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Scheduled to open next month, Canada-based AdvanTec's Robertsdale, AL facility will employ 46 workers.
Scheduled to open next month, Canada-based AdvanTec's Robertsdale, AL facility will employ 46 workers.



Latest: Marine Manufacturer To Open New Alabama Plant - Scheduled to open next month, Canada-based AdvanTec's Robertsdale, AL facility will employ 46 workers.

Marine Manufacturer To Open New Alabama Plant

Scheduled to open next month, Canada-based AdvanTec's Robertsdale, AL facility will employ 46 workers.


Hyper-fast 5G cellular service will require transmitters disguised as mailboxes under small-scale cell towers that double as streetlights.

U.S., Canada Home To Nearly 500 Zero Energy Buildings

California is by far the front-runner in zero energy building activity, with Oregon boasting the second largest count, according to the New Buildings Institute.

Mitsubishi Electric Celebrates New Plant In Turkey

The $100 million plant in Turkey’s Manisa Organized Industrial Zone began production in December 2017 with more than 200 employees.

Edwards Lifesciences Expanding In Ireland

The California-based medical device company will invest $98.6 million and create 600 jobs in the Mid-West of Ireland to support its global supply network.

Nestlé Canada Investing $40M In Ice Cream Factory Expansion

The expansion will increase production capabilities at the company’s London ice cream factory, which supplies all of Canada with brands including Hӓagen-Dazs, Parlour and Drumstick.

Climate Consultants

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

Ferring Investing $32M In New Swiss Biotech Center

The pharmaceutical company will expand its capabilities in biologics through a new biotech center at its global headquarters and manufacturing site in St Prex, Switzerland.

Canada’s New Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster To Create 13,500 Jobs

The US$748 million investment nationwide positions Canada for an innovation boom in high-growth sectors.

Merck Investing $49M In Asian Manufacturing, Distribution

Investment supports growing demand with new biopharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution centers in South Korea and India, accelerates biosimilars manufacturing and development in China.

Quidel Corporation Expanding In Ireland

The California-based diagnostic testing solutions company will establish a new Business Service Centre in Galway, creating 75 jobs over five years.

January / February 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 1)

The January / February 2018 Issue features the State of the Year and Deal of the Year winners, an exclusive interview with Arkansas’ governor, plus a look at utilities, automotive, food processing, and aerospace & defense.

Top Six Megatrends Changing The Workplace

The C-suite is more concerned about their people strategy than any other issues facing their organizations, according to the Global Leadership Forecast 2018.

VanRiet Material Handling Systems Opening First U.S. Location In Georgia

The Dutch manufacturer of automated transport and sorting solutions will create more than 70 jobs in Fulton County, GA.

U.S. Ranked Third For Global Talent Competitiveness

Washington, DC, San Francisco land in Top 10 of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index’s city rankings.

London, Los Angeles, New York Top Cities For Global Real Estate Investment

The latest JLL data shows resilience in the global real estate market, despite geopolitical uncertainty.

Tennessee Targeting France, Spain For FDI

TNECD has added an international team to focus on attracting new foreign direct investment to the state, bringing its international presence to 10 countries in Europe and Asia.

C-Suite Execs’ Recession Fears Fade, Talent Concerns Remain

CEOs are heading into 2018 with more optimism about the global economy, according to a new report from The Conference Board.

Amazon Reveals 20 Finalist Cities For HQ2

From among the 238 proposals to host its second headquarters in North America, Amazon has selected the 20 cities still in contention for the $5B HQ2 and its 50,000 high-paying jobs.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles To Invest Over $1B In Michigan

FCA will modernize its Warren Truck Assembly to produce Ram Heavy Duty trucks, relocate truck production from Mexico, and add 2,500 new jobs.

Canada Investing Over $33M In Automotive Growth

Eleven companies in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia will receive support from the federal government to advance automotive tech, create more than 2,600 jobs.

Joyent Expands Data Centers Into Asia

New data centers in Singapore and South Korea will meet the needs of customers who operate globally distributed applications.


A tiny Baltic nation of 1.3 million people has created the world's first truly digital state.

Nexteer Breaks Ground On New Manufacturing Plant In China

The automotive supplier's new Liuzhou plant will expand the company's manufacturing capabilities, as well as meet growing demands of the China and Asia-Pacific markets.

EV Group Completes Corporate Headquarters Expansion In Austria

The newly opened building in St. Florian, Austria is part of an investment of nearly $24 million that was announced earlier this year.

Henniges Automotive Opens New Plant In China

The global supplier of highly engineered sealing and anti-vibration systems for the automotive market has opened a new 79,500-square-foot facility in Suzhou, China.      

ADAMA To Begin Operations In China

The state-of-the-art global formulation center in Huai'An City, Jiangsu Province, China is a combination of Adama Agricultural Solutions Ltd. and Hubei Sanonda Co., Ltd.

Crystal Ball 2018

We've used the NSA's cyber tools to hack next year's headlines.


In February 2018, the Georgia Public Service Commission will decide the fate of the U.S. nuclear power industry. Can the U.S. nuclear power industry be revived?

London Tops List Of Best-Performing Cities In Europe

Stockholm, Budapest, Berlin, Dublin, Copenhagen also land in the top 20 in the Milken Institute's inaugural Best-Performing Cities Europe Index. Expanding In New Brunswick, Canada

Canada’s largest private-sale real estate network is expanding its business services center in Moncton, New Brunswick, creating up to 30 jobs with support from the province.

Final Jeopardy

As artificial intelligence rapidly approaches what scientists call "technical singularity," the implications for humanity are beginning to come into focus.

EU Chooses Amsterdam For New EMA Location

The European Union has decided that the European Medicines Agency will relocate to Amsterdam when it leaves London in 2019.

Whirlpool Completes Manufacturing Facility Expansion In Argentina

The new manufacturing facility, located in Buenos Aires Province, is part of a $200 million investment plan and will create 100 new jobs.

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