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A business-friendly environment and a can-do cooperative spirit smooth the way for relocating companies and for those who are planning new facilities or expansions in Mississippi.


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A business-friendly environment and a can-do cooperative spirit smooth the way for relocating companies and for those who are planning new facilities or expansions in Mississippi.

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


Mississippi Has The Winning Formula

A business-friendly environment and a can-do cooperative spirit smooth the way for relocating companies and for those who are planning new facilities or expansions in Mississippi.

Infosys Plans Open Technology And Innovation Hub In Texas

The company will open a Technology and Innovation Hub focused on the telecommunications, retail and banking sectors in Richardson, TX and hire 500 workers in the state by 2020. 

A Tale Of Two Cities: Amazon Picks NYC, Northern Virginia For New HQ

After an epic site selection process, Amazon will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across two new headquarters. Plus, Nashville lands 5,000 jobs.

Specialty Chemical Maker Investing $17M In Michigan

Pacific Industrial Development Corp. will expand its Pittsfield Township, MI operations and create 50 high-tech jobs with help from a performance-based grant.

Miller Industries Expansion Creates 175 Jobs In Tennessee

Over a five-year period, the towing equipment manufacturer has made a significant investment to expand its operations in Ooltewah, TN.

2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year Deadline Extended

The deadline for submissions for Business Facilities' 2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year has been extended to November 20, 2018.

KLA-Tencor Investing $70M In Michigan

The new research and development facility will create up to 500 new jobs in Ann Arbor, MI.

Mississippi Plays To Win

From auto to aero and every sector in-between, companies of all sizes and backgrounds are achieving success with a Mississippi location.

Salesforce Creating 600 Jobs In Georgia

The enterprise software company will invest $12.25 million to expand its regional headquarters in Atlanta's Buckhead district.

Wyoming: Microsoft Expansion Of Cheyenne Data Center Underway

The $200-million project, announced in 2015, was not needed until this year due to improved server efficiency.

Sweetwater To Create 1,000+ New Jobs In Northeast Indiana

The online retailer of music instruments and audio gear will invest more than $76.4 million to expand its 163-acre Fort Wayne headquarters campus.

Greater Houston: Greater Growth On The Texas Gulf Coast

Port Houston’s Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #84) is one of the busiest in the nation.

Making A Splash In South Louisiana

The southern parishes of the Pelican State have got the secret sauce for success, matching a solid track record of growth with a unique quality of life.

Serta Simmons Bedding Opens Washington Manufacturing Plant

The new plant in Seattle, WA expands the company’s regional presence as part of $100 million manufacturing investment.

Microsoft Creating 200 New Jobs In Ireland

The expansion of Microsoft's team at its Dublin campus will help drive innovation and accelerated adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning for customers globally.

Overstock.com Picks Kansas City For New Distribution Center

The online retailer will create more than 100 jobs at its new 517,000-square-foot operation in Kansas City, KS.

South Carolina Governor Presented With 2017 State Of The Year Award

The Palmetto State earned Business Facilities' annual award by doubling down on its solid manufacturing base while diversifying into new growth sectors.

Continental Motors Investing $75 Million In Alabama Factory

The company's “Blue Marlin” project will transform its aircraft-engine manufacturing operations at the Mobile Aeroplex into an advanced manufacturing facility.

CVS Health Opens Retail Distribution Center In Missouri

The new facility in the Skyport Industrial Park will create more than 360 new jobs across the Kansas City, MO region.

New England’s Regional Defense Industry Collaboration

The new organization, funded with a $1.5-million grant from the department of defense, will coordinate the growth of defense-related business across the six-state region.

TCS Expands In Colorado, Adds 120 Employees In Denver

Tata Consultancy Services' new Denver office will increase its employee headcount and bring STEM and computational thinking programs to the state to help the local economy.

Michigan: Strong Partnerships, Stronger Growth

Michigan’s economic development team is working with more than 100 inter-local and corporate partners to develop growth strategies.

Startups: Knowledge-Based Heart Of Canada

Fredericton, Canada has developed an entrepreneurial hub that is a one-stop shop where startups can access a variety of programs to spur new businesses.

Press Glass Creating 212 New Jobs In Virginia

The Poland-based flat glass processor will invest $43.55 million in a manufacturing operation in Henry County’s Commonwealth Crossing Industrial Park.

Will A Skilled Workers Shortage Impede Manufacturing Innovation?

Workforce investments, not downsizing, are manufacturers' priority as plans for automation increase, according to new L.E.K. Consulting survey.

Speyside Bourbon Cooperage Creating 160 Jobs In Virginia

The company will invest $35 million and create 160 new jobs at a new bourbon barrel cooperage in Smyth County and a new stave mill facility in Washington County.

Business Facilities’ 2018 Metro Rankings Report

Business Facilities' 2018 Metro Rankings Report takes a look at the hot topics in economic development on the city level, including solar energy, job growth, economic growth potential, diversity, and more.

Schuff Steel Launching South Carolina Operations

The steel construction services provider will invest $9 million and create more than 180 new jobs in York County, SC. 

Teva Pharmaceuticals Moving U.S. Headquarters To New Jersey

The Israel-based global pharmaceutical company will transfer and create more than 800 jobs to Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ with help from state tax credits.

Kroger Investing $17M In Northern Kentucky Distribution Center

The food retailer will increase production at the Florence, KY location and create 250 new jobs in the region.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Paul Helton, LED FastStart

Paul Helton, Executive Director, LED FastStart, discusses the recruitment, training and support services at the heart of one of the nation's top workforce development programs.

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. 

Big River Steel Expanding Arkansas Flex Mill

The company's $1.2 billion investment will double capacity of technology-based steel mill and recycling facility in Osceola, AR.

Sanofi Opening Global R&D Operations Hub In China

The $76 million investment in Chengdu, Sichuan province confirms China as the third pillar of Sanofi Global Clinical Sciences and Operations, joining facilities in France and the U.S.

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Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.

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Doing Business in Greater Richmond, Virginia

Home to the headquarters of 10 Fortune 1000 companies and more with major divisional headquarters or operations, the Richmond Region has the talent required to meet any company’s needs at a fraction of the cost. Learn more at www.grpva.com.