Automotive

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


Louisiana CAT Iberia

Louisiana Cat Expanding New Iberia Operations, Adding 60 Jobs

A new natural gas pipeline, installed with help from state, local and private partners, made the expansion possible.
Greenfield

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.
Opelika

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.
corporate expansion

The Evolution Of The Global Supply Chain

This LiveXchange seminar will explore the transformation now impacting the largest and most complex global supply chain—the automotive sector—and identify key economic development opportunities that will result.
Fort Wayne

Faurecia Clean Mobility Creating More Than 100 Indiana Jobs

The automotive manufacturer will invest over $4M in a new facility in Fort Wayne with help from tax credits and training grants from the state.
automakers

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.
January / February 2017

January / February 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 1)

Business Facilities' January / February 2017 issue features the winners of our annual State of the Year and Economic Development of the Year awards, Plus, auto manufacturing, food processing, and data centers, and we celebrate 50 years of building inspiration.
Silicon Valley NextEV

NextEV Opens North American HQ In California

The new facility, in the heart of the Silicon Valley, will employ 400 and serve as the company’s center of global software development.
GM Marion Indiana

GM Announces $90M Northeast Indiana Investment

General Motors will invest more than $90 million to update equipment at its Marion Metal Center plant’s existing 2.7 million-square-foot campus.
Cartersville

Automotive Supplier Will Create 150 Jobs in Georgia

voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc. will invest $50M to expand its existing facility in Cartersville, GA.
Canada

Business Report: Canada – Bridgestone Americas Expanding in Quebec

A multi-phase, $225-million investment will increase capacity at the company’s Joliette, Quebec plant to produce larger-diameter tires for trucks and SUVs.
Dana Toledo

Dana Building New Axle Manufacturing Facility In Ohio

The company will invest $70M and create more than 300 jobs at the Toledo site by 2020.
Michigan

Michigan: Flex-N-Gate Corp. Puts Plant in Detroit

The auto supplier will invest $95 million in a 500,000-square-foot production facility in the motor city, creating 650 new jobs.

Not So Fast

The push to bring driverless vehicles to the mass market appears to have hit a major roadblock. Proceed with caution.
automotive industry

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.

January/February 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 1)

The State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards are the focus of Business Facilities January/February 2016 issue, plus an Automotive Industry Focus.
Daimler Trucks To Invest $22.7M In SC Freightliner Facilities.

Daimler Trucks To Invest $22.7M In SC Freightliner Facilities

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) will invest $22.7 million to expand facilities and improve operations at Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) in Cherokee County, SC.
Daimler-Trucks-Michigan

Daimler Trucks To Invest $375M to Bring New Engine Line to Detroit

Daimler Trucks will invest $375 million to enable production of its new DD5 and DD8 medium duty engines at Detroit™ brand headquarters and manufacturing facility in Redford, MI.
JTEKT-North-America

JTEKT North America Expanding Upstate SC Operations

JTEKT North America is investing $1.75 million to establish North American headquarters at Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) in Greenville County, SC.
subaru-of-indiana

Subaru of Indiana Announces $140M Expansion

Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) has announced plans to significantly expand its operations in Lafayette, IN, creating up to 1,204 new jobs by 2017.

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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