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Featured News

Top 100 Most Innovative Cities Named

Tokyo ranks #1 in World Innovation Cities Index ahead of London and Silicon Valley.

TCS Expands In Colorado, Adds 120 Employees In Denver

Tata Consultancy Services' new Denver office will increase its employee headcount and bring STEM and computational thinking programs to the state to help the local economy.

U.S. Steel To Invest $750M In Indiana

The steel company will undertake a major modernization and asset revitalization project at its Gary Works plant.

Freshpet Expanding In Pennsylvania, Creating 100 Jobs

The refrigerated pet food maker will invest more than $84 million to expand its operations in Hanover Township, with help from state and local grants and tax credits.

Michigan: Strong Partnerships, Stronger Growth

Michigan’s economic development team is working with more than 100 inter-local and corporate partners to develop growth strategies.

Kansas City Area Lands New eCommerce Fulfillment Center

Turn5 will create more than 100 jobs in the region with its new 365,000-square-foot distribution center in Lenexa, KS.

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Intersect Illinois – Where Your Business Meets Success

The 17th largest economy in the world, Illinois has grown and attracted some of the most innovative and iconic companies on the planet—including Amazon, Caterpillar, Boeing and Wrigley Company—thanks to its many advantages for business and talent. Learn more at intersectillinois.org.

“We Build It Better.” | Virginia’s Industrial Advancement Alliance

In a thriving region with industry-leading credentialing programs, a world-class engineering institute, Class A rail line, superior interstate access, and prospering internationally recognized companies like ABB, General Dynamics, and Mohawk Industries, we simply build it better!

Northeast Should Make The Short List

The Northeast region—including Rochester, NH—has a compelling message of great locations, great talent, and amazing innovation.

The Editor's Blog

Transformers

Hyper-fast 5G cellular service will require transmitters disguised as mailboxes under small-scale cell towers that double as streetlights.

Climate Consultants

A Silicon Valley startup tells economic developers it can make 50-year predictions of the impact of climate change on available sites.

Makeover In Philly

A series of megaprojects promises to transform the City of Brotherly Love.

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TCS Expands In Colorado, Adds 120 Employees In Denver

Tata Consultancy Services' new Denver office will increase its employee headcount and bring STEM and computational thinking programs to the state to help the local economy.

U.S. Steel To Invest $750M In Indiana

The steel company will undertake a major modernization and asset revitalization project at its Gary Works plant.

Freshpet Expanding In Pennsylvania, Creating 100 Jobs

The refrigerated pet food maker will invest more than $84 million to expand its operations in Hanover Township, with help from state and local grants and tax credits.

Freshpet Expanding In Pennsylvania, Creating 100 Jobs

The refrigerated pet food maker will invest more than $84 million to expand its operations in Hanover Township, with help from state and local grants and tax credits.

Michigan Lands $470M Cheese And Whey Facility

In a joint venture, Glanbia Nutritionals, Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers Inc. will build a new large-scale cheese and whey production facility in St. Johns, MI.

U.S. Steel To Invest $750M In Indiana

The steel company will undertake a major modernization and asset revitalization project at its Gary Works plant.

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

  • Friday Funny: Coral Gets New High-Tech Digs August 17, 2018
    The world’s largest 3-D printed reef was installed at a resort in the Maldives last weekend with the hope of growing a new coral reef ecosystem. - Read: Friday Funny: Coral Gets New High-Tech Digs at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Protect Your Power: Investment In Energy Resilience August 17, 2018
    Facility executives know that the ability to keep operations running if the energy grid goes down is critical for their business. - Read: Protect Your Power: Investment In Energy Resilience at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Emerson PlexPower Motor Starter August 17, 2018
    The Appleton PlexPower motor starter provides component level protection for off-the-shelf motor starters with a lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and stainless steel design. - Read: Emerson PlexPower Motor Starter at FacilityExecutive.com.

Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight: Hoosier Energy

The Hoosier Energy Power Network’s Economic Development team is dedicated to providing valuable site selection information and assistance to companies considering a relocation or expansion in Indiana or Illinois.

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Michigan: Strong Partnerships, Stronger Growth

Michigan’s economic development team is working with more than 100 inter-local and corporate partners to develop growth strategies.

The Headquarters Of Headquarters

Irving-Las Colinas, in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, is a magnet for Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporate headquarters, with more HQ per capita than other cities.

July / August 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 4)

The July / August 2018 Issue features our 14th annual Rankings Report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations — with a special focus on new technologies.

Maryland: A Magnet For Cybersecurity Leaders

The first Cybersecurity 500 ranking features a bevy of major tech players in Maryland, including specialists in data encryption and digital forensics.

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July / August 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 4)

The July / August 2018 Issue features our 14th annual Rankings Report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations — with a special focus on new technologies.

Business Facilities’ 14th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report

Our 14th Annual Rankings Report keeps pace with the evolving priorities of economic development and tracks red-hot growth sectors, kicking off with the state rankings report.

Business Facilities’ 2018 Metro Rankings Report

Business Facilities' 2018 Metro Rankings Report takes a look at the hot topics in economic development on the city level, including solar energy, job growth, economic growth potential, diversity, and more.

Business Facilities’ 2018 Global Rankings Report

Business Facilities' 2018 Global Rankings Report measures international locations’ progress on a range of factors, including cybersecurity, renewable energy, economic growth potential, global competitiveness, and beyond.

July / August 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 4)

The July / August 2018 Issue features our 14th annual Rankings Report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations — with a special focus on new technologies.

2017 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".

Past Issues

May / June 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 3)

The May / June 2018 Issue features the top workforce training programs and incentives, plus a look at Canada, Nevada, cybersecurity, call centers, and more.
Site Selection/EDO Directory. Economic Development websites and contacts - state, utility, regional development, county and city listings.

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Featured Location Videos

Intersect Illinois – Where Your Business Meets Success

The 17th largest economy in the world, Illinois has grown and attracted some of the most innovative and iconic companies on the planet—including Amazon, Caterpillar, Boeing and Wrigley Company—thanks to its many advantages for business and talent. Learn more at intersectillinois.org.

LOCATION NEWS

Top 100 Most Innovative Cities Named

Tokyo ranks #1 in World Innovation Cities Index ahead of London and Silicon Valley.

TCS Expands In Colorado, Adds 120 Employees In Denver

Tata Consultancy Services' new Denver office will increase its employee headcount and bring STEM and computational thinking programs to the state to help the local economy.

U.S. Steel To Invest $750M In Indiana

The steel company will undertake a major modernization and asset revitalization project at its Gary Works plant.

Freshpet Expanding In Pennsylvania, Creating 100 Jobs

The refrigerated pet food maker will invest more than $84 million to expand its operations in Hanover Township, with help from state and local grants and tax credits.

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.

Surveys & Research

Top 100 Most Innovative Cities Named

Tokyo ranks #1 in World Innovation Cities Index ahead of London and Silicon Valley.

Will A Skilled Workers Shortage Impede Manufacturing Innovation?

Workforce investments, not downsizing, are manufacturers' priority as plans for automation increase, according to new L.E.K. Consulting survey.

Top U.S. Cities For Tech Hiring

More than half of companies plan to hire tech talent by the end of the year; Miami, Detroit, and Los Angeles are top cities adding to their tech teams, according to new survey.

More Than One In Four Job Seekers Willing To Move For A New Job

San Francisco, New York City are top destinations for workers who want to move; Providence, RI and San Jose have the highest percentage of workers applying to other cities.

U.S. Technology Sector Added Nearly 200,000 Jobs In 2017

At $1.6 trillion, the tech sector is one of the largest components of the nation's economy, according to Cyberstates™ 2018.

U.S. Labor Market Tightens, Demand For Skilled Workers Continues

Manufacturing companies report the biggest growth in hiring plans, up +7% from Q2 2017, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.

U.S., Canada Home To Nearly 500 Zero Energy Buildings

California is by far the front-runner in zero energy building activity, with Oregon boasting the second largest count, according to the New Buildings Institute.

Small Business Outlook Highest In A Decade

For the first time since 1997, the majority of small businesses reported increases in revenues, and the overwhelming majority are confident in the future of their business.

Location Spotlights