Michigan

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

Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC) Michigan

Michigan Infrastructure Project Supports Semiconductor Growth

The Thomas Township infrastructure project will enable Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (HSC) to invest up to $375 million and create 170 jobs.  
build back better

U.S. EDA Announces 21 Build Back Better Regional Challenge Winners

A marquee initiative of EDA’s American Rescue Plan, this program awards between $25 and $65 million to rebuild regional economies across the nation.
Consumers Energy

A Force Of Change

Consumers Energy is moving forward with a landmark energy transformation plan that will reshape Michigan’s future.
Michigan Strategic Fund

MSF Supports Job Creation, Economic Growth Across Michigan

The Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) recently approved projects including business expansions in Zeeland, Detroit, and Sterling Heights; community revitalization projects in Lansing.

Texas, Michigan, California Top Industry Rankings

Texas, Michigan, California have each nabbed top industry rankings in Business Facilities' 18th Annual Rankings Report.
Ultium Cells LLC

DOE Offers $2.5B Loan To Build EV Battery Cell Manufacturing Plants

To be built by Ultium Cells LLC in Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, the three new lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery cell manufacturing facilities are expected to create 5,100 jobs at full capacity.
Meijer Wind Energy

Meijer Advances Carbon Emission Goals With Wind Energy Investment

The wind energy center represents a major contribution to Meijer's renewable energy portfolio, is expected to begin producing energy by end of the year.
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.
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.
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.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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