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The Crimson Tide is rolling, big time, and now it’s brought in our top honor: Alabama is BF’s 2015 State of the Year.


The Crimson Tide is rolling, big time, and now it’s brought in our top honor: Alabama is BF’s 2015 State of the Year.

Business Facilities’ 2015 State of the Year: Alabama

BF Editor

Business Facilities’ 2015 State of the Year: Alabama

State of the Year Alabama

The Crimson Tide is rolling, big time, and now it’s brought in our top honor: Alabama is BF’s 2015 State of the Year.




Walking the Walk: Innovation Summit

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In Greater San Marcos, TX, higher education resources and entrepreneurs join forces to bring innovations to market at the third annual Innovation Summit.


Grid Stars: States Race To Embrace Smart-grid Technology

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Nine states and Washington D.C. lead the pack in electricity grid modernization. Navagant Research forecasts that the global Smart Grid as a Service (SGaaS) market, estimated at $1.7 billion in 2014, will grow to $11 billion in 2023.


Icy Hot: The Race To Develop The Arctic Is Heating Up

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Development of oil and gas fields, the use of the Northern Sea Route as the shortest cargo transit route between Europe and Asia and the development of industrial, transport and tourist infrastructure.



Seed Money: NJ Supports Tech Start-ups With VC Funding

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The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has found a novel way of expanding this toolset: NJEDA has made a series of “limited partnership” investments in an NJ-based private venture-capital fund that targets growth-stage tech businesses. The NJEDA is investing more than $40 million in venture capital funds, leveraging investment in NJ businesses to more than $2.5 billion.


Home Stretch: The Panama Canal Expansion

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When the project was announced nearly 10 years ago, the new-and-improved 77-kilometer waterway through the narrow Isthmus that connects North and South America was expected to reopen for business in time for the 100th anniversary of the Canal in 2014. But the daunting engineering challenge of building a third set of new locks—and a toxic combination of legal and labor issues—rendered that deadline unrealistic almost from the get-go.


Alabama is BF’s 2015 State of the Year

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The Crimson Tide has rolled in a bevy of big-ticket projects, laying a solid foundation for future growth.