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Top relocation destinations.

U.S., U.K. And Singapore Top Three Relocation Destinations For Multinational Corporations

According to a report from the Cartus Corporation, the United States, United Kingdom and Singapore are the top three places where multinational businesses are relocating employees.
SolarWorld in Hillsboro, OR.

SolarWorld Expanding In Oregon

SolarWorld is expanding solar panel and advanced cell production in Oregon; will add 200 jobs at company’s North American manufacturing hub.
Reshoring US jobs from China. Uncle Sam.

Reassuring

The trend of manufacturing jobs returning to the U.S. from overseas continues to grow.
Amazon shipping. Photo: Forbes.

Amazon Announces Plans To Invest In Illinois

The company will create 1,000 full-time jobs and invest $75 million in the heart of the Midwest.
Southfield, MI, native Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans, has purchased or leased a huge swath of downtown Detroit and is aggressively revitalizing the Motor City and transforming it into a 21st-century high-tech hub.

Feature Story: Michigan Governor’s Report – Reinventing Michigan

Gov. Rick Snyder has identified core problems and brought stakeholders together to solve them in an effort the governor likes to call relentless positive action.
Hilti HQ in Tulsa, OK.

Hilti Announces HQ Move From Tulsa, OK To Plano, TX

Tulsa-based test lab, Repair Service and Distribution Centers will also be relocated to Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Ribbon cutting at Synegenta in Phillips, Nebraska.

Syngenta Expands Seed Production Facility In Phillips, NE

Syngenta celebrates investment in Nebraska economy with $63 million expansion at its Phillips, NE, seed production facility.
ACEEE 2014 Scorecard Map.

Massachusetts Tops California As Most Energy Efficient State

Top 10 states are MA, CA, RI, OR, VT, CT, NY, WA, MD, and MN; five states most in need of improvement are ND, WY, SD, MS, and AK.
Jared Wray, CTO of Cloud for CenturyLink, at the opening of the Cloud Development Center Grand Opening in Bellevue, WA.

CenturyLink Opens Cloud Development Center In Seattle

New home for cloud platform development and innovation adds to year of significant CenturyLink Cloud milestones.

Gravy Train

A private-sector group—filled with former public officials—is lobbying to build a high-speed maglev train in the U.S.
Sigmatex Composites Manufacturing.

Sigmatex Selects South Carolina For New Manufacturing Facility

Supplier to the aerospace industry makes initial $12 million investment to establish Orangeburg County operation.
Samsung has invested more than $13 billion in its semiconductor fabrication complex in Austin. TX.

Cover Story: High-Tech Hubs

With smart new regional growth strategies and generous federal funding initiatives, high-tech hubs are springing up all over the United States.
officials gather at the announcement for the North Texas Ebola Treatment and Infectious Disease Bio Containment Facility. (Source: http://governor.state.tx.us/.)

North Texas Ebola Treatment And Infectious Disease Bio Containment Facility To Be Created

Three of the region's health care providers, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Methodist Hospital System and Parkland Hospital System, will partner to set up and operate the North Texas facility.
Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance Chairman Eric Hughes congratulates Georgia-Pacific Plant Manager Ryan Daniels on the plans to invest at the Gurdon, Ark., lumber mill.(L to R) City of Gurdon Mayor Clayton Franklin; Clark County Justice of the Peace (District 10) Sherry Kelley; Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance Chairman Eric Hughes; Georgia-Pacific Lumber Plant Manager Ryan Daniels; Clark County Judge Ron Daniell; and Arkadelphia Alliance President and CEO Stephen Bell.

Georgia-Pacific Announces Growth Plans For Gurdon, AR Facility

The company is also evaluating investments totaling approximately $20 million at the nearby Gurdon plywood mill that would increase the facility's efficiency and capacity.
Petco distribution center in Cranbury, NJ.

Petco Breaks Ground On Distribution Center In Reno, NV

Construction on the LEED-Silver project began in September 2014, with completion scheduled for May 2015.
Sitel Office Exterior, Norman Oklahoma.

Sitel Expands Hamilton, AL Call Center

The company will be addressing its expanding volume by creating 300 new customer support positions at this customer care call center.
Jack Rogers

First Word: Look at the Bright Side

If you’re as tired as we are of hearing about rampaging terrorist threats, gloomy climate-change predictions and virulent diseases, then this issue of Business Facilities is the antidote.
In July 2014, TimkenSteel announced plans to open an additional continuous heat-treat facility in the U.S. to produce more steel.

TimkenSteel Selects Northeast Ohio Site For New Facility

The new facility will be located in Perry Township on the site of TimkenSteel's Gambrinus Steel Plant.
Frieden of the CDC.

Global Passport

The CDC director opposes a ban on travel from the Ebola hot zone in Africa. Why?
Embraer breaks grounds on new Florida facility.

Embraer Breaks Ground On Facility In Melbourne, FL

Embraer will add 600 new hires to its almost 400 employees in the area in a ramped up mode over a period of four years beginning in 2016.

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