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Every year, somebody at our office circulates an email message updating us on what it’s like to work at Google. This message always generates a lot of “oohs” and “ahhs” at the water cooler. The privileged few who inhabit Google’s high command in Mountain View, CA are living the corporate good life. In between tweaking the […]


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Every year, somebody at our office circulates an email message updating us on what it’s like to work at Google. This message always generates a lot of “oohs” and “ahhs” at the water cooler. The privileged few who inhabit Google’s high command in Mountain View, CA are living the corporate good life. In between tweaking the […]

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Economic Development

Latest: Google Aims to Power East Coast - Every year, somebody at our office circulates an email message updating us on what it’s like to work at Google. This message always generates a lot of “oohs” and “ahhs” at the water cooler. The privileged few who inhabit Google’s high command in Mountain View, CA are living the corporate good life. In between tweaking the […]

Google Aims to Power East Coast

Every year, somebody at our office circulates an email message updating us on what it’s like to work at Google. This message always generates...

SAERTEX USA Expands in Mecklenburg County

SAERTEX USA LLC said Tuesday it will spend $6.5 million to expand its factory in Huntersville, NC creating 178 new jobs over...

GE Plans Center of Excellence in Bloomington

Indiana Secretary of Commerce Mitch Roob joined executives of General Electric Co. this week to announce the company's plans to establish a new center...

Pinnacle Airlines Keeps HQ in Memphis, TN

Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Matt Kisber have applauded Pinnacle Airlines’ decision to enter into negotiations to lease commercial...

ThyssenKrupp Waupaca Expands in Perry County

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels joined executives from ThyssenKrupp Waupaca, Inc. to announce the company will expand its Tell City foundry operations, creating...

Sematech Relocates Manufacturing HQ to Albany, NY

Sematech will move the bulk of its remaining operations from Austin, TX to Albany starting in January, bringing at least 100 new...

BMW Adds 600 Jobs in Spartanburg, SC

BMW Manufacturing Co., Spartanburg, SC. has announced the hiring of an additional 600 contingent associates. The need for additional workers is driven by the continued demand for the...

Beckman Coulter Expands Biomedical Ops

Beckman Coulter, a manufacturer of biomedical test instruments and supplies has announced it will expand its operations  for the third time in the...

Tunnel Vision

The largest public transit project in the nation—which was earmarked to receive the largest single allocation of federal stimulus dollars—apparently has been killed by...

U.S. Approves Chevron Solar Project

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, has announced it has approved the first large-scale...

Magna Expands Transmission Manufacturing

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation, together with automotive supplier Magna Powertrain, an operating group of Magna International, have announced the company's...

New Project Means “Green” for Indiana

Perpetual Recycling Solutions has chosen Richmond, Indiana as the site of its next plant, bringing a $25 million investment and 55 new ...

$17 Million Plant Coming to Rankin County

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, an industry leading lawn and garden supplies manufacturer, will invest approximately $17 million to open a plant in Pearl, MS....

Med Device Maker Expands in Clayton

Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company and leader in diabetes care, today announced a $73 million expansion of its Clayton, NC manufacturing facility to accommodate increased production capacity...

Adobe Picks Lehi as Site of Tech Campus

The software giant's 230,000-square-foot facility in Utah will bring 1,000 new jobs to the state.

NC Gets U.S. Funding for Broadband Expansion

Governor Bev Perdue has announced that North Carolina will receive $4.5 million in federal recovery funds to support the development of broadband...

Growing by Gigabits: Green IT

  It’s no secret that the United States has come up lame in the global race for dominance in the renewable energy market. The total...

NC Wins a $2.75 Million Operation

TIMCO Aerosystems, LLC will invest $2.75 million to open a manufacturing operation in Wallburg, North Carolina. The company anticipates the creation of 275 jobs...

U.S. EDA Grant Creates 200 Jobs in MN

The Minnesota Economic Development Fund was awarded $1.4 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). The grant will help create more than 200...

Cree Inc. to Create 244 Jobs in Durham, NC

Cree Inc. will invest $135 million to expand its Durham, NC manufacturing operations, announced Governor Bev Perdue. The LED lighting company will create 244...

Energy Innovation Hub Set for Philadelphia Navy Yard

Pennsylvania State University researchers will receive $129 million over the next five years from several federal sources, including the Department of ...

VW Chooses Mexico for $550M Engine Plant

Volkswagen announced that it will invest nearly $550 million in the first stage of construction of a new motor plant in Silao,...

GM Investing $483 Million in TN Engine Plant

General Motors Co.  is investing $483 million in the development of its current and next-generation Ecotec four-cylinder engines at its Spring Hill,...

Coca-Cola Expands in New Jersey

Coca-Cola Enterprises will soon break ground on a new facility in South Brunswick, NJ while expanding operations at its Carlstadt plant. "Coca-Cola is a world-class,...

Tech Companies Expand Central IN Ops

Two technology companies have announced plans to expand their central Indiana operations and potentially add about 310 jobs in the coming ...

Baltek Relocates to High Point, NC

Materials manufacturer Baltek Inc. will invest $3.5 million and bring 68 jobs to High Point over the next three years, Gov. Bev Perdue...

Nucor Plans $4.3-Billion Steel Plant in LA

Nucor Corp., the nation's largest steelmaker plans to build a multi-phased $3.4 billion iron and steel production complex in Convent, LA that that eventually...

Developers Named for Lake Erie Wind Farm

Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) announced today that it has selected a team of three companies to develop an offshore wind farm on...

Dialing Up in D.C.

This week comes news from Chattanooga that the mid-sized Tennessee city is preparing to activate the fastest broadband service in the world. That’s 1...

Chattanooga Aims to Win Digital Dash

EPB, a city-owned utility, is expected to announce an initiative that will make Chattanooga, TN one of the world's leading cities in digital...

Decision Delayed on SSA Data Center Site

More than $500 million in stimulus funding has been earmarked for a new data center for the Social Security Administration, but the project...

CA OKs $1.25-Billion Mojave Solar Project

California energy officials have approved the first large-scale solar project in San Bernardino or Riverside counties since the state adopted mandates to...

Navistar HQ to Remain in Illinois

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has announced that Navistar International Corporation will keep its headquarters in Illinois and is moving forward with...

Iowa Gov Wants to End Film, TV Tax Credit

Governor Chet Culver says once the existing state commitments are met, the state tax credit program for film and TV productions in...

SAATI Brings Composites Operation to Upstate SC

The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Greenville Area Development Corporation have announced that SAATI Americas Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of...

Whirlpool Investing $120 Million in New TN Plant

Whirlpool Corp. has decided to invest $120 million in a new premium cooking appliances factory in Cleveland, TN, according to a report in...

U.S. EDA Funds Business Innovation Center in Pennsylvania

The U.S. Economic Development Administration has awarded more than $2.2 million to build a second small business innovation center in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The...

CGS Tyre Plans New Facility in Iowa

Gov. Chet Culver and CGS Tyre have announced that the company will invest $43 million in a new agricultural tire plant in Charles...

Paging Mr. Kong

For almost 80 years, the Empire State Building has reigned supreme over the New York skyline. Although it was supplanted as the world's tallest building...

Blade Maker Chooses Fall River, MA Site

TPI Composites, Inc., a leading global supplier of wind turbine blades, has announced plans to open a wind blade innovation center in Fall...

Business Facilities & COVID-19

SiO2 To Invest $163M In Alabama Expansion

In response to a contract to supply the federal government with COVID-19 vaccine vials, SiO2 Materials Science will create 220 jobs at its Auburn, AL facility.

Workforce Training: Coping With Crisis Requires A New Skillset

Companies are building digital training programs and creating ecosystems of “learning partners” to produce and deliver digital content to a broad base of employees.

COVID-19 Pandemic Spurs Innovation At ILC Dover

Legendary Delaware manufacturer has introduced a new product, the EZ BioHood, to protect frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.

Featured Location Videos

Georgia Ports Authority: Garden City Terminal Expansion

At 1,200 acres, the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal is North America’s largest single container terminal. Over the next decade, Georgia Ports Authority plans to expand the Port of Savannah’s annual capacity by 45 percent — from 5.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units to 8 million TEUs per year. Learn more.