Advanced Manufacturing

Resource pages for "Advanced Manufacturing"-related posts for economic development professionals, corporate site selectors and site consultants.


September / October 2016

September / October 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 5)

Business Facilities' September / October 2016 issue features advanced manufacturing, ports and FTZs, logistics, and the impact of natural gas. Plus, a look at New Jersey, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Indiana.
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Keeping Up With Advanced Manufacturing

The U.S. will need to fill about 3.5 million jobs in advanced manufacturing in the next decade, but as many as 2 million of these jobs may remain unfilled if we don’t close the skills gap.
Huntsville Alabama

HDT Global Plans $4.2M Alabama Expansion

The military, government and commercial engineered products maker will create 123 jobs with the expansion of its Huntsville, AL manufacturing operations.
New England

Growth Pilgrims: Drop Anchor For Opportunity In New England

With leading research institutions, a sought-after talent pool and a supportive network of innovators and co-location facilities, New England has made itself an attractive location for the advanced manufacturing sector.
Virginia Beach

City Of Virginia Beach Lands 85 New Jobs

Barcelona, Spain-based manufacturer SANJO Corte Fino to invest $17.5M to establish its North American headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA.
New York

State Focus: New York – Accelerating Biotech Innovation In The Empire State

A $2.8-million investment from Innovate NY—matched by $21.5 million in private equity—is spurring the development of a biotech cluster in New York City.
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Advanced Manufacturing Industry: Dynamic Advancements

Advanced manufacturing has come a long way, revolutionizing the processes used to build new products and introducing a bevy of innovative technologies, with a heavy emphasis on automation.
March/April 2016

March / April 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 2)

The Global Biotech Industry is the focus of Business Facilities' March/April 2016 issue, along with our annual Economic Development Awards. Plus, a look at the Aerospace Industry.
Kansas

State Focus – Kansas: The Sunflower State Is Blooming and Booming

Known as the Sunflower State, Kansas boasts a highly skilled workforce, outstanding infrastructure, low operating costs and a location in the heart of America.
State of the Year Alabama

Business Facilities’ 2015 State of the Year: Alabama

The Crimson Tide is rolling, big time, and now it’s brought in our top honor: Alabama is BF’s 2015 State of the Year.
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Illinois: A Natural Leader

The Land of Lincoln is a $700-billion economy built around global commerce in advanced manufacturing and financial services.
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Arizona: Great and Getting Greater

Greater Phoenix, Arizona is a high-tech hub and a growth juggernaut, with unparalleled market access to the Mountain and Western regions of the U.S.

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.

Hicks Plastics To Open New Manufacturing Facility In Knox County, TN

Advanced plastics manufacturer to invest $10.4 million in the area and will create more than 200 new jobs.
The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership supports workforce training like this session conducted by Ben Bomstad (left), Corporate Trainer, Alexandria Industries and Greg Sandeno, Manufacturing Specialist (right), at Alexandria Technical and Community College’s Customized Training Center.

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.
One-piece nickel plate (20cm square and 2cm thick) used in injection moulding for production of optical parts.

CVMR To Establish Global Headquarters In Oak Ridge, TN

Advanced materials manufacturer to invest $313 million and create 620 jobs in this move from Toronto to Tennessee.
Advanced manufacturing gears.

Data Download: West Leads In Advanced Manufacturing

Dan Levine, Oxford Economics writes, "As the large metro areas find themselves in an increasing competition for highly mobile talent and jobs, there will probably be continued convergence in community and economic development strategies; particularly in urban centers seeking to attract technology talent and promote business incubation."
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Nissan And Tennessee Partner To Train Future Manufacturing Workforce

The training center will develop a pipeline of skilled workers for Nissan’s Tennessee manufacturing operations and critical opportunities for current and prospective employees to learn valuable skills in advanced manufacturing.
Samsung has invested more than $13 billion in its semiconductor fabrication complex in Austin. TX.

Cover Story: High-Tech Hubs

With smart new regional growth strategies and generous federal funding initiatives, high-tech hubs are springing up all over the United States.
CCAM

Commonwealth Center For Advanced Manufacturing To Partner With The Department Of Defense Technology Development...

In addition to funding from consortium members, the institute will receive a portion of the $140 million federal funds designated for manufacturing innovation institutes.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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