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LA: Formosa Selects St. James Parish for $9.4B Chemical Mfg Complex, 1,200 Jobs

April 24, 2018

In two phases, ethane crackers & downstream plants would create up to 1,200 new direct jobs and result in thousands of new indirect jobs. more >>


OH: Cleveland-Cliffs Breaks Ground for $700M, 130-Permanent-Job Plant

April 11, 2018

Toledo site is co's 1st hot briquetted iron production plant & only plant of its kind in Great Lakes region, is near Port of Toledo for shipping. more >>


KS: Viega to Make Major Expansion at McPherson Campus, Hire 100

April 4, 2018

Supplier in construction & plumbing industry breaks ground for ProPress® Copper mfg facility & plans new master distribution center. more >>


TX: JSW Steel Signs Memorandum to Develop $500M Integrated Steel Complex

March 28, 2018

Gov. Abbott visited JSW Group Global HQ in Mumbai, India, & signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to develop & augment steel industry in TX. more >>



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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 >>


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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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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 >>



Steel Industry Applauds EPA Reconsideration of Auto Emissions Standards

April 9, 2018

Thomas J. Gibson, president & CEO of AISI, issued a statement in response to EPA announcement to revisit fed greenhouse gas standards. more >>


AWEA Statement on Proposed Steel Tariffs

March 5, 2018

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan said proposed steel tariffs harmful to wind industry’s rapid growth. more >>


Statement by Canada on Steel and Aluminum

March 5, 2018

“It is entirely inappropriate to view any trade with Canada as a national security threat to the U.S.," said Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs. 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 >>



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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

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>>



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blank Article | February 26, 2018
“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>>


blank Article | December 18, 2017
Location Trends in Metalworking

By: Woody Hydrick

Few industries define U.S. manufacturing as ubiquitously as metalworking, and it's not your father's workplace anymore. Here's the skinny.   More>>


blank Article | December 18, 2017
Logistics, Plastics & Fabrication Projects: Testimony to Louisiana’s Appeal

By: Governor John Bel Edwards

Learn about the companies that have found great success in Louisiana and think how your business might proper there, too.   More>>


blank Article | October 30, 2017
New York State: Where Tomorrow Starts Today

By: Trade & Industry Development

Take a look at New York state with a talented & diverse workforce, historic improvements in infrastructure & unique, competitive incentives.   More>>


blank Article | October 30, 2017
Kentucky’s Aluminum Industry Growth Goes White-Hot

By: Governor Matthew G. Bevin

Get all the facts on one of the leading states in aluminum production capacity that also boasts a huge auto parts supplier network.   More>>