MI: Fuyao Automotive to Invest $15.3M for 102-Job Orion Township Expansion

April 18, 2014

Subsidiary of China-based Fuyao Glass Industry Group to expand operations by adding equipment to manufacture auto glass assembly parts. more >>

FL: Northrop Grumman $102M, 400-Job St. Augustine Center Dedicated

April 18, 2014

St. Augustine Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence will include 368,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing and office space on company-owned property. more >>

WI: DealerFire's Oskosh HQ Renovation-Expansion Means 100+ New Jobs

April 18, 2014

Custom automotive web design, Internet marketing firm is relocating its corporate HQ to a renovated historic building in the city’s downtown. more >>

KS: TM Track Machines Opens 75-Job Parsons Railcar Repair, Mfg. Facility

April 18, 2014

Start-up co. purchased an existing railcar repair facility in Parsons that had closed in 2013 and caused the loss of 50 jobs. more >>

Energy Boom Fuels Population Growth in Parts of Great Plains; Gulf Coast

March 27, 2014

Oil- and gas-rich areas in, near Great Plains contained many of the fastest-growing areas in the U.S. last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau. more >>

Four Virginia Businesses Receive Awards for Offshore Wind Power Research

March 27, 2014

Awards of $860,000 having a total value of $3M+ will accelerate development of offshore wind power, associated industry supply chain. more >>

U.S. Chemical Production Expanded in February; Growth in Six of Seven Regions

March 27, 2014

American Chemistry Council reports the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) grew 0.3% in Feb. following flat growth in Jan. more >>

AWEA Hosts Regional Summit in Maine, the Northeast Hub for Wind Energy

March 27, 2014

Maine has emerged as the Northeast hub for wind energy as a result of recent Power Purchase Agreements signed with MA and CT. more >>


TID's CiCi Awards--Community Impact Category - 2014

March 11, 2014

Fifteen U.S. companies that announced economic development projects in 2013 that will make a big impact on their communities. more >>


TID's CiCi Awards--Corporate Investment Category - 2014

March 11, 2014

Fifteen U.S. corporations that announced extraordinary capital investments for new facilities or major expansions during 2013. more >>


9th Annual CiCi Awards

March 11, 2014

Trade & Industry Development magazine’s annual recognition of the best of the best in economic development over a one-year period. more >>


Incentives and Credits as Financial Strategies in Location Decisions

March 11, 2014

Money isn’t everything. Just as it is true in other areas of life, money is also not everything when making site locations decisions. more >>

Just How High-Tech is the Automotive Industry?

April 15, 2014

This report by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) measures the technological nature of today’s auto industry and compares it to other sectors... more >>

Impact of the Manufacturing Renaissance from Energy Intensive Sectors

April 2, 2014

Inexpensive natural gas will boost manufacturing growth in the U.S. and its metropolitan areas according to a new report released by the U.S.... more >>

United States Office Outlook - Q4 2013

February 17, 2014

​In 2013, the U.S. office sector handed in its best performance in seven years. Leasing activity increased, absorption neared 40 million square... more >>

Active Power Controls from Wind Power: Bridging the Gaps

January 28, 2014

What if wind turbines actually improve grid reliability? May sound far-fetched, but renewable energy naysayers will be hard pressed to dismiss this... more >>

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North Port, Florida, Continues to Achieve!   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Like many of America’s great success stories, North Port, Florida, is a self-made city and is ready to be the city of any growing business's future. More>>

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Lawrence County, Ohio - The Point Industrial Park: Connecting Manufacturing to Global Logistics   

By: Shane Arrington

See how the intermodal hub of South Point, OH, serves as a strategic location offering lucrative incentives for businesses to develop and prosper. More>>

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Michigan: The “Comeback State” is the Nation’s Go-to Place for Business   

By: Jennifer Alten

Discover why Wall Street recently ranked Michigan No. 1 for states that recovered most from the Great Recession. More>>

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