Metals


SC: Sundaram-Clayton to Invest $50M to Launch its 1st U.S. Ops & Hire 130

February 13, 2017

An Indian aluminum die-cast product mfr and supplier to auto OEMs acquired 50 acres of land for new facility in Dorchester County, SC. more >>


IN: General Cable Corp. to Invest $18M, Expand, Create 30 Jobs

February 9, 2017

One of the largest wire and cable manufacturing companies in the world announced plans to expand its operations in Grant County, Indiana. more >>


OH: Charter Steel to Invest $150M, Add SBQ Bar Mill near Cleveland

February 6, 2017

Steelmaker to build a new Special Bar Quality bar mill adjacent to its existing coil mill & steelmaking operations in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio. more >>


MD: Iron World™ Plans Expansion, 50 New Howard County Jobs

February 6, 2017

Distributor of decorative steel fences and gates expanding its manufacturing operations in Laurel, Maryland. more >>



Aerial

Wilkes County, North Carolina, Airpark

December 18, 2015

22 acres, shovel ready for aviation related business, paved taxiway, all utilities, 6,200’ runway with full instrument landing 24/7. more >>



AISI Publishes Three New Cold-Formed Steel Framing Research Reports

February 16, 2017

American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published three new cold-formed steel framing research reports available free. more >>


American Iron and Steel Institute Applauds Passage of Water Resources Bill

October 28, 2016

The Water Resources Development Act authorizes projects to improve navigation, replace & restore aging locks & dams, provide aid to Flint, MI. more >>


Fabricators & Manufacturers Assoc., International: About Manufacturing Day

October 3, 2016

Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. This year: Oct 7. more >>


PMA Introduces Center for Metalforming Careers, Tips for MFG Day

October 3, 2016

New website developed to highlight metalforming as a career option, and to provide resources to assist co's showcase the industry on Mfg Day. more >>


Case Studies

Case study | June 30, 2008
Bannock County Idaho: The Nation's Alternative Energy Birthplace   

By: Andrea Johnson

Exceptional Business Environment Ensures Industry Flourishes - Eastern Idaho has a long, rich history of advocating alternative energy. Back in 1949,... 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>>


Case study | February 29, 2008
Joplin, Missouri: Big City Life in Small Town Joplin   

By: Juli Anne Patty

It’s the endless American debate: big city or small town? Many people long for the ease and comfort of small town life, but business and career... More>>


Case study | August 31, 2007
Southern Idaho: Where Life's Perfect Balance Promotes Productivity, Profitability and Possibility   

By: Andrea Johnson

Within two hours of the Southern Idaho hub of Twin Falls, there’s everything from world-class rock climbing to world-class restaurants, hot springs... 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 | May 24, 2012
Ernst & Young LLP's 2012 US Investment Monitor Shows Increased Investment in New Facilities and Jobs   

Companies continue to invest in the US economy and businesses show strong levels of investment in new and upgraded facilities, according to the 2012... More>>


White Paper | April 16, 2012
The Pew Center on States: Evidence Counts: Evaluating State Tax Incentives for Jobs and Growth   

Every state offers tax incentives to attract, retain, and expand businesses and jobs. But no state ensures that policy makers rely on good evidence... More>>


White Paper | March 8, 2012
When It Comes to Business Taxes, Location Matters   

Taxes are a big cost for many businesses, and vary widely based both on state and market sector. Now, for the first time, the Tax Foundation has... More>>



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Articles

Ports Article | December 6, 2016
Ports: Portals to Business Prosperity and Economic Growth

By: Jennifer Alten

Get on board with knowledge of some of the nation's top ports that are moving vast amounts of our nation’s commodities and goods.   More>>


Louisiana Article | December 6, 2016
Louisiana: Igniting Interest in Manufacturing Jobs

By: John Bel Edwards

See how Louisiana has prepared for manufacturing companies desiring a prosperous business location that offers a tremendous workforce.   More>>


Metalworking Article | December 6, 2016
Metalworking: Machinery and Equipment Location Trends

By: Dennis J. Donovan

Get in the know on trends influencing site selection for companies in the machinery & equipment manufacturing subset of the metalworking sector.   More>>


blank Article | September 28, 2016
Kentucky - Momentum, Resources, Location Key to Vibrant Future for Kentucky Industry

By: Governor Matthew G. Bevin

Seeking to select a site in a state with economic momentum, moving in a positive direction toward the future? Then you need to discover Kentucky.   More>>


blank Article | September 26, 2016
Designated Sites Streamline Site Selection and Development

By: Linda Dobel

Site selectors, here's a great tip. Designated sites can be a tremendous to get you into your new business location faster, with fewer headaches.   More>>