Relocations and Expansions - Fall 2021


New Smucker’s facility will bring 750 jobs to Alabama
The J.M. Smucker Company will invest $1.1 billion to build a new manufacturing facility and distribution center in the McCalla area of Jefferson County. Dedicated to the production of the company’s fast-growing Uncrustables sandwiches, the facility will create 750 jobs in the Birmingham region.

Alabama to gain hundreds of new jobs for U.S. missile defense
Defense firm Northrop Grumman plans to hire 500 more engineers in the Huntsville area to support America’s new Air Force-led defense against foreign nuclear missile attack. The Virginia-based company won a contract in 2020 worth nearly $14 billion to replace the country’s 60-year-old Minute Man missile defense system, which can launch missiles against an attack on the president’s command.

Amazon adding three new Alabama sites
About 900 new jobs will be created as Amazon opens three new facilities near the Alabama cities of Montgomery, Huntsville and Birmingham. A 650,000-square-foot warehouse opening in Montgomery in 2022 will provide more than 500 jobs as it receives products from vendors and sends them to fulfillment centers for shipment to customers.

$100 million Cerrowire plant coming to Hartselle
The multimillion-dollar Morgan Center Business Park in Hartselle (vacant since its first phase was completed a decade ago) will receive its first tenant when Cerrowire builds a plant there that is projected to create 131 new jobs. Cerrowire, which already has a plant in Hartselle, has announced plans to build a $100 million, 270,000-square-foot facility at the Morgan Center. 

Gregory Industries building manufacturing campus in Athens, Ala.
Gregory Industries is adding 100 jobs with a new manufacturing plant in Athens. The Ohio-based company, which makes highway safety and other roll form steel products, will build the 325,000-square-foot facility for $30 million on more than 80 acres in the Elm Industrial Park.

Globe Metallurgical considers reopening plant in Selma
Ferroglobe, which is based in Great Britain, recently announced that its subsidiary, Globe Metallurgical, is considering plans to restart its silicon metal facility in Selma. The two-furnace operation there produces silicon metal, which is used to make the silicon wafers for solar cells and electronic semiconductors. It’s also used to strengthen aluminum and as a raw material in a growing number of industrial and consumer products. GMI’s plans call for restarting one furnace at the Dallas County facility in December 2021, with hopes of restarting the second furnace by March 2022.

Southern Research investing in Birmingham campus
Southern Research has announced plans to invest in its campus on Southside Birmingham, hire more scientists and expand its capacity to research illnesses like COVID-19. The company will invest almost $20 million in its Birmingham campus and create 50 new jobs.

MTC Logistics opens $61 million cargo hub in Mobil
Baltimore-based MTC Logistics has opened a sprawling refrigerated cargo facility in Mobile, a $61 million project that will add 75 jobs. MTC broke ground in 2019 on what is now one of the largest distribution centers of its kind in the Southeast.

Special Aerospace Services plans production facility in Alabama
Special Aerospace Services, a tactical engineering company based in Colorado, is expanding its Alabama footprint and opening a production facility in the Cummings Research Park in Huntsville. The phased development will encompass up to two major buildings and a projected 30 high-tech jobs.


Vexus Boats expands in North Arkansas
Vexus Boats will expand operations with a new facility in Flippin, Ark. Since opening its current facility there, the fishing boat company has seen exponential growth amplified since the start of the pandemic. The $4.2 million investment will also create 50 new full-time positions.

Trex to build Little Rock Port factory
Trex, a maker of decking, railing and outdoor items from recycled materials, plans to build a factory at the Port of Little Rock, creating 500 jobs in Arkansas. The company investment in the project will be $400 million.

Arkansas biotech company adding jobs
A biotech company in Rogers, Ark., Pel-Freez, is expanding its operations and adding 31 new jobs. The company produces material like blood fractions, tissues and antibodies for biological research.

Arkansas company expands after expanding
Jonesboro-based Hytrol Conveyor Corp., a maker of conveyor systems, announced earlier in 2021 that it would add a second factory in Fort Smith, Ark. Initially 250 workers were to be housed at the plant. Now, the company has announced  it will expand by adding 100 new employees at its Fort Smith location.

Camfil Air Pollution Control constructs plant in Jonesboro
Camfil Air Pollution Control, a manufacturer of industrial dust- and fume-collection systems, has begun construction on its new $37 million manufacturing facility in Jonesboro. The project is expected to add 67 new jobs to an existing workforce of 237 people.

Petcare firm adding jobs in Arkansas
Mars Petcare is investing nearly $120 million into its Fort Smith operation as pet food demand rises, capitalizing on earlier expansion plans and producing even more jobs. The company will add two new production lines and 140 new workers. 

Clarksville, Ark., gaining 125 new jobs
Arning Companies, a manufacturer of metal fuel canopies and custom awnings for restaurants and other businesses, announced plans to open a facility in Clarksville (Johnson County), investing over $5 million and creating 125 new jobs over five years.


Williams Sonoma hiring thousands in Florida
Williams Sonoma is hiring 3,500 people within the next six weeks and the positions are work-from-home. They’re looking to hire people between Tampa and Miami, which are two of their biggest growing markets. 

Nymbus moving HQ to Jax, will hire 673
Nymbus, a software developer for financial institutions, announced it will move its corporate headquarters from Miami Beach to downtown Jacksonville, Fla. The company anticipates creating around 600 new jobs in the area.

New $300 million Florida surgery center will create 600 jobs
AdventHealth has opened its $300 million Tampa Bay-based Taneja Surgery Center. The facility is one of the area’s largest medical projects ever completed.

Boeing breaks ground on new maintenance facility in Jax
Jacksonville leaders celebrated a new era of restoring and repairing military aircraft near Cecil Airport. A new 370,000-square-foot complex will be home to a new Boeing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility. Boeing’s CEO expects this to bring in more than 300 new jobs. The facility will hold eight hangars and plenty of office space.

Satellite maker brings 2,000 jobs to Florida
A manufacturer of space satellites is bringing a new factory to a spaceport development on Florida’s Atlantic coast in a move expected to create thousands of new jobs. Terran Orbital plans to spend more than $300 million to establish a 660,000-square-foot plant on Merritt Island in what he said will become “the largest satellite manufacturing facility in the world.”

American Peanut Growers Group to open facility in Seminole County, Fla.
American Peanut Growers Group (APGG), based in Georgia, will invest $85 million in expanding operations in Florida, creating 90 jobs. In addition to expanding its current Donalsonville, Ga., shelling plant, APGG will open a new food processing facility on its 45-acre campus in Seminole County.


Cisco plans $41 million office in Atlanta, hiring 700
Cisco says it will expand its presence in Georgia by opening a new 700-employee office in midtown Atlanta. The California-based tech giant is investing $41 million to open in a massive complex developed on land owned by 

Georgia Tech. 

Gulfstream will create thousands of jobs in Savannah
Gulfstream Aerospace has unveiled two new state-of-the-art aircraft to add to their fleet, the G400 and the G800, which will bring thousands of new jobs to the area. “The local jobs in Savannah that will be created by these airplanes is going to be in the thousands. We’ve hired about 3,000 people as I said so far this year. I think we have 2,000 jobs that are open right now, and as manufacturing continues to grow for the G700 and these two new airplanes, we’ll see job growth in Savannah,” said Mark Burns, President of Gulfstream.

Celadon to invest $155 million in Georgia
Celadon Development Corporation will invest more than $155 million in opening a North American headquarters and a state-of-the-art recycling and advanced manufacturing facility in Chatham County, creating 117 jobs in the Savannah area. This represents Phase 1 of Celadon’s major investment project in Georgia.

Solar company investment to create 500 jobs in Georgia
Solar technologies company NanoPV will invest more than $36 million to open a manufacturing and distribution facility in Americus, Ga. The investment is expected to create more than 500 jobs in Sumter County. NanoPV makes solar panels and related equipment.

E-waste recycling company to open first U.S. facility at Port of Savannah
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp recently announced that e-waste recycling company Igneo Technologies will invest $85 million in opening its first U.S. electronics recycling facility at the Port of Savannah. This is expected to create at least 150 jobs in Chatham County once Igneo is fully operational.

Gun maker moves to Georgia in $100 million, 856-job deal
Gun maker Remington Firearms will move its headquarters from Ilion, N.Y., to Georgia, with plans to open a factory and research operation there. The company will invest $100 million in the operation in LaGrange, southwest of Atlanta, hiring 856 people over five years.

BASF finishes $70 million expansion in rural Georgia
Chemicals firm BASF held a ribbon-cutting event on October 6th at its Agricultural Solutions seed treatment production plant in Sparks, Ga., to mark the completion of a $70 million expansion project. The investment will enable the Germany-based company to increase production of its seed treatment system. About 30 jobs were created as a result of the investment.

Midtown Atlanta keeps the momentum going
Tech-heavy midtown Atlanta continues its string of massive tech deals in the fall of 2021. Visa announced last quarter they plan on occupying a 123,000-square-foot office at 1200 Peachtree Street and hiring 1,000 new employees over the next few years. The company’s new office facility is expected to open in 2022 with a focus on technology and client services.


Cumberland Mint breaks ground on Kentucky racing facility
Cumberland Mint celebrated the official groundbreaking of a new horse racing facility that is projected to create 213 full-time jobs for the Corbin-Williamsburg community. The joint venture between Keeneland and Kentucky Downs represents a $90 million investment into the Commonwealth’s booming tourism and horse racing economy.

Manufacturing campus brings 700 jobs to Simpsonville
A Louisville-based manufacturing company is expanding into Shelby County, creating 700 new jobs. Heating and air company KCC Manufacturing broke ground recently on a $200 million research and production campus in Simpsonville. 

Tyson Foods investing $355 million in new Western Kentucky facility
Tyson Foods will create 450 full-time jobs and invest $355 million in a new manufacturing facility in Bowling Green. Tyson’s 400,000-square-foot state-of-the-art bacon plant is one of the largest investments and job-creation projects in Kentucky’s history, according to Gov. Andy Beshear, and the single largest investment in a new facility in Bowling Green.

GE Appliances to create 1,000 new jobs in Kentucky with $450 million investment
GE Appliances has announced plans to add more than 1,000 jobs at its sprawling Kentucky operations as part of a $450 million investment to boost capacity and launch new products. The Kentucky-based home appliances business did not offer specifics about its new product plans, but signaled that part of the investment would be pumped into laundry, dishwasher and refrigeration lines at its Louisville production complex known as Appliance Park.

Packaging firm bringing 250 jobs to Northern Kentucky
Summit Packaging Solutions will locate its first Kentucky facility in Boone County, with an investment of more than $18.3 million that will create more than 250 jobs.

Bourbon maker bringing jobs to Somerset, Ky. 
Horse Soldier Bourbon is investing $200 million to bring bourbon and tourism dollars to Pulaski County, Ky. The deal will create 50 jobs. 


Louisiana lands largest carbon capture project in the world
Louisiana has landed the largest clean energy carbon sequestration project in the world, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced recently. Air Products will build a $4.5 billion complex in Ascension Parish to produce “blue hydrogen,” which uses natural gas to produce an alternative fuel with the carbon dioxide emissions captured and stored underground. 

Renewable Energy Group breaks ground on $950 million expansion in Geismar
Renewable Energy Group recently broke ground on a $950 million expansion project at its renewable diesel plant in Geismar. The project also adds more than 60 permanent jobs while adding 500 temporary construction positions.

Honeywell plans $154 million expansion of Baton Rouge plant
Honeywell said it will expand its plant in Baton Rouge to increase production of a chemical used in foam insulation, refrigerators and air conditioners that has low global-warming potential. The expansion will create 23 new jobs.

Software company heading to Louisiana capital city
A new software development center is locating in downtown Baton Rouge and creating 150 new direct jobs for Louisiana’s capital city. Most of the hires for the Atlanta-based Rural Sourcing will work in website development.

Premier Health Consultants expands in Baton Rouge
Premier Health Consultants will invest $1.5 million to expand its headquarters in Baton Rouge. The project is expected to create 50 administrative jobs to support the 85 or more urgent care clinics it operates across 10 states, including 45 locations in Louisiana.

Conveyor belt maker doubling staff in Tangipahoa Parish
Intralox, the Jefferson Parish-headquartered maker of conveyor belts used by companies like FedEx and Amazon, will add 425 jobs to staff a new assembly facility at its Hammond manufacturing plant, investing $60 million.


Tea company creating jobs in Mississippi
A tea company setting up shop in Clarksdale, Miss., will create 60 new jobs. Ilex Organics is going to refurbish a shuttered 30,000-square-foot factory building there and open a processing facility.

Tyson investing $61 million in Mississippi expansion
Tyson Foods has unveiled plans to invest $61 million to expand its poultry plant in Vicksburg, Miss. The facility employs approximately 500 people, and the expansion will add another 50 jobs.

Plum Creek Environmental expands Mississippi operations
Plum Creek Environmental, a manufacturer of waste and recycling containers and equipment, will invest $3 million to expand in West Point. The project is expected to create 50 jobs by the end of 2021.


Kawasaki Motors to open new facility in Missouri
Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp. announced it will expand its operations in Missouri by opening a manufacturing facility in Boonville and creating more than 270 new jobs in the area. The new facility will help the company meet increasing demand for general purpose engines used in lawn and garden products.

ALPLA to build new facility In Kansas City
ALPLA, which produces packaging systems, bottles, caps and injection-molded parts for a wide range of industries, recently announced it will break ground on a new manufacturing plant in Kansas City, creating 75 new jobs. The new facility will be the company’s fourth site in Missouri and the first dedicated to injection molding.

Walgreens announces $30 million fulfillment center in Liberty
Walgreens has announced a $30 million, 65,000-square-foot facility that will serve as a micro-fulfillment center dedicated to retail prescription orders. The new facility will bring an estimated 200 jobs to the area.

New beef processing facility headed to Warren County
Warren County has been selected by American Foods Group as the planned location for a new state-of-the-art beef processing facility, pending final approval. Once established, the facility would create more than 1,300 new jobs and generate $1 billion in economic impact in the state of Missouri.


Thermo Fisher to build new facility in North Carolina
Thermo Fisher Scientific is adding to its North Carolina operations with a capital investment of at least $192.5 million in Orange County. The company will build a manufacturing facility in Mebane as part of its federal contract to work with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services “to ensure domestic supply of critically needed laboratory pipette tips.” The Mebane site is expected to create 150 to 200 jobs in manufacturing, engineering and business operations.

Life science giant bringing hundreds of jobs to RTP
North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park-based health IT and research company IQVIA has just opened a new 160,000–square-foot lab facility for its Q2 Solutions subsidiary. No financial information was provided, but the company anticipates creating close to 750 new jobs over the next decade.

Another tech deal, this one at Research Triangle Park
Fidelity Investments is bringing another 1,500 jobs to Research Triangle Park. The announcement means that Fidelity will employ a total of 2,500 in the Raleigh-Durham area. 

MasterBrand adding 464 new jobs in Kinston
MasterBrand Cabinets will add hundreds of new jobs to its existing plant. The cabinet maker currently employs 800 people and will add 464 more workers by adding an additional shift.

Gene therapy company creating 200 new jobs in Durham County
Jaguar Gene Therapy will invest more than $125 million to build a facility in Durham County. The Illinois-based company will create 200 new jobs.

Hubbell Power Systems creating more than 70 jobs in Rocky Mount expansion
Hubbell Power Systems, a manufacturer of electrical power products for utilities, will expand operations in North Carolina with an $8.9 million investment in the City of Rocky Mount. The company will add 73 new jobs there.

Fujifilm’s new plant in Holly Springs adding hundreds of jobs
Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies is joining the list of high-tech and life sciences companies choosing the Triangle. Fujifilm had already begun clearing 150 acres that will become the largest cell culture plant in North America. The facility will start by employing 725 people making an average salary of $100,000. The state will give Fujifilm Diosynth a $20 million grant over the next decade, but only if it meets hiring and investment goals.

Corning expanding in North Carolina
Corning is investing $150 million in optical cable manufacturing in North Carolina, initially adding 200 jobs in Hickory. This is just the latest Corning expansion in Hickory. The deal is part of Corning’s collaboration with AT&T Inc. to increase fiber network capacity to meet high demand and accelerate 5G deployment.

Moody’s expanding in Charlotte
Moody’s Investor Services is expanding in Charlotte, taking up enough space in the South End to accommodate 500 employees. Staff will start occupying the new space in the first quarter of 2022. 


Los Angeles firm to open Tulsa center
Los Angeles-based diagnostic imaging company RadNet announced plans to hire as many as 500 customer service coordinators at a new center in Tulsa, Okla.

Avantive Solutions expands Tulsa presence with 375 new jobs
Avantive Solutions, a global technology and business process outsourcer (BPO), has announced the addition of 375 new jobs at its headquarters in Tulsa.

New company bringing jobs to Muskogee
A Minnesota company that provides technology hardware and digital lesson plans to schools across the country plans to establish a regional repair center and distribution hub at the Muskogee-Davis Regional Airport. Trafera plans to have 20 employees by the end of the year and “scale up to nearly 80 employees over the next three years.”


Walmart creating 400 jobs with new distribution center in Spartanburg County, S.C.
Walmart has announced plans to build a new, high-tech distribution center for fresh and frozen groceries in Spartanburg County. The $450 million investment will create more than 400 new jobs. The 720,000-square-foot facility, located in Lyman, marks Walmart’s largest grocery distribution center to date and will move two times more product than a traditional grocery distribution center.

Shaw Industries to expand in Aiken County
Shaw, a global flooring provider, has announced plans to expand its operations in Aiken County. The $400 million investment will create more than 300 new jobs at the manufacturing facility, which creates fiber used to manufacture residential carpet. This location currently employs more than 600 associates.

Arthrex expanding in Anderson County
Arthrex, an orthopedic technology innovator, plans to invest more than $100 million and create 500 new jobs in Anderson County. The expansion will add a second manufacturing facility and an Electron-beam (E-beam) and X-ray sterilization facility.

Sea Pro Boats expanding in Newberry County
Sea Pro Boats is expanding its operations in Whitmire. The $3.7 million investment includes 50 new jobs. 

Hundreds of new jobs headed to Edgefield County
Wisconsin-based Generac Power Systems, a manufacturer of energy technology solutions and other power products, is expanding its footprint and operations at its facility in Trenton, S.C., which began operations in July. The company will spend up to $14 million adding a 200,000-square-foot distribution facility at its new plant.

Lockheed Martin adds 300 jobs In Greenville
Lockheed Martin has announced the addition of over 300 new jobs in F-16 production at its location in Greenville. 


Lodge Manufacturing expands Tennessee plant
American-made cast iron cookware manufacturer Lodge Manufacturing will invest $56 million to expand its facility in South Pittsburg, Tenn. The project is expected to create 239 jobs.

Prospero Health bringing more jobs and HQ to Downtown Memphis
Home healthcare provider Prospero Health announced it will relocate and expand in a new downtown office. The company also promised to add 530 new jobs over the next five years. . .

more than double the company’s original job commitment made in 2019.

Smith & Wesson headed to Tennessee
Gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson is moving its headquarters from Massachusetts to Blount County, Tenn., and bringing $125 million and 750 jobs with it. The company cites proposed state legislation targeting its products, while some elected officials say it’s more a case of corporate welfare and a better deal down South.

New manufacturer bringing 200 jobs to Morristown
An outdoor equipment company is moving some of its manufacturing from China to Morristown, creating at least 200 jobs and investing at least $20 million in the process. Greenworks Commercial makes battery-operated outdoor power equipment with lithium-ion batteries. 

More than 400 new jobs coming to Chattanooga
Steam Logistics announced a $6.8 million expansion of its operations in downtown Chattanooga. The third-party logistics company will also add 400 jobs to its workforce there.

New jobs coming to Cocke County
Another 200 jobs are coming to Cocke County following a major plant closure at Conagra. Ole Smoky Moonshine is looking to fill 200 jobs in a new storage and production facility coming to the area. The company has already hired 150 people and needs to hire 50 more.


Texas Instruments chooses Sherman, Texas, for new $29 billion facility
Texas Instruments has announced plans to continue operations in Sherman through a new $29 billion production plant. 

The new 4.7 million-square-foot facility is expected to create an additional 3,200 jobs.

Samsung chooses Taylor, Texas, for $17 billion chip-making factory
Samsung Electronics plans to build a $17 billion chip-making plant in Taylor, roughly 30 miles from its existing giant manufacturing hub in Austin. It’s a mega investment by the South Korean tech giant, as the Biden administration pushes for an expansion of U.S. semiconductor production.

Billion-dollar project will create 400 new jobs in San Marcos area
California-based Chem-Energy Corp., whose specialties include petroleum products, unveiled plans in November to invest more than $1 billion to build a solar power storage plant and a battery power storage plant in Caldwell County, Texas. The facilities will employ 400.

Walmart will build two new facilities in Lancaster, Texas
Walmart has announced plans to build two new facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to support the retailer’s growing supply chain network. The 1.5 million-square-foot fulfillment center and 730,000-square-foot automated grocery distribution center, which will be among Walmart’s largest, will create approximately 1,000 full-time jobs. 

Online retailer becomes Texas city’s largest employer
Shop LC, a television shopping network and online retailer, will construct a 200,000-square-foot national headquarters in Cedar Park, Texas. The $50 million capital investment will create 1,000 jobs, making it Cedar Park’s largest employer.

ThredUp builds its largest distribution complex in Texas
ThredUp, an online resale platform for apparel, will invest $70 million to expand operations and build a distribution hub in Lancaster, Texas. The project is expected to create 2,000 jobs.

USAA hiring 1,500 in San Antonio
USAA just announced an increase in the company’s minimum wage from $16 to $21 an hour, or $43,680 annually. In addition to the minimum wage increase, the insurance company also announced that it is looking to fill 2,600 positions — 1,500 of those positions will be located in San Antonio.

Leprino Foods investing $870 million in Texas plant
Leprino Foods, a mozzarella and dairy ingredients manufacturer, will invest $870 million to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant located on 258 acres in East Lubbock. The project represents the largest single private capital investment announced since Lubbock Economic Development Alliance’s (LEDA) inception, and the 12th largest private capital investment project in Texas since the establishment of the Texas Enterprise Fund in 2003.

HomeGoods’ new Texas distribution center could bring 1,000 new jobs
The massive HomeGoods Distribution Center is anticipated to break ground in late November in Fort Worth, bringing with it about 1,000 potential new jobs. The Massachusetts-based retailer’s new distribution center will span more than 1 million square feet and is estimated to cost about $80.3 million.

Raytheon opens new plant in McKinney
Raytheon Technologies, an aerospace and defense contractor, has opened a new 178,000-square-foot intelligent manufacturing facility at its McKinney campus. The company has also announced it will build a larger plant on the site by 2025. The two plants are expected to house over 700 workers. 

Financial services giant Charles Schwab adding hundreds of new jobs in Austin
Schwab and TD Ameritrade are adding jobs in the Texas capitol. Most of the 450 jobs are tech jobs such as software development. 

Fintech startup approved for incentives outside of Austin
Moca Ventures, a fintech startup, has received final approval from the Bastrop City Council for an incentives agreement to help build a “Google-like” headquarters in the city located east of Austin. The project could create up to 700 jobs. 


Martinsville-Henry County, Va., is at it again
Germany-based Schock is setting up shop in Henry County, one of the most successful rural locations in the South for economic development. The company manufactures all kinds of kitchen sinks. The $85 million deal will create 355 jobs. 

Manufacturer reshoring to Wythe County
Governor Ralph Northam announced that because the Commonwealth has committed $8.5 million to upgrade infrastructure at Progress Park in Wythe County, a major joint venture has committed to build a manufacturing operation that projects to employ 2,500 people. A joint venture between Blue Star Manufacturing and American Glove Innovations will invest $714 million to establish a nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) manufacturing facility and nitrile glove production operation in Wythe County’s Progress Park. The investment would represent the largest job creation in Southwest Virginia in a generation.

Amazon establishes fulfillment center in Stafford County
Amazon will launch a new 630,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Stafford County. The facility on the Northern Virginia Gateway site, designed to serve as one of the company’s East Coast hubs, is expected to create 500 new jobs.

Italy-based meat producer opening in Virginia
Italy-based Veronesi, a producer of cured meats, will establish its first U.S. production operation in Rockingham County. The project is expected to create more than 150 new jobs. The company also plans to explore the possibility of working with smaller Virginia farms for its American production needs.

Virginia to get America’s first offshore wind turbine blade factory
A $200 million wind turbine manufacturing facility is coming to Portsmouth, Va., bringing hundreds of jobs with it. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will build the first offshore wind turbine blade facility in the United States on an 80-acre section of the Portsmouth Marine Terminal. Siemens Gamesa was chosen by Dominion Energy as its partner for its Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project, 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach. The new facility will produce turbine blades for offshore wind projects all over North America.

VF Corporation to expand in Henry County
VF Corporation, a global leader in apparel, footwear and accessories, has announced plans to create 82 new jobs and invest $10.2 million in Henry County. The company will use its 500,000-square-foot facility in Martinsville to increase distribution capacity. Virginia successfully competed with California and Pennsylvania for the project.


Mining operation creating jobs in West Virginia
CS Global Group, which is based in Turkey, will located a barite mining and manufacturing operation in Moundsville, W.Va. The $10 million project will create 47 jobs. Ninety percent of the barite sold in the United States is used as a weighting agent in fluids used in the drilling of oil and natural gas wells.

Two-million-dollar investment expected to create $250 million in private capital and 300 new jobs in West Virginia
A $2 million American Rescue Plan grant will help create 300 new jobs in Morgantown, according to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo. The grant will be used for infrastructure needed to build a new beverage processing and packaging plant in the Morgantown Industrial Park. 

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