IN: Decatur Plastics to Double Footprint, Add 70 Jobs in Jennings County

April 23, 2019

Decatur Plastics Products announced plans to expand its operations in Jennings County, creating up to 70 new jobs by 2021. more >>


OK: Kratos Defense to Produce New Drone Aircraft in Oklahoma City Facility

April 23, 2019

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. announced that the Oklahoma City production facility will be the future home of the XQ-58A Valkyrie drone... more >>


AL: Nucor to Expand Trinity Division, Adding $27M and 35 New Jobs

April 23, 2019

Nucor Tubular Products will expand its Trinity, Ala., division. The $27.2 million expansion will include new production will add about 35 new jobs. more >>


TN: Clayton Builders to Establish Sumner Co. Facility, Create 100+ Jobs

April 23, 2019

Home builder Clayton will establish a supply facility in Westmoreland, investing $14 million in Sumner County and hiring nearly 110 new team... more >>



First Ever Made in U.S.A. Trade Show Set for Oct. 3-6 in Indianapolis

April 22, 2019

MADE IN AMERICA 2019, the first-ever exposition and celebratory event solely focusing on U.S. manufacturing and products made in the USA, will take... more >>


Puerto Rico Community Foundation Promotes Solar Energy Infrastructure to Rebuild Island

April 22, 2019

Dr. Nelson Colón, President of the Puerto Rico Community Foundation, testified before the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources recently and... more >>


Port of Savannah Achieves Record March

April 22, 2019

The Port of Savannah handled more total containerized cargo and more intermodal rail volume, with greater connectivity and velocity, than any March... more >>


North Carolina Announces Plans to Build, Launch NCCareers.org

April 22, 2019

The State of North Carolina will build and launch NCCareers.org, a comprehensive, unified system to deliver career information and labor market data... more >>



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New Directions for Medical Device Manufacturing

March 23, 2019

The global medical device industry has demonstrated strong and sustainable growth in the recent past. Banking on an aging population, increasing... more >>


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Idaho: A Great Place to Grow!

March 23, 2019

Idaho may be known for our spuds, but our roots in agriculture run much deeper. Farming legends like J.R. Simplot have transformed Idaho from a... more >>


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Consider the Options in Medical Manufacturing Site Selection

March 23, 2019

The global market for the medical device and equipment manufacturing industry, also known as Medtech, is estimated to reach $409.5 billion by 2023.... more >>


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Arkansas Is Leading the Way in Blockchain Food Safety

March 23, 2019

From food safety to food insecurity, blockchain is revolutionizing the food and beverage industry, and no place is this more evident than in... 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 >>



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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 look like.... more >>


Available Properties

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Little Canoe Creek Mega Site   

1100 acres designated as an Alabama Advantage Site. Largest site in North Alabama. More>>


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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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

When it comes to agreement and cooperation on many fronts across the U.S. seeming to be impossible, one state is defying all odds in the name of... More>>


White Papers

AutomationAlley White Paper | April 1, 2019
Technology in Industry Report   

The Technology in Industry Report examines data from industry and academia to create a data-rich guide to Industry 4.0. More>>


IndustryWeek White Paper | March 1, 2019
2017 Manufacturing Salary Survey   

2016 was a good year for manufacturing leadership: Job satisfaction was up, and so was pay. Medical device manufacturing took the lead in salaries,... More>>


ACEEE White Paper | February 1, 2019
Reducing Energy Waste through Municipally Led Behavior Change Programs   

Municipal governments are increasingly using behavior change strategies to save energy in their communities. For this study the authors surveyed... More>>