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The high-tech operation in St. Peters will be the online retail giant's first fulfillment center in Missouri.

The high-tech operation in St. Peters will be the online retail giant's first fulfillment center in Missouri.


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Amazon Creating Over 1,500 Jobs In Missouri

The high-tech operation in St. Peters will be the online retail giant's first fulfillment center in Missouri.

Climate Consultants

A Silicon Valley startup tells economic developers it can make 50-year predictions of the impact of climate change on available sites.

Alabama’s 2017 Exports Set New Record

Alabama exports totaled a record $21.7 billion last year, thanks in large part to increased overseas shipments of automobiles, aircraft components, chemicals, paper, and minerals.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year Honorable Mention Awards

This year’s competition was chock full of big-ticket projects and locations that pulled out all the stops to land them, so our judges convinced us that 10 of them deserved Honorable Mention Awards.

Anixter Expanding Illinois Distribution Center

The 238,000-square-foot expansion will make the Alsip, IL facility the company’s largest and most advanced distribution center.

2017 State Of The Year: South Carolina

The Palmetto State’s manufacturing base gets stronger while South Carolina invokes its can-do spirit and leverages impressive resources to expand a diverse set of new growth sectors.

ELK Group International To Create 100 Jobs In Georgia

The company’s new 510,000-square-foot Rabun Gap distribution center is its second in Georgia.

Kentucky’s Corporate Investment Hit Record $9.2 Billion In 2017

More than 17,200 jobs were announced in the Bluegrass State last year, the highest number in 17 years.

Dollar General Creating 400 New Jobs In Texas

The company’s new distribution center in Longview, TX will serve approximately 1,000 Dollar General retail locations in Texas and the southeast.

Kwik Trip Expanding Operations, Creating 300 Jobs In Wisconsin

The retail convenience store company will invest $113 million in a new bakery and other capital investments in La Crosse, WI.

Maryland: Green Energy Institute Brings Innovation To Market

The new $7.5-million research center at the University of Maryland, the centerpiece of Gov. Hogan’s environmental agenda, will commercialize clean-energy solutions.

Indiana Having Historic Year For Job Growth

Businesses have committed to creating nearly 29,000 jobs across the state in 2017 so far, a record breaking year for economic development. 

Tennessee: Tyson Foods Expanding in Union City

Tyson is adding 25,000 square feet at its facility in Obion County, an $80-million investment creating 300 jobs.

Amazon To Open Fourth Maryland Fulfillment Center

Amazon currently employs more than 5,000 people in the state; the new facility will employ more than 1,500 associates in Baltimore, MD. 

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Terry Gill, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Terry Gill, Secretary, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, discusses the commonwealth's workforce revolution, distribution and logistics industry, STEM jobs, and Build-Ready Certification program.

Harbor Freight Tools’ South Carolina Expansion To Create 500 Jobs

The national tool retailer is expanding its Dillon County distribution center for the third time, with the help of job development tax credits and a rural infrastructure grant.

Logistics: No Drivers Needed

While it may take quite a few years before autonomous vehicles hit the road, much progress has been made in this technology that companies hope will have long-term logistical benefits.

Transportation Grants Help Create 880 Jobs In Metro Detroit

The TEDF grants, totaling more than $2.7 million, will help several companies expand in the region, resulting in private investments of nearly $279 million.

Sky Box

As Big Box retail outlets start to dwindle, warehouses are proliferating—and not all of them are horizontal.

Kubota Plans $87M Expansion In Kansas

The tractor manufacturer will create a new logistics hub, add a fifth division and Midwest sales office on 203 acres in Edgerton, KS.

Ingram Micro Investing $40M In Southeast Indiana

The global technology firm will add a new third-party distribution center and up to 500 new jobs in Jeffersonville, IN.

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.

The Drone Age

Upstate NY surges into the lead in a national effort to commercialize the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in U.S. airspace.

DHL Supply Chain, Campbell Soup Bring 120 Jobs To Texas

The newly opened 578,000-square-foot Fort Worth, TX distribution facility enhances Campbell's Midwest distribution operations.

Minnesota: Exports Are Expanding In The Land Of The Lakes

Minnesota companies generated more than $19 billion in sales in 2016 from exports of agricultural, mining and manufacturing products.

Rebuild or Relocate?

Climate change should be factored into the recovery from Hurricane Irma's devastation of Caribbean islands.

Global Railcar Firm Growing Indiana Operations Into Midwest Maintenance Hub

GATX Corporation will invest $38.5 million to expand its Terre Haute, IN operations into a full-scale Midwest maintenance hub, creating up to 59 new jobs by 2020.

NFI To Invest $7.2M, Create 170 Jobs In Tennessee

The logistics provider's new Smyrna location will serve as a distribution and fulfillment center for customers throughout the Southeast region.

Iowa Incentives Help Five Companies Invest $48M

The Iowa Economic Development Authority board recently approved direct financial assistance and tax benefits to five companies that will result in 62 new jobs across the state.

LS Tractor USA Investing $11.5M In North Carolina

The agriculture equipment distributor will expand its Nash County operations, adding 31 jobs over five years while upgrading its offices and facilities in Battleboro, NC.

Supply Chain Reaction

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

Trucking Company Relocating HQ To Northwest Indiana

HMD Trucking will move its corporate headquarters from Illinois to Gary, IN, creating 500 new jobs in the state by 2021.

Home Goods Manufacturer Creating 200 Jobs In Georgia

Safavieh will invest $60 million in its new 1.1. million square foot Savannah, GA distribution facility.

Greenheck Group Expanding In Oklahoma

The company’s new Tulsa, OK campus will house manufacturing and distribution for several of the company’s products and brands, and create 75 jobs.

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