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Business Facilities Featured News

Milwaukee Tool To Create 1,200 Jobs In Mississippi

Power tool maker Milwaukee Tool will invest $60 million in its new 500,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Grenada, MS.

Top Logistics Hubs: Delivering The Goods

The disruptions caused by the pandemic fueled skyrocketing shipping costs, which should ease as market fundamentals return to something resembling normal this year.

Great Lakes Cheese Investing $185M In Texas Expansion

Cheese manufacturing and packaging company Great Lakes Cheese is expanding with a state-of-the-art packaging facility that will create more than 500 jobs in Abilene, TX.

WebMD Bringing Up To 700 Employees To New Jersey

Popular online healthcare information provider WebMD is relocating its headquarters from New York City to Newark.

Pete’s Opening First Eastern U.S. Indoor Farming Facility In Georgia

California-based greenhouse grower Pete's will invest $18 million and create 15 jobs in Peach County, GA.

GM, LG Energy Solution Investing $2.3B In New Tennessee Plant

The joint venture, Ultium Cells LLC, will build a manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, TN and create 1,300 new jobs.

Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The massive disruptions of the global supply chain that occurred in 2020 during the pandemic have increased momentum for the reshoring of manufacturing jobs to the United States, primarily from China.

Abzena To Create 325 Jobs In North Carolina

Life sciences contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) Abzena will invest $213 million to establish a new manufacturing operation in Sanford, NC.

Business Facilities Webinars

Did You Miss Our “Bringing Your Supply Chain Home” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn which factors must be evaluated when choosing the right location for your manufacturing supply chain.

LiveXchange Webinar: Panel Discussion – Opportunity Zones 2.0

Learn how Opportunity Zones are becoming prime investment opportunities for capital gains and how new IRS guidelines will impact on your plans for a QOZ near you.

LiveXchange Webinar: The Labor Market In A Remote Economy

Learn best practices site selectors can use to analyze labor market trends in real time and to evaluate workforce availability before choosing a location for a major project.

Business Facilities Sponsored Content

Topeka and Plug and Play Partnership Sparks “Culture of Innovation”

GoTopeka has announced that Plug and Play, a global innovation platform that specializes in creating industry-specific accelerator programs, has selected its first batch of startups for its animal health and ag tech program in Topeka. Learn more.

BF Location Video: REDI East Texas Logistics Center

AR-TX REDI, Texarkana’s regional economic development organization, is home to the REDI East Texas Logistics Center. The 850-acre site is publicly owned and controlled by AR-TX REDI, offering short development timelines with no risk. Learn more.

Cybersecurity Companies Thrive In Tampa Bay’s Growing Ecosystem

Tampa Bay is quickly establishing itself as a top cybersecurity destination. Homegrown companies are growing and thriving, and companies from across the country are taking notice.

BF Location Video: Why Michigan? – Discover Pure Opportunity

Businesses are choosing Michigan for our diverse and abundant workforce, business-friendly environment, low cost of living and global supply chain assets.

Discover Your EDGE in Avondale

Avondale, Arizona offers a low cost of doing business, uncomplicated permitting process, access to critical transportation corridors, and a deep talent pipeline of skilled workers.

Invest in Middlesex County – 2020 Business Profile Compilation Video

Take skilled workers and a growing population in a strategic location with shovel ready sites, easy transportation links and low business costs. Add advanced technology, global business leaders and world class education and research facilities, and you have Middlesex County; right in the heart of Southwestern Ontario.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The massive disruptions of the global supply chain that occurred in 2020 during the pandemic have increased momentum for the reshoring of manufacturing jobs to the United States, primarily from China.

Michigan Governor’s Report: Standing Tall At The Crossroads Of Calamity

When a foreign pandemic invaded Michigan a year ago—and a virulent domestic pathogen threatened to topple the state government—Governor Gretchen Whitmer stood her ground.

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Milwaukee Tool To Create 1,200 Jobs In Mississippi

Power tool maker Milwaukee Tool will invest $60 million in its new 500,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Grenada, MS.

Top Logistics Hubs: Delivering The Goods

The disruptions caused by the pandemic fueled skyrocketing shipping costs, which should ease as market fundamentals return to something resembling normal this year.

GM, LG Energy Solution Investing $2.3B In New Tennessee Plant

The joint venture, Ultium Cells LLC, will build a manufacturing plant in Spring Hill, TN and create 1,300 new jobs.

Abzena To Create 325 Jobs In North Carolina

Life sciences contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) Abzena will invest $213 million to establish a new manufacturing operation in Sanford, NC.

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

  • Data Center Trends To Watch In 2021 April 20, 2021
    Uptime Institute has identified factors expected to impact data center facilities management this year and in the future. - Read: Data Center Trends To Watch In 2021 at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Facility Executive: April 2021 Issue April 20, 2021
    The April 2021 issue looks lighting controls, disinfecting with UV-C technology, and data center trends. Plus, sprinkler systems and COVID-19 on campus. - Read: Facility Executive: April 2021 Issue at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • USGBC Releases 2021 Green Building Community Survey Results April 20, 2021
    This year’s survey was focused on COVID-19 recovery and how the green building industry can thrive post-pandemic — with health, equity, and green building access cited as key factors for building re-entry. - Read: USGBC Releases 2021 Green Building Community Survey Results at FacilityExecutive.com.

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Top Logistics Hubs: Delivering The Goods

The disruptions caused by the pandemic fueled skyrocketing shipping costs, which should ease as market fundamentals return to something resembling normal this year.

Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The massive disruptions of the global supply chain that occurred in 2020 during the pandemic have increased momentum for the reshoring of manufacturing jobs to the United States, primarily from China.

Michigan Governor’s Report: Standing Tall At The Crossroads Of Calamity

When a foreign pandemic invaded Michigan a year ago—and a virulent domestic pathogen threatened to topple the state government—Governor Gretchen Whitmer stood her ground.

March / April 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2021 Issue features a look at the Global Supply Chain and our annual tour of top logistics hubs. Plus, a report from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Business Facilities Popular Posts

North Carolina: Rising Star With A Global Reach

In the last century, our 2020 State of the Year has been tops in tobacco, textiles and furniture. Today, North Carolina is on the cutting edge of advanced manufacturing, biotech, gene therapy and unmanned aerial systems.

2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Dozens of transformative high-tech projects vied for our 2020 Deal of The Year Award. The Tesla Gigafactory lands the biggest prize for Greater Austin, TX.

Silver Award: 2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Louisiana, a giant in the production of fossil fuels, is busy preparing for a green future with a $9.2-billion complex that will make diesel from renewable feedstocks.

Bronze Award: 2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Centene is bringing its $1B East Coast headquarters to Charlotte, NC, creating more than 1 million square feet of new office space.

Business Facilities Recent Issues

March / April 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2021 Issue features a look at the Global Supply Chain and our annual tour of top logistics hubs. Plus, a report from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Business Facilities 2020 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".

Business Facilities Past Issues

January / February 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 1)

The January / February 2021 Issue features our annual State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards. Plus, our editor's top utility picks, the future of electric vehicles, and more.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight: Santee Cooper – CAMP HALL

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in a business epicenter of the South and at the heart of modern Southern culture — Charleston, S.C.
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Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

Topeka and Plug and Play Partnership Sparks “Culture of Innovation”

GoTopeka has announced that Plug and Play, a global innovation platform that specializes in creating industry-specific accelerator programs, has selected its first batch of startups for its animal health and ag tech program in Topeka. Learn more.

Business Facilities LOCATION NEWS

Milwaukee Tool To Create 1,200 Jobs In Mississippi

Power tool maker Milwaukee Tool will invest $60 million in its new 500,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Grenada, MS.

Top Logistics Hubs: Delivering The Goods

The disruptions caused by the pandemic fueled skyrocketing shipping costs, which should ease as market fundamentals return to something resembling normal this year.

Great Lakes Cheese Investing $185M In Texas Expansion

Cheese manufacturing and packaging company Great Lakes Cheese is expanding with a state-of-the-art packaging facility that will create more than 500 jobs in Abilene, TX.

WebMD Bringing Up To 700 Employees To New Jersey

Popular online healthcare information provider WebMD is relocating its headquarters from New York City to Newark.

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.

Business Facilities Surveys & Research

Tech Companies Will Maintain Or Increase Remote Workforce In 2021

COVID-19 forced businesses to create a remote workforce, and the change may be permanent, according to a new report from Velocity Global.  

Top Five Site Selection Predictions For 2021

A survey of Site Selectors Guild members reveals the key trends impacting corporate location decisions in a wide range of industries in the U.S. and around the world. 

Many Workers Want Workplaces To Stay Closed Until Vaccines Available

More than half of workers say employers should offer vaccine incentives, 42 percent say employers should delay re-opening, finds new Eagle Hill research.

Massachusetts Ranked Tops For LEED Green Building

2020 revealed the importance of healthy, green buildings in supporting people and communities, according USGBC's Top 10 States for LEED Green Building.

Employee Workplace Needs Differ Dramatically By Generation

While Millennials prioritize better hardware, Gen X wants more flexible work schedules to care for their families and Baby Boomers want a raise, finds the Nintex Workplace 2021 Study.

Will Workers Resign Due To Handling Of COVID-19 Pandemic?

Two in five office workers plan to resign and find a new job based on how their company handled the COVID-19 pandemic, reveals a new survey.

Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021

Many states will make changes to their minimum wage laws in 2021; greatest impacts will be seen in California, Washington and Florida.

California Tops 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York round out top 5 states for energy efficiency, Nevada is most improved in annual ACEEE report. 

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