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Li-Cycle to Build Battery Recycling Facility in Tuscaloosa Co., with 30+ Jobs

September 22, 2021

Canada-based Li-Cycle Holdings Corp., the leading lithium-ion battery recycler in North America, plans to build a recycling facility in Tuscaloosa... more >>


IN: Auto Parts Manufacturer Plans Jackson Co. Growth, to Create 141 Jobs

September 13, 2021

Aisin Drivetrain Inc. (ADI), a Japan-based manufacturer of automotive and heavy equipment parts, plans to expand its Jackson County operations. more >>


TX: Electric Vehicle Charging Station Maker to Open Arlington Plant, Hire 250

September 13, 2021

Wallbox will open its first U.S. factory in Arlington, Texas, to build alternating and direct current charging stations for the North American... more >>


AL: REHAU Kicks Off Automotive Plant Expansion in Cullman, to Hire 125

September 10, 2021

REHAU recently hosted an event to announce plans to expand its plant in Cullman, Ala. and to celebrate the 25-year anniversary. more >>



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Little Canoe Creek Mega Site

November 1, 2019

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


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McHenry East Site

October 1, 2019

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

September 27, 2019

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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Oconee Industry & Technology Park – 50,000SF Pad-ready site

July 21, 2014

50,000 SF pad that is easily expandable to accommodate a 200,000 SF building more >>



White House Says Biden Planning Exec Order on Semiconductor Shortage

February 16, 2021

The White House says President Biden will sign an executive order to try and help improve U.S. automaker’s access to semiconductors. more >>


Ford to Begin Phased Restart of Production in North America

May 18, 2020

Ford Motor Co. announced last week that it will begin reopening its North American manufacturing facilities with a phased restart on May 18. more >>


Coronavirus Leads to Nosedive in Global Vehicle Sales, Says GlobalData

March 9, 2020

Just 6.2 million light vehicles were sold globally in January, - the lowest monthly figure since January 2012, according to GlobalData. more >>


Supply-Chain Concerns Deepening for Auto Industry, says GlobalData

February 24, 2020

Recently, Jaguar Land Rover chief Dr. Ralph Speth suggested that the company is facing a shortage of key components needed for its UK car plants. 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 >>


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Case Studies

blank Case study | May 24, 2016
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>>


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Michigan: The “Comeback State” is the Nation’s Go-to Place for Business   

By: Jennifer Alten

Discover why Wall Street recently ranked Michigan No. 1 for states that recovered most from the Great Recession. More>>


Case study | April 30, 2009
Tooele County, Utah - Business Excels at the Crossroads of the West   

By: Jennifer Alten

Just west of Salt Lake City, past the scenic Oquirrh Mountains, lays Tooele County. Belying – or perhaps because of – its vast space and... 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>>


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 | April 15, 2014
Just How High-Tech is the Automotive Industry?   

This report by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) measures the technological nature of today’s auto industry and compares it to other sectors... More>>


White Paper | May 10, 2013
The Contribution of the Japanese-Branded Automotive Industry to the United States Economy   

In a new study by Rutgers University professor Thomas Prusa, the Japanese auto industry is responsible for 1.2 million U.S. jobs based on the U.S.... More>>


Articles

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The Pandemic Highlights Automotive Growth and Innovation

By: Mike Jackson

In the first quarter of 2021, U.S. auto sales surged 12 percent from depressed levels measured in the first quarter of 2020. Strong demand accounted...   More>>


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Tennessee’s Electric Vehicle Evolution Is Here

By: Bill Lee

As home to three major assembly plants and a base of more than 900 automotive suppliers, Tennessee has been the nerve center of the South’s...   More>>


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Tennessee: Headquarters Are at Home Here

By: Trade & Industry Development

The number of companies choosing to call the Volunteer State home continues to rise, with an impressive range of industry diversity. Tennessee’s...   More>>


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Automotive, Aerospace Industries Power Alabama’s Path to Recovery

By: Governor Kay Ivey

In the face of COVID, companies in Alabama have shown a resilience and an innovative spirit that have allowed them to keep their workforces engaged...   More>>


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A Hard Stop, Detour and Reboot for the Auto Industry

By: Scott Neale

Despite an unforeseen global crisis setting the stage for 2020, the automotive industry’s response to the public’s healthcare needs has been...   More>>