Latest: Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Indiana And Georgia Top The Field In BF’s Best Infrastructure Ranking - The overall shape of U.S. infrastructure remains dismal, but these states are doing something about it.
According to the National Mining Association, Indiana is home to 309 mining operations and provides employment for more than 18,800 Hoosiers. Crushed stone, portland cement, construction sand and gravel are the Hoosier State's leading nonfuel minerals, and in 2010, Indiana's mining operations created $3.3 billion worth of mineral, metal and fuel products.
There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations that have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations. From the March/April 2013 issue.
Carmel-based NextGear Capital announced plans to expand its headquarters, adding 169 jobs by 2015, at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Gov. Mike Pence joined executives from NextGear and Mayor Jim Brainard in celebrating the company’s growth.
As the global financial system continues to mend, venture capital is beginning to flow back into the biotechnology sector. In Europe, the largest biomed players are thriving, while entrepreneurial biotech start-ups gain traction in the U.S. From the March/April 2013 issue.
To date, four economic development organizations from four Great Lakes states have signed on to sponsor the ninth annual event, which will take place May 19 - 21, 2013 at the Westin Stonebriar in Dallas, Texas.
With more than 5,200 full-time employees across the country, Drew Industries currently has approximately 3,400 employees in Indiana. The company has already begun hiring additional engineers, furniture assemblers, general laborers, drivers and welders in Elkhart County.
The company, which provides long-haul, dry van truckload service throughout North America, will invest $5.7 million to build a 61,000 square-foot training facility near its Indianapolis headquarters campus.
With this announcement, Chrysler Group has confirmed total investments of more than $1.6 billion in Kokomo for production of the eight- and nine-speed transmissions as well as various other process improvements at all four facilities in the area. The company currently employs more than 6,100 in Kokomo.
The company will invest $2.7 million to move its headquarters and operations to its existing 130,000 square-foot facility in Fremont. KMI also plans to relocate fabricating equipment from Ohio and update the Steuben County facility's software and technology.
At least $13 billion in public investment is earmarked for port development in the next decade. With the expansion of the Panama Canal and steady growth of U.S. exports, developers and investment interests are bullish on U.S. ports. From the January/February 2013 issue
The company's plans to locate its first North American facility in Mt. Comfort Air Park East, located in Mount Comfort, IN. The undertaking should create up to 116 new jobs by 2016. Oct 12, 2012 @ 2:09 PM
The global financial contraction put a squeeze on seed money for biotech startups, forcing locations to build their biotech future the old-fashioned way: with long-term planning and a comprehensive strategy for growth. From the May/June 2012 issue.
Every year, we showcase the economic development deals with the biggest impact and rank the top states and metros. Now, we turn our spotlight on the agencies with the best practices who have achieved overall excellence. From the March/April 2012 issue.
Indiana’s Economic Development Corporation had a record-breaking year in 2011 as the state gained commitments for 19,080 jobs with hourly wages exceeding the state average. From the March/April 2012 issue.
With General Motors back on top, industry analysts are projecting a robust 10 percent increase in global light vehicle production to 83.5 million units compared to 75.9 million in 2011. Find out which locations are ready to put the pedal to the metal. From the March/April 2012 issue.
The future of economic development is taking shape at major international air hubs that have become the anchor of an organically expanding growth strategy: the Aerotropolis. From the January/February 2012 issue.
The Hoosier Energy Power Network’s Economic Development team is dedicated to providing valuable site selection information and assistance to companies considering a relocation or expansion in Indiana or Illinois.
Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia is a vibrant and premier location for business development opportunities. Located midway between Atlanta and Orlando in the heart of South Georgia, Valdosta-Lowndes County is strategically positioned for businesses to access and serve the global economy.