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


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

Polaris Plans Alabama Facility

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

Data Download: West Leads In Advanced Manufacturing

Dan Levine, Oxford Economics writes, "As the large metro areas find themselves in an increasing competition for highly mobile talent and jobs, there will probably be continued convergence in community and economic development strategies; particularly in urban centers seeking to attract technology talent and promote business incubation."

Game Changer

Tennessee takes workforce training to the next level--high school.

Kingsdown Inc. To Open Manufacturing Facility In Texas

New plant will support growth in the central region of the country.

State Focus: Indiana – A State Of Action

Indiana continues to prove that it can get the job done.

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.

Fisher Dynamics Selects Evansville For First Indiana Operation

Michigan-based auto seat mechanism supplier chooses Indiana for new operations.

Economic Growth Slowing After Mid-Year Burst, But 2015 Expected To Top 2014

Housing market is grinding forward as employment numbers tick upward as well.

Bridgestone Opens Off Road Radial Tire Manufacturing Facility In Aiken County, SC

South Carolina plant extends company leadership in large and ultra-large earthmoving tires for mining and aggregates applications.

Linde Process Plants Invests In Expansion At Port Of Catoosa

Company eyes growth opportunity, increased productivity and enhanced safety; projected completion date for the new structure is June 2015.

Alcoa Announces Investment In Iowa Aerospace Manufacturing Plant

Davenport, IA facility positions Alcoa to continue capturing growth in aerospace and industrial sectors.

Honda Chooses Ontario For An Investment Of $857 Million

Honda became the first Japanese automaker to manufacture in Canada when it opened its Alliston assembly plant in 1986. It added a second assembly plant in 1998 and an engine plant in 2008.

Businesses Perceive Little Value In Switching Electricity Vendors

New analysis surveyed 250 medium and large C&I companies across five verticals: manufacturing, data centers, hospitals, small franchises and education.

Sigmatex Selects South Carolina For New Manufacturing Facility

Supplier to the aerospace industry makes initial $12 million investment to establish Orangeburg County operation.

Cover Story: High-Tech Hubs

With smart new regional growth strategies and generous federal funding initiatives, high-tech hubs are springing up all over the United States.

First Word: Look at the Bright Side

If you’re as tired as we are of hearing about rampaging terrorist threats, gloomy climate-change predictions and virulent diseases, then this issue of Business Facilities is the antidote.

Business Report: Georgia – Latvian Fiberglass Producer Puts U.S. HQ in Dublin, GA

Valmiera Glass will invest $20 million in a new manufacturing facility, creating 150 jobs.

Against The Grain Building New Brewery In West Louisville, KY

The new facility will increase production to service draft and bottle sales in Louisville and all of Kentucky by 150 percent, as well as improve national and global sales by 250 percent.

TTI Floor Care North America To Expand Cookeville, TN Operations

As TTI Floor Care’s operations expand and product lines are moved to Cookeville, the company plans to return portions of their production capacity from China and Mexico.

Constellium-UACJ Break Ground In Bowling Green, KY

Japanese, European partnership to supply aluminum sheets to automotive manufacturers.

Low-Interest Loans Support Manufacturing Growth In Pennsylvania

At its recent meetings, PIDA approved nearly $15.1 million in low-interest loans for 12 projects in Berks, Bucks, Lehigh, Mercer, Mifflin, Northampton and Westmoreland counties that are projected to create 229 new jobs and retain 664 jobs.

Industrial Products M&A Activity Surges In Second Quarter

Average deal value rises substantially, and cross-border deals picking up as risk tolerance rises. Financial investors are also playing greater role in Industrial Products M&A activity.

Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities Rankings Report

We’re marking the 10th anniversary of our annual rankings festival by doing what we do every year: refining our rankings criteria to give you the most meaningful benchmarks of state and metro performance.

Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities – Metro And Global Rankings

In this year’s Metro Rankings Report, we’ve taken note of the crucial role exports are playing in the Recovery for many locations by charting their success in two of our rankings categories, Exports Growth Leaders and Exports Recovery Leaders. We've also included our Global Rankings within this story.

Industry Focus: Food Processing – The Process Of Consistency

In this day and age, food processing plays an essential role in enhancing our way of life by ensuring that the food produced meets consistent quality standards.

New Report Examines How To Create Manufacturing Jobs

UVa Miller Center's Milstein Commission has released a report on creating manufacturing Jobs; report is first in a series on restoring middle-class jobs.

Business Report: Coca-Cola Bottling Recommits To Chattanooga

The soft drink giant, which opened its first bottling facility—Chattanooga Coke—more than a century ago, picks the city for a new distribution center.

Certified Chatham Megasite Is Vital Step For Local NC Economic Growth

A Certified Site reduces the risks associated with development by providing detailed information about a site, including price and availability, utilities, access, environmental concerns and potential development costs. Sites are periodically recertified to ensure accurate, reliable data.

Hatch Stamping Company Selects Portland, TN For New Manufacturing Plant

Automotive components manufacturing company to invest $17 million and create 101 new jobs.

Module X Solutions Announces 357-Job Expansion In Shreveport

Project will result in 930 new direct and indirect jobs upon completion.

Feature Story: Indiana Governor’s Report – Homegrown Success In The Hoosier State

A skilled workforce and ultra-efficient government services make Indiana fertile ground for business growth and an attractive landing spot for foreign investment.

Michigan, Kentucky-Based Steel Processors Pick Indiana For Joint Venture

Serving the automotive, appliance and agriculture industries, DKP Indiana processes aluminum and steel coils and blanks.

Business Report: Chicago Will Host Digital Manufacturing And Design Innovation Institute

The $320-million digital lab is one of four innovation hubs in the Obama administration’s program to spur advanced manufacturing.

Nissan Revs Up Production At Canton, MS Plant

Production of the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano crossover later this fall means 500 new jobs for Nissan's Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Mississippi.

Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.

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Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia: The Perfect Place

Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia is a vibrant and premier location for business development opportunities. Located midway between Atlanta and Orlando in the heart of South Georgia, Valdosta-Lowndes County is strategically positioned for businesses to access and serve the global economy.