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Greater Houston Partnership snares a coveted 4.1-million-square-foot campus with a unique proposal utilizing an online site-selection app and intense data crunching.


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Greater Houston Partnership snares a coveted 4.1-million-square-foot campus with a unique proposal utilizing an online site-selection app and intense data crunching.

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Economic Development Deal of the Year: Gold Award

Greater Houston Partnership snares a coveted 4.1-million-square-foot campus with a unique proposal utilizing an online site-selection app and intense data crunching.

Bakery Company Chooses Kentucky For Third Location

More Than A Bakery, LLC plans to build a $57.1 million facility in Versailles, KY. The bakery and distribution facility will employ 310 people.

Medical Device Company To Create More Than 350 Jobs In Southwest Florida

Arthrex, a global medical device company in orthopaedics, is expanding in Ave Maria, FL and will create more than 350 jobs at the 218,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.

Wayfair Selects Texas For New Customer Service Center

Wayfair, Inc. has selected Bryan-College Station in the Research Valley region of Texas for its new customer service center, which will employ approximately 450 employees.

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.

Iowa Incentives Support Over $53M In Capital Investments

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) board has awarded direct financial assistance and tax benefits to six companies for job creation and expansion projects.

UrbanTech NYC Will Support Building Smart And Sustainable Cities

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has launched UrbanTech NYC, a comprehensive program to help entrepreneurs and innovators address New York City’s most pressing urban challenges in sectors such as energy, waste, transportation, agriculture and water.

Pennsylvania Awards Early-Stage Tech Businesses Nearly $18M

The Keystone Innovation Zone Tax Credit supports entrepreneurship in and around Pennsylvania's colleges and universities.

NJ Angel Investor Tax Credit Program Injects $125M In Tech Companies

Technology and biotechnology companies around New Jersey invested more than $51 million in 2015.

Emser Tile To Invest $16.25M In Virginia

Emser Tile will invest $16.25 million to establish a new East Coast distribution center in CenterPoint Intermodal Center in the City of Suffolk, VA.

NBCUniversal Telemundo Building Global HQ In Miami

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is set to break ground on its new 450,000-square-foot global headquarters on approximately 21 acres in Florida’s Miami-Dade County.

TopShip Investing $68M In Mississippi Shipbuilding Operation

Edison Chouest Offshore will receive more than $36M in incentives, including grants, workforce training, and infrastructure improvement assistance to establish its TopShip facility.

RV Manufacturer Doubling Production in Indiana

Highland Ridge RV, a manufacturer of towable RVs, will expand its operations in LaGrange County, IN, creating up to 65 new jobs by 2019.

Cinesite Opens Major Animation Studio in Montréal, Canada

Downtown Montréal, Québec is the home of Cinesite's new 54,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art animation studio, which will create 500 jobs by 2020.

Sustainable Corrugated Investing $15M In Georgia

The paper manufacturer will create 62 jobs at its new manufacturing facility in Dalton-Whitfield County, GA.

Rapid Growth Leads 2U To New Maryland HQ

2U Inc., a technology-enabled education company, is moving its headquarters from Prince George's County to Lanham, MD to accommodate its growing workforce. The company expects to create more than 900 jobs in the county in the next five years.

Indiana Electrical Grid Management Firm Adding 80+ Jobs

MISO Inc., an independent regional electric transmission organization, is expanding its headquarters in Carmel, IN, creating up to 84 new high-wage jobs by 2020.

1,000th Michigan Business Lands Energy Incentives

A Chinese auto parts maker joins Michigan businesses that have received over $7.5 million in Consumers Energy's new construction incentives.

AvePoint Expanding In Richmond And Arlington County, Virginia

AvePoint, Inc., a leader in enabling enterprise collaboration across platforms and devices, will invest $1.5 million to establish an operation in the City of Richmond, VA, creating 100 new jobs, and expand in Arlington County, creating 55 new jobs.

Israel-Based Auto Supplier Selects Indiana for First North American Operations

Omen USA, an Israel-based manufacturer of aluminum parts for the automotive industry, plans to locate its first North American production facility in Richmond, IN, creating up to 100 new jobs by 2019.

Shift To Invest $20M In First East Coast Operation

San Francisco-based Shift Technologies will create 100 new, high-tech jobs in Arlington County, VA.

Toledo Molding & Die To Invest $20M, Create 250 Jobs In TN

Toledo Molding & Die, Inc. (TMD) will invest $20 million and create 250 new jobs at a new manufacturing facility in Fayetteville, TN.

Allied Solutions Adding 600+ Jobs At Indiana HQ

Allied Solutions, a distributor of insurance, lending and marketing products to financial institutions across the country, is expanding its headquarters in Carmel, IN, creating more than 600 new jobs by 2025.

Monsanto Picks Lubbock, TX For Cotton Seed Processing Facility

The new Lubbock site represents a $140 million capital investment and is expected to employ 40 full-time personnel.

Breaking News: General Electric Moving HQ To Boston

New York, Rhode Island, Georgia, and at least eight other states were vying for the project, but in the end General Electric Co. has elected to relocate its global headquarters from Fairfield, CT to Boston.

Baton Rouge Lands BlueLine Associates’ Software Development Office

BlueLine Associates will establish a new software development office at the Louisiana Technology Park in Baton Rouge, creating 40 new jobs.

Advance Auto Parts To Create 200 Jobs In La Vergne, TN

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. will invest $24.5 million and create more than 200 new jobs at its new distribution center in La Vergne, TN.

CGT To Create 275 Jobs In New Braunfels, TX

CGT U.S. Limited will construct a new manufacturing facility in New Braunfels, TX, creating at least 275 jobs and $80 million in capital investment.

RES Polyflow Picks Indiana For Plastics-to-Fuel Operation

RES Polyflow, a renewable energy solutions company, will locate its new Midwest production hub in Ashley, IN, creating up to 136 new jobs by 2019.

Google Chooses Clarksville, TN For $600M Data Center

Google will invest $600 million in the the former Hemlock Semiconductor site in Clarksville, TN which it will transform into its eighth U.S. data center, creating 70 new jobs.

State Focus – Indiana: Regional Plans Are Hopping In The Hoosier State

Gov. Mike Pence’s Regional Cities Initiative, enacted this year, envisions more than 400 projects drawing nearly $4 billion in investments.

VXI Global Solutions To Create 570 Jobs In Metro Atlanta

VXI Global Solutions, a business processing and information technology outsourcing services provider, will open a call center in College Park, GA in 2016, creating 570 jobs.

Heartland Foods Adding 150 Jobs in Central Indiana

Heartland Food Products Group, a producer and marketer of low calorie sweeteners, drink mixes, coffee and nutritional beverages, will expand its operations in Indianapolis, creating up to 187 new jobs by 2020.

West Michigan Lands Largest Third-Party Data Center In Eastern U.S.

Las Vegas-based Switch will establish a new $5 billion SUPERNAP data center in Gaines Township in greater Grand Rapids, MI.

State Focus – Iowa: Growing Jobs As Well As Corn

While often stereotyped as an ag state, Iowa has created a business friendly environment that makes it globally competitive in a diverse and growing number of industry sectors.

Solar Installer Sunrun Plans 800 Jobs At New Denver Office

Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., will open an office in downtown Denver before the end of 2015 and plans to hire up to 800 workers over the next few years.

South Carolina’s SafeRack Invests $20M in Facility Expansion

SafeRack will invest more than $20 million in an expansion of its Andrews, SC facility to support immediate and long term growth initiatives.

North Las Vegas Lands $1B Electric Vehicle Assembly Plant

Faraday Future will establish its first assembly plant for electric vehicles in the City of North Las Vegas, NV. Plans entail more than $1 billion in investment and 4,500 new jobs.

Ford To Add 2,000 Jobs, Invest $1.3B in Louisville’s Kentucky Truck Plant

Ford Motor Co. will create 2,000 jobs and invest $1.3 billion at its Kentucky Truck Plant (KTP) in Louisville to produce all-new 2017 F-Series Super Duty trucks.

Shell Chemical To Invest $717M In Louisiana Olefins Expansion

Shell Chemical LP will invest $717 million in a new linear alpha olefins manufacturing unit at the company’s Ascension Parish, LA complex.

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