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100 New Manufacturing Jobs with Mexican Xignux-Viakable Acquisition

Published Friday, July 27, 2018
Mexican Industrial corporation, Xignux, has completed acquisition of American Bare Conductor in La Salle, IL, and will be adding 100 employees to the current workforce of 41 by next year. The 290,000 square foot LaSalle facility is now part of Xignux’ Viakable CME Wire & Cable division (VKMUSA) manufacturing electric wire and cable. Xignux is more»

NCI Promotes for Foreign Investment

Published Monday, July 2, 2018
Working with 30 other Team Illinois representatives, Ivan Baker represented North Central Illinois in promoting new foreign direct investment at the recent SelectUSA Summit in Washington D.C. North Central Illinois is a primary Team Illinois sponsor of the Intersect Illinois promotional program at Select USA. This year, Baker met with corporate more»

German Fliegl Moves U.S. Headquarters Here

Published Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Fliegl, the largest manufacturer of agricultural trailers worldwide, has relocated its North American operations from Elkhart, WI to Utica, Ill. to serve dealers more efficiently. To ensure the success of Fliegl’s integration into the U.S. market, Ed Reichling from R-Equipment, has been named Fliegl’s head of North American Operations. Fliegl more»

NCI Annual Meeting Promotes Continuing Progress

Published Saturday, June 16, 2018
NCI Annual Meeting Shows Continuing Marketing Results As reported by Tom Collins, New Tribune. Progress continues in the Regional Marketing effort by North Central Illinois Economic Development Corporation, as presented to investors at the Annual Meeting on June 13. Ivan Baker, president, told investors of the Economic Development Corporation of North more»

FED Economist Points out Northern Illinois Advantages for Growth

Published Thursday, May 17, 2018
Promoting Regional Advantages, pushing for increased productivity, and correcting state fiscal issues are critical to future growth, according to Federal Reserve of Chicago Economist Rick Mattoon. He was featured speaker at an Oak Brook breakfast event for brokers and developers sponsored by North Central Illinois Economic Development Corporation on May more»

Region is in America's Top 40 for Economic Development Success

Published Monday, April 23, 2018
(Site Selection Magazine) - North Central Illinois (the Ottawa-Peru Micropolitan Area) ranked in America's Top 40 for economic development growth, progress and success based on new projects in 2017, based on the annual Governor's Cup report published by SIte Selection Magazine. NCI is the top ranked micropolitan area in the State, and Chicago the top more»

Intersect Illinois President Encourages Focused Regional Marketing Effort at NCI Reception

Published Friday, March 23, 2018
Proclaiming a “New Day for Economic Development Marketing in Illinois,” Intersect Illinois President Mark Peterson made an exuberant presentation to the North Central Illinois Economic Development Corporation (NCI) on March 22. While Intersect Illinois is focused on marketing Illinois as one of the most innovative locations in the world for more»

B+B SmartWorx Advantech announces Data Connectivity Technology

Published Sunday, March 18, 2018
B+B SmartWorx joins Ignition Onboard program with pocket-size industrial PC B+B SmartWorx powered by Advantech is proud to partner with Inductive Automation in its creation of the Ignition Onboard program. Inductive Automation announced the program last month at the ARC Industry Forum, and involves B+B SmartWorx embedding Ignition Edge software in various more»
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