Monthly Archives: July 2011

July 2011 | Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions
Virginia and Louisiana are the top-ranked states for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 2011 Rankings Report.

2011 RANKINGS: VA, LA Tops In Growth Potential

2011 RANKINGS: VA, LA Tops In Growth Potential

Virginia and Louisiana are the top-ranked states for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 2011 Rankings Report.

Celgard Expands Production in North Carolina

The clean energy firm will invest $105 million to expand its Concord, NC plant, creating 250 jobs.

Sausage Factory Loses Recipe

The debt ceiling circus would be funny if it weren't so serious, so we've come up with our most serious solutions.

Oklahoma Gets U.S. Small Business Funds

The state will receive $13.2 million in State Small Business Credit Initiative investment funds to expand high-growth businesses.

R3 Composites Plans Indiana Plant

The maker of plastic molded components will invest $4.5 million in a manufacturing center in Grabill, IN, creating 400 new jobs.

Schumacher Expands in Lafayette, LA

The healthcare giant will invest $19 million to grow its corporate headquarters, creating 600 new jobs.

Bridgestone Expands in South Carolina

The tire giant will invest $135 million in its Aiken County plant, adding 266,000 square feet and creating 122 new jobs.

NY Unveils $1 Billion ED Consolidation

The Empire State is creating 10 regional councils that will submit project applications to a consolidated funding pool.

U.S. Closing 800 Data Centers

The federal consolidation will shutter about 40 percent of the government's computer database facilities, cutting several thousand jobs in the process.

ITT Exelis Picks Virginia for New HQ

ITT's Defense & Information Solutions unit will invest $5 million in a corporate headquarters in Fairfax County, VA, creating 100 jobs.

Hasbro Plans $24 Million Expansion in RI

The toy company will create nearly 300 jobs in downtown Providence.

One Solutions Logistics Expands in IN

The logistics supply company will grow its operations at Honda's Greensburg plant, creating up to 191 jobs by 2012.

Allconnect Puts Service Center in KY

The company is investing $7 million in a new facility at the Coldstream Research Campus in Lexington, creating 220 jobs.

Full Faith and Credit

With Congress deadlocked over a deal to raise the U.S. debt ceiling, it's time to put a fresh idea on the table.

Mars Plans Manufacturing Plant in Topeka

The chocolate candy giant will invest $250 million in the multi-phase project in Kansas, creating at least 200 new jobs.

Switzerland Largest Investor in U.S.

The Commerce Department's annual report pegs foreign direct investment from the Alpine nation at more than $42 billion in 2010.

Daniel Defense Plans Facility in SC

The firearms producer will invest $5.3 million in a new manufacturing plant in Jasper County, creating 100 new jobs.

Vlad the Impaler

If you want to know what's going on in Russia's economic development program, you have to ask the right questions.

Time Warner Makes Move to Colonie, NY

The cable company plans to relocate at least 235 positions and create 50 more.

Bed Techs Expands in Aurora, IN

The hospital bed remanufacturer will consolidate operations and add 55 new jobs.

Solar Generation Forges Ahead in Ohio

AEP Ohio and Turning Point Solar LLC have collaborated on a 49.9-megawatt project that will create approximately 600 jobs.