rural development

Resource pages for "rural development"-related posts for economic development professionals, corporate site selectors and site consultants.


Greif Greenville County, SC

Sustainable Manufacturers Invest $24.5M In South Carolina Growth

Greif will invest $13 million over the next five years to expand in Greenville County; Aerofoam USA is establishing a $11.5 million operation in Abbeville County. 
OMS Fayette Alabama

O’Neal Manufacturing Services To Invest $5.5M In Northwest Alabama

Carbon steel and aluminum parts maker OMS will create 70 jobs in Fayette, while Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. will add 76 jobs In Birmingham.
North Central Florida

North Central Florida: Low Cost, High Opportunity

With robust infrastructure and a talented workforce, North Central Florida offers attractive prospects for new and expanding businesses.
Virginia business

Business Diversity Abounds In Virginia

A solid education system, infrastructure investments, a strong workforce, and resilient business climate are just some of the many reasons why more and more companies choose to call Virginia home.
Tractor Supply store Maumelle, Arkansas distribution center

Tractor Supply Investing $100M In New Arkansas Distribution Center

The company's 10th distribution center will create more than 450 new full-time jobs by the end of 2023 and service about 250 Tractor Supply stores.
Amazon logistics

Amazon Plans To Hire 125,000 Employees Across America

Amazon will add the new fulfillment and transportation positions to the 40,000 corporate and technology jobs announced earlier this month.
Eric Voyles, Executive Vice President & Chief Economic Development Officer, TexAmericas Center

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Eric Voyles, TexAmericas Center

Eric Voyles, Executive Vice President & Chief Economic Development Officer, TexAmericas Center, discusses military site remediation, impact of COVID-19 on development, and low-cost, reliable electricity.
Mississippi

Mississippi: Delta Fiber Expands Broadband Service

With matching funds from the Federal Cares Act, Mississippi is undertaking a $65-million installation of broadband service in rural areas.
Shintech, Louisiana

Louisiana: Shintech Invests $1.3 Billion In Plastics Expansion

Shintech, the world’s top producer of polyvinyl chloride resins, will grow manufacturing and packaging facilities at its Iberville/West Baton Rouge complex.
Southern Ohio

$3.8M Investment To Bring Last-Mile Internet Service To Southern Ohio

In collaboration with state and local economic developers, Southern Ohio Communication Services will provide high-speed Internet service to 1,300 residential and business customers.
McEwen, TN

Accurate Energetic Systems Investing $9.7M In Tennessee Expansion

AES will modernize and expand its operations at its 1,300-acre site in McEwen, TN, resulting in 80 new jobs.
FCCC Cherokee County, SC

Freightliner Custom Chassis Expanding In South Carolina

The vehicle chassis manufacturer will invest more than $13.9 million and create 193 new jobs in Cherokee County, SC.
Hohenwald, TN

HCTec Creating More Than 100 Jobs In Tennessee

The healthcare IT workforce service company will invest more than $500,000 in an expansion of its Hohenwald, TN operations.
Love’s Milan, Gibson County, TN

Love’s Investing $8.8M In New Tennessee Facility

The 200,000-square-foot tire retread and distribution facility in Milan will be largest of its kind for Love’s, and will create up to 80 jobs.
Site Development Grant

Tennessee Awards Nine New Site Development Grants

The grants, totaling more than $1.3 million, will help communities prepare industrial sites for economic development projects and achieve Select Tennessee site certification.
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. 
Site Development Grant

13 Tennessee Communities To Receive Site Development Grants

The grants, totaling more than $5 million, will help rural communities overcome barriers to achieve Select Tennessee site certification.
Campbell County

BMT Manufacturing Creating 148 Jobs In Tennessee

The trailer manufacturer will invest a total of $3.7 million in Campbell County, with new operations in Jellico and an expansion of its current operations in Jacksboro. 
Lexington, TN

Automotive Supplier Investing $10.8M In Tennessee Expansion

Adient will expand its automotive seating plant in Lexington, TN, creating approximately 200 new jobs.
JDS Technologies Winfield, TN

Rubber And Plastics Manufacturer Expanding In Tennessee

Over the next five years, JDS Technologies, Inc. will invest $2.2 million and create approximately 110 new jobs in Winfield, TN.

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.