Chicago area aims to attract more foreign investments

Chicago Tribune

Region makes gains since recession, but data show work needed to catch up to top U.S. cities

A warehouse built by onetime Chicago merchant Montgomery Ward & Co. is now home to the sleekly chic U.S. headquarters of an imported corporate citizen: Britain-based vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson.

French Customer Service Firm to Add 500 Jobs at New Henrico Call Center

Virginia: News Advance 

A company that provides customer services for global clients is planning to open a call center in Henrico County that will create about 500 jobs over the next two years. Teleperformance, which is based in France, is opening a customer service center in 50,000 square feet of office space.

Medical Firm to Add Jobs in Whitney

Indiana: Journal Gazette 

DOT GmbH, a medical coating technology provider, is investing $4.5 million to lease, renovate and equip a building in Columbia City’s Blue River Industrial Park, state officials said. DOT America Inc., which opened in October, is creating up to 20 new high-wage jobs in the next two years. The orthopedics company in Rostock, Germany, has already started hiring at the 17,520-square-foot Columbia City location. DOT’s coating treatment is used on medical implants and instruments. 

Landmark Mayoral China Mission

California: China Daily

In a move to draw investment and forge connections with Chinese entrepreneurs and officials, the mayors of Menlo Park and Union City, California, announced plans for a landmark joint trip to China on Thursday.