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In the drive to remain competitive and to free themselves from the encumbrances of labor unions, US manufacturers have been shifting resources to right to work states, where they believe the machine can run better.


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In the drive to remain competitive and to free themselves from the encumbrances of labor unions, US manufacturers have been shifting resources to right to work states, where they believe the machine can run better.

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Latest: The Wave Will Spread - In the drive to remain competitive and to free themselves from the encumbrances of labor unions, US manufacturers have been shifting resources to right to work states, where they believe the machine can run better.

The Wave Will Spread

In the drive to remain competitive and to free themselves from the encumbrances of labor unions, US manufacturers have been shifting resources to right to work states, where they believe the machine can run better.

Black Gold Rush

The key to unlocking California's economic rebound may be sitting deep in Monterey shale.

DTE Energy Expanding Efforts To Help Michigan Businesses

DTE Energy is offering a new economic development service for companies interested in expanding or relocating their operations in Michigan.

Magnetation Unveils Plans For Reynolds, IN Facility

Magnetation currently anticipates breaking ground during the first quarter of 2013. The plant is expected to become operational in late 2014 or early 2015 and employ approximately 100-120 people.

Land O’Frost to Move Headquarters from Illinois to Indiana

Land O'Frost joins a list of companies that have chosen to shift all or parts of their operations to Indiana from neighboring states. Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:56 AM

Wirtz Beverage’s New Illinois HQ Reaches The Finish Line

Ware Malcomb provided architectural design and interior design services and Ryan Companies US, Inc. was the general contractor for this project that integrates offices, conference centers, and training facilities with warehouse and distribution areas. Dec 11, 2012 @ 11:34 AM

Compression Molding Adds Jobs in Huntington, IN

Founded in 1969, today CSP employs more than 1,890 people at six production facilities across the Midwest. Dec 10, 2012 @ 3:17 PM

FirstEnergy To Build New $45 Million Transmission Control Center In Akron

The Akron Control Center will feature advanced computer systems to monitor electrical grid reliability in various geographic areas of the country where FirstEnergy has operations. Nov 29, 2012 @ 11:26 AM

Wells To Consolidate Locations, Expand In Fond du Lac, WI

Wells continues commitment to Wisconsin with construction of new corporate headquarters and expanded electronics manufacturing plant. Nov 26, 2012 @ 1:20 PM

Roche Diagnostics Breaks Ground In Indianapolis

Mayor joins company and community leaders to break ground on first major element of recently announced $300 million site transformation investment. Nov 21, 2012 @ 1:14 PM

Durata Therapeutics Moving To Chicago

Biotech start-up relocates from NJ; cites talent pool as draw and plans to create up to 100 jobs. Nov 19, 2012 @ 10:07 AM

Meritor Announces Investment in Plainfield, IN Facility

Meritor plans to invest approximately $1.4 million in its Plainfield facility while creating approximately 82 new jobs during 2012 and 2013. Nov 14, 2012 @ 11:49 AM

FirstEnergy, AMP to Build New Natural Gas Generation in OH

FirstEnergy and AMP sign MOU to build new natural gas generation in Eastlake, OH; combustion turbines aim to enhance system reliability in the region. Nov 9, 2012 @ 3:12 PM

Jayco Expands Headquarters in Middlebury, IN

Jayco, which currently employs more than 1,700 people on its 373 acre-campus, plans to begin filling additional manufacturing positions this spring. Nov 7, 2012 @ 11:20AM

LOCATION FOCUS: The Heartland of America Beats Strong

Illinois' well rounded infrastructure is a perfect business lifeline. From the September/October 2012 issue

SPECIAL REPORT: Two Train Cars Forward, Three Cargo Ships Back

Logistics has its seen ups and downs through the years and more specifically, within each sector. And though one wheel may forge ahead while another rolls back, a resurgence from the recession always seems to be on the horizon. From the September/October 2012 issue

AutoTool To Build Plant In Union Rural Electric’s OH Territory

The project represents a $5 million investment in land, facility, and equipment, and will create 30 new full-time permanent jobs. Oct 22, 2012 @ 10:30 AM

Tsuda To Open Toyota Parts Plant In Indiana

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 Energy Coop Powers Expanded OH Sanoh America Plant

During the company’s improvement process, Sanoh also invested $2 million in new machinery and equipment. The expanded plant is 212,000 square feet. Oct 10, 2012 @ 12:55 PM

MW Industries Moves Corporate HQ To Chicago Area

The new offices are located in the Rosemont Corporate Center a modern, highly energy efficient building near Chicago's O'Hare Airport. Sep 28, 2012 @ 1:16 PM

Spencer County, IN Possible Site For Nitrogen Fertilizer Plant

When the project is finalized, approximately 1,200 workers will be needed to construct the plant over a three-year period. Sep 27, 2012 @ 2:00 PM

Stik.com Moves From Silicon Valley To Detroit Tech Hub

Company bringing word-of-mouth referrals online joins other technology companies in the [email protected] Building. Sep 26, 2012 @ 10:10 AM

LOCATION FOCUS: Things are Heating Up in the Hoosier State

Be it a business Goliath or an entrepreneurial David, Indiana is willing to listen and take action to make sure that every economic opportunity is realized. From the July/August 2012 issue

COVER STORY: Building A Biotech Bonanza

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.

SPECIAL REPORT: Northeast Ohio – Region on The Rise

Northeast Ohio, a traditional leader in manufacturing, is quickly transitioning to the 21st century knowledge economy. A key advantage is access to markets—the region is within a 500-mile radius of 41 percent of all U.S. households. From the May/June 2012 issue

FEATURE STORY: 2012 Economic Development Awards

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.

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Joseph E. Zeis, Jr., Vice President and Chief Strategist, The Dayton Development Coalition

Joseph E. Zeis, Jr. will be heading the new Ohio Aerospace and Business Aviation Advisory Council. From the March/April 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Indiana – A Warm Business Climate Grows A Multitude Of Jobs

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.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Automotive Shifts Into High Gear

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.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: The “Space” That Keeps Us Grounded

Aerospace and defense brings us closer to friends and further from foes. With an effect on everything from jobs and travel to military advances and communications, be it home or away, this innovative industry helps keep our nation secure and highly functional. From the March/April 2012 issue.

FEATURE STORY: 2011 STATE OF THE YEAR – Utah

Befitting a state that is home to majestic snow-capped Rockies, Utah continues to scale new heights with an aggressive economic development strategy that has made the Beehive State a leader in a bevy of high-growth sectors. From the January/February 2012 issue.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Ships, Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The past four years have hit hard. And while the logistics industry is no exception, some sectors are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. From the January/February 2012 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Aerotropolis – Landing In The Heart Of 21st Century Urban Planning

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.

Supply Chain Priorities

Stories Include: Mississippi: The Right Location for Success - Baton Rouge, LA: Outpacing the Nation in Transportation Employment - Joplin, MO: Logistics Advantage Near the Nation's Largest Retailer - City of Hesperia, CA: New Rail Spurs New Opportunities in Logistics - Luxembourg: Putting Europe at Your Fingertips - Troy, OH: An Automotive Hub - Barstow, CA: Located at the Crossroads of Opportunity - Moreno Valley, CA: One of America's Fastest Growing Cities - Laurens County, SC: A Ready Workforce in a Great Location - Illinois Valley: Con-way's New Freight Facility Puts LaSalle on the Map - North Carolina's Piedmont Triad: World-Class Infrastructure With Ready Access.

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