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The Lone Star State reaffirms its dominance as the most dynamic state economy in the U.S., an energy and exports powerhouse with a seemingly boundless potential for growth.


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The Lone Star State reaffirms its dominance as the most dynamic state economy in the U.S., an energy and exports powerhouse with a seemingly boundless potential for growth.

Manufacturing

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


State of the Year: Texas

The Lone Star State reaffirms its dominance as the most dynamic state economy in the U.S., an energy and exports powerhouse with a seemingly boundless potential for growth.

Global Wire, Cable Manufacturing Company Growing In Indiana

General Cable Corporation will invest more than $18M to expand its operations in Grant County, IN with help from state tax credits and infrastructure assistance.

Auto Glass Manufacturer Investing $7.5M In Kentucky

Pilkington North America will upgrade its Versailles, KY auto glass plant with new technology and machinery.

Hardware Maker To Open New Distribution Facility In Kansas

Spectrum Brands HHI will employ 315 workers at its new 927,112-square-foot facility at Logistics Park Kansas City.  

Manufacturing: Technology, Automation Drive Global Change

Malaysia retains its position as the most attractive manufacturing market, according to new Cushman & Wakefield analysis.

North America’s First Electric School Bus Unveiled In Palo Alto

The Canadian manufacturer of the eLion, the first Type C electric school bus made in North America, plans to locate a new manufacturing facility in California.

Diana Food Investing $50M In Georgia

The new food processing, manufacturing and R&D facility will create more than 80 new jobs in Banks County, GA.

U.S. Auto Parts Manufacturing Jobs Up

The largest industry employer of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. has grown nearly 19 percent since 2012, according to a new economic impact study.

Dulles Glass And Mirror Expanding In Virginia

The company will invest $7.5M to expand its corporate headquarters, R&D, manufacturing and warehouse operations in Prince William County.

Manufacturers Expect Near-Sourcing To Increase

According to new research from LMA Consulting, 70% of manufacturing executives say near-sourcing will increase within the next five years.

Sonoco Creating 595 Jobs in Georgia

The packaging company will invest $20M to create a new packaging center in Fulton County, GA.

Toyota Plans $600M Investment, 400 New Jobs in Indiana

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation will offer TMMI training grants to reimburse up to 50 percent of the company’s eligible workforce training costs over a two-year period.

Kayser Automotive Adding 100 Jobs In Western Kentucky

The $26M project was made possible by a complex economic development deal involving candle manufacturer MVP Group moving its operations from Fulton to Mayfield.

The Rockport Group Moves Global Corporate HQ

The shoe manufacturer will occupy a new 70,000-square-foot office space in Newton, MA, just outside of Boston.

Amcor Investing $40M In Ohio Expansion

Amcor Rigid Plastics will expand its bottle manufacturing operations in Bellevue, OH with help from a JobsOhio economic development grant.

The Linde Group Investing $40M In Georgia Plant

The manufacturer and supplier of industrial gases will create 35 jobs at a new air separation plant in Adel, Cook County.

Alabama Auto Production Hit Record High In 2016

Alabama’s auto production climbed to a new record high in 2016, as workers at the state’s three auto assembly plants kept up a brisk pace of building SUVs, pickups and sedans for markets around the world.

Mississippi Lands Business Facilities’ 2016 Deal Of The Year

The $1.45 billion Continental Tire plant in Clinton, MS wins the magazine’s Gold Award for Economic Development Deal of the Year.

Indiana RV Manufacturer Expanding In LaGrange County

Forest River will invest $6.7M to expand into three facilities totaling 450,000 square feet, creating up to 425 new jobs by 2019.

Texas Named Business Facilities’ State Of The Year

The Lone Star State wins BF's top annual honor for the third time.

Jones Plastic and Engineering Expanding In Tennessee

The plastic injection mold manufacturer will invest $4.5 million and create 52 new jobs in Camden, TN.

Canatal Steel USA Investing $1.5M In Virginia Expansion

The Canada-based company's manufacturing expansion will bring 38 new lobs to Botetourt County, VA with support from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

Sparks Custom Fabrication Expanding In Tennessee

The foodservice equipment manufacturer will create approximately 140 jobs in Adamsville, TN during the next five years.

Steel Manufacturer Expanding At Port Of Indiana

Ratner Steel Supply is investing $8.83M to double the size of its operations at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor in Portage, creating up to 37 new jobs by 2019.

Tax Credits Help New Jersey Manufacturers Create Jobs

Three manufacturing projects expected to create a total of 390 jobs have been approved to receive tax credits under the Grow New Jersey Program.

Sports Apparel Maker Chooses North Carolina For First Plant Outside Asia

Taiwan-based Everest Textile Co. will invest $18.5 million in a new manufacturing plant in Forest City, NC, creating 610 jobs.

FEUER Powertrain Open For Business In Mississippi

The crankshaft manufacturer’s first U.S. manufacturing operations, located in Robinsonville, MS, represent a $140 million corporate investment and 300 new jobs.

American Marksman Expanding In Missouri

The ammunition manufacturer and distributor is expanding in the Kansas City region, creating 65 advanced manufacturing jobs with the help of an incentive package from the Missouri DED.

Leclerc Foods Locating U.S. HQ In Tennessee

The food manufacturer will create 105 jobs with a $49 million investment in its second Kingsport, TN facility that will also include manufacturing and warehousing/distribution space. 

Louisiana: Business As Usual In The Bayou

No matter what Mother Nature throws at Louisiana, the Pelican State knows how to stay on its feet and keep its momentum moving onward and upward.

The Art of the Deal

President-elect Trump blocks some layoffs in Indy with a lay-up of a negotiation.

Alstom Transportation To Create 200 Jobs In Upstate New York

The major expansion of the train manufacturer’s Steuben County operations is supported by $30 million from New York’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative.

Boat Seat Manufacturer Growing In Tennessee

The Wise Company, Inc. will expand its Hardin County, TN production and warehouse space, adding 74 new jobs.

Lucid Motors Chooses Arizona For Electric Car Manufacturing

The facility will bring over 2,000 projected new jobs and more than $700 million in capital investment to Casa Grande, AZ by 2022.

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