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A deep workforce, a vibrant and innovative medical ecosystem and a multitude of tax and lifestyle benefits make Jacksonville the ideal home for medical device manufacturers.


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A deep workforce, a vibrant and innovative medical ecosystem and a multitude of tax and lifestyle benefits make Jacksonville the ideal home for medical device manufacturers.

Jacksonville Fosters Growth, Innovation For Medical Device Manufacturers

A deep workforce, a vibrant and innovative medical ecosystem and a multitude of tax and lifestyle benefits make Jacksonville the ideal home for medical device manufacturers.

Dow To Build World’s First Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Ethylene Complex

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta site selected due to availability of carbon capture infrastructure, competitive feedstocks and attractive government partnerships.

Berry Global Group Expands Production In Kansas

Berry Global Group's $61 million investment will create over 60 jobs in Lawrence, KS.

PureCycle To Invest $440M In Georgia Recycling Facility

Innovative recycled polypropylene manufacturer PureCycle will create more than 80 jobs in Augusta, GA with its first U.S. cluster facility.

Wilson County, Tennessee: Rising To The Challenge With Resilience

They call it "Wilson Strong:" devastated by a pandemic and a tornado, this Tennessee community met the challenge and kept its dreams intact.

Xaloy To Return To Virginia, Reopen Pulaski Manufacturing Facility

Xaloy will invest $1.75 million to move its bimetallic barrel manufacturing operation back to Pulaski County, VA, which will retain seven jobs and create 35 new jobs.

Amsino Medical Group Celebrates New North American Distribution Hub

The global medical and healthcare products company's $32 million investment in Aurora, IL is expected to create 110 new jobs.

Nissei Relocating U.S. HQ To San Antonio

Nissei America, Inc. will relocate its U.S. headquarters from Anaheim, CA to its subsidiary Nissei Plastic Machinery America facility in San Antonio, TX.

Texas Additive Manufacturer Expands To Neighborhood 91

Cumberland Additive will leverage recent growth in the aerospace, defense, and space sectors by expanding at Pittsburgh International Airport's N91 Additive Manufacturing campus.

Minnesota: Building What Matters In The Land Of The Lakes

The Minnesota Investment Fund is turbocharging growth in the thriving medical device and biotech sectors in the Land of the Lakes.

Louisiana: Shintech Invests $1.3 Billion In Plastics Expansion

Shintech, the world’s top producer of polyvinyl chloride resins, will grow manufacturing and packaging facilities at its Iberville/West Baton Rouge complex.

Eastman Investing $250M In Tennessee Recycling Facility

Global specialty materials company Eastman will build one of the world’s largest plastic-to-plastic molecular recycling facilities in Kingsport, TN.

$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.

PRIMED Chooses Cambridge, Ontario For Medical Manufacturing Facility

The new facility will produce both ASTM-rated surgical masks and N95 respirators in a phased scale-up process to support Canada’s healthcare systems.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Opens COVID-19 VTM Manufacturing Plant

The new $40 million facility in Lenexa, KS was built in six weeks to rapidly expand the company's production of viral transport media (VTM).

PRIMED Medical Products To Establish Manufacturing Facility In Canada

PRIMED is searching for a location for a domestic production hub and Centre of Excellence for North American personal protective equipment (PPE) production.

COVID-19 Response And Recovery

The COVID-19 crisis is bringing out the best in communities from coast to coast. Economic development organizations are giving small businesses financial lifelines. They’re also teaming up with local businesses to create a supply chain for critical medical supplies.

Nextremity Solutions Investing $4.5M To Expand In Indiana

The orthopedic device company will create up to 111 new jobs at the Warsaw Technology Park in Kosciusko County, IN.

Berry Global Group Addresses Global Shortage Of Face Mask Materials

To address the ever increasing demand for face mask material in the U.S., Berry has expanded its Meltex™ platform to add capacity in Waynesboro, VA.

Missouri Launches PPE Marketplace

Missouri's PPE Marketplace matches companies that manufacture and sell personal protective equipment (PPE) with companies that need to purchase it. 

Local Production Fund Supports COVID-19 Needs, PPE Manufacturing

The 25 Local Production Fund recipients — including tailors, artisans, tech companies, and commercial printers in Montgomery County, MD — will receive a total of $200,000. 

Staunton River Plastics Investing $34M In Virginia

Staunton River Plastics will build a new 250,000-square-foot plant in Hurt, VA, creating more than 200 new jobs over four years.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Moderna Will Invest $500M To Build mRNA Capabilities In Africa

Moderna will build a state-of-the-art mRNA facility in Africa with the goal of producing up to 500 million doses of vaccines each year at the 50 µg dose level.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Jeff Finkle, IEDC

Finkle, CEcD, President and CEO, IEDC, discusses the impact of COVID-19 and remote work on real estate and economic development, and more.

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