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Whatever the future brings us, it always seems to arrive in California first.

Drought and Deluge

Drought and Deluge

Whatever the future brings us, it always seems to arrive in California first.

Economic Development Deal of the Year: Gold Award

The Magnolia State, already an automotive assembly powerhouse, becomes the epicenter of vehicle tire production with Continental’s $1.45-billion plant.

Economic Development Deal of the Year: Silver Award

The Volunteer State’s leadership position in our automotive rankings keeps getting stronger, as GM doubles down on its investment in Spring Hill, TN.

Automotive Software Company Picks Kansas City For Corporate HQ

AutoAlert will bring 200 new jobs to the city, which was selected for its revitalized and growing downtown area, access to tech talent, and convenient transportation options.

Auto Glass Manufacturer Investing $7.5M In Kentucky

Pilkington North America will upgrade its Versailles, KY auto glass plant with new technology and machinery.

January / February 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 1)

Business Facilities' January / February 2017 issue features the winners of our annual State of the Year and Economic Development of the Year awards, Plus, auto manufacturing, food processing, and data centers, and we celebrate 50 years of building inspiration.

North America’s First Electric School Bus Unveiled In Palo Alto

The Canadian manufacturer of the eLion, the first Type C electric school bus made in North America, plans to locate a new manufacturing facility in California.

Mexican Standoff

The Dealmaker-in-Chief blows up his first really big negotiation.

U.S. Auto Parts Manufacturing Jobs Up

The largest industry employer of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. has grown nearly 19 percent since 2012, according to a new economic impact study.

Toyota Plans $600M Investment, 400 New Jobs in Indiana

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation will offer TMMI training grants to reimburse up to 50 percent of the company’s eligible workforce training costs over a two-year period.

ABB Investing $67.5M In Canada

The Swiss engineering firm will establish a new North American headquarters and research and development facility in Montréal.

Kayser Automotive Adding 100 Jobs In Western Kentucky

The $26M project was made possible by a complex economic development deal involving candle manufacturer MVP Group moving its operations from Fulton to Mayfield.

LKQ Creating 150 Jobs In Nashville

The automotive equipment and accessories distributer and marketer will build a new 100,000-square foot building in Davidson County, TN.

Ford’s El Foldo

Ford's decision to cancel its plans to build a $1.6-billion assembly plant in Mexico is not a clear-cut victory for U.S. manufacturing.

Alabama Auto Production Hit Record High In 2016

Alabama’s auto production climbed to a new record high in 2016, as workers at the state’s three auto assembly plants kept up a brisk pace of building SUVs, pickups and sedans for markets around the world.

Glovis America Creating 150 Jobs In Louisiana

The company’s new inland distribution center will operate in a 125,000-square-foot facility and more than 90 adjoining acres at the former GM site in Shreveport.

Mississippi Lands Business Facilities’ 2016 Deal Of The Year

The $1.45 billion Continental Tire plant in Clinton, MS wins the magazine’s Gold Award for Economic Development Deal of the Year.

Michigan Strategic Fund Approvals Will Create 1,893 Jobs

Business expansions, community revitalization projects, and more will generate nearly $450 million in investment throughout the state.

Indiana: The Hoosier State Has A Bold Vision For The Future

Indiana is ahead of the curve in embracing the imperative for regional development. Seven regions in the state have lined up nearly $4 billion worth of projects for the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative.

FEUER Powertrain Open For Business In Mississippi

The crankshaft manufacturer’s first U.S. manufacturing operations, located in Robinsonville, MS, represent a $140 million corporate investment and 300 new jobs.

Lucid Motors Chooses Arizona For Electric Car Manufacturing

The facility will bring over 2,000 projected new jobs and more than $700 million in capital investment to Casa Grande, AZ by 2022.

Mississippi: Long Time Hospitality State

In a time of economic development uncertainty, Mississippi always has a way of positioning itself as a top state for business.

SF Motors Investing $10.7M, Creating 150 Jobs In Michigan

The company will build a new engineering R&D center in the Ann Arbor Region with the help of a $1M Michigan Business Development Program grant.

$60M Porsche Experience Center Opens In Los Angeles

The 53-acre complex will serve as the company's premier West Coast destination for the public, and features a driver development track, a race car exhibit and fine-dining restaurant.

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