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The Indiana Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) encourages communities to create shared visions and strategies to accelerate economic resilience, long-term growth.


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The Indiana Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) encourages communities to create shared visions and strategies to accelerate economic resilience, long-term growth.

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Latest: Indiana Launches $500M Quality Of Place, Talent Attraction Initiative - The Indiana Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) encourages communities to create shared visions and strategies to accelerate economic resilience, long-term growth.

Indiana Launches $500M Quality Of Place, Talent Attraction Initiative

The Indiana Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) encourages communities to create shared visions and strategies to accelerate economic resilience, long-term growth.

New PPE Production Facilities Planned For Louisiana’s Acadiana Region

SafeSource Direct and Ochsner Health will establish two manufacturing facilities for personal protective equipment (PPE) in the Acadiana Region.

Boeing Commits $50M To Virginia Tech Innovation Campus

The investment will help diversify the technology industry and bolster the Washington, DC region as a global innovation hub.

Intel’s $3.5B Investment To Create 700 Jobs In New Mexico

Intel will expand its fabrication facility in Rio Rancho, NM to create a domestic hub for advanced semiconductor manufacturing.

GreyOrange Locating Global Headquarters In Georgia

The AI-enabled software and robotics company will invest more than $1 million and create 200 jobs in the metro Atlanta area.

Advancing In Arizona: Not Just A Pretty Face

Known for some of the most striking views in the country, the Grand Canyon State is proving it’s more than meets the eye, demonstrating success in a variety of key sectors.

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Canada: Your Investment Destination For Supply Chain Resiliency 

Brand, market access, and talent are among the numerous advantages Canada enjoys amid the reshaping of global supply chains.

Illinois Invests $15M In Advanced Manufacturing Training Academies 

Funding from the Rebuild Illinois capital plan will establish two cutting-edge training academies to prepare workers for future jobs, boost investment in downstate communities.

Camp Hall – A Next Generation Commerce Park in South Carolina

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in Charleston, S.C. As a convergence of people, place and programming, Camp Hall delivers thoughtful infrastructure and logistical features that empower people — and business — to thrive.

15 Cities, Counties Picked For LEED Government Leadership Program

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Netflix Expanding In Canada With Toronto Office

Building on the success of uniquely Canadian shows such as Schitt’s Creek, Netflix will work with Canadian creators to bring stories from Canada to the world.

Locations For The Biotech Industry: Microscopic Miracles

Successful introduction of mRNA vaccines has created a platform for the rapid development of new treatments.

Toyota To Create 1,400 New Jobs In Indiana

In its third multi-million dollar investment in four years, Toyota announced it is adding two all-new electric vehicles to the production line-up at its Princeton plant.

Robinson Manufacturing Invests $15M In Tennessee Expansion

Clothing manufacturing and distribution company Robinson Manufacturing will create 91 jobs at its new Rhea County, TN warehouse and distribution facility.

Free And Easy Trading At Ports Of Entry

Foreign trade zones, located in or near U.S. Customs ports of entry, enable duty-free movement of foreign and domestic merchandise. there are more than 200 U.S. FTZs, each a driver of regional economic growth.

Apple To Invest $430B Across U.S. Over Next Five Years

Apple will build a new $1B North Carolina campus, and make job-creating investments in advanced manufacturing and clean energy throughout the country.

Tyson Foods Investing $48M In Arkansas Expansion

Arkansas-based Tyson Foods will create nearly 70 jobs with the expansion of its Pine Bluff, AR poultry plant. 

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Louisiana Green Fuels Plans $700M Renewable Diesel Refinery

A sequestration feature at Louisiana Green Fuels’ plant at the Port of Columbia means it would remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it generates.

Nacero To Invest Up To $7B In Texas Gas Manufacturing Facility

Nacero Inc. will build a lower carbon gasoline manufacturing facility at a site in Penwell, TX, employing 350 full time operators and maintenance personnel.

Ninth Avenue Foods Investing $103M In Indiana Facility

The beverage production company will create up to 111 jobs at its new Midwest headquarters and manufacturing facility in Columbus, IN.

Amazon To Hire Over 1,000 At New Virginia Fulfillment Center

Amazon will build a 650,000-square-foot state-of-the-art robotics fulfillment center on 119 acres of ancillary land in Henrico County, VA.

Miami: A Thriving Business Climate Adds Flavor To FDI

The diverse cultures, flavors and talents of Miami make it a unique global address for high-tech players in a rapidly growing hub.

Griff Lynch: GPA Speeds Infrastructure Projects

Georgia Ports Authority is expediting improvements to handle unprecedented cargo volumes. GPA has approved projects to increase annual capacity at the Port of Savannah by 1.4 million twenty-foot equivalent container units.

Global Real Estate CEOs Plan For Industry Transformation

A new World Economic Forum report maps how the real estate industry can transform to ensure buildings and cities are liveable, sustainable, resilient, and affordable.

Freshly Inc. To Locate Second Distribution Facility In New Jersey

Freshly will establish an assembly and distribution facility in Gloucester County, NJ — at 234,000 square feet it will be the company’s largest distribution center.

Milwaukee Tool To Create 1,200 Jobs In Mississippi

Power tool maker Milwaukee Tool will invest $60 million in its new 500,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Grenada, MS.

Top Logistics Hubs: Delivering The Goods

The disruptions caused by the pandemic fueled skyrocketing shipping costs, which should ease as market fundamentals return to something resembling normal this year.

Great Lakes Cheese Investing $185M In Texas Expansion

Cheese manufacturing and packaging company Great Lakes Cheese is expanding with a state-of-the-art packaging facility that will create more than 500 jobs in Abilene, TX.

WebMD Bringing Up To 700 Employees To New Jersey

Popular online healthcare information provider WebMD is relocating its headquarters from New York City to Newark.

Pete’s Opening First Eastern U.S. Indoor Farming Facility In Georgia

California-based greenhouse grower Pete's will invest $18 million and create 15 jobs in Peach County, GA.

GM, LG Energy Solution Investing $2.3B In New Tennessee Plant

The joint venture, Ultium Cells LLC, will build a manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, TN and create 1,300 new jobs.

Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The massive disruptions of the global supply chain that occurred in 2020 during the pandemic have increased momentum for the reshoring of manufacturing jobs to the United States, primarily from China.

Abzena To Create 325 Jobs In North Carolina

Life sciences contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) Abzena will invest $213 million to establish a new manufacturing operation in Sanford, NC.

LG Electronics Investing Additional $20.5M In Tennessee

Home appliance manufacturer LG Electronics will add another shift, creating 334 jobs and bringing total employment at its Clarksville, TN operations to about 1,000.

Michigan Governor’s Report: Standing Tall At The Crossroads Of Calamity

When a foreign pandemic invaded Michigan a year ago—and a virulent domestic pathogen threatened to topple the state government—Governor Gretchen Whitmer stood her ground.

Carter Wind Turbines Creating 300 Jobs In Oklahoma

Carter Wind Energy will invest $10 million to establish its new wind energy company in Lawton Fort-Sill, OK.

STS Group AG To Establish First U.S. Location In Virginia

German auto parts manufacturer STS Group AG will create 120 jobs and invest $39 million in its new manufacturing facility in Wythe County, VA.

Life Sciences Hubs: Good Genes, GREAT Growth

Billions in private equity and public funding are flowing into the life sciences sector, which is front and center in the battle against the pandemic.

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Canada: Your Investment Destination For Supply Chain Resiliency 

Brand, market access, and talent are among the numerous advantages Canada enjoys amid the reshaping of global supply chains.

Locations For The Biotech Industry: Microscopic Miracles

Successful introduction of mRNA vaccines has created a platform for the rapid development of new treatments.

Global Real Estate CEOs Plan For Industry Transformation

A new World Economic Forum report maps how the real estate industry can transform to ensure buildings and cities are liveable, sustainable, resilient, and affordable.

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