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Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s largest power provider, is a major driver of regional economic development, helping to create a favorable business climate that fuels growth.


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Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s largest power provider, is a major driver of regional economic development, helping to create a favorable business climate that fuels growth.

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A Powerhouse For Growth In South Carolina

Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s largest power provider, is a major driver of regional economic development, helping to create a favorable business climate that fuels growth.

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Great Lakes Cheese Investing $185M In Texas Expansion

Cheese manufacturing and packaging company Great Lakes Cheese is expanding with a state-of-the-art packaging facility that will create more than 500 jobs in Abilene, TX.

LG Electronics Investing Additional $20.5M In Tennessee

Home appliance manufacturer LG Electronics will add another shift, creating 334 jobs and bringing total employment at its Clarksville, TN operations to about 1,000.

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German auto parts manufacturer STS Group AG will create 120 jobs and invest $39 million in its new manufacturing facility in Wythe County, VA.

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The expansion of Lineage Logistics' Port of New Orleans cold-storage facility will create 50 new jobs and support the state's $1.6 billion poultry industry.

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Skipcart, Matthews International and SafeRide Health will create a total of more than 250 new jobs in the region.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Creating 150 High Tech Jobs In Ireland

Building on its long term commitment to the country, new jobs will be in the fields of R&D, cyber security, software development and cloud consulting.

Edmonton, Alberta: On The Short List For Global Players

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North Carolina: One-Stop Shop For Food Industry

When it comes to the entire food chain—from agriculture to agribusiness to food and beverage manufacturing—North Carolina is second to none.

Robinhood To Create Nearly 400 Jobs In North Carolina

California-based financial services firm Robinhood will invest $11.7 million in a new customer experience and account operations center in Charlotte, NC.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Ryan Combs, Research Triangle Regional Partnership

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Intel Investing $20B In Arizona Semiconductor Manufacturing Expansion

The Intel expansion project — the largest private investment in state history — includes the construction of two new semiconductor fabrication facilities and will create 3,000 high-tech, high-wage jobs.

$2.5B Development Plan Launched At Philadelphia Navy Yard

Upon completion of the $400M phase one, PIDC and Ensemble/Mosaic will have created one million square feet of life sciences space.

Newacme Investing $1.5M In Delaware Warehouse, Distribution Center

West Coast consumer goods distributor Newacme LLC is expanding its operations to New Castle, DE and adding 34 new jobs.

Royal Canin To Invest $200M In Tennessee Expansion

Science-based pet health nutrition company Royal Canin will create more than 90 new jobs in Lebanon, TN as it expands its cat and dog food product lines.

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.

Alliance RV Plans 650 New Jobs In Indiana

Luxury RV manufacturer Alliance RV will invest more than $33 million to grow its state-of-the-art manufacturing campus in Elkhart, IN.

Tech Companies Will Maintain Or Increase Remote Workforce In 2021

COVID-19 forced businesses to create a remote workforce, and the change may be permanent, according to a new report from Velocity Global.  

CoStar Group Expanding In Virginia

Commercial real estate information provider CoStar Group will employ more than 200 staffers at its new space in Richmond, VA.

NTT DATA To Establish Digital Innovation Center In Tennessee

NTT DATA’s new Nashville location will create 350 jobs, and be an innovation center focused on attracting, developing and retaining top talent.

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As more companies put their business activities on the cloud, data centers with the potential for scalability and proximity to cloud “on ramps” are better poised to compete, according to CBRE’s latest report.

MDC Precision Bringing 90 Jobs, FERA Relocating To Texas

MDC Precision will invest $4.45 million in new operations in Pflugerville; FERA Diagnostics and Biologicals will move from New York to College Station, TX.

50-Acre Space Campus May Take Off In Louisiana

The proposed Louisiana Space Campus business park at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans would support space and federal missions.

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