Foreign Investment

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Spotit North Carolina

Spotit Picks North Carolina State University For First U.S. Location

Cybersecurity provider Spotit will create more than 100 jobs over the next five years on North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh.
2021 Economic Development Deal of the Year

2021 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Silver Award

Samsung is coming back to central Texas to build a semiconductor manufacturing facility and invest $17 billion in the project, the largest-ever foreign investment in the state.
2021 Economic Development Deal of the Year

2021 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Bronze Award

KORE Power chose the growing city of Buckeye, AZ for its next lithium-ion battery storage manufacturing facility. The deal will create about 3,000 new advanced manufacturing jobs in the Phoenix suburb.
Costa Rica

Bayer To Invest $200M In Pharmaceutical Plant In Costa Rica

For Bayer, Costa Rica offers an excellent and strategic location, paired with qualified talent, sustainability policies, and the conditions necessary for private investment.
Amazon Costa Rica

Amazon Bringing 2,000 New Jobs To Costa Rica

The decision will increase Amazon's total employment in Costa Rica to 9,500, making the company the country's largest employer in the services sector.
Opelika, AL

South Korean Auto Supplier Picks Alabama For First U.S. Facility

Yongsan Automotive USA will invest more than $5.5 million to open a manufacturing facility in Opelika, AL that will employ 150 workers after three years.
Dayton, TN

STULZ Air Technology Systems Creating 250 Jobs In Tennessee

The global manufacturer will invest $2 million to establish a new manufacturing plant in Dayton, TN. 
Richland County, SC

Miwon Specialty Chemical Locating Manufacturing Facility In South Carolina

The South Korean company will invest $19.5 million in its new Richland County production operations, creating 25 new jobs in the process.
Terre Haute, IN

Indiana Lands German Pet Food Manufacturer’s First U.S. Facility

By 2024, Saturn Petcare will invest more than $38 million and create up to 200 new jobs at its first U.S. facility in Terre Haute, IN. 

Nichiha Corp Investing $120M In Georgia Expansion

The Japan-based manufacturer of fiber cement products will create more than 70 jobs with the expansion of its Macon-Bibb County facility. 
Mount Pleasant

Smalticeram USA Investing $4M In New Tennessee Operations

The ceramics supplier will create 26 new jobs in Cherry Glen Industrial Park, a Select Tennessee Certified Site in Mount Pleasant.
Ecomelida Orangeburg SC

Ecomelida Picks South Carolina For First North American Plant

The importer and recycler of waste paper and plastic will invest $52 million its first North American operations, creating 200 jobs in Orangeburg, SC.
Wisconsin Foxconn

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Gold Award

Wisconsin lands a foreign direct investment bonanza that promises to create 13,000 new jobs over the next five years at a new 20-million-square-foot LCD panel plant.
Fulton County GA

VanRiet Material Handling Systems Opening First U.S. Location In Georgia

The Dutch manufacturer of automated transport and sorting solutions will create more than 70 jobs in Fulton County, GA.
Ludo Fact Lafayette, IN

German Manufacturer Growing Indiana Board Game, Puzzle Production

Ludo Fact will invest $13 million to expand its operations in Lafayette, IN, creating up to 75 new jobs by 2021.
Evansville Indiana

Indiana Lands Israeli Plastics Supplier’s First U.S. Production Facility

Polyram Group, a producer of raw materials for the plastics industry, will locate its first U.S. production facility in Evansville, IN with plans to create more than 50 new jobs by 2022.
Foreign Investment

Foreign Investment In U.S. Real Estate Rising

China was the top country of origin in both buying and selling commercial real estate in 2016, and Florida was the top destination of choice for international clients.
China Jushi fiberglass

China Jushi Creating 400 Jobs In South Carolina

The company will invest $300 million in its first U.S. fiberglass manufacturing facility at Pineview Industrial Park in Columbia, SC.
Foreign Investment Drives Record U.S. Real Estate Volumes.

Foreign Investment Drives Record U.S. Commercial Real Estate Volumes

Volatility in global markets is not expected to deter foreign investment; industrial sector sees record levels, according to JLL.
Foreign Real Estate Investors Plan Continued U.S. Investment in 2016.

Foreign Real Estate Investors Plan Continued U.S. Investment in 2016

Despite concerns about the impact of higher interest rates, 64% of respondents to a survey taken among the members of the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) say they expect to increase their investment in U.S. real estate in 2016.

Rankings & Awards

Business Facilities magazine

Great News! 2022 Deal Of The Year Deadline Extended

Submissions for Business Facilities’ 2022 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards will now be accepted until Thursday, December 1, 2022. Winners will be featured in the January/February 2023 issue of Business Facilities.
September / October 2022 Issue

September / October 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 5)

Business Facilities' September / October 2022 issue takes a look at sites for advanced manufacturing and finding tech talent. Plus, cybersecurity, semiconductors, and more.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

[VIDEO] Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

The region has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation and is just a short drive away from major mid-Atlantic cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.