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The industry giant is gearing up to meet the demand as the amount of aluminum in cars is expected to increase fourfold by 2015, tenfold by 2025.


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The industry giant is gearing up to meet the demand as the amount of aluminum in cars is expected to increase fourfold by 2015, tenfold by 2025.

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Latest: BUSINESS REPORT: Tennessee — Alcoa Expands Auto Sheet Operation In Blount County - The industry giant is gearing up to meet the demand as the amount of aluminum in cars is expected to increase fourfold by 2015, tenfold by 2025.

BUSINESS REPORT: Tennessee — Alcoa Expands Auto Sheet Operation In Blount County

The industry giant is gearing up to meet the demand as the amount of aluminum in cars is expected to increase fourfold by 2015, tenfold by 2025.

FEATURE STORY: Logistics Clusters Are Jobs Magnets

As more companies understand the advantages of near-instant access to their markets, the trend of service businesses partnering with logistics providers will continue to grow.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – Metro And Global Rankings

Baton Rouge tops the field in economic growth potential; China surges into the lead in renewable energy investment. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Jack Daniel Distillery Expanding Lynchburg, TN Operations

Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty at announcement; global demand drives investment and job creation.

Business Facilities In The News: Tennessee Again #1 In Auto Manufacturing Strength

Bill Mitchell for WDEF News writes, "The president of the United States will praise Amazon.com tomorrow for creating thousands of new jobs. He'll speak to employees at the Enterprise South plant. But a quarter mile away is the Volkswagen plant--- another success story for Chattanooga and the state of Tennessee. It makes Chattanooga the center of the automotive south."

Business Facilities In The News: State Representative Mike Sparks Announces Key Manufacturing Award For Tennessee

WGNS radio reports, "State Representative Mike Sparks (R–Smyrna) announced this week that Tennessee has been named the number one state in the nation for automotive manufacturing strength by Business Facilities magazine."

Miller Industries To Expand Tennessee Operations

Towing equipment manufacturer to invest $1.8 million in Green County; will create 58 new jobs.

NOLA Tops Logistics List, San Jose Leading IT Hub In BF’s 2013 Metro Rankings Report

New Orleans, Newport News (VA), Baltimore and Philadelphia are standouts in our Logistics Leaders (Ports) category.

Business Facilities In The News: Tennessee Ranks No. 1 In Automotive Manufacturing Strength For An Unprecedented Four...

ECD News reports, "Business Facilities, a national economic development publication, has released its annual state Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking. For an unprecedented fourth consecutive year, Tennessee has been named the No. 1 state in the nation for Automotive Manufacturing Strength."

Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Indiana And Georgia Top The Field In BF’s Best Infrastructure Ranking

The overall shape of U.S. infrastructure remains dismal, but these states are doing something about it.

Tennessee Still No. 1, AL and KY Coming Up Fast In BF’s Automotive Manufacturing Strength Ranking

The Volunteer State is still out front in our annual auto sweepstakes, but two surging contenders are laying down markers for next year's contest.

ARAMARK To Open Business Services Center In Nashville, TN

Global services company to invest $20 million, create more than 1,000 jobs.

Taylor Farms To Expand Smyrna, TN Operations

The high increase in sales and overall growth of the company has driven the need to expand and will also account for the addition of new product lines.

HomeServe USA To Expand Chattanooga, TN Operations

HomeServe partners with many of the nation’s leading water, gas and electrical utilities to offer their services. The company plans to create 100 new positions in Chattanooga.

Alcoa To Expand Automotive Sheet Capacity In Blount County, TN

Aluminum manufacturer to invest $275 million; will create 200 full-time jobs and 400 construction jobs.

Meiwa Industry To Establish First North American Operations In Lewisburg, TN

Using a unique plastic extrusion molding and trim cut technology, Meiwa Industry specializes in the manufacturing and sales of high quality automotive interior parts including seat back panels, head liners, and trunk and floor components.

Morristown, TN HQ Expansion In The Works For Team Technologies

Healthcare manufacturer will create 200 new jobs and invest $11 million.

UWT Logistics To Expand Memphis Facilities

Warehousing and distribution management company to invest $4.8 million, create 81 new jobs.

HP Pelzer Locating New Manufacturing Facility In McMinn County, TN

The Athens location will supply interior automotive products to numerous auto assembly plants including several in the Southeast. The company is beginning site prep this month with completion targeted for September 15, 2013.
Chattanooga is the first U.S. test city for Global Green Lighting.

Global Green Lighting To Hire Up To 250 For New Chattanooga Facility

Innovative wireless radio controlled LED street lighting systems to be assembled in Hamilton County. The move will create jobs for Tennesseans by bringing subcontracted production back from China.
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TVA And Deloitte Consulting Name First Metro Primary Data Center Site

TVA hired Chicago-based Deloitte Consulting to identify and evaluate locations for data centers in the seven-state TVA service area. Deloitte’s study found the 10.6-acre site in Knoxville is readily accessible, has a strong telecommunications infrastructure and availability of reliable electricity—all criteria for a primary site for a data center company.

Jefferson County, TN To Pursue Megasite

The proposed site fits into a gap in the automotive manufacturing landscape across the Southeast and is ideally situated to benefit from surrounding suppliers but not close enough to directly compete for labor and resources with any manufacturers located at surrounding megasites.

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. Headquarters Will Relocate to Minnesota

Pinnacle presently occupies 170,000 square feet at One Commerce Square in downtown Memphis, which houses approximately 500 employees. Tentative plans call for the move to Minnesota to be completed by May 2013.

Del Conca To Build First North American Manufacturing Facility In Loudon, TN

The facility will be a 320,000-square-foot manufacturing, research, showroom and administrative facility and will be located at the Sugarlimb Industrial Park.

Spectrum Lubricants To Expand Selmer, TN Facility

The announced jobs will be added to the company’s existing Selmer workforce of approximately 200. Dec 7, 2012 @ 3:27 PM

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Data Centers – Growing by Gigabytes

From the snow-capped Rockies of Wyoming to the scenic vistas of the Tennessee Valley, new data centers are popping up across the landscape as a hot growth sector continues to expand. From the May/June 2012 issue

FEATURE STORY: Powerhouses That Put A Jolt In New Projects

A select group of utilities are playing a central role in economic development efforts in the regions they serve. This year, we have conducted a comprehensive survey of the leading players and designated the standouts as our Top Utilities for 2012. From the May/June 2012 issue
The Memphis Specialized Laboratory will open Spring 2013.

FEATURE STORY: Memphis Bioworks – Breaking Ground On Medical Breakthroughs

The laboratory at UT-Baptist Research Park will bring new research capabilities to Memphis to help speed the FDA approval process. From the March/April 2012 issue

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Ships, Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The past four years have hit hard. And while the logistics industry is no exception, some sectors are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. From the January/February 2012 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Aerotropolis – Landing In The Heart Of 21st Century Urban Planning

The future of economic development is taking shape at major international air hubs that have become the anchor of an organically expanding growth strategy: the Aerotropolis. From the January/February 2012 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Powering New Markets – Converting Green Energy To Currency

Sky-high expectations that renewable energy would be the growth driver of a new economy are giving way to market-driven realities. From the January/February 2012 issue.

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