General Motors will hire approximately 1,000 high-tech workers to staff a new Information Technology Innovation Center near Atlanta. The Atlanta Innovation Center, joining earlier announced IT Innovation centers in Austin, Texas, and Warren, MI, will be located in Roswell, a northern suburb of Atlanta. (Photo: © General Motors.)

GM To Open IT Innovation Center In Roswell, GA

Third of four Information Technology Innovation Centers will employ about 1,000 high tech workers.

Two Gigs and Counting

Internet giant Google is doubling down on its renewable energy investments.

DTE Energy Expanding Efforts To Help Michigan Businesses

DTE Energy is offering a new economic development service for companies interested in expanding or relocating their operations in Michigan.

Amazon To Open Fulfillment Center In Robbinsville, NJ

The new one million-square-foot facility in Mercer County, NJ is expected to create hundreds of jobs when it opens in early 2014.

Time Warner Cable Expanding In Lexington County, SC

Time Warner Cable Carolinas provides technologically advanced video, Internet, and telephone services to more than 2.1 million residential and business customers. Its more than 7,900 local employees serve customers in more than 400 cities and towns across North and South Carolina. The $24 million investment in Lexington County is expected to create 644 new jobs.

Greenbacks for Green Energy

Buried in the fine print of the Fiscal Cliff deal are extended tax credits for alternative energy projects.
Wood ready to be processed before being blended and burnt with coal.

Two Drax Biomass Projects In Louisiana To Result In 200+ New Jobs

Project producing wood-based pellets near Bastrop for U.K. energy generation will include Baton Rouge shipping facility and total capital investment of more than $120 million.

AllCells Announces Plans To Relocate And Expand U.S Operations

Company consolidates, expands clinical tissue collection and manufacturing in new California facility.
Herbalife, North Carolina

Herbalife Purchases Manufacturing Facility In Winston Salem, NC

California-based nutrition company enters into agreement to purchase manufacturing facility in Winston Salem, NC. The facility will employ approximately 500 new positions when it reaches full production and it will manufacture Herbalife's nutritional powders and liquids for the North American and other markets around the world.

Amazon To Open Fulfillment Center In DuPont Creating Hundreds of Jobs

New one-million-square-foot facility is expected to open in the fall of 2013. Dec 18, 2012 @ 11:37 AM

Land O’Frost to Move Headquarters from Illinois to Indiana

Land O'Frost joins a list of companies that have chosen to shift all or parts of their operations to Indiana from neighboring states. Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:56 AM

Creating Fiscally Sound State Tax Incentives

This report from the Pew Center on the States shows that policy makers often create tax credits, deductions, and exemptions without reliable cost estimates and annual cost controls.

Wirtz Beverage’s New Illinois HQ Reaches The Finish Line

Ware Malcomb provided architectural design and interior design services and Ryan Companies US, Inc. was the general contractor for this project that integrates offices, conference centers, and training facilities with warehouse and distribution areas. Dec 11, 2012 @ 11:34 AM

Zipcar Zipping From Cambridge To Boston, MA

Zipcar has been headquartered in Cambridge since the company was founded in 2000. More than 200 employees will move to Zipcar's new Boston corporate headquarters next year. Dec 6, 2012 @ 3:49 PM

Sasol Announces Largest Manufacturing Investment In Louisiana History

Hiring for the GTL and ethane cracker facilities will begin in 2014. Operations of the first plant are expected to start in 2017, with full employment reached within two years after commercial operations begin. Dec 4, 2012 @ 12:28 PM

FirstEnergy To Build New $45 Million Transmission Control Center In Akron

The Akron Control Center will feature advanced computer systems to monitor electrical grid reliability in various geographic areas of the country where FirstEnergy has operations. Nov 29, 2012 @ 11:26 AM

American Competitiveness: A Matter Of National Security

New report sets out the key issues associated with the country's national competitiveness. Nov 28, 2012 @ 4:35 PM

Wells To Consolidate Locations, Expand In Fond du Lac, WI

Wells continues commitment to Wisconsin with construction of new corporate headquarters and expanded electronics manufacturing plant. Nov 26, 2012 @ 1:20 PM

Roche Diagnostics Breaks Ground In Indianapolis

Mayor joins company and community leaders to break ground on first major element of recently announced $300 million site transformation investment. Nov 21, 2012 @ 1:14 PM

FirstEnergy, AMP to Build New Natural Gas Generation in OH

FirstEnergy and AMP sign MOU to build new natural gas generation in Eastlake, OH; combustion turbines aim to enhance system reliability in the region. Nov 9, 2012 @ 3:12 PM

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