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Friday, September 30 2016

Corpus Christi, TX -- An important amendment addressing the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project was included in legislation passing the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.  The Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (H.R. 5303) is a comprehensive bipartisan legislation addressing the needs of America’s ports, harbors, locks, dams, flood protection, and other water resources infrastructure.   
Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) authored an amendment designating that multiphase projects previously fully authorized and underway would not require a “new start” or “new investment” decision to continue work on separable elements. 

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Friday, September 30 2016

Charleston, SC -- The passage of H.5303, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 by the U.S. House of Representatives on September 29, 2016, moves the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project closer to securing the authorization necessary to begin construction.

"We applaud the House of Representatives for making this critical legislation a priority before the lame duck session," said Jim Newsome, SCPA President and CEO. "The entire South Carolina Delegation has worked diligently to ensure the bill moves forward in order to enable the project to begin construction next year. Thanks to their support, we are well-positioned to be the deepest harbor on the East Coast by the end of the decade."

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Friday, September 30 2016

Addition to bring 25 jobs, state-of-the art equipment, more production capacity

Frankfort, KY -- Governor Matt Bevin announced UniFirst Corp., one of North America’s largest workwear and textile service companies, will add up to 25 jobs to support a $12 million expansion of its Owensboro distribution center.

“The growth of UniFirst in Owensboro shows that forward-thinking companies in Kentucky are receiving the resources they need to expand. We are grateful for their continued investment in the Commonwealth,” Gov. Bevin said. “We extend our congratulations to the company’s local and national management teams and look forward to their continued success.”

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Friday, September 30 2016

Supplier to Chrysler expected to bring more than 100 jobs to region 

Madison, WI -- Toledo Molding & Die Inc. (TMD), a global supplier of interior and air/fluid management systems to the automotive industry, is establishing operations in Beloit – a project expected to create 118 new jobs. 

The company’s first Wisconsin plant will be located at the Wisconsin Stateline Industrial Park, where it will manufacture molded automotive parts for Jeep Cherokees that will be produced at the Fiat Chrysler Automotive plant in Belvidere, Ill., in early 2017. TMD, which is investing more than $14 million in the project, will occupy a 105,000-square-foot industrial building at the industrial park. 

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Friday, September 30 2016
Xerox creates 500 jobs in Orlando

Orlando, FL -- The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced the grand opening of the new SunPass Centralized Customer Service Center operated by Xerox at Ocoee's West Oaks Mall. Xerox, the largest provider of transportation technology services in the world, including parking, tolling, mass transit and photo enforcement services, will create 500 new jobs in three years in the region.

The company will implement and manage a state-of-the-art customer service system for FDOT and will occupy 70,000 square feet of otherwise empty retail space making a $6 million capital investment in the region.

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Thursday, September 29 2016

Little Rock, AR -- Envoy Air Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, announced that it will establish a new Aircraft Maintenance facility at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport (LIT) in Little Rock, Ark., investing more than $2 million and bringing 60 new jobs to the area over the next five years. The new facility will provide maintenance support for the carrier’s growing fleet of 76-seat Embraer 175 (E175) aircraft.

Envoy’s Vice President of Maintenance, Jay Murray, was joined at the airport by Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.), Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola and numerous city officials and business leaders for the announcement.

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Thursday, September 29 2016

Corpus Christi, TX -- The State of the Port annual luncheon is is set for Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at the Solomon P. Ortiz Center.  This year marks Port Corpus Christi's 90th year and the Port encourages attendees to “Feel the Energy” as we highlight the work, role and future of the Port of Corpus Christi. 
Port Chairman Charles W. Zahn will reflect on the Port’s achievements over its 90 year history and share his vision for the Port’s future.  “I am pleased to highlight 90 years of economic success and present our vision to continue as the economic catalyst for the future of the coastal bend,” said Charles W. Zahn Jr., Chairman, Port Corpus Christi Commission. 

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Wednesday, September 28 2016
Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Take Bronze Award in International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Competition

Photo Caption:  Stephanie Cook, Idaho National Laboratory economic and workforce development program manager (l), Jan Rogers, CEO of Regional Economic Development Eastern Idaho (c), and Amy Lientz, director of partnerships, engagement and technology deployment at Idaho National Laboratory (r), receive a bronze award for their regional promotional video from two International Economic Development Council representatives.

IEDC hails the region’s “Living Life Now. Working for Tomorrow. Eastern Idaho.” promotional video among the world’s best

Idaho Falls, ID -- Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho (REDI) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) received an Excellence in Economic Development Bronze Award today from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

REDI and INL were recognized with a Bronze Award for the region’s promotional video, "Living Life Now.  Working for Tomorrow.  Eastern Idaho."  The video was developed by REDI as part of its larger regional talent attraction campaign.  REDI and INL partnered with other local technology industries on the video to attract employees and businesses to Eastern Idaho.  The award was given in the 25,000 to 200,000 population category.

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Tuesday, September 27 2016
Direct Supply to Launch Major Expansion of Milwaukee Headquarters

Direct Supply, the nation’s leading supplier of equipment and service solutions to senior-living communities, recently announced a major expansion of its global headquarters in Milwaukee. The expansion is expected to create more than 800 jobs over the next seven years.
The project was supported by WEDC’s Enterprise Zone Tax Credit Program, which will give the company up to $22.5 million in tax credits through 2023, contingent upon job creation and other performance metrics.

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Tuesday, September 27 2016

Expand to Larger Facility, More than Quadruple Workforce

Trenton, NJ -- When CAD Signs outgrew its leased facility in 2010, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s (EDAs) Small Business Fund helped the company acquire an expanded space in Hackensack. As a result, the commercial sign installation, maintenance and fabrication company has quadrupled its workforce and increased its customer base.

The EDA toured CAD Signs today to highlight the company’s growth and showcase the array of State resources available to help small businesses expand in New Jersey.  

Established in 2005, CAD Signs offers a complete suite of assistance - from surveying and permit approvals to manufacturing and installation of signs - for companies of all sizes. 

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Monday, September 26 2016
Branch Properties expands regional footprint with acquisition of two Alabama shopping centers

Atlanta, GA -- Branch Properties, LLC, has purchased two shopping centers in an affluent suburb of Birmingham, Ala., with the goal of bringing the centers to 100 percent occupancy. The acquisitions represent the Atlanta-based real estate company’s first investments in the state of Alabama.

Branch acquired the properties in August from Bayer Properties and a silent partner. Inverness Corners is a 242,635-square-foot shopping center anchored by a Winn-Dixie grocery store and Kohl’s department store. The 74,818-square-foot, adjacent Inverness Plaza is anchored by PGA Superstore and Planet Fitness.

Thirteen additional tenants are located in the two shopping centers and four outparcel buildings, including restaurants and retail stores. In addition, there are three vacant storefronts with one available for rent.

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Friday, September 23 2016

44,046 jobs in Texas related to port cargo movement

Brownsville, TX -- Maritime activity at the Port of Brownsville added $3 billion to the state economy in 2015 according to a new economic impact study commissioned by the port.

The study also reveals port activity is responsible for $2.2 billion in total personal income and local consumption, and $164.4 million in federal, state and local taxes. Additionally, the port is responsible for the creation of 44,036 total jobs statewide.

“The regional impact on jobs has grown dramatically,” said John Wood, chairman of the Brownsville Navigation District. “The reason can be attributed to the increase in cargo handled at the port and the value of the commodities.”

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Thursday, September 22 2016

Fort Myers, FL -- Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida businesses created 22,600 private-sector jobs across the state during August, bringing the total number of jobs created in 2016 to 167,100. For the 53rd consecutive month, Florida’s annual job growth rate of 3.4 percent is also exceeding the nation’s rate of 1.9 percent. Since December 2010, 1,191,900 private-sector jobs have been created in Florida. The state’s unemployment rate remained at 4.7 percent in August, the lowest rate since November 2007. Gov. Scott made the announcement at All Access Multimedia, a marketing and production company in Ft. Myers that specializes in commercials, web video and infomercials.

Gov. Rick Scott said, “I am proud to announce that Florida businesses created more than 22,000 new jobs last month and that Florida’s annual job growth rate has outpaced the nation for almost four and a half years. In addition to today’s great news, this week we also announced that two businesses, Hotwire Communications and Intellitech, chose to relocate their headquarters from other states to Florida and create hundreds of new jobs. 

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Thursday, September 22 2016

Asheville, NC -- Avadim Technologies Inc. is planning an expansion that will create 551 new jobs and $25,400,000 in capital investment in Buncombe County over the next five years.

The company will also build a new corporate headquarters in Black Mountain Commerce Park, the company announced Wednesday, in conjunction with the Buncombe County Commission and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County.

Addressing gaps in global health such as infection, neuromuscular disorders, and wound care, Avadim is a Buncombe County-based life sciences company that launched in 2007.

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Tuesday, September 20 2016

Developer receives city tax exemption to offset asbestos abatement

Tiffin, OH -- Rensko Holdings, a company out of Westerville Ohio, has purchased 1630 West Market Street and is announcing that they plan to build a Tim Hortons franchise on the property. The project will cost an estimated $1.44 million and create 35 new jobs.

Rensko owns nearly 30 Tim Hortons developments in Ohio. The company has been expanding and has identified additional growth markets for this and next year throughout the state. Tiffin is one they are targeting. Rensko is also planning to build a Tim Hortons store in Fostoria.

Jennifer Francis, Manager of New Development for Rensko Holdings, said market research and the community’s reputation has shown Tiffin to be an ideal market for a new Tim Hortons. “We are impressed with all the retail development going on in Tiffin and how the city continues to grow. We think a new Tim Hortons will be a great addition to the community,” she said.

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Tuesday, September 20 2016
Port Corpus Christi Commissioners Adopt a Memorandum of Understanding with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvements

Corpus Christi, TX -- On Tuesday, September 20, at the September 2016 meeting of the Port Corpus Christi Authority, Port Corpus Christi Commissioners adopted a Resolution Approving a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District (COE) for work provided or performed prior to execution of a project partnership agreement for the Corpus Christi Ship Channel - Channel Improvement Project (CCSC-CIP). 

The MOU allows for in-kind contributions by Port Corpus Christi for sediment testing services associated with dredging the entrance channel of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel ahead of a Project Partnership Agreement for the Corpus Christi Ship Channel - Channel Improvement Project (CCSC-CIP). 

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Tuesday, September 20 2016

Reading, PA -- Governor Tom Wolf joined Senator Judy Schwank and Representative Barry Jozwiak to announce $2.5 million in funding to support the redevelopment of a 155-acre industrial park located adjacent to the Reading Airport. When complete, the project is expected to create 500 to 600 new, full-time jobs.

“It is our job to set the table for businesses to be able to make the investments necessary to provide jobs to people in communities just like this one,” Governor Wolf said. “This investment will help to rebuild distressed brownfield and former military facility and turn it into a hub for jobs in a number of different industries.”

The Redevelopment Capital Assistance Program (RACP) funds will help the Berks County Industrial Development Authority (BCIDA) support the $7 million cost of infrastructure improvements still awaiting completion at the site along Aviation Road, approximately one mile from the City of Reading. The total project cost is $13.3 million.

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Monday, September 19 2016

Indianapolis, IN -- In a push to create more productive careers for Hoosiers, technology companies are creating new jobs around the Indianapolis area.

Knowledge Services, an information technology company, announced plans Thursday to grow its Indianapolis headquarters by adding 400 new employees by 2019.

Founded in 1994, the company, which provides cloud software and services to organizations, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies such as Hill-Rom, Disney and Mattel., employs 2,000 people across the country. One thousand of these employees are in Indiana.

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Monday, September 19 2016

Frankfort, KY -- Steel Ventures Inc., an affiliate of Huntington-based Steel of West Virginia Inc., plans a $16 million buildout of an existing facility in Wurtland to establish a 65-job galvanizing and distribution operation.

“Our administration is committed to helping breathe new life into the eastern Kentucky economy. Significant investments from companies like Steel Ventures are essential to achieving that goal,” Gov. Matt Bevin said. “These newly created jobs will greatly benefit the region and grow Kentucky’s metals industry. I am grateful to Steel Ventures for this continued investment in eastern Kentucky.”

From Steel Ventures’ Wurtland complex, the new plant will meet the demand for galvanizing both regionally and nationwide. It will allow the company to coat a variety of products including truck trailer cross members, I-beams, guardrail posts, complex fabricated assemblies and parts.

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Monday, September 19 2016

Fort Lauderdale is the new home of speedy internet company Hotwire Communications.

Fort Lauderdale, FL -- Hotwire Communications announced Thursday it plans to create 375 jobs and retain 300 existing jobs in making the former BankAtlantic building its headquarters and dubbing it the "Hotwire Technology Center." The new jobs pay an average annual wage of $51,266.

"Our business growth has been here in Florida," said Kristin Johnson Karp, president and CEO of Hotwire Communications, which was based in Philadelphia with its South Florida office in Miramar.

Hotwire has more than 100,000 customers throughout the state, she said.

Karp said the company has already nearly reached its promised job count, with 100 new employees for a total work force count of 660.

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Monday, September 19 2016

Atlanta, GA -- Governor Nathan Deal  announced that the Global Commerce Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) helped create a total of 25,341 new jobs and generate $4.4 billion in investment during FY 16. This growth is a result of the expansion or relocation by 365 companies spanning every region of the state.

“Georgia has consistently been named a top state for business because of our highly skilled workforce and business-friendly economic environment,” said Deal. “In recent years, companies from across the country and around the world have chosen Georgia to relocate their headquarters or expand operations. Our world-class infrastructure and thriving technology industry continue to attract companies looking to reach growing markets in the southeastern states. I am confident that Georgia has the resources and economic environment to support growing businesses in the years to come.”

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Monday, September 19 2016
GPA marks record August for container volumes

Lynch details 'game-changing' rail expansion

Savannah, GA -- At the Georgia Ports Authority board meeting Monday, Executive Director Griff Lynch reported the GPA achieved an August record of 330,846 twenty-foot equivalent container units, a robust increase of 5 percent compared to August 2015.
"August container unit volumes were the third highest in the Authority's history, behind April and May 2015 at the height of diverted cargo from the West Coast," Lynch said. "Loaded imports continue to perform well, demonstrating a high level of diverted cargo retention."
Total cargo across all terminals reached 2.62 million tons in August, an increase of 117,470 tons, or 4.7 percent.

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Monday, September 19 2016

Company to invest $12 million, add 400 new full-time employees over four years
Batesville, AR -- Intimidator Inc., a manufacturer of 4x4 utility vehicles and zero turn mowers, announced they are expanding their current manufacturing facility in Batesville and building a second facility in the Independence County Industrial Park. The company will invest $12 million in facilities and equipment while adding 400 new full-time employees over four years.

“We are indeed grateful for support from the Governor’s Office, the State of Arkansas, Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Independence County Economic Development Commission, City of Batesville, and this entire community,” said Intimidator owners Becky and Robert Foster in a statement. “These groups have given us overwhelming support, and last but certainly not least, we want to thank our entire team of employees that make it happen day in and day out.” 

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Friday, September 16 2016

Brownsville, TX -- Foreign Trade Zone No. 62 at the Port of Brownsville ranks second in the nation for the value of exports (shipments to foreign countries) during 2015 according to the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board’s annual report to Congress released Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Dorchester County, South Carolina, and Broward County, Florida, are ranked one and three, respectively.

The Port of Brownsville FTZ reported exported goods valued at more than $3.2 billion in 2015. Additionally, FTZ No. 62 increased its national ranking for the value of imports to 21, up from 25 in 2014. The value of imports received totaled more than $3.3 billion.

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Friday, September 16 2016
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Friday, September 16 2016
Lynch: GPA's Mid-American Arc to expand target market

Floor & Decor announces 1.4M square-foot distribution complex

Savannah, GA -- In the annual Savannah State of the Port address, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch detailed a new strategic rail initiative, 'GPA's Mid-American Arc,' and welcomed Floor & Decor's announcement of Phase 1 of a 1.4 million square-foot distribution center complex.

GPA's Mid-American Arc will focus on the growth of intermodal rail, extending the Port of Savannah's reach to capture new markets across the Southeast and Midwestern U.S. "This enhancement of our rail capacity is a game-changer in the market to serve cities ranging in an arc from Atlanta to Memphis, St. Louis, Chicago and the Ohio Valley," Lynch said. "Additional track will allow us to build unit trains, 10,000 feet long, completely on terminal, while reducing rail crossings and impact on the local community."

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Thursday, September 15 2016

Edmonton-based HiTest Sand Inc. proposes to invest $300 million in a new state-of-the-art silicon refining facility in Usk, creating an estimated 400 construction jobs and 170 permanent full-time jobs.

Olympia, WA -- The Washington State Department of Commerce announced that a new $300-million silicon smelting facility proposed for Usk, Pend Oreille county, by HiTest Sand Inc. has been designated a Project of Statewide Significance and will receive $300,000 in economic development assistance through the Pend Oreille Economic Development Council. Much of the silicon produced from sand at the smelter will be used by in-state solar cell manufacturers, computer chip makers and aluminum product manufacturers.

Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, HiTest estimates about 400 construction jobs and once operational, about 170 permanent, full-time jobs will be created. Paying an average salary well above the community’s prevailing wage, these high-skill jobs will deliver a significant boost to the tri-county region in the northeast corner of the state that’s been struggling with unemployment rates several points above the state’s 5.8 percent average.

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Wednesday, September 14 2016

Technology company will invest $145M to expand world headquarters

Atlanta, GA -- Governor Nathan Deal, along with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, announced that the NCR Corporation will create more than 1,800 jobs and invest $145 million in its Midtown Atlanta expansion. NCR will a construct a second tower at its global headquarters to bring together employees from the Alpharetta, Atlanta and Duluth offices.

“Georgia is a hotbed for leading technology companies such as NCR because of our extensive technology sector and pro-business climate,” said Deal. “NCR is already making a significant impact in the state’s technology industry and the company will reap the benefits of having its headquarters in this thriving technology cluster. NCR’s growth and expansion further proves that Georgia is on the minds of high-tech job creators.”

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Wednesday, September 14 2016

Midland, TX -- The Midland City Council and the Midland Development Corporation (MDC) approved two agreements with LeoLabs, Inc., a company offering space debris tracking services.

The city of Midland has executed a License Agreement regarding city-owned property for the use of LeoLabs.

The MDC has entered into a promotional agreement with LeoLabs, Inc., which will include advertising and publicizing for the City of Midland for the purpose of developing new and expanded business enterprises.

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Wednesday, September 14 2016
Lehigh Valley Steel Fabricator Expanding, With Help From LVEDC

Lehigh Valley, PA -- A steel fabricator in the Lehigh Valley is expanding thanks in part to financing the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC) helped them secure this month.

Michelman Steel Enterprises was awarded a $1.75 million Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) loan to acquire and renovate a 71,150 square-foot manufacturing facility in Bethlehem.

Since coming to the Lehigh Valley in 2012, Michelman Steel has operated out of its Upper Macungie Township location, which includes about 26,000 square-feet of operating space and about 1,200 square-feet of office space.

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Wednesday, September 14 2016

German subsidiary planning to invest $7.7 million and create 61 new jobs
Columbia, SC -- stoba, a manufacturer of machined components for the automobile industry, is launching a new production plant in Berkeley County. The new development is expected to bring $7.7 million in capital investment and create 61 new jobs.
As a partner to the automotive industry, stoba is a leader in the production of complex machined components for high-pressure injection systems. Known for its innovative mass-production processes, the company has produced precision metal components for more than 50 years and employs more than 800 workers around the world at its four existing manufacturing centers and one machine manufacturing facility.

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Monday, September 12 2016
McCarthy to head operations at GPA

Georgia Ports Authority hires former COO at CMA CGM America
Savannah, GA -- The Georgia Ports Authority has named Ed McCarthy as its new COO.
McCarthy comes to Georgia from his latest post in Norfolk, Va., as chief operating officer for CMA CGM America. Tuesday, Sept. 6 is his first day on the new job.
"We're thrilled to bring on someone with Ed's expertise to oversee port operations," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. "His experience at major shipping lines and port terminals on both coasts will deliver important insights as we work to capture new opportunities in Savannah and Brunswick."

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Thursday, September 08 2016

Dutch-Founded Mobile Marketing Automation Platform Bridges Stateside Upon Overseas Success with Burger King, Volkswagen, Audi, Pirelli and More

Nashua, NH -- MobileBridge, the international leader in advanced mobile app engagement and analytics, is proud to announce its expansion to the U.S. marketplace, establishing global headquarters in Nashua, NH.

Founded in 2012 with offices in the Netherlands and United Kingdom, MobileBridge has engaged with its innovative platform many of the most recognizable brands operating in Europe and Asia, including Burger King, Volkswagen, Audi, Pirelli and more.

“This is a very exciting time for MobileBridge as we expand our global footprint and develop the U.S. market,” said MobileBridge CEO, Eyal Oster. “Nashua is one of the fastest growing tech hubs in the country and with its close proximity to the wealth of innovation and industry in nearby Boston, only 35 miles away, it is the perfect place to call home as we introduce our unparalleled capabilities to brands in the U.S.”

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Thursday, September 08 2016

Jeffersonville, IN -- American Air Filter, a manufacturer of clean air products and systems, will officially open its new Indiana facility next Monday, Sept. 12, at 2:00 p.m. in Jeffersonville.

American Air Filter Co. Inc., dba AAF International and its subsidiary, Flanders Corp., recently invested $5.4 million to establish a new 33,000-square-foot AAF Flanders Clean Air Innovation and Research Center (Clean Air Center) at 200 Patrol Road in Jeffersonville. The first floor of the center features 25,000 square feet of lab, testing and storage space, including a media materials development lab and a fully-functional machine shop. The new facility, which can accommodate up to 40 employees, will also include audiovisual technology, modern offices, collaborative workstations and conference space.

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Wednesday, September 07 2016

Bristol, IN -- Monogram Foods, a manufacturer and marketer of food products, announced plans to grow production in Elkhart County, creating up to 74 new jobs by 2017.

“As a national company with locations across the country, Monogram Foods had choices on where to locate these new jobs, and after considering its options this company keeps choosing Indiana,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Today’s news marks the second time in the last year that Monogram Foods has committed to adding new jobs in Indiana. Monogram Foods and companies across Indiana are thriving in our state’s affordable, low-tax business climate, which has helped us add nearly 150,000 new Hoosier jobs just since 2013.”

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Friday, September 02 2016
Cross Country Healthcare Celebrates Corporate Expansion And New Headquarters Location In Boca Raton, FL

Boca Raton, FL -- Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRN) has announced the expansion of its corporate headquarters facility in Boca Raton, FL. The Company celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included the Mayor of the city, Susan Haynie.

Since its founding in 1975, Cross Country Healthcare has grown to more than 1,600 corporate employees today in 70 branch office locations across the United States. The new office at 5201 Congress Avenue houses 160 corporate employees and is an expansion of our current location at 6551 Park of Commerce Blvd, also located in Boca Raton, FL.

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Friday, September 02 2016
Willis Towers Watson technology hub and service center bringing over 400 jobs to Arizona

New facility will service thousands of companies nationwide, including many in Arizona

Tempe, AZ -- Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, will bring over 400 jobs to its new 92,000-square-foot technology hub and service center located at 1144 W. Washington St., Tempe, AZ.

The new center opens at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30, with remarks by U.S. Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema; Kevin Sullivan, Arizona Commerce Authority Senior VP of Business Attraction and Expansion; Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell; Phoenix Vice Mayor Kate Gallego; and Gene Wickes, managing director and leader of Exchange Solutions for Willis Towers Watson.

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Thursday, September 01 2016
Clif Bar Opens New $90M Bakery in Twin Falls

One-of-a-kind, 300,000-square-foot sustainable facility connects people with nature
Twin Falls, SD -- The City of Twin Falls in Southern Idaho has celebrated the opening of Clif Bar & Company’s $90 million bakery. The bakery is a one-of-a-kind, sustainability-focused facility that intentionally uses biophilic design, a cutting-edge approach that connects people in buildings with nature.

“It was really important to us that our Twin Falls bakery embodied our company values,” said Kevin Cleary, CEO, Clif Bar, a leading maker of nutritious and organic food. “We wanted it to be a healthy, welcoming place for people to work—a workplace that sustains our people, the community and the planet.”

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Thursday, September 01 2016

Savannah, GA -- The Georgia Ports Authority continues to monitor Tropical Storm Hermine. As a result of the severe weather, the GPA will close its facilities in both Savannah and Brunswick Friday, Sept. 2.
Closed facilities include Garden City Terminal and Ocean Terminal in Savannah; and the Colonel's Island Bulk Facility and Mayor's Point Terminal in Brunswick. The GPA may resume field operations as early as Friday evening. Normal gate operations will resume at Garden City Terminal from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, at Gate 4 only.

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Thursday, September 01 2016

Project will add 50 new direct jobs while retaining 80 existing jobs for Mandeville company

Baton Rouge, LA -- Governor John Bel Edwards and President Matthew Saacks of Ampirical Solutions LLC announced the company will create 50 new direct jobs to expand its electrical transmission infrastructure and distribution firm in St. Tammany Parish. Based in Mandeville, Louisiana, the company specializes in the design of substations, relay switchyards, protective relays and controls, transmission lines, distribution lines and related operations.

The 50 new direct jobs created by Ampirical in the expansion will have an average annual salary of $85,206, plus benefits, while the company also will retain 80 existing jobs. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project will result in 82 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 130 new jobs in St. Tammany Parish and the Southeast Region.

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