CO: Raytheon Signs $700M Multiyear Contract, Hiring 700 in Colorado Springs

September 3, 2015

Raytheon will provide 24/7 support to warning and attack assessment systems for air, missile and space threats. more >>


FL: Anheuser-Busch to Invest $170M, Create 75 New Jobs in Jacksonville

September 3, 2015

Anheuser-Busch will be expanding its subsidiary Metal Container Corporation (MCC) facility in Jacksonville. more >>


MI: Chinese Co., CW Bearings, to Invest $26M, Hire 125

September 3, 2015

Following Gov.'s trade mission, Chinese bearing manufacturer to establish a new U.S. HQ and technical center in Northville Township. more >>


NY: Zumtobel Lighting to Retain 200 Jobs, Refurbish Highland Plant

September 3, 2015

Austrian co. to upgrade, re-outfit its LED mfg & distribution facility & maintain a minimum of 202 full-time employees through at least 2022. more >>



The Reshoring Initiative and Walmart Launch Effort to Help Suppliers Reshore

August 21, 2015

The new program provides direct, personal access to 35 mfg trade associations, co.s, banks, U.S. Commerce Department offices and other groups. more >>


Senator Stabenow Shares Roundtable Discussion with Michigan SPI Members

August 21, 2015

Legislation and manufactring education among topics discussed by Senator and SPI members. more >>


World Steel Association Reports July 2015 Crude Steel Production

August 21, 2015

World crude steel production for 65 countries reporting to worldsteel was 133 Mt in July 2015, a -3.8% decrease compared to July 2014. more >>


Positive Factors Generate Strong Consumption-led Growth in the U.S. Economy

August 21, 2015

Factors such as three million new jobs in 2014, real wage growth & growing balance sheets generate strong growth in the U.S. economy. more >>



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U.S. Workforce Development Programs: Catalysts to Business Success

September 3, 2015

If workforce training is a top priority, as it should be, you'll want to check out these interviews focused on top locations' programs. more >>


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Settle-In-Ready Business Sites

September 3, 2015

What does being a designated site mean? It means a whole lot of peace of mind. This exclusive article introduces you to some of those sites. more >>


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Why is there a Skill Shortage/Mismatch?

September 2, 2015

See if you agree: the author says more is more when it comes to workforce training and it equals a win-win-win for all, including the community. more >>


AME’s Marshall Plan — Becoming a Nation of Makers, Again

September 2, 2015

AME has a plan--and it has a lot to do with workforce development. Take this opportunity to find out about the details. more >>



Best Places for STEM Grads

July 8, 2015

NerdWallet analyzed the following factors in 354 of the largest U.S. metro areas: Size of the STEM industry and Income for STEM jobs. more >>


2015 Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Rankings

April 30, 2015

PwC's analysis of U.S. state-by state aerospace comparisons weights average taxes, operating costs, industry size and educational attainment. more >>


Pursuit of Sustainability Brings Manufacturing Back into Town

April 29, 2015

Case study reveals a surprising reversal of traditional industrial site selection strategy is bringing manufacturers back to urban settings. more >>


Why Biobased? Opportunities in the Emerging Bioeconomy

November 25, 2014

U.S. Department of Agriculture's report explores how government policies and industry b-to-b sustainability programs are driving the biobased... more >>


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