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Detroit’s iconic Michigan Central Station will be restored to greatness as the centerpiece of Ford’s new 1.2 million-square-foot Corktown campus and mobility hub.


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Detroit’s iconic Michigan Central Station will be restored to greatness as the centerpiece of Ford’s new 1.2 million-square-foot Corktown campus and mobility hub.

Employment

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


2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

Detroit’s iconic Michigan Central Station will be restored to greatness as the centerpiece of Ford’s new 1.2 million-square-foot Corktown campus and mobility hub.

Fedex Logistics Moving HQ To Downtown Memphis

The global logistics solutions company will continue to grow in Shelby County, investing $44 million and creating 689 jobs. 

2018 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Silver Award

A partnership between Japanese auto giants Mazda and Toyota brings a $1.6-billion automotive assembly plant to the Huntsville, AL region.

Dollar Tree Will Invest $130M In New Texas Distribution Center

The operator of discount variety stores plans to create more than 300 new jobs for the Rosenberg, TX and surrounding communities.

Accenture Opens Flagship Innovation Hub In San Francisco

The professional services company will add 500 employees to its Bay Area workforce by the end of 2020. 

Generac Power Systems Opens Wisconsin Distribution Center

The new 490,000-square-foot Janesville, WI distribution center will employ 80 people, and help expand the company's shipping capabilities.

This Just In: New England Will Win Super Bowl LIII

RiseSmart's unemployment rate-based Big Game Predictor has picked the Super Bowl winner with 74 percent accuracy. Boston's rate is lower. Sorry LA.

KanPak U.S. Opens New Warehouse In Kansas

The 202,800-square-foot Arkansas City facility will serve customers such as Chick-fil-A and Whataburger, among others.

Woman-Founded Software Company Chooses Indiana For Expansion

MomentPath will expand its operations in Carmel, IN, hiring up to 50 new employees by 2022.

Government Shutdown Negatively Impacted Nearly One In Five Business Owners

A new survey from Paychex found 19 percent of business owners said the government shutdown had a negative impact on their business outlook, 68 percent said they were unaffected, and 13 percent reported a positive impact.

Communications Software Scaleup Chooses Indiana As HQ

Kerauno has selected Indianapolis as its official headquarters and plans to increase its Indiana workforce to 140 by 2022.

Smyth County Machine Investing $2.1M In Virginia

The machining and fabrication company will add equipment, expand its product line and create 35 new manufacturing jobs in Smyth County.

Blackboard Inc. Moving Global Headquarters To Northern Virginia

The new location will combine the company's existing DC and Reston offices into a new modern office in the heart of Northern Virginia's tech corridor.

Catalent To Add 200 New Jobs In Indiana

The company will invest over $100 million to expand its biologics manufacturing operations in Bloomington, IN.

Amazon HQ2 Sites Share BF’s 2018 Deal Of The Year Award

New York and Virginia, which each got selected to host Amazon’s HQ2 mega-project, are co-winners of the Gold Award in our 2018 contest.

Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year

The Commonwealth secures BF's top annual honor with a diversified and successful high-tech growth strategy.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Andrew Deye, JobsOhio

Andrew Deye, Managing Director, JobsOhio, discusses Ohio's strategy to become a top U.S. destination for foreign direct investment.

Spirit AeroSystems Expands Again In Kansas

A year after announcing investment plans at its Wichita, KS site, Spirit AeroSystems has announced new plans to hire an additional 1,400 employees.

Indigo Ag Establishing North American HQ In Tennessee

The agricultural technology company will invest $6.6 million and create approximately 700 jobs at its new Memphis headquarters over the next three years.

Park Aerospace Plans $19M Expansion In Kansas

The expansion will allow the company to double its number of employees in Newton, KS from 73 to 146 in the next five years.

Advanced Plating Creating 200 New Jobs In Tennessee

The electroplating manufacturer will invest approximately $4 million to establish a new facility in Portland, TN.

Execs Concerned About U.S. Economy, Confident In Own Companies

Executives are taking a more tempered view of revenue and profit growth, but maintain fairly broad optimism about business expansion, according to AICPA survey.

Alliance Steel Creating Up To 130 Jobs In Northwest Indiana

The Illinois-based steel company is investing nearly $20 million to move to Gary, IN.

The PGA Of America Relocating HQ To Texas

The Professional Golfers’ Association of America's headquarters relocation will bring $30 million in capital investment and a minimum of 100 new jobs to Frisco, TX.

Illinois: Renewing The Midwest

Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) is attracting a number of renewable energy companies looking to reap the benefits of the legislation.

Portobello America Chooses Tennessee For First U.S. Production Facility

The Brazil-based ceramic tile manufacturer will invest about $150 million and create 220 jobs in Baxter, TN. 

McKesson Moving Global Headquarters To Texas

Moving its corporate headquarters from San Francisco to Las Colinas supports the company’s multi-year strategic growth initiative.

Suuchi To Create 400 Advanced Manufacturing Jobs In New Jersey

The woman-owned technology and supply chain startup will remain and grow at Kearny Point with help from up to $37 million in Grow NJ tax credits over 10 years.

Sundaram-Clayton Limited Investing $40M In South Carolina Expansion

The Indian manufacturer and supplier of aluminum cast products will create 100 new jobs at its Dorchester County operations.

SK innovation Will Invest $1.67B In Georgia

In the largest single investment and job-creating project in Georgia’s history, the South Korean lithium-ion battery maker will create 2,000 jobs in Jackson County.

Cascades To Invest $58M In North Carolina

The green packaging and tissue manufacturer will create 66 new jobs to operate new, modernized equipment at its Wagram, NC plant.

Caymas Boats Investing $30M In Tennessee

During the next five years, the boat manufacturer will create an estimated 280 jobs in Ashland City, TN.

Infosys To Create 1,200 Jobs In Australia

The company will open three Innovation Hubs and create new skilled jobs for graduates and professionals by 2020.

NomNomNow Creating 181 Jobs In Tennessee

The fresh pet food producer and distributer will invest $1.7 million to locate a new production facility in Nashville, TN. 

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