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Canada & International

Merck Opens New Pharma Packaging Center In Germany

The $73 million investment is part of wider $1 billion investment that will transform the Darmstadt site into the company’s contemporary global headquarters.

Novelis Breaks Ground On New $218M Facility In China

The facility in Changzhou National Hi-Tech District will expand the company’s production capacity of premium automobile aluminum sheets by 100,000 tons.

Endress+Hauser Building New Facility In Texas

The international automation solution company will build a new 100,000-square-foot Gulf Coast Regional Center in Pearland, TX.

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

NTN Driveshaft Investing $90M In Indiana Expansion

The Japan-based automotive supplier will expand its manufacturing operations in Columbus, IN, creating up to 100 new jobs by 2023.

Destinations For Foreign Direct Investment: FDI Lives Here

The competition for foreign direct investment is intensifying, with locations far and wide vying to become prime destinations for FDI.

Manufacturers Plan More Than 1,000 New Jobs in Indiana

In honor of National Manufacturing Day, 22 companies announced plans to locate in or expand in Indiana, committing to invest a total of more than $154 million and create up to 1,090 new jobs.

USA - Great Plains

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.

Hormel Foods Creating 210 New Jobs With Iowa Expansion

A major expansion of the company’s Burke Corporation manufacturing facility In Nevada, IA will result in an approximately $150 million investment.

USA - Mid-Atlantic

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.

Agri-Business: A $1 Trillion Smorgasbord

U.S. agri-business accounts for nearly six percent of America’s GDP, with $137 billion of that coming directly from U.S. farms.

Port Of Wilmington Expansion To Generate $600M In New Investment

Gulftainer will lease the Port of Wilmington from the state of Delaware, construct a new container shipping facility, and expand jobs at the port over the next decade, according to the agreement.

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: 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.

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.

USA - Southeast

Salesforce Creating 600 Jobs In Georgia

The enterprise software company will invest $12.25 million to expand its regional headquarters in Atlanta's Buckhead district.

KIOTI Tractor Investing $13M In Expansion Of North American HQ

Estimated for completion in late 2019, the expansion will double the size of the company’s existing facilities in Wendell, NC.

FreightWaves To Invest $3.9M In Tennessee Expansion

The transportation and logistics data and content provider will create 260 new jobs in Chattanooga.

USA - Southwest

Endress+Hauser Building New Facility In Texas

The international automation solution company will build a new 100,000-square-foot Gulf Coast Regional Center in Pearland, TX.

Destinations For Foreign Direct Investment: FDI Lives Here

The competition for foreign direct investment is intensifying, with locations far and wide vying to become prime destinations for FDI.

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.

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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.

Featured Location Videos

Made In Oconee – Koyo

Oconee County is blessed with over 60 manufacturers that employ over 6,000 people, this represents nearly 18% of our county’s entire workforce, and the manufacturing average wage in Oconee County is in excess of $58,000/year.

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

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.

Top U.S. Cities For Tech Hiring

More than half of companies plan to hire tech talent by the end of the year; Miami, Detroit, and Los Angeles are top cities adding to their tech teams, according to new survey.

More Than One In Four Job Seekers Willing To Move For A New Job

San Francisco, New York City are top destinations for workers who want to move; Providence, RI and San Jose have the highest percentage of workers applying to other cities.

Sponsored Content

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.

“We Build It Better.” | Virginia’s Industrial Advancement Alliance

In a thriving region with industry-leading credentialing programs, a world-class engineering institute, Class A rail line, superior interstate access, and prospering internationally recognized companies like ABB, General Dynamics, and Mohawk Industries, we simply build it better!

Northeast Should Make The Short List

The Northeast region—including Rochester, NH—has a compelling message of great locations, great talent, and amazing innovation.

Tech Takeover: How Louisiana Has Become a Substantial Hub for Digital Development

Fortune 250 firm’s Digital Transformation Center represents Louisiana’s largest technology project to date; Louisiana campuses to provide talent pipeline through historic higher education initiative.

All Articles

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.

Merck Opens New Pharma Packaging Center In Germany

The $73 million investment is part of wider $1 billion investment that will transform the Darmstadt site into the company’s contemporary global headquarters.

Salesforce Creating 600 Jobs In Georgia

The enterprise software company will invest $12.25 million to expand its regional headquarters in Atlanta's Buckhead district.

KIOTI Tractor Investing $13M In Expansion Of North American HQ

Estimated for completion in late 2019, the expansion will double the size of the company’s existing facilities in Wendell, NC.

NTN Driveshaft Investing $90M In Indiana Expansion

The Japan-based automotive supplier will expand its manufacturing operations in Columbus, IN, creating up to 100 new jobs by 2023.