Hicks Plastics To Open New Manufacturing Facility In Knox County, TN

Advanced plastics manufacturer to invest $10.4 million in the area and will create more than 200 new jobs.

New American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute Coming To Detroit

PM Environmental, Inc. acquires $1 million in funding to help revitalize abandoned auto company building into new American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

Industry Focus: Automotive – Hitting On All Cylinders

From driverless cars to all-electric vehicles, the U.S. automotive sector is going into overdrive to meet the surging demand for new cars and prepare for our green energy future.

Nissan To Undergo Major Expansion At Smyrna Facility

Automotive manufacturer to invest $160 million and support the creation of 1,000 new jobs.
Gov. Bill Haslam recently presided over the 61st Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development in Nashville. The two-day conference featured educational sessions on a wide range of topics. 

Feature Story: Tennessee Governor’s Report – Staying Ahead Of The Curve

Tennessee has implemented reforms that have made its educational system the most improved in the nation, but Gov. Bill Haslam is aiming at a much bigger goal: building an army of skilled workers.
Golf Cart Bridge in Peachtree City, GA.

Business Report: Georgia – Mercedes-Benz USA Relocates Headquarters To Atlanta

The auto giant cites the quality of life in Metro Atlanta as a key factor in its decision to invest $74 million in a new facility, creating 800 jobs.
Gov. Robert Bentley (right) announced the Polaris deal at the Jackson Conference Center in Huntsville.

Business Report: Alabama – Polaris Industries Bringing 2,000 Jobs To Huntsville

The company’s new 600,000-square-foot, $127-million manufacturing facility will produce off-road vehicles on a 453-acre site.
Volkswagen’s expansion of its assembly plant in Chattanooga positions the German automaker to achieve its goal of selling at least 1 million vehicles in North America.

Feature Story: Tennessee State of the Year AGAIN!

A powerhouse auto cluster, the nation’s most-improved education system and world-class infrastructure keep the volunteer state on its pedestal.

Cover Story: 2014 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

Nevada wins the most hotly contested economic development prize in years by bagging Tesla's lithium battery plant near Reno. Washington successfully pulled out all the stops to keep Boeing from leaving the state. Comcast's gleaming new tower will transform Philadelphia's skyline.
Bendix Spicer assembly line worker.

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake Expands In Bowling Green, KY

To encourage the investment and job growth in Warren County, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $500,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program.
Voxx backseat audio system.

VOXX International To Expand Orlando, FL Headquarters And Manufacturing Center

VOXX International Company will expand manufacturing center and add $16.5 million in capital investment along with 134 new jobs.
About 2,000 people are employed at Toyota’s manufacturing facility in Blue Springs, MS, where the best-selling Toyota Corolla is made. Overall, more than 3.2 million vehicles of all types have been produced in Mississippi.

State Focus: Mississippi’s Got It All

Low energy and operating costs, customized incentives and a highly skilled workforce have businesses flocking to the Magnolia State.
Energy Power Systems.

Energy Power Systems Announces New Manufacturing Facility In Pontiac, MI

EPS has enjoyed great support from the State of Michigan, including the Legislature, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality; Oakland County; and the City of Pontiac.
Gov. Bentley with Polaris hat.

Polaris Plans Alabama Facility

Polaris said the Alabama manufacturing facility will feature multiple assembly lines and state-of-the-art technologies.

Faurecia Inaugurates Seating Plant In Wentzville, MO

Facility proudly contributes to GM's "Motor Trend Truck of the Year" Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon.
Deal of the Year 2014 logo.

Business Facilities: Tesla Gigafactory Is Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Business Facilities recognizes the three most significant economic development projects of the year: Tesla's battery factory in Nevada, Washington's retention of the Boeing facility in Everett, and the new Comcast Center in downtown Philadelphia.

Tennessee Repeats As BF’s State Of The Year

The Volunteer State becomes the first back-to-back winner of Business Facilities' top annual honor.
Mercedes-Benz E350.

Mercedes-Benz USA Moving From New Jersey To Georgia

Mercedes-Benz USA has announced that it will relocate its corporate headquarters from Montvale, NJ to Fulton County, GA, near Atlanta.

Empty Pipe Cinch

With oil prices collapsing, the no. 1 priority in Congress is to build a new oil pipeline.
Nissan, Smyrna.

Nissan And Tennessee Partner To Train Future Manufacturing Workforce

The training center will develop a pipeline of skilled workers for Nissan’s Tennessee manufacturing operations and critical opportunities for current and prospective employees to learn valuable skills in advanced manufacturing.
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Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2024 GLOBAL RANKINGS

U.S., Brazil, Canada Top Foreign Direct Investment Rankings

Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report showcases economic development activity worldwide, including Renewable Energy and AI Growth Hubs.
METRO RANKINGS 2

Phoenix, Austin, Memphis Are Top Manufacturing, Logistics Metros

Foreign Direct Investment was drawn to Texas, Michigan leads Automotive, and Georgia moves to top of EV ranking in State section of Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report.

Location Spotlight: The Entergy Region

Entergy’s four state territory spanning Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas is home to the largest industrial base in the U.S.