OR: Swanson Group Manufacturing to Rebuild in Springfield, Hire 190

January 26, 2015

A massive fire destroyed the company's Springfield plywood and veneer mill in July 2014; will rebuild the mill . more >>


AR: HanesBrands to Expand Clarksville Hosiery Plant, Add 120 Jobs

January 26, 2015

Marketer of everyday basic apparel will add 120 jobs to expand the scope of production to take the place of offshore outsourcing. more >>


KY: Bluegrass Supply Chain to Expand in Bowling Green, Create 55 Jobs

January 26, 2015

Third-party logistics provider will create 55 jobs and invest $5.2M into the project. more >>


MO: Patterson Mold and Tool Expands in St. Charles, Creating 19 Jobs

January 26, 2015

The expansion project for advanced manufacturer includes a $4.4M capital investment. more >>



Widespread Growth across Industries in 2nd Quarter ‘14 Revised GDP Stats

November 14, 2014

GDP increased at annual rate of 4.6% in 2nd quarter 2014 after decreasing 2.1% in 1st quarter for private goods- & services-producing industries. more >>


SPI Partners with Renowned Art and Design College for America Recycles Day

November 14, 2014

Plastics Industry Trade Association and Savannah College of Art and Design to transform used plastics into high-fashion clothing more >>


October 2014 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

November 4, 2014

New orders, employment and production growing, inventories growing, supplier deliveries slowing, according to Institute for Supply Management®. more >>


Inaugural Automotive Plastics Conference to Launch in January in Detroit

October 30, 2014

Conference will explore how plastics can play a major role as a go-to material for building vehicles that are powerful, safe, comfortable,... more >>



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Businesses that Benefit from Community Investment in R&D

January 19, 2015

An insightful view into companies, small communities and entire states where R&D is the fuel behind business drivers and economic engines. more >>


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Food Processing and Manufacturing: Trends Dictate Location Choices

January 14, 2015

Site selectors--take a look at the trends affecting decisions for food-oriented business locations, and the sites attracting those businesses. more >>


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Medical Device Manufacturing is Thriving with New Technologies

January 14, 2015

Time to catch up - there's a convergence of medical technologies, digital media, big data and patient-centered treatments in healthcare. more >>


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Biotechnology Companies: Choosing a Site that’s Right for You

January 14, 2015

While the biotech industry was relatively unscathed by the recession, you'll be interested to see the new issues in play-- and location implications.... 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 >>


Out of Inventory: Skills Shortage Threatens Growth for U.S. Manufacturing

October 21, 2014

New Accenture manufacturing and skills study, completed in collaboration with The Manufacturing Institute, looks at the skills shortage in the U.S.... more >>


The Future of the Utility Industry and the Role of Energy Efficiency

August 14, 2014

In the past, utilities could make money by serving growing loads and earning returns on the large capital investments they had made to serve those... more >>


United States Industrial Highlights - Q2 2014

August 12, 2014

A detailed, quarterly look at Industrial leasing, sales and construction activity for individual metro areas in the United States. 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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