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Featured News

Top Polymer Enterprise Locating First U.S. Plant In Georgia

The Chinese manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer will invest $15 million and create 70 jobs in Social Circle, GA.

Goodyear, AZ: Foreign Trade Zones Benefit International Businesses

Goodyear has many successful FTZs, which help foreign and international businesses establish and grow operations while limiting tariffs and fees.

WuXi AppTec Expands New Jersey Site

The expansion will create over 200 jobs and make the operation one of the largest laboratories for preclinical and clinical drug development testing in the U.S.

Edwards Vacuum Building High-Tech Innovation Center In Oregon

The new center is strategically located in Hillsboro, OR, close to key semiconductor customer sites for enhanced technology collaboration and development.

Appian Investing $28.4M In Virginia Expansion

The company will invest $28.4 million to expand its Fairfax County, VA headquarters, creating 600 new jobs and retaining another 600. 

Hyundai Power Transformers USA Expanding In Alabama

The $33 million investment will result in 86 new jobs at the company's Montgomery, AL facility. 

Sponsored Content

Goodyear, AZ: Foreign Trade Zones Benefit International Businesses

Goodyear has many successful FTZs, which help foreign and international businesses establish and grow operations while limiting tariffs and fees.

Iowa: A Cradle For Innovation

From cloud computing to biorenewables, Iowa has reinvented itself as a cradle for innovation.

Architectural Metal Flashings Earns Florida Product Approval Rating

Cape Coral-based Architectural Metal Flashings is seizing the vast, long-term opportunity of this nearby development, which plans to ultimately have 19,500 homes and 6 million square feet of commercial space.

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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Top Polymer Enterprise Locating First U.S. Plant In Georgia

The Chinese manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer will invest $15 million and create 70 jobs in Social Circle, GA.

WuXi AppTec Expands New Jersey Site

The expansion will create over 200 jobs and make the operation one of the largest laboratories for preclinical and clinical drug development testing in the U.S.

Edwards Vacuum Building High-Tech Innovation Center In Oregon

The new center is strategically located in Hillsboro, OR, close to key semiconductor customer sites for enhanced technology collaboration and development.

Edwards Vacuum Building High-Tech Innovation Center In Oregon

The new center is strategically located in Hillsboro, OR, close to key semiconductor customer sites for enhanced technology collaboration and development.

Gerber Relocating U.S. Headquarters To Virginia

The Nestlé S.A. subsidiary will invest $5 million to relocate its U.S. headquarters from New Jersey to Arlington County, VA, creating 150 new jobs.

Appian Investing $28.4M In Virginia Expansion

The company will invest $28.4 million to expand its Fairfax County, VA headquarters, creating 600 new jobs and retaining another 600. 

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

  • Friday Funny: Happy 4/20, Bud! April 20, 2018
    This year’s 4/20, the high holiday of marijuana culture, comes at a time of robust growth for the cannabis industry. A look at a budding opportunity for energy efficiency, courtesy of ACEEE. - Read: Friday Funny: Happy 4/20, Bud! at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Five Tips For A Greener Campus April 20, 2018
    This Earth Day, consider how your facilities team can help guide your school's journey to reducing the campus carbon footprint. - Read: Five Tips For A Greener Campus at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Nora Lighting Shallow Fire-Rated Housing April 20, 2018
    The Cobalt SFB-4 is IC Air Tight features one of the shallowest housings and LED modules available. - Read: Nora Lighting Shallow Fire-Rated Housing at FacilityExecutive.com.

Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.

BUSINESS FACILITIES MAGAZINE

Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage

As cyber threats multiply at an exponential rate, an emerging cybersecurity sector tries to keep pace, with government agencies forming close alliances with world-class institutions of higher education.

March / April 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 2)

The March / April 2018 Issue features the emerging cybersecurity sector, an exclusive interview with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, plus a look at biopharm, robots, STEM, data centers, and retail.

Top Utilities: Powering Growth

Our Editor’s Choice selections for Top Utilities include the leaders who are upgrading their grids, diversifying their energy sources and doing what it takes to power economic development.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles To Invest Over $1B In Michigan

FCA will modernize its Warren Truck Assembly to produce Ram Heavy Duty trucks, relocating truck production from Mexico and adding 2,500 new jobs.

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2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year Honorable Mention Awards

This year’s competition was chock full of big-ticket projects and locations that pulled out all the stops to land them, so our judges convinced us that 10 of them deserved Honorable Mention Awards.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

A partnership between Saudi Arabian Basic Industries and Exxon chooses Corpus Christi, TX for a new $10-billion ethane cracker.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Silver Award

Next-generation technology services to support digital transformations will be provided at DXC’s new center in the Central Business District of New Orleans.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Gold Award

Wisconsin lands a foreign direct investment bonanza that promises to create 13,000 new jobs over the next five years at a new 20-million-square-foot LCD panel plant.

January / February 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 1)

The January / February 2018 Issue features the State of the Year and Deal of the Year winners, an exclusive interview with Arkansas’ governor, plus a look at utilities, automotive, food processing, and aerospace & defense.

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

January / February 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 1)

The January / February 2018 Issue features the State of the Year and Deal of the Year winners, an exclusive interview with Arkansas’ governor, plus a look at utilities, automotive, food processing, and aerospace & defense.
Site Selection/EDO Directory. Economic Development websites and contacts - state, utility, regional development, county and city listings.

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Featured Location Videos

Why Choose the Joplin Region?

The power of the Joplin Region lies in the highly effective workforce coupled with an array of location options. Anchored by the Joplin, Missouri metropolitan area and Pittsburg, KS and Miami, OK micropolitan areas, this region has an affordable business climate, excellent transportation access and a high quality of living.

LOCATION NEWS

Top Polymer Enterprise Locating First U.S. Plant In Georgia

The Chinese manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomer will invest $15 million and create 70 jobs in Social Circle, GA.

Goodyear, AZ: Foreign Trade Zones Benefit International Businesses

Goodyear has many successful FTZs, which help foreign and international businesses establish and grow operations while limiting tariffs and fees.

WuXi AppTec Expands New Jersey Site

The expansion will create over 200 jobs and make the operation one of the largest laboratories for preclinical and clinical drug development testing in the U.S.

Edwards Vacuum Building High-Tech Innovation Center In Oregon

The new center is strategically located in Hillsboro, OR, close to key semiconductor customer sites for enhanced technology collaboration and development.

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

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.

Top Six Megatrends Changing The Workplace

The C-suite is more concerned about their people strategy than any other issues facing their organizations, according to the Global Leadership Forecast 2018.

U.S. Ranked Third For Global Talent Competitiveness

Washington, DC, San Francisco land in Top 10 of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index’s city rankings.

London, Los Angeles, New York Top Cities For Global Real Estate Investment

The latest JLL data shows resilience in the global real estate market, despite geopolitical uncertainty.

C-Suite Execs’ Recession Fears Fade, Talent Concerns Remain

CEOs are heading into 2018 with more optimism about the global economy, according to a new report from The Conference Board.