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Petrochemicals and the Southern Manufacturing Renaissance

Non-Petrochemicals and the Southern Manufacturing Renaissance

Ten Reasons Why Manufacturing is Booming in The South

Rick Perry

2014 Annual Directory


2014 SB&D 100 Edition

SB&D 100 Feature

Big Fish Keep Alabama's Economy Humming


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

20th Anniversary Edition


  
 Top Deals

Fall 2011 Top Deals

The American South's 10-Largest New and Expanded Manufacturing and Selected Non-Manufacturing Job Announcements

Announcements made in the Fall 2011 Quarter

Company Jobs Investment N/E Location Description
1. GM 1,900 $244 E Spring Hill, Tenn. Auto assembly
2. Continental Tire 1,700 $500 N Sumter, S.C. Tires
3. GM 1,660 $380 E Wentzville, Mo.

Auto assembly

4. Ford 1,600 $1,100 E Claycomo, Mo.

Auto assembly

5. TD Bank 1,600 N/A E Greenville, S.C. Financial services
6. Halliburton 1,500 $50 N San Antonio, Tex. Oil field services
7. American Railcar 1,400 N/A E Arkansas Rail cars
8. Margaritaville Casino 1,262 $100 N Bossier City, La. Casino
9. Bed Bath & Beyond 900 N/A N Jackson Co., Ga. Fulfillment center
10. Bridgestone 850 $1,200 N/E Aiken, S.C. Tires

($Inv. = Investment in millions - N=New; E=Expansion; R=Relocation)

Sources: Alabama Development Office; Arkansas Economic Development Commission; Enterprise Florida; Georgia Dept. of Economic Development; Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development; Louisiana Economic Development; Mississippi Development Authority; Missouri Dept. of Economic Development; North Carolina Dept. of Commerce; Oklahoma Dept. of Commerce; South Carolina Dept. of Commerce; Tennessee Dept. of Economic & Community Development; Texas Dept. of Economic Development; Virginia Economic Development Partnership; West Virginia Development Office

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