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The U.S. auto industry recorded its best year ever in 2015, selling 17.5 million cars and light trucks in the U.S., nearly $570 billion in revenue and a 5.7 percent increase over last year.


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The U.S. auto industry recorded its best year ever in 2015, selling 17.5 million cars and light trucks in the U.S., nearly $570 billion in revenue and a 5.7 percent increase over last year.

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Latest: Automotive Industry Focus: Hitting On All Cylinders - The U.S. auto industry recorded its best year ever in 2015, selling 17.5 million cars and light trucks in the U.S., nearly $570 billion in revenue and a 5.7 percent increase over last year.

Automotive Industry Focus: Hitting On All Cylinders

The U.S. auto industry recorded its best year ever in 2015, selling 17.5 million cars and light trucks in the U.S., nearly $570 billion in revenue and a 5.7 percent increase over last year.

TopShip Investing $68M In Mississippi Shipbuilding Operation

Edison Chouest Offshore will receive more than $36M in incentives, including grants, workforce training, and infrastructure improvement assistance to establish its TopShip facility.

Hurricane Katrina A Decade Later: A Look Back, A Look Ahead

A decade ago, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast, forcing more than a million people from their homes and taking more than 1,800 lives. A look at how the region has recovered.

Industry Focus: Advanced Manufacturing – Manufacturing High-Tech Growth

In terms of its contribution to GDP, the advanced manufacturing sector punches well above its weight, producing $2.7 trillion in value-added economic activity.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Moving Onward And Upward

A positive outlook is on the horizon for the aerospace sector as the demand for fuel-efficient aircraft and the growth of travel ramp up the production cycle.

Business Report: Mississippi – Delta-Energy Group Locating Operations In Natchez

The resource recovery company is investing $45 million in a former International Paper plant, a project that will create 91 jobs.

Cover Story: Workforce Training Is Job One

Winning the race to fill the high-tech jobs of the 21st century requires an ongoing commitment to match educational programs with future business workforce needs.

Feature Story: 2015 Economic Development Awards

Locations across the nation are rapidly applying the best practices needed to meet the requirements of new and expanding 21st century businesses. This makes it much tougher for us to pick the best of the best, so we’ve expanded our showcase to make room for an ever-increasing number of economic development leaders.

State Focus: Mississippi’s Got It All

Low energy and operating costs, customized incentives and a highly skilled workforce have businesses flocking to the Magnolia State.

Nissan Revs Up Production At Canton, MS Plant

Production of the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano crossover later this fall means 500 new jobs for Nissan's Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Mississippi.

Chiquita To Return Shipping Operations To Port Of New Orleans

Chiquita Brands represents Port of New Orleans’ biggest container shipping win with a project that will increase container volume by roughly 15 percent and create 270 to 350 new jobs in New Orleans.

GreenTech Automotive At Work On Tunica, MS, Electric-Vehicle Plant

Second phase of construction continues on schedule for GTA's primary manufacturing facility.

Raytheon To Expand Mississippi Radar Factory

Expansion tied to expected growth in airborne radar, electronic warfare markets.

Massachusetts Most Energy-Efficient State; Mississippi Most Improved

Top 10 states ranked in energy efficiency: MA, CA, NY, OR, CT, RI, VT, WA, MD, and IL; five states most needing improvement: ND, WY, SD, AK, MS; five states most improved: MS, ME, KS, OH, and WV.

BUSINESS REPORT: Mississippi Looks To Energy Sector To Fuel Statewide Growth

Energy production is one of the largest economic engines in Mississippi, providing 28,000 jobs in a thriving sector that continues to attract new investments. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony At New Plant Site

Servicing a network of more than 4,500 points of sale in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is setting out to be a leader in technology and innovation.

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Awards

There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations that have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations. From the March/April 2013 issue.

Yokohama Tire Corporation To Build Commercial Tire Plant In Mississippi

The plant will be built on over 500 acres of land with construction expected to begin in September and completion two years later. Yokohama expects to hire approximately 500 employees to work at the facility.

COVER STORY: Global Biotech Report

As the global financial system continues to mend, venture capital is beginning to flow back into the biotechnology sector. In Europe, the largest biomed players are thriving, while entrepreneurial biotech start-ups gain traction in the U.S. From the March/April 2013 issue.

Deepwater Horizon: Three Years Later

Legal settlements from the massive BP oil spill, which could total $42 billion, will generate a gusher of economic development funds for the Gulf Coast.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Points of Entry for Cash-Rich Cargo

At least $13 billion in public investment is earmarked for port development in the next decade. With the expansion of the Panama Canal and steady growth of U.S. exports, developers and investment interests are bullish on U.S. ports. From the January/February 2013 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Nissan North America Expanding in Canton, MS

The Japanese auto giant is planning to produce Nissan Sentra compacts at its Mississippi plant, creating 1,000 new jobs and bringing total employment in Canton up to 4,500. From the July/August 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Mississippi Aims To Move To The Head Of The Creative Class

With a new governor, the Magnolia State is moving to revitalize Mississippi’s business outlook in 2012 by focusing on emerging industries, including clean energy and the creative economy. From the January/February 2012 issue.

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Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia: The Perfect Place

Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia is a vibrant and premier location for business development opportunities. Located midway between Atlanta and Orlando in the heart of South Georgia, Valdosta-Lowndes County is strategically positioned for businesses to access and serve the global economy.