News & Events

05/26/17

Domtar to invest $59M in Hawesville Mill

The Domtar Paper Co. confirmed on Thursday that it plans to invest $59 million in buildings and equipment at its Hawesville pulp mill in Hancock County, which a company spokesman said should ensure the sprawling plant with 449 employees will... Read More


05/25/17

Charlotte's Coke Consolidated to open Triad facility, add jobs

Charlotte based CocaCola Bottling Co. Consolidated will open a new, 135,300 square foot facility at the McConnell Center in Greensboro, with plans to add up to 20 new jobs and... Read More


04/28/17

Frontier Spinning Mills investing $6 million in Wetumpka plant

Frontier Spinning Mills is planning a $6 million expansion of its Wetumpka plant, according to a news release from... Read More


04/27/17

Governor Wolf Announces Ace Hardware Will Establish New Northeast Distribution Center in Lebanon County and Create 208 Jobs

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Ace Hardware Corporation, a retailer-owned hardware cooperative, will establish... Read More


01/26/17

Governor Wolf Announces Retention of 438 Jobs 

Upgrades to Domtar Corporation Facilities in Elk and Clearfield Counties ... Read More


12/06/16

Fiberglass, Inc. launching first South Carolina operations

Fiberglass manufacturer investing at least $5 million in Greenville County... Read More


10/20/16

Holroyd establishing first U.S. manufacturing operations in Spartanburg County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Holroyd Precision Components (Holroyd), a sub-contract manufacturing division of Precision Technologies Group (PTG) Limited, is establishing its first U.S. manufacturing operations more... Read More


5/23/16

3 business plans could add up to hundreds of new Rock Hill jobs

Around 200 new jobs could be on the way to Rock Hill, after the City Council approved an agreement with two new companies relocating to the city. At the same time, the council approved an expansion... Read More


4/26/16

Coty Inc. Expands in Columbus Region, Adding to Local Workforce

COLUMBUS, O.H. – Coty Inc., a leading global beauty company, has announced it will add cosmetics manufacturing to its current distribution operation in Etna Township. The company will invest more... Read More


4/6/16

Schaeffler continues expansion in York County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Schaeffler Group USA Inc., a company that has thrived in South Carolina, continues to expand its operations in York County with an additional $36.5 million investment that will create 105... Read More


1/21/16

Coty Inc. to Grow Its Lee County Operations, Adding 25 New Manufacturing Positions

Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Coty, Inc., a global leader in beauty products Read More


12/18/15

Governor McAuliffe Announces 51 New Jobs in City of Norfolk

Commonwealth of Virginia – Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc.to invest millions to expand operation...Read More


12/4/15

Qorvo to Expand Operations in Greensboro

Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Qorvo, Inc. will expand its Guilford County...Read More


11/16/15

German-American Mittelstands Forum

Stuttgart, Germany – Development Advisors will be attending and speaking at the German-American Mittelstands Forum in Stuttgart, Germany, on December 8, 2015.

DAI is a proud lead contributor to this unique event held at the Stuttgart Football Club for German entities looking to expand their operations into the United States. The session will include a dynamic panel of speakers, including entrepreneurs, government officials, and various experienced professionals. DAI will be joined by a delegation from the SouthEast of the U.S. and will be traveling throughout Germany visiting companies interested in the United States.

To register or to get additional information, please contact our office or CLICK HERE.


10/19/15

Compliance: Where Incentives Are Won or Lost

HICKORY, NC – Proper incentives compliance reporting will help a company to ensure that it receives the full value of the incentives it was offered in the application and negotiations process....Read More


06/23/15

Blue Bloodhound, LP to Bring 191 New Jobs to Catawba County

HICKORY, NC – Blue Bloodhound, LP announced today that they will create 191 office and e-commerce jobs in Hickory at the recently renovated Moretz Mills....Read More (PDF #1) Read More (PDF #2)


06/11/15

Empire State Development Announced Ace Hardware Corporation Will Expand In New York’s Capital Region

The World’s Largest Hardware Cooperative Retains 292 Jobs and Creates 25 New Jobs in NY

Empire State Development (ESD) announced that Ace Hardware Corporation, the world’s largest hardware cooperative, will expand with a new Retail Support Center in Saratoga County at 55 Northern Pines Road in Gansevoort, New York....Read More


06/04/2015

PATRIC ZIMMER, PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT ADVISORS, PARTICIPATES IN EXPERT WEBCAST ON EXIT STRATEGIES FOR FOUNDERS AND CEOS

*If you missed this live event, click the “Access On-Demand” button in the PDF for a replay.

Incentives fit right into exit strategies. Find more about how planning ahead, properly negotiated and packaging your sale, acquisition or management transaction can instantly add value to a deal...Read More


05/19/15

Zero Point, Inc. to Build New Corporate Headquarters in Virginia Beach

HICKORY, NC – Virginia Beach, VA – Zero Point, Inc. has been working with the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development to find a new location for its corporate headquarters since 2014....Read More


04/16/15

PATRIC ZIMMER, PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT ADVISORS, PARTICIPATES IN EXPERT WEBCAST ON RESHORING

*If you missed this live event, click the “Access On-Demand” button in the PDF for a replay.

U.S. companies are bringing their off-shore operations back to the U.S. in a growing trend called Reshoring. This webcast discusses the industries affected, tax strategies, location analysis, and labor issues and pitfalls.....Read More


02/17/15

CAESARSTONE TO CREATE 130 JOBS IN BRYAN COUNTY

ATLANTA, February 17, 2015 - Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Caesarstone, a manufacturer of high-quality engineered quartz surfaces, will expand in Richmond Hill, creating 130 jobs....Read More


01/09/15

Schaeffler Group North America upgrading Spartanburg County Facility 

Manufacturer of precision products investing $1.4 million to upgrade equipment in Spartanburg plant

Columbia, SC - A company that develops and manufactures precision products for machines, equipment and vehicles as well as in aviation and aerospace applications is expanding its operations in Spartanburg County.  Schaeffler Group USA is investing $1.4 million to upgrade its improvement program at Schaeffler facilities in three South Carolina counties, totalling $163.8 million in new investment and more than 440 new jobs...Read More Read More (PDF #2) Read More (PDF #3)


11/10/14

Oak Valley Hardwoods Expanding Into Graham County 

Move will result in 114 new jobs

Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Oak Valley Hardwoods, Inc. is planning to expand operations into Graham County and create 114 new jobs.  The company plans to invest more than $10.1 million over the next five years in Robbinsville...Read More


10/02/14

Harvest Power Division Headquarters Locating in Iredell County

Move Will Result in 33 New Jobs

Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Harvest Garden Pro, LLC a division of Harvest Power, Inc. is planning to locate its division headquarters in Iredell County, creating 33 jobs and investing approximately $120,000 over the next three years in Mooresville...Read More


05/14/14

Kemira Expanding in Aberdeen, MS

The project represents a corporate investment of $13.9 million and will create six direct jobs

Jackson, MS - Officials from global chemicals company Kemira announce the company is expanding its dry polymer manufacturing operations in Aberdeen, Miss. “I appreciate this global, innovative leader in the chemicals industry for choosing to expand and further invest in its Aberdeen operations,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “By creating these high-tech jobs and growing its dry polymer manufacturing operations here, Kemira is showing the world that great things take place in our state, and Mississippi has the skilled, knowledgeable workforce and supportive business climate needed for innovation and success.”...Read More


05/09/14

$150 Million Aluminum Facility Coming to Bowling Green; Creating 80 Jobs 

Japanese, European partnership to supply aluminum sheets to automotive manufacturers 

Frankfort, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear today announced a joint venture between Constellium N.V. and UACJ Corporation to build an aluminum production facility in Bowling Green. The $150-million project is one of the largest in south central Kentucky in the past decade and is expected to create 80 new jobs. The joint venture will produce finished aluminum body sheets for cars and trucks. The company will supply these parts to the country’s major automotive manufacturers...Read More


02/04/14

Bayshore Concrete Products Plans to Invest $4 Million to Expand its Operation in the Town of Cape Charles in Northampton County

Governor McAuliffe annouces 135 new jobs for Northampton County

Bayshore Concrete Products announced that it will invest $4 million to expand its operation in the Town of Cape Charles in Northampton County. The company's investment in harbor infrastructure improvements will create 135 new jobs and will allow the company to precast larger concrete components and ship them to customers for transportation and major infrastructure projects...Read More


11/06/13

CAESARSTONE TO CREATE 180 JOBS IN BRYAN COUNTY

Global quartz countertop company selects Richmond Hill for manufacturing plant, investing $70-100 million     

Gov. Nathan Deal and Yos Shiran, Chief Executive Officer of Caesarstone Sdot Yam, Ltd., announced today that Caesarstone, a manufacturer of high-quality engineered quartz surfaces, has selected Richmond Hill in Bryan County as the location for its new U.S.-based manufacturing plant. This new facility will create 180 jobs in Bryan County and represents a $70-100 million investment...Read More


10/02/13

Coroplast establishing first U.S. manufacturing operations in York County

The $12 million investment is expected to generate 150 new jobs.

COLUMBIA – Coroplast Tape Corp., a maker of adhesive and insulating tapes used in the auto industry, is planning to locate its first U.S. production plant in York County. “After an extensive search by our site location consultants at Development Advisors LLC, we found the right location for our initial U.S. manufacturing operations in York County,” said Marcus Sohngen, president of Coroplast Tape Corp...Read More


11/02/12

Environmental consulting firm to expand in Cleveland County

State grant helps company create 29 jobs in Kings Mountain

Governor Bev Perdue on Nov. 2 announced that Steag Energy Services, a provider of environmental consulting and manufacturing services, will expand its operations in Cleveland County. The company plans to create 29 jobs and invest $6 million dollars over three years in Kings Mountain. The project was made possible in part by a $50,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. The N.C. Department of Commerce's Uconda Dunn was the developer on this project...Read More 


10/28/2011

Bright Automotive and AM General Announce Venture

Bright Automotive Enters Into Agreement With AM General for Assembly of BRIGHT IDEA® Plug-In Hybrid Electric Work-Truck Platform

Bright Automotive, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement for AM General LLC to be Bright’s exclusive North American assembler for the Bright IDEA vehicle platform...Read More 


7/20/2011

BestSweet Expands in Mooresville, Iredell County, NC

Expansion will result in 37 jobs

Development Advisors is pleased to announce BestSweet, Inc. will expand in Mooresville, North Carolina. The company plans to create 37 jobs at an average annual wage of $39,215 and invest $6.4 million over the next three years...Read More 


5/23/2011

Development Advisors Sponsors FENG Meeting

Charlotte Financial Executives Network Group to Discuss Economic Development Incentives

Charlotte area Financial Executives will meet with Development Advisors, LLC on May 26, 2011 to discuss the importance of economic development incentives in strategic planning and site selection. The event will be co-hosted...Read More 


4/28/2011

DAI - Waldthausen & Associates Joint Presentation

German Manufacturers Discuss Economic Development Incentives

German business executives from the Charlotte region met with Development Advisors, LLC on April 29, 2011 to discuss the importance of economic development incentives in strategic planning and site selection. The event was...Read More 


4/1/2011

Dixon-Hughes and Goodman & Company Joining Forces

Dixon Hughes and Goodman & Company Join Forces

Development Advisors, LLC is pleased to celebrate an announcement from their strategic alliance partner Dixon Hughes, PLLC. Effective today, Dixon Hughes PLLC and Goodman & Company LLP have merged...Read More 


3/2/2011

Groninger USA Announces North American Headquarters

Groninger USA, LLC Announces New North American Headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina

Development Advisors is pleased to announce that their client Groninger USA has selected Charlotte, North Carolina for their new North American headquarters. The company expects to invest ...Read More 


1/3/2011

Development Advisors and Dixon-Hughes Announce Strategic Alliance

Development Advisors and Dixon Hughes Announce Strategic Alliance

Development Advisors, LLC and Dixon Hughes PLLC are pleased to announce the strategic alliance between their firms. Dixon Hughes provides a wide array of assurance, tax and consulting services to clients of all sizes. Development Advisors specializes...Read More 


11/30/2010

Virginia Welcomes Southern Finishing

Governor McDonnell Announces 67 New Jobs in Martinsville

Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Southern Finishing Company, Inc., a manufacturer of prefinished components for the cabinet industry will invest $1.7 million to consolidate its eastern U.S. operations to...Read More 


11/30/2010

Southern Finishing Announces Relocation

Southern Finishing Company Announces $1.7 Million Consolidation/Relocation Project to Virginia

Southern Finishing Company, Inc., a manufacturer of prefinished components for the cabinet industry, will invest $1.7 million to consolidate its eastern U.S. operations to Martinsville, Virginia. Development Advisors was retained to develop and implement a strategy that would enable Southern Finishing...Read More 


11/5/2010

Development Advisors to Provide Keynote Presentation

Development Advisors to Present Case Study at Area Development Magazine’s “Consultants Forum”

John F. Krug, Vice President and senior consultant at Development Advisors, will present the Keynote Presentation, “Anatomy of a Project” at the Area Development magazine “Consultant’s Forum” in Savannah, Georgia on December 5-7, 2010. The presentation features...Read More 


7/10/2010

Development Advisors, LLC Welcomes New Team Members

Development Advisors, LLC Welcomes New Members to Consulting Team

Development Advisors welcomes two new members to its consulting team; Paris Loesch and Jamie Muir. “We are very excited to have Paris and Jamie join Development Advisors. They have had exemplary careers in their respective fields and their business experience...Read More 


7/6/2010

Pulcra Chemicals Announces Relocation to Rock Hill, SC (York County)

Pulcra Chemicals, LLC Announces New Headquarters and Relocation of Operations in Rock Hill, South Carolina

Development Advisors joins the South Carolina Department of Commerce and local officials today in announcing that Pulcra Chemicals will locate its headquarters and manufacturing operations to a new facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina (York County). The company expects to invest...Read More


4/15/2010

Mountaire Announces Expansion in Lumber Bridge, NC

Mountaire Farms Announces Expansion of Food Processing and Distribution Operations in Robeson County, North Carolina

Mountaire Farms Inc., an international supplier of processed poultry products, announced they will expand operations in Robeson County. The company will invest over $17 million and create...Read More


2/11/2010

Gildan Announcement

Gildan Activewear Announces New Distribution Center and 250 Jobs in Charleston, South Carolina

Gildan Activewear announced today that it would locate its newest distribution center in Berkeley County (Charleston), South Carolina. The project will generate approximately 250 new jobs for the region. The company has already begun...Read More

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