Metals


AR: Canada-based Custom Metal Mfgr, DBG, to Open U.S. HQ in Conway

August 7, 2017

Tier I & Tier II provider of custom metal products for heavy truck, automotive, agriculture & commercial industries to start ops immediately. more >>


AL: Three Co.s to Collectively Invest $139M, Hire 265 in Morgan County

August 4, 2017

Wolverine Tube, United Launch Alliance and Dynetics, Inc. to invest millions of dollars to create and retain jobs in Morgan County, AL. more >>


WI: Steele Solutions to Expand in Milwaukee, Adding 125 Jobs

August 2, 2017

Mfgr of industrial mezzanines & other steel structures expanding, soon begin operations at former Joy Global plant in Milwaukee, WI. more >>


KY: Audubon Metals to Add 39 Jobs with Expansion in Henderson

August 1, 2017

New aluminum smelting furnace will boost production capacity. 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 >>



SFIA: 2017 Economic Outlook for Cold-Formed Steel Framing

August 11, 2017

TRG notes non-residential construction is nearing what historically would be considered a peak, but forward momentum still present. more >>


AISC Issues New Certification Program Requirements

April 5, 2017

Requirements for the Certified Building Fabricator Program are the new governing criteria for the program. 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 >>


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>>