April 2011 | Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions

American Energy Innovations has chosen a Florida location for a new $14.9-million facility for which it will receive about $4 million in state and country incentives.

American Energy Innovations has chosen a Florida location for a new $14.9-million facility for which it will receive about $4 million in state and country incentives.

Monthly Archives: April 2011

Martin County, FL Wins 600 New Jobs

American Energy Innovations has chosen a Florida location for a new $14.9-million facility for which it will receive about $4 million in state and country incentives.

Interstate Container Coming to SC

The containerboard supplier will generate 60 new jobs with a $13 million investment.

Full-Fill To Double Its Size in Illinois

The food manufacturer is investing $13.5 million, including $2.5 million in state incentives, to expand operations in Henning and add 150 jobs.

City Brewing To Open Plant in Memphis, TN

The Wisconsin-based contract beverage producer, one of the largest in the U.S., has acquired the Hardy Bottling facility, where it will create 500 jobs.

Natcore Tech Puts R&D in Rochester, NY

The Natcore Research and Development Center will be established at Eastman Business Park to develop thin-film solar cells.

Fool’s Gold

With the price of the mighty ore surging past $1,500 an ounce, Americans are grabbing their popcorn pans and heading for the nearest national forest.

Google to Map EV Charging Stations

The search giant is partnering with DOE's National Renewable Energy Lab to create an online database of electric car charging outlets.

Panasonic Moving Headquarters to Newark

The company will receive $102.4 million in controversial state tax incentives to relocate 10 miles from its current site in Secaucus, NJ.

Allison’s Global HQ Grows in Indiana

The transmission manufacturer will invest $89 million in its Speedway, IN operations, creating 205 jobs.

Birds Eye Expanding in Wisconsin

The vegetable giant will invest $39.4 million in its Darien, WI facility, including a $1.3-million block grant loan from the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Superior Essex Expands in Tarboro, NC

Superior Essex has been granted a state economic development grant to help fund the construction of a new $58-million manufacturing plant in...

Green Packaging LLC Locates in SC

Gov. Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Lowcountry Economic Alliance have announced that Be Green Packaging LLC will...

Google Gets Bigger in Solar Power

Google is investing $168 million in what it says will be the world's tallest solar power tower.The internet giant is funding BrightSource Energy's solar...

Halliburton Plans $65-Million Plant in LA

Leading oilfield service provider Halliburton plans to build a $65-million manufacturing unit in Lafayette, LA. The 200,000-square-foot project is expected to start by July...

Mexico: Loving Free Trade Ever Since NAFTA

Mexico has reached FTAs on a bilateral as well as on a multilateral basis. It has signed bilateral agreements with Chile, Bolivia, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua, while concluding multilateral accords with Canada and the U.S. under NAFTA; with Venezuela and Colombia; and with Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador (these three accords came into effect on January 1, 2001).

GE to Build Largest U.S. Solar Panel Plant

General Electric Co. has announced that it will spend $600 million to build the largest solar panel factory in the United States, a facility...

Colombia Plans $15 Million NY Expansion

Alpina Foods plans to build a 28,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Genesee County Economic Development Center's (GCEDC) Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park. The Colombian company told...

Aluminum Means 100+ Jobs for Indiana

80/20 Inc.—a designer and producer of modular extruded aluminum framing for industrial and home-hobby applications—plans to expand its operations in Columbia City, Indiana, about...

GM Plant Expansion Eyed in Kentucky

A state panel has approved tax incentives for a possible expansion at the General Motors assembly plant in Bowling Green.The Kentucky Economic Development Finance...

Colorado Corporate Moves

Vestas Opens World’s Largest Wind Tower Plant in Pueblo Vestas Towers America, Inc. recently held the grand opening of what it says is the world’s...

The Canal Gets Bigger, and U.S. Ports are Ready

All along the East Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico, major U.S. ports are scrambling to be the go-to destination for shipping traffic from an expanded Panama Canal.

California Corporate Moves

A report prepared by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. (LAEDC) puts Southern California at the top of U.S. manufacturing hubs, employing 389,300 workers.

Global Gathering Lands in Memphis

Memphis, TN, the original Aerotropolis (according to the professor who coined the term), is hosting the global 2011 Airport Cities Conference & Exhibition, held last year in Beijing.

New York: A Business State of Mind

The Empire State boasts a global financial center, the nation’s most advanced high-tech hub and a bevy of business-friendly, scenic locations that offer an unsurpassed quality of life and easy access to a skilled workforce.

Industrial Powerhouse Rules in the Land of Lincoln

Illinois boasts a $590-billion economy, the fifth largest in the nation, and a talented workforce that numbers more than six million.

The 21st Century is the “Texas Century”

Texas continues to outperform the rest of the nation in job creation, creating more jobs in 2010 than any other state and achieving job growth nearly double that of other top 10 states.

York, Pennsylvania

Metro Spotlight

Billions in Goods, Millions of Miles

In a challenging economic environment, an efficient logistics and distribution network is moving to the top of the list of requirements for business growth and expansion.

Plastics: A Versatile Life-Saver

Home healthcare products—including therapeutic devices, monitors, sensors and telemetry devices—are expected to be one of the fastest-growing segments of the medical device industry.

Handling Natural Disaster Risk in Site Selection

In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, everyone is taking a closer look at risk assessment. The Expert tells you how to assess your project’s exposure.

60 Seconds with Arnold Perl, Chairman of the Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority

NUCLEAR RESET      The ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan has prompted several countries to rethink their plans for expanding...

Really Big Dig

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

U.S. Economy Grows, Unemployment Down

Strong business hiring last month brought the unemployment rate down to its lowest level in two years, the U.S. government has reported.The...