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Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities Rankings Report

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We’re marking the 10th anniversary of our annual rankings festival by doing what we do every year: refining our rankings criteria to give you the most meaningful benchmarks of state and metro performance.

Cover Story: Global Biotech Report

National Graphene Institute

A resurgent bioscience sector pulls Europe into recovery, while U.S. biotech leaders train the next generation of an essential skilled workforce.

BUSINESS REPORT: Hat World Puts Expanded Headquarters In Zionsville, IN

Hat World, Inc., a homegrown Hoosier company, manufactures sports apparel and operates retail stores primarily under the LIDS brand, a familiar mecca for team caps in shopping malls across the U.S. (Photo: HOLY-CRAFT.COM.)

The manufacturer of hats and sports apparel will add 758 new jobs and invest $21.8 million to expand its operation in central Indiana.

Wearable Computing Devices Market To Reach $30.2 Billion In 2018

Google Glass

The goal of this market report is to evaluate recent technology developments, growth drivers, industry challenges and market trends in the global wearable computing market.

Axiall Selects Louisiana For Potential $3 Billion Investment In Chemical Facilities

Axiall manufactures vinyl-based building and home improvement products including window and door profiles, moldings, siding, pipe and pipe fittings, and decking.

Ethane cracker and related derivatives plant could result in more than 2,400 new direct and indirect jobs.

Remembering Ed Coene


A visionary entrepreneur who boldly embraced the future, but never lost sight of the enduring values of family and friendship. From the September/October 2013 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Illinois – Strong Demand Lifts Industrial Parks In Wheeling, IL

Rendering of the new Tin Goose Hanger, which is under construction at Chicago Executive Airport. (Photo:

The economic outlook is positive as operations and employment continue to expand, and new industrial construction inquiries are streaming into Wheeling. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Ed McCallum, 1953 – 2013


Business Facilities mourns the loss of a widely respected consultant, colleague and friend, a perennial speaker at our LiveXchange event.