KY: GM to Invest $290M in Corvette Plant Upgrades

June 24, 2016

New tech, process improvements to raise product quality in Bowling Green. more >>

AL: Kronospan Creating 160 Jobs with $362M Expansion

June 24, 2016

Austria-based manufacturer of wood-based panel products plans to invest $362M to expand its operations in Calhoun County. more >>

TX: Serta Gets New Production Facility in S. Dallas

June 24, 2016

Developers built a 297,000 sq-ft Serta office, production & warehouse distribution facility in southern Dallas. more >>

LA: Elmer Chocolate Completes $40M Mfg Expansion in Ponchatoula

June 24, 2016

Project retains more than 160 employees and creates over 20 new direct, indirect jobs more >>

DOE’s $22M Fund to Hasten Dev. of Plug-In Electric Vehicles and More

June 6, 2016

DOE to support research, development, demonstration of plug-in electric vehicle, direct injection propane engine tech and community-based projects. more >>

USDA Announces $8M+ in Payments to Support Production of Advanced Biofuel

June 6, 2016

USDA investing $8.8M to boost the production of advanced biofuels and sustain jobs at renewable energy facilities in 39 states. more >>

UNECE & ITU launch United for Smart Sustainable Cities Global Initiative

June 6, 2016

U4SSC will advocate for public policy to encourage the use of ICTs to facilitate and ease the transition to smart sustainable cities. more >>

Pasha, Port of LA & CA Air Resources Partner on Green Omni Terminal

June 6, 2016

Project awarded $14M for testing emerging zero & near-zero emission technologies to bring cleaner air to port-adjacent communities sooner. 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 >>

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 >>

Recipe for Change: The Flexible Food Processing Plant of the Future

December 10, 2015

A look at a prototype for a more flexible food processing plant. Concept features six key areas of innovation to help inform the future facilities... more >>

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