USA - Great Plains

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout the Great Plains, USA.



Customized Workforce Training

At Your Service: Customized Workforce Training

Finding the right employees early on can be a game-changer when relocating or expanding business operations.
Logistics Hubs

Top Logistics Hubs For 2024

As shifting global conditions introduce new logistics leaders, longstanding hubs are reliable options for business.
Eldon

Quaker Windows And Doors Expands In Missouri, Creating 220 Jobs

The window and door manufacturer is set to invest more than $30 million in Eldon, MO.
rural

Rural America’s New Industrial Revival: Reshoring-Ready

Rural communities are attracting corporate investment attention, and many have already made moves to deliver what companies need to succeed.
Air Products Missouri

Air Products To Invest $70M In Missouri Manufacturing, Logistics Expansion

Driven by growing Interest in energy transition technologies in the biogas, aerospace and marine industries, Air Products' expansion will create 30 new jobs in Maryland Heights, MO.
Polar Semiconductor Minnesota

Polar Semiconductor To Invest $525M In Minnesota Expansion

Polar Semiconductor will expand its Bloomington, MN manufacturing facility, with $120M in support from the U.S. CHIPS and Science Act, $75M from the Minnesota Forward Fund.
3M Nebraska

3M Will Invest $67M In Nebraska Expansion

A 90,000-square-foot expansion at 3M's Valley, Nebraska facility will increase the plant's manufacturing capacity and create 40 new jobs.
USGBC LEED For Cities Leadership Program, Boca Raton, FL

12 Communities Join USGBC LEED For Cities Leadership Program

Local governments from a dozen cities across the U.S. will strengthen sustainability, resilience, human health, and social equity outcomes within their communities.
Food Processing

COVID-19 Pandemic Spurs Competitive Landscape In Food Processing

Consumers have an increased interest in meal kits and prepared meals, according to a 2023 Global Location Strategies report.
biorefinery

Green Plains Opens Enhanced Biorefinery In York County, Nebraska

Through a partnership with Shell, the Omaha-based company utilizes a processing technology to convert every part of corn kernels into co-products, including ethanol.
solar eclipse

BF Editors’ Blog: 2024 Solar Eclipse Economic Impact & Where To Watch

From the economic impact to opportunities to travel with family and friends to maximize the experience, anticipation is going strong across North America.
backhoe

Ag Equipment Maker KMW To Locate In Sterling, Kansas

Owned by Czech Republic-based Agrostroj Pelhrimov, the company is investing $105 million for its North American headquarters and a production facility in this central Kansas location.
aluminum

Aluminum Recycler Expanding Operations In Minnesota

Spectro Alloys has broken ground on a $71 million expansion for its aluminum recycling operation in Rosemount, MN.
Site Selection For Advanced Manufacturing

Site Selection For Advanced Manufacturing

These modern manufacturers value workers, speed-to-market, and a supportive environment in location decision-making.
Topeka

In Topeka, KS, 1980s Pop Icon Tiffany Goes Back To The Mall

The April 4 performance will highlight the West Ridge Mall redevelopment in which Topeka-based Advisors Excel will locate its headquarters, coupled with mixed-use retail and lifestyle offerings.

Google Investing $1B In Kansas City, MO

As part of its presence in the region that includes clean energy goals, Google will expand skilled trade programs and alternative education STEAM offerings.
GAF

GAF To Manufacture Roofing Products In Newton, Kansas

The roofing and waterproofing product company currently operates 30 locations around the U.S. and services customers throughout North America.
Unilever Jefferson City

Unilever, Americold Invest More Than $207M To Grow In Missouri

Unilever will invest over $80M to expand its Jefferson City facility for production of Liquid I.V. Americold will invest $127M to establish its first facility in Kansas City.
Missouri

Show-Me State Prioritizes Infrastructure, Workforce Development

Myriad companies have moved into Missouri communities around Kansas City, St. Louis, and Joplin over the past year.
Eastern Airlines, Kansas City

Eastern Airlines Picks Kansas City, MO For New HQ

The cargo airline will invest more than $4.7M and create 165 jobs in Missouri. Plus, Urban Outfitters kicks off operations at its new 600,000SF fulfillment center for Nuuly in the Kansas City region.
tax credits

Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2024 Business Facilities Economic Development Organization Awards

2024 Business Facilities Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities' 2024 EDO Awards recognize efforts and initiatives that make a difference in communities across North America.
Business Facilities May / June 2024 issue, Supply Chain Strategies

May / June 2024 Issue: Looking A Few Steps Ahead

Business Facilities' May / June 2024 issue focuses on site selection and supply chain strategies. Plus, foreign direct investment, the automotive industry, and our 2024 EDO Award winners.

[VIDEO] Camp Hall – A Next Generation Commerce Park in South Carolina

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in Charleston, S.C. As a convergence of people, place and programming, Camp Hall delivers thoughtful infrastructure and logistical features that empower people — and business — to thrive.

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.