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Electric vehicle (EV) maker Canoo will build its first mega microfactory on a 400-acre site at the MidAmerica Industrial Park, where it will create over 2,000 jobs.


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Electric vehicle (EV) maker Canoo will build its first mega microfactory on a 400-acre site at the MidAmerica Industrial Park, where it will create over 2,000 jobs.

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EV Manufacturer Picks Tulsa For First Mega Microfactory

Electric vehicle (EV) maker Canoo will build its first mega microfactory on a 400-acre site at the MidAmerica Industrial Park, where it will create over 2,000 jobs.

Bridgestone Creating 250 Jobs With Kentucky Expansion

The $51 million investment in the Firestone Industrial Products’ (FSIP) plant will increase capacity to support the growing demand for advanced air suspension technology in electric vehicles.

GM Investing $40M At Pontiac, MI Stamping Plant

General Motors will renovate its existing Pontiac, MI facility and install new flexible fabrication technology to support future electric vehicle production.

Lion Electric Bringing First-Ever U.S. Manufacturing Facility To Illinois

The $70 million investment by Lion Electric will pave the way for the largest all-electric commercial vehicle production plant in the U.S., create 745 jobs.

GM, LG Energy Solution Investing $2.3B In New Tennessee Plant

The joint venture, Ultium Cells LLC, will build a manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, TN and create 1,300 new jobs.

STS Group AG To Establish First U.S. Location In Virginia

German auto parts manufacturer STS Group AG will create 120 jobs and invest $39 million in its new manufacturing facility in Wythe County, VA.

Carvana Plans New Facility In Trenton, OH

Online auto retailer Carvana will invest more than $24 million to establish a new service and distribution facility in the Cincinnati region.

Link Mfg. Building High-Tech Manufacturing, Training Facility In Iowa

Link's 50,000-square-foot expansion project sets the stage for continued growth in Sioux Center, IA and will help the company accommodate a new, broader product line.

Mullen Technologies Picks Memphis For EV Manufacturing

California-based electric vehicle (EV) maker Mullen Technologies Inc. has selected Memphis, TN for its U.S. manufacturing hub.

ElectraMeccanica Picks Arizona For U.S. Operations Base

The electric vehicle designer and manufacturer will establish its U.S.-based assembly facility and engineering technical center in Mesa, AZ.

Arrival Building Second U.S. Microfactory In North Carolina

Electric vehicle (EV) maker Arrival will invest $41.2M in a new microfactory in Charlotte, NC, bringing more than 250 new jobs to the region.

Alliance RV Plans 650 New Jobs In Indiana

Luxury RV manufacturer Alliance RV will invest more than $33 million to grow its state-of-the-art manufacturing campus in Elkhart, IN.

Electric Vehicles: Charging To The Top

Electric vehicles are no longer the wave of a distant future: 2021 will be a breakout year for e-vehicles in the wake of General Motors’ announcement that it will end production of internal combustion engines in 2035.

Trailer Manufacturer Investing $18M In Ohio Expansion

American Trailer World Corp. will create 249 jobs with a new production facility in Batavia Township in Southern Ohio.

Toyota Investing $210M In West Virginia Expansion

Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia will create 100 new jobs as the company upgrades an existing engine production line in Buffalo, WV.

AIDT, Hyundai Team Up For Revolutionary Job Training

The unique job-training initiative uses virtual reality simulation to train and certify employees on critical, in-demand skills.

January / February 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 1)

The January / February 2021 Issue features our annual State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards. Plus, our editor's top utility picks, the future of electric vehicles, and more.

2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Dozens of transformative high-tech projects vied for our 2020 Deal of The Year Award. The Tesla Gigafactory lands the biggest prize for Greater Austin, TX.

Honorable Mention Awards: 2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Our 2020 Deal of the Year competition drew the most diverse (and impressive) field of projects to date, making it much tougher to narrow down our annual list of Honorable Mentions.

Sese Industrial Services Locating New Facility In Tennessee

Sese Industrial Services, U.S. Corp. will invest more than $42 million to build a new axle component assembly facility in Chattanooga, TN.

Valeo North America Investing $5M In Alabama Expansion

Automotive supplier Valeo North America will create 70 new jobs when it begins operations at an existing facility in Bessemer, AL. 

Kinetic Advantage Plans New Headquarters In Central Indiana

The automotive floorplan financing company will create more than 200 jobs at its expanded headquarters in Carmel, IN. 

Honda Investing $200M In Western Ohio Engine Plant Expansion

The automaker will add 120 new jobs at the Honda of America Mfg., Inc. Anna Engine Plant with help from a JobsOhio economic development grant.

Speedway Motors To Open New West Virginia Distribution Center

The manufacturer, retailer, and distributor of automotive parts and racing products will bring 25 new jobs to Kearneysville, WV.

Electric Last Mile Aims To Create Up To 960 Jobs In Indiana

The electric vehicle (EV) company intends to invest $300M to establish operations at the former AM General commercial plant in Mishawaka, IN.

Lordstown Motors Closer To First All-electric Pickup Truck Production

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved support for Lordstown Motors’ hub motor and battery line, taking it one step closer to producing the world’s first full-size, all-electric pickup truck in Lordstown, OH.

Hyundai TRANSYS Investing Over $240M In Georgia Expansion

Automotive parts producer Hyundai TRANSYS will create 678 jobs at a new 620,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the West Point, GA area.

Gestamp To Invest Over $94M In Tennessee Expansion

The automotive OEM supplier will create 260 new jobs as it expands operations at its Hickory Valley Road and Ferdinand Piech Way plants in Chattanooga, TN.

GM To Invest Nearly $2B To Build EVs In Tennessee 

Fully electric vehicles, including the Cadillac LYRIQ, will be built at the Spring Hill, TN plant, General Motors’ largest facility in North America.

GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Plant Named Flagship Facility For EV Production

General Motors will invest $2.2 billion to transform its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center into an all-electric vehicle assembly plant, dubbed Factory ZERO.

Rolls-Royce Investing $13.9M In Minnesota Expansion

The multi-phase expansion will add production lines, testing capabilities, and manufacturing jobs at the company's Mankato, MN Power Systems business unit. 

Porsche Expanding North American HQ In Georgia

The multi-million dollar project will add a service center, restoration facility, and experience center adjacent to the company's North American Headquarters near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Midwest Truck & Auto Parts To Create 150 Jobs In Indiana

Automotive and truck parts supplier Midwest Truck & Auto Parts has selected a 125,000-square-foot facility in Lake County, IN for its Midwest expansion.

Wheel Pros Expanding In Alabama 

The aftermarket wheel supplier acquired the assets of an aluminum wheel manufacturing facility in Auburn, AL and plans to open a second U.S. operation there.

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing Investing Another $830M In Alabama 

MTM will add cutting-edge manufacturing technologies to its production lines and provide enhanced training to employees at its Huntsvillle, AL facility. 

Continential Investing $4M To Expand Indiana R&D Operations

Germany-based vehicle technology company Continential will create more than 45 new jobs with an expansion of its ContiTech Vibration Control business unit in DeKalb County, IN.

VW Opens Tradepoint Atlantic Vehicle Terminal At Port Of Baltimore

The new terminal will import and process 120,000 Volkswagen, Audi, Lamborghini, and Bentley vehicles annually, create approximately 100 jobs.

Navistar Virtually Breaks Ground On $250M Texas Manufacturing Facility

Navistar is building a commercial truck and bus manufacturing facility in San Antonio, bringing 600 jobs to the area. Vehicle production will begin in early 2022.

Alcorta Forging Group Investing $15M In Ohio Expansion

The Spanish auto supplier's Marysville, OH location will be its first manufacturing operations and regional headquarters in the U.S., and will create 50 new jobs. 

Ameri-Kart Investing More Than $10M In Indiana Expansion

The rotational molder and thermoformer will consolidate its Michigan and Indiana operations and create up to 210 jobs in Elkhart County, IN by the end of 2022.

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