Farewell to the “Red Pen” Lady, Mrs. Linda Dobel

November 26, 2018

The editor’s letter serves as an introduction to the magazine and puts a voice to the issue. Unfortunately, we recently lost our voice, and more. more >>

SC: QEMS, Inc. Announces York County Operations, Addition of 110 Jobs

December 18, 2018

Quality Electronic Manufacturing Services, Inc. announced that it has located new operations in York County, bringing 110 jobs. more >>

TN: Maplehurst Bakeries Expanding, Adding 90 New Jobs

December 18, 2018

Weston Foods will expand its Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC operations in Wilson County, creating 90 new jobs and investing $53 million. more >>

IN: BWXT Announces Expansions, at Least 60 New Jobs

December 18, 2018

BWXT Technologies Inc. will expand its operations at its Mount Vernon facility in southwest Indiana, creating more than 60 new jobs by 2021. more >>

The Reshoring Initiative, PMA, AMT and NTMA Launch National Metalworking Reshoring Award

December 17, 2018

Companies with highly successful reshoring activities are invited to apply for the Second National Reshoring Award. more >>

Report: Global Shipping Industry Cautiously Optimistic

December 17, 2018

The global maritime industry is cautiously optimistic about the environment for world trade but also concerned about the impact of trade tensions. more >>

Report: GA Aircraft Deliveries on the Rise

December 17, 2018

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association announced that third-quarter general aviation aircraft deliveries increased 6.1% over last year. more >>

Report: Demand for Low-Cost Meat with High Nutrition Favors the Global Feed Additives Market

December 17, 2018

The antioxidant market is one of the fastest growing additive markets globally because of their contribution to the stability of animal feed. more >>


Foreign Direct Investment: Is the Glass Half-Empty or Half Full?

November 28, 2018

Recent data about foreign direct investment in the U.S. (FDI) is both a good and bad news story. Read on to learn more. more >>


Ready to Roll: Designated and Certified Sites Get Businesses in Motion Fast

November 27, 2018

As the old saying goes, don’t let the grass grow under your feet. In other words, getting things going quickly is the best way to go. That’s... more >>


Ohio is Fostering a Modern Manufacturing Industry

November 27, 2018

For 150 years, Ohio has been a model for fostering manufacturing pride. Ohio seizes the jobs and opportunities of the 21st Century. more >>


Evaluation of a Community’s Utility Infrastructure to Satisfy Your Company’s Expansion Plans

November 27, 2018

As a company makes a commitment to expand its operations, they often overlook utilities as a significant search factor. more >>


Port Tampa Bay Adds New Refrigerated Warehouse Capacity

January 22, 2018

Port Logistics Refrigerated Services (PLRS) has developed a 135,000-sq-ft new cold supply chain solution at Port Tampa Bay (PTB), FL. 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 >>

Peoria AZ is the SMART Choice for Business Location

Peoria AZ is the SMART Choice for Business Location

September 25, 2017

From its stunning topography to diverse workforce, Peoria Arizona is becoming an increasingly popular place to live, work and invest. Peoria is in a... more >>

Louisiana Economic Development

LED FastStart Tops Workforce Training Program Rankings for 8th Year

December 13, 2017

Since launching in 2008, LED FastStart® has raised the bar and elevated expectations for what a best-in-class workforce program should be. more >>

Available Properties

Stone County Economic Development Partnership Property | October 1, 2017
McHenry East Site   

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   

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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The Etowah Recipe for Success: Size, Location, Access and Workforce   

By: Trade & Industry Development

Want easy access to two international airports, commercial air service, interstate, a megasite and more? Check out Etowah County, Alabama. More>>

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The Key to Central Louisiana’s Success: A Strong Workforce   

By: Jennifer Alten

Central Louisiana is thriving. One major reason is the area’s strong workforce, which is driving regional growth and productivity. More>>

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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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Is Your Supply Chain Ready for a Protracted Trade War?   

This paper discusses preparing for the consequences of geopolitical shifts caused by tariffs, including bolstering management of supply chains. More>>

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How International Companies Boost America’s Economic Advantage & Build American Opportunity    

Report showcases how contributions to U.S. economic growth stem from investments in the U.S. by international companies (FDI). More>>

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The Next American Industrial Revolution   

There are several emerging technologies that look set to enable manufacturers in developing markets to remain competitive, ABI Reseach reports. More>>