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The auto giant, which already has an assembly plant in Fairfax, is leasing 830,000 square feet in a facility in the Fairfax Industrial District.


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The auto giant, which already has an assembly plant in Fairfax, is leasing 830,000 square feet in a facility in the Fairfax Industrial District.

Economic Development

Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. Economic Development articles below.


Kansas: GM Expands at Fairfax Facility in Kansas City

The auto giant, which already has an assembly plant in Fairfax, is leasing 830,000 square feet in a facility in the Fairfax Industrial District.

Louisiana: Plaquemines Parish Lands $8.5-Billion LNG Complex

Venture Global’s two liquified natural gas projects in Louisiana, a total investment of $13 billion, will make the state a leader in LNG exports.

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.

Quite Simply Hesperia, CA Works For Business

Hesperia has it all: a strategic location with great access to markets and a growing community that offers a low cost of living and a low cost of doing business.

Data Centers: Big Data Is Getting Even Bigger

Major mergers and acquisitions, new economic and regulatory policies, and strategic cloud adoption are impacting site selection decisions in the data center sector.

HARIBO Picks Wisconsin For First North American Manufacturing Facility

The German candy maker will invest $242M and employ 400 at a new facility in Pleasant Prairie, WI expected to open in 2020.

Lilly To Invest $850M In U.S. Capital Projects in 2017

The pharmaceutical giant’s significant investment in manufacturing diabetes medicines will continue with a new $85 million commitment in Indianapolis.

Brexit/NAFTA: Beginning Of The End Of Free Trade?

Business Facilities LiveXchange will feature an incisive panel discussion about the seismic changes in international trade that are looming in the wake of Brexit and the U.S. move away from free trade agreements.

Maricopa County, AZ Nation’s Fastest-Growing County In 2016

Adding 222 people per day last year, Maricopa County, AZ has replaced Harris County, TX as the county with the nation's highest annual population growth, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Monster Moto Celebrates New Louisiana Headquarters

The youth-market vehicle company invested $4M to relocate its headquarters from Dallas to Ruston, LA, where it will create 287 over the next decade.

18 Tennessee Communities To Receive Site Development Grants

The $6.2 million in grants will help communities and local organizations across the state of Tennessee prepare industrial sites for businesses.

Billy Demong To Present Business Facilities LiveXchange Keynote

Demong—five-time Olympian, 2010 Olympic Champion, and Executive Director of USA Nordic Sport —will share how the world’s greatest athletes use a business approach to guarantee success at the highest level.

GE Healthcare Expanding South Carolina MRI Plant

The $40M expansion is projected to create 100 jobs at the company’s existing MRI components production operations in Columbia, SC.

Utah: A Steady Climb For The Beehive State

It looks like 2016 gave Utah a lot to buzz about, with predictions for this year likely to follow suit on a more moderate yet positive scale.

Cosentino Group Relocating Americas HQ From Texas To Florida

The Spanish natural stone, quartz, and recycled surfacing company’s headquarters relocation will create 85 new jobs and invest more than $1 million in the Coral Gables community.

Bearing of the Green

A new study reignites the never-ending debate on the value of economic development incentives.

Logistics Company Creating Up To 257 Jobs In Indiana

Spot Freight Inc. will invest over $2M to expand in Indianapolis, and receive tax credits and training assistance grants from the state.

Agribusiness Investing $22M, Adding 100 Jobs In Indiana

Select Genetics will locate a new hatchery in Terre Haute with the help of up to $550,000 in state tax credits and training grants.

Canada Investing $32M In Clean Technology Innovation

The investments will support Canadian-based technologies and create opportunities for businesses to grow and contribute to clean economic growth.

Atarfil Will Invest Over $5M In Virginia

The Spain-based company will establish its first U.S. manufacturing and distribution facility in the City of Suffolk, VA.

Regional Cities Initiative To Increase Innovation In Northeast Indiana

Steuben County’s new Enterprise Center will house traditional co-working space for small businesses and growing firms, as well as a dedicated industrial training facility with welding and CNC machinery training equipment.

Women Not Optimistic About Achieving Gender Equality

Nearly two thirds of women view gaining equality and inclusivity in the workplace as a vital first step in achieving gender equality, finds a global survey marking International Women’s Day.

84 Lumber Creating 100 Jobs In Frederick County, VA

The buildings materials supplier will invest nearly $4 million in its first Virginia manufacturing operation, thanks in part to the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

Infographic: Louisiana’s SoLA Super Region

The New Orleans and Baton Rouge metro areas, and the four parishes of the Bayou Region have banded together to form what they tout as an economic juggernaut — the 23-parish SoLA Super Region.

Fort Myers Lands 600 New Jobs

Gartner, Inc. will invest more than $21M to expand its Lee County, FL IT research and advisory operations with the help of Florida's Quick Response Training program.

Fukoku America Expanding South Carolina Operations

Rubber and plastic automotive products company is investing $13.9 million in its existing Laurens County, SC manufacturing plant.

Japan-Based Auto Supplier Creating 200 Jobs In Indiana

NTK Precision Axle Corporation will invest more than $100M in a new manufacturing facility in Madison County, IN.

Eurofins Adding 350 Jobs In Pennsylvania

The company will invest $59 million in the Lancaster County expansion project, which includes construction of a new facility and purchasing new state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation and equipment.

Golden Dragon Copper Adding 40 Jobs In West Alabama

The worldwide supplier of precision copper products currently employs 300 workers at its first U.S. manufacturing facility, established in Wilcox County in 2014.

Virginia Lands 100 New Manufacturing Jobs

Munters Corp. will invest $2.5 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Buena Vista, VA with support from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

Top 5 Reasons To Attend Business Facilities LiveXchange

If your company has plans to expand or relocate — now or in the future — don't miss this year's Business Facilities LiveXchange in Park City, UT.

LG Electronics Building New Manufacturing Plant In Tennessee

The home appliance manufacturer will invest $250 million, create 600 new jobs in Clarksville, TN at its first U.S. washing machine manufacturing operation.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Bob Buckhorn, Mayor, Tampa, FL

Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of Tampa, FL, discusses his city’s fast-growing job market, highly-ranked business tax structure, infrastructure improvements, and efforts to become a leader in STEM-oriented manufacturing.

High-Tech Greenhouse Creating 140 Jobs In Kentucky

Hydroponics startup AppHarvest will grow produce above ground with a $50 million investment in a reclaimed mine site in Eastern Kentucky's Pike County.

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