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Featured News

AIT Worldwide Logistics Opens New Location In Mexico City

The supply chain solutions leader's Mexico City location, its fifth in Mexico, continues its global expansion and includes on-site terminal access.

Sequel Wire And Cable Investing $53M In Indiana

The wire fabrication startup will establish operations in Marshall County, IN, and expects to create 120 new jobs by the end of 2024.

Adornus Cabinetry Launching Operations In South Carolina

The cabinet and vanity manufacturer will invest more than $10 million in its Lancaster County, SC manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters, creating 210 jobs.

Xerox To Create 600 Jobs In North Carolina

The technology company will invest $18.4 million at a new Center of Excellence in Cary, Wake County.

Pure Michigan Means Pure Opportunity

With its affordable cost of living, highly skilled workforce, culture of innovation and premier quality of life, businesses are turning to Michigan for new opportunities.

NJEDA Re-Launches 21st Century Redevelopment Program

New rules mean more projects will now be eligible for the program, which aims to repurpose vacant and underutilized suburban properties.

Sponsored Content

Georgia Ports Authority: Garden City Terminal Expansion

At 1,200 acres, the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal is North America’s largest single container terminal. Over the next decade, Georgia Ports Authority plans to expand the Port of Savannah’s annual capacity by 45 percent — from 5.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units to 8 million TEUs per year. Learn more.

Port of South Louisiana: Your Key to the World

The Port of South Louisiana handles over $69 billion in trade annually that supports over 30 thousand direct jobs in the River Region, which translates to over 83 thousand jobs in the state of Louisiana. Regionally, the Port contributes $1.8 billion in income, $14.4 billion in revenue, and $72.5 million in state and local taxes.

Barbados And Medical Tourism: A Perfect Match

Barbados is a medical tourism hub of excellence and a leading destination for IVF, rehabilitation, and a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures.

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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AIT Worldwide Logistics Opens New Location In Mexico City

The supply chain solutions leader's Mexico City location, its fifth in Mexico, continues its global expansion and includes on-site terminal access.

Sequel Wire And Cable Investing $53M In Indiana

The wire fabrication startup will establish operations in Marshall County, IN, and expects to create 120 new jobs by the end of 2024.

Adornus Cabinetry Launching Operations In South Carolina

The cabinet and vanity manufacturer will invest more than $10 million in its Lancaster County, SC manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters, creating 210 jobs.

AIT Worldwide Logistics Opens New Location In Mexico City

The supply chain solutions leader's Mexico City location, its fifth in Mexico, continues its global expansion and includes on-site terminal access.

NJEDA Re-Launches 21st Century Redevelopment Program

New rules mean more projects will now be eligible for the program, which aims to repurpose vacant and underutilized suburban properties.

Sequel Wire And Cable Investing $53M In Indiana

The wire fabrication startup will establish operations in Marshall County, IN, and expects to create 120 new jobs by the end of 2024.

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

  • Friday Funny: Do Stinky School Restrooms Mean Your School Stinks? August 16, 2019
    Summer is winding to a close, and students are headed back to school. Will dirty restrooms create a negative impression of their school and its leaders? - Read: Friday Funny: Do Stinky School Restrooms Mean Your School Stinks? at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Survey: Increased Stress About Mass Shootings, Public Places In U.S. August 16, 2019
    An August 2019 survey by the American Psychological Association finds one-third of U.S. adults say fear of mass shootings prevents them from going to certain places or events. - Read: Survey: Increased Stress About Mass Shootings, Public Places In U.S. at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Honeywell Improves Data and Video Protection August 16, 2019
    30 Series IP Cameras is a suite of video cameras that strengthens building safety and security through advanced analytics and secure channel encryption. - Read: Honeywell Improves Data and Video Protection at FacilityExecutive.com.

BUSINESS FACILITIES MAGAZINE

Pure Michigan Means Pure Opportunity

With its affordable cost of living, highly skilled workforce, culture of innovation and premier quality of life, businesses are turning to Michigan for new opportunities.

A Sunny Outlook In Florida

Commercial real estate projects brought $20 billion into Florida’s economy in 2018 and similar to the state’s population, the growth will continue.

The Travel & Tourism Game

Tourists—both domestic and international—are major contributors to the U.S. economy, from how they travel, make purchases and sleep to where they amuse, make arrangements and eat.

July / August 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 4)

The July / August 2019 Issue features our 15th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, a look at shovel-ready sites.

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July / August 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 4)

The July / August 2019 Issue features our 15th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, a look at shovel-ready sites.

Atlanta, San Antonio, Phoenix Lead In Economic Growth Potential

Atlanta, San Antonio and Phoenix are the top-ranked large metros for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.

California Is Land Of Opportunity, Michigan Is Motor King

California is the top-ranked state for Opportunity Zones and Michigan leads in Automotive Manufacturing Strength in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.

TX Tops Cybersecurity Leaderboard, KS Surges In Wind Power

Texas has topped the leaderboard in Cybersecurity Growth Potential and Kansas is the top-ranked state for the percentage of electricity generated from Wind Power in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report

Recent Issues

July / August 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 4)

The July / August 2019 Issue features our 15th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, a look at shovel-ready sites.

2018 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 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 3)

The May / June 2019 Issue looks at locations that are making foreign direct investment an economic development priority. Plus, our editor's picks for tech hubs, and an exclusive interview with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight: Cape Coral – A Strategic Location

Ranked among the best places to live and do business, and located in the tax-friendly state of Florida, Cape Coral is a top contender for corporate relocations and business expansions for companies worldwide.
Site Selection/EDO Directory. Economic Development websites and contacts - state, utility, regional development, county and city listings.

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Featured Location Videos

Georgia Ports Authority: Garden City Terminal Expansion

At 1,200 acres, the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal is North America’s largest single container terminal. Over the next decade, Georgia Ports Authority plans to expand the Port of Savannah’s annual capacity by 45 percent — from 5.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units to 8 million TEUs per year. Learn more.

LOCATION NEWS

AIT Worldwide Logistics Opens New Location In Mexico City

The supply chain solutions leader's Mexico City location, its fifth in Mexico, continues its global expansion and includes on-site terminal access.

Sequel Wire And Cable Investing $53M In Indiana

The wire fabrication startup will establish operations in Marshall County, IN, and expects to create 120 new jobs by the end of 2024.

Adornus Cabinetry Launching Operations In South Carolina

The cabinet and vanity manufacturer will invest more than $10 million in its Lancaster County, SC manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters, creating 210 jobs.

Xerox To Create 600 Jobs In North Carolina

The technology company will invest $18.4 million at a new Center of Excellence in Cary, Wake County.

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

Can Generation Z Rescue Manufacturing?

2019 L2L Manufacturing Index reveals Generation Z's interest in manufacturing, but the industry needs to fight for their attention and participation.

Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate In 2019-2020

U.S. infrastructure is the leading concern among the issues expected to have the most significant impact on real estate, according to The Counselors of Real Estate.

Most U.S. Professionals Would Opt To Leave Cities 

Driven by a housing crunch and high cost of living, a new poll shows 70 percent of knowledge workers would move from major cities if they could perform their jobs at the same level.

Technology Employment Grew In 43 States Last Year

California led the pack as more than 260,000 new technology jobs were created in the U.S. in 2018, according to CompTIA Cyberstates 2019 report.

Corporate Real Estate Executives’ Salaries On The Rise

Corporate real estate professionals' salaries increased by an average 5.3 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to a CoreNet Global and FPL Associates survey.

E-Commerce, Logistics Signed Largest Warehouse Leases In 2018

CBRE study found that last year, 61 of the largest 100 industrial leases in the U.S. were completed by e-commerce companies and logistics firms.

Companies Willing To Train Job Applicants Who Don’t Meet Requirements

Employees have been offered a position when they were underqualified most frequently in Charlotte, San Diego, Austin and Washington, DC, according to a new Robert Half survey. 

Top 10 Countries, Regions For LEED Green Building

Mainland China topped USGBC'S list of global green building leaders outside the U.S., with more than 68 million gross square meters.

Location Spotlights