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


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

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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.

North Carolina Lands Triangle Tyre’s First U.S. Manufacturing Plant

The China-based tire maker will create 800 jobs and invest nearly $580 million at an advanced manufacturing megasite site located in Kingsboro, NC.

EV Group Completes Corporate Headquarters Expansion In Austria

The newly opened building in St. Florian, Austria is part of an investment of nearly $24 million that was announced earlier this year.

Mississippi: A Winning Recipe

Mississippi has all the right ingredients when it comes to stimulating corporate growth and success.

Iowa: Moving To The Top Of The Class

Iowa is aiming to add 120,000 residents with post­secondary degrees to its workforce by 2025.

Global Technical Systems To Create 1,110 New Jobs In Virginia Beach

GTS will invest $54.7 million to build a 500,000-square-foot green energy facility, with help from an assortment of state grants, tax credits, and workforce training. 

Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Gets Smarter, Faster

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

Fort Wayne Metals Creating 337 Jobs In Indiana

The wire and cable manufacturer will invest more than $51 million to expand its northeast Indiana operations.

Advanced Airfoil Components Manufacturing Facility Lands In Tampa

The joint venture between Siemens and Chromalloy will result in a $139 million investment and create 350 new jobs in Hillsborough County, FL.

Bastian Solutions Investing $8M In Fifth Indiana Facility

The Toyota-owned company will create up to 87 new jobs in Westfield, IN, with help from state tax credits and training grants. 

Canada Superclusters Will Promote Innovation, Economic Growth

Up to five superclusters will energize regional economies and help build a skilled workforce, enhance Canada's global competitiveness, and create thousands of well-paying jobs.

September / October 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 5)

The September / October 2017 features a tour of high-tech hubs, plus a look at the logistics and advanced manufacturing industries. Also, New Mexico, Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, Tennessee, and South Carolina.

Oxitec To Build Mosquito Egg Production Unit In UK

The $9.5M Oxfordshire, UK facility will have the capacity to generate one billion Friendly™ Aedes mosquito eggs per week.

Lytx Moves Manufacturing Operations To U.S. From China

The company will move manufacturing of its video event recorders from mainland China to Logansport, IN, creating 70 jobs and $50 million in investment.

New Jersey Tax Credits Encourage Job Creation, Investment

Thanks to recently-approved Grow NJ tax credits, two food companies are considering projects that could create more than 150 new jobs and invest over $15M in distressed communities.

World’s Most Advanced, Sustainable Paint Factory Opens In England

AkzoNobel’s new $132M North-East England plant uses renewable energy sources and an automated manufacturing process which saves water, waste, and energy.

Cascades Investing $80M In New Jersey

The Canada-based company will build a new packaging product manufacturing plant in Piscataway, NJ, creating 120 jobs.

Indiana Lands Kimura Foundry’s First U.S. Manufacturing Facility

The Japan-based company will invest $8 million in its new operations in Shelbyville, which will house high-tech 3D printing equipment.

Foxconn’s Wisconsin Project: Largest Greenfield Foreign Investment In U.S. History

The high-tech manufacturer’s $10B investment will create 13,000 jobs at its new Southeastern Wisconsin campus.

Manufacturing Is Job One For Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan

Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan have been named the Top Manufacturing States in a new rankings category in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report; Louisiana is tops in Cybersecurity Growth Potential.

Advanced Digital Cable Investing $15M In Georgia

The wire and cable manufacturer will create 64 new jobs with an expansion of its Blairsville, GA facility.

Samsung Opening $380M Manufacturing Plant In South Carolina

The state-of-the-art home appliance production facility will create more than 950 jobs in Newberry, SC. 

Stanley Black & Decker Investing Over $29M In Tennessee

The Fortune 500 tool and hardware manufacturer will create approximately 255 new jobs in Jackson, TN.

Bipartisan Bill Will Help Companies Design, Manufacture In The U.S.

The Invent and Manufacture in America Act provides a tax cut for companies that conduct R&D in the U.S., and manufacture products resulting from that R&D in America.

Tennessee Tool And Fixture Chooses Tennessee For First U.S. Operations

The automotive mold and casting manufacturer will invest $6.5 million and create 60 new jobs in Manchester, TN.

Borealis Compounds Investing $15M In North Carolina Facility

The Austrian automotive plastics manufacturer is building a new plant in Taylorsville, NC.

Novozymes To Invest $36M In Nebraska Biofuels Plant

The company's additional investment comes less than five years after it opened the state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility in Blair, NE.

Global Productivity: Decade-Long Decline Comes To A Halt

The predicted uptick in 2017 will be largely driven by faster demand from emerging markets; productivity growth is stronger in Europe than the U.S., according to The Conference Board.

KAAP Launches Seventh Expansion In Kentucky, Will Create 129 Jobs

The aluminum parts manufacturer will invest more than $51.3 million in Bowling Green, KY.

Aerospace Growth Gets Turbocharged

The 2017 outlook finds global aerospace and defense industry revenues expected to surge to two percent growth, driven by higher defense spending.

Indiana Lands China-Based Auto Component Manufacturer’s First U.S. Production Facility

BeijingWest Industries, Co. Ltd. will invest more than $80 million its first U.S. production facility in Greenfield's Progress Park, creating up to 441 new, high-wage jobs by 2021.

Hanwha Advanced Materials Growing In Alabama

The South Korean company will invest nearly $20M and add 100 news jobs at its facility in the Northeast Opelika Industrial Park.

Robotics Manufacturer Expanding In North Carolina

ATI Industrial Automation is getting set to break ground on its largest-ever expansion, which will create 275 new jobs at its Apex, NC operations.

Accelerating Manufacturing Growth

Industry analysts expect overall growth in manufacturing to speed up in the second half of this year and grow even more in 2018.

Auto-Tech Is Revving Up

Automakers are joining forces with tech giants in a full-throttle race to install amazing high-tech advances in vehicles that are ready to roll off the line and hit the road today.

Intel Investing $7B In Arizona Next-Generation Semiconductor Factory

Intel’s Fab 42 will target advanced 7 nm technology and will create approximately 3,000 high-tech, high-wage jobs in Arizona.

Manufacturing: Technology, Automation Drive Global Change

Malaysia retains its position as the most attractive manufacturing market, according to new Cushman & Wakefield analysis.

Texas Named Business Facilities’ State Of The Year

The Lone Star State wins BF's top annual honor for the third time.

New Company Plans Kansas Advanced Manufacturing Facility

Kyodo Yushi USA Inc. and Lubrication Engineers Inc. will form a new company and locate an advanced manufacturing facility in Wichita, KS.

Ficosa Opens Advanced Manufacturing Plant In Tennessee

The $50 million advanced manufacturing facility, dedicated to producing rear view systems, will create nearly 500 new jobs in Cookeville, TN.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

PRIMED Medical Products To Establish Manufacturing Facility In Canada

PRIMED is searching for a location for a domestic production hub and Centre of Excellence for North American personal protective equipment (PPE) production.

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.

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