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Time for Chicago to return to its industrial roots? - Crain's Chicago Business
Nill Daley pitches a plan to create 100,000 factory jobs here over the next decade, dangling $1 billion in incentives and a commitment to success. Does the mayoral hopeful's plan add up?
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  chicago  illinois  midwest  manufacturing  taxes-incentives  jobs 
january 2019 by areadevelopment
Elwood, Illinois (Pop. 2,200), Has Become a Vital Hub of America’s Consumer Economy. And It’s Hell - The New Republic
The rural town south of Chicago is now a crucial stop for Amazon, Wal-Mart, IKEA, Home Depot, and other giant retailers. Developers had promised growth and good jobs. So why is everyone so miserable?
this-week-448  around  Matt  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  amazon  illinois  midwest 
january 2019 by areadevelopment
No boo-hoo over HQ2: Lessons learned from failed Amazon chase could help Chicago later - Chicago Tribune
Chicago spent more than a year trying to land Amazon’s so-called HQ2, a once-in-a-generation headquarters prize that carried with it the promise of 50,000 high-paying jobs.
this-week-442  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  corporate-headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  chicago  illinois  midwest  tech  high-tech  technology 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Automotive Manufacturers Thriving in Central, Southern Indiana and Southeastern Illinois - Area Development
With its proximity to large industrial markets and an established workforce, the region served by the 18 electric distribution cooperatives of Hoosier Energy has been found to provide an economic climate ready to support automotive businesses.
area-development-features  Matt  indiana  illinois  midwest  automotive-industry  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
2018 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: California, Florida, Illinois and New York Awarded Silver Shovels - States with Populations over 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  california  pacific-states  Florida  south-atlantic  illinois  midwest  new-york  mid-atlantic  manufacturing  jobs  economic-development  site-selection 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Reversing the Illinois exodus - Chicago Tribune
Monday brings a new year but not a clean slate for Illinois. The problems that bedevil this state persist and worsen.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  illinois  midwest  jobs  economic-development  workforce 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
2017 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Recognize States Compiling Healthy Rosters of New and Expanded Facilities - Area Development
The work of economic development is a complicated mix of salesmanship, customer service, technical and legal expertise, communications, relationship-building, and a healthy dose of good fortune.
area-development-features  shovel-awards  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  manufacturing  illinois  Georgia  arizona  kentucky  mississippi  mid-atlantic  south-atlantic  southwest  south  Matt 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
Illinois bill would “claw back” subsidies from companies who leave – People's World
While Donald Trump bribes companies to stay in the U.S. with no assurance they will, Democrats in the Illinois state legislature have introduced a bill to rescind forever state subsidies to firms that promise to create jobs, grab tax dollars, and then leave.
this-week-384  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  illinois  midwest  economic-development  site-selection  claw-backs 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Inside the Imagine Project - Chicago Inno
Every city wants to be a “Smart City,” an urban environment that uses software and the Internet of Things to manage its assets, improving the efficiency of its services and the lives of its inhabitants through technology.
this-week-382  Matt  Around-the-web  chicago  midwest  illinois  smart-cities  urban-planning  urban-revitalization 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Plight of company towns: Finding a new identity - Chicago Tribune
Caterpillar's recent decision to move 300 top headquarters jobs to the Chicago area made Peoria the latest city with a vacuum to fill
area-development-news  Matt  this-week-379  chicago  midwest  illinois  economic-development  Caterpillar  headquarters  jobs  workforce  site-selection 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Wake up, Illinois. You're surrounded. - Chicago Tribune
To chants from union protesters, new Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens signed legislation Monday making Missouri the 28th right-to-work state in the nation. Republican House. Republican Senate. Republican governor. Done, done, done.
this-week-376  Around-the-web  Matt  illinois  midwest  missouri  right-to-work  unions  labor  workforce  site-selection  economic-development  jobs 
february 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
Electric Car Startup Comes Out of Hiding to Buy Old Mitsubishi Factory - Seeker
Rivian Automotive's purchase of a shuttered car plant in Illinois could indicate the early days of a second American auto revolution.
this-week-374  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  electric-car  illinois  midwest  manufacturing  site-selection  economic-development 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Goby Inc. Opens Headquarters In History Chicago, Illinois Art Deco Tower - Area Development
Goby Inc., the leading energy management, sustainability reporting, and invoice automation platform for the commercial real estate industry, opened its new headquarters on two floors of the historic John Buck Company building at 33 N LaSalle Street in Chicago, Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  illinois  midwest  chicago  energy  sustainable-development  headquarters  LEED  facilities-management  CRE  commercial-real-estate 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
II‐VI Incorporated-EpiWorks Undertakes Major Expansion In Champaign, Illinois - Area Development
The II-VI EpiWorks Division of II-VI Incorporated, a leading provider of compound semiconductor epitaxial wafers, started construction on a new state-of-the-art production facility in Champaign, Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  illinois  midwest  data-centers 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors Plans Belvidere, Illinois, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
China-based Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, the world's largest supplier of automotive interior components, is establishing a new manufacturing facility to support FCA US LLC in Belvidere, Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  automotive-industry  china  location-USA  FDI  illinois  midwest  manufacturing 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Relocates Global Headquarters To Chicago’s Prudential Plaza - Area Development
Wilson Sporting Goods Co. will relocate its global headquarters to the iconic Prudential Plaza building, located at 130 East Randolph Street downtown Chicago, Illinois. The move will bring approximately 400 associates to the company's new location.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  headquarters  global-headquarters  chicago  illinois  midwest 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Dow Chemical Opens Pack Studios In Ringwood, Illinois - Area Development
Dow Chemical Company’s Packaging and Special Plastics division business opened its first Pack Studios focused on laminating adhesive in North America in Ringwood, Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  illinois  midwest  dow  chemicals-industry  plastics 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Brennan Investment Group Acquires Woodlake Corporate Park In Lombard, Illinois - Area Development
Brennan Investment Group, LLC, a private real estate investment firm that acquires, develops and operates industrial properties, acquired the Woodlake Corporate Park in Lombard, Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  illinois  midwest  real-estate  industrial-real-estate  corporate-park 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
GAM Expands Manufacturing At Its Mount Prospect, Illinois, Complex - Area Development
GAM, a manufacturer of innovative mechanical products used in automation technology, recently expanded its manufacturing capabilities and service programs at its headquarters in Mount Prospect, Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  illinois  midwest  manufacturing  headquarters  high-tech 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Motorola Solutions Opens Global Headquarters In Chicago’s West Loop - Area Development
Motorola Solutions, the leading global provider of communications solutions for public safety and commercial customers, opened its new Motorola Solutions global headquarters at 500 West Monroe in Chicago, Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  chicago  illinois  midwest  telecommunications  high-tech  tech  technology  motorola  headquarters  global-headquarters 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Amphenol Industrial Operations Opens Manufacturing Center In Chicago, Illinois - Area Development
Amphenol Industrial Operations, a division of Amphenol Industrial Products Group, opened Amphenol EEC in Chicago, Illinois. The facility manufactures connectors and cable assemblies that meet the stringent requirements of the Buy America program.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  chicago  illinois  midwest  buy-america 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Fiat Chrysler To Refurbish Toledo, Ohio-Belvidere, Illinois, Plants - Area Development
Fiat Chrysler will spend approximately $1.05 billion to retool its assembly plants in Toledo, Ohio, and Belvidere, Illinois. The company with plans to hire 1,000 associates, “subject to market conditions,” according to the automaker.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  ohio  illinois  midwest  automotive-industry  manufacturing  chrysler  fiat  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Group says food manufacturing hub would mean jobs and new life for historic district - Chicago Tribune
A proposal seeks to turn a century-old monument to Chicago's industrial past — three massive city-owned buildings near the old Chicago Union Stock Yards — into a bustling, modern food manufacturing hub.
this-week-356  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  chicago  illinois  midwest  food-industry  food-processing  urban-revitalization  urban-planning 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Mars Incorporated Expands Wrigley Factory In Yorkville, Illinois - Area Development
Wrigley, a subsidiary of Mars Incorporated, opened a state-of-the-art addition to its factory in Yorkville, Illinois. The Yorkville expansion is the result of a $50 million investment by Mars that adds 145,000 square feet, a new Skittles line and 75 new jobs – a 25 percent increase in the workforce at the facility.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  illinois  midwest  jobs 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Shorr Packaging Corp. Opens Distribution Hub In Aurora, Illinois - Area Development
Shorr Packaging Corp., one of the nation's oldest and largest independent distributors of packaging materials and equipment, opened its new 242,732 square-foot headquarters at 4000 Ferry Road in Aurora, Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  illinois  midwest  headquarters  distribution-facility  warehouse-facility  packaging  packaging-industry 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
2016 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Florida, Illinois and Texas Awarded Silver Shovels - States with Populations over 12 Million - Area Development
Florida’s diverse economy is driven by manufacturing, aviation and aerospace, life sciences, defense, IT, finance, logistics and distribution, and clean technology. Aviation is represented by more than 2,000 aerospace and aviation companies that generate an estimated $144 billion in annual revenues.
area-development-features  Matt  shovel-awards  Florida  south-atlantic  illinois  midwest  texas  southwest  jobs  Aerospace  manufacturing 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
McDonald's makes move to Oprah's former Harpo Studios site official - Consumer News - Crain's Chicago Business
McDonald's confirmed today it will move its corporate headquarters to the West Loop near Chicago's downtown from its longtime home in Oak Brook by the spring of 2018.
chicago  illinois  midwest  headquarters  corporate-headquarters  food-industry  site-selection  economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-355 
june 2016 by areadevelopment Plans Two 700,000 Square Foot Fulfillment Centers In Edwardsville, Illinois - Area Development, Inc. will open fulfillment centers at the Gateway and Lakeview Commerce Centers in Edwardsville, Illinois. The company will create more than 1,000 full-time jobs between both facilities.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  fulfillment-center  amazon  illinois  midwest  jobs  logistics  supply-chain  distribution-facility  ecommerce  st-louis 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Argonne National Lab launches incubator to help science startups - Chicago Tribune
Argonne National Laboratory is launching an incubator for science-fueled startups, attempting to narrow the gap those companies often face between the lab and the marketplace.
incubators  tech-transfer  research-commercialization  applied-research  government-policy  national-labratories  illinois  Around-the-web  this-week-354 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Atlas Fibre Company Relocates To Large Manufacturing Complex In Northbrook, Illinois - Area Development
Atlas Fibre Company, the largest manufacturer of turned and precision ground laminate rod and a leading provider of industrial laminate materials, acquired a new facility in Northbrook, Illinois. The company will more than triple its current space.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  illinois  midwest 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Renewable Energy Group Expands Its Danville, Illinois, Production Facility - Area Development
A leading North American advanced biofuels producer and developer of renewable chemicals, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. is expanding its production center in Danville, Illinois. The company will add more than 14 million gallons of tank capacity to store both biodiesel and feedstocks.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  illinois  midwest  biofuels  chemicals-industry  renewable-energy 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
GE Chooses Chicago For Transportation's Digital Solutions Business Headquarters - Area Development
GE has chosen Chicago as headquarters for its Transportation's Digital Solutions business and core hub for its “digital ecosystem.” The company expects to create 160 jobs in Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  headquarters  GE  general-electric  jobs  illinois  midwest  high-tech  tech 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Nutrisystem Plans Distribution Warehouse In Troy, Illinois - Area Development
Nutrisystem, a leading provider of weight management products and services, opened its new warehouse in Troy, Illinois. The 40,000 square feet of warehouse space will increase operational and logistical efficiency and decrease shipping time.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  illinois  midwest  warehouse-facility  distribution-facility  supply-chain  logistics 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
ABC Coating Inc. Begins Construction On Manteno, Illinois, Metal Fabrication Plant - Area Development
A company that fabricates and coats steel for use in the construction industry, primarily bridge building, ABC Coating Co. Inc. started construction on its new Chicago region metal fabrication facility in Manteno, Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  math  illinois  midwest  chicago  metal-fabrication  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  steel-industry 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
ProcessMAP Corporation Opens Innovation-Customer Service Center In Lombard, Illinois - Area Development
ProcessMAP Corporation, the leading provider of enterprise cloud-based software solutions for Environmental, Health, and Safety management, opened its new Innovation and Customer Success Center in Lombard, Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  cloud-solutions  innovation-centers  illinois  midwest  high-tech  tech  technology 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Stertil-Koni Expands Its Streator, Illinois, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
Heavy duty vehicle lift leader, Stertil-Koni, a brand of the Stertil Group, reported that it completed a planned 36,000 square foot expansion at its U.S. production facility located in Streator, Illinois. The project is designed to deliver enhanced flow and efficiencies in the production of the company’s highly regarded heavy duty in-ground vehicle lifting systems.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  illinois  industrial-equipment  midwest 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
AKHAN Semiconductor, Inc. Upgrades New Production Facility In Gurnee, Illinois - Area Development
AKHAN Semiconductor, Inc., the global leader in diamond semiconductor technology, is deploying 200mm semiconductor manufacturing equipment and processes at its new production facility in Gurnee, Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  illinois  midwest  semi-conductor  manufacturing  internet-of-things  Aerospace  defense  industrial-sector 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Industrial Diversification Helps Midwest Meet Today’s Economic Challenges
The economy of the Midwest is being whipsawed these days, as some robustly positive trends struggle to offset some negative ones, and the tensions manifest themselves in development as well as in the economy as a whole.
economic-development  site-selection  midwest  manufacturing  regional-reports  area-development-features  Matt  automotive-industry  indiana  illinois  iowa  wisconsin  minnesota  ohio  missouri  Michigan  side-insider-1-20-16 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Germany-Based Brainlab Opens New Operations Center In Westchester, Illinois - Area Development
Brainlab, a global leader in medical technology, opened a newly designed, 20,867 square foot, office complex at 5 Westbrook Corporate Center in suburban Westchester, Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  illinois  midwest  location-USA  FDI  office  medical  medical-industry  medtech 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Ford Plans $900 Million Investment At Chicago Assembly Plant, As Part of UAW Contract - Area Development
A tentative labor agreement between the Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers, which has to be ratified by plant workers, would generate a $900 million investment at the Chicago Assembly Plant on Torrence Avenue and create approximately 200 new jobs at the plant.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  automotive-industry  Ford  illinois  midwest  chicago  jobs  manufacturing  unions  right-to-work 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing lab opens at Rock Island Arsenal - Quad-Cities Online
In 2014, the DMDII digital lab opened on Goose Island in Chicago aided by $70 million in federal funding and a $250 million commitment from major corporations such as Deere, General Electric and Lockheed Martin.

DMDII now is opening other chapters, such as the one at the Arsenal, to partner public and private money in an effort to promote digital innovation in U.S. manufacturing.
innovation-hubs  u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  public-private-partnerships  illinois  Around-the-web  this-week-330 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Illinois Governor Ends Controversial Business Tax Loophole - GOVERNING
Governor Bruce Rauner is halting a practice that let dozens of companies collect millions of dollars in tax breaks for creating jobs at one office while eliminating a greater number of jobs at another location.
this-week-330  Around-the-web  Matt  illinois  mid-west  taxes-incentives  economic-development  jobs 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
NIU, Rockford poised to lead ‘renaissance of American manufacturing’ - NIU Today
Leaders of the Chicago-based institute – a collaboration with UI LABS – are working to improve the competitive edge of all U.S. manufacturers by delivering digital technologies developed as part of DMDII projects into the workplaces of small- and medium-sized manufacturers.
university-economic-development  technology-based-economic-development  innovation-hubs  u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  regional-reports  midwest  Around-the-web  this-week-330  illinois 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Echo Global Logistics Doubles Workforce In Chicago, Illinois - Area Development
Echo Global Logistics, a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, will more than double its workforce in Chicago, Illinois. The increase will bring their total number of employees in the Windy City to more than 1,600.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  logistics  supply-chain  illinois  midwest 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Chicago's digital manufacturing institute awards its first research contracts to five different teams - Crain's Chicago Business
The city's digital manufacturing institute has awarded its first round of research contracts as the organization tries to build a research portfolio that will reshape thousands of factories across the U.S.
this-week-326  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  digital-manufacturing  research  chicago  midwest  illinois 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
C.H. Robinson To Expand Its Chicago, Illinois, Headquarters Center - Area Development
C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s largest logistics providers, plans to establish a 207,000-square-foot build-to-suit office building located at 1511 West Webster in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  illinois  midwest  chicago  headquarters  logistics 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping Opens Tech Center In Algonquin, Illinois - Area Development
Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping opened a new 20,000-square-foot Tech Center dedicated to research and development, prototyping, engineering, tool design and build, and program management for new products across from its headquarters building at 820 West Algonquin Road in Algonquin, Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  tech  technology-center  illinois  midwest  research&development  automotive-industry  electronics-industry  medical-device 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
State of Suburbs: A manufacturing renaissance? -
The suburbs could be experiencing a renaissance for manufacturing, as new companies are coming in and existing ones are expanding.
regional-reports  economic-development-news  corporate-headquarters  illinois  Around-the-web  this-week-320 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Gogo Opens New Global Headquarters In Chicago, Illinois - Area Development
Gogo, a leading global aero-communications service provider, opened its new global headquarters in The Gogo Building, located at 111 North Canal in Chicago, Illinois. The company now has more than 730 employees in Chicago and occupies more than 230,000 square feet over four floors in the building.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  headquarters  global-headquarters  chicago  illinois  midwest  Aerospace 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Regis Technologies Opens Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Center In Morton Grove, Illinois - Area Development
Regis Technologies opened a new Potent Compound Suite for custom manufacturing of highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients in Morton Grove, Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  illinois  midwest  pharmaceuticals  bioscience  manufacturing 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Whirlpool Establishes $21 Million Regional Distribution Center in Chicago Metro Area - Area Development
Appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corporation is investing $21 million to increase the size of its distribution network by establishing a new Regional Distribution Center near Chicago, Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  illinois  midwest  chicago  distribution-facility  manufacturing  logistics 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Saddle Creek Logistics Services Relocates To Expanded Distribution Center In Joliet, Illinois - Area Development
A third-party logistics company providing warehousing, transportation, packaging and fulfillment services, Saddle Creek Logistics Services has broken ground on a new distribution center at the CenterPoint Intermodal Center, 2550 Logistics Drive in Joliet, Illinois. The new Metro Chicago facility, which will open in early 2016, is part of Saddle Creek's on-going plan for strategic expansion nationwide.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  distribution-facility  logistics  intermodal  chicago  midwest  illinois 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Textura Corporation Opens Innovation Center In Downtown Chicago, Illinois - Area Development
Textura Corporation, a leading provider of collaboration software solutions for the construction industry, opened an innovation center in downtown Chicago, Illinois. The center will increase the company’s access to the city’s technology talent pool and position it for continued rapid growth.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  construction  chicago  illinois  midwest  high-tech  technology  innovation-centers 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
While Illinois auto industry loses Mitsubishi, Ford and Chrysler set production records - In Other News - Crain's Chicago Business
If there's a takeaway from Mitsubishi Motors' plan to shutter its assembly plant in Normal, it's that it pays to have a best-selling vehicle rolling off the line. And that's why the prospects of Illinois' other auto factories look as shiny as a new car, at least for now.
Around-the-web  Matt  this-week-317  illinois  midwest  automotive-industry  manufacturing 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Mitsubishi to shut lone U.S. plant - Tire Business
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will shut its only North American assembly plant, in Normal, Ill., by November if it can’t find a buyer for the factory, and will soon start shipping tooling back to Japan.
illinois  mitsubishi  automotive-industry  this-week-316  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
DuPont Fabros Technology Opens Latest Data Center In Chicago Metro Area - Area Development
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., a leading owner, developer, operator and manager of enterprise-class, carrier-neutral, large multi-tenant wholesale data centers, formally opened its newest data center in the greater Chicago, Illinois Metro Area.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  chicago  illinois  midwest  high-tech  data-centers 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Shorr Packaging Begins Construction On New Headquarters-Warehouse Complex in Aurora, Illinois - Area Development
Shorr Packaging, an industry-leading, award-winning distributor of packaging products, equipment and services, started construction on its new corporate headquarters and warehouse in Aurora, Illinois. The company plans to add more than 100 associates during the next seven years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  headquarters  warehouse-facility  packaging  illinois  midwest  jobs 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Aerospace manufacturer Woodward chose Rockford for new factory - Crain's Chicago Business
When aerospace manufacturer Woodward invested $250 million on a new factory outside Rockford, the decision ran counter to the narrative that beleaguered Illinois is doomed to miss out on industrial projects that inevitably flow to lower-cost states
regional-reports  illinois  economic-development-news  this-week-314  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Diageo Expands Manufacturing Campus In Plainfield, Illinois - Area Development
Diageo, the world's leading spirits, beer and wine company, purchased a 37 acre plot of land adjacent to its existing manufacturing facility in Plainfield, Illinois. The site, located at 14020 Coilplus Drive, currently houses a 246,000 square foot warehouse which Diageo will put into immediate use to store finished case goods from its bottling operations across the street as well as from other locations.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  illinois  midwest  beverage-industry  manufacturing  supply-chain 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
What Happens After The Jobs Leave? - Alliance for American Manufacturing
Galesburg, Illinois has been the backdrop for a few major political events for President Barack Obama over the years. He stopped there during his 2004 U.S. Senate campaign, again a few years later as a senator, and again in 2013 to talk about his economic agenda during his second term.
Matt  Around-the-web  illinois  midwest  jobs  outsourcing  mexico  made-in-america  economic-development 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Rise Interactive Expands Operations Center In Loop District - Area Development
Rise Interactive, a digital marketing and analytics agency, expanded its operations and office complex on the third and fourth floors at 1 S. Wacker Drive in the Loop District in Chicago, Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  chicago  midwest  illinois 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Method Products Opens Flagship Manufacturing Campus In Chicago’s Pullman District - Area Development
Method Products, a company that produces planet-friendly home, fabric and personal care products formulated with naturally derived, biodegradable ingredients, opened its flagship manufacturing Campus in the Pullman neighborhood on Chicago’s south side.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  chicago  illinois  manufacturing  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  renewable-energy 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Stern Pinball Relocates to Expanded Facilities In Elk Grove Village, Illinois - Area Development
Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, will move to larger 110,000 square foot facilities at 2001 Lunt Avenue in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The move will enable the company to consolidate operations to improve efficiencies and better support global growth initiatives.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  illinois  midwest  chicago 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Con-way Freight Opens Operations Hub In Joliet, Illinois - Area Development
Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload trucking company and subsidiary of Con-way Inc., opened its newest, state-of-the art service center in Joliet, Illinois. Located at 1950 Terminal Court, the $12 million, 41,600-square-foot freight facility has more than 70 employees.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  illinois  midwest  logistics  jobs  service-center  freight-logistics  freight 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Gary lures Chicago company across border to create 300 jobs - Indianapolis Business Journal
An Illinois-based industrial shelving company announced plans Thursday to expand in northwest Indiana with roughly 300 new jobs, a move that comes as a longtime job-poaching rivalry between the two states appears to be intensifying.
indiana  illinois  chicago  economic-development-news  business-expansion  this-week-301  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
ZirMed Opens Healthcare Analytics Center of Excellence in Chicago, Illinois - Area Development
ZirMed, the premier cloud-based enterprise financial and clinical performance solution for healthcare, opened its Healthcare Analytics Center of Excellence in Chicago, Illinois, with initial plans to hire 200 or more advanced healthcare technologists.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  illinois  midwest  jobs  healthcare  chicago 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Pinnacle Foods Expands St. Elmo, Illinois, Manufacturing Hub - Area Development
Pinnacle Foods expanded its manufacturing plant to accommodate its recently-acquired Wish-Bone salad dressings business. Over the course of the project, the company has invested over $50 million to purchase new equipment, expand the plant footprint and improve existing plant infrastructure in St. Elmo, Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  illinois  midwest  manufacturing  food-processing 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Ferrara Candy Company Enhances And Plans Facility In Illinois - Area Development
Ferrara Candy Company plans a series of enhancements to its manufacturing network, including increasing the manufacturing capacity and capabilities of its Bellwood manufacturing facility, and opening a new packaging center in Bolingbrook, Illinois.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  illinois  midwest  food-processing  manufacturing  made-in-america 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Midwest Town Braces For More Steel Layoffs - NPR
NPR profiled the town's efforts to diversify its economic base and become less dependent on the steel mill two years ago, as Granite City tried to apply lessons learned after the last time the plant closed in 2008 and 2009.
granite-city  illinois  steel-industry  midwest  rust-belt  this-week-300  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Livingston International To Establish U.S. Headquarters in Chicago, Illinois - Area Development
Canada-based Livingston International, a global logistics company focused on customs brokerage and trade compliance, will locate its new U.S. headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.
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march 2015 by areadevelopment
Mead Johnson To Establish Global Headquarters In Chicago, Illinois - Area Development
Mead Johnson, a global leader in pediatric nutrition, that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes more than 70 products in over 50 countries worldwide, will locate its Global Headquarters, bringing with it 200 jobs to Chicago, Illinois.
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march 2015 by areadevelopment
Our View: May Caterpillar long call Peoria home - Journal Star
There was fear that, despite reassurances from Caterpillar, that somehow Peoria would follow Decatur, Illinois in losing its Fortune 500 connection. After all, Archer Daniels Midland had been in Decatur for all those years before deciding to relocate executive offices to Chicago.
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february 2015 by areadevelopment
CT, IL, NH, TX Budget Proposals Support STEM, Workforce, Research - SSTI
This week, governors in Connecticut, Illinois, New Hampshire, and Texas revealed their budget proposals, with commonalities around STEM education, workforce development, and university research initiatives. Governors in two states, New Hampshire and Texas, made growth in the innovation economy a specific priority area of their proposed budgets.
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february 2015 by areadevelopment
Blyth PartyLite Division To Create Global Center Of Excellence In Batavia, Illinois - Area Development
Blyth Inc.’s PartyLite division, the world's largest direct-seller of candles, candle accessories and premium home fragrance products, will create a Global Center of Excellence in Batavia, Illinois, for all candle manufacturing and development worldwide.
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january 2015 by areadevelopment
Security-Technology Firm Prescient Edge Relocates Headquarters To Chicago, Illinois - Area Development
Prescient Edge, a global security and technology company, is moving its headquarters to a state-of the-art facility at One Prudential Plaza in Chicago, Illinois. The company will be initially creating at least 60 full-time and expects significant growth with the addition of hundreds of jobs in the coming years.
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january 2015 by areadevelopment
Stertil-Koni Expands Its Streator, Illinois, Manufacturing Center - Area Development
Heavy duty vehicle lift leader, Stertil-Koni, a brand of the Stertil Group, reported its U.S. production facility, Stertil ALM, purchased a 4.5 acre parcel adjacent to its current manufacturing plant in Streator, Illinois. The acquisition will enable Stertil ALM to remain in Streator, make an investment for future growth and further expand production of Stertil-Koni’s heavy duty vehicle lifts.
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january 2015 by areadevelopment
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