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

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

Yearly Archives: 2012

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.

BUSINESS REPORT: New Jersey – Transit Hub Tax Credit Fuels An Urban Renaissance In NJ

New Jersey’s Urban Transit Hub Tax Credit is greasing the wheels for big-ticket relocations and construction of new corporate headquarters. From the March/April 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Georgia – GT Info Security Center Supports Cyber Start-Ups

Georgia Tech and a bevy of higher education resources in the Peach State are giving new players a leg up in the competition for venture capital funds to seed tomorrow’s industries. From the March/April 2012 issue.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Automotive Shifts Into High Gear

With General Motors back on top, industry analysts are projecting a robust 10 percent increase in global light vehicle production to 83.5 million units compared to 75.9 million in 2011. Find out which locations are ready to put the pedal to the metal. From the March/April 2012 issue.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: The “Space” That Keeps Us Grounded

Aerospace and defense brings us closer to friends and further from foes. With an effect on everything from jobs and travel to military advances and communications, be it home or away, this innovative industry helps keep our nation secure and highly functional. From the March/April 2012 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Rhode Island Is Big On The Future

Rhode Island is marshalling all of its assets, including a burgeoning Knowledge District in the heart of Providence, to put the state in a prime position to meet the challenges of 21st century economic development. From the March/April 2012 issue

FEATURE STORY: Memphis Bioworks – Breaking Ground On Medical Breakthroughs

The laboratory at UT-Baptist Research Park will bring new research capabilities to Memphis to help speed the FDA approval process. From the March/April 2012 issue

Foxconn Agrees to Improve Working Conditions at Factories

In a move that could transform manufacturing in China, Apple's largest supplier says it will cut workers' hours and increase their pay after an investigation uncovers abuses.

Procter & Gamble Duracell Puts $36 Million in TN Facilities

The battery maker is expanding its manufacturing and packaging in Cleveland, TN, creating 80 jobs.

Kuhn Krause Grows Capacity in Hutchison, KS

The implement manufacturer is planning a $5 million expansion of its Hutchison plant, to be completed by the end of the year.

Amazon Puts New Fulfillment Center in Jeffersonville, IN

The online giant's $150-million logistics hub, Amazon's fifth shipping facility in Indiana, will bring 1,050 new jobs to the area by 2015.

Australian Manufacturer Plans Factory in Dyersville, IA

The $2.2-million facility for equipment maker Digga North America will anchor Dyersville's industrial park.

Nexans Plans $85-million Cable Plant in Berkeley County, SC

The new high-voltage power cable manufacturing plant is expected to create up to 200 jobs, servicing power transmission infrastructure projects in North America.

Good News About Gas Prices

The U.S. is rapidly running out of storage space for the humongous amount of natural gas we're producing.

KPMG Study: Cincinnati Lowest-Cost U.S. City for Business

The latest Competitive Alternatives study by the global tax advisory firm ranks Orlando, Tampa and Dallas-Ft. Worth second, third and fourth, respectively.

Halliburton Plans Operations Hub at Eastpointe Business Park

The hub in Zanesville, OH will support Halliburton's customers in the development and production of energy from Utica shale, creating 300 jobs.

Leggett and Platt Consolidating Kentucky Operations

The maker of engineered components is moving its manufacturing from Nicholsville to its Porter County facility in Kouts.

Prudential Plans New Headquarters Tower in Newark, NJ

The Newark-based insurance giant picks a 3.25-acre site on Broad St. for its $444-million building over a competing parcel next to the NJ Performing Arts Center.

Helmer Expanding Headquarters in Noblesville, IN

The life sciences company will invest $10.6 million to construct a 137,500-square-foot manufacturing and global operations facility at the Noblesville Saxony Corporate Campus.

Caterpillar Expanding Manufacturing in Sumter, SC

The $20-million project will nearly triple the size of the Sumter plant, moving production of large hydraulic cylinders currently made at the company's Joliet, IL plant.

Minnesota-based Steel Manufacturer to Open Portage, IN Facility

Ratner Steel Supply Co. will invest $14.3 million to build and equip a 102,000-square-foot steel service unit at the Port of Indiana Burns Harbor.

Fiber Producer Puts $8-Million Facility in Florence County

Naturally Advanced Fibers will locate its operations in the 143,500-square-foot Delta Mills Cypress plant in Pamplico, SC.

Brightery Solar Moving Headquarters to Kansas City, MO

The solar development and finance firm will invest $2.2 million and create 115 new jobs over the next five years.

Back in the U.S.A.

A U.S. machine-tool maker moves its assembly work to New Jersey, bringing the operation back from China.

Belk Puts eCommerce Distribution Center in Union County, SC

The department store retailer make a $4.5-million capital investment in a former Disney facility, creating 124 new jobs.

Apparel Retailer Expands Distribution in Putnam County, IN

Charming Shoppes, Inc. will receive $1.1 million in conditional tax credits from the state to upgrade its logistics operation in Greencastle, IN, creating 135 jobs.

Rolls-Royce Plans Second Manufacturing Facility in Virginia

The British jet engine maker will invest $170 million in a new facility in Prince George County to produce parts for Boeing and Airbus, creating 150 jobs.

Supreme Industries Expanding Operations in Goshen, IN

The manufacturer of customized truck bodies will invest $7.7-million to upgrade its 100-acre campus in Elkhart County, creating 350 new jobs.