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Wednesday, October 01, 2014
 News Archives

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

The Incentives Debate

A New Day in Paradise

The Birth of a Louisiana Super Region

Arkansas: A Real Approach to Economic Development

Southern Mega Sites

Manufacturing Rules!

Virginia: The American South's Crown Jewel of Smarts

Infrastructure supporting business and industry in ROVA (the rest of Virginia)

A semiconductor plant for Martinsville, Va.?

Roanoke: A smart, shining star

2012 Person of the Year: Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear

Watch out world: The Palmetto is back

Green Solutions for Red States

Ten Southern markets that are manufacturing location no-brainers

Ten megasites in the South for the next 'Big Kahuna'

Ten small Southern markets that are seeing their economies soar 

Automotive Hot Spots in the Southern Auto Corridor

Sumter, S.C. wins big – beating the odds by getting into the game

Florida's inland port strategy could result in thousands of new jobs

Rural unemployment rate in Virginia dropped a point in 2011

Clean Tech is growing in an automotive industry-like way in the South and North Carolina is joining in the fray

No Southern state's rural regions benefited more from the recovery in 2011 than Kentucky's


Where in the World would the South's economy be without Foreign Direct Investment?

Rural Virginia Lands Microsoft; Deal Represents Largest in Southern Virginia History

Florida Rural Broadband Alliance, Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport: Access and Opportunity in the Florida Panhandle

Harnett County, N.C.: Where Preparation Plus Proximity Equals Opportunity

Boeing's Move to Charleston is already Benefitting Rural South Carolina

Arkansas' Rural Regions Fared Better than any Southern State in Recent Recession

New Intermodal Port in Rural Northwest Tennessee Draws Interest from Top Corporations

Consolidating to a Rural Tennessee Location in Order to Save Money and Grow

Texas' Massive Agribusiness Sector Makes for Huge Bioenergy Potential

Creating Quality Communities in Alabama: The Alabama Communities of Excellence Program

 SmallTownSouth News

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 Data Dimensions Corporation bringing 100 jobs to Mt. Sterling, Ky.

Champion Petfoods invests $85  on Auburn, Ky., pet food kitchen

ONEOK Partners plans natural gas facility in Oklahoma

Rain Bird plans $11.8 million expansion in St. Clair County, Ala.

Moon River Foods invests $3 million in Baird, Miss.

Fitness equipment maker adding 250 jobs in Grayson County, Va.

Oxford, N.C., company is reinventing the zipper and creating 155 jobs

West Penn Testing Group invests $3 million in Ellabell, Ga.

Alamo Tube Co. developing 200-worker plant to supply Eagle Ford Shale

Chinese invest $1.85 billion in Louisiana

Sportsman Boats to bring 150 new jobs to Dorchester Co., S.C.

TeleTech opens in Sherwood, announces new center in Jonesboro, Ark.

Vanguard Furniture to open Carroll County, Va., manufacturing hub

Manufacturer to expand capacity in Pulaski, Va.

Alabama unveils three aerospace projects totaling $136 million during Farnborough global airshow

Old Dominion HQ renovation means new jobs in North Carolina

Beaulieu International opening U.S. HQ in Georgia

Cadillac, GMC vehicles headed to GM's Spring Hill, Tenn., plant

Auto parts company to build distribution center in Flower Mound, Texas

North Carolina's privatization of economic development efforts creating developments

U.S. exports set record highs; automotive leads the pack

U.S. becomes largest oil producer in the world

Florida ranks second in aerospace manufacturing facilities after 60 percent increase in last 10 years

EN Engineering adding jobs in rural Kentucky

Auto supplier investing $25 million in Tennessee

Japanese auto supplier doubling S.C. operations

Paper manufacturing setting up shop in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Golden Pass files federal app to export LNG from Sabine Pass 

Textile company to build in rural Georgia

New warehouse going up in rural Kentucky

Kentucky's auto industry roaring to life 

Italian manufacturer picks Colleton County, S.C.

Jack Daniel's barrel plant opens in Alabama

BorgWarner expanding its automotive parts facility in Mississippi

Apple invests in N.C. solar farm 

Big automotive aluminum plant going up in Kentucky

Distribution center going up in Dyer County, Tenn.

Amazon adding 500 full-time workers to Kentucky facility

German company investing $10 million in Vicksburg, Miss.


Southern Business & Development

Corporate and Industrial Sites in the World’s Fourth-Largest Economy

Southern Business & Development

 Southern Auto Corridor

Southern Auto

Steering the Automotive Industry to the World's Fourth-Largest Economy

 Bonus Issues

101 Great Locations in the Southern Automotive Corridor

250 Best Places in the South to Locate Your Company

Southern Business & Development Southern Auto Corridor Small Town South Randle Report