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Amazon narrows its HQ2 site selection to 20 regions containing about a third of the population of the U.S.

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Amazon narrows its HQ2 site selection to 20 regions containing about a third of the population of the U.S.

C-Suite Execs’ Recession Fears Fade, Talent Concerns Remain

economy
CEOs are heading into 2018 with more optimism about the global economy, according to a new report from The Conference Board.

Amazon Reveals 20 Finalist Cities For HQ2

Amazon HQ
From among the 238 proposals to host its second headquarters in North America, Amazon has selected the 20 cities still in contention for the $5B HQ2 and its 50,000 high-paying jobs.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles To Invest Over $1B In Michigan

FCA investment
FCA will modernize its Warren Truck Assembly to produce Ram Heavy Duty trucks, relocate truck production from Mexico, and add 2,500 new jobs.

Apple To Invest $350B In U.S. Over Next Five Years

Apple investment
Investments will concentrate on direct employment by Apple, spending and investment with domestic suppliers and manufacturers, and fueling the fast-growing app economy created with iPhone and the App Store.

Tobacco Company Expanding In Myrtle Beach Region

Myrtle Beach SC
Over the next five years, Laudisi Enterprises, Inc. plans to add 35 employees at its Horry County, SC operations.

Canada Investing Over $33M In Automotive Growth

automotive
Eleven companies in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia will receive support from the federal government to advance automotive tech, create more than 2,600 jobs.

Silgan Containers Expanding In Pennsylvania

Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania
North America’s largest metal food packaging manufacturer is investing $15 million to expand into the Lehigh Valley.

Joyent Expands Data Centers Into Asia

Singapore South Korea Joyent data centers
New data centers in Singapore and South Korea will meet the needs of customers who operate globally distributed applications.

ELK Group International To Create 100 Jobs In Georgia

Rabun Gap, GA
The company’s new 510,000-square-foot Rabun Gap distribution center is its second in Georgia.

Collateral Damage

Experts are warning that the fine print in the new tax law may include some bad news for economic development initiatives and infrastructure projects.

Firearms Manufacturer Creating 366 Jobs In Alabama

Troy Alabama
Kimber Mfg Inc. will invest $38 million to build a new production facility in Troy, AL.

Truck Manufacturer Expanding In Virginia

Gretna
Amthor International will invest $7.1 million to expand its manufacturing operations in Gretna, VA, creating 90 news jobs over five years.

Alabama Lands $1.6B Toyota-Mazda Auto Plant, 4,000 Jobs

Huntsville Alabama
Toyota and Mazda leaders have selected Huntsville, AL for a new joint-venture manufacturing plant, with production expected to begin by 2021.

Provo, Raleigh, Dallas Top Best Performing Cities List

Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index
The annual Milken Institute analysis demonstrates the impact of policymaking on jobs, wages, technology development, and other measures in both large and small cities across the U.S.

Assurant Expanding In Pennsylvania, Creating 307 Jobs

York County PA
Assurant will invest approximately $4 million to support the growth of its mobile phone repair business, with help from Pennsylvania grants and tax credits.

Beverage Manufacturer, Distributor Relocating HQ To Indiana

Indianapolis
Blue Marble Cocktails and Spirits is investing more than $9 million to relocate its Oregon-based headquarters and manufacturing operations to Indianapolis, IN.

Mohawk Industries Announces $10M Virginia Expansion

The flooring products manufacturer is expanding its Glasgow, VA manufacturing operation, creating 15 new jobs with help from the commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund.

Kentucky’s Corporate Investment Hit Record $9.2 Billion In 2017

Kentucky economic development
More than 17,200 jobs were announced in the Bluegrass State last year, the highest number in 17 years.

e-Estonia

A tiny Baltic nation of 1.3 million people has created the world's first truly digital state.

Interstate Group LLC Creating 83 New Jobs In Virginia

Giles County Virginia
The cargo trailer manufacturer will invest $4.1 million to establish an East Coast manufacturing and distribution operation in Giles County, VA.

North Carolina Lands Triangle Tyre’s First U.S. Manufacturing Plant

Kingsboro North Carolina
The China-based tire maker will create 800 jobs and invest nearly $580 million at an advanced manufacturing megasite site located in Kingsboro, NC.

Foxconn Mega-Project Is Business Facilities’ 2017 Deal Of The Year

2017 Deal of the Year
The $10.7-billion LCD panel production facility is expected to bring a bonanza of 13,000 new jobs to Wisconsin.

Tidewater Boats Growing In South Carolina

Lexington County SC
The new Lexington County facility will produce larger boats and generate 100 new jobs.

South Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2017 State Of The Year

south carolina state of the year
The Palmetto State takes BF's top honor by doubling down on its solid manufacturing base while diversifying into new growth sectors.

Booz Allen Hamilton Relocating Offices To Bethesda

Bethesda MD
The global technology consulting and engineering firm will retain about 750 employees with help from the Maryland Economic Development Assistance Authority and Fund.

New Year, New Wages: Minimum Wage Increases Across The U.S.

minimum wage
On January 1, 2018, 18 states and 19 cities across the United States increased minimum wages, more on deck.

Escue Wood Treated Products Growing In West Tennessee 

Tennessee (TN) State Flag.
The pressure treated wood manufacturer will create 100 jobs and invest $3.3 million in Milan, TN. 

Location Spotlight: Wheeling, Illinois

Located in the heart of Chicago’s prestigious northern suburbs, Wheeling is a diverse and dynamic community of 40,000 people, distinguished by its unique balance of industry, commercial development, and residential neighborhoods.

Daesol Material Georgia Creating 110 Jobs In Harris County

Harris County
The manufacturer of automotive fiber padding invested $35 million to build and equip a 120,000-square-foot facility located in the Northwest Harris Business Park.

Nexteer Breaks Ground On New Manufacturing Plant In China

Liuzhou
The automotive supplier's new Liuzhou plant will expand the company's manufacturing capabilities, as well as meet growing demands of the China and Asia-Pacific markets.

Metrican Stamping Expanding In Tennessee

Dickson
The metal components manufacturer will invest nearly $19 million in its Dickson, TN operations to make room for new equipment and increase production capacity.

Dollar General Creating 400 New Jobs In Texas

Longview
The company’s new distribution center in Longview, TX will serve approximately 1,000 Dollar General retail locations in Texas and the southeast.

EV Group Completes Corporate Headquarters Expansion In Austria

Austria
The newly opened building in St. Florian, Austria is part of an investment of nearly $24 million that was announced earlier this year.

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