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Rocket Crafters will invest $72 million in a new 400,000-square-foot facility at the Space Coast Regional Airport.

Rocket Crafters will invest $72 million in a new 400,000-square-foot facility at the Space Coast Regional Airport.

Yearly Archives: 2012

Utah-Based Advanced Composites Maker Moves to Titusville, FL

Rocket Crafters will invest $72 million in a new 400,000-square-foot facility at the Space Coast Regional Airport.

Taica North America Puts Plant in Winchester, KY

Gov. Beshear's recent trade mission to Japan yields quick results as the manufacturer joins more than 150 other Japanese-owned facilities in the Bluegrass State.

Neiman Marcus to Open Pennsylvania Distribution Center

The luxury retailer will lease space at CenterPoint Commerce and Trade Park East, spending more than $12 million and creating 150 new jobs.

Germany-based Kiel Plans New Facility in Indiana

The manufacturer of seating systems for the transportation industry will create up to 62 new jobs in Elkhart.


Restarting the Engine for European Growth: Spillover effects are traveling back and forth between emerging and advanced economies.

AVX Plans $14 Million Expansion in Greenville County, SC

The electronic parts manufacturer will create more than 250 new jobs over the next several years.

Martin-Brower Anticipates 150 New Jobs for MI Expansion

The restaurant chain distributor will increase the size of its St. Johns facility to accommodate a larger distribution area.

Airbus to Build $600 Million Manufacturing Plant in Mobile

The European Aircraft Manufacturer's Alabama facility at the Brookley Aeroplex is expected to create 1,000 permanent positions.

State Farm Plans New Operations Center in Georgia

The insurance giant will create 500 new customer service jobs at the 400,000-square-foot center, which will handle sales, services and claims for policyholders.

Justice Served

Italy and Spain toss Angela Merkel's team out of the Euro Zone.

Arista Plans $210-Million Campus in Pflugerville, TX

A data center complex with up to six buildings will create 170 new jobs.

Apple Planning $1-Billion Data Center Project in Nevada

The computer conglomerate reportedly will develop a downtown center in Reno dedicated to iCloud and a 2,200-acre data facility in Sparks.

Roche Closing Nutley, NJ Facility, Ships 1,000 Jobs Overseas

The 127-acre complex, one of the largest employers in northern New Jersey for 80 years, will be closed as research jobs are moved to Germany and Switzerland.

Haynes International Expands Arcadia, LA Tubular Facility

The $37-million project will add two new rolling mills to the titanium hydraulic tubing operation, adding 65 jobs.

COVER STORY: Building A Biotech Bonanza

The global financial contraction put a squeeze on seed money for biotech startups, forcing locations to build their biotech future the old-fashioned way: with long-term planning and a comprehensive strategy for growth. From the May/June 2012 issue.

Mazak Corp. Invests $30 Million in Kentucky HQ Expansion

The machine tool maker will increase the production capacity at its Florence, KY facility to 200 machines per month, adding 75 jobs.

Hino Motors Invests $3 Million in West Virginia Facility

After returning from a trade mission to Japan, Gov. Tomblin announces the Japanese truck maker will expand its Williamstown operation.

Christie Named BIO’s 2012 Governor of the Year

BIO honors NJ Gov. Christie for creating a "pro-biotechnology environment" in the Garden State with strong support for biotech tax credits and R&D incentives.

Roche Diagnostics Plans Indiana Headquarters Expansion

The $300 million Indianapolis project is expected to create up to 100 new jobs by 2017.

National Retailer Plans $100 Million Project in PA

Dollar General will create more than 500 jobs with a new distribution center in Bethel Township, Berks County.


While everyone worries about the euro bug, a different type of virus already is out and about.

Cummins Grows Turbo Tech Operation in South Carolina

The engine maker will invest $19.5 million will add a new building to its campus in Palmetto Commerce Park in North Charleston.

Brown-Forman to Open New Facility in Lawrence County

The maker of Jack Daniel's whiskey will open a new oak-barrel plant near Decatur, creating 200 jobs.

Rehau AG Invests $30 Million in Cullman, AL Plant

The upgrade will include a new bumper-assembly operation for Mercedes-Benz C-Class and M-Class vehicles, creating 200 jobs.

Magneti Marelli Bringing 800 Jobs to Pulaski, TN

The automotive systems and components supplier is investing $54 million in a new lighting operation at its Tennessee plant.

Baltimore Industrial and the Panama Canal

By Matthew Myers, Cassidy Turley CRE Services

Involta to Build $15-million Data Center In Tucson, AZ

The high-security facility, including specialized environmental and fire suppression systems, will service healthcare organizations and government agencies.

King Coal Gets Fracked

The natural gas bonanza speeds up the demise of coal-fired power plants as it slows their installation of clean tech.

Bridgestone Americas Expands Firestone Plant in Des Moines

The tire giant will invest $74 million in the Iowa facility, which employs 1,700.

Landfill Gas to Power Chemical Plant in Delaware

Ground is broken for a $6-million landfill-gas-to-energy project at the Croda Atlas Point chemical manufacturing plant in New Castle, DE

AGS Automotive Invests $21 Million in Sterling Heights, MI Unit

MEDC says the Michigan Strategic Fund has approved a $900,000 Michigan Business Development Program incentive for the expansion, which will create 90 jobs.

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Stephen Moret, Secretary Lousiana Economic Development

Airbus is putting its North American manufacturing hub in Mobile. We asked AL DOC chief Greg Canfield about the impact on the state’s growing aerospace industry. From the May/June 2012 issue

FIRST WORD: Great Expectations

The biotech playing field is leveling, Europe is in crisis and the data center industry is growing by gigabytes. Go figure. From the May/June 2012 issue

Carmeuse Lime & Stone to Invest $45 Million in VA Expansion

The lime and limestone products manufacturer will create 25 new jobs to help meet production demands.