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Please contact us for future project support, or to publish GUIDE Project Profiles for quick reference to more details than through this summary.  The function of this directory is to make it easier to know where major projects have been going, and who assisted them.

See also projects by location or for other industries.

Please inform us of any major new project announcements which should be added to this directory (>50 jobs created).  We welcome major project announcements, but only summarize and publish them selectively through this section.  This is not intended to be a comprehensive directory of all recent project announcements in the US North Central region. We can suggest other service providers or resources for more comprehensive project tracking.
The column headings are explained below.  Detailed Project Profiles can be used by areas to highlight recent success stories for quick reference through our search process.

These summary descriptions of announced projects are for the convenience of executives and their advisors as they research potential business locations for future projects.

Company Type of Project Support Provided Alternatives Considered Final Selections Reported Economic Impact Reported Strategic Impact Reported Incentives Project Timing Feedback
Highlights                  
                   
                   
Kansas Project Support Alternatives Selected Parameters Impact Incentives Timing Feedback
Alorica call center unknown   Manhattan Kansas 400 jobs took over former Sykes center which was moved offshore   June 2004  
General Motors plant renovation unknown   Kansas City

Kansas

$500 million machinery and eqpt. to build Chevy Malibu in Fairfax assembly plant      
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.   unknown   Topeka Kansas $100 million tire mfr      
Abbott Laboratories expansion unknown   McPherson Kansas $50 million, maybe 150 jobs medical products industrial revenue bonds ready by 2005  
Serologicals Corp.   unknown   Lawrence Kansas $28 million        
Auth-Florence Manufacturing new plant unknown   Manhattan Kansas $10 million, 250 jobs secure cluster mailbox mfg various start late 2003  
Newell Rubbermaid   unknown   Winfield Kansas   home products      
United Grain   unknown   Scandia Kansas   ethanol fuel      
Iowa Project Support Alternatives Selected Parameters Impact Incentives Timing Feedback
Clipper Windpower new plant IDED, city, and PriorityOne, Alliant Energy New Mexico, Colorado, Michigan, New York, Maryland, and Nevada Cedar Rapids Iowa $22 million, 141 jobs wind turbines CEBA loan  PIAP loan  TIF Enterprize Zone and job training April 2005 Alliant supplier

Priority One

Qwest Corp expansion     Sioux City 468 jobs call center      
Ball Corp new plant unknown   Ames Iowa $24 million plastic bottles      
Alpla North America   unknown   Iowa City Iowa $11.7 million plastic bottles      
Golden Grain Energy   unknown   Mason City Iowa   ethanol products      
Missouri Project Support Alternatives Selected Parameters Impact Incentives Timing Feedback
Variform   unknown   Kearney Missouri   vinyl siding      
Nebraska Project Support Alternatives Selected Parameters Impact Incentives Timing Feedback
                   
South Dakota Project Support Alternatives Selected Parameters Impact Incentives Timing Feedback
Davisco Foods   unknown   Lake Nordern, South Dakota $40 million cheese mfg      
Ware Manufacturing   unknown   Lennox $2.4 million metal mfg.      
North Dakota Project Support Alternatives Selected Parameters Impact Incentives Timing Feedback
                   
Examples Project Support Alternatives Selected Parameters Impact Incentives Timing Feedback
Example, Name, link to website and PR if available New or expanded facility size, location Summary of needs which were met for the project known short list locations, and services considered or used to support project plans locations and final service providers chosen to implement the project Jobs, $, technology transfer, etc. in location Significance to company global strategy, performance, operations As disclosed, and who to contact to discuss directly announced, occupancy, expected expansion, actual expansion Lessons learned, proven solutions etc.
Example - highlight

Link to full project profile if available - see Template

Expand, Relocate office or factory consultants used for site selection or other  support usually not reported in other channels, but can offer useful insight into choices Link to Area Profile or Service if available, or website, and regional table of contacts The reported parameters may not be reliable for industry or regional trend analysis Why did the project happen now?  What is the purpose?  Routine growth, or something really new?  Local or global? Details are seldom published; total reported value may be misleading Note that the same project may get repeated PR / media coverage potential links to testimonials or other feedback
Project announcements and GUIDE Project Profiles by area (selective lists) - see also Projects by Industry
US : Northeast US : Great Lakes East and Midwest Canada Mexico
US : Mid Atlantic US : North Central US : Mountain South America
US : Southeast US : South Central US : West Coast Central America, Caribbean
Europe South Asia Australia, New Zealand Middle East, and Africa
China, Taiwan Southeast Asia Korea Japan
Major project announcements by industry sector  (selective directories) These directories summarize billions of dollars in recent project announcements by many companies, with links to sources of information about their chosen locations.
Advanced Materials - Ceramics, metals Aerospace Automotive Biotechnology Customer Contact Centers, Call Centers Chemicals
Computers Construction materials Consumer electronics Consumer goods - durable and non Defense Electronics
Energy Financial and professional services Food & Beverage Processing Hospitality, Tourism Logistics Machinery & tools for  manufacturing
Medical device and Healthcare Products Packaging Paper products Pharmaceutical Plastics Publishing, printing and communications
Recreational vehicles Retail Semiconductor Software Telecommunications Textile & Apparel
Regional directories of national, state, and local economic development organizations, websites, summary content, and contacts.  See also : Invest USA directory
US : Northeast US : Great Lakes Canada Mexico
US : Mid Atlantic US : North Central US : Mountain South America
US : Southeast US : South Central US : West Coast Central America, Caribbean
Europe South Asia Australia, New Zealand Middle East, and Africa
China, Taiwan Southeast Asia Korea Japan
Professional service providers and other resources
Location Consultants For Executives Lessons Learned Proven Solutions Sharing Project Work
Consultant Tips (articles) Tax Consultants International Law Firms Strategy & Finance Incentives
Corporate Real Estate firms Design & Construction REIT's, Developers Human Resources Associations & Publications
Utilities active in business attraction and retention Governmental Sources Ports, Rail, Airports Logistics Services Global Home , Events, and News about us
Referral Process Highlights Biographic Profiles Projects and The Market Services for Economic Development Agencies Welcome Area Reps!
Major Real Estate Listings Awards, Sponsorships Executive Testimonials Our services for areas
Selective lists of major companies, their websites, and area representatives organized by location  (under development, suggestions welcome)
US : Northeast    NY   CT   MA US : Great Lakes    OH  MI  IL  WI  MN Canada Mexico
US : Mid Atlantic   PA  NJ  MD  VA  NC US : North Central US : Mountain South America
US : Southeast   FL  GA US : South Central  Texas

US : West Coast

Northern CA , Southern CA

Central America, Caribbean
Europe   UK  Germany  Benelux  France  Scandinavia Switzerland South Asia Australia, New Zealand Middle East, and Africa
China, Taiwan Southeast Asia & Pacific Korea Japan

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