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China is methodically preparing for global dominance of advanced technologies.


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China is methodically preparing for global dominance of advanced technologies.

Great Leap Forward

China is methodically preparing for global dominance of advanced technologies.

September / October 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 5)

The September / October 2017 features a tour of high-tech hubs, plus a look at the logistics and advanced manufacturing industries. Also, New Mexico, Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, Tennessee, and South Carolina.

Denso Investing $1B In Maryville, Tennessee Expansion

The global automotive supplier will bring 1,000 new jobs to its Blount County, TN manufacturing operation.

Volvo Investing Another $520M In South Carolina

The expansion will create 1,910 jobs and will bring Volvo Cars' investment in Charleston, SC to more than $1 billion.

Hino Motors Investing $100M In West Virginia

The new plant in Mineral Wells, WV, expected to be operational in early 2019, will create about 250 new jobs.

Toyota Investing Over $373M In Five U.S. Plants

The investment in manufacturing plants in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Missouri will support the company’s first American-made hybrid powertrain and implement Toyota's New Global Architecture at its Alabama plant.

Mercedes Investing $1B To Launch Electric Vehicle Production In Alabama

The German automaker will create more than 600 jobs at an electric vehicle production and battery plant in Tuscaloosa County, and a new Global Logistics Center in Bibb County.

Trailer Manufacturer Adding Second Indiana Facility, 115 Jobs

Stealth Trailers will open a new facility in Marion, IN with help from state tax credits and training grants based on the company’s job creation plans.

Japanese Automotive Bearing Parts Manufacturer To Invest $13.7 Million & Create 60 New Jobs

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Miyake Forging North America Corporation officials today announced the company will build a new automotive bearing parts manufacturing facility in Surgoinsville.

Autocar Chooses Alabama For $120M Investment

The new heavy truck assembly operation will create 749 jobs at a 1 million square-foot plant in Birmingham, AL.

Bus Manufacturer Investing $25M In Alabama

New Flyer of America is planning major building renovation and expansions at its Anniston, AL production campus.

GM Suppliers To Create Over 300 Jobs In Northeast Indiana

Android Industries and its sister company Avancez will expand their operations in Fort Wayne, IN, creating up to 313 new jobs by the end of 2018.

Tenneco Investing $23.1M, Creating 95 Jobs In Michigan

The automotive products and systems company will build a state-of-the-art customer center in Northville Township, MI with help from a Michigan Business Development Program grant.

Supply Chain Reaction

As the renegotiation of NAFTA begins, the hemispheric supply chain may be the biggest obstacle to major revisions.

NAPA Balkamp Relocating Headquarters To Plainfield, IN

The automotive parts distributor will bring 190 jobs to its new Plainfield, IN corporate headquarters.

Indiana Lands Kimura Foundry’s First U.S. Manufacturing Facility

The Japan-based company will invest $8 million in its new operations in Shelbyville, which will house high-tech 3D printing equipment.

July / August 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 4)

The July / August 2017 issue features our 13th annual rankings report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations from every possible economic development angle.

Ready or Not

Federal and state authorities are beginning to lay down the rules of the road for self-driving vehicles.

Business Facilities’ 13th Annual Rankings Report

The 13th annual edition of our rankings report tracks growth sectors that seem to be emerging overnight from thin air in uncharted waters, telling you who’s out front in cybersecurity, offshore wind energy and the other frontiers of the 21st century.

Auto Supplier Expanding In Tennessee

Cooper Standard will invest $1 million in new equipment at its Surgoinsville, TN facility, creating 98 new jobs.

Aluminum Recycling, Manufacturing Company Investing $26M In Florida

ATIO USA will open a new manufacturing facility in Clewiston, FL creating 39 new jobs.

Auto Supplier Creating 200 Jobs In Georgia

Carcoustics will invest $6 million in a new manufacturing facility in Buford, GA over the next five years.

Japanese Automotive Supplier Investing Over $56M In Indiana

Fukai Toyotetsu Indiana Corporation will double its footprint in Jamestown, IN, creating up to 103 new jobs by 2020.

Tennessee Tool And Fixture Chooses Tennessee For First U.S. Operations

The automotive mold and casting manufacturer will invest $6.5 million and create 60 new jobs in Manchester, TN.

Borealis Compounds Investing $15M In North Carolina Facility

The Austrian automotive plastics manufacturer is building a new plant in Taylorsville, NC.

Kentucky Shatters All-Time Investment Record

Less than halfway through 2017, the state has attracted nearly $5.8 billion in corporate investments and is also on pace to create most new jobs since 2006.

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.

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