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The need for workers is still on the rise, despite slow growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector, according to a new report from Aerotek.


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The need for workers is still on the rise, despite slow growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector, according to a new report from Aerotek.

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.


Demand For Manufacturing Talent Still Strong

The need for workers is still on the rise, despite slow growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector, according to a new report from Aerotek.

Kansas: Amazon Picks Kansas City for Fulfillment Center

The Sunflower State Fulfillment Center, which will create 1,000 jobs, is the second large distribution facility the tech giant has placed in KS this year.

California Lands Automotive Supplier’s First West Coast Plant

DRÄXLMAIER will invest $24 million and create 300 new jobs at its new Livermore, CA manufacturing plant.

Utility Vehicle, Lawn Mower Maker Growing In Arkansas

Intimidator Inc. is expanding its manufacturing operations in Batesville, AR, investing $12 million and creating 400 new jobs.

UniFirst Investing $12M In Owensboro, KY Expansion

The uniform and textile services provider is growing with help from state tax incentives and workforce development programs.

Open Borders

Seattle and Vancouver ponder the creation of a Cascadia Innovation Corridor that would span the U.S.-Canada border.

Broadcast Equipment Supplier Adding 100 Jobs In Southwest Indiana

Electronics Research Inc. is expanding in the Town of Chandler, IN, thanks in part to tax credits and training grants from the state.

Automotive Supplier Growing In Wisconsin

Toledo Molding & Die will invest $14 million and bring 118 new jobs to Beloit, WI with the help of up to $750,000 in tax credits.

Thermoplastic Pipe Manufacturer Expanding In Missouri

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. is building its 62nd manufacturing facility in Harrisville, MO thanks in large part to the Missouri Department of Transportation’s alternative pipe policies.

Kentucky: Biotechnology Sector Is Surging In Lexington

A $1.8 million specialized biotech startup and a $10 million expansion of Coldstream Labs’ pharmaceutical plant are the most recent additions to Lexington’s growing biotech cluster.

Medical Tech Company Adding Over 100 Jobs In New York

Hill-Rom Holdings is eligible for more than $13 million in potential grants and incentives for its growth in Skaneateles Falls, NY.

California-Based Logistics Company Picks Indiana

Avept will invest $6.32M and create 118 jobs at its new Brownsburg, IN distribution center.

Automotive Supplier To Add 134 Jobs In Kentucky

Yokohama will invest $5.2 million in new equipment to increase production at its Versailles, KY facility.

Five Below To Expand, Relocate National HQ In Philadelphia

The specialty retailer will invest $10.5 million and create 154 new jobs at its new headquarters facility.

HDT Global Plans $4.2M Alabama Expansion

The military, government and commercial engineered products maker will create 123 jobs with the expansion of its Huntsville, AL manufacturing operations.

Illinois: Unveiling the Future of Digital Design and Manufacturing

Chicago’s new National Innovation Institute, built with $70 million in federal funding, is paving the way for the advanced manufacturing breakthroughs of the 21st century.

Ebuys Opening Tennessee Distribution Center

The online shoe retailer will invest $38 million and create approximately 160 new jobs in La Vergne, TN.

Venyu Solutions Opens Tier III Data Center In Shreveport

Following $20 million capital investment, historic former department store becomes Louisiana’s first Tier III data center.

Energy Efficiency: California Regains Top Spot, Ties With Massachusetts

ACEEE’s 10th Anniversary Energy Efficiency Scorecard shows VT, RI, CT, NY rounding out top 5; MO, ME, and MI are three Most Improved States.

Facebook Locates Latest Data Center In New Mexico

The Los Lunas data center will be one of the most advanced and energy-efficient data centers in the world.

Technology Startup Capstak Opens Nevada HQ

Capstak co-founders considered both national and global markets to headquarter the company, but decided Reno was the most strategic fit.

Call For Entries: 2016 Economic Development Deal of the Year

Submissions for Business Facilities' 2016 Economic Development Deal of the Year are now being accepted.

Hotwire Communications Relocates HQ To Florida

The telecommunications company’s headquarters relocation will create 375 new jobs in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Arizona is Growing by Leaps and Bounds

With its population growing at twice the national rate, Arizona’s growth strategy includes generous incentives, job-training assistance, valued R&D assets and energy conservation.

WeddingWire To Expand, Create 200 New Jobs in Maryland

The growing wedding and event company plans to extend its corporate headquarters in Montgomery County, MD.

zulily Expands Again In Columbus Region

The online retailer will create more than 50 jobs at its newly opened operation in Gahanna, OH.

Growth Pilgrims: Drop Anchor For Opportunity In New England

With leading research institutions, a sought-after talent pool and a supportive network of innovators and co-location facilities, New England has made itself an attractive location for the advanced manufacturing sector.

Defense Innovation Unit Experimental Comes To Austin

DIUx will connect the Department of Defense with hundreds of private sector firms to enhance the technological capabilities of the U.S. military while growing innovative enterprises in Texas.

Top 10 Tech Trends For 2017

Top 10 Tech Trends For 2017 The technology sector is still the United States’ leading industry for real estate expansion and employment growth, according to JLL.

Hendricks County, IN Lands New Fulfillment Center

VMInnovations, a Nebraska-based e-commerce company, will create 75 new jobs at the fulfillment center by 2021.

Honeywell Will Create Over 800 Jobs In Atlanta

Honeywell’s new Georgia operation will serve as a development center for software and technologies ranging across the company’s strategic business groups.

Little Caesars Building Detroit’s First New HQ In Over A Decade

Construction is underway on a $150 million expansion to the pizza company’s World Headquarters Campus in the heart of The District Detroit.

Kohl’s To Create 300 Jobs At New Indiana Distribution Center

The national retailer is joining the state's logistics industry with a new e-commerce distribution center in Plainfield, IN.

Grow NJ Tax Credits Approved For Manufacturing, Tech, Finance Companies

The approved projects are expected to result in the creation of 900 new jobs and more than $27 million in investment in New Jersey in key industry sectors.

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