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Detroit’s iconic Michigan Central Station will be restored to greatness as the centerpiece of Ford’s new 1.2 million-square-foot Corktown campus and mobility hub.


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Detroit’s iconic Michigan Central Station will be restored to greatness as the centerpiece of Ford’s new 1.2 million-square-foot Corktown campus and mobility hub.

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2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

Detroit’s iconic Michigan Central Station will be restored to greatness as the centerpiece of Ford’s new 1.2 million-square-foot Corktown campus and mobility hub.

January / February 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 1)

The January / February 2019 issue features our annual State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards, our editor's picks for top utilities, and more.

2018 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Silver Award

A partnership between Japanese auto giants Mazda and Toyota brings a $1.6-billion automotive assembly plant to the Huntsville, AL region.

ATV Parts Manufacturer To Launch Operations In Indiana

Armor Plastics, a new plastic coating company, will invest $13.4 million to revitalize a vacant industrial site in Madison, IN.

Nexteer Automotive Opens New Production Facility In India

Nexteer Automotive recently celebrated the opening of its new production facility in Chennai, India, where it expects to create 150 jobs by the end of this year.

Volkswagen Will Create 1,000 New Jobs In Tennessee

The company has selected Chattanooga as the U.S. base for its electric vehicle production and will invest $800 million in the facility. 

Fuyao North America Opening Processing Center In South Carolina

The auto glass supplier will invest $16.1 million and create 70 new jobs at its new Greenville County, SC processing center. 

South Carolina: Cherokee County Lands $75 Million Recycling Facility

Green Tech Solution, a subsidiary of an investment company based in Tianjin, China, will process plastics, scrap metal and electronics at the South Carolina plant.

Amazon HQ2 Sites Share BF’s 2018 Deal Of The Year Award

New York and Virginia, which each got selected to host Amazon’s HQ2 mega-project, are co-winners of the Gold Award in our 2018 contest.

HIROTEC AMERICA Building New Plant In Tennessee

The automotive supplier will invest about $40 million and create more than 100 jobs in Fayetteville, TN over the next three years. 

Advanced Plating Creating 200 New Jobs In Tennessee

The electroplating manufacturer will invest approximately $4 million to establish a new facility in Portland, TN.

Israeli Auto Supplier To Triple Indiana Workforce

Omen USA will expand its manufacturing operations in Richmond, IN and create up to 200 new jobs by 2022.

Georgia To Create New Inland Port

The Northeast Georgia Inland Port will serve the fast-growing Gainesville region.

Sundaram-Clayton Limited Investing $40M In South Carolina Expansion

The Indian manufacturer and supplier of aluminum cast products will create 100 new jobs at its Dorchester County operations.

Gnotec Group Investing $5.9M In New South Carolina Operations

The Scandinavian automotive industry supplier will locate new operations in Orangeburg County, SC, its first in North America.

Hwashin Investing $26M In Alabama Expansion

Auto supplier Hwashin America Corp. will expand its manufacturing operation in Greenville, AL, creating 50 new jobs.

Miller Industries Expansion Creates 175 Jobs In Tennessee

Over a five-year period, the towing equipment manufacturer has made a significant investment to expand its operations in Ooltewah, TN.

Fuel Total Systems Investing More Than $60M In Tennessee

The automotive components manufacturer will create 150 new jobs at a new manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant, TN.

SEWON America Investing $160M In Georgia

The automotive supplier will create 100 jobs in its expansion of its North American headquarters and manufacturing facility in LaGrange, GA.

Toyota Doubles Down On Ontario

The Japanese auto giant will invest $1.09 billion to upgrade plants in Cambridge and Woodstock, Ontario, adding 1,450 jobs.

NTN Driveshaft Investing $90M In Indiana Expansion

The Japan-based automotive supplier will expand its manufacturing operations in Columbus, IN, creating up to 100 new jobs by 2023.

Novelis Breaks Ground On New $218M Facility In China

The facility in Changzhou National Hi-Tech District will expand the company’s production capacity of premium automobile aluminum sheets by 100,000 tons.

MAHLE Behr Investing $36M In South Carolina Expansion

The automobile industry supplier will expand its Charleston County operations, creating 115 jobs. 

Southwestern Virginia: Rich History In Agriculture, Strong Future In Manufacturing

They can make just about anything in the VIAA region, from snack foods to HR software to advanced power systems for electric vehicles.

TPAM Opens New $4M Ohio Facility

The Japanese company moved into an existing 62,000-square-foot facility in Toledo, OH, where it will create at least 30 new jobs.

Nisshinbo Automotive Manufacturing Investing $72M In Georgia

The manufacturer of environmentally friendly brake pads will create 100 jobs with its Covington, GA facility expansion.

Faurecia Interior Systems Investing $30M In Tennessee

The automotive components manufacturer will create 143 new jobs at its new 145,000-square-foot facility in Spring Hill, TN.

Kansas City Area Lands New eCommerce Fulfillment Center

Turn5 will create more than 100 jobs in the region with its new 365,000-square-foot distribution center in Lenexa, KS.

Lear Corporation Celebrates New Michigan Seat Manufacturing Facility

The first major automotive supplier manufacturing facility to be constructed in Flint, MI in more than 30 years will employ about 600 workers.

Honda Investing Another $54.8M in Alabama Operations

The expansion project will add more than 50,000 square feet at Honda Alabama’s Line 2 operations in Talladega County.

AL Named Best Business Climate, NV No. 1 In Growth Potential

Alabama is the state with the Best Business Climate and Nevada is the top-ranked state for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 14th Annual Rankings Report, released this week.

Oshkosh Creating 300 Jobs At New Tennessee Plant

The specialty vehicle manufacturer will establish a new manufacturing facility in Jefferson City, creating more than 300 jobs over the next three years.

BMT Manufacturing Creating 148 Jobs In Tennessee

The trailer manufacturer will invest a total of $3.7 million in Campbell County, with new operations in Jellico and an expansion of its current operations in Jacksboro. 

AAM Building New Manufacturing Facility In Spain

Located near Barcelona, the new plant will employ 170 workers producing powertrain components for Europe's leading automakers including Renault, BMW, Daimler, Porsche, Audi and Ford.

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