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 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
JULY 2014

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Chester County, S.C. wins big

Manufacturing's comeback adds up

Golden Dragon shines in rural Alabama

IBEX Global call center to add 800 more jobs in Spring Hill, Tenn.

Diageo plans to build $115 million distillery in Kentucky

Georgia company hiring 40 for manufacturing jobs

Tennessee factory brings needed jobs

Reynolds American to add 200 manufacturing jobs in North Carolina

E&I Engineering to locate U.S. operations in Anderson County, create 250 jobs

Royal Building Products invests $24 million in Newbern, Tenn.

Ag-Power breaks ground on $8.7 million facility in Higginsville, Mo.

CAMBRO Manufacturing breaks ground in Mebane, N.C.

Plastic Products Company to open new facility in Oconee Co., S.C.

$50 million factory announced for Walker County, Ga.

RPA Development expands in South Carolina, adding 43 jobs

Asahi Kasei Plastics invests $30 million to open Alabama plant

ConMet to add jobs in Jackson, N.C.

EFI Automotive to move North American HQ to Alabama, create 125 jobs

AM Agrigen Industries announces potential $1.2 billion investment In Louisiana

BorgWarner Turbo expanding in North Carolina

Automotive eco-friendly material factory to open in Georgia

SWG Aerospace picks North Carolina for seat cover plant, 50 jobs

Alltech plans to build distillery and brewery in Pikeville, Ky.

ShopHQ to double operations in Bowling Green; create up to 150 jobs

AT&T’s new Cricket shifts, adds hundreds of jobs in Lindbergh, Ga.

ValueVision Media expands in Bowling Green, Ky.

Novità Technologies expands its Tennessee production center

Fertilizer plant to bring new jobs to Southwest Florida

Columbus, Miss., plant produces 300th helicopter

Southern Ionics invests $100 million in Georgia

New aluminum plant to be built in Kentucky, $150 million investment

Electrolux invests $30 million at Anderson, S.C., campus

Company to expand Georgia glass fabrication plant

GKN Driveline to create 105 jobs in Lee County, N.C.

Duke Energy to build natural-gas facility in Florida

New manufacturer coming to Warren County, Miss.

Volvo to build Mississippi distribution center, creating 250 jobs

Toyota to boost Georgetown, Ky., Camry output

Japanese chemical company to open U.S. HQ in Georgia

Company acquires southwest Louisiana site for $2.4 billion LNG plant

Peristyle to reopen 125-year-old Taylor Distillery in Woodford County, Ky.

Lubricant maker moves headquarters to Vicksburg, Miss.

Lexicon to expand Georgia plant, add 150 jobs

Rural Virginia cabinetmaker to create 110 jobs

Mortgage Contracting Services doubles size in Ruston, La.


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