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Business Facilities Featured News

Trailer Manufacturer Investing $18M In Ohio Expansion

American Trailer World Corp. will create 249 jobs with a new production facility in Batavia Township in Southern Ohio.

Communication Solutions, LLC Expanding In Oklahoma

Business-to-business and business-to-consumer call center services company Communication Solutions will locate its sixth location, create 250 jobs, in Miami, OK.

Brown-Forman Expanding Louisville Distillery Operation

The bourbon maker will invest $95 million in an expansion of its Louisville, KY distillery and create a nursery on the property for a long-term study of oak tree sustainability.

Gap Inc. Investing $140M In Texas Distribution Center

The new Gap Inc. distribution center will create more than 500 jobs in Longview, TX by 2023, and even more over the next five years.

Shovel-Ready Sites: Certified And Ready To Go

Precertified sites—A.K.A. shovel-ready sites—speed up the development cycle for projects by cutting the red tape and lining up key approvals in advance of the site selection process.

Schneider Electric Partnership Gives Employees Workplace Flexibility

Thousands of Schneider Electric employees across the U.S. will have access to Upflex’s network of more than 2,100 coworking spaces.

Many Workers Want Workplaces To Stay Closed Until Vaccines Available

More than half of workers say employers should offer vaccine incentives, 42 percent say employers should delay re-opening, finds new Eagle Hill research.

Toyota Investing $210M In West Virginia Expansion

Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia will create 100 new jobs as the company upgrades an existing engine production line in Buffalo, WV.

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Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic is breaking the back of supply chains around the world.

Remember The Heroes

We'll never forget the courage of the healthcare workers who are on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.

“Nobody Saw This Coming”

At his coronavirus briefings, Trump marvels at the global reach of the pandemic and then adds: “Nobody saw this coming.” Actually, a lot of people did.

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Cybersecurity Companies Thrive In Tampa Bay’s Growing Ecosystem

Tampa Bay is quickly establishing itself as a top cybersecurity destination. Homegrown companies are growing and thriving, and companies from across the country are taking notice.

BF Location Video: Why Michigan? – Discover Pure Opportunity

Businesses are choosing Michigan for our diverse and abundant workforce, business-friendly environment, low cost of living and global supply chain assets.

Discover Your EDGE in Avondale

Avondale, Arizona offers a low cost of doing business, uncomplicated permitting process, access to critical transportation corridors, and a deep talent pipeline of skilled workers.

Invest in Middlesex County – 2020 Business Profile Compilation Video

Take skilled workers and a growing population in a strategic location with shovel ready sites, easy transportation links and low business costs. Add advanced technology, global business leaders and world class education and research facilities, and you have Middlesex County; right in the heart of Southwestern Ontario.

Get There Florida: The Sunshine State’s New Workforce Education Initiative

Get There Florida is a new workforce education initiative aimed at raising awareness of short-term but high-value career and technical education programs.

2020 Georgia Ports State of the Port: Charting the Course

Executive Director Griff Lynch presents the Georgia Ports Authority virtual 2020 State of the Port Address, with the latest developments in infrastructure and global trade at the Port of Savannah.

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Many Workers Want Workplaces To Stay Closed Until Vaccines Available

More than half of workers say employers should offer vaccine incentives, 42 percent say employers should delay re-opening, finds new Eagle Hill research.

West Virginia Governor’s Report: Rising To The Challenge

West Virginia is leading the nation in the fight against COVID-19, finding innovative ways to distribute vaccines. WV also is leading the way to the first high-speed hyperloop transit system.

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Trailer Manufacturer Investing $18M In Ohio Expansion

American Trailer World Corp. will create 249 jobs with a new production facility in Batavia Township in Southern Ohio.

Communication Solutions, LLC Expanding In Oklahoma

Business-to-business and business-to-consumer call center services company Communication Solutions will locate its sixth location, create 250 jobs, in Miami, OK.

Brown-Forman Expanding Louisville Distillery Operation

The bourbon maker will invest $95 million in an expansion of its Louisville, KY distillery and create a nursery on the property for a long-term study of oak tree sustainability.

Toyota Investing $210M In West Virginia Expansion

Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia will create 100 new jobs as the company upgrades an existing engine production line in Buffalo, WV.

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

  • Protecting Building Exteriors February 26, 2021
    Preventive, ongoing façade maintenance is vital to proper function and desired appearance. - Read: Protecting Building Exteriors at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • IAQ And Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems February 26, 2021
    To deliver on ventilation and energy efficiency conditions, facility managers may consider DOAS units for their buildings. - Read: IAQ And Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Three Sustainable Groundskeeping Ideas February 25, 2021
    With these simple sustainable groundskeeping ideas, grounds and facilities departments can show they care about practices that are economically and environmentally viable. - Read: Three Sustainable Groundskeeping Ideas at FacilityExecutive.com.

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Shovel-Ready Sites: Certified And Ready To Go

Precertified sites—A.K.A. shovel-ready sites—speed up the development cycle for projects by cutting the red tape and lining up key approvals in advance of the site selection process.

Top Utilities: Power Players

Electricity demand in the commercial sector was down by 6 percent while the industrial sector saw a 6.9 percent reduction in 2020 due to the impact of the pandemic on the U.S. economy.

North Carolina: Rising Star With A Global Reach

In the last century, our 2020 State of the Year has been tops in tobacco, textiles and furniture. Today, North Carolina is on the cutting edge of advanced manufacturing, biotech, gene therapy and unmanned aerial systems.

West Virginia Governor’s Report: Rising To The Challenge

West Virginia is leading the nation in the fight against COVID-19, finding innovative ways to distribute vaccines. WV also is leading the way to the first high-speed hyperloop transit system.

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North Carolina: Rising Star With A Global Reach

In the last century, our 2020 State of the Year has been tops in tobacco, textiles and furniture. Today, North Carolina is on the cutting edge of advanced manufacturing, biotech, gene therapy and unmanned aerial systems.

2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Dozens of transformative high-tech projects vied for our 2020 Deal of The Year Award. The Tesla Gigafactory lands the biggest prize for Greater Austin, TX.

Silver Award: 2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Louisiana, a giant in the production of fossil fuels, is busy preparing for a green future with a $9.2-billion complex that will make diesel from renewable feedstocks.

Bronze Award: 2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Centene is bringing its $1B East Coast headquarters to Charlotte, NC, creating more than 1 million square feet of new office space.

Business Facilities Recent Issues

January / February 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 1)

The January / February 2021 Issue features our annual State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards. Plus, our editor's top utility picks, the future of electric vehicles, and more.

Business Facilities 2020 CALED Member Directory

CALED and Business Facilities have once again teamed up to produce and market the CALED Member Directory – the "Who's Who in Economic Development in California".

Business Facilities Past Issues

November / December 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 6)

In the November / December 2020 Issue, we unveil our new 21st Century Site Seekers' Guide and Site Seekers’ Guide Featured Locations Directory. Plus an update on economic development's response to COVID-19.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight: Virginia I81-I77 Crossroads

The VIAA region is composed of five counties and one city in the Southwestern region of Virginia, with one of the leading trucking routes traversing the region.
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NESA: What Makes Your Business Run?

NESA is a regional, non-profit, economic development organization that serves nine counties in the northeastern corner of South Carolina. Our primary objective is to create jobs for the residents of the region by working within the existing industry base and recruiting new companies.

Business Facilities LOCATION NEWS

Trailer Manufacturer Investing $18M In Ohio Expansion

American Trailer World Corp. will create 249 jobs with a new production facility in Batavia Township in Southern Ohio.

Communication Solutions, LLC Expanding In Oklahoma

Business-to-business and business-to-consumer call center services company Communication Solutions will locate its sixth location, create 250 jobs, in Miami, OK.

Brown-Forman Expanding Louisville Distillery Operation

The bourbon maker will invest $95 million in an expansion of its Louisville, KY distillery and create a nursery on the property for a long-term study of oak tree sustainability.

Gap Inc. Investing $140M In Texas Distribution Center

The new Gap Inc. distribution center will create more than 500 jobs in Longview, TX by 2023, and even more over the next five years.

State By State Incentive Guides (See All >>)

Alabama Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Alabama financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Alaska Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Alaska financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Arizona Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Arizona financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Arkansas Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Arkansas financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

California Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of California financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Colorado Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Colorado financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Business Facilities Surveys & Research

Many Workers Want Workplaces To Stay Closed Until Vaccines Available

More than half of workers say employers should offer vaccine incentives, 42 percent say employers should delay re-opening, finds new Eagle Hill research.

Massachusetts Ranked Tops For LEED Green Building

2020 revealed the importance of healthy, green buildings in supporting people and communities, according USGBC's Top 10 States for LEED Green Building.

Employee Workplace Needs Differ Dramatically By Generation

While Millennials prioritize better hardware, Gen X wants more flexible work schedules to care for their families and Baby Boomers want a raise, finds the Nintex Workplace 2021 Study.

Will Workers Resign Due To Handling Of COVID-19 Pandemic?

Two in five office workers plan to resign and find a new job based on how their company handled the COVID-19 pandemic, reveals a new survey.

Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021

Many states will make changes to their minimum wage laws in 2021; greatest impacts will be seen in California, Washington and Florida.

California Tops 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York round out top 5 states for energy efficiency, Nevada is most improved in annual ACEEE report. 

COVID-19 Pandemic Produces More Flexible Workforce

Nearly 84% of job seekers are willing to take a job outside their most recent industry or role, finds a new CareerBuilder survey.

How Will The 2020 Presidential Election Impact CRE?

Does it matter whether the next U.S. president is a Republican or a Democrat? When it comes to commercial real estate (CRE) growth, apparently not.

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