Michigan

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

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.
foreign direct investment

Foreign Direct Investment: A Foreign Affair

States are vying to attract foreign direct investment funds as cross border investments pump much needed funds into local economies.
USGBC LEED for Cities

15 Cities, Counties Join Green Buildings Leadership Program

In partnership with Bank of America, USGBC LEED for Cities certification has provided over $2 million to accelerate action on climate change, resilience, and social equity.
LG Energy Solution expansion

LG Energy Solution Will Invest $1.7B In Michigan Expansion

LGES will expand its Holland, MI plant to produce components for electric vehicle batteries, resulting in the creation of 1,200 new jobs.
Utilities Economic Development

Top Utilities: More Power To You

From municipally-owned power providers to expansive regional entities, these top utilities of 2021 did much more than provide energy.
General Motors Expansion Michigan Gov. Whitmer

Historic $7B General Motors Investment To Create EV Future In Michigan 

GM project will create 4,000 and retain 1,000 jobs, and includes converting GM Orion Township assembly plant to build full-size EV pickups; building Ultium’s 3rd US battery cell plant in Lansing.
automotive industry

The Automotive Industry: The Road To Everywhere

While we are still deep in the drive toward technical and autonomous, what’s old is new and what’s mine is yours when it comes to next year’s auto trends.
Michigan flag

Michigan Governor: “Our State Will be Competitive.”

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer lauds bi-partisan agreement to attract interest in the state.
manufacturing industry

The Manufacturing Industry: Building Back Fast

Despite turbulence caused by labor and supply chain challenges, the manufacturing industry is experiencing a positive trajectory as it recovers from the pandemic.
KLA

Global Tech Leader KLA Opens Second U.S. Headquarters In Michigan

KLA's state-of-the-art $200 million facility in Ann Arbor, MI employs 300, with 600 total staff expected by 2023.
Request Foods

Request Foods To Create Nearly 200 Jobs In Michigan

Food products supplier Request Foods will invest $205 million to expand at multiple locations in Holland, MI, boosting the state’s agribusiness industry.
Startup Ecosystems

Startup Ecosystems Are Everywhere

A tidal wave of venture capital is fueling a boom in startups around the world. Locations are racing to establish thriving startup ecosystems that make them magnets for unicorns.
Sartorius

Sartorius To Expand Business Operations With Michigan Plant

Sartorius' planned 130,000-square-foot plant in Ann Arbor, MI, will create 160 jobs by 2023.
Blue Oval City

Ford Makes Massive Electric Vehicle Investment In Tennessee, Kentucky

Ford and SK Innovation will invest $11.4B and create 11,000 jobs in TN and KY to produce electric vehicles and advanced lithium-ion batteries. Plus, $90M will go to Texas for training.
Amazon logistics

Amazon Plans To Hire 125,000 Employees Across America

Amazon will add the new fulfillment and transportation positions to the 40,000 corporate and technology jobs announced earlier this month.
SK Siltron CSS, Michigan

SK Siltron Investing $302M In Michigan Semiconductor Wafer Plant

In support of electric vehicle growth, the semiconductor wafer manufacturing and R&D facility will bring 150 jobs to Monitor Township, MI.
headquarters

Corporate Headquarters: Base Camps For Business

The migration of workers is not occurring in a vacuum. Available workforce is often the most important factor when companies make decisions about relocations—and where to put their corporate HQ.
Ranking #5

Arlington and Alexandria, VA Tops In Business Climate

Arlington, VA is the top mid-sized metro and Alexandria, VA is the top small metro in the Best Business Climate category in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.
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[VIDEO] Why Michigan? | Pure Opportunity | MEDC

Why come to Michigan? Pure opportunity. Looking for tech talent? Ours is among the fastest growing. Need a low cost of living? Ours is the 4th lowest in the nation. Sick of paying high taxes? Michigan’s business environment is ranked in the top 10.

Location Spotlight: Game-changing Logistics Hub in Northwest Ohio

A nationally acclaimed logistics development company is preparing to unveil a master-planned park which will be able to accommodate more than 4 million square feet of industrial space. This park will also lay adjacent to one the country’s most critical intermodal terminals.

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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