November 2021

Toyota announces $461 million investment in Kentucky plant

Toyota is investing $461 million into its first U.S. plant in Georgetown, Ky., to add new technology, increase production flexibility and reduce its carbon footprint. The announcement does not include new jobs at the central Kentucky facility, but officials said 1,400 temporary jobs would be converted into permanent positions.


Guerilla RF confirms expansion plans In Greensboro, N.C.

Guerrilla RF, a wireless semiconductor company based in Greensboro, said it will expand its operations to a 58,970-square-foot facility in the city. Guerrilla RF is a wireless semiconductor company that provides circuits for the automotive, 5G infrastructure and cellular booster markets. The company expects to create 50 jobs with the $6 million capital investment.


Lockheed Martin adds 300 jobs In Greenville, S.C.

Lockheed Martin has announced the addition of over 300 new jobs in F-16 production at the company’s location in Greenville.


KAK Industry to open new facility in Missouri

Metal component manufacturer KAK Industry announced it will expand its operations by opening a manufacturing facility in Albany, Mo., investing more than $7 million and creating 30 new jobs. The new facility will help KAK Industry meet increasing demand for custom-made firearms parts.


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.


Gov. Henry McMaster proposes $500 million investment in rural infrastructure in South Carolina

Governor McMaster was joined by state leaders to make a major rural infrastructure proposal that would provide $500 million in American Rescue Plan (ARPA) funds to revitalize South Carolina’s water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. The proposal would modernize rural water systems statewide, providing safe drinking water and the infrastructure needed for economic development in rural communities.


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.


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. The 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.


Another Kentucky expansion

Financial services provider ARGI Financial Group will create 245 jobs in the years ahead with a $2.7 million investment. The company will grow its existing 54,000-square-foot headquarters in Jefferson County.


VF Corporation to expand in Henry County, Va.

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.


Tiger Companies to invest in Union County, S.C.

Tiger Companies, a national distributor of construction, surveying, home, office and medical products, plans to invest $10.8 million and create 61 new jobs in Union County.


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.


Vexus Fiber expands in Lubbock, Texas

Vexus Fiber, a fiber optic service provider in Texas and Louisiana, recently announced that it’s bringing its 100-percent fiber-to-the-home network to Lubbock. The expansion project will include the addition of 70 new jobs and over $1 million in capital investment.


ALPLA to build new facility In Kansas City, Mo.

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.


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.


PepsiCo hiring 150 in Dallas for new digital hub

Plano-based Frito-Lay’s parent company PepsiCo is building out a global, high-tech team of specialists, including 150 in a Dallas “digital hub,” to optimize everything from shipping and warehouse operations to sales and marketing. The New York-based company will hire at least 550 workers for the new team over the next three years.


MTC Logistics opens $61 million cargo hub in Mobile, Ala.

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.


Market-research firm bringing 40 jobs to Wilmington, N.C.

Named by Forbes as one of the nation’s best startup employers, Suzy is establishing a technology hub in downtown Wilmington and bringing jobs paying an average of $120,000 a year with it. Suzy is a real-time market research technology firm.


France-based Plastic Omnium expands in Anderson, S.C.

Plastic Omnium, an automotive equipment provider, will invest more than $17.7 million to expand operations in Anderson. The project is expected to create 76 jobs. The expansion will allow the company to produce bumpers and tailgates for General Motors’ new Lyric electric vehicle.


Premier Health Consultants expands operations in Baton Rouge, La.

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 more than 85 urgent care clinics it operates across 10 states, including 45 locations in Louisiana.


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.


Hundreds of new jobs headed to Edgefield County, S.C.

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.


Arthrex expanding in Anderson County, S.C.

Arthrex, an orthopedic technology innovator, plans to invest more than $100 million dollars 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 sterilizations facility.


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.


Citadel Brands establishing operations in Williamsburg County, S.C.

Citadel Brands, which specializes in promotional clothing and apparel, has announced plans to establish operations in Williamsburg County. The $7.5 million investment will create 116 new jobs.


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.


Hillman plans 50 new jobs in Jax

Hillman Solutions, a supplier of hardware-related products, will unveil the completion of its state-of-the-art distribution center in Jacksonville, Fla., along with the creation of 50 new jobs.


IT consulting firm expanding HQ in Fairfax County, Va.

Intact Technology, a software consulting firm, will invest more than $700,000 to expand its headquarters in Fairfax County and create more than 40 jobs.


More than 400 new jobs coming to Chattanooga

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


New jobs coming to Cocke County, Tenn.

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.


Faurecia to expand operations in Spring Hill, Tenn.

An automotive components manufacturer will expand its operations, creating 171 new jobs in Spring Hill. Faurecia will invest $18 million to expand its existing facility there to increase manufacturing capabilities, specifically the production of door panel assemblies for several major OEMs.


Boeing breaks ground on new maintenance facility in Jax

Jacksonville, Fla., 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.


Plastics recycler moves HQ from West Coast to East Texas

An Oregon manufacturer that turns recycled plastics into new packaging is relocating its headquarters to East Texas, where it’s investing $27 million to expand operations and create 231 jobs. D6 Inc. is making the headquarters move from Portland, Ore., to Sulphur Springs with the help of a $1.4 million grant from Texas’ deal-closing fund.


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.


Prospero Health bringing more jobs and HQ to Downtown Memphis, Tenn.

Home-based medical care company Prospero Health announced it will relocate and expand in a new downtown office on South B.B. King Boulevard. 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.


Hello Bello cuts ribbon on new Waco diaper factory

Hello Bello, a diaper company co-founded by celebrities Kristin Bell and Dax Shepard, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its Waco-based facility. The diaper company will bring 100 new jobs to Waco, Texas, and more than 300 nationwide.


Gene therapy company creating 200 new jobs in Durham County, N.C.

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.


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.


German plastics manufacturer bringing jobs to Catawba County, N.C.

A German company that makes plastic components is bringing 133 jobs to Catawba County. Pöppelmann Plastics is investing more than $19.2 million to expand its manufacturing campus in Claremont.


Plastikon Industries plans Texas manufacturing center

California-based Plastikon Industries, an automotive manufacturer and supplier of interior components to companies such as Tesla and Toyota, will open a new facility in Kyle, Texas. The $13.6 project is expected to create 200 full-time jobs in the region.


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.


Global Concentrate expands Virginia operations

Global Concentrate, a supplier for fruit and vegetable juice, will purchase approximately 170 acres at the Pretlow Industrial Park in Franklin, Va. The project is expected to create 50 full-time jobs. The company will invest a minimum of $121 million to establish its largest processing operation in the United States.


Toyota Motor Manufacturing announces new production line for 2022 Tundra engines

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama marked 20 years in Huntsville, Ala., by announcing that two new engines will be built at the Huntsville facility – a hybrid electric-powered twin-turbo V6 and a gas-powered twin-turbo V6, both of which will power the 2022 Toyota Tundra.


Hubbell Power Systems creating more than 70 jobs in Rocky Mount, N.C., 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.


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.


Richmond National Group will create 70 new jobs in Henrico County, Va.

Richmond National Group, a start-up specialty property and casualty insurance company, will invest at least $175,000 to establish its headquarters in Henrico County. It is expected to create approximately 70 new jobs over the next three years. 


Rug manufacturer opens shipping hub in Southern Dallas

A Dallas-based rug manufacturer has opened a huge new distribution center in Southern Dallas. Loloi Rugs’ new shipping center will bring 75 jobs.


Sugar alternative company creating 64 jobs in Albemarle County, Va.

Virginia sugar alternatives company Bonumose will invest $27.7 million to expand in Albemarle County in a partnership with The Hershey Co. to research and develop reduced or zero sugar chocolate products, creating 64 jobs.


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.”


Fujifilm’s new plant in Holly Springs, N.C., 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.


New company bringing jobs to Muskogee, Okla.

A Minnesota-based 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.”


Manufacturing campus brings 700 jobs to Simpsonville, Ky.

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.


Renewable Energy Group breaks ground on $950 million expansion in Geismar, La.

Renewable Energy Group recently broke ground on the $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.


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.


Southern Research investing in Birmingham campus

Southern Research has announced plans to invest in its campus on Southside Birmingham, Ala., 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 high-paying jobs there.


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.


Prysmian Group plans $50 million investment In Marshall, Texas

Prysmian Group, which specializes in the production of electrical cable, is planning a $50 million investment in its Marshall, Texas, plant, including equipment upgrades and the addition of 75 jobs. Prysmian Group’s Harrison County plant is its largest plant in North America and is where the bulk of the region’s renewable energy products are made.


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.


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.


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.


New $300 million Florida surgery center will create 600 jobs

AdventHealth recently opened its $300 million Tampa Bay, Fla.-based Taneja Surgery Center. The facility is one of the area’s largest medical projects ever completed.


Furniture maker expanding in Hickory, N.C.

McCreary Modern, a private-label manufacturer of residential furniture, is expanding its Maiden, N.C., manufacturing campus with a new 80,000-square-foot sewing operation. The new construction is in addition to expansions underway at the company’s nearby Maiden framing plant and woodworking plant in Lenoir. The two expansions and new sewing facility are expected to add 100 jobs to McCreary Modern’s 1,000-employee workforce.


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.


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 is prepared 24/7 to launch missiles against an attack on the president’s command.


ExxonMobil to build new plastic waste recycling facility in Baytown, Texas

ExxonMobil is set to build its first large-scale plastic waste advanced recycling facility in Baytown. The Irving, Texas-based oil and gas giant said the facility is the first step in its plans to build around 500,000 metric tons of recycling capacity globally over the next five years. The facility in Baytown, located about 26 miles east of Houston, is expected to begin operations by the end of next year. No word yet on the price tag of the plant.


USAA hiring 1,500 in San Antonio, Texas

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.


Mercedes adding hundreds of jobs in Alabama by year’s end

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) plans to hire several hundred permanent production team members before the end of 2021 to meet growing demand for its vehicles and prepare for new milestones, especially the production of two electric vehicles – the EQS and EQE sport utilities – in 2022. MBUSI is opening an EV battery pack assembly facility on a second Alabama campus in Bibb County.


Nissan to upgrade Mississippi and Tennessee plants amid EV push

Japan’s Nissan Motor Company will spend about $700 million at two U.S. manufacturing plants to implement new technologies to make electric vehicles. The investment is part of a $1.2 billion global investment to make the automaker’s global factories more efficient, less polluting and ready to produce next-generation cars such as electric vehicles. The Nissan plants in Canton, Miss., and Smyrna, Tenn., are part of the ramp-up.


Seventy-million-dollar investment expands Glen Raven’s presence in South Carolina

Textile manufacturer Glen Raven will invest $70 million to expand in Anderson, S.C. The investment is expected to create 135 new jobs in Anderson County and add a distribution center to its operations.


Argents Air Express expands South Carolina operations

Argents Air Express, a logistics company, plans to expand operations in North Charleston. The $400,000 investment will create 35 new jobs and increase the company’s fulfillment and distribution capabilities in the Southeast.


Globe Metallurgical considers reopening plant in Selma, Ala.

Britain-based Ferroglobe recently announced that its subsidiary, Globe Metallurgical, is considering plans to restart its silicon metal facility in Selma. The two-furnace operation there poduces silicon metal, which is used to produce 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.


Tesla headquarters moving to Texas

Tesla will move its headquarters to Austin, Texas, following through on a threat Elon Musk made last year when tensions between the billionaire and California boiled over. Musk announced his decision in October. The shortage of affordable housing and long commute times are among factors limiting how much the company can expand in the San Francisco Bay area it’s called home for 18 years, he said.


SpaceLink expanding in Fairfax County, Va.

SpaceLink, a Tysons, Va.-based corporation providing data connections from Earth to satellites and other spacecraft, will expand and create 41 new jobs.


Samsung expanding again in Plano, Texas

Samsung is expanding its Plano regional office center again. In 2018, the South Korea-based electronics giant announced that it would move 1,000 workers to the Legacy Central business campus in Plano. Then in 2020, Samsung expanded the Plano office by another 75,000 square feet. The tech company now says it is spending nearly $ 11 million building 60,000 square feet of new offices.


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.


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, Va. 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.


Harbor Steel & Supply builds Bowling Green plant

Harbor Steel & Supply, a manufacturer of products for the steel and aluminum industries, will construct a 50,000-square-foot facility in the Kentucky Transpark in Bowling Green. The $8 million investment is expected to create 25 full-time jobs in the years ahead.


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.


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.

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.


Industrial park planned for Moody, Ala.

A $125 million industrial park will begin taking shape in Moody later this year. Kelly Creek Commerce Park, a 172-acre development, could eventually be home to about 800 employees, according to an announcement. The plan is to create a technology-based manufacturing park similar to ones in Birmingham, Huntsville and Auburn.


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, Texas. 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.


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.


PreZero expanding in South Carolina

PreZero, a recycling company, announced plans to expand operations in Oconee County, S.C. The $11.5 million investment will hire 32 to convert plastic and organic waste into valuable raw materials and commodities.


Sea Pro Boats expanding in Newberry County, S.C.

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


New jobs coming to Goose Creek, S.C.

Flooring Services, a commercial and residential flooring company, is relocating its headquarters to the Crowfield Corporate Park in Goose Creek with a $4.4 million investment. The relocation will create 30 new jobs.


Louisiana medical marijuana expands to Ruston, La.

Louisiana’s largest medical marijuana producer is expanding its growing operation to Ruston, where LSU AgCenter partner Good Day Farm is putting a 225,000-square-foot warehouse into production. The company will begin moving plants from Baton Rouge into the warehouse after the facility gets the green light from the regulators.


GlaxoSmithKline relocating offices and hundreds of workers to Downtown Durham

GlaxoSmithKline is relocating its offices in Research Triangle Park to the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham, N.C., as the drug giant adjusts to changing demand for office space in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The space at the American Tobacco Campus (ATC) will accommodate about 650 employees at maximum capacity, about half of the company’s current workforce at the RTP facility. “This is a flexible arrangement that may see people in the new space some of the time and working from home some of the time,” a spokesperson for GSK said.


Manufacturer reshoring to Wythe County, Va.

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 $714.1 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.


QSR Automations’ new HQ will create 30 jobs, relocate 130 in Kentucky

QSR Automations, a technology developer for the restaurant and hospitality industries, celebrated the opening of the its new global headquarters and tech campus, a $10 million investment that will create 30 new jobs and relocate 130 employees previously based across multiple facilities.


Gulfstream will create thousands of jobs in Savannah, Ga.

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.


Community Wellness Technology creating 445 at new facility in Danville, Ky.

Community Wellness Technology, a provider of remote patient monitoring and clinical health coaching services for the healthcare industry, is investing $3 million (with plans to invest up to $15 million) to establish a new facility in Boyle County, a project that will create 445 jobs during the coming years.


Mohawk Industries will invest $87 million to expand in Thomasville, N.C.

Mohawk Industries will create 87 new jobs and expand its Thomasville manufacturing facility. The company will invest $87 million to grow its laminate manufacturing facility there.


Special Aerospace Services plans production facility in Alabama

Colorado-based Special Aerospace Services (SAS), a tactical engineering company, 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-technology jobs.

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