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Business Facilities is a leading full-service media brand specializing in the site selection marketplace. Through a bi-monthly magazine, e-mail newsletters, a news portal, and its LiveXchange event, Business Facilities has created a dynamic community for C-level executives and economic development organizations.

Ed McCallum, 1953 – 2013

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

FEATURE STORY: A Life in Publishing – BF’s 40th Anniversary

Ed Coene reflects on his career as a publisher in a 2010 feature commemorating BF's first four decades.

FEATURE STORY: Washington Is Aiming Higher

Washington is sure it can defend its aerospace manufacturing crown and it is on the front lines of the effort to mitigate the impact of climate change. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Send in the Drones

As 24 states bid to host test flights for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, the FAA predicts that 7,500 drones will be flying over the U.S. within five years.

Germ of an Idea

The U.S. government thinks Plum Island, the nation's former bio-warfare lab site, would be a great place to build luxury homes.

Race to the Top

Ground is broken in China for the world's tallest building, a modular tower to be completed in 120 days. That's right, 120 days.

Rising Tide

The scientists who first sounded the alarm on climate change are back, giving us 87 years to pack up our stuff and get off the beach.

Beam Me Down to L.A., Scotty

The entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX conjures up a 700-mph mag-lev train that will take people from SF to LA in 35 minutes.

Can Your Dog Fetch a Kindle?

Amazon's founder buys the Washington Post while the owner of the Red Sox grabs the Boston Globe. Is this the end of newspapers?

How Green is Your Garden?

A foundation built on kitty litter offers a crash course for entrepreneurs through its partnership with the National Center for Economic Gardening.

FIRST WORD: Work In Progress

Pull up a comfortable chair and find out who reigns supreme among state, metro and international locations. We hope you agree that the credibility of our rankings continues to improve—and that our new look is snazzy. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Disasters, Demographics and Diapers

Nine months after hurricane-induced power outages, hospitals in the Atlantic states get ready for a surge in "Sandy babies."

INSIDE LIVEXCHANGE: 2013 Event Review

LiveXchange offers a unique opportunity for corporate execs eyeing locations for new facilities to have quality face-time with representatives from economic development agencies. From the May/June 2013 issue

The Road to Recovery in Detroit

Chrysler's decision to invest $1.8 billion in Motown's last remaining auto plant pays huge dividends.

U.S. Nuclear Energy: Comeback or Meltdown?

The fate of the nuclear power industry may hinge on projects in Georgia and South Carolina.

California is Rolling in Dough

Three years after a $60-billion deficit threatened to sink the Golden State, state legislators are arguing over how to spend a surplus.

Equipment Financing Means Flexible Solutions For Business Needs

For startups and small businesses, understanding and finding financing is always an issue. This article from the president of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association focuses on the current market and special benefits of equipment finance for startups and small businesses.

FIRST WORD: The Shape of Things to Come

We’ve been keeping 
you posted on seismic changes in the
economic development landscape for the past two years. An unexpectedly robust Rust Belt recovery and a swoon in parts of the Sun Belt have kept us busy tracking the movement of jobs. From the May/June 2013 issue.

The Aquarium That Refused to Drown

The New York Aquarium has reopened after a $6-million repair and some harrowing days in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Sol

A robot still working on Mars nearly a decade after it was supposed to conk out puts America's crumbling infrastructure to shame.

Who Invented the Chocolate Eggcream?

President Obama is scrambling to fix a 2011 law, intended to prevent broadly defined patent infringement claims, that appears to have backfired.

Lassoing Jobs in Texas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry loves to talk the talk about economic development, while his record walks the walk.

Winners and Losers

Our expert says the new demographics for development mean the most viable way to create jobs may be to steal them from your competitors.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013 KEYNOTE: Self-Reliance Will Save Lives

Former regional FEMA director kicked off LiveXchange conference program packed with expert advice on site selection and economic development.

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