Monday, July 4, 2011

Good Economic News!

Here are just a few of the positive economic announcements that have come my way in recent weeks:

Pharmaceutical maker Eli Lilly and Company has announced plans to expand its biotechnology capabilities worldwide, creating an undisclosed number of new jobs.

In Asheville, North Carolina, Linamar Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of products for the automotive industry, will establish a facility and create 363 new jobs.

Allscripts, a provider of electronic health records information systems, plans to expand and add 300 new jobs in Chicago, Illinois.

In Spartanburg County, South Carolina, Draexlmaier Automotive of America, a maker of interior components and electrical systems, plans to expand and create 150 new jobs.

Janova, a developer of web-based automated software testing products, plans to expand its headquarters in New Albany, Ohio, creating 116 new jobs.

NSK Steering Systems America, a maker of automotive products, plans to expand its operation in Dyer County, Tennessee and create 180 new jobs.

In Washington, DC, MVM Technologies will open an ink-jet cartridge manufacturing plant and create 300 new jobs.

HADPRO Hood and Duct Professionals, a kitchen exhaust cleaning and maintenance company, will relocate to Alexandria, Virginia, creating 53 new jobs.

Kiara Solar will refurbish a wood-to-biomass energy plant in Anderson, California, creating 30 new jobs.

In Warrick County, Indiana, a massive new regional medical district is being developed and already has commitments for over 270 new jobs. Congratulations to Brand Acceleration client, Success Warrick County, on a job well done.

In Iredell County, North Carolina, bottled water maker Niagara Bottling will open a new facility and create 66 new jobs.

St. Regis USA, Inc., a manufacturer of glass and crystal products, will expand its operation in Indianapolis, Indiana and add 41 new jobs.

CenturyLink, a communications service provider, has announced plans to expand its facility in Monroe, Louisiana and create 800 new jobs.

ABB, Inc., a provider of power and automation products, will expand its operation in Halifax County, Virginia, creating 15 new jobs.

In Brownsburg, Indiana, Chemistry Manufacturing and Control, LLC (CMC), a biotech provider of drug products and delivery systems, will open its headquarters, distribution, and assembly facility, creating 68 new jobs. Congrats to Brand Acceleration client, Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership. Great job!

Drug store retailer Walgreens has announced plans to expand and add 600 new jobs in Chicago, Illinois.

In Weaverville, California, Trinity River Lumber Company will build a new wood-fueled boiler and add 20 new jobs.

North American Lighting, Inc., a manufacturer of automotive lighting and components, plans to open a new injection molding manufacturing facility in Warrick County, Indiana, creating 42 new jobs.
n Clark County, Ohio, Seepex, Inc., a maker of industrial pumps, will expand and create 40 new jobs.

IM Flash Technologies, a computer hardware and software company, plans to expand its Utah operation and create 500 new jobs.

In Lexington, Kentucky, Neogen Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of animal healthcare products, will expand and create 75 new jobs.

In Evansville, Indiana, Berry Plastics will expand its world headquarters and add 120 new jobs.

Jamestown, New York based TitanX Engine Cooling, Inc., will expand and create 40 new jobs.

In Cody, Montana, Cody Labs will expand and add 20 new jobs.

Caterpillar, Inc., has announced plans to expand its Spaulding County, Georgia operation and create 200 new jobs.

In Plainfield, Indiana, Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, LLC, will expand its facility and create 415 new jobs. Congrats to economic developer Cinda Kelley-Hutchings.

Cooper Standard, an auto industry supplier, will expand in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky operation and hite 120 people.

EMC Corporation, a computer hardware and software provider, will expand its operation in Utah and create 500 new jobs.

In Monroe County, Kentucky, Apace Packaging plans to expand and create 35 new jobs.

Tire International plans to open a tire recycling and rubber products manufacturing facility in Berkley County, South Carolina, creating 150 new jobs.

In Moberly, Missouri, Finspeed, LLC, an auto industry parts manufacturer, will expand and hire 20 new employees.

Card J Tech Alabama, a plastic injection molding company and supplier to the auto industry, will open a new facility and hire 150 employees.

In Troy, Alabama, Golden Boy Foods, LTD., will open a new peanut butter plant and create 130 new jobs.

In Minco, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Foldong Carton and Printing plans to open a new printing facility and create 23 new jobs.

Fronius USA, LLC, a producer of solar inverters, plans to relocate to Portage, Indiana, creating 512 new jobs.


We receive numerous announcements each week that announce that several jobs have been “retained or created.” While retention is important, we will not use announcements that fail to define exactly how many jobs were retained and how many were created. We want specifics.

If you have jobs announcements, please send them my way.

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