USA – Great Lakes

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

Foresee Power Ohio

Forsee Power Picks Ohio For North American HQ And Gigafactory 

In Ohio's Columbus Region, France-based Forsee Power will develop a scalable 3-GWh manufacturing site with 150 employees by 2027.
FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup 2026 To Boost Economy Across 16 Host Cities

The 16 Host Cities picked for FIFA World Cup 2026 were selected based on transportation, human rights, stadium infrastructure, fan fest locations and training sites.
Quality of life

When The (Work) Day Is Through

Choosing a place that offers employees quality of life with a wide variety of recreation and leisure options is key to your next location.
Ferrero North America Illinois

Ferrero Adding 200 Jobs In Illinois With First-Ever U.S. Kinder Bueno Plant

The more than $214 million, 169,000-square-foot addition at the Bloomington, IL plant will produce Kinder Bueno products for the North American market.
Workforce Training

Higher Education Partnerships: Closing The Gap

Partnerships with higher education organizations are making a clear impact on businesses today, especially regarding workforce training.
FLO Michigan

FLO Investing $3M In New Michigan EV Charger Plant

With its first U.S. manufacturing facility, Canadian electric vehicle charging network operator FLO will create 133 jobs in Auburn Hills, MI.
Diversity equity and inclusion

Building An Equity-Driven Workforce

Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives level the playing field for workforce growth and economic gains.
Ford Midwest Expansion

Ford To Create 6,200 New Jobs In Michigan, Ohio, Missouri

Ford's $3.7B Midwest investment across Michigan, Ohio and Missouri will support production of 2 million EVs a year by end of 2026, strengthen portfolio of gas-powered vehicles.
STEM skills labor market

STEM Leaders: This Will Be On The Test

Across the U.S., locations partner with educational entities to foster Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills to fill labor market demand.
West Bend, WI

Milwaukee Tool Will Create 1,000 More Jobs Across Wisconsin

Milwaukee Tool will invest $206 million in nine locations; Wisconsin will support the company's expansion with up to $22.5 million in additional performance-based tax credits.
ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

Los Angeles Tops EPA Cities For ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

District of Columbia, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Dallas round out top five, cutting energy costs while increasing efficiency, reducing emissions.
Guardian Bikes Indiana

Guardian Bikes Building An Automated Bike Factory In Indiana

In its first step toward transitioning to U.S. production, kids' bike manufacturer Guardian Bikes is moving production from China to Seymour, IN.

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Abbott Infant Formula

Abbott Reaches Agreement With FDA To Reopen Infant Formula Plant

CDC concluded its investigation with no findings of a link between Abbott formulas produced at Sturgis, MI plant and infant illnesses.
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Verona, WI

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Breaks Ground On Wisconsin Facility 

Arrowhead will receive up to $16M in tax increment financing from the city of Verona, and up to $2.5M in tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).
SEMCORP Sidney

SEMCORP Will Create 1,200 New Jobs In Ohio

SEMCORP Advanced Materials Group will invest $916 million to build a lithium-ion battery component manufacturing facility in Sidney, OH. 
Aligned Data Centers

Aligned Completes Chicago Hyperscale Data Center Campus

Aligned Data Centers launched its Chicago Hyperscale data center campus as it broke ground on a second, adjacent facility.
Manufacturing Industry Locations

Locations For The Manufacturing Industry: On The Bright Side

Economic developers are going to great lengths to highlight their advantages as competition dramatically increases for new manufacturing locations.
Life Sciences Industry

The Circle Of Life

The life sciences field has taken on much greater significance in recent years. Economic developers are responding with more options to make their communities more appealing.
business and industrial parks

Business And Industrial Parks: There’s No Place Like Home

Operators of business and industrial parks realize that they need to offer more of everything to attract new their sites.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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