OH: TravelCenters of America Opens Three New Locations in June

June 5, 2020

TravelCenters of America plans to open three new travel centers in as many weeks during June. more >>


IN: Software Development Firm Plans New HQ in Hamilton Co., Creating 65 Jobs

June 5, 2020

SEP, a software product design and development company, announced plans to expand its operations, constructing a new corporate headquarters. more >>


WI: Milwaukee Tool to Build Manufacturing Facility in West Bend, to Hire 50

June 5, 2020

West Bend, Wis., officials sold 22 acres to Milwaukee Tool for $1 in exchange for the company’s pledge to develop a $10 million tool manufacturing... more >>


NY: State OKs New York's Largest Land-Based Wind Farm Near Buffalo

June 5, 2020

New York regulators approved the state’s largest wind farm to date on land, covering 30,000 acres southeast of Buffalo. more >>


FL: City Furniture Plans to Open 2 Locations in 2020 and Hire at Least 175

June 4, 2020

Florida-based City Furniture plans to open two locations in the coming months: in North Miami and Altamonte Springs. more >>


IL: Amazon to Open Brick-and-Mortar Grocery Store in Schaumburg

June 4, 2020

Amazon will open a nearly 43,000-sq.-ft. grocery store in Schaumburg, Ill., in 2020. more >>


SC: Lockheed's Greenville Plant On Track with F-16 Fighter Production, Hundreds of Jobs

June 4, 2020

Lockheed Martin remains on track to introduce South Carolina’s first F-16 Fighting Falcon within 2 years. more >>



IN: Gov. Holcomb Announces Nearly $44 Million to Aid Economic Recovery

June 1, 2020

Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb announced several new economic recovery initiatives designed to bolster critical relief efforts. more >>


WA: Boeing Resumes 'Low Rate' Production of 737 MAX Jet at Renton Plant

June 1, 2020

Boeing has resumed production of its 737 MAX passenger jet at the company’s Renton, Wash., plant at a “low rate” after halting production in... more >>


EXIM Approves 186 Small Biz Authorizations Totaling $173M and 900 U.S. Jobs

June 1, 2020

In April, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) approved 186 authorizations totaling $173.3 million in support of 900 American jobs at... more >>


Bipartisan 'Endless Frontier Act' to Solidify U.S. Leadership in Science, Tech

June 1, 2020

The bipartisan, bicameral Endless Frontier Act is an initiative to solidify U.S. leadership in scientific and technological innovation. more >>


Companies Will Abandon IT Projects to Cut Costs into 2021, says GlobalData

May 25, 2020

Companies will axe IT projects throughout the remainder of 2020 and into 2021 as the recession bites, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics... more >>


Analysis: 1.3M Energy Jobs Lost Since Start of Coronavirus Pandemic

May 25, 2020

A total of 1.3 million U.S. energy sector jobs have been lost since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new analysis, a 13 percent... more >>


Grocery Chain Kroger to Give Employees One-Time 'Thank You Pay' Bonus

May 25, 2020

Grocery chain Kroger will give employees a one-time "Thank You Pay" bonus of $400 to full-time employees and $200 to part-time employees. more >>



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Polymer Companies Appear to be Taking The Plastic Rubbish Problem Seriously

March 18, 2020

For many years, nobody knew much about the plastics business because it was sandwiched between oil and gas and a huge variety of finished goods. But... more >>


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Paths to Success

March 18, 2020

Whether it’s at the crossroads of major highways and rail lines, or along a waterway with easy access to a key port, or close to a major airport... more >>


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Louisiana Hits New Heights

March 18, 2020

Louisiana’s industrial growth strikes a recurring theme, with strong performance in foreign direct investment. In the past decade, Louisiana is one... more >>


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Pedal to the Metal

March 18, 2020

In the fabricated metals industry, while there are several major players in the U.S. and around the world, small to mid-size companies tend to... more >>


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Missouri: The Center of Success

March 18, 2020

Missouri is North America’s rail, river, road, air and pipeline crossroads, and a booming epicenter of commerce, able to get products anywhere in... more >>


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Preparing for a Dynamic Future: Location Strategies for the Plastics Industry

March 18, 2020

From manufacturing to processing, the American plastics industry has become a force from the national level down through to local communities. A... more >>


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‘Made in Texas’ is a Powerful Brand

March 16, 2020

The nation’s leading CEOs have consistently ranked Texas as the “Best State for Business” because of the Lone Star State’s pro-growth... more >>



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Miramichi: Fertile Ground for Companies Looking to Grow in the Cannabis Industry

February 4, 2020

Committed to economic growth and diversification, the City of Miramichi in Canada is recruiting and attracting companies to help grow the cannabis... more >>


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Port of Coos Bay: Oregon's Seaport

November 6, 2019

The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay delivers the efficiency, flexibility and customer service needed to move cargo domestically and... more >>


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Miramichi: A Dynamic Community Committed to Economic Growth and Diversification

September 1, 2019

The City of Miramichi in New Brunswick serves as an industrial, business and retail center--and it's committed to a strategy of economic growth and... more >>


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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 >>


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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 >>


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 >>



5 Steps to Ensure Work-From-Home Employees Maximize Corporate Performance

March 13, 2020

Here are 5 steps to ensure that creating a remote workplace environment for employees is a positive, beneficial step for the company. more >>


Ericsson to Create 50,000 Career Opportunities In U.S. Over Next 5 Years

March 11, 2020

Ericsson North America will create 50,000 enhanced career opportunities for individuals in the U.S. workforce over the next five years. more >>


Energy Dept. Announces $20M Investment in Workforce Dev in Emerging Fields

March 6, 2020

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $20 million in funding for workforce development at universities in emerging energy fields. more >>


IA: State Makes Progress Toward Reaching Postsecondary Attainment Goal

March 5, 2020

Iowa’s postsecondary educational attainment increased to 60.2% in 2019, growing by 2.6% from 57.6% reported in 2018. more >>


FL: Colleges to Receive $3.6M to Create Northeast Florida Fintech Initiative

February 13, 2020

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that $3.6 million will be awarded to two colleges to create the Northeast Florida Fintech Initiative. more >>


WI: New Program Launched to Recognize Veteran-Ready Employers

January 30, 2020

With Wisconsin’s “Vets Ready Employer” initiative, the state is demonstrating its ongoing commitment to helping veterans and their families... more >>


NY: State to Create Training Institute for Wind Farm Workers

January 8, 2020

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said the state will spend $20 million to create a training institute for prospective employees of planned offshore wind... more >>


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