Recap: What Businesses are Investing in Midwest States?

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The Midwest can be someone divided when it comes to Right to Work laws. However, businesses certainly aren’t divided when it comes to choosing Right to Work versus Forced-Unionism states. Businesses are investing in Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and North Dakota – all Right to Work states. So we’ll give you an example of a business from each of these states. Firstly in Kansas is Accelerate360, which is expanding in Olathe. Then Link Mfg Ltd is expanding in Sioux Center, Iowa. In Norfolk, Nebraska, we have Nucor who will be expanding as well. And lastly, Core Scientific is adding a new location in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Altogether, these companies will create over 200 new jobs. Each one will be a great addition to the state’s economy. Read on so you can find out more about each investment!

Kansas – Accelerate360:

Accelerate360 is expanding in Olathe, Kansas by adding a 455,000 square-foot facility. This will also create 167 new jobs for the area.

“We are very excited to work with the local community and representatives as we expand our growing operational footprint with this latest facility in Olathe, Kansas. […] Everyone, from the state to the local level, has been instrumental in working towards a successful launch in the spring of 2021 and helping to ensure that Accelerate360 becomes a meaningful part of the community as we continue to grow this extraordinary partnership.” […]AREA DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE

Link Mfg Ltd has already started their expansion in Right to Work Sioux Center, Iowa. This will create 50 new jobs for people in the area.

“This is the beginning of a new chapter in Link’s 41-year history, made even more economically impactful to our city, state and industry through our recent Hadley acquisition. […] And the integrated training facility will help us to provide continuing education to our existing workforce, and educate new staff[…].”

“Sioux Center is located near the geographic center of the country and keeps Link within easy reach of major transportation routes and thus the OEMs and secondary markets we serve. […] Sioux Center has been good for Link and we believe that Link has been good for Sioux Center. Our roots are here and our town, our company and our customers all benefit from our Northwest Iowa values and work ethic.”

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Nebraska – Nucor:

Nucor Corporation is investing $58 million toward an expansion in Right to Work Norfolk, Nebraska, creating new economic opportunities.

When completed, these upgrades will enhance Nucor Steel Nebraska’s ability to produce engineered bar and coil products with improved surface quality and reduced decarburization, which are required to meet high-end engineered bar automotive applications, company officials noted. This investment will further diversify the products supplied from Nucor Steel Nebraska. Additionally, this project will further our commitment to safety by allowing Nucor teammates to do their work away from the rolling process.

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North Dakota – Core Scientific:

Core Scientific is adding a new location in Right to Work Grand Forks, North Dakota. This will create 12 new jobs for the area.

“Our expansion into North Dakota is just one more proof-point showcasing Core Scientific’s ability to rapidly scale and achieve operational readiness, all while continuing to seamlessly provide premier solutions for our blockchain and AI customers. […] We look forward to being a part of the Grand Forks, ND community and contributing to the local economy. With this significant expansion, we remain committed to maintaining 100% net carbon-neutrality and being the leading ESG company in digital asset mining in North America.” […]AREA DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE


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