USA - Great Lakes

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Great Lakes USA.



Barron Industries Michigan

Barron Industries To Invest Over $9M, Create 50 Jobs In Michigan

Advanced manufacturer Barron Industries will invest $9.1 million to expand its Oxford operations. Plus, five more companies grow in Michigan.
Fostoria

Carolina Nonwovens To Manufacture In Northwest Ohio

The National Spinning Co. subsidiary plans to invest $4 million and create close to 30 jobs, expecting to open later this year.

Ferrero North America Opens Chocolate Processing Facility In Illinois

The global sweet-packaged food company expanded its Bloomington manufacturing plant to add its first North American chocolate processing operation.

Microsoft Investing $3.3B For AI Data Center In Mount Pleasant, WI

The broad investment package will strengthen Southeast Wisconsin as a hub for AI-powered innovation and job growth.
2024 Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities Announces 2024 EDO Awards

The publication for site selection professionals recognizes 24 Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) for their innovative programs that are making an impact.
Rivian Illinois

Illinois Offers Rivian $827M Incentive Package To Expand EV Facility

Rivian plans to invest $1.5B to expand its Normal, IL operations, which will create more than 550 jobs within the next five years.
Nestlé Purina Wisconsin

Purina, Kikkoman To Invest $995M, Create 183 Jobs In Wisconsin

Nestlé Purina will invest $195 million in an expansion its pet food production facility in Jefferson; Kikkoman Foods will invest $800 million to expand its brewing plant in Walworth and build a new facility in Jefferson.
USGBC LEED For Cities Leadership Program, Boca Raton, FL

12 Communities Join USGBC LEED For Cities Leadership Program

Local governments from a dozen cities across the U.S. will strengthen sustainability, resilience, human health, and social equity outcomes within their communities.
Trew Ohio

Trew Expanding SW Ohio Manufacturing, Development Campus

Job Creation Tax Credit extension will support automated material handling solutions provider Trew's third expansion in Southwest Ohio in five years.
Kyle Schulz, Chief Growth Officer, World Business Chicago

Chicago Offers Robust Business Climate

With a clear view on what the future holds, a Chicagoland location is a strong base for business, according to Kyle Schulz, Chief Growth Officer, World Business Chicago.
AWS Indiana

Amazon Makes Largest Investment Announcement In Indiana History

Amazon Web Services (AWS) will invest $11B to create a new data center campus in Northern Indiana, while Toyota will invest an additional $1.4B in Southwest Indiana.
Illinois

Business, Civic Leaders Build On Illinois’ Momentum

Incentives, ‘leading infrastructure,’ and a skilled workforce contribute to the influx of companies making moves in the Land of Lincoln.
solar eclipse

BF Editors’ Blog: 2024 Solar Eclipse Economic Impact & Where To Watch

From the economic impact to opportunities to travel with family and friends to maximize the experience, anticipation is going strong across North America.
Michigan business expansions

Four Business Expansions To Create 144 Jobs In Michigan

Located in Kent and Bay counties, four recently-announced Michigan business expansion projects will create 144 jobs and generate nearly $72 million in capital investment.
Manufacturing Industry

Digital Adaption Key To Manufacturing Industry

Embracing new technologies will be an important avenue as growth is projected to continue in the manufacturing industry.
Intel

Four Intel Projects Targeted For $8.5B CHIPS And Science Act Funds

U.S. Department of Commerce has proposed up to $8.5 billion in direct funding through the CHIPS and Science Act to advance Intel’s commercial semiconductor projects in Arizona, New Mexico, Ohio and Oregon.
Paslin Company, Michigan Strategic Fund

Two Manufacturing Projects To Invest Nearly $35M In Michigan

With help from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Paslin Company and Quantum Fuel Systems will create a total of 187 jobs in Macomb and Oakland counties.
Swagelock Solon, Ohio

Swagelok Company Expanding Solon, OH Campus

The global developer of fluid system solutions plans to build a 200,000-square-foot distribution center on its Solon campus.
Schaeffler Ohio

Schaeffler Plans New EV Manufacturing Facility In Dover, Ohio

The Germany-based company's $230M investment in facilities at Dover and Wooster will create a total of 650 EV industry jobs in Ohio by 2032
Northwest Ohio

Why? Northwest Ohio

Dean Monske, President & CEO, Regional Growth Partnership, shares how workforce and project-ready sites are spurring a renaissance for distribution operations and other industries in northwest Ohio.
tax credits

Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2024 Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities Announces 2024 EDO Awards

The publication for site selection professionals recognizes 24 Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) for their innovative programs that are making an impact.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.

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