to downtown Dallas into a space designed by BOKA Powell. The growing transportation technology firm houses over 500 employees. 

Business Report: Missouri – E-Commerce Fulfillment Center Set For Kansas City

ReallyGoodStuff.com will invest $3.4 million in its new facility, which will serve as a hub for online orders of school supplies.
Economy continuing upward.

A Soft Start To 2015, But Acceleration Expected

Despite temporary factors like the West Coast port strike and tough winter weather in parts of the country, the economy is expected to grow.

Nissan To Undergo Major Expansion At Smyrna Facility

Automotive manufacturer to invest $160 million and support the creation of 1,000 new jobs.

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

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