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As the IEDC's second annual celebratory week for Economic Development begins today, here are some tips about how your location can participate.


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As the IEDC's second annual celebratory week for Economic Development begins today, here are some tips about how your location can participate.

Happy Economic Development Week!

As the IEDC's second annual celebratory week for Economic Development begins today, here are some tips about how your location can participate.

American LandMaster Expanding in Indiana

The designer and distributer of off-road utility vehicles is moving its operations from Louisiana, bringing up to 67 new jobs to Columbia City, IN.

Louisiana Cat Expanding New Iberia Operations, Adding 60 Jobs

A new natural gas pipeline, installed with help from state, local and private partners, made the expansion possible.

Automotive Supplier Investing $15M In Michigan Expansion

US Farathane, LLC is expanding its operations in the city of Port Huron, MI, creating 205 new jobs in the area over the next three years.

Indiana Lands China-Based Auto Component Manufacturer’s First U.S. Production Facility

BeijingWest Industries, Co. Ltd. will invest more than $80 million its first U.S. production facility in Greenfield's Progress Park, creating up to 441 new, high-wage jobs by 2021.

Hanwha Advanced Materials Growing In Alabama

The South Korean company will invest nearly $20M and add 100 news jobs at its facility in the Northeast Opelika Industrial Park.

Aluminum Extruder Investing $3.3M In Western Kentucky

Three years after opening in Paducah, KY, UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries will create 50 jobs with an expansion.

Kansas: GM Expands at Fairfax Facility in Kansas City

The auto giant, which already has an assembly plant in Fairfax, is leasing 830,000 square feet in a facility in the Fairfax Industrial District.

Louisiana: Plaquemines Parish Lands $8.5-Billion LNG Complex

Venture Global’s two liquified natural gas projects in Louisiana, a total investment of $13 billion, will make the state a leader in LNG exports.

Monster Moto Celebrates New Louisiana Headquarters

The youth-market vehicle company invested $4M to relocate its headquarters from Dallas to Ruston, LA, where it will create 287 over the next decade.

Faurecia Clean Mobility Creating More Than 100 Indiana Jobs

The automotive manufacturer will invest over $4M in a new facility in Fort Wayne with help from tax credits and training grants from the state.

Auto-Tech Is Revving Up

Automakers are joining forces with tech giants in a full-throttle race to install amazing high-tech advances in vehicles that are ready to roll off the line and hit the road today.

Fukoku America Expanding South Carolina Operations

Rubber and plastic automotive products company is investing $13.9 million in its existing Laurens County, SC manufacturing plant.

Japan-Based Auto Supplier Creating 200 Jobs In Indiana

NTK Precision Axle Corporation will invest more than $100M in a new manufacturing facility in Madison County, IN.

Drivers Not Wanted

With motor vehicle fatalities soaring, the auto giants are racing to get self-driving cars on the road.

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.

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