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Featured News

Amazon Reveals 20 Finalist Cities For HQ2

From among the 238 proposals to host its second headquarters in North America, Amazon has selected the 20 cities still in contention for the $5B HQ2 and its 50,000 high-paying jobs.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles To Invest Over $1B In Michigan

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

Apple To Invest $350B In U.S. Over Next Five Years

Investments will concentrate on direct employment by Apple, spending and investment with domestic suppliers and manufacturers, and fueling the fast-growing app economy created with iPhone and the App Store.

Tobacco Company Expanding In Myrtle Beach Region

Over the next five years, Laudisi Enterprises, Inc. plans to add 35 employees at its Horry County, SC operations.

Canada Investing Over $33M In Automotive Growth

Eleven companies in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia will receive support from the federal government to advance automotive tech, create more than 2,600 jobs.

Silgan Containers Expanding In Pennsylvania

North America’s largest metal food packaging manufacturer is investing $15 million to expand into the Lehigh Valley.

Sponsored Content

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.

Ample, Affordable Renewable Energy Brings Apple To Iowa

Companies looking to build new facilities are searching for sites suitable for development and relatively risk free. Certified sites fill the demand for project-ready industrial sites - making the decision to locate in Iowa easy.

Life Sciences

Lexington has leveraged its culture of innovation and commercialization, a superior business climate, top ranked research programs at the University of Kentucky, and an expansion network of medical center to provide an environment where any market niche of the life sciences industry can grow.

The Editor's Blog

Collateral Damage

Experts are warning that the fine print in the new tax law may include some bad news for economic development initiatives and infrastructure projects.

e-Estonia

A tiny Baltic nation of 1.3 million people has created the world's first truly digital state.

Crystal Ball 2018

We've used the NSA's cyber tools to hack next year's headlines.

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Amazon Reveals 20 Finalist Cities For HQ2

From among the 238 proposals to host its second headquarters in North America, Amazon has selected the 20 cities still in contention for the $5B HQ2 and its 50,000 high-paying jobs.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles To Invest Over $1B In Michigan

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

Apple To Invest $350B In U.S. Over Next Five Years

Investments will concentrate on direct employment by Apple, spending and investment with domestic suppliers and manufacturers, and fueling the fast-growing app economy created with iPhone and the App Store.

Silgan Containers Expanding In Pennsylvania

North America’s largest metal food packaging manufacturer is investing $15 million to expand into the Lehigh Valley.

Apple To Invest $350B In U.S. Over Next Five Years

Investments will concentrate on direct employment by Apple, spending and investment with domestic suppliers and manufacturers, and fueling the fast-growing app economy created with iPhone and the App Store.

Canada Investing Over $33M In Automotive Growth

Eleven companies in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia will receive support from the federal government to advance automotive tech, create more than 2,600 jobs.

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

  • Ram Board Introduces Painter’s Board January 18, 2018
    Painter’s Board is designed to provide tough and reliable protection against spills and floor damage during painting projects. - Read: Ram Board Introduces Painter’s Board at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Art Installation At Amazon HQ Has Clear Impact January 18, 2018
    At the Seattle Amazon headquarters, “There Is Another Sky” by Spencer Finch graces an architectural canopy connecting two new office buildings on the campus. - Read: Art Installation At Amazon HQ Has Clear Impact at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • NEMA: America Needs Infrastructure Modernization Strategy January 18, 2018
    National Electrical Manufacturers Association joins business and industry thought leaders in call for broad-based legislation to modernize America's electrical infrastructure. - Read: NEMA: America Needs Infrastructure Modernization Strategy at FacilityExecutive.com.

Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight: Wheeling, Illinois

Located in the heart of Chicago’s prestigious northern suburbs, Wheeling is a diverse and dynamic community of 40,000 people, distinguished by its unique balance of industry, commercial development, and residential neighborhoods.

BUSINESS FACILITIES MAGAZINE

Foxconn Mega-Project Is Business Facilities’ 2017 Deal Of The Year

The $10.7-billion LCD panel production facility is expected to bring a bonanza of 13,000 new jobs to Wisconsin.

South Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2017 State Of The Year

The Palmetto State takes BF's top honor by doubling down on its solid manufacturing base while diversifying into new growth sectors.

South Carolina: York County Leads In Job Growth

In 1Q 2017, York County, SC had the highest percentage increase of employment among the 346 largest counties in the U.S.

Texas: Prosperity & Proximity

Businesses are flocking on the grand parkway in Texas to Tomball, home to a thriving 100-acre business and technology park.

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Foxconn Mega-Project Is Business Facilities’ 2017 Deal Of The Year

The $10.7-billion LCD panel production facility is expected to bring a bonanza of 13,000 new jobs to Wisconsin.

South Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2017 State Of The Year

The Palmetto State takes BF's top honor by doubling down on its solid manufacturing base while diversifying into new growth sectors.

Today’s The Deadline! 2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year

The deadline for submissions for Business Facilities' 2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year is today, November 27, 2017.

Texas Governor Presented With 2016 State Of The Year Award

The Lone Star State earned Business Facilities' annual award for the third time in recognition of its business friendly climate that welcomes innovation and promises unlimited growth potential in years to come.

September / October 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 5)

The September / October 2017 features a tour of high-tech hubs, plus a look at the logistics and advanced manufacturing industries. Also, New Mexico, Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, Tennessee, and South Carolina.

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

July / August 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 4)

The July / August 2017 issue features our 13th annual rankings report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations from every possible economic development angle.
Site Selection/EDO Directory. Economic Development websites and contacts - state, utility, regional development, county and city listings.

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Featured Location Videos

Tennessee Brings Home Top Honors for Economic Development

The Tennessee business climate is one of a kind. The New York Times listed Nashville as the #15 place to visit and Pollstar ranked Bridgestone Arena 6th in the country and 21st in the world when it comes to arena ticket sales.

LOCATION NEWS

Amazon Reveals 20 Finalist Cities For HQ2

From among the 238 proposals to host its second headquarters in North America, Amazon has selected the 20 cities still in contention for the $5B HQ2 and its 50,000 high-paying jobs.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles To Invest Over $1B In Michigan

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

Apple To Invest $350B In U.S. Over Next Five Years

Investments will concentrate on direct employment by Apple, spending and investment with domestic suppliers and manufacturers, and fueling the fast-growing app economy created with iPhone and the App Store.

Tobacco Company Expanding In Myrtle Beach Region

Over the next five years, Laudisi Enterprises, Inc. plans to add 35 employees at its Horry County, SC operations.

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

Provo, Raleigh, Dallas Top Best Performing Cities List

The annual Milken Institute analysis demonstrates the impact of policymaking on jobs, wages, technology development, and other measures in both large and small cities across the U.S.

New Year, New Wages: Minimum Wage Increases Across The U.S.

On January 1, 2018, 18 states and 19 cities across the United States increased minimum wages, more on deck.

CRE Implications of Tax Reform In The Great Tax Race

Cushman & Wakefield addresses how the world’s fastest tax reform package could impact commercial real estate.

London Tops List Of Best-Performing Cities In Europe

Stockholm, Budapest, Berlin, Dublin, Copenhagen also land in the top 20 in the Milken Institute's inaugural Best-Performing Cities Europe Index.

Employees Want Employers To Make The World A Better Place

Today's employees care about more than just a paycheck: They want to work for companies that share their values.

California Leads In Electric Grid Modernization

Illinois, Texas, Maryland, and Oregon round out the top five in moving toward a modernized electric grid, according to the Grid Modernization Index.

Tech-Driven Demand, Shifts In Trade Policy Boosting U.S. Industrial Sector

The latest Ten-X U.S. Industrial Market Outlook identifies Los Angeles, Nashville, San Diego, Portland, and Sacramento as the Top Five markets to buy industrial properties.

Global Investment In Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Rising

Greenhouse gas emissions reduction, energy security are the largest drivers for investment in the U.S. and Canada, finds Johnson Controls’ new Energy Efficiency Indicator survey.