Chewy To Expand, Create Over 1,200 New Jobs In Missouri
Online petfood retailer Chewy, Inc. will open a new 800,000-square-foot eCommerce fulfillment center in Belton, MO.
AFS To Create Up To 1,400 Jobs At New Missouri Facility
Accenture Federal Services will open a new Advanced Technology Center in St. Louis, MO to serve U.S. federal government clients.
Missouri Launches PPE Marketplace
Missouri's PPE Marketplace matches companies that manufacture and sell personal protective equipment (PPE) with companies that need to purchase it.
Manufacturing 4.0 Has Arrived
Locations that have diversified their high-tech growth sectors are well-positioned to thrive in a new age of manufacturing efficiency. The factory of the future has arrived, a.k.a. manufacturing 4.0.
March / April 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 2)
The March / April 2020 Issue features the manufacturing and automotive industries. Plus, a look at biotech, food processing, and sustainable development.
Michigan’s Fiat Chrysler Expansion Is BF’s Deal Of The Year
Michigan Economic Development Corp. has been awarded BF’s 2019 Deal of the Year Gold Award for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) expansion
GM Investing $1.5B In Missouri Expansion
The auto company's investment will retain 4,000 jobs at its Wentzville, MO plant, where it will build its next generation mid-size trucks.
Three Companies Expanding, Investing $4.9M In Kansas City, MO
Homebase, Simplifyy and Mark II Transfer Station are expected to bring a total of 388 new jobs to the Kansas City, MO region.
Casey’s General Stores Investing $50M In Missouri
The new state-of-the-art warehousing, logistics and distribution facility in Joplin, MO will create up to 125 new jobs.
EPA Grants 26 Organizations $5.1M In Environmental Job Training Grants
The environmental workforce and job training grants will help transform economically disadvantaged communities across the U.S.
Niagara Bottling Investing $68M In Kansas City Region
The California-based beverage manufacturer's new 420,000-square-foot facility will create nearly 50 jobs in Kansas City, MO.
USDA Relocating Two Key Agencies To Kansas City Region
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food & Agriculture will relocate operations from DC to KC; the project is expected to bring 568 new jobs to the area.
Two Local Companies Expanding In St. Joseph, MO
LifeLine Foods and Boehringer Ingelheim will each make significant investments at their St. Joseph, MO facilities, totaling more than $34 million.
Food Processing: Digital Transformation Is On The Menu
Food manufacturers are picking up the pace in adapting to the emerging industrial Internet of Things, with nearly a third of facilities in the sector now utilizing wireless networks.
Toyota Ramps Up U.S. Investment
By 2021, Toyota will now invest nearly $13 billion in its U.S. operations with plans to add nearly 600 new jobs at American manufacturing plants
Top Utilities: Power Players For Development
Size counts, but when it comes to making our picks for forward-thinking utilities, so do smart grids, renewable energy and a seat at the table when economic development deals are negotiated.
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.
CVS Health Opens Retail Distribution Center In Missouri
The new facility in the Skyport Industrial Park will create more than 360 new jobs across the Kansas City, MO region.
Editor’s Picks: Incentives
Locations are crafting incentives that target specific growth sectors, provide support for entrepreneurs and attract projects, promising a bevy of high-wage, high-tech new jobs.
Digital Transformation: A Safer Supply Chain
As the logistics industry moves the global supply chain onto digital platforms, experts are warning that vulnerabilities to cyberattacks must be addressed.