April 2012 | Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions

The statewide battery and energy technology group has chosen Eastman Business Park for a test facility that will assist companies launching advanced energy storage solutions.

The statewide battery and energy technology group has chosen Eastman Business Park for a test facility that will assist companies launching advanced energy storage solutions.

Monthly Archives: April 2012

NY-BEST Opening Commercialization Center in Rochester

The statewide battery and energy technology group has chosen Eastman Business Park for a test facility that will assist companies launching advanced energy storage solutions.

Cerner to Open Client Support Center in Kansas

The $190-million project in Kansas City, KS will employ up to 4,000 people by 2014.

Bendix/King to Locate Headquarters in Albuquerque, NM

The Honeywell division, which provides repair and overhaul services for light aircraft, will create 140 new jobs in its information technology unit.

Winners in the Next Economy

Report from the Mid-South Aerotropolis Conference
By Christina Meek, Greater Memphis Chamber

COVER STORY: Digital Media Takes The Prize

Millions of pixels are helping to create thousands of jobs in a new high-growth sector of the economy. From feature films to video games, digital media is spreading its computer-generated wings and flying, from traditional locations like California, Massachusetts and New York to up and coming industry leaders Utah, Louisiana and Rhode Island. From the March/April 2012 issue.

Cummins Expands Seymour, IN Campus, Adds 290 Jobs

The engine giant is investing $219 million to add engineering test cells and a new cylinder block line to its high-horsepower unit.

China’s Largest Producer of Copper Tubing Builds AL Plant

Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc. has broken ground on a $100-million plant in Thomasville, AL, expected to create 300 jobs.

ThyssenKrupp Presta Expands Headquarters in Vigo County

The maker of steering systems will invest $22 million in its Terre Haute, IN facility, creating 120 new jobs.

FEATURE STORY: 2012 Economic Development Awards

Every year, we showcase the economic development deals with the biggest impact and rank the top states and metros. Now, we turn our spotlight on the agencies with the best practices who have achieved overall excellence. From the March/April 2012 issue.

Baxter Plans $1-Billion BioMed Complex in Georgia

A plasma-based treatments manufacturing plant and warehouse/distribution facilities will create 1,500 jobs in Stanton Springs, GA.

Steel Dynamics to Add Jobs in Hendricks County, IN

The nation's fifth largest producer of carbon steel products will invest $76 million to expand its Pittsboro operations, creating 50 jobs.

Mando Expands Auto Parts Operation in Opelika, AL

The company is investing $24.3 million to add a production line at its Alabama facility, creating 30 new jobs.

Happy Trails

Kentucky's bourbon business is booming, giving a tasty lift to state revenues and tourism.

A Driving Force in Recovery

Eco. Dev. pros play a leading role in the resurgence of U.S. manufacturing.
By Jay C. Moon, CEcD, Chair, IEDC

Michelin Plans $750-Million Expansion in South Carolina

The tire giant will grow its Earthmover tire production in Anderson and Lexington counties, creating 500 new jobs.

Teva Relocates Headquarters to Overland Park, KS

The subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will invest $71 million in a new 154,000-square-foot facility that will employ 400.

LOCATION FOCUS: New York – A Wealth Of Everything

There are many reasons to love New York. Among them, its unique balance between innovaton and preservation, a quality that makes the Empire State an economically and culturally well-rounded business location. From the March/April 2012 issue

Certech to Retain Jobs and Create 80 More in Hanover Twp.

The company will consolidate its molded ceramic component operations from out of state to the Luzerne County, PA location.

Ross Stores Will Bring 600 New Jobs to York County

The discount department store chain will open a warehousing and distribution facility in Rock Hill, SC.

Accuride Corporation to Invest $8.73 Million in SC Expansion

The commercial vehicle component supplier will create at least 25 new jobs when they add production capacity to their Camden facility.

Oceaneering to Invest $5 Million in Morgan City Expansion

The global oilfield provider of engineered services and products will add 30,000 square feet to its Louisiana facilities.

East Meets Midwest

Michigan take a great leap forward with an e-commerce link that lets in-state companies sell directly to consumers in China.

Austin, Lexington Cited for Economic Development Excellence

Business Facilities shines its spotlight on the organizations that have established and consistently executed the best practices in the industry.

Business Facilities Names Achievement Award Winners

New Jersey's Partnership for Action and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance are among the honorees in our first annual Economic Development Achievement Awards.

March/April 2012 Issue (Volume 45, Number 2)

Every year, Business Facilities bestows top honors for Economic Development Deal of the Year and State of the Year. From the March/April 2012 issue.

Ionic Technologies Will Invest $10 Million in SC Expansion

The manufacturing firm supporter will double the size of its existing Greenville facility.

THE GROWTH SPECIALIST: Top Ten Things Local Officials Can Do To Promote Job Creation

The man who oversaw the U.S. government’s $787-billion stimulus program emphasizes a common-sense approach to job-creation based on planning, efficiency and shoe leather. From the March/April 2012 issue.

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Joseph E. Zeis, Jr., Vice President and Chief Strategist, The Dayton Development Coalition

Joseph E. Zeis, Jr. will be heading the new Ohio Aerospace and Business Aviation Advisory Council. From the March/April 2012 issue

FIRST WORD: Taking The Prize

Now we turn our spotlight on the organizations whose efforts create the development success stories that fill our magazine every month. The worthy finalists in all of our awards categories made our task of picking the winners a lot harder than we thought it would be, a credit to them all. From the March/April 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Indiana – A Warm Business Climate Grows A Multitude Of Jobs

Indiana’s Economic Development Corporation had a record-breaking year in 2011 as the state gained commitments for 19,080 jobs with hourly wages exceeding the state average. From the March/April 2012 issue.

150 New Jobs Coming to Idaho

Alberta, Canada-based ATCO Group will open a manufacturing plant in Pocatello's Gateway West Industrial Complex.

BUSINESS REPORT: Arizona Is Challenging Its Homegrown Innovators

From solar energy to information technology, Arizona is challenging its businesses to create innovation and keep it homegrown with new incentives and programs. From the March/April 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Texas – A Decade Of Prosperity

The Lone Star State puts the Recession in the rear-view mirror and continues its relentless economic growth spurt by adding more jobs than any other state over the past 10 years. From the March/April 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: California – Finding The Lowest Denominator Of Business Cost

While California’s redevelopment agencies are adjusting to a sweeping realignment, locations throughout the state are busy attracting new ventures by lowering the cost of doing business. From the March/April 2012 issue.