Manufacturing


MS: New $100M Paint Line Facility Opens at Steel Dynamics Columbus

March 30, 2017

Plant covers 1.8M sq ft & features state-of-the-art steel mfg capabilities including 2 electric arc furnaces, 2 ladle metallurgy furnaces & more. more >>


AL: Honda Talladega County Expansion Project Launches with $85M First Phase

March 30, 2017

Continuing to build on its massive investment in AL, plans to spend an additional $85M at its Talladega County auto manufacturing plant. more >>


SC: Rail Car Mfgr Geismer to Invest $2.9M for New Ops in Beaufort County, Hire 50

March 30, 2017

Geismar will be constructing specialty rail cars and new railway maintenance equipment. more >>


MI: Ford to Invest $1.2B in 3 MI Facilities, Add Jobs

March 29, 2017

Investments add to $700M, 700 new jobs at Flat Rock, MI, facility announced in Jan.; part of $1.9B in new 2017 investments in MI. more >>



Toombs Corporate Center at U.S. Highway #1, Lyons, GA

Toombs Corporate Speculative Building

February 5, 2016

A newly constructed 100,000 sq ft speculative building located on an 11.16-acre parcel in Toombs Corporate Center at U.S. Highway #1, Lyons, Georgia. more >>


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Oconee Industry & Technology Park- 300,000 SF PAD site

July 21, 2014

300,000 SF building pad graded on the site within the Oconee Industry & Technology Park more >>



January 2017 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

February 16, 2017

Economic activity in mfg expanded in Jan. & overall economy grew for 92nd consecutive month, according to Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. more >>


Plastics Industry Association: Plastics Industry Adds Jobs, Outpaces Mfg as a Whole

February 16, 2017

U.S. plastics industry remains third-largest manufacturing sector overall, accounts for $418.4B in shipments & 954,000 workers in 2015. more >>


AISI Publishes Three New Cold-Formed Steel Framing Research Reports

February 16, 2017

American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published three new cold-formed steel framing research reports available free. more >>


Talent Trends Report: Increased Use of Robotics Expected in 2017

February 16, 2017

Growing concern about talent scarcity may be driving the increased use of automation and contingent workers, according to those surveyed. more >>


Case Studies

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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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Lubbock, Texas: A Hub City of Powerful Industries   

By: Michael Popke

Check out this appealing city in the northwest quadrant of TX, population of ~245,000 — local business leaders are pleased with its progress. More>>


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Greenbrier Valley, West Virginia: Growing Prosperity   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Site selectors will be pleased to get to know Greenbrier Valley, West Virginia, a community with a unique perspective. More>>


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Enjoy the Advantages of Homegrown Success: Wilson County, Tennessee   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Get to know the many business advantages of Wilson County, Tennessee. Its terrific 'self-made' business examples are very inspiring. 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 | July 18, 2016
How & Why the IOT is Transforming Manufacturing    

The Internet of Things (IoT) is starting to fundamentally change the way some big companies operate and this is especially true for manufacturing. More>>


White Paper | June 17, 2016
The Middle Market Power Index: Fueling The Nation’s Economic Growth    

Middle market firms are more likely than average to be found in the manufacturing and wholesale trade sectors. Further, 10 states (and D.C.) have a... More>>


White Paper | November 25, 2015
State of State Business Incentives 2015   

This most striking finding of this report is the overall growth in the number of state business incentive programs. Since 2000, the overall number of... More>>



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Articles

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Site Selection Factors Impacting the Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry

By: Larry Gigerich

A blueprint for medical device & diagnostics practitioners to find the ideal site location & workforce within this $65B global business sector.   More>>


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Innovative Clusters Shaping the Future of the Life Sciences Industry

By: Roger Humphrey

Help is here for life sciences firms rethinking location strategies as competition heats up for the next wave of blockbuster medicines & talent.   More>>


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Agriculture & Life Sciences Companies Flock to Locate in California

By: Trade & Industry Development

See for yourself how California’s economy has transformed in a remarkably positive way, making it a top choice for business location.   More>>


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Idaho is Moving at the Speed of Business

By: Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter

Take a look at how Idaho’s economy is accelerating and attracting companies of all kinds that enjoy the ease of doing buiness in the state.   More>>


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Tennessee Certified Sites Take the Guesswork Out of Site Selection

By: Governor Bill Haslam

Learn why Tennessee's award-winning Select Tennessee Certified Sites Program helps mitigate the risks in expansion or relocation decisions.   More>>