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 Winter 2014

  
 Features

Southern Economic Development Roundtable

The Best Greenfield Data Center Sites in the South

The Most Southern Place on Earth

Ensuring a resilient Delta Region by training a skilled workforce

Driving toward success in Alabama's Black Belt

Arkansas's Big River Steel has found its home in the heart of America's Delta Region

Building a healthy economy and a healthy workforce in Illinois

Innovation and collaboration are building a Work Ready Kentucky

Louisiana's industry off to a fast start

Perfected in Mississippi

Certifying Southeast Missouri and beyond

Select Tennessee sites offer competitive edge

Reshoring and its potential effect on the Mississippi River Delta region

10 TOP TENS

 Ten People Who Made a Difference in the South

Top 10 Stories in the American South

Ten Exceptional Southern markets to Locate your Reshored Traditional
Industry


If you are looking to relocate your HQ to the South, here are 10 Outstanding
Cities for your Operation that might not show up on your Radar


Ten Low Cost Manufacturing Locations to Reshore your Plant near Major
Southern airports


If these Southern Market Economies were Stocks, they would be the Ten Best
to Invest in over the next Decade


Ten Highly Creative Places to Live in the South where you can Reshore your
Manufacturing Operation


Ten more Shining Examples of Economic Development that's working in the
South


Five Outstanding Supplier Sites for Airbus and Five for Boeing

Ten Supplier Locations in the Southern Aerospace Corridor that can serve
both Airbus and Boeing

FDI Surges in the South

Tennessee: Moving in the right direction

The Northeast Tennessee Valley Comes Back Strong

The Southern Auto Corridor

It's down to the Southern Auto Corridor and Mexico for automakers

Mississippi Enters Second Decade of Assembly

BMW in South Carolina: Two decades and thriving

Nissan and Tennessee: A 30-year partnership unlike any other in North America's automotive sector

20 years of Mercedes-Benz in Alabama: A defining moment in the Heart of Dixie

The tremendous success of the Hyundai-Kia model in the Southern Auto Corridor

Ford's resurgence in Louisville

2013 Motor Vehicle Parts Supplier Guide

Community preparedness is about vision


 Florida: A sleeping giant awakes!

2013 SB&D 100 Edition

2013 SB&D 100 Feature: Are we there yet?

Top 100 Jobs

Top 100 Investments

2013 SB&D 100 Top Deals and Hot Markets

2013 State Summary

Southern Business and Development 2013 Annual Directory

2013 Person of the Year - Nashville Mayor Karl Dean

Manufacturing Rules Again

20th Anniversary Edition


  
 Features

2007 SB&D Job 100

Rank

Company

Jobs

$Inv

Location

N/E/R

Product/Service

1

Kia Motors 2893 $1200 West Point, GA N Automotive

2

AirTran 2500 $0 Atlanta, GA E Airline

3

The Film Factory 2253 $185 New Orleans, LA N Production studio

4

Fidelity Investment 2000 $100 Wake Co., NC E Financial services

5

Gulfstream 1500 $322 Savannah, GA E Aircraft

6

Sanderson Farms 1312 $73 McClennan Co., TX E Chicken processing

7

Royal Concrete 1305 $15 Okeechobee Co., FL N Concrete

8

Verizon Wireless 1300 $44 Huntsville, AL N HQ & call center

9

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. 1285 $12 Oklahoma City, OK E Aerospace

10

UPS Worldport II 1284 $1000 Louisville, KY E Sorting facility

11

Ligfuel 1200 $5000 Geismer, LA N Coal gasification

12

Sprint 1156 $8 Kansas City, MO N Office / Phone service

13

Prescription Solutions 1150 $26 Overland Park, KS N Distribution center

14

Sino Swearingen Aircraft Co. 1131 $36 San Antonio, TX E Corporate jets

15

Automatic Data Processing 1028 $24 El Paso, TX E Financial services-Call center

16

Edward Jones 1000 $260 Maryland Heights, MO E HQ, Investments

17

Haier Corp. 1000 $150 Camden, SC E Refrigerators

18

Quintiles Transnational 1000 $60 Durham Co., NC E Pharmaceuticals

19

Lockheed Martin 1000 $68 Houston, TX E Spacecraft

20

ADP 1000 $25 Augusta, GA N Call center

21

NuComm International 1000 $10 Lafayette, LA N Customer service

22

Dell 1000 N/A Nashville, TN E Computers

23

Home Depot 1000 $0 Addison, TX E Call center

24

USAA 1000 $0 San Antonio, TX E Insurance

25

Centene HQ 901 $189 Clayton, MO E HQ

26

Samsung 900 $350 Austin, TX E Semiconductors

27

PPD Pharmaco Inc. 857 $136 New Hanover Co., NC E Pharmaceuticals

28

Precision Response Corp. 850 $0 Cabell Co., WV N Telecommunications

29

State Street, Phase 2 847 $6 Kansas City, MO E Financial services

30

Chris Craft Boats 807 $52 Kings Mountain, NC N Boat & auto manufacturing

31

Capital One Auto Finance 800 $7 Tulsa, OK N Financial services

32

Dimensional Fund Advisors 800 $0 Austin, TX E HQ

33

Tenet's 795 $116 El Paso, TX E Hospital

34

GEICO Corp. 790 $0 Stafford Co., VA E Insurance

35

Edison Chouest 2 750 $65 Houma, LA E Ship building

36

Swedwood 740 $281 Pittsylvania Co., VA N Distribution

37

PGT Inds., Inc 712 $31 Rowan Co., NC N Technology

38

Emerson 700 $1 McAllen, TX N HVAC Compressors

39

Eaton Hydraulic 700 $0 McAllen/Reynosa, TX N Hydraulic parts

40

Quintiles 650 $55 Overland Park, KS E Clinical research services

41

T-Mobile 2005 650 $18 Springfield, MO N Call center

42

Cingular 617 $15 Joplin, MO N Office/Phone service

43

Boeing MROTC 610 $29 Oklahoma City, OK E Aerospace

44

Blue Grass Chemical 600 $650 Richmond, KY N Chemical weapon destruction

45

Bridgestone/Firestone 600 $150 Wilson Co., NC E Tires

46

South Financial 600 $100 Greenville, SC E Banking HQ

47

Cerner Corp.-Rockcreek 600 $30 Kansas City, MO N Information tech.

48

Lockheed Martin 600 $10 Fairfax Co., VA E Systems engineering

49

DISH Network 600 $8 Alvin, TX E Customer support center

50

Standard Bag 600 $7 Lubbock, TX E Bag manufacturer

51

Infinity Insurance 600 $5 Birmingham, AL E Administrative HQ

52

Connextions 600 $4 Cabarrus Co., NC N Internet

53

Washington Mutual 600 $3 Duval Co., FL E Operations center

54

Affiliated Computer 600 $0 San Antonio, TX E Tech support

55

Bell Helicopter 600 $0 Fort Worth, TX E Army programs center

56

Conoco Phillips 600 $0 Bartlesville, OK E Administration

57

PRC, LLC 600 $0 Onslow Co., NC N Management

58

Target Corporation 580 $90 Newton, NC N Retail distribution

59

Servicemaster 560 N/A Memphis, TN N Cleaning services

60

Nu-Tech 557 $3 Franklin, KY N Building materials

61

GSI Commerce 555 $43 Richwood, KY N Distribution center

62

Best Buy Stores LP 550 $9 Hillview, KY N Computer products & repair

63

Alliance Data Systems Inc. 546 $20 Ennis, TX E Call center

64

IWCO 538 $19 Wilson Co., NC N Marketing

65

U.S. Air Force 520 $23 Hampton, VA E Military

66

NRG Energy 500 $5200 Matagorda Co., TX N Nuclear power plant

67

HS Automotive AL Inc. 500 $23 Enterprise, AL E Automotive parts

68

Aerospace Integration Corp. 500 $20 Albertville, AL N Military/Helicopters

69

Blue Cross/Blue Shield 500 $16 Amarillo, TX E Customer service center

70

EchoStar Communications 500 $16 Alvin, TX E Customer service center

71

Cuna Mutual Group 500 $9 Fort Worth, TX E Financial services

72

AAR Corp 500 $8 Wayne Co., NC N Aviation

73

Cardone Industries 500 $8 Harlingen, TX E Logistics & manufacturing

74

Convergys 500 $6 Longview, TX E Customer care center

75

Fremont Investment & Loan 500 $5 Irving, TX E Mortgage lender

76

Auto2Auto.com 500 N/A Columbia, TN N Online dealership

77

Christensen Yachts 500 N/A Greenback, TN N Boating

78

Experian Consumer Direct 500 N/A Van Buren, AR N Customer care center

79

Georgia-Pacific Corp. 500 N/A Gloster & Roxie, MS N Forest products

80

Oreck 500 N/A Cookeville, TN N Vacuum cleaners

81

2Wire Inc. 500 $0 San Antonio, TX E Customer care center

82

Dell Computers 500 $0 Round Rock, TX E Computers

83

Electrolux 500 $0 McRae, GA E Lawnmowers & snow blowers

84

Esselte 500 $0 McAllen, TX N Office products

85

Frontier Communications 500 $0 Volusia Co., FL N Telecommunications

86

Lowe's 500 $0 Seguin, TX N Distribution center

87

PRC 500 $0 Austin, TX E Call center

88

SunRocket, Inc. 500 $0 Fairfax Co., VA N Internet phone service

89

SAIC 475 $14 Huntsville, AL E Research & Development

90

Torchmark Corp. 470 $26 McKinney, TX E HQ-Health insurance

91

Express Scripts 460 $35 St. Louis Co., MO N HQ, Office

92

Progress West Healthcare 457 $115 O'Fallon, MO N Hospital

93

NASA Shared Services 450 $80 Hancock Co., MS N Space research

94

Meyer Real Estate 450 $8 Gulf Shores, AL N HQ real estate

95

Answertu LLC 450 $3 Monticello, KY N Call center

96

NARS 450 $2 Cape Girardeau, MO N Call center

97

ACCENT Marketing 450 N/A Hot Springs, AR N Inbound contact center

98

Bell Industries 438 $1 Springfield, MO N Call center

99

UPS Supply Chain 436 $14 Louisville, KY N Distribution center

100

Office Depot 430 $210 Boca Raton, FL R HQ
101 Dart Container Corp. 412 $58 Horse Cave, KY E Plastic containers
102 Eastman Chemical Co. 406 N/A Kingsport, TN E Organic chemical manufacturing
103 Poly America 400 $100 Chester, SC N Polyethylene products
104 ConAgra Foods Inc. 400 $75 Fort Worth, TX E Distribution center
105 Credit Suisse 400 $50 Bladen Co., NC E Banking & Financial
106 Cerner Corp. 400 $31 Kansas City, MO N Information tech.
107 MeadWestvaco Corp. 400 $25 Richmond, VA N HQ, packaging & products
108 Cigna Corp. 400 $17 Denison, TX E Call center
109 Fireman's Fund Insurance 400 $8 Dallas, TX E Insurance
110 Trinity Industries 400 $4 Brusly, LA E Shipyard
111 Afni Inc. 400 $2 San Antonio, TX E Call center
112 L-3 Comm. 400 $0 Lexington, KY E Support activites
113 108Command 400 $0 Fairfax Co., VA E Software
114 Etech 400 $0 Lufkin, TX E Telecommunications services
115 Teleperformance 400 $0 Abilene, TX E Inbound service center

*$Inv = Investment in Millions. N = New Project, E = Expanded, R = Relocation


    
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