Automotive

Economic development, business expansion and corporate relocation updates for the global automotive industry. These include companies and organizations involved in the design, development and manufacturing of automobiles.

Volvo Slovakia

Volvo To Build $1.25B Electric Vehicle Plant In Slovakia

Volvo's third European plant will be located in Kosice. The company will receive about 20% of the investment needed for the project as support from the Slovak government.
Sustainability Industry

Strategic Sustainability

Among the growing green markets across the U.S. and Canada, recycling operations, electric vehicles, and supporting technology are making inroads.
Foresee Power Ohio

Forsee Power Picks Ohio For North American HQ And Gigafactory 

In Ohio's Columbus Region, France-based Forsee Power will develop a scalable 3-GWh manufacturing site with 150 employees by 2027.
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.
Stellantis Samsung SDI

Stellantis, Samsung SDI Team Up To Build $2.5B Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

Stellantis Samsung SDI joint venture to build electric vehicle battery plant in Kokomo, IN is targeted to start in 2025 and create 1,400 new jobs.
Bryan County Megasite

Hyundai Will Build First Fully-Dedicated EV Plant In Georgia

Hyundai Motor Group will invest more than $5.5B in the electric vehicle and battery manufacturing facility, which will be built at the Bryan County Megasite. 
Shinhwa Auburn Alabama

Shinhwa To Invest $78M In Alabama Expansion

The South Korea-based auto parts supplier will create 42 jobs with its second facility in the Auburn Technology Park West.

The Automotive Industry: Driven To Success

Since the 2003 opening of Nissan’s assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi has been a key player in the automotive industry.
SEMCORP Sidney

SEMCORP Will Create 1,200 New Jobs In Ohio

SEMCORP Advanced Materials Group will invest $916 million to build a lithium-ion battery component manufacturing facility in Sidney, OH. 
Stellantis Ontario

Stellantis Picks Ontario, Canada For Major Electric Vehicle Investments

Stellantis will retool and modernize plants, build two new electric vehicle and EV battery technology R&D centers in Windsor and Brampton.
Summit Polymers Lawrenceburg Kentucky

Summit Polymers Will Invest $37.5M In Kentucky

Tier-one automotive supplier Summit Polymers will locate its third Kentucky facility in Anderson County, and create 218 new jobs.
Toyota vehicle electrification

Toyota Investing $383M In EV Growth Across Four States

Engine, casting investment across Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee will further Toyota’s vehicle electrification efforts.
Hyundai Alabama Electric Vehicles

Hyundai Will Add First EVs To Alabama Production Lineup

With a $300 million investment, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) will begin building electric vehicles and create 200 jobs at its Montgomery plant.
March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
VinFast VF 9

VinFast Picks North Carolina For $2B Electric Vehicle Assembly Plant

Vietnamese auto maker VinFast will create 7,500 jobs at its first North American electric vehicle and battery manufacturing plant in Chatham County, NC.
Lithium-Ion Battery Production

Canada Lands Its First Large Scale Lithium-Ion Battery Production Plant

In a joint venture, Stellantis and LG Energy Solution will invest $4.1B in Canada's first large scale, domestic, electric vehicle battery manufacturing facility in Windsor, Ontario.
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.
Mark Williams, Strategic Development Group

The Last Word With Mark Williams, Strategic Development Group

Even in the age of COVID-19, the process of selecting the right site for a business remains a crucial part of business activities across the country.
Bibb County, AL

Mercedes-Benz, Niagara Bottling Growing Jobs, Investment In Alabama

Mercedes-Benz celebrates the opening of its new Woodstock, AL EV battery factory, while Niagara Bottling plans a new $112 million investment in Opelika.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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