Monthly Archives: August 2011

Kerry Group Expands in Wisconsin

The company will invest $8 million to expand operations at its 264,000-square-foot Customer Center of Excellence, located in Beloit’s Gateway Business Park.

Schaeffler Group USA Expands in SC

The auto components maker will invest $10 million in its Chesterfield County facility, creating 100 jobs.

2011 STATE RANKINGS REPORT

Business Facilities deploys its growth detector and tells you which states are leading the battle for economic development supremacy.

2011 METRO RANKINGS REPORT

Find out which metro regions, cities have embraced a new growth paradigm requiring them to be smarter, faster and make the best use of their resources.

2011 GLOBAL RANKINGS REPORT

Our annual look at the international standings reveals an established order giving way to a strong challenge from emerging economic giants.

2011 RANKINGS: TX Metros Lead Jobs Surge

Texas cities proliferate as Job Growth Leaders in Business Facilities' 2011 Metro Rankings Report.

2011 RANKINGS: Memphis Top Logistics Hub

An unsurpassed combination of air, rail, land and water shipping possibilities leads our Metro Ranking for logistics/shipping.

2011 RANKINGS: Wichita Rules the Sky

Wichita, KS repeats as the top aerospace manufacturing hub in Business Facilities 2011 Metro Rankings Report.

Isle of Moolah

There are now 14 nations, one tiny duchy and a microscopic pseudo-nation that have better credit ratings than the U.S.A.

2011 RANKINGS: North Dakota is Jobs Leader

With a red-hot oil boom, North Dakota heads the Employment Leaders category in Business Facilities' 2011 State Rankings Report.

Good News For U.S.

Domestic manufacturing has grown for 23 months in a row and is poised for continued expansion.
By Jim Dieter, SIOR, executive VP – Industrial Brokerage, Cushman & Wakefield

2011 RANKINGS: TN Repeats As Automotive Champ

The Volunteer State again tops the chart in Automotive Manufacturing Strength in Business Facilities' 2011 State Rankings Report.

2011 RANKINGS: California Still Biotech King

California still leads the pack in Business Facilities' 2011 State Ranking for Biotechnology Strength, but Texas and Maryland are coming on strong.

Quality is in the Eye of the Beholder

A guide to assessing quality of life for target locations during site selection.
By Jeanette Goldsmith, principal, McCallum-Sweeney Consulting

2011 RANKINGS: OR, IA, AZ Alt Energy Leaders

Oregon, a wind and solar powerhouse, is the top-ranked Alternative Energy Industry leader in Business Facilities' 2011 State Rankings Report.

2011 RANKINGS: UT, TX Have Best Business Climate

Utah takes the Best Business Climate crown in Business Facilities' 2011 State Rankings Report, edging out perennial leader Texas.