July 2017

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More manufacturing jobs reshored in 2016 than offshored

Chinese FDI in the U.S. continues strong run

China automaker Great Wall Motor to build North American plant

Mercedes’ big Alabama expansion finishing up

U.S. sets record in emission reduction

Kentucky sets annual investment record in first five months of 2017

Automotive, aerospace industries prompt big deal in Eastern Kentucky

Louisville ranked No. 1 by Forbes in manufacturing resurgence

BMW will expand its South Carolina plant once again

TVA approves $300 million strategic fiber expansion

Auto supplier adding jobs in Cullman, Ala.

Ford investing $900 million in Kentucky Truck Plant

Continental to expand Seguin, Texas plant

Ohio manufacturer sets up shop in Tennessee

GM unveils new North Texas supplier park

German company to build plant in Auburn, Ala.

Chinese auto supplier to open Tennessee plant

Auto parts supplier to locate in Georgia

Japanese auto parts supplier to build new Tennessee plant

Mercedes-Benz van plant begins hiring process

South Carolina captures another mammoth tire plant

Demand for Ford Escape best in history

Montgomery creates more jobs than any county in Alabama

Mississippi’s jobless rate lowest since 1976

It costs less to operate your business in the South

Tennessee is the first state in the nation to make community college free to all adults

Ports in the South breaking records in part to expanded Panama Canal

Canadian auto parts manufacturer setting up shop in rural Tennessee

Auto supplier opening plant in North Carolina

Volkswagen adding 200 jobs at Chattanooga plant

Knapheide Truck Equipment plans North Charleston facility

Auto supplier adding jobs in North Carolina

Smyrna, Tenn., auto supplier announces $25 million expansion

German auto supplier Ifa expanding Charleston ops with $69 million facility

Protomet to invest $30 million in Loudon County, Tenn.

Eldor’s 350-job auto parts plant progressing in Botetourt County, Va.

Czech manufacturer coming to Peachtree City, Ga.

Bluegrass Supply Chain Services investing $3.35 million in Kentucky, creating 51 jobs

Aluminum company investing $26 million in Florida

Author: Michael Randle