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Site Selection magazine names its Best to Invest Top Deals of 2014

Atlanta, May 5, 2015: Site Selection magazine has named its Top Deals of 2014, part of the magazine’s annual Best to Invest Rankings. The Top Deals of 2014 (see lists below) were determined by the amount of capital investment and job creation connected to private-sector facility investment projects around the world during the 2014 calendar year tracked in Site Selection’s proprietary New Plant Database. Other factors considered include competition for the project, regional economic impact and obstacles overcome to land the project.

"Vehicles, energy, high-tech and Elon Musk dominate this year's lists," says Adam Bruns, managing editor of Site Selection, who led the compilation of the Top Deals and Honorable Mention lists for North America and internationally.

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Alevo, Concord, N.C., $1 billion, 2,500 jobs
BMW, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, $1 billion, 1,500 jobs
Giti Tire, Richburg, S.C., $560 million, 1,700 jobs
Northrop Grumman, Melbourne, Fla., $500 million, 1,800 jobs
Renault-Nissan Alliance/Daimler, Aguascalientes, Mexico, $1.4 billion, 5,700 jobs
Shandong Tranlin Paper, Richmond, Va., $2 billion, 2,000 jobs
SolarCity, Buffalo, N.Y., $5 billion, 1,450 jobs
Tesla, Reno, Nev., $4 billion, 6,500 jobs
Toyota, Plano, Texas, $350 million, 4,000 jobs
Volkswagen, Chattanooga, Tenn., $600 million, 2,000 jobs
Charles Schwab, Austin and El Paso, Texas, $210 million, 823 jobs (Austin), $21.5 million, 445 jobs (El Paso)
Clemens Food Group, Coldwater Township, Mich., $175 million, 800 jobs
Deloitte Consulting, Lake Mary (Orlando), Orange County, Fla., $41 million, 1,000 jobs
FerroAtlantica, Port-Cartier, Quebec, Canada, C$382 million, 345 jobs
Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Moraine, Ohio, $360 million, 1,550 jobs
GE Aviation, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Ind., $92 million, 230 jobs
Peco Foods, Corning and Pocahontas, Ark., $165 million, 1,000 jobs
Sealed Air Corp., Mecklenburg Co., N.C., $58 million, 1,262 jobs
Toray Carbon Fibers America, Spartanburg, S.C., $1 billion, 500 jobs
Yuhuang Chemical, Vacherie, St. James Parish, La., $1.8 billion, 400 jobs
General Electric, Calabar, Nigeria, $250 million, 2,300 jobs
Hon Hai/Innolux, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, $2.6 billion, 2,300 jobs
Hon Hai Precision, Heze, Shandong Province, China, $2 billion, 4,000 jobs
Honda Cars India, Tapukara, Rajasthan, India, $567 million, 3,200 jobs
Intel, Kiryat Gat, Israel, $6 billion
PT Honda Prospect Motor, Karawang, West Java, Indonesia, $262 million, 3,900 jobs
Renault/Dongfeng, Wuhan, China, $1.2 billion, 2,000 jobs
SunEdison/Adani Enterprises, Mundra, India, $4 billion, 4,500 jobs
Volkswagen, Wrzesnia (Poznań), Poland, $1.1 billion, 3,000 jobs
Weibo Group, Macedonia, $180 million, 5,000 jobs
Alorica, Villa Juana, Dominican Republic, $250 million, 1,000 jobs
Amazon, Costa Rica, $19 million, 1,000 jobs
Bosch, Bursa, Turkey, $376 million, 1,000 jobs
Fiat Auto Poloni, Tychy, Poland, $768 million, 420 jobs
IBM, Katowice, Poland, 2,000 jobs
Johnson & Johnson, Penjerla Village, India, $65 million, 1,500 jobs
Nissan Motor Co., Resende, Brazil, $1.5 billion, 1,500 jobs
Roche, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, $465 million, 600 jobs
SK Hynix, Chongqing, China, $250 million, 1,200 jobs
UST Global, Trivandrum, India, $100 million, 3,000 jobs