U.S. – Plains Archives

Business Facilities’ 2015 State Rankings Report: Nebraska Tops Employment Leaders Field


Nebraska edged North Dakota for Business Facilities’ Employment Leaders crown in BF’s 11th annual State Rankings Report.

Dassault Systemes, Wichita State University Partner On Advanced Manufacturing Center


Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) and Dassault Systemes will partner on an advanced manufacturing center on the Innovation Campus.

Industry Focus: Advanced Manufacturing – Manufacturing High-Tech Growth


In terms of its contribution to GDP, the advanced manufacturing sector punches well above its weight, producing $2.7 trillion in value-added economic activity.

Municipal “Green Streets” Redevelopment Project Wins 2015 Iowa ASLA Award

Sketch of West Union, Iowa downtown green pilot project.

The green pilot program will assist the community in creating sustainable practices including energy efficient measures for local businesses and green infrastructure in many projects across the city.

On the Wrong Track


Our failure to invest in infrastructure puts the United States in a precarious position.

State Focus: Minnesota – The Road To Growth Starts Here

The heart of Elk River, MN is powered by nature, with 45 parks covering almost 1,100 acres, more than 75 miles of paved walkways and numerous hiking and biking trails.

With economic growth and job creation lifting a rising tide in the Land of the Lakes, the state looks to expand its trade horizons to international markets.

Special Report: Call Centers/Back Office – Making A Connection In Southwest Missouri


Call centers are flocking to the Show-Me State, with Taney County, MO poised for development as an emerging hub for back office, call center and IT operations.