Monthly Archives: July 2009

July 2009 | Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions
The city of Paterson, New Jersey, has had its ups and downs in the past 217 years. The upward curve began in 1792, when Alexander Hamilton came upon a spectacular 77-foot-high waterfall in the middle of northern New Jersey and decided it would be the perfect place to create a water-powered factory town that could […]

Niagara of New Jersey

Niagara of New Jersey

The city of Paterson, New Jersey, has had its ups and downs in the past 217 years. The upward curve began in 1792, when...

DED Tax Credits Spur $17.8 Million Investment in KC

Mars Petcare US, Inc., has been approved for $971,660 in EEZ tax credits over a five-year period for the creation of 157 new jobs and new investment of $17.8 million.

Ask the guy who carved them

Easter Island sits in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. Known to its natives as Rapa Nui and governed by Chile, this tiny volcanic...

Gestamp to Build $90-Million Auto Parts Plant in Chattanooga

The stamping facility will create 230 jobs as a Tier 1 supplier to VW's new assembly plant.

Federal Judge Dismisses Texas Challenge to DHS Selection of Kansas as Biodefense Lab Site

Kansas wins the first round in a legal fight with Texas over the $500-billion NBAF facility as judge rules the case was filed "prematurely" because the land deal has not been signed. Texas says it will re-file the complaint.

Luther Forest Tech Campus Breaks Ground for $4.2-Billion Microchip Plant

The Fab 2 facility in Malta, NY is expected to create 1,400 high-tech jobs in the Saratoga County region

A fire on the moon

Forty years ago this week, three men were strapped into a metal capsule perched atop a 36-story marvel of engineering that had three million...

Call it the Willis Tower

The tallest building in North America, formerly known as the Sears Tower, has a new name.

India-based pipe maker cancels $100-million plant in Arkansas

Man Industries Ltd. has decided not to build a U.S. manufacturing facility in Little Rock, prompting the city to buy back the land set aside for the project.

Exxon Mobil Investing $600 Million in Algae-based Biofuels

In a partnership with Synthetic Genomics, the oil giant will create a biofuels test facility in San Diego.

East wind

China probably will surpass the U.S. this year as the country that spews out the most greenhouse gases. At the same time, it is moving quickly to become the number one manufacturer for renewable energy.

Orlando International Lures Avocet

200 jobs and an almost $5 million airport hangar are coming to Central Florida.

Rat Pack

We caught up with Fred, our favorite talking mouse, in Vegas this week. We found him sunning himself by the pool at...

High-Tech Small Business Funding Available in Kentucky

Kentucky's SBIR-STTR program enables small businesses that have received federal grants for R&D to apply for matching state funds through July 31, 2009.

Talk to the hand

The fiscal calamity in California moved closer to the brink of total collapse this week, as the state —which has yet to...

Algenol, Dow Partner to Develop $50-million Algae Biofuel Plant

An algae-to-fuel pilot facility will be developed in Freeport, TX, with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.

2009 Business Facilities Rankings Report

The ongoing economic downturn is putting every state to the test, intensifying the competition for a dwindling number of new projects and development initiatives. Our annual look at the top-ranked localities reveals those that are thriving as well as surviving.

Pennsylvania is Turning Brownfields into Green Investments

Governor Edward Rendell is using creative initiatives and incentives to attract green energy companies and clean up brownfields, increasing investment and new jobs.

New York, Much Bigger than the Big Apple

From the hustle and bustle of New York City to the rich and diverse regions that span the state, New York is an attractive location for new and emerging businesses.

Inland Empire, California

Metro Spotlight

New England Corporate Moves

MASCOMA OPENING HEADQUARTERS Mascoma Corporation is moving the company’s corporate headquarters from Boston into a new research laboratory and office building in Lebanon, NH. Construction...


An industry that innovates oftentimes accelerates change. Aerospace may soar steadily, but can it help get the economy off the ground?

Indiana Corporate Moves

BERRY PLASTICS INVESTS $150 MILLION IN EVANSVILLE FACILITY Berry Plastics Corporation has announced plans to expand its Evansville, IN operations, creating 360 new jobs by...

Do You Need a Partner With Deep Pockets?

During a credit squeeze, joint ventures can be a viable means of bringing new capital investments to fruition, provided the site-selection process is well managed.