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Transparency has topped the Foodprocessing.com list of suggestions that leading food processors need to embrace to remain competitive in a more sophisticated market.


https://businessfacilities.com/2018/03/food-processing-nudge-right-direction/
Transparency has topped the Foodprocessing.com list of suggestions that leading food processors need to embrace to remain competitive in a more sophisticated market.

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Economic Development

Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development.

Food Processing: A Nudge in the Right Direction

Transparency has topped the Foodprocessing.com list of suggestions that leading food processors need to embrace to remain competitive in a more sophisticated market.

U.S., Canada Home To Nearly 500 Zero Energy Buildings

California is by far the front-runner in zero energy building activity, with Oregon boasting the second largest count, according to the New Buildings Institute.

Mitsubishi Electric Celebrates New Plant In Turkey

The $100 million plant in Turkey’s Manisa Organized Industrial Zone began production in December 2017 with more than 200 employees.

Edwards Lifesciences Expanding In Ireland

The California-based medical device company will invest $98.6 million and create 600 jobs in the Mid-West of Ireland to support its global supply network.

GE Aviation Investing $105M In North Carolina Expansion

The aircraft engine and components manufacturer will add 146 jobs at its facilities in Asheville and West Jefferson, NC, with support from a performance-based state grant.

Nestlé Canada Investing $40M In Ice Cream Factory Expansion

The expansion will increase production capabilities at the company’s London ice cream factory, which supplies all of Canada with brands including Hӓagen-Dazs, Parlour and Drumstick.

Climate Consultants

A Silicon Valley startup tells economic developers it can make 50-year predictions of the impact of climate change on available sites.

Rex Lumber Investing $110M In Alabama

Rex Lumber Co. will invest $110 million to build a state-of-the-art lumber manufacturing facility in Pike County, AL, creating more than 110 jobs.

Ernst & Young Expansion Creating 375 Jobs In North Carolina

Ernst & Young LLP will invest $8.2 million to expand its operations in Mecklenburg County, NC over the next five years.

DENSO Investing $190M In Tennessee

The global automotive supplier’s expansion will create 320 manufacturing jobs in Athens, TN.

Ferring Investing $32M In New Swiss Biotech Center

The pharmaceutical company will expand its capabilities in biologics through a new biotech center at its global headquarters and manufacturing site in St Prex, Switzerland.

GEICO Creating 1,500 Jobs In Central Indiana By 2022

The automotive insurer will invest more than $16 million to expand and enhance its facility in Carmel, IN, with help from state tax credits and training grants.

Amazon Expanding Pittsburgh Tech Hub, Creating 125 New Jobs

The Pittsburgh tech hub—which invents and builds new products and services for Amazon customers—will add 125 new tech jobs, doubling its workforce.

Airstream Investing $40M In Ohio Expansion

The manufacturer of the iconic "silver bullet" travel trailer is undertaking the largest plant expansion in company history in Jackson Center, OH, creating 280 new jobs.

Economic Growth Focus Of LiveXchange 2018 Keynote

Economist and former Federal Reserve Board analyst Dr. James F. Smith—named “best forecaster” by The Wall Street Journal—will look over the economic horizon and share what’s coming.

Missouri Lands Faurecia’s $60M Manufacturing Facility

The new 250,000-square-foot automotive manufacturing plant will bring 300 new jobs to the Kansas City metro region.

Makeover In Philly

A series of megaprojects promises to transform the City of Brotherly Love.

England Inc. Investing $32M In Tennessee Expansion

The furniture manufacturer will expand its New Tazewell operations, creating more than 200 new jobs. 

Canada’s New Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster To Create 13,500 Jobs

The US$748 million investment nationwide positions Canada for an innovation boom in high-growth sectors.

Arkansas Governor’s Report: Now On The Radar For New Business

The Pro-business climate in Arkansas is yielding a bounty of new jobs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson is busy laying the foundation for robust, sustainable long-term growth.

Merck Investing $49M In Asian Manufacturing, Distribution

Investment supports growing demand with new biopharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution centers in South Korea and India, accelerates biosimilars manufacturing and development in China.

Quidel Corporation Expanding In Ireland

The California-based diagnostic testing solutions company will establish a new Business Service Centre in Galway, creating 75 jobs over five years.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Moderna Will Invest $500M To Build mRNA Capabilities In Africa

Moderna will build a state-of-the-art mRNA facility in Africa with the goal of producing up to 500 million doses of vaccines each year at the 50 µg dose level.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Jeff Finkle, IEDC

Finkle, CEcD, President and CEO, IEDC, discusses the impact of COVID-19 and remote work on real estate and economic development, and more.

Connecticut Governor’s Report: Leading From The Front

Connecticut succeeded in mitigating the impact of the coronavirus pandemic by aggressively testing people in the early stage of the outbreak, avoiding the massive casualty levels in neighboring states.

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