MO: HS Baking Selects Joplin for its New $8M Flagship Bakery, 60 New Jobs

July 22, 2016

Co. to locate its snack and cracker operations in Joplin, initially hire 60, add more later. more >>

OH: LED Manufacturer CLEANLIFE® Energy Relocates to Cleveland

July 22, 2016

Developer of custom LED, power supply solutions for commercial, industrial, OEM markets getting improved office space, expanded production. more >>

NC: Carolina Nonwovens Announces Grand Opening of New Facility

July 22, 2016

The site consists of 92,000 sq ft on 11 acres. Facilities include nonwoven production lines and ancillary processes, with additional spaces. more >>

CA: Crown Bioscience Expands in U.S., Opens Center of Excellence

July 22, 2016

Enlarged 22,000 sq-ft facility more than triples original capacity at site, adding multiple holding rooms and dedicated procedure and formulation... more >>

Energy Department Announces $14M to Advance Hydrogen Fuel Technologies

July 15, 2016

These projects will accelerate U.S. innovation in hydrogen & fuel cell technologies by supporting R&D & domestic manufacturing. more >>

Aerospace Industries Association Picks Indiana for 2018 Conference

July 15, 2016

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) announced plans to host its Supplier Management Council conference in Indianapolis in the spring of 2018. more >>

CNBC’s America's Top States for Business 2016

July 15, 2016

Score of all states on 60+ measures of competitiveness, developed with input from a broad and diverse array of business & policy experts. more >>

June 2016 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

July 15, 2016

New orders, production and employment growing according to Institute for Supply Management® Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. more >>


Reshoring: How U.S. Sourcing Enhances a Company’s Bottom Line

May 25, 2016

Get the skinny from the most reliable source: most companies will consider U.S. reshoring or new foreign direct investment (FDI). more >>


The Direction Automotive Manufacturing is Going

May 25, 2016

Delve into what makes up the industry that employs the most people and is the U.S.’s largest exporter, and states where co.'s are locating. more >>


Location Incentives for Aerospace: New Ideas are Taking Off

May 25, 2016

Get in line: EDOs are very serious in their efforts to attract aerospace manufacturers and top-tier suppliers. Learn why and what's offered. more >>


Light Manufacturing Delivers a Heavy Economic Punch

May 25, 2016

Take a look at some communities that are experiencing success in light manufacturing. It's a great reality that is paying off. more >>

How & Why the IOT is Transforming Manufacturing

July 18, 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) is starting to fundamentally change the way some big companies operate and this is especially true for manufacturing. more >>

The Middle Market Power Index: Fueling The Nation’s Economic Growth

June 17, 2016

Middle market firms are more likely than average to be found in the manufacturing and wholesale trade sectors. Further, 10 states (and D.C.) have a... more >>

Cyberstates 2016

March 18, 2016

CompTIA presents its 17th-annual edition of Cyberstates to use as an accessible reference tool for national and state-level tech sector data. more >>

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Evolution & Opportunity

March 2, 2016

Startups to major global corps establishing UAS-based aviation services & solutions and there is continued growth projected for military UAS flights... more >>

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