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They’re Coming to Take Us Away

A new survey says 60 percent of Americans would welcome driverless cars on U.S. roads.

Subaru Canada Announces North American Expansion

Subaru models currently produced at SIA include the Outback, Legacy and Tribeca, while the Impreza is currently built only at Subaru's Yajima and Gunma plants in Japan.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Economic Developers from the U.S. Plains Sign On to Sponsor LiveXchange

The U.S. Plains region will be well-represented at this year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange, an invitation-only event for corporate executives and site selection consultants who...

COVER STORY: Global Biotech Report

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.

Grundfos Establishes N.A. Headquarters In Chicago Area, Plans Additional Jobs

A global leader in developing high-tech water pumps and systems, the $4 billion company based in Denmark chose the Chicago area because of its proximity to the resurging manufacturing sector surrounding the Great Lakes and its open political climate promoting advancements in water infrastructure and sustainability.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Economic Developers from the U.S. Great Lakes Sign On to Sponsor LiveXchange

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.

RV Components Producer Relocating Headquarters To Indiana

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.

Faurecia North America Grows Into A New Headquarters In Auburn Hills, MI

Three years into a remarkable surge in growth, Faurecia North America announced more details of its plans for a new headquarters building in Auburn Hills, MI, at the hub of activity for southeast Michigan's auto industry.

10-Year Plan Upgrades Natural Gas Infrastructure, Creates Jobs For Illinois

Under the Natural Gas Modernization, Public Safety & Jobs Act (SB 1665/HB 2414), Ameren Illinois will invest $330 million and create 250 jobs to accelerate its ongoing efforts to strengthen and update its natural gas business in central and southern Illinois.

Baseball, Hot Dogs and Economic Development

The first pitch of the season lifts more than depressed winter spirits. Ballparks have a big-league economic impact on their surrounding communities.

Celadon to Open Driver Training School in Indy, Add 500 New Jobs

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.

Locked, Loaded and Ready to Relocate

As more states pass tough new gun control measures, weapons makers threaten to pack up and move to gun-friendly locations.

Detroit Electric Returns To Motor City; 180 Jobs To Be Created

The company HQ will be based in the iconic Fisher Building, located in downtown Detroit. A site has also been identified to assemble the first ever pure electric sports car in Michigan, with production to start in August.

GEICO to Open Service Center in Central Indiana, Add 1,200 Jobs

The Washington, DC-based auto insurer will invest millions of dollars to lease, renovate and equip 109,000 square feet of space in the area. The new office is expected to be operational by late April.

Chrysler Group Invests Millions In Indiana, Adds 1,250 New Jobs

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.

GM To Hire 1,000 High Tech Employees In Phoenix Region

Fourth Innovation Center completes GM's geographic plan for hiring best and brightest from the IT sector.

Metal Fabricator To Relocate From Ohio To Northeast Indiana

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.

BUSINESS REPORT: Ohio Launches Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program

The Buckeye State aims to improve its competitiveness with a new employer-driven training program to provide direct financial assistance to develop workforce skills. From the January/February 2013 issue

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® To Expand In Lansing, MI Region

The Lansing, MI-based company expands its international headquarters in Delhi Township adding 125 jobs locally leading to 7,000 new jobs nationally.

BUSINESS REPORT: Indiana Employment is Getting Bigger, Faster

More than 250 companies agreed in 2012 to create 27,620 new jobs in Indiana, exceeding any year on record. From the January/February 2013 issue

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Points of Entry for Cash-Rich Cargo

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

Study Finds New Natural Gas Development Could Create More Than 45,000 Jobs And $9 Billion In Economic...

Study is first comprehensive look at Illinois jobs that could be created using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technologies

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

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