The Incentives Debate
The Birth of a Louisiana Super Region
Arkansas: A Real Approach to Economic Development
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
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
For real-time news on business, politics and economic development in the South, go to www.RandleReport.com. For even more economic development news in the South, including all project announcements, go to www.SB-D.com. For more information on the automotive industry in the South, go to www.SouthernAutoCorridor.com.
South lands nine of top 15 U.S. states for auto parts manufacturing
Top States for Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
Automotive projects in the Southern Auto Corridor slowed in 2012
Hackleburg, Ala.'s Wrangler plant is back in business
Left behind in Alabama
New Leaf plugging along at Nissan's Tennessee plant
Greening of the fleet
Nissan expanding North American Infiniti production?
Toyota moving Lexus ES production from Japan to Georgetown, Ky.
North Carolina trading land for desperately needed jobs
EPA debunks claims about fracking
Lowndes County, Miss., supervisors clear path for CalStar deal
Manufacturing is tops
GE Aviation opens 300,000-square-foot facility in Auburn, Ala.
Europe finds energy source in Texas mesquite
Surge in U.S. natural gas pushes other countries to diversify
U.S. showing shale technology to the world?
Gun makers aim for greener pastures
GE Capital cuts off lending to gun shops
Canadian company plans $550 million methane plant in Ascension Parish, La.
McConnell focuses on coal jobs
Georgia ranks sixth in exports to China
Nifco America Corp.’s expansion in Shelbyville, Ky., creates 100 new jobs
North Carolina manufacturing jobs increase
Taica Corp. of Japan invests $8 million in Winchester, Ky.
Monsanto to see $56 million in incentives for expansion in Missouri
Novartis set to begin $60 million expansion in Holly Springs, N.C.
Jordan Forest Products Invests $1.4 Million in Biscoe, N.C.
Walmart promotes “Made in America”
GM laying off up to 75 at Spring Hill, Tenn., plant
Georgia Power to buy wind power from Oklahoma
Nissan refocuses on Canton, Miss., plant
Urban Outfitters to open Georgia call center, bring 400 jobs
Solar power produced 100 percent of new energy on U.S. grid in March
Nissan’s new $200 million paint plant at Smyrna, Tenn., expected to reduce energy costs
Kentucky plant to make fertilizer from coal byproducts
Google spending another $600 million on data center in North Carolina
WhiteWave Foods invests $69.8 million in Mount Crawford, Va.
Enviro Tech expansion to add 120 Helena, Ark., jobs
Alupress AG establishing new facility in Laurens County, S.C.
IMG Academy gets set for major expansion in Bradenton, Fla.
Incitec Pivot’s Dyno Nobel and Cornerstone Chemical announce $1 billion project in Jefferson Parish, La.
Omega Plastics plans $8.2 million expansion of Tennessee headquarters, 80 new jobs
Auto parts industry largest U.S. manufacturing employer
SGL Carbon to invest $26 million in Ozark, Ark., plant
South Carolina jellyfish plant looks for another site
National collection agency expanding in Alcoa, adding 150 Tennessee jobs
Owens Corning to expand Aiken County facility
CBN Secure Technologies to add 25 jobs in Danville, Va.
Tennessee supplier hiring 200 in growing auto cluster
Power equipment company expanding in Martin, Tenn.
Nanotherapeutics, Inc. to invest $127 million in Alachua, Fla.
Commercial Jet to invest $12 million in Dale County, Ala.
South Carolina project is $6 billion over budget and 10 years late
Triple Horse to build Hollywood-style studio in Covington, Ga.
New BMW X4 to be assembled at South Carolina plant
Ply Gem to create 145 jobs in Columbus County, N.C.
Balluff Inc. begins HQ expansion in Independence, Ky.
Nissan to increase pay in Mississippi and Tennessee
German pipe maker expanding in north Mississippi
Caterpillar supplier to locate in South Carolina
Trinity Frozen Foods to open North Carolina processing plant
Belle Foods to hire 300
New rail transfer facility in Washington, Mo., creates more than 300 jobs
Kubota opens expanded Georgia plant
Indigo oil terminal to bring 200 jobs to Osceola, Ark.
CertainTeed Corporation plans $100 million investment in Jonesburg, Mo.
Health Management Associates to open service center in Fort Smith, Ark.
ARI facility bringing jobs to Brookhaven, Miss.
Sitel Corp. in Bartlesville, Okla., to add 100 jobs
Tool distributor to expand, create 200 jobs in rural South Carolina
Mars expands in Cleveland, Tenn.
Instant meal producer to create 150 jobs in Saluda County, S.C.
GE to build $110 million oil and gas research center in Oklahoma
Clothing manufacturer bringing more jobs to Jesup, Ga.
TaylorMade putting golf ball plant in Pickens County, S.C.
Suddenlink to invest $35 million in West Virginia
Phillips 66 announces plans for new Gulf Coast facility
Phones are ringing at Spring Hill, Tenn., call center
Big deal in rural Georgia
New project for Paducah
BancorpSouth establishes Mississippi loan fund
Rural South Carolina project a record
Auto parts supplier expanding in Mississippi
Big poultry deal in Texas
South lands four on Best Small Towns to Visit
Manufacturing research center opens in Prince George County, Va.
Ireland-based food maker expands in Virginia
Japanese auto parts manufacturer setting up shop in Kentucky
Medical device manufacturer expanding in Virginia
Harrah's completes $650 million North Carolina casino expansion
Florida's unemployment rate falls below national average
Ralph Lauren expands again in North Carolina
Mercedes to build logistics facility at Vance plant
TeleTech plans two Paducah, Ky., centers
Huntsman investing $78 million in Louisiana MDI plant
Korean auto supplier expanding in Greenville, Ala.
Metal fabricator expanding in South Carolina
Bosch Rexroth investing $80 million in South Carolina
Sawmill expansion in Small Town Mississippi
Sock manufacturer invests $17.5 million, creates 168 Tennessee jobs
TurboCombustor Technology brings new jobs to Stuart, vows to hire 200
Wausau Paper celebrates ribbon-cutting on $220 million expansion in Harrodsburg, Ky.
Spirit Pharmaceuticals establishing new facility in Clarendon County, S.C.
George County, Miss., lands wood pellet plant
Oklahoma company first tenant at redeveloped West Virginia site, 400 jobs expected
Korean business brings manufacturing jobs to Texas
MVP coming to Kentucky
Fabricated metal company to create 120 jobs in Lynchburg, Va.
Tarheel Plastics to add 48 jobs, invest $3.5 million
U.S. Bank Home Mortgage adds new facility and 332 jobs in Owensboro, Ky.
Swiss-based ABB expands in Bartlesville, Okla.
South Louisiana Methanol invests $1.3 billion in St. James Parish
Toyota to export Kentucky-made Venzas through Georgia port
Company hiring 800 coal miners in Kentucky and Virginia
Trade Allies Directory Part II
Trade Allies Directory
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Monroe, North Carolina
Tishomingo County, Mississippi
Ascension County, Louisiana
Harnett County, North Carolina
Laurens County, South Carolina
Tennessee Valley Authority
Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas
Delta Regional Authority
Alliance Consulting Engineers
Florida Power & Light
Southern Business & Development
Corporate and Industrial Sites in the World’s Fourth-Largest Economy
Steering the Automotive Industry to the World's Fourth-Largest Economy