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Michigan Top 4 State: More Than 500 New Corporate Facilities, Expansions in 2005

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Michael Shore, MEDC
(517) 335-4590

Leads All Others in Site Selection's Cumulative Ranking

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm announced today that Michigan was fourth in the nation for major new corporate facilities and expansions in 2005, and remains the national leader after nine years of tracking by Site Selection

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Between 1997 and 2005, Michigan welcomed a total of 11,387 major new developments and is the only state in the nation to top the 11,000-project mark since Site Selection began gathering the data. Over the nine-year period, Michigan has gained nearly twice as many new facilities and expansions as Texas and 3,400 more than second-place California. In addition to the impressive state ranking, the Detroit metro area was named the fourth-best metro area in the nation with 208 projects.

Major expansion projects in 2005 included: Hyundai-Kia Technical Center in Superior Township, Toyota Technical Center in York Township, Hemlock Semiconductor in Thomas Township, Detroit Diesel in Redford Township, and Smiths Aerospace in Grand Rapids.

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New Major Corporate Facilities and Expansions 1997-2005*

Michigan:

11,387

California:

7,987

Ohio:

7,904

New York:

7,061

Texas:

6,502

New Major Corporate Facilities and Expansions 2005*
Texas:

842

Ohio:

598

Illinois:

510

Michigan:

505

North Carolina:

412

*As verified by Site Selection magazine

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