AL: Truck & Wheel Group Opens $30M Tuscaloosa County Wheel Assembly Plant

March 15, 2018

Spain-based auto supplier has opened new 127,000-sq-ft manufacturing facility that will supply wheel assemblies for Southeast automakers. more >>

TN: DENSO to Invest $190M, Expand, Create 320 McMinn County Jobs

February 28, 2018

Japan-based automotive supplier expanding its operations, adding four production lines and 300 jobs in Athens, TN. more >>

OH: Airstream to Invest $40M, Add 200 Jobs For 750,000-Sq-Ft New Plant

February 27, 2018

Thor Industries to continue handcrafting iconic travel trailers in Ohio and create a travel destination for Airstream enthusiasts. more >>

MO: Faurecia to Build New $60M Mfg Facility in Kansas City Metro, Hire 300

February 16, 2018

New 250,000-sq-ft automotive manufacturing plant in Kansas City, MO, Metro will create 300 jobs. more >>

Stone County Economic Development Partnership

McHenry East Site

October 1, 2017

11 buildings with two miles of paved road. There is a remote operated gate and security camera system with all utilities available. 66,000+square... more >>


Randolph County Industrial Park

September 27, 2017

Randolph County Industrial Park has the "Alabama AdvantageSite" designation, which means all due diligence is complete and the property is ready for... more >>

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Oconee Industry & Technology Park – 50,000SF Pad-ready site

July 21, 2014

50,000 SF pad that is easily expandable to accommodate a 200,000 SF building more >>

John Bozzella of Global Automakers on Proposed Steel, Aluminum Tariffs on Behalf of Here for America

March 5, 2018

“The Administration’s decision to impose substantial steel and aluminum tariffs will harm the U.S. auto industry," said Global Automakers head. more >>

AIADA Shares Auto Dealers’ Concerns on Brewing Trade Conflict with EU

March 5, 2018

AIADA shared dealers’ concerns over recent statements made by President Trump regarding a brewing trade conflict with the European Union. more >>

Automakers Concerned About Proposed U.S. Steel & Aluminum Tariffs, Urge Administration to Reconsider

March 5, 2018

The Association of Global Automakers has serious concerns with the Administration’s proposed restrictions on trade in aluminum and steel. more >>

Baker Donelson Trade Attorney Cautions Against Risks Posed by Aluminum and Steel Tariffs to Global Trade and Supply Chains

March 5, 2018

President Donald Trump vowed to place a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum. Here is some legal advice for businesses. more >>


Stone County Mississippi Strikes the Right Balance and Is In the Middle of It All

October 1, 2017

Surrounded by lush national forest, yet positioned in the heart of a dynamic industrial-military corridor. A place of timeless traditions and 21st... more >>

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Case Studies

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Mississippi Works — and Delivers   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Seeking a harmonious environment for your business? Discover Mississippi where people believe building business is the best option. 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>>

Case study | April 30, 2009
Tooele County, Utah - Business Excels at the Crossroads of the West   

By: Jennifer Alten

Just west of Salt Lake City, past the scenic Oquirrh Mountains, lays Tooele County. Belying – or perhaps because of – its vast space and... More>>

Case study | April 30, 2008
Tooele County, Utah - The Bedroom Community that Could   

By: Juli Anne Patty

As gateway to the West, Tooele County might be about to give St. Louis a run for its money. It started with the pioneers: Tooele County was a major... More>>

White Papers

White Paper | February 16, 2017
12 Mistakes to Avoid in Site Selection   

Study of a few critical mistakes site selectors can make that undermine analysis, lead to risk, higher cost, unfavorable operating conditions. More>>

White Paper | April 15, 2014
Just How High-Tech is the Automotive Industry?   

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>>

White Paper | May 10, 2013
The Contribution of the Japanese-Branded Automotive Industry to the United States Economy   

In a new study by Rutgers University professor Thomas Prusa, the Japanese auto industry is responsible for 1.2 million U.S. jobs based on the U.S.... More>>



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“Grade A” Workforce Training Resources

By: Linda Dobel

U.S. businesses know there's a drought in skilled labor. The good news is great community training resources exist. Here are several examples.   More>>

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An Easy Choice:Tennessee Certified Sites

By: Governor Bill Haslam

Not all sites are created equal. That’s why Tennessee takes the guesswork out of locating a site with Select Tennessee Certified Sites program.   More>>

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Game-changing Projects Fuel Growth in Alabama’s Evolving Economy

By: Governor Kay Ivey

Get the inside scoop on Alabama & its pivotal year in economic development with top companies across industries announcing major projects.   More>>

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The Lone Star State Sees Texas-Size Growth Companies Go Big in Texas

By: Governor Greg Abbott

Why is Texas consistently ranked as one of the best states in the nation for business? You will want to delve into this article to know.   More>>

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Indiana: Taking Business to the Next Level

By: Governor Eric Holcomb

Want your business to be among innovators and architects of the future? Learn more about Indiana, the Hoosier state.   More>>