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Canada & International

Manufacturing 4.0 Has Arrived

Locations that have diversified their high-tech growth sectors are well-positioned to thrive in a new age of manufacturing efficiency. The factory of the future has arrived, a.k.a. manufacturing 4.0.

FCA To Produce Face Masks For First Responders, Healthcare Workers

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will join the battle against the coronavirus pandemic by manufacturing and donating more than 1 million face masks per month.

How Is Your Organization Helping During The COVID-19 Crisis?

If your organization is going above and beyond to help its employees and/or the community at large during the COVID-19 crisis, let us know.

USA - Far West

California Competes Tax Credits Are Awarded

The latest round of the Golden State incentives went to 14 companies who are expected to create 2,327 new jobs.

Strengthening The Greater Sacramento Economy Amid COVID-19

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, economic leaders in 20 Greater Sacramento communities are aligning initiatives to stabilize the region.

20 Communities To Address Climate Change, Resilience, Social Equity

The U.S. Green Building Council is expanding its LEED for Cities and Communities program with a new $500,000 grant from Bank of America.

USA - Great Lakes

Hoosier Energy: Power To The People

Since 1989, partnerships with local communities and Hoosier Energy’s 18 member systems have resulted in more than $11.5 billion in new investments creating 50,000 new jobs.

Consumers Energy CEO Helps Small Business Cope With COVID-19

Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe and her husband are donating $1 million to help small businesses in her company’s hometown of Jackson, MI.

Michigan Teams Up To Help Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

Entrepreneurial support organizations and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation have joined forces to help small businesses overcome loss from the COVID-19 virus.

USA - Great Plains

Manufacturing 4.0 Has Arrived

Locations that have diversified their high-tech growth sectors are well-positioned to thrive in a new age of manufacturing efficiency. The factory of the future has arrived, a.k.a. manufacturing 4.0.

March / April 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 2)

The March / April 2020 Issue features the manufacturing and automotive industries. Plus, a look at biotech, food processing, and sustainable development.

Rally Reno Program Provides Local Economic Relief

Rally Reno County supports local businesses and employees in the retail, service and hospitality industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

USA - Mid-Atlantic

Remember The Heroes

We'll never forget the courage of the healthcare workers who are on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.

Top 10 COVID-19 Takeaways For Corporate Site Selection

John H. Boyd, founder of The Boyd Company, Inc., shares how he expects the COVID-19 pandemic to impact corporate relocation, commercial real estate and the states' battle for new industry and jobs.

Maryland National Capital Region Forms Economic Development Alliance

Representing the majority of Maryland’s population and economy, six counties will work together with each other and federal and state partners towards regional initiatives and COVID-19 economic recovery.

USA - New England

Biotech: Finding The DNA For Success

The integration of artificial intelligence within life sciences is making drug discovery and development more innovative, less labor intensive and more cost-effective, says Deloitte’s annual global outlook.

ZOLL To Increase Ventilator Production To 10,000 Per Month

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ZOLL Medical Corporation will increase production of ventilators 25-fold over recent production volumes.

20 Communities To Address Climate Change, Resilience, Social Equity

The U.S. Green Building Council is expanding its LEED for Cities and Communities program with a new $500,000 grant from Bank of America.

USA - Rocky Mountains

Colorado, Illinois, New York Lead Nation In LEED Green Building

Massachusetts and Hawaii round out Top 5 on USGBC's Top 10 States for LEED, which recognizes current leaders committed to sustainable buildings, cities, and communities.

EPA Grants 26 Organizations $5.1M In Environmental Job Training Grants

The environmental workforce and job training grants will help transform economically disadvantaged communities across the U.S. 

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 - Southeast

The Automotive Sector: Adding Some Torque To Growth

Upheaval in supply chains is likely to increase in the short term, a trend that may be exacerbated by changing patterns of supply and demand, consumer-driven connectivity and alternative powertrain systems.

H&V Delivering Critical Materials In Fight Against COVID-19

Hollingsworth & Vose, located in Floyd County, VA, is busy making filtration material that is a critical component in Respiratory Protection Equipment being used to fight the COVID-19 virus. 

Dymax Investing $21.5M In North Carolina

Connecticut-based Dymax Corporation will create 59 jobs at a new advanced manufacturing facility in Gastonia, North Carolina.

USA - Southwest

Biotech: Finding The DNA For Success

The integration of artificial intelligence within life sciences is making drug discovery and development more innovative, less labor intensive and more cost-effective, says Deloitte’s annual global outlook.

Manufacturing 4.0 Has Arrived

Locations that have diversified their high-tech growth sectors are well-positioned to thrive in a new age of manufacturing efficiency. The factory of the future has arrived, a.k.a. manufacturing 4.0.

March / April 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 2)

The March / April 2020 Issue features the manufacturing and automotive industries. Plus, a look at biotech, food processing, and sustainable development.

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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.

Featured Location Videos

Georgia Ports Authority To Double Port of Savannah Capacity

To keep up with growing container trade, the GPA plans to double Garden City Terminal’s annual capacity from 5.5 million to 11 million TEUS. Improvements will include a new container port on Hutchinson Island, expansion of GPA’s ship-to-shore crane fleet and berth improvements.

The Editor's Blog

Remember The Heroes

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We'll never forget the courage of the healthcare workers who are on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.

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

Businesses Bracing For Major Disruptions From COVID-19

A S&P Global Market Intelligence survey found approximately 79% of organizations reported already experiencing negative impact of COVID-19.

U.S. Employees Working More Hours During COVID-19 Pandemic

A new report from NordVPN Teams shows that people are working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, and working longer: Data showed a two-hour increase to the average workday.

Most Employees Working From Home Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, 88% of organizations have encouraged or required their workers to work from home, according to a Gartner survey.

COVID-19 Survey: Impacts On Global Supply Chains

Nearly 75 percent of companies report supply chain disruptions in some capacity due to COVID-19 transportation restrictions, according to a new survey.

Colorado, Illinois, New York Lead Nation In LEED Green Building

Massachusetts and Hawaii round out Top 5 on USGBC's Top 10 States for LEED, which recognizes current leaders committed to sustainable buildings, cities, and communities.

Demographic Shifts Will Impact The Global Workplace By 2030

New opportunities, challenges arise for global cities as 693 million boomers reach retirement age and 1.3 billion Gen Z enter workforce, according to Cushman & Wakefield study.

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BF Location Video: How Is COVID-19 Testing Done?

Have you wondered about the differences in the types of tests available for COVID-19? In today's episode Neil Lamb, PhD, explains three types of tests and how they work.

Marion County, SC: Just Right For Growing Business

Marion County, SC has much to offer companies seeking a competitive edge while offering an unmatched quality of life at an affordable cost.

Hoosier Energy: Power To The People

Since 1989, partnerships with local communities and Hoosier Energy’s 18 member systems have resulted in more than $11.5 billion in new investments creating 50,000 new jobs.

BF Location Video: Georgia Ports Authority: Celebrating 75 Years

On March 9, 1945 the Georgia Legislature, anticipating the post-World War II economic boom, created the Georgia Ports Authority, with control over the deepwater ports in both Savannah and Brunswick. Today, the Port of Savannah is the fastest-growing and single largest container terminal in the country, accounting for nearly 10% of Georgia’s economy.

BF Location Video: AIDT – The Total Workforce Delivery System

AIDT’s Total Workforce Delivery System has provided thousands of skilled, motivated employees to Alabama industries since 1971. The key to AIDT’s response is a unique infrastructure allowing the total, upfront commitment of our resources to the success of your company.

All Articles

The Automotive Sector: Adding Some Torque To Growth

Upheaval in supply chains is likely to increase in the short term, a trend that may be exacerbated by changing patterns of supply and demand, consumer-driven connectivity and alternative powertrain systems.

Remember The Heroes

We'll never forget the courage of the healthcare workers who are on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.

H&V Delivering Critical Materials In Fight Against COVID-19

Hollingsworth & Vose, located in Floyd County, VA, is busy making filtration material that is a critical component in Respiratory Protection Equipment being used to fight the COVID-19 virus. 

Dymax Investing $21.5M In North Carolina

Connecticut-based Dymax Corporation will create 59 jobs at a new advanced manufacturing facility in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Bandwidth To Invest More Than $100M In North Carolina Expansion

The software company will expand its presence in Raleigh, NC by building a new corporate headquarters and adding more than 1,000 jobs.