Automotive

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Rivian Inc., Georgia

Electric Adventure Vehicle Project Is Largest In Georgia History

Rivian will invest $5 billion, create 7,500 jobs at a nearly 2,000-acre carbon-conscious campus dubbed the East Atlanta Megasite.
Westinghouse, Richland County, SC

Expansions To Bring Over $200M In Investments To South Carolina

Westinghouse will invest $131M to expand its Richland County nuclear fuel operations; Proterra is investing $76M in a new Spartanburg County EV battery system manufacturing facility.
November / December 2021 Issue

November / December 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 6)

The November/December 2021 issue of Business Facilities features the annual Site Seekers' Guide: State Profiles and Featured Locations Directory. Plus, a look at the manufacturing, automotive, film, tourism and retail industries.
electric vehicle battery plants

Two New EV Battery Plants To Create 1,900 Jobs In North Carolina

In total, Toyota and Arrival will invest more than $13 billion to establish their electric vehicle battery plants in Randolph County and Charlotte.
Toyota electric vehicle

EV Growth Is Coming. Are You Ready?

Toyota’s expansion into North Carolina will not be the auto industry’s last.

BMW Manufacturing Expands South Carolina Presence With Logistics Center

BMW Manufacturing's $100 million investment will supplement its existing logistics operations in South Carolina plant, bolstering production.
Ottumwa, IA

Iowa: A $4 Billion Economy Grows In Ottumwa

With shovel-ready sites, a skilled workforce and a strategic location, Ottumwa, IA has everything you need to grow.
Canoo electric vehicles

EV Maker Canoo Picks Arkansas For HQ, Continues Growth In Oklahoma

Canoo investments will bring nearly 550 new jobs to Bentonville and Fayetteville in Northwest Arkansas; more than 700 to Oklahoma.
Illinois

Illinois: Building The Future In The Land Of Lincoln

With a talent pool approaching 7 million—a third of whom hold a bachelor’s degree or higher—Illinois has the skill sets needed to fill 21st-century jobs.
Toyota West Virginia

Toyota To Invest $240M In West Virginia

Toyota West Virginia (TMMWV) investment will bring a new, dedicated line of hybrid transaxles to Putnam County, WV.
Microvast

Microvast To Establish R&D Facility In Orlando

Electric vehicle battery manufacturer Microvast set to invest $25 million in new Florida R&D center; will create 100 jobs.
Faurecia

Global Auto Supplier Faurecia To Expand Tennessee Operations

Faurecia will invest more than $18 million to expand its Tennessee manufacturing facility; will create over 170 jobs.
Stellantis

Stellantis To Invest $229M To Retool EV Production Operations

Formerly Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Stellantis will retain, retrain 662 team members to support production of electrified transmissions in Kokomo, IN.
Oklahoma City

Carvana To Build Inspection, Reconditioning Center In Oklahoma

Carvana will invest $40 million in the new Oklahoma City Inspection and Reconditioning Center (IRC); upwards of 350 jobs will be created.
Hungary

Hanon Systems, Huntsman Grow In Hungary

Hanon Systems employs more than 300 workers in Pecs; Hunstman is adding 12 to its workforce of 131 in Pétfürdő.
Aisin Drivetrain Indiana

International Manufacturers Drive Growth In Indiana

International manufacturing expansions create more than 160 jobs, $57M in Indiana; plus manufacturers get $2.8 million in tech grants.
Buffalo, NY

Viridi Parente Expanding Buffalo, NY Green Tech Campus

In adaptive reuse project, the battery technology developer will add 70,000 square feet to its research lab, assembly, office, and production space.
electric vehicle charging

Wallbox Chooses Texas For First U.S. Manufacturing Facility

The electric vehicle charging solutions provider's new facility is anticipated to create approximately 250 direct jobs in Arlington by 2030.
SK Siltron CSS, Michigan

SK Siltron Investing $302M In Michigan Semiconductor Wafer Plant

In support of electric vehicle growth, the semiconductor wafer manufacturing and R&D facility will bring 150 jobs to Monitor Township, MI.
Sungwoo Hitech

Sungwoo Hitech Picks Tennessee For First U.S. Manufacturing Operation

The Korean automotive supplier will invest $40 million, create more than 100 new jobs at the former Alo Tennessee building in Telford, TN.

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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