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The Pro-business climate in Arkansas is yielding a bounty of new jobs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson is busy laying the foundation for robust, sustainable long-term growth.


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The Pro-business climate in Arkansas is yielding a bounty of new jobs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson is busy laying the foundation for robust, sustainable long-term growth.

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Arkansas Governor’s Report: Now On The Radar For New Business

The Pro-business climate in Arkansas is yielding a bounty of new jobs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson is busy laying the foundation for robust, sustainable long-term growth.

Merck Investing $49M In Asian Manufacturing, Distribution

Investment supports growing demand with new biopharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution centers in South Korea and India, accelerates biosimilars manufacturing and development in China.

Quidel Corporation Expanding In Ireland

The California-based diagnostic testing solutions company will establish a new Business Service Centre in Galway, creating 75 jobs over five years.

Google Investing $600M In Oklahoma Data Center

The Mayes County, OK data center is part of a $2.5B investment Google is making in data centers in Alabama, Oregon, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Gulfstream Expansion Creating 200 Jobs In Wisconsin

The new $40 million service center at Wisconsin’s Appleton International Airport will create approximately 200 jobs, and add maintenance capacity.

Lockheed Martin Expanding, Creating 500 Jobs In Florida

The global security and aerospace company will invest more than $50 million to expand its Orlando, FL operations.

Alabama’s 2017 Exports Set New Record

Alabama exports totaled a record $21.7 billion last year, thanks in large part to increased overseas shipments of automobiles, aircraft components, chemicals, paper, and minerals.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year Honorable Mention Awards

This year’s competition was chock full of big-ticket projects and locations that pulled out all the stops to land them, so our judges convinced us that 10 of them deserved Honorable Mention Awards.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

A partnership between Saudi Arabian Basic Industries and Exxon chooses Corpus Christi, TX for a new $10-billion ethane cracker.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Silver Award

Next-generation technology services to support digital transformations will be provided at DXC’s new center in the Central Business District of New Orleans.

Georgia Lands Corvaglia Group’s First U.S. Manufacturing Facility

The Switzerland-based supplier to the beverage industry will invest $25 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Newnan, GA.

Small Business Outlook Highest In A Decade

For the first time since 1997, the majority of small businesses reported increases in revenues, and the overwhelming majority are confident in the future of their business.

January / February 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 1)

The January / February 2018 Issue features the State of the Year and Deal of the Year winners, an exclusive interview with Arkansas’ governor, plus a look at utilities, automotive, food processing, and aerospace & defense.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Gold Award

Wisconsin lands a foreign direct investment bonanza that promises to create 13,000 new jobs over the next five years at a new 20-million-square-foot LCD panel plant.

Location Spotlight: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

Asurion Creating 400 Jobs In Tennessee

The company will create IT positions as it consolidates operations in a new corporate headquarters in downtown Nashville.

Foxconn Buys Northwestern Mutual’s Downtown Milwaukee Building

The building will serve as the headquarters for Foxconn’s Wisconsin operations and the Wisconn Valley Innovation Center, and is in addition to the company’s $10 billion manufacturing campus..

Aisin Drivetrain Investing $16M In Indiana Expansion

The Japan-owned manufacturer of automotive and heavy equipment parts will expand its Crothersville, IN operations, creating nearly 50 jobs.

Top Six Megatrends Changing The Workplace

The C-suite is more concerned about their people strategy than any other issues facing their organizations, according to the Global Leadership Forecast 2018.

2017 State Of The Year: South Carolina

The Palmetto State’s manufacturing base gets stronger while South Carolina invokes its can-do spirit and leverages impressive resources to expand a diverse set of new growth sectors.

International Paper Boosts Alabama Investment Over $522M

The company will increase its planned investment in its Riverdale Mill in Selma, AL as part of a strategic plan to grow its industrial packaging business.

NAI Investing $2.7M, Creating 139 Jobs In Michigan

After considering several states and Mexico for the expansion project, North American Interconnect, LLC will invest $2.7 million and create 139 job in Livingston Township and the city of Troy, MI.

Tru-Tone Finishing Creating 120 Jobs In Kentucky

The family-owned company will invest $4.6 million in a new e-coating facility in Lexington, its first in the state.

Zeus Industrial Products Expanding In South Carolina

The polymer extrusion manufacturer will create more than 350 new jobs in Calhoun County, SC.

VanRiet Material Handling Systems Opening First U.S. Location In Georgia

The Dutch manufacturer of automated transport and sorting solutions will create more than 70 jobs in Fulton County, GA.

How To Solve The Top 5 Labor Shortage Issues

An exclusive, in-depth look at the issues that employers, economic developers, and parents can address to help solve the current labor shortage challenge, from McCallum Sweeney Consulting. 

Healthcare Tech Startup Expanding Alabama Headquarters

Pack Health will create 175 jobs over the next four years as part of its downtown Birmingham, AL expansion.

Superion’s Florida Expansion To Create 355 New Jobs

The software company will invest more than $12 million to expand its operations in Seminole County, FL.

Nikola Motor Company Chooses Arizona For $1B Investment

The company will create more than 2,000 jobs at its new hydrogen-electric semi-truck manufacturing headquarters facility in Buckeye, AZ.

PAC Creating Over 160 Manufacturing Jobs In Pennsylvania

The manufacturer of flexible packaging will invest more than $28 million to expand into the greater Bethlehem area.

Industrial Hemp Operation Will Create 271 Jobs In Kentucky

AgTech Scientific will invest $5 million in a state-of-the-art, 50,000-square-foot hemp-products development and manufacturing facility in Paris, KY.

Doobie Candy

The legal cannabis industry is selling dangerous high-potency infused edible products that will need to be regulated.

U.S. Ranked Third For Global Talent Competitiveness

Washington, DC, San Francisco land in Top 10 of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index’s city rankings.

Delek US Holdings Expanding Middle Tennessee HQ 

The Fortune 500 energy company will invest $4 million and create 175 jobs in Brentwood, TN.

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