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Switch Investing $2.5B In Atlanta Data Center

The global technology company will create 65 jobs at the metro Atlanta data center.

Collision Course

An epic battle is unfolding between California’s Gov. Brown and the Trump Administration over environmental regulations.

Southern Cities Continue To Dominate U.S. Growth

Ten of the 15 fastest-growing large cities in the U.S. were located across the South in 2016, with four of the top five in Texas, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Kentucky: Air Supremacy In The Bluegrass State

With Amazon’s decision to put its $1.5-billion hub in Hebron, Kentucky is on the runway to establish itself as the global airfreight logistics leader.

New Mexico: Simply Enchanting

New Mexico offers a combination that’s hard to beat, with scenic beauty and benefits to business that continue to entice.

3M Investing $40M, Creating 90 Jobs In Missouri

The global manufacturer will expand its operations in Springfield, MO, where it makes industrial adhesives and tapes for the aerospace industry and other heavy industrial customers.

Sponsored Content

Industry Focus: Aerospace Sector Is Flying High Again

After losing altitude for the past five years as defense cuts eliminated 185,000 jobs, the U.S. aerospace industry is growing in 2016.

Unmanned Aerial Systems Industry Taking Flight

Michigan has a rich history of innovation, a skilled work force, and leading academic institutions prepared to engage in the emerging public UAS space.

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.

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Collision Course

An epic battle is unfolding between California’s Gov. Brown and the Trump Administration over environmental regulations.

Geek Squad

A 22-year-old programmer stops a global cyber attack by purchasing an unregistered domain name for $10.69.

Category 5 Backlash

Gov. Rick Scott's plan to hugely expand spending on state economic development programs ends up getting them cut to the bone.

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Switch Investing $2.5B In Atlanta Data Center

The global technology company will create 65 jobs at the metro Atlanta data center.

Southern Cities Continue To Dominate U.S. Growth

Ten of the 15 fastest-growing large cities in the U.S. were located across the South in 2016, with four of the top five in Texas, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Kentucky: Air Supremacy In The Bluegrass State

With Amazon’s decision to put its $1.5-billion hub in Hebron, Kentucky is on the runway to establish itself as the global airfreight logistics leader.

3M Investing $40M, Creating 90 Jobs In Missouri

The global manufacturer will expand its operations in Springfield, MO, where it makes industrial adhesives and tapes for the aerospace industry and other heavy industrial customers.

Tech Firm Plans Double-Digit Job Growth In Indiana

myCOI will expand its Indianapolis headquarters, creating up to 185 jobs by 2021.

Switch Investing $2.5B In Atlanta Data Center

The global technology company will create 65 jobs at the metro Atlanta data center.

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    The 2017 FM Global Resilience Index from commercial property insurer FM Global probes business vulnerabilities in nearly 130 nations. Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings - Commercial Building & Facilities Management Resources Country By Country, Evaluating Risk For Business Anne Cosgrove
  • Friday Funny: You Need A Vacation. (So Take One Already!) May 26, 2017
    As we get ready to celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer, a survey reveals that American workers may finally be changing their vacation-avoiding ways. Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings - Commercial Building & Facilities Management Resources Friday Funny: You Need A Vacation. (So Take One Already!) Mary Ellen […]
  • OnSSI & S2 Integrated Security Solution May 26, 2017
    The OnSSI and S2 Security integration allows users to bring Ocularis video and events into the S2 NetBox platform. Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings - Commercial Building & Facilities Management Resources OnSSI & S2 Integrated Security Solution Dominique Cantelme

Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight Of The Week: Joplin Regional Partnership

Joplin Regional Partnership, representing seven counties in SW Missouri, SE Kansas and NE Oklahoma, works to ensure the success of business locations. The region has a quality labor force, available buildings and sites and an efficient transportation network.

BUSINESS FACILITIES MAGAZINE

Kentucky: Air Supremacy In The Bluegrass State

With Amazon’s decision to put its $1.5-billion hub in Hebron, Kentucky is on the runway to establish itself as the global airfreight logistics leader.

New Mexico: Simply Enchanting

New Mexico offers a combination that’s hard to beat, with scenic beauty and benefits to business that continue to entice.

New York: Building a High Tech Future In The Empire State

The Empire State is busy building a high-tech future that includes a $5-billion advanced materials sector, more than 100,000 advanced manufacturing jobs and the top hub for research in semiconductors and nanotechnology.

Illinois: New State Support for Entrepreneurs

The Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship program will mentor start-ups in Peoria, Rockford and Chicago.

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Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report: State Rankings

BF’s 12TH ANNUAL RANKINGS report is our most comprehensive analysis to date of the locations that are leading the pack in the most important benchmarks for sustainable growth in the 21st century. Part One: State Rankings.

Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report: Metro, Global Rankings

BF’s 12TH ANNUAL RANKINGS report is our most comprehensive analysis to date of the locations that are leading the pack in the most important benchmarks for sustainable growth in the 21st century. Part Two: Metro Rankings.

Texas Named Business Facilities’ State Of The Year

The Lone Star State wins BF's top annual honor for the third time.

2016 Metro Rankings Report: San Antonio, TX Is No. 1 In Economic Growth Potential

San Antonio, TX is the top-ranked metro for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report; Reno-Sparks, NV and Huntsville, AL placed second and third, respectively.

March / April 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 2)

The March / April 2017 issue features our annual tour of workforce development programs across the U.S. Plus, the impact of low-cost power, and a look at the aerospace and manufacturing industries, Louisiana, New Mexico, Kentucky, New York, Minnesota, Illinois, and Cape Coral, FL.

2016 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 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 1)

Business Facilities' January / February 2017 issue features the winners of our annual State of the Year and Economic Development of the Year awards, Plus, auto manufacturing, food processing, and data centers, and we celebrate 50 years of building inspiration.
The Business Fcilities Online Site Seekers Guide is the most comprehensive online directory of economic development agencies from around the world.

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Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: Iowa: Ready For Business

Iowa offers opportunities as far as the eye can see, especially in bioscience, advanced manufacturing and finance. See how your company could profit from our pro-business environment.

LOCATION NEWS

Switch Investing $2.5B In Atlanta Data Center

The global technology company will create 65 jobs at the metro Atlanta data center.

Southern Cities Continue To Dominate U.S. Growth

Ten of the 15 fastest-growing large cities in the U.S. were located across the South in 2016, with four of the top five in Texas, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Kentucky: Air Supremacy In The Bluegrass State

With Amazon’s decision to put its $1.5-billion hub in Hebron, Kentucky is on the runway to establish itself as the global airfreight logistics leader.

New Mexico: Simply Enchanting

New Mexico offers a combination that’s hard to beat, with scenic beauty and benefits to business that continue to entice.

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

Southern Cities Continue To Dominate U.S. Growth

Ten of the 15 fastest-growing large cities in the U.S. were located across the South in 2016, with four of the top five in Texas, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Global Productivity: Decade-Long Decline Comes To A Halt

The predicted uptick in 2017 will be largely driven by faster demand from emerging markets; productivity growth is stronger in Europe than the U.S., according to The Conference Board.

Five Cities With Surprising Office Build Out Costs

A new report from JLL reveals what companies can expect to pay, out of pocket, for an office build out across the nation.

One-Third Of Employers Plan To Hire Immigrant Workers In 2017

Immigrant backlash is not impacting hiring of job candidates born outside the U.S., according to a new CareerBuilder Survey.

Military Economic Impact Reaches $24.1 Billion In South Carolina

The Palmetto State is home to eight major military installations and numerous facilities, supporting 62,520 in Department of Defense personnel with $2.6 billion in payroll.

Economic Developers Optimistic About 2017

More than half of all economic development professionals surveyed by Avalanche Consulting believe the national economy will be “better” or “much better” in 2017.

Maricopa County, AZ Nation’s Fastest-Growing County In 2016

Adding 222 people per day last year, Maricopa County, AZ has replaced Harris County, TX as the county with the nation's highest annual population growth, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Global Economic Expansion Outlook Hits 10-Year High

U.S. finance executives lead expectations for “substantial” economic expansion; North America leads forecast for anticipated hiring, according to American Express survey.

Featured Listings

As an electric and natural gas utility serving central and southern Illinois, mid-Missouri and the St. Louis metropolitan area, Ameren’s economic development professionals are ready to assist your next expansion.

Sponsored Content Archive

Unmanned Aerial Systems Industry Taking Flight

Michigan has a rich history of innovation, a skilled work force, and leading academic institutions prepared to engage in the emerging public UAS space.

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.

Drone Technology Improves Infrastructure Inspections

Organizations in Michigan like the MEDC are encouraging and supporting startups in a way that isn’t necessarily available in other states, according to the CEO of Ann Arbor, MI-based SkySpecs.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Sector Is Flying High Again

After losing altitude for the past five years as defense cuts eliminated 185,000 jobs, the U.S. aerospace industry is growing in 2016.

Granex Opens First U.S. Location In Tampa

Granex ships more than 300 truckloads of granite and marble slab every year across North America and more than 350 containers across the world from the Port of Tampa Bay.