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Virginia may be for lovers, but these days the Commonwealth also is getting a ton of love from emerging high-tech growth sectors and businesses looking for the perfect corporate HQ site.


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Virginia may be for lovers, but these days the Commonwealth also is getting a ton of love from emerging high-tech growth sectors and businesses looking for the perfect corporate HQ site.

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Latest: Cover Story: Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year - Virginia may be for lovers, but these days the Commonwealth also is getting a ton of love from emerging high-tech growth sectors and businesses looking for the perfect corporate HQ site.

Cover Story: Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year

Virginia may be for lovers, but these days the Commonwealth also is getting a ton of love from emerging high-tech growth sectors and businesses looking for the perfect corporate HQ site.

Global Machine Tool Manufacturer Moving U.S. HQ To North Carolina

Porta North America is expanding its operations with a North American Training Center for Flexible Production in Charlotte, NC.

BraunAbility Investing $7.5M In Indiana HQ Expansion

The mobility transportation manufacturer will expand its operations in Indiana to meet increased national and international demand for its wheelchair accessible vans, SUVs and wheelchair lifts.

2018 Economic Development Deal Of The Year Honorable Mentions

With more than 40 projects to choose from in our 2018 Deal of the Year competition, our judges had to put in overtime to designate 10 worthy recipients of our Honorable Mentions.

January / February 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 1)

The January / February 2019 issue features our annual State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards, our editor's picks for top utilities, and more.

2018 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Silver Award

A partnership between Japanese auto giants Mazda and Toyota brings a $1.6-billion automotive assembly plant to the Huntsville, AL region.

2018 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Gold Award

For excitement alone, we probably should call Amazon’s HQ2 the “Deal of the Century.” Jeff Bezos’ mega-project produced the first tie in the history of our annual competition.

Southland Steel Investing $18M In Louisiana Expansion

The steel fabricator will create 70 new jobs with its second Louisiana site at the former Bradken foundry in Amite, Tangipahoa Parish.

ATV Parts Manufacturer To Launch Operations In Indiana

Armor Plastics, a new plastic coating company, will invest $13.4 million to revitalize a vacant industrial site in Madison, IN.

Corelle Brands Investing $27.7M In Mississippi

The company's new manufacturing and distribution facility in the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park will create 400 jobs in Marshall County, MS. 

Bagwell Energy Services Adding 150 Jobs In Louisiana

The energy fabrication company will invest $2.5 million to expand its oil and gas processing industry services in Iberia Parish, LA.

Eclipse Automation Investing $4.6M In South Carolina

The industrial automation systems provider will create 90 new jobs with its new operations in York County, SC.

Smyth County Machine Investing $2.1M In Virginia

The machining and fabrication company will add equipment, expand its product line and create 35 new manufacturing jobs in Smyth County.

Miwon Specialty Chemical Locating Manufacturing Facility In South Carolina

The South Korean company will invest $19.5 million in its new Richland County production operations, creating 25 new jobs in the process.

Volkswagen Will Create 1,000 New Jobs In Tennessee

The company has selected Chattanooga as the U.S. base for its electric vehicle production and will invest $800 million in the facility. 

Fuyao North America Opening Processing Center In South Carolina

The auto glass supplier will invest $16.1 million and create 70 new jobs at its new Greenville County, SC processing center. 

Indiana Lands German Pet Food Manufacturer’s First U.S. Facility

By 2024, Saturn Petcare will invest more than $38 million and create up to 200 new jobs at its first U.S. facility in Terre Haute, IN. 

South Carolina: Cherokee County Lands $75 Million Recycling Facility

Green Tech Solution, a subsidiary of an investment company based in Tianjin, China, will process plastics, scrap metal and electronics at the South Carolina plant.

Design Foundry Investing $3M In Furniture Manufacturing Plant

The furniture maker plans to create 202 new jobs in Catawba County, NC over five years.

South Louisiana Methanol To Invest $2.2B In Louisiana Project

The joint venture with SABIC will create a new methanol complex on a site along the  Mississippi River and result in 75 new direct jobs in St. James Parish, LA.

Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year

The Commonwealth secures BF's top annual honor with a diversified and successful high-tech growth strategy.

Essel Propack Investing $31.2M In Virginia

The packaging company will create 45 new jobs with an expansion of its Danville, VA manufacturing facility.

HIROTEC AMERICA Building New Plant In Tennessee

The automotive supplier will invest about $40 million and create more than 100 jobs in Fayetteville, TN over the next three years. 

Advanced Plating Creating 200 New Jobs In Tennessee

The electroplating manufacturer will invest approximately $4 million to establish a new facility in Portland, TN.

Healthcare US Co. Launching Operations In South Carolina

The China-based foam mattress manufacturer's $45 million investment is projected to create 250 new jobs in Winnsboro, SC.

Israeli Auto Supplier To Triple Indiana Workforce

Omen USA will expand its manufacturing operations in Richmond, IN and create up to 200 new jobs by 2022.

Check-Mate Industries Creating 230 Jobs In Georgia

The manufacturer of metal stampings, assemblies, tools and dies will invest $16 million in a new manufacturing plant in Thomasville, GA. 

Alliance Steel Creating Up To 130 Jobs In Northwest Indiana

The Illinois-based steel company is investing nearly $20 million to move to Gary, IN.

Illinois: Renewing The Midwest

Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) is attracting a number of renewable energy companies looking to reap the benefits of the legislation.

Portobello America Chooses Tennessee For First U.S. Production Facility

The Brazil-based ceramic tile manufacturer will invest about $150 million and create 220 jobs in Baxter, TN. 

PPG Investing $1.7M In China

The company's new dispense cell at its Kunshan coatings manufacturing facility will expand production capacity for protective, marine coatings

Sundaram-Clayton Limited Investing $40M In South Carolina Expansion

The Indian manufacturer and supplier of aluminum cast products will create 100 new jobs at its Dorchester County operations.

SK innovation Will Invest $1.67B In Georgia

In the largest single investment and job-creating project in Georgia’s history, the South Korean lithium-ion battery maker will create 2,000 jobs in Jackson County.

Cascades To Invest $58M In North Carolina

The green packaging and tissue manufacturer will create 66 new jobs to operate new, modernized equipment at its Wagram, NC plant.

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