VA: BGF Industries to Invest $7M, Relocate HQ & R&D to Danville, Hire 65

October 19, 2018

Mfgr of high-performance technical fiber materials to construct a 25,000-sq-ft facility for its HQ in Danville-Pittsylvania County , VA. more >>

TX: Plastipak Packaging to Grow Garland Plant with $10+M Expansion

October 19, 2018

Producer & supplier of plastic bottles to internationally branded co.s' ~400,000-sq-ft production facility will receive $10M investment. more >>

NC: BUCHI Kombucha Selects Madison County for $7M, 28 New-Job Mfg Expansion

October 19, 2018

Natural beverage co., known as BUCHI, to expand in Madison County, NC, create 28 jobs, investing $2M now, $7M over next three years. more >>

PA: Silberline Manufacturing Co. to Expand Tamaqua Facility

October 19, 2018

Mfgr of special effect aluminum pigments to expand its presence in Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, PA adding new jobs to its workforce. more >>

AMT-- Association For Manufacturing Technology: Student Summit Breaks Attendance Record

September 25, 2018

The future mfg workforce convened at the Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2018, which saw a record-breaking 24,469 attendees. more >>

Radial Bringing 20,000+ Seasonal/Holiday Workers Globally to Help Retailers

September 25, 2018

With eCommerce sales anticipated to grow 15.3% this season, business-critical workforce to help meet shipping & customer care needs. more >>

August 2018 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

September 25, 2018

New Orders, Production, and Employment Growing more >>

NAM Statement on Announcement of Additional China Tariffs

September 25, 2018

Timmons: Talks needed as “potential grows for manufacturers and manufacturing workers to get hurt.” more >>


U.S. Steel and Aluminum Tariffs & Retaliation Tariffs Imposed

September 17, 2018

President Donald Trump imposed 25% tariffs on steel and 10% tariffs on aluminum imports. What does this mean to your business? more >>


Hotspots and their Cool Business Attractions

September 17, 2018

It's important to examine what areas consider to be their most delightful qualities for livability to businesses and staffs. Its all here. more >>


The Minnesota Advantage

September 17, 2018

Did you know? Last year CNBC named Minnesota the 3rd-best state for business? Want to know why? We have the answers. more >>


The Retail Transition Continues

September 17, 2018

Changes in development, occupancy & space absorption with ongoing shopper preferences continue to vex the traditional retail landscape. 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 >>

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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 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>>

White Papers

White Paper | September 21, 2018
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>>

White Paper | May 25, 2018
2018 Global Aerospace and Defense Industry Outlook   

Outlook reviews the performance of the aerospace and defense industry in 2017 and forecasts its growth in the coming years. More>>

White Paper | May 25, 2018
The Aerospace Industry Cluster in U.S. Metros   

Top metro areas for aerospace employment reflect more populous metro areas with large airport operations or sizable mfg facilities in the metro. More>>