A massive automotive investment in Louisville, a $500-million tire plant in Sumter County and a world-class thin-film solar facility in Mesa take top honors in our 2011 Economic Development Deal of the Year competition.
Residents are concerned the casino site is too close to schools and a drain on public resources, but Kialegee's leader says gaming is the only viable economic development for the tribe.
Contrary to the national trend, the retail giant reported that holiday sales at Kmart and domestic Sears stores were down 4.4 percent and 6 percent, respectively, compared to last year.
The company will invest $5 million in a new recycling facility in Barnwell County.
The company will invest about $60 million to add a magnet production unit to the North Carolina facility.
The food giant will invest $3 million for an expansion that will create 55 new jobs at its Missouri facility.
The home improvement giant's new call center, slated to open early next year, will create 600 new jobs.
The 275,000 facility, on a 50-acre site in Granite State Business Park in Rochester, NH, will focus on R&D and production of next-generation composite aircraft components.
The maker of the world’s largest selling brand of chain saws will invest $10.3 million and add 52 new jobs in early 2012.
The IL House approves extended tax incentives for Hoffman Estates in an effort to keep the retail giant from relocating 15,000 jobs.
Long Island, Western New York, the North Country and Central New York were the big winners in a statewide competition for funding of job-creating projects.
The largest grant is for a joint program involving Greater Cleveland Partnership, Team Lorain County, Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber, Stark Development Board and Greater Akron Chamber.
The maker of coloring agents for concrete and plastic expects to employ up to 100 people at its new facility near Augusta Regional Airport
Houston-based VAM USA will open a $57-million pipe-finishing plant adjacent to sister company V&M Star, creating 100 jobs.
The supplier of aviation components will establish a new manufacturing facility, creating at least 250 jobs over the next six years.
The company, which produces specialty wiring for transformers and motors, will invest $2.8 million in the new facility and create 85 jobs.
More than $22 million in state and local incentives lures the banana giant from Cincinnati, bringing 417 jobs to the Tarheel State.
The global provider of enterprise mobility solutions will move 145 workers from Overland Park, KS to Kansas City, MO and create 15 new jobs.
The Colorado startup will convert natural gas from forest waste into 50 million gallons a year of "green gasoline" at a facility that will employ 150.
The company will invest $50 million in an e-commerce facility in Pendergrass, GA, creating 900 jobs.
The Schumacher Group will get $5 million from the state's mega-fund for economic development, while CenturyLink will receive $3.3 million.
The Regional Development Council will allocate $40 million in NY state funding for start-ups aiming to create 7,000 jobs within five years.
The proposed Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement will develop a regional business plan between the two Kentucky cities to increase their competitiveness.
Republic is investing $85.2 million to upgrade its Lorain, OH operation, with a new electric arc furnace at the plant west of Cleveland
The auto giant will hire a second shift of workers at its Toledo, OH assembly plant to build a new Fiat-based SUV for Jeep, adding 1,105 jobs.