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Canada & International

Daikin Investing $195M In Alabama

The company chose to expand and create 20 new jobs at its Decatur, AL fluorochemical plant over locations in Japan and China.

Curaçao: A “Cultural Hybrid” For Growth In The Caribbean

Curaçao is ready to meet your business needs with multicultural talent and a bevy of economic free zones.

Hino Motors Celebrates Opening Of West Virginia Manufacturing Plant

Over the next three years, the truck manufacturing company plans to invest $40 million and create 250 new jobs at its Mineral Wells, WV facility.

USA - Far West

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.

$7.5B Digital Infrastructure City To Be Built In Las Vegas

The first-of-its-kind mixed-use project will feature automated multi-functional designs, renewable energies, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, Internet of Things, robotics, supertrees, and self-healing concrete structures. 

Austin, Denver, New York Are Top Startup Ecosystems

Austin, Denver and New York are the cities with the top Startup Ecosystems in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.

USA - Great Lakes

Amazon Expands Chicago Tech Hub, Will Create 400 New Tech Jobs

Amazon will expand its office in downtown Chicago by more than 70,000 square feet, allowing the company to double its tech workforce in the city.

Conagra Building New Innovation Center In Chicago

The Conagra Brands Center for Food Design will be a state-of-the-art snacking innovation center with up to 50 food designers and culinary staff.

Messer To Build New Air Separation Plant In Indiana

To meet growing demand from Midwest manufacturing and healthcare industries, the industrial gas company will invest $38 million in a new, large-scale air separation unit in Indianapolis.

USA - Great Plains

Faith Technologies, Excellerate Manufacturing Expanding In Kansas

The new 450,000-square-foot facility in Olathe, KS is expected to add more than 780 positions over the next few years.

Shovel-Ready Sites: Ready To Hit The Ground Running

Precertified sites—also known as shovel-ready sites—speed up the development cycle for projects by cutting the red tape and lining up key approvals in advance of the site selection process.

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

USA - Mid-Atlantic

Keurig Dr Pepper Creating 378 Jobs In Pennsylvania

The beverage company will invest $219.7 million in a new 1.5 million square-foot manufacturing facility in the Lehigh Valley.

That’s How We Roll Expanding To Pennsylvania

The baked dessert snacks manufacturer has outgrown its New Jersey facility and will create 50 new jobs as it expands its operations to Springettsbury Township, PA.

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.

USA - New England

New England: A Rising Tide Of Jobs, Wages

All six New England States experienced gains in wages and salaries in 2018, with the income surge averaging more than four percent in 2Q 2018.

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.

Fujifilm Opens Medical Device, IT Groups HQ In Massachusetts

The move to Lexington, MA marks the first time Fujifilm's various healthcare groups—computed tomography, digital radiography, women's health, endoscopy, minimally invasive surgery, and medical IT—will be headquartered in a single location.

USA - Rocky Mountains

Austin, Denver, New York Are Top Startup Ecosystems

Austin, Denver and New York are the cities with the top Startup Ecosystems in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.

TN Named Best Business Climate, NC No. 1 In Growth Potential

Tennessee has been named the state with the Best Business Climate and North Carolina is the top-ranked state for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report

Logistics & Distribution: Delivering The Goods In A Real-Time Economy

Efficiency, optimization and speed have always been top priorities in logistics and transportation. Today, as digital transformations are ushering in the next revolution of industry, known as Industry 4.0, these priorities are even more crucial.

USA - Southeast

ERMCO Creating 150 Jobs In Tennessee

The transformer manufacturer will invest $12 million to expand its manufacturing operations in Dyersburg, TN.

High Purity Systems Investing $8.5M In Virginia Expansion

The mechanical piping systems company will expand its manufacturing operations, creating 105 new jobs in the City of Manassas.

Kentucky: GM Bowling Green Plant To Add 400 Jobs

The Warren County facility will build the next-generation Corvette, America’s most advanced series-production sports car.

USA - Southwest

Navistar To Build Benchmark Manufacturing Facility In Texas

The commercial truck and bus maker will invest more than $250 million to build a new manufacturing facility in San Antonio, bringing 600 jobs to the area.

Toyota Investing $391M In Texas Assembly Plant

The auto company’s new investment in its San Antonio assembly plant will bring its total investment in Toyota Texas to more than $3 billion.

Home Base For Corporate Headquarters

Quality of life and a wide variety of amenities, a highly skilled workforce and an easy commute are just a few of the attractions inducing corporate headquarters to relocate.

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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.

Featured Location Videos

Intersect Illinois – Where Your Business Meets Success

The 17th largest economy in the world, Illinois has grown and attracted some of the most innovative and iconic companies on the planet—including Amazon, Caterpillar, Boeing and Wrigley Company—thanks to its many advantages for business and talent. Learn more at intersectillinois.org.

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.

State By State Incentive Guides (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.

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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.

Sponsored Content

Podcast: A Conversation With Stephen Moret

Artificial intelligence won’t be making site selection decisions any time soon, according to Virginia Economic Development Partnership President/CEO Stephen Moret.

Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia: The Perfect Place

Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia is a vibrant and premier location for business development opportunities. Located midway between Atlanta and Orlando in the heart of South Georgia, Valdosta-Lowndes County is strategically positioned for businesses to access and serve the global economy.

The North Eastern Strategic Alliance | Put Success In Your Corner

Companies located in South Carolina’s Business Corner enjoy quick, easy access to both domestic and international markets, a plentiful and qualified workforce and it’s in a place where the cost of living and doing business are well below the national average. Learn more at www.nesasc.org.

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.

All Articles

ERMCO Creating 150 Jobs In Tennessee

The transformer manufacturer will invest $12 million to expand its manufacturing operations in Dyersburg, TN.

Navistar To Build Benchmark Manufacturing Facility In Texas

The commercial truck and bus maker will invest more than $250 million to build a new manufacturing facility in San Antonio, bringing 600 jobs to the area.

High Purity Systems Investing $8.5M In Virginia Expansion

The mechanical piping systems company will expand its manufacturing operations, creating 105 new jobs in the City of Manassas.

Kentucky: GM Bowling Green Plant To Add 400 Jobs

The Warren County facility will build the next-generation Corvette, America’s most advanced series-production sports car.

Toyota Investing $391M In Texas Assembly Plant

The auto company’s new investment in its San Antonio assembly plant will bring its total investment in Toyota Texas to more than $3 billion.