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Companies looking to hit the ground running in the recovery are flocking to the Bluegrass State, where red tape is cut so ribbons can be cut.


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Companies looking to hit the ground running in the recovery are flocking to the Bluegrass State, where red tape is cut so ribbons can be cut.

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Latest: Kentucky: Putting Expansion On The Fast Track - Companies looking to hit the ground running in the recovery are flocking to the Bluegrass State, where red tape is cut so ribbons can be cut.

Kentucky: Putting Expansion On The Fast Track

Companies looking to hit the ground running in the recovery are flocking to the Bluegrass State, where red tape is cut so ribbons can be cut.

November / December 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 6)

In the November / December 2020 Issue, we unveil our new 21st Century Site Seekers' Guide and Site Seekers’ Guide Featured Locations Directory. Plus an update on economic development's response to COVID-19.

AHF Products Investing $2.5M In Kentucky Expansion

The wood flooring manufacturer plans to install innovative technology and create 20 new jobs at its Somerset, KY facility.

Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Muscle Joins The Fight

In locations throughout the nation, advanced manufacturing facilities and resources are being enlisted in the fight against COVID-19.

COVID-19 Response And Recovery Update

Economic development organizations and local businesses keep finding inspiring and innovative ways to join forces to meet the most urgent needs of this unprecedented crisis.

Atlanta Is Hottest Tech Hub, NOLA Takes Logistics Crown

Atlanta is the hottest growth leader among Tech Hubs and New Orleans tops the chart of Logistics Leaders in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report.

GE Investing $62M In Kentucky Expansion

GE Appliances will expand production at its Appliance Park manufacturing complex in Louisville, KY. The project will create 260 new jobs.

Logistics Industry Focus: Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The coronavirus pandemic has forced industry leaders to rethink their supply chain and logistics strategies. The crisis may accelerate a trend toward localization, with industries choosing to go local for local.

Crown Holdings Begins Building $148M Plant In Kentucky

The 327,000-square-foot metal beverage can manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, KY will create 126 jobs when it opens in the spring of 2021.

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.

The Aerospace Industry: Cruising To A Higher Altitude

Production-related issues and order cancellations slowed the commercial aerospace sector last year, but long-term demand for passenger jets remains robust.

20 Communities To Address Climate Change, Resilience, Social Equity

The U.S. Green Building Council is expanding its LEED for Cities and Communities program with a new $500,000 grant from Bank of America.

U.S. Ports: Sizing Up The Logistics Industry

Trade wars may come and go, but U.S. ports are in it for the long haul: expanding their services and dredging harbors to make way for ships carrying gigantic containers.

Kentucky: GM Bowling Green Plant To Add 400 Jobs

The Warren County facility will build the next-generation Corvette, America’s most advanced series-production sports car.

Henkel And ALPLA Partner For $130M Investment In Kentucky

The partnership's expansion project will enhance laundry detergent production in Bowling Green, KY and is expected to create up to 60 full-time jobs.

TAZ Trucking Investing $7.3M In Kentucky Expansion

Just six weeks after the company cut the ribbon on its new Bowling Green facility, TAZ Trucking announced it will add up to 57 new jobs at the location.

U.S. Manufacturing: All The Way Back

The U.S. manufacturing sector finally has regained the output levels lost during the Great Recession. But an exceptionally tight labor market might put a damper on the celebration.

GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant To Add 400 Jobs

Preparing for the next-generation Corvette, the Warren County, KY facility will build America's most advanced series-production sports car.

Workforce Training & Talent Acquisition

Today’s workforce training and talent acquisition is a multi-faceted effort that brings targeted skills to students, and new workers to locations they’ll be happy to live in.

GM Investing $300M In Michigan Plant For New Chevrolet EV

The project will add 400 jobs at the Orion Township assembly plant; GM will also invest $1.8 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations across six states, adding 700 new jobs

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

Aerospace Industry: The Sky’s The Limit

Commercial aircraft production and military defense spending will directly affect the growth trajectory of the aerospace and defense industry in 2019.

MRCOOL Exploring Kentucky Manufacturing Expansion

The heating, ventilating and air conditioning company is studying the viability of a manufacturing facility in the Kentucky Opportunity Zone that includes the city of Mayfield, KY.

U.S. Manufacturing Is Surging

Bolstered by a robust economy, the United States remains in the top tier of Brookings’ global manufacturing scorecard.

GE Appliances Plans $200M Investment In Kentucky

The expansion of the company’s Louisville manufacturing facilities will create 400 new jobs and boost dishwasher and laundry production.

Alpla Expanding Bowling Green Plant, Creating 24 Jobs

The Austrian plastic manufacturer will invest nearly $7 million in a 100,000-square-foot expansion of its Bowling Green warehousing facility. 

Kroger Investing $17M In Northern Kentucky Distribution Center

The food retailer will increase production at the Florence, KY location and create 250 new jobs in the region.

Kentucky Governor’s Report: From The Boardroom To The Governor’s Mansion

Gov. Matt Bevin is bringing his CEO skills to the dealmaking table, and the results are spectacular: an annual record of $9.2 billion in capital investment in the Bluegrass State.

March / April 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 2)

The March / April 2018 Issue features the emerging cybersecurity sector, an exclusive interview with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, plus a look at biopharm, robots, STEM, data centers, and retail.

Locations For The Automotive Industry: Light Truck Takeover

While auto sales are expected to decrease in 2018, manufacturers can still bank on the larger market share of SUVs and CUVs to help keep the industry afloat.

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.

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.

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.

Novelis Investing $300M In Kentucky Automotive Finishing Plant

The expansion will create approximately 125 new jobs and accelerate delivery of innovative, lightweight aluminum solutions to growing U.S. market.

Kentucky’s Corporate Investment Hit Record $9.2 Billion In 2017

More than 17,200 jobs were announced in the Bluegrass State last year, the highest number in 17 years.

Foxconn Mega-Project Is Business Facilities’ 2017 Deal Of The Year

The $10.7-billion LCD panel production facility is expected to bring a bonanza of 13,000 new jobs to Wisconsin.

Takigawa Corp. Japan Establishing First U.S. Operation In Kentucky

The packaging manufacturer will invest nearly $46 million and create 180 full-time jobs in Bardstown, KY.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Terry Gill, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Terry Gill, Secretary, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, discusses the commonwealth's workforce revolution, distribution and logistics industry, STEM jobs, and Build-Ready Certification program.

WhiteRock Pigments Investing $179M In Kentucky

The company will create 124 jobs at the former Alcoa building near Hawesville, KY with the help of state tax incentives and workforce programs.

Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Gets Smarter, Faster

Smart sensors and digital process controls are poised to exponentially improve the efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing.

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More than 280 Republican, Democratic, and Independent mayors urge lawmakers to save jobs, boost recovery with desperately needed direct aid to all cities.

Will Workers Resign Due To Handling Of COVID-19 Pandemic?

Two in five office workers plan to resign and find a new job based on how their company handled the COVID-19 pandemic, reveals a new survey.

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