FROM THE MAY ISSUE OF SITE SELECTION 

OHIO

Power Lunch

Jereme Kent, founder and CEO of wind power company One Energy, has a craving to jolt the energy landscape in Ohio.

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INVESTMENT PROFILE: CONSUMERS ENERGY

Energizing Flint

Historic partnerships fuel renewed investment in Vehicle City.

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 PHOTO OF THE DAY 
Image by Commander Charles Conrad, Jr. (reflected in visor), courtesy of NASA

Astronaut Alan L. Bean, Lunar Module pilot, pauses near a tool carrier during the Apollo 12 spacewalk on the moon's surface in November 1969. Bean — who went on to command the second crewed flight to Skylab in 1973 and was one of only 12 human beings who have walked on the surface of the moon — died last week at the age of 86.

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 PROJECT WATCH 

North America

Facebook is investing $750 million over five years in a new data center based in Stanton Springs, Georgia, outside Atlanta. The 970,000-sq.-ft. facility will initially employ 100 people.  

Source: Conway Analytics

United Kingdom

Meggitt PLC has announced plans to build a new $183-million manufacturing facility for its aerospace and defense products in Coventry, home of the UK Manufacturing Technology Centre. The 440,000-sq.-ft. facility will employ 1,000 people and host a range of operations, including: aircraft braking systems, control systems, as well as service and support and corporate shared services. The facility will become operational at the end of 2019.

Source: Conway Analytics

 

 SITE SELECTION RECOMMENDS  
Kayakers on Lady Bird Lake in Austin know all about work/life balance.
Photo by Shay La'Vee

Is your employer among the Top Companies for Work/Life Balance? Through analysis of 72 million rating and reviews, Indeed found that two real estate franchises top the list. No. 1 is Keller Williams, based in Amazon HQ2 finalist city Austin, Texas, where Indeed itself just announced a 3,000-job expansion at its own headquarters.