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A constant dialogue between local businesses and economic development organizations is a key that unlocks growth. Elk Grove Village sets a great example.

Keeping In Touch

A constant dialogue between local businesses and economic development organizations is a key that unlocks growth. Elk Grove Village sets a great example.

Cascades Tissue Expanding In Oregon

The consumer paper goods manufacturing operation will result in a $64M investment and 80 new jobs in Columbia County, OR.

City Of Virginia Beach Lands 85 New Jobs

Barcelona, Spain-based manufacturer SANJO Corte Fino to invest $17.5M to establish its North American headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA.

JR Automation Will Invest $5.6M In Michigan

The expansion project will create 250 new jobs in Holland Charter Township.

Governor’s Report: Sooner Is Better In Oklahoma

Oklahoma proactively is meeting critical development priorities, including a STEM-oriented workforce, sustainable water resources, green energy, 21st-century infrastructure—and a great place to live.

New Jersey EDA Awards Corning Pharmaceutical Glass $8.3M

The Grow NJ program award targets job creation and will help the company grow in Vineland, yielding a net benefit of $20.4M back to the state over 20 years.

Kronospan $362M Expansion Creating 160 Alabama Jobs

The Austria-based wood-based panel products manufacturer plans to expand its operations in Calhoun County, adding 160 jobs to its Alabama workforce.

Glass Manufacturer Expanding In Fremont, IN

Minnesota-based Cardinal IG will expand in Steuben County, IN investing $2.3M and creating up to 38 jobs by 2019.

May / June 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 3)

States that are leaders in creating a skilled workforce are the focus of Business Facilities' May / June 2016 issue. Plus, a look at research parks, and the logistics industry.

Japan’s Largest Steel Producer Expanding In Indiana

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation's $50M investment will create up to 70 new jobs in Shelby County, IN by 2021.

U.S. Distilled Products Co. Gets Grant To Train Workers

The Princeton, MN company will work with Anoka-Ramsey Community College to develop a training program, thanks to a grant from the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership.

Hunter Industrial Locating HQ, Production Center In Nashville

The ceiling fan manufacturer, new division of the Hunter Fan Company, will invest $1.4 million and create 41 new jobs in Nashville, TN.

HighRes Biosolutions Breaks Ground For New Corporate HQ

The laboratory automation product company is moving to a new facility in Beverly, MA with help from the city's Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Program.

State Focus – Arkansas: Expect the Unexpected

You’ll find the best of both worlds in Arkansas: a folksy place where people still say hello to strangers on the street, while cutting-edge technology is embraced on local plant floors.

Business Report-New Jersey: Jet.com Expands HQ in Hoboken

The e-commerce enterprise will double the size of its corporate offices at the Waterfront Corporate Center III, and Allied Specialty Foods decides to stay put in New Jersey.

Business Report: Nebraska – Community Development Block Grant Funds Expansion in York

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development awards $267,955 to help upgrade York Cold Storage’s facility.

Digital Factory

The widespread implementation of digital manufacturing platforms rapidly is outpacing the availability of skilled workers to run them.

State Focus: New Mexico – Welcoming the World

Exports are surging, making New Mexico a magnet for manufacturers with world-class ambitions.

China Jushi Creating 400 Jobs In South Carolina

The company will invest $300 million in its first U.S. fiberglass manufacturing facility at Pineview Industrial Park in Columbia, SC.

London, New York Top Global Cities 2016

A.T. Kearney’s Global Cities 2016 can help businesses make key investment decisions such as where to place regional and global headquarters, as well as manufacturing and research hubs.

Pet Food Maker Will Create Up To 165 Jobs In Indiana

Blue Buffalo Pet Products will invest more than $100 million to build a new pet food manufacturing facility in Richmond, IN.

3D Systems Expanding In Tennessee

Comprehensive 3D products and services provider will invest $2.9 million and create over 50 new jobs in Lawrenceburg, TN.

Mary’s Gone Crackers Expands, Relocates HQ To Nevada

Manufacturer of organic and gluten-free healthy snacks will open a 420,000-square-foot manufacturing and R&D facility in Reno, creating 200 jobs.

Lohmann Specialty Coatings Investing $6.7M In Virginia

The adhesive bonding material maker will expand its manufacturing operations in Orange County, VA creating 56 new jobs.

State Focus: New York – Accelerating Biotech Innovation In The Empire State

A $2.8-million investment from Innovate NY—matched by $21.5 million in private equity—is spurring the development of a biotech cluster in New York City.

Caterpillar Expands In Southern Arizona

Caterpillar Inc. will create more than 600 new jobs over five years at its new surface mining and technology offices in Tucson, AZ.

SIG SAUER Moving Ammunition Manufacturing To Arkansas

SIG SAUER will relocate its Elite Performance Ammunition manufacturing operation to an existing building in Jacksonville, AR and anticipates employing 50 people in the initial relocation phase, with additional jobs planned for the future.

SATA Group Building New Plant In Texas

The high-tech components manufacturer will build a new machine plant in Brownsville, TX, creating 300 jobs and a $114 million capital investment.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries HQ Moving To Texas

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is relocating its U.S. headquarters from New York to Houston, TX , where it will oversee MHI operations throughout North America.

Automotive Parts Supplier Expanding In Indiana

Winona PVD Coatings will invest more than $10 million and create up to 50 jobs in Warsaw, IN by the end of the year. 

Shopping Bag Manufacturer Creating 100 Jobs In Georgia

Flexo Converters USA, Inc. will invest $20 million in a new manufacturing and distribution operation in Walton County, GA.

Advanced Manufacturing Industry: Dynamic Advancements

Advanced manufacturing has come a long way, revolutionizing the processes used to build new products and introducing a bevy of innovative technologies, with a heavy emphasis on automation.

GM Investing Over $788M, Creating 781 Jobs In Tennessee

The project brings GM’s total investment in the Spring Hill plant in 2016 up to more than $936 million, including an expansion just announced in February.

Mohawk To Invest $100M In Georgia

The flooring manufacturer is expanding its luxury vinyl tile production operations, creating 200 jobs in Dalton-Whitfield County.

Harry’s Fresh Foods Creating Nashville Production Facility

With its new facility, Harry’s Fresh Foods will be able to reduce travel distance for products, which will have an environmental benefit for all of its products.

South Korean Steel Processor Adding 60 Jobs In Indiana

The Pohang, South Korea-based multinational steel producer will invest $19 million to establish operations at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville, creating up to 60 high-wage jobs by 2018.

Texas: Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative Aims To Meet 21st Century Job Needs

Regional workforce and educational conclaves will make recommendations to ensure the Lone Star State is ready for new and expanding businesses.

OxyChem To Invest $145M In Louisiana Expansion

The new product will enable the efficient production of next-generation refrigerants, which have low global-warming potential and ozone depletion potential.

EdenCrete To Create 250 Jobs, Invest $67M In Georgia

The concrete solutions company's new global manufacturing headquarters will employ more than 250 in Augusta.

Third Phase Of Alabama Robotics Technology Park To Open Soon

Phase 3, which represents a $9 million investment and is scheduled to open in late spring or early summer, is the Integration, Entrepreneurial and Paint Dispense Training Facility.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Nice-Pak To Create More Than 300 Jobs In Arkansas

The wet wipe maker will increase manufacturing capacity at its Jonesboro, AR facility to meet the unprecedented need for its products due to the the COVID-19 pandemic.

$590M Loan Will Help ApiJect Make Vaccine Devices In North Carolina

In response to COVID-19, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation will loan the company $590 million to build a facility in Research Triangle Park.

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