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The $200-million project, announced in 2015, was not needed until this year due to improved server efficiency.


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The $200-million project, announced in 2015, was not needed until this year due to improved server efficiency.

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Latest: Wyoming: Microsoft Expansion Of Cheyenne Data Center Underway - The $200-million project, announced in 2015, was not needed until this year due to improved server efficiency.

Wyoming: Microsoft Expansion Of Cheyenne Data Center Underway

The $200-million project, announced in 2015, was not needed until this year due to improved server efficiency.

Chinese Delegation Visits Kansas, Tours Institute Of Baking

The Jayhawk State gets a visit from its “sister state” in China, Henan Province.

Vineland Offers Competitive Advantages In The Garden State

The food processing sector is thriving in Vineland, a South Jersey gem that offers ease of access to key markets along the East Coast and in Canada.

SkyBridge Arizona Heralds New Era In Cross-Border Commerce

The first international air cargo hub to house customs operations for Mexico and the U.S. is expected to create 17,000 jobs in Greater Phoenix.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles To Invest Over $1B In Michigan

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

Deep South Studios Is Louisiana’s First QEC Project

The Pelican State’s new Qualified Entertainment Company program targets sustainable entertainment jobs for content creators.

Maverick Boat Group Plans Florida Manufacturing Facility

MBG is augmenting its manufacturing in Florida with 277,000 square feet of new production space in Fort Pierce that will be fully operational next summer.

Texas: Gartner Inc. Expands in Irving, Adds 800 New Jobs

A $3.9-million Texas Enterprise Fund grant sealed the deal for a $12-million expansion by the research and advisory firm.

South Carolina: York County Leads In Job Growth

In 1Q 2017, York County, SC had the highest percentage increase of employment among the 346 largest counties in the U.S.

Tennessee: Tyson Foods Expanding in Union City

Tyson is adding 25,000 square feet at its facility in Obion County, an $80-million investment creating 300 jobs.

Major Expansions Underway At KSU

Kansas State University, aiming to be a Top 50 public research university by 2025, is adding a bevy of new facilities.

Illinois: New State Support for Entrepreneurs

The Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship program will mentor start-ups in Peoria, Rockford and Chicago.

Arkansas: Daisy And Gamo Put U.S. Headquarters In Rogers

The consolidated operation of these two well-known airgun lines will add 25 jobs over the next two years.

Texas Expands Economic Ties with Taiwan, Belgium

Gov. Greg Abbott has held meetings with Taiwan’s president and a delegation from Belgium about growing trade relations and increasing commercial ties.

Florida: Jacksonville A Finalist For F-35 Squadron Base

Selection of Florida’s National Guard to host the new Joint Strike Fighters could have an annual economic impact of $100 million for the region.

Kansas: GM Expands at Fairfax Facility in Kansas City

The auto giant, which already has an assembly plant in Fairfax, is leasing 830,000 square feet in a facility in the Fairfax Industrial District.

Louisiana: Plaquemines Parish Lands $8.5-Billion LNG Complex

Venture Global’s two liquified natural gas projects in Louisiana, a total investment of $13 billion, will make the state a leader in LNG exports.

Kansas: Amazon Picks Kansas City for Fulfillment Center

The Sunflower State Fulfillment Center, which will create 1,000 jobs, is the second large distribution facility the tech giant has placed in KS this year.

Kentucky: Biotechnology Sector Is Surging In Lexington

A $1.8 million specialized biotech startup and a $10 million expansion of Coldstream Labs’ pharmaceutical plant are the most recent additions to Lexington’s growing biotech cluster.

Business Report: Canada – Bridgestone Americas Expanding in Quebec

A multi-phase, $225-million investment will increase capacity at the company’s Joliette, Quebec plant to produce larger-diameter tires for trucks and SUVs.

Alabama: Generating Growth From The Ground Up

Consumer trends are creating a groundswell for locally sourced foods, creating new opportunities for Alabama’s farmers to bring their products to market.

Michigan: Flex-N-Gate Corp. Puts Plant in Detroit

The auto supplier will invest $95 million in a 500,000-square-foot production facility in the motor city, creating 650 new jobs.

Wisconsin: Milwaukee Tool Adding 600 Jobs In Brookfield

The manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools is undertaking a 200,000-square-foot expansion, including a new four-story office building.

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.

Business Report: Illinois Leaders Form Non-Profit to Spur Job Creation

The Illinois Business and Economic Development Corp. will adopt best practices and focus on sales, marketing and exceptional customer service.

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.

Savannah Notches Record Cargo Volume

Georgia’s largest port moved nearly 4 million containers in 2015, an increase of 11.7 percent over the previous year.

Axiall, Lotte Invest $3 Billion in Louisiana Chemical Plants

A joint venture will build a new $1.9-billion ethane cracker and a $1.1-billion glycol plant on a Lake Charles site in Calcasieu Parish.

IEDA Funding, Tax Breaks Spur Job Creation in Iowa

Financial assistance and incentives are approved for four companies that will invest $254 million and create 241 new jobs.

Florida: A Million Miles For A Million Jobs In The Sunshine State

On a statewide bus tour, Gov. Rick Scott hails Florida’s success creating new jobs, calling for $1 billion in tax cuts and the creation of a $250-million Florida Enterprise Fund.

Business Report – North Carolina: Growing Innovation Throughout The Tarheel State

North Carolina doubles down on growth plans for technology and innovation, with new funding and a new university-led program, InnovateNC.

Business Report – California: Largest Solar Facility On Earth Goes Operational

BHE Renewables’ 579-megawatt solar project in Antelope Valley, CA is now fully connected to the California ISO grid.

Business Report: Tennessee – DENSO Manufacturing Expanding in Maryville, TN

Automotive components and systems producer DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Blount County’s largest employer, is investing $400 million in an expansion creating 500 new jobs.

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