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In 2016, a snazzy new bridge will begin absorbing the overflow from any traffic jams on the GWB.

Spanning the Hudson

In 2016, a snazzy new bridge will begin absorbing the overflow from any traffic jams on the GWB.

Announcing the 2013 Business Facilities “Deal of the Year” Winners

Greater Phoenix takes top prize for Apple's new manufacturing plant.

Tennessee Is BF’s 2013 State Of The Year

With a diverse, well-executed growth strategy, the Volunteer State takes top honors in Business Facilities annual competition.

Kansas City, MO Assembly Plant Preps To Launch All-New Ford Transit

Ford has welcomed nearly 1,000 new employees at its Kansas City Assembly Plant to prepare for the launch of the all-new Ford Transit, which goes on sale in the United States this summer.

GreenTech Automotive At Work On Tunica, MS, Electric-Vehicle Plant

Second phase of construction continues on schedule for GTA's primary manufacturing facility.

BUSINESS REPORT: Automotive Suppliers Are Multiplying In The Peach State

The new Kia Motors assembly plant in West Point, GA is spurring the development of a growing parts network. From the September/October 2013 issue.

Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee, Inc. Announces New Investment In Clinton Facility

Automotive parts supplier to invest $53.8 million, create 81 new jobs.

Toyo Tire Breaks Ground For Expansion Of U.S. Manufacturing Plant And Warehouse

Newly expanded facility will be responsible for creating 650 new jobs in Georgia, once it is completed.

BUSINESS REPORT: Regional Utilities Are Busy Powering Growth In The Carolinas

Power giants Duke Energy and Santee Cooper are playing a central role in facilitating business development and site readiness. From the September/October 2013 issue.

Remembering Ed Coene

A visionary entrepreneur who boldly embraced the future, but never lost sight of the enduring values of family and friendship. From the September/October 2013 issue.

PTC Seamless Tube Corp. To Establish Manufacturing Operations In Hopkinsville, KY

Company to invest more than $102 million to retrofit, expand its parent company’s former Hopkinsville location; will create up to 283 new jobs.

Allevard Sogefi Announces $28 Million Expansion, 250 Jobs In Prichard, WV

Sogefi will add engine intake manifolds to the product line in Prichard, adding to the more than five million pumps and filters it already produces annually.

Ford Adds Jobs, Invests Millions In Buffalo Stamping Plant

Ford will invest $150 million in Buffalo Stamping Plant and add 350 new jobs at the facility to support future product growth.

Hertz Announces Worldwide Headquarters Campus Design

The building design focuses on quality and collaborative workspaces, natural day lighting and leading edge office design consistent with industry best practices.

Stadium Arcadium

The Atlanta Braves write another chapter in the long-running saga of publicly financed sports palaces.

Team USA Goes for Gold

SelectUSA kicks off a full-court press to lure $1 trillion in foreign direct investment to the United States.

Kiekert Expanding Its Operations In Southeastern Michigan

Employment at the company's plant, which is located in the Detroit suburb of Wixom, is expected to grow to more than 120 within the next 12 months.

European Union Avoids Fracturing

The EU's financial union may be cracking, but our friends overseas seem to be uniting over one thing: they don't like fracking.

“Mitbestimmung” in Tennessee

Volkswagen seeks the middle ground as the UAW targets the German automaker's assembly plant in a right-to-work state.

BUSINESS REPORT: Mississippi Looks To Energy Sector To Fuel Statewide Growth

Energy production is one of the largest economic engines in Mississippi, providing 28,000 jobs in a thriving sector that continues to attract new investments. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Hankook Tire Co. To Locate First U.S. Manufacturing Facility In Montgomery County, TN

Global tire manufacturer to invest $800 million, create 1,800 new jobs in Clarksville, TN.

Pedal/Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Expands North Carolina Manufacturing, Opens West Coast Facility

Organic Transit, manufacturer of the ELFpedal/electric vehicle, is moving to a larger facility in Durham, NC and opening a West Coast manufacturing center in San Jose, CA.

BUSINESS REPORT: Missouri – Ford Invests $1.1 Billion In Kansas City Truck Plant Expansion

Ford’s F-Series assembly line is adding more than 2,000 jobs to support high demand for F-150 trucks and new transit vans. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Connecticut Setting Groundwork To Become First EV Friendly State

More charging stations are on the horizon, as the state gears up for customers who opt to buy rather than lease their electric vehicles.

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony At New Plant Site

Servicing a network of more than 4,500 points of sale in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is setting out to be a leader in technology and innovation.

Ed McCallum, 1953 – 2013

Business Facilities mourns the loss of a widely respected consultant, colleague and friend, a perennial speaker at our LiveXchange event.

BUSINESS REPORT: Alabama – Donghee America Plans $48-Million Fuel Tank Plant In Auburn

Alabama’s automotive manufacturing sector is hitting on all cylinders, as OEM assembly plants and the supplier network that supports them continue to expand. From the July/August 2013 issue.

More Toyota Power Coming To Detroit Metro Area

Toyota to invest $28M in Ann Arbor powertrain R&D expansion.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – State Rankings

Our 9th annual report card of the state, metro and international pecking order features more than 50 rankings categories, including new energy rankings and a close look at which locations are maintaining/upgrading critical infrastructure. From the July/August 2013 issue.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – Metro And Global Rankings

Baton Rouge tops the field in economic growth potential; China surges into the lead in renewable energy investment. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Tesla Motors Opens Assembly Plant In Tilburg, Netherlands

Tilburg Assembly Plant scene of first Model S deliveries to Dutch, Belgian, French and German customers.

Dr. Schneider To Create 155 Jobs At New Manufacturing Operation In Russell Springs, KY

German automotive supplier to invest more than $29 million in Kentucky; Russell Springs beat 69 other potential locations to win new plant.

Angus-Palm Expansion In Florence, SC On The Way

The company will employ fabricators, welders, painters, assemblers, material handlers and engineers. Safety training, lean manufacturing, on the job training and engineering/technician training will also be part of the expansion.

Beam Me Down to L.A., Scotty

The entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX conjures up a 700-mph mag-lev train that will take people from SF to LA in 35 minutes.

New Data Showcases Global Automakers U.S. Economic Impact

New survey shows that the percentage of vehicles sold in the U.S. and manufactured in America rose from 50 percent in 2011 to 62 percent in 2012.

Hanwah L&C Continues To Grow In Opelika, AL

Hanwha L&C Alabama, LLC is a part of the automotive division of Hanwha L&C Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea.

Kayser To Create 121 Jobs At New Manufacturing Operation In Fulton, KY

German company to invest $17.5 million in its first U.S. plant; project stems from Governor’s visit in January.

GKN Plans New Regional Headquarters For Auburn Hills, MI

Headquartered in Auburn Hills since 1986, GKN has more than 300 employees at its current 113,000-square-foot facility. Employment is expected to grow by 50 or more full-time employees in the next three years.

Continental Automotive To Invest In NC Facility

Investment of more than $35 million in Fletcher will create 40 new jobs and 88,000 additional square feet of production and warehouse space.

Business Facilities In The News: Rants and Raves: ‘D’ is for dysfunctional party

The Montgomery Adviser "raves: for one more indication of the strong position Alabama holds in the automotive industry. Business Facilities magazine has named Alabama the No. 2 state for automotive industry strength. The magazine noted that it all began with the decision by Mercedes to locate a plant in the state 20 years ago."

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