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They’re Coming to Take Us Away

A new survey says 60 percent of Americans would welcome driverless cars on U.S. roads.

Fukushima: The Disaster That Won’t Go Away

Two years after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex in Japan, the long-term impact of the catastrophe continues to grow.

Governors March Into BIO

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett wins top honors as BIO's 2013 Governor of the Year.

COVER STORY: Global Biotech Report

As the global financial system continues to mend, venture capital is beginning to flow back into the biotechnology sector. In Europe, the largest biomed players are thriving, while entrepreneurial biotech start-ups gain traction in the U.S. From the March/April 2013 issue.

Jump Ball in Sacramento

The Sacramento Kings had a lousy season, but two cities and a bevy of ultra-rich bidders--including someone promising a billion new fans--are vying to build a new arena for them.

FEATURE STORY: Accelerating In Alabama

Nestled in the piney woods of Alabama is a rising economic dynamo that is flexing its muscles and challenging all comers. Gov. Robert Bentley tells us how Alabama is rapidly moving forward to cement its leadership in automotive, aerospace and exports. From the March/April 2013 issue.

FIRST WORD: Delivering The Goods

From Biotech to Alabama to Superstorm Sandy, this issue is filled with topical stories from all parts of the globe. From the March/April 2013 issue.

Deepwater Horizon: Three Years Later

Legal settlements from the massive BP oil spill, which could total $42 billion, will generate a gusher of economic development funds for the Gulf Coast.

From the Ground Up

The end of the Space Shuttle program could have meant the end of a jobs bonanza on Florida's Space Coast, but the folks who enabled us to send men to the moon didn't let that happen.

Baseball, Hot Dogs and Economic Development

The first pitch of the season lifts more than depressed winter spirits. Ballparks have a big-league economic impact on their surrounding communities.

Locked, Loaded and Ready to Relocate

As more states pass tough new gun control measures, weapons makers threaten to pack up and move to gun-friendly locations.

Marching In to New Orleans

The Crescent City, which lost more than half of its population in the wake of Katrina, is surging back to pre-storm levels.

Masters of Disaster

After Mother Nature's big wakeup call, the realization is growing that today's disaster recovery must prepare us to meet future cataclysms.

Doubling Down in NJ

New Jersey is bolstering its casino industry by embracing Internet and on-demand gaming, betting that expanding the pool of gamblers will lift Atlantic City's fortunes.

FIRST WORD: Making The Call

As always, we congratulate the winners in our 2012 Economic Development Deal of the Year competition. From the January/February 2013 issue

INSIDE LIVEXCHANGE: LiveXchange Review

LiveXchange offers a unique opportunity for corporate executives eyeing location for their new facilities to have quality face-time with delegates bearing pre-certified projects. From the January/February 2013 issue

Commitment of Confidence

Alabama’s largest bank steps forward to make a $1-billion investment in the state’s job-creating future, setting an example for the nation.

Cashing In on History’s Riches

Tourism is a $1.2-trillion industry in the United States. New York recently joined the growing number of states forging a path to growth by mining its heritage for tourist dollars.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Tim Feemster Joins Business Facilities LiveXchange Speaker Lineup

Tim Feemster, senior managing director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, will be among the all-star list of guest speakers featured at the upcoming Business Facilities LiveXchange event.

Plugging the Brain Drain

Comprehensive immigration reform will do more than give legal status to undocumented workers—it may plug a hole in the skilled workforce needed for America's high-tech industries.

My Kingdom for a Horse

Boeing's 787 battery woes could have a wide-ranging impact on U.S. aerospace manufacturing. Boeing's new flagship has been grounded indefinitely worldwide as air safety officials and engineers anxiously try to determine what is causing the 787's lithium battery to catch fire.

Black Gold Rush

The key to unlocking California's economic rebound may be sitting deep in Monterey shale.

Two Gigs and Counting

Internet giant Google is doubling down on its renewable energy investments.

Greenbacks for Green Energy

Buried in the fine print of the Fiscal Cliff deal are extended tax credits for alternative energy projects.

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