Trade & Industry Development Honors 2021 CiCi Award Winners | Trade and Industry Development

Trade & Industry Development Honors 2021 CiCi Award Winners

Jan 06, 2021
Trade & Industry Development Honors 2021 CiCi Award WinnersTrade & Industry Development, a leading publication dedicated to site selection for businesses, has named the winners of its 2021 Corporate Investment/Community Impact Awards (CiCi Awards).
This is the 15th year the publication has honored projects around the country that promise — through extensive capital investment or influential community impact — to help shape the communities in which they are located, and in which they continue to develop and grow. Trade & Industry Development’s CiCi Awards honor 30 projects — 15 in the “Corporate Investment” category and 15 in the “Community Impact” category. All the winners are projects that were announced in both 2019 and 2020. (The years were combined due to delays caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, both in the projects themselves as well as the magazine’s production schedule.)
“We received hundreds of nominations for our Cici Awards, and each one represented a bright spot in a difficult and challenging year,” said Trade & Industry Development Publisher Scott Swoger. “We read each one carefully in our effort to single out 30 winning projects, but all of them had admirable merit. Our final winner’s list is an excellent mix of high achieving projects at major international corporations as well as smaller, local companies. By deciding to locate or expand in a certain area, these companies, and the economic development agencies that guided the projects, helped to shape the community and the economies where they’re located.”
The Corporate Investment winners have all pledged large economic development investments, while the Community Impact winners promise to have a transformational effect on the communities in which they’re located. The 30 award-winning projects represent combined capital investment of nearly $33 billion. The number of direct jobs created totals 35,400, with countless more indirect positions associated with these projects.
Each of the 30 winners is featured in Trade & Industry Development’s “CiCi Awards Issue 2021,” which is available now in print and online at
2021 CiCi Awards—Corporate Investment
• Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Maricopa County, AZ
• Grön Fuels, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA
• Steel Dynamics Inc., San Patricio County, TX
• General Motors, St. Charles County, MO
• Ultium Cells, LLC, Trumbull County, OH
• Ford Motor Company, Wayne County, MI
• Nucor, Meade County, KY
• Tesla, Travis County, TX
• Centene Corp., Mecklenburg County, NC
• Facebook, Inc. d/b/a Goldframe, LLC, DeKalb County, IL
• Google, Ellis County, TX
• Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Rockingham County, NC
• Allison Transmission, Inc., Marion County, IN
• AW Texas, Inc., Guadalupe County, TX
• Mark Anthony Brewing, Richland County, SC
2021 CiCi Awards—Community Impact
• Tinker Air Force Sustainment Center, Oklahoma County, OK
• Mastronardi, Clear Water Farms, LiDestri Food & Drink, GEM Opportunity Fund Zone, Hampton County, SC
• New Blueprint Partners and Rabina, Clark County, WA
• Amazon, Travis County, TX
• Ross Stores, Inc., Waller County, TX
• Vermeer Corp., Marion County, IA
• AppHarvest, Rowan County, KY
• Linear Labs, Tarrant County, TX
• Lockheed Martin, Lawrence County, AL
• Cedar Point Sports Center, Erie County, OH
• Holley Performance Products, Warren County, KY
• City of Wisconsin Dells - Riverwood Eagle's Nest, Columbia County, WI
• PAS MRO, Creek County, OK
· Epic Piping, East Carroll Parish, LA
• PeopleShores, Coahoma County, MS
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