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Canada & International

Portobello America Chooses Tennessee For First U.S. Production Facility

The Brazil-based ceramic tile manufacturer will invest about $150 million and create 220 jobs in Baxter, TN. 

PPG Investing $1.7M In China

The company's new dispense cell at its Kunshan coatings manufacturing facility will expand production capacity for protective, marine coatings

Sundaram-Clayton Limited Investing $40M In South Carolina Expansion

The Indian manufacturer and supplier of aluminum cast products will create 100 new jobs at its Dorchester County operations.

USA - Far West

September / October 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 5)

The September / October 2018 issue features locations that are foreign direct investment magnets, ports and Foreign Trade Zones, and an exclusive interview with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Massachusetts, California Continue As Energy Efficiency Leaders

New Jersey, Connecticut, Colorado, and South Dakota are most improved states, according to ACEEE's 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

New Deantronics Building $40M Tech Campus In Nevada

The international medical device company's new U.S. facility will create more than 200 jobs in Greater Reno-Sparks, NV.

USA - Great Lakes

Alliance Steel Creating Up To 130 Jobs In Northwest Indiana

The Illinois-based steel company is investing nearly $20 million to move to Gary, IN.

Illinois: Renewing The Midwest

Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) is attracting a number of renewable energy companies looking to reap the benefits of the legislation.

Solinftec To Invest $50M In New Indiana U.S. Headquarters

The Brazil-based digital agriculture company will establish its U.S. headquarters in West Lafayette, IN, creating up to 334 new, high-wage jobs by 2022.

USA - Great Plains

Crystal Group Opens New Iowa HQ, Manufacturing Facility

The designer and manufacturer of rugged computer and electronic hardware is creating 50 new jobs, increasing production at the Hiawatha, IA facility. 

Chinese Delegation Visits Kansas, Tours Institute Of Baking

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

Massachusetts, California Continue As Energy Efficiency Leaders

New Jersey, Connecticut, Colorado, and South Dakota are most improved states, according to ACEEE's 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

USA - Mid-Atlantic

Suuchi To Create 400 Advanced Manufacturing Jobs In New Jersey

The woman-owned technology and supply chain startup will remain and grow at Kearny Point with help from up to $37 million in Grow NJ tax credits over 10 years.

Peloton Expanding NYC Footprint With New Corporate Headquarters

The fitness technology and media company will move into a 312,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art office space at Hudson Commons in 2020.

A Tale Of Two Cities: Amazon Picks NYC, Northern Virginia For New HQ

After an epic site selection process, Amazon will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across two new headquarters. Plus, Nashville lands 5,000 jobs.

USA - New England

Massachusetts, California Continue As Energy Efficiency Leaders

New Jersey, Connecticut, Colorado, and South Dakota are most improved states, according to ACEEE's 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

New England’s Regional Defense Industry Collaboration

The new organization, funded with a $1.5-million grant from the department of defense, will coordinate the growth of defense-related business across the six-state region.

Top 100 Most Innovative Cities Named

Tokyo ranks #1 in World Innovation Cities Index ahead of London and Silicon Valley.

USA - Rocky Mountains

Colorado’s Advanced Industries Are Booming

The Rocky Mountain State is supporting advanced industries through phases of growth with four types of grants and two global business programs.

Colorado: Growing Their Own Talent

Leveraging his state’s impressive assets, Gov. John Hickenlooper aims to plant Colorado’s flag on the summit of red-hot growth sectors like cybersecurity and unmanned aerial systems.

September / October 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 5)

The September / October 2018 issue features locations that are foreign direct investment magnets, ports and Foreign Trade Zones, and an exclusive interview with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

USA - Southeast

Check-Mate Industries Creating 230 Jobs In Georgia

The manufacturer of metal stampings, assemblies, tools and dies will invest $16 million in a new manufacturing plant in Thomasville, GA. 

Georgia To Create New Inland Port

The Northeast Georgia Inland Port will serve the fast-growing Gainesville region.

Pendo Will Create 590 New Jobs In North Carolina

The software company will invest $34.5 million to expand its Raleigh, NC operations over the next five years. 

USA - Southwest

The PGA Of America Relocating HQ To Texas

The Professional Golfers’ Association of America's headquarters relocation will bring $30 million in capital investment and a minimum of 100 new jobs to Frisco, TX.

McKesson Moving Global Headquarters To Texas

Moving its corporate headquarters from San Francisco to Las Colinas supports the company’s multi-year strategic growth initiative.

Infosys Plans Open Technology And Innovation Hub In Texas

The company will open a Technology and Innovation Hub focused on the telecommunications, retail and banking sectors in Richardson, TX and hire 500 workers in the state by 2020. 

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Featured Location Spotlights

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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The Editor's Blog

Transformers

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

State By State Incentive Guides (All)

Alabama Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Alabama financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Alaska Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Alaska financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Arizona Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Arizona financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Arkansas Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Arkansas financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

California Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of California financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

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Surveys & Research

Execs Concerned About U.S. Economy, Confident In Own Companies

Executives are taking a more tempered view of revenue and profit growth, but maintain fairly broad optimism about business expansion, according to AICPA survey.

Where Are The Most, Least Expensive U.S. Office Markets?

Here's a rundown of the most and least expensive private sector office markets in the United States based on total operating expenses, courtesy of BOMA International.

Massachusetts, California Continue As Energy Efficiency Leaders

New Jersey, Connecticut, Colorado, and South Dakota are most improved states, according to ACEEE's 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

Does TIF Need Retooling?

New research shows that tax increment financing (TIF) produces uneven results for economic development and needs reform.

Top 100 Most Innovative Cities Named

Tokyo ranks #1 in World Innovation Cities Index ahead of London and Silicon Valley.

Will A Skilled Workers Shortage Impede Manufacturing Innovation?

Workforce investments, not downsizing, are manufacturers' priority as plans for automation increase, according to new L.E.K. Consulting survey.

Sponsored Content

Rural Florida Creates Inviting Environment For Residential & Manufacturing Growth

Florida’s 28 million miles of untapped, rural land creates an environment that is primed to manage both residential and manufacturing growth, with each complementing the other.

Doing Business in Greater Richmond, Virginia

Home to the headquarters of 10 Fortune 1000 companies and more with major divisional headquarters or operations, the Richmond Region has the talent required to meet any company’s needs at a fraction of the cost. Learn more at www.grpva.com.

Mississippi Plays To Win

From auto to aero and every sector in-between, companies of all sizes and backgrounds are achieving success with a Mississippi location.

Orlando Invests $10 Billion In Transportation Infrastructure

From a world renowned airport to new commuter rail, Orlando knows how to gets things moving.

Intersect Illinois – Where Your Business Meets Success

The 17th largest economy in the world, Illinois has grown and attracted some of the most innovative and iconic companies on the planet—including Amazon, Caterpillar, Boeing and Wrigley Company—thanks to its many advantages for business and talent. Learn more at intersectillinois.org.

All Articles

Check-Mate Industries Creating 230 Jobs In Georgia

The manufacturer of metal stampings, assemblies, tools and dies will invest $16 million in a new manufacturing plant in Thomasville, GA. 

Execs Concerned About U.S. Economy, Confident In Own Companies

Executives are taking a more tempered view of revenue and profit growth, but maintain fairly broad optimism about business expansion, according to AICPA survey.

Alliance Steel Creating Up To 130 Jobs In Northwest Indiana

The Illinois-based steel company is investing nearly $20 million to move to Gary, IN.

The PGA Of America Relocating HQ To Texas

The Professional Golfers’ Association of America's headquarters relocation will bring $30 million in capital investment and a minimum of 100 new jobs to Frisco, TX.

Illinois: Renewing The Midwest

Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) is attracting a number of renewable energy companies looking to reap the benefits of the legislation.