areadevelopment + michigan   373

GM transition portends conflict ahead - The Detroit News
General Motors Co.’s plan to idle, and try to close, five North American plants this year is hurtling toward a titanic battle to determine the direction of the auto industry as this town knows it.
this-week-449  Around-the-web  Matt  detroit  midwest  Michigan  automotive-industry  manufacturing  jobs  economic-development 
6 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Michigan Central Station project in Corktown to cost Ford $740M - Detroit Free Press
Ford will spend nearly $740 million to renovate the Michigan Central Station and other sites the automaker purchased in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood, the company said Tuesday night.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  Ford  automotive-industry  detroit  Michigan  midwest  real-estate  urban-planning  urban-revitalization 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
2018 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Georgia, Michigan, Ohio and Virginia Awarded Silver Shovels - States with Populations 8 to 12 Million - Area Development
Area Development’s annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards recognize states for their achievements in attracting high-value investment projects that will create a significant number of new jobs in their communities.
area-development-features  Matt  shovel-awards  economic-development  site-selection  Georgia  south-atlantic  Michigan  midwest  ohio  virginia  jobs  manufacturing 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
A “Marshall Plan” to Develop and Attract Talent - Area Development
When businesses are considering where to set up shop or expand existing operations, one of the driving influences behind their decision is access to talent.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  jobs  skilled-labor  skills-gap  economic-development  site-selection  Michigan  midwest 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Looking ahead for the Twin Ports - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
District Spotlight: Outreach visit to Duluth-Superior shows a region trying to find a complement—not a replacement—for its high-value legacy industries
economic-analysis  regional-reports  midwest  minnesota  Michigan  Around-the-web  this-week-421 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
GM to make production versions of self-driving Cruise AVs in Michigan - Automotive News
General Motors said on Thursday it will invest more than $100 million in two facilities as it prepares to build production versions of its Cruise self-driving car next year at its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan.
automotive-industry  autonomous-vehicles  General-Motors  Michigan  Around-the-web  this-week-417 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Can a defunct factory return to relevance? - Autoweek
The auto industry has a long history of finding new uses for old manufacturing sites. Auto plants have been changing owners and uses since Henry Ford rented a wagon factory on Detroit's Mack Avenue in 1903 to start assembling his Model A.
this-week-414  Around-the-web  Matt  detroit  Michigan  midwest  automotive-industry  site-selection  economic-development  industrial-real-estate  manufacturing  sfp-insider-5-24-2018 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Robots don’t have to win: Michigan has what it takes to create jobs - Bridge Magazine
One hundred years ago Michigan was that era’s Silicon Valley. Here, inspired tinkerers and immigrant entrepreneurs built the prototypes and created the processes that launched America’s economic dominance of the 20th Century. We put the world on wheels, invented assembly line manufacturing, created whole new products and industries making cars, chemicals, cereals, machinery, furniture, appliances and retail stores.
economic-development-news  detroit  Michigan  automotive-industry  regional-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-410 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
4 U.S. tech hubs to watch in 2018 - VentureBeat
The cities that I’ve chosen as ones to watch aren’t necessarily those that are home to the most startup activity. Rather, entrepreneurs, investors, or government leaders in the city have proven nimble in identifying what resources tech entrepreneurs will need to grow in their city. Or they’ve dedicated themselves to becoming leaders in a niche technology sector that they think will revolutionize American life. And finally, many of these cities are also home to a promising number of tech startups.
industry-clusters  Metros  pittsburgh  raleigh  indianapolis  ann-arbor  indiana  Pennsylvania  Michigan  north-carolina  high-tech  innovation-hubs  startup  venturecapital  this-week-409  Around-the-web 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Report: Michigan offered Amazon big tax breaks to build Detroit HQ - Detroit Free Press
The state of Michigan would give Amazon big tax breaks for three decades on top of $106 million in public subsidies from Windsor if the e-commerce giant were to pick the Detroit region for its second headquarters, according to a news report.

A copy of Detroit's official 242-page bid book for Amazon's "HQ2," which was produced by a 65-person committee headed by billionaire businessman Dan Gilbert and submitted to Amazon in October, was obtained this week by the Crain's Detroit business newspaper.
amazon  detroit  Michigan  economic-development-news  headquarters  Around-the-web  this-week-409 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
7 ways to grow manufacturing in Michigan - and 5 challenges - MLive.com
There's a 40 percent productivity gap between large and small firms, requiring small firm investment that will give the entire industry a boost, according to the report.

Nationally, action is possible through the America's Small Manufacturers Act, proposed in February. It's still in committee, but shows that some legislators are looking at what small manufacturers need from the Small Business Administration.
this-week-405  Michigan  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  Around-the-web 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Opinion: Pfizer offers innovative, highly-skilled jobs, site leader says - MLive.com
I believe there has never been a more exciting time to start or grow a career in manufacturing, especially in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The U.S. biopharmaceutical industry alone is responsible for 4.5 million jobs, with more professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics than any other industry in America. Bob Betzig is the site leader at Pfizer's Global Supply plant in Portage, Michigan.
biotech  pharmaceuticals  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  facilities-management  Michigan  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Robots descending on industrial workplaces in record numbers - Detroit Free Press
Part of a growing trend, a Michigan auto parts supplier is installing "collaborative" robots in bid to boost efficiency. Workers hope the move makes the company competitive, boosting job security.
industry-reports  automotive-industry  regional-reports  Michigan  industry-clusters  automation  advanced-manufacturing 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
How Siemens, Others Work to Fill the Skills Gap - Advanced Manufacturing
Sharing innovation with other companies is one way to position companies in a region as leaders. Siemens sponsors an annual event called Manufacturing in America that is built around three pillars—community, collaboration and innovation.
skills-gap  advanced-manufacturing  siemens  regional-reports  Michigan  detroit  Around-the-web  workforce-development  this-week-400 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Will Amazon take a chance on contributing to a common good in Detroit? - Detroit Free Press
Detroit's Amazon HQ2 bid might be a sleeper, as outside experts contend. Or, maybe, it could spark a broader vision in an ongoing dream to revitalize Detroit.
this-week-400  Around-the-web  Matt  detroit  Michigan  midwest  site-selection  economic-development  headquarters  amazon  ecommerce  retail  tech  jobs  taxes-incentives 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Michigan’s New Motor City: Ann Arbor as a Driverless-Car Hub - The New York Times
As the world looks ahead to a future of interconnected, self-driving cars, this college town 40 miles west of Detroit has emerged as a one-of-a-kind, living laboratory for the technologies that will pave the way.
autonomous-vehicles  automotive-industry  industry-clusters  Michigan  Around-the-web  this-week-392 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
For Michigan, competition is the name of the game - Crain's Detroit Business
J. Patrick Doyle is president and CEO of Domino's and chairman of the board of directors for Business Leaders for Michigan.
competitiveness  regional-reports  Michigan  economic-development-news  opinion  executive-leadership  Around-the-web  this-week-392 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Michigan’s New Motor City: Ann Arbor as a Driverless-Car Hub - NYTimes.com
As the world looks ahead to a future of interconnected, self-driving cars, this college town 40 miles west of Detroit has emerged as a one-of-a-kind, living laboratory for the technologies that will pave the way.
Around-the-web  Matt  Michigan  midwest  automation  automotive-industry  tech  technology  high-tech  ann-arbor  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Why I outsourced to Michigan instead of India - VentureBeat
For one CTO, offshoring software development seemed like a good idea. Six years ago, the CTO joined a fintech company that had a history of sending coding projects to India,
this-week-391  Around-the-web  Matt  CTO  fintech  india  Michigan  midwest  offshoring  jobs  tech  technology  high-tech 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Gentex hires robots as production moves stateside - Automotive News
Michigan mirror-maker Gentex Inc. offers a glimpse of what the future might look like in the Trump era. The supplier has figured out a way to move production from overseas to the American Midwest — and things are working out just fine.
Michigan  backshoring  automotive-industry  parts-suppliers  regional-reports  midwest 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Growth in American manufacturing jobs? It's happening in Michigan - TheHill
While all manufacturing jobs accounted for about 32 percent of the total jobs growth in Michigan from 2009 to 2016, non-transportation manufacturing jobs alone added 18.5 percent. Nationally, all manufacturing jobs have accounted for less than 4 percent of total new jobs over the same period.
automotive-industry  Michigan  regional-reports  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-385 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Biz incentive backers promise ‘good jobs’ for Michigan - Detroit News
A bipartisan plan that would offer tax incentives for large businesses to grow or relocate in Michigan is back in the state Senate, and supporters are making a bold new promise: It wouldn’t just create jobs, it would create “good” jobs.
this-week-381  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  jobs  skilled-labor  Michigan  midwest  automotive-industry 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Regional Report: Midwest Economy Buffeted by the Winds of Change - Area Development
There have been ups and downs in the world of Midwest auto manufacturing, but the region has also shown growth in the technology, agribusiness, and logistics/distribution sectors.
economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  area-development-features  Matt  midwest  Michigan  indiana  illinois  minnesota  wisconsin  ohio  automotive-industry  agribusiness  logistics  regional-reports 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
FCA USA Plans $1 Billion Expansion At Michigan & Ohio Assembly Plants - Area Development
FCA USA will invest $1 billion to upgrade and modernize its assembly plants in Warren, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio. The automaker said its expansion projects will create 2,000 jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  jobs  ohio  Michigan  midwest  automotive-industry  manufacturing  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Stryker Corporation Expands Manufacturing Plant In Portage, Michigan - Area Development
Stryker Corporation’s instruments division plans to establish a new facility in the city of Portage, Michigan. The company will invest more than $130 million and creating 105 jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  jobs  Michigan  midwest  medical  medical-device  technology 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Ford Invests $700 Million To Expand Flat Rock Michigan Assembly Plant - Area Development
Ford plans to invest $700 million to expand its assembly plant in Flat Rock, Michigan. The factory will begin to build high-tech autonomous and electric vehicles along with the Mustang and Lincoln Continental. The expansion will create 700 direct new jobs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Michigan  midwest  automotive-industry  manufacturing  high-tech  tech  technology  advanced-industries  autonomous-vehicles  jobs  mexico  location-USA 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Ferris Coffee & Nut Company Expands Operations In Grand Rapids, Michigan - Area Development
Ferris Coffee & Nut Company purchased the American Seating building and property located at 601 7th Street NW in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The move satisfies the company's need for expanded manufacturing space while continuing its long history as a staple of the city's west side.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Michigan  midwest  manufacturing 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Two Firms Plan Expansion In Grand Rapids, Michigan Metro Area - Area Development
Custom Profile Inc., a company that specializes in extruded plastic projects, and Denmark-based Gabriel, a company that develops, manufactures, and sells upholstery fabrics and components, have planned expansion projects in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. The projects are expected to bring a total of 110 new jobs and $3.78 million in new capital investment to the region.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Michigan  midwest  grand-rapids  denmark  location-USA  FDI  jobs  plastics  textiles-clothing-industries 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
General Motors To Immediately Begin Public Tests of Self Driving Cars
General Motors CEO Mary Barra on Thursday said the automaker will immediately begin testing self-driving vehicles on public roads in Michigan just days after Governor Rick Snyder signed a package of bills legalizing the operation of autonomous vehicles in the hope of restoring the state’s image as an center of automotive innovation.
this-week-372  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  autonomous-vehicles  General-Motors  GM  innovation  Michigan  midwest 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
GM will launch production, testing of self-driving Bolts in Mich. - Automotive News
GM CEO Mary Barra also said the company will start testing autonomous Bolts on public roads near the GM Technical Center in suburban Detroit “immediately,” in response to state legislation enacted last week that allows wider use of the vehicles. She said metropolitan Detroit will be GM’s primary test area for snow and cold-weather driving.
GM  automotive-industry  Michigan  autonomous-vehicles  Around-the-web  this-week-372 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
State Economic Development Fund Incentives Woo Firms To Detroit, Michigan - Area Development
Adient, the world’s largest automotive seating supplier, will locate its operational headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. In addition, ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks Americas Corporation, one of the leading steel producers in the world, will establish a new manufacturing center in the city’s downtown historic Metropolitan Building, which has been vacant for 39 years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  detroit  Michigan  midwest  headquarters  automotive-industry  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Adient To Establish Global Headquarters In Detroit, Michigan - Area Development
Adient, the world's largest global automotive seating supplier, has acquired the 10-story, 164,000-square-foot Marquette Building located at 243 West Congress in Detroit, Michigan’s historic financial district, across from Cobo Center.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Michigan  midwest  detroit  automotive-industry 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
John Gallagher says developer distrust too high; cities need investors - FREEP
One of the more puzzling disconnects in American business pits the huge importance of economic development versus the low esteem the public has for developers.
this-week-370  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  Michigan  detroit  midwest  taxes-incentives  real-estate 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Lear Corporation Opens Innovation Center In Downtown Detroit, Michigan - Area Development
Lear Corporation, a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, opened a world-class Innovation Center at 119 State Street at historic Capitol Park in downtown Detroit, Michigan.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  innovation-centers  detroit  Michigan  midwest  automotive-industry 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Five States Account for Half of U.S. Business R&D in 2013 - US National Science Foundation
Five states—California, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, and Washington—accounted for half of the research and development paid for and performed by companies in the United States in 2013, according to estimates from the 2013 Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS) from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.
research&development  Michigan  texas  california  Massachusetts  Washington  Around-the-web  this-week-366 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Two Institutes Invest In Detroit, Michigan, Shared Manufacturing Scale-Up Facility - Area Development
Two manufacturing institutes, LIFT- Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow and IACMI-The Composites Institute, will investment of nearly $50 million in their shared manufacturing scale-up facility in Detroit, Michigan.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Michigan  midwest  detroit  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Australia-Based ANCA Expands Wixom, Michigan, Manufacturing Hub - Area Development
ANCA, Inc, a machine tool builder and Australia-based designer and builder of advanced computer-controlled, high accuracy grinding machines, will expand its plant by 50% in Wixom, Michigan. The company will expand its inventory and spare parts warehouse capacity, adding a dedicated customer focus and training center, and doubling its machine demonstration area.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  Michigan  midwest  machinery  FDI  australia  warehouse-facility  training-center 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Michigan Strategic Fund Incentives Spark Business Expansion Throughout Great Lakes State - Area Development
Economic development and business expansion projects approved for funding by the Michigan Strategic Fund are expected to generate a total capital investment of $157 million and creating more than 1,300 jobs in Michigan.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  Michigan  midwest  jobs  automotive-industry  food-industry  food-processing  insurance-industry  manufacturing 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Royal DSM Opens Research and Technology Center In Troy, Michigan - Area Development
Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, opened its expanded $5 million research and technology center for DSM Engineering Plastics today in the Detroit suburb of Troy, Michigan.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Michigan  midwest  plastics  detroit  technology  tech 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Chem-Trend Expands Research And Development Unit In Howell, Michigan - Area Development
Chem-Trend, a global leader in the development, production and marketing of high-performance release agents, purging compounds and other ancillary molding products, will expand its R&D facilities at the global headquarters in Howell, Michigan.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Michigan  midwest  chemicals-industry  research&development  R&D  headquarters  global-headquarters 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
2016 Top States for Doing Business: Georgia Back in Top Spot Again - Area Development
What’s it take to be recognized as a top state for doing business? On one hand, it’s a complicated question to answer, because there are a lot of factors that go into that kind of a reputation. On the other hand, you can get a pretty good idea of what it takes by checking out the attributes of some of the states that top the list.
area-development-features  Matt  jobs  manufacturing  top-states-for-business  Georgia  south-atlantic  south-carolina  texas  southwest  tennesee  south  louisiana  alabama  Florida  indiana  midwest  north-carolina  mississippi  ohio  Nevada  mountain-states  california  pacific-states  kentucky  arizona  arkansas  oklahoma  Michigan  new-york  mid-atlantic  south-dakota  plains  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  workforce  workforce-development  skilled-labor  government-policy 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Little Caesars Plans World Headquarters In Detroit, Michigan - Area Development
Little Caesars and Olympia Development of Michigan started construction on a new $150 million, nine-story, 234,000 square foot, Little Caesars world headquarters expansion, at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Columbia Street in Detroit, Michigan.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  headquarters  detroit  Michigan  midwest  food-industry  world-headquarters 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Xccent Medical And Industrial Relocates Headquarters To Sanilac County, Michigan - Area Development
Midwest Rubber Company, a manufacturer of rubber and plastic products acquired Xccent Medical and Industrial Division, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of rubber and flexible products for the medical and industrial industry, and will transfer its M&I’s operation to Midwest Rubber’s headquarters in Sanilac County, Michigan.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  headquarters  Michigan  midwest  plastics  rubber-industry  medical 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
MAHLE Powertrain Expands-Relocates North American Headquarters To Plymouth, Michigan - Area Development
MAHLE Powertrain, one of the world's leading engineering services companies, is opening a new North American headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan. The $16 million expansion will create new jobs and accelerate a variety of advanced engine-development programs.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  headquarters  Michigan  midwest  automotive-industry  jobs 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Inteva Products Expands Facilities In Adrian And Troy, Michigan - Area Development
Inteva Products, a leading global Tier One automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, will be making an investment of $23 million and creating additional jobs to support new business in Adrian and Troy, Michigan.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Michigan  midwest  automotive-industry  headquarters  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Zhongding USA Cadillac Plans Expansion At Its Cadillac, Michigan Plant - Area Development
Zhongding USA Cadillac, a manufacturer of rubber auto components and subsidiary of China-based Anhui Zhongding Sealing Parts Company, will expand its facility in Cadillac, Michigan. The company plans to hire 125 associates.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Michigan  midwest  automotive-industry  cadillac  manufacturing  china  location-USA  FDI  jobs 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Midwest States Launch Public-Private R&D Centers in Key Manufacturing Industries - SSTI
Over the last few weeks, Indiana and Michigan have announced the launch of manufacturing-focused innovation centers to help transform manufacturing sectors that are long-standing drivers of economic prosperity in their respective state into 21st century global hubs for manufacturing innovation
Around-the-web  this-week-361  midwest  regional-economic-development  Michigan  indiana  research&development  innovation-hubs  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-362 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Michigan, Ontario to sign deal to tout development of self-driving tech - Detroit Free Press
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder also urged automotive industry to get behind effort to create test bed for self-driving vehicles at Willow Run during speech in Traverse City.
this-week-361  Around-the-web  Matt  detroit  Michigan  midwest  automotive-industry  high-tech  canada  location-canada  ontario  central-canada 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Michigan and Ontario to promote region's auto industry - MLive.com
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a memorandum with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to promote the region's automotive industry.

They were near Traverse City on Wednesday at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars. The state and province are creating a working group to focus on autonomous vehicles, lightweight materials, alternative fuels and other best practices.
industry-clusters  canada  location-canada  Michigan  ontario  automotive-industry  NAFTA  government-policy  economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Bills would restore tax credit for angel investors - Crain's Detroit Business
Early-stage companies are defined as those in business fewer than five years — less than 10 if spun off from a university — with fewer than 100 employees and valued at less than $10 million. They also have to be headquartered in Michigan, with most of their employees working here.
capital-access  small-business  startup  Michigan  regional-reports  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
FCA US Retools Sterling Heights, Michigan, Assembly Plant - Area Development
FCA US, a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. family of companies, will invest $1.48 billion to retool its assembly plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan. The company will build the next generation Ram 1500 and support the future growth of the Ram brand.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Michigan  midwest  fiat  chrysler  automotive-industry 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
C3 Venture Flint To Assemble Automotive Parts In Flint, Michigan - Area Development
C3 Venture Flint, a company that produces interior plastic automotive parts, will establish its $9.68 million, 134,000 square foot, assembly plant campus in Flint, Michigan. The facility will produce interior plastic automotive components along with injection molding and tooling.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Michigan  midwest  plastics  automotive-industry  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  flint 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Stikwood Plans Kentwood, Michigan, Manufacturing Facility - Area Development
California-based Stikwood, producer of the world’s first “Peel & Stik” reclaimed and sustainable wood planking, plans to expand establish a manufacturing center in Kentwood, Michigan.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  Michigan  midwest  wood-products  lumber 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Denso Expands Battle Creek, Michigan, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
Global auto supplier DENSO will invest more than $37 million in machinery and equipment to expand automation at its DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. in Battle Creek. The investment supports localization of component manufacturing for several customers in Michigan.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Michigan  midwest  manufacturing  automotive-industry  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Japan-Based Idemitsu Lubricants America Opens R&D Center In Wixom, Michigan - Area Development
Japan-based Idemitsu Lubricants America opened a Research & Development Center in Wixom, Michigan. The facility will focus on providing custom lubricant solutions to a variety of customers throughout North, Central and South America.
economic-development  site-facility-planning-this-week  area-development-news  Matt  Michigan  midwest  Japan  location-USA  FDI  automotive-industry  OEMs 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Sweden-Based Henrob Group Opens Self-piercing Rivet Manufacturing Plant in New Hudson, Michigan - Area Development
Henrob Group, a brand within the 143-year old Swedish-based Atlas Copco Industrial Assembly Solutions Division in the Industrial Technique Business Area, opened its new 125,000 square foot self-piercing rivet production facility in New Hudson, Michigan.
FDI  location-USA  michigan  sweeden  midwest  automotive-industry  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
First-ever driverless vehicle test rolls down Michigan interstate - MLive.com
Four semi-trailers that rolled along Interstate 69 Thursday afternoon in Lapeer and St. Clair counties may help lead Michigan into a new industry for the state and help soldiers at home and abroad.
this-week-356  Around-the-web  Matt  Michigan  midwest  automotive-industry  driverless-vehicles  autonomous-cars 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Coastal Automotive Expands Production Into Holland, Michigan - Area Development
Coastal Automotive, an automotive manufacturer and Tier 1 global automotive company from Southeast Michigan, is expanding production into a 300,000 square foot production center at 900 Brooks Ave. in Holland, Michigan.
economic-development  site-selection  automotive-industry  area-development-news  Michigan  midwest  manufacturing 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Kiekert Expands Development & Manufacturing Hub In Wixom, Michigan
Kiekert, the technology leader in automotive locking systems, will invest $1 million to expand its U.S. development and manufacturing center in Wixom, Michigan.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  Michigan  automotive-industry 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
ManagedWay Open Data Center In Troy, Michigan - Area Development
ManagedWay, a leading provider of cloud computing, fiber optic internet and colocation services, opened its newest and most technologically advanced data center, a 45,000 sq-ft facility in Troy, Michigan.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Michigan  midwest  cloud-solutions  fiber-optics  data-centers  high-tech  tech  technology 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Leading Locations for 2016: A Closer Look at the Top MSAs - Area Development
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco ranks first overall, followed in the remaining top-10 spots by Napa, Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Columbus (IN), San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Bend-Richmond, Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Reno, and Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine.
economic-development  jobs  site-selection  manufacturing  leading-locations  Metros  area-development-online  Matt  california  pacific-states  Michigan  midwest  indiana  oregon  Nevada  mountain-states 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
SRG Global Relocates World Headquarters To Expanded Hub In Troy, Michigan - Area Development
SRG Global, a Guardian company and Tier 1 interior and exterior trim supplier, is moving its world headquarters to a larger, modernized facility in Troy, Michigan.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Michigan  midwest  headquarters  world-headquarters  automotive-industry 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Ohio Cities Bring High-Tech Tools to the Fight Against Blight – Next City
Until recently, Detroit city officials didn’t even know how many vacant properties the city had, much less which ones they should earmark for teardown or rehabilitation.
Around-the-web  Matt  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  detroit  Michigan  midwest  ohio  this-week-355 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Flex-N-Gate To Open Manufacturing Plant On Detroit, Michigan’s Eastside - Area Development
Flex-N-Gate will invest $95 million to construct and equip a facility on a vacant parcel in eastside Detroit, Michigan. The facility will supply parts to Ford Motor Company.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  detroit  Michigan  midwest  Ford  automotive-industry  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Duo Security Expands In Ann Arbor, Michigan - Area Development
Duo Security, a cloud-based trusted access provider protecting the world’s largest and fastest-growing companies, plans to invest in a major expansion project in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The project is expected to generate nearly $2.5 million in total investment and support the creation of up to 300 direct Michigan jobs over the next three years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Michigan  midwest  cloud-solutions  tech  technology  jobs  ann-arbor  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Spartan Motors, Inc. , Builds Truck Assembly Plant In Charlotte, Michigan - Area Development
Spartan Motors, Inc., a leader in the manufacturing of high-quality specialty chassis and vehicle assembly, is investing $5.5 million to build a new 85,000-square-foot truck assembly plant that will manufacture Isuzu's new F-Series trucks in Charlotte, Michigan.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  automotive-industry  michigan  midwest 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Ford Plans Major Transformation At Its Dearborn, Michigan, Production-Operations Campus - Area Development
Ford Motor Company plans to transform its facilities in Dearborn, Michigan. The modern high-tech, green, campus will foster innovation and help drive the company’s transition to an auto and a mobility company.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Michigan  midwest  Ford  automotive-industry  high-tech 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Midland leaders believe Dow Chemical committed to city's future - Crain's Detroit Business
Dow expects its decision to build new rather than renovate — it demolished an older building on its Midland campus — will lower the company's energy use by 63 percent and cut 20 percent from its construction costs.

The company did not disclose the cost of the project. Regardless of the price tag, however, the timing of the capital investment is viewed by some in Midland as a sign that Dow remains committed to the city in which it was founded nearly 120 years ago.
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april 2016 by areadevelopment
Toyota gets a glimpse at Clemson students' vision of future mobility - Automotive News
Toyota planners are scrutinizing a concept for an urban youth vehicle created for them by Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research vehicle development program.
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april 2016 by areadevelopment
FANUC America Corporation Plans Manufacturing-Distribution Center In Pontiac, Michigan - Area Development
Japan-based FANUC America Corporation, the leading supplier of robotics, CNCs and factory automation, will open four new facilities around the United States, including adding a manufacturing plant and distribution center in Pontiac, Michigan.
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april 2016 by areadevelopment
Sapa Opens Automotive-Focused R&D Lab in Troy, Michigan - Area Development
Norway-based Sapa Technology Americas established a North American facility dedicated to the research and development of extruded aluminum solutions for the automotive industry in the Detroit suburb of Troy, Michigan.
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april 2016 by areadevelopment
Knight Transportation Establishes Logistics Facility In Grand Rapids, Michigan - Area Development
Knight Transportation, one of North America’s largest and most diversified truckload transportation companies, will establish its first Michigan Logistics branch at 555 Fourth Street NW in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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