According to fDi Markets there were 424 intrastate projects in 2009, a huge gain on 2008's figure of 254. It was also higher than 2007's 369 projects.

The trend is showing signs that 2010 will be even higher than the previous year as to date already 302 projects have been recorded.

Evidence suggests that the rise in projects is due to US manufacturers returning production operations to the US because of rising living costs abroad and reduced supply chain complexity.

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