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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.

February 27, 2007 : Congratulations to the Tupelo, Mississippi region (Blue Springs) for winning the Toyota "Wellspring" project - a new North American automotive assembly plant that will manufacture the Toyota Highlander model starting in 2010.  This $1.3 billion project to produce 150,000 vehicles per year is expected to employ 2000 people directly, plus any related suppliers or other companies which may be attracted to the region by this major development. For more information about the Toyota project in Mississippi:

 

Media room set up for the Toyota Wellspring project in Tupelo

Tupelo Community Development Foundation  www.cdfms.org

Mississippi Development Authority       www.mississippi.org 

Mississippi state government website : www.mississippi.gov

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 aerospace, automobile, automotive component products, and recreational vehicle industries (boats, motorcycles, ATV's, trailers, coaches, buses, etc.). 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                  
Toyota new auto assembly plant unknown - see press releases in Media room 25 states, including Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas Blue Springs, Mississippi - near Tupelo $1.3 billion, 2000+ new jobs Eighth Toyota assembly plant in North America, for 150,000 vehicles/yr reportedly $296 million in incentives Announced Feb 2007 for 2010 production Tupelo Community Development Foundation  www.cdfms.org
Aerospace Project Support Alternatives Selected Parameters Impact Incentives Timing Feedback
EADS - EADS North America - Airbus North America new aircraft manufacturing and engineering center unknown - see press release Reviewed 70 sites in 32 states, short listed Florida, Mississippi and South Carolina Mobile Alabama Brookley Industrial Complex 150 to 1000 jobs, and up to $600 million investment, tied to expected US Air Force order Airbus engineering center, future US Air Force tanker mfg     Alabama Development Office, Economic Development Partnership of Alabama
Boeing Relocate HQ none Colorado, Texas Chicago Illinois          
US Astronautics   none   Florence  Alabama $300 million        
Williams International   Lockwood Greene - site selection   Huntsville Alabama $14 million jet engine mfr      
Kaman Aerospace   none   Jacksonville Florida   aircraft components      
Defense Project Support Alternatives Selected Parameters Impact Incentives Timing Feedback
Knight Enterprises   none   Titusville Florida $12.9 million        
National Security                  
                   
Automotive Project Support Alternatives Selected Parameters Impact Incentives Timing Feedback
Toyota new auto assembly plant unknown - see press releases in Media room 25 states, including Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas Blue Springs, Mississippi - near Tupelo $1.3 billion, 2000+ new jobs Eighth Toyota assembly plant in North America, for 150,000 vehicles/yr reportedly $296 million in incentives Announced Feb 2007 for 2010 production Tupelo Community Development Foundation  www.cdfms.org
Kia Motors Corp. of South Korea new auto assembly plant unknown unknown West Point, Georgia

$1.2 billion

2500+ new jobs

first KIA plant, up to 300,000 vehicles/year deal may include 5 Kia suppliers announced March 2006 for 2008 production www.georgia.org
Toyota Motor Corp. with Subaru Expansion at existing Subaru plant in Indiana unknown the Camry is already being produced in Georgetown, Kentucky Lafayette, Indiana 100,000 Camry vehicles per year adding Toyota Camry production to Subaru plant   announced March 2006 for spring 2007 production

Lafayette IN

www.lwledc.org 

www.glpi.org 

Akebono Corporation North America HQ relocation Elizabethtown / Hardin County Industrial Development Foundation relocating from Farmington Hills, MI Elizabethtown - Hardin County Kentucky

10,000 sq ft

75 jobs

automotive brakes - closer to their KY manufacturing Kentucky Jobs Development Act $1.35m Construction begins March 2006 Already employs 1200 in Hardin County - mfg there since 1987
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada TMMC new assembly plant near existing one in Cambridge ON     Woodstock Ontario

1300 jobs

US$650 million

automotive assembly RAV4 sport utility vehicle  

6/30/05

to open in 2008

Toyota press release
Canadian Autoparts Toyota Inc. expansion     Delta, British Columbia US$31.6 million wheel mfg, 17% increase in plant capacity   6/30/05 to start in mid 2007  
Hyundai Automotive assembly, KIA   Poland Zilina, Slovakia

$854 million, 2400 jobs, plus suppliers est. 7000 European auto plant, to make 200,000 cars   Announced March 2004, from 2006  
Hyundai new plant, auto assembly local chamber website about the Hyundai project   Hope Hull - Montgomery

Alabama

2000 jobs, $1 billion capital investment first US auto plant, to make 300,000 cars   production from 2005  
Nissan expanded plant,  auto assembly none   Canton

Mississippi

5300 jobs, $500 million capital investment expanding production of Altima model $68 million bond package    
Toyota new plant, auto assembly none   San Antonio

Texas

2000 jobs, $800 million capital investment to make 150,000 Tundra pickups $133 million production by 2006  
Toyota expanded plant,  auto assembly none   Gibson County

Indiana

$800 million capital investment expand plant capacity to 300,000 cars      
DaimlerChrysler new plant, auto assembly Lockwood Greene - site selection   Pooler

Georgia

3300 jobs, $754 million capital investment   $325 million    
General Motors new plant, auto assembly none   Lansing

Michigan

$559 million capital investment first new GM plant in many years   making 2003 Cadillac CTS  
General Motors plant renovation none   Lordstown

Ohio

$500 million machinery and eqpt new model to replace Cavalier, Sunfire $63 million late 2004  
General Motors   none   Willow Run Michigan $300 million transmission plant      
General Motors   none   Orion Michigan $300 million        
General Motors plant renovation none   Kansas City

Kansas

$500 million machinery and eqpt. to build Chevy Malibu in Fairfax assembly plant      
General Motors   none   Saginaw Michigan $80 million metal casting      
Honda expanded plant, auto assembly none   Lincoln - east of Birmingham

Alabama

adding 2000 jobs, $425 million capital investment double plant capacity to 300,000 vehicles      
BMW expanded plant,  auto assembly none   Spartanburg

South Carolina

$400 million capital investment adding plant capacity      
Ford Motor Co.   none   Jefferson County Kentucky $50 million        
Ford Motor Co.   none   Chicago Illinois   component parts      
AutoAlliance - Ford Motor and Mazda plant renovation none   Flat Rock

Michigan

$664 million machinery and eqpt. Retooling plant to save it $95 million tax credit, $31 million  abatement    
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.   none   Topeka Kansas $100 million tire mfr      
Oxford Automotive new plant none   McCalla Alabama $100 million automotive components      
Topre Corp new plant none   Cullman Alabama $132 million automotive components      
Hyundai   none   Aurora  Illinois $17 million motor mfg      
Benteler Automotive new plant none   Vance Alabama $20 million Mercedes chassis supplier      
Johnson Controls new plant none   Tuscaloosa Alabama $26.3 million automotive components      
Asahi Forge of America   none   Richmond Kentucky $19 million automotive components      
Koito Mfg. Co.   none   Paris Illinois $16 million automotive lighting      
Eberspaecher North America   none   Novi Michigan $26 million automotive supplies      
Huron Precision Parts   none   Chesterfield Michigan   automotive components      
Jaytec LLC   none   Summerfield Michigan $19 million automotive components      
CTA Acoustics   none   Corbin Kentucky $10 million vehicle insulation      
Kubota Corp. new plant none   Hall County Georgia $7.5 million farm equipment      
Collins & Aikman   none   Havre De Grace Maryland $5 million auto interior products      
Recreation products Project Support Alternatives Selected Parameters Impact Incentives Timing Feedback
Suzuki Motor Corp. new plant     Rome Georgia $30 million ATV manufacturing      
Monaco Corp new plant     Mishawaka Indiana $4.2 million travel trailer      
                   
                   
                   
                   
Explanation 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
                   
Regional directories of economic development organizations and contacts, websites.  See also : Invest USA and USA Search - Area Search - CRE Search
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    Europe Search South Asia Australia, New Zealand Middle East, and Africa
China, Taiwan Southeast Asia Korea Japan
State directories of US regional, county, city, and utility economic development organizations and chambers of commerce which promote new business investment

 

Northeast          NY   CT   MA   RI   NH  VT  ME

Mid-Atlantic       PA   NJ   MD   DE   DC   WV   VA   NC

Southeast         SC   GA   FL   AL   MS   TN

Great Lakes      KY   OH   MI   IN    IL   WI   MN

North Central     MO  IA   KS   NE   ND  SD

South Central    TX   OK   AR   LA

Mountain          AZ   NM  CO   UT    WY   ID   MT

West Coast      CA  NV   OR   WA   HI   AK

Economic development directory - alphabetical list by state for convenience

Same links as provided by the abbreviations at left (not familiar to all foreign visitors)

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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
Professional service providers and other resources.   See also : Contacts and www.OnTheShortList.com 
Location Consultants Tax Consultants International Law Firms Incentives Strategy & Finance
Consultant Tips (articles) Design & Construction REIT's, Developers Human Resources Associations & Publications
Corporate Real Estate firms Governmental Sources Ports, Rail, Airports Logistics Services Events, and News about us
Projects Biographic Profiles Utilities active in business attraction and retention Services for Economic Development Agencies Welcome Area Reps!
Major Real Estate Listings Awards, Sponsorships
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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