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Lowe’s Chooses Tennessee For New Fulfillment Center

The home improvement company plans to invest $100M and create approximately 600 jobs at a new direct fulfillment center in Robertson County, TN.
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Amazon Will Create 5,000 Full-Time Jobs In Pennsylvania

Over the next three years, the company will invest at least $150 million in new fulfillment and distribution operations located across the commonwealth.
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Alabama: Generating Growth From The Ground Up

Consumer trends are creating a groundswell for locally sourced foods, creating new opportunities for Alabama’s farmers to bring their products to market.

ADP To Create 1,600 Jobs In Orlando Region

The new office will create up to 1,600 new jobs within the next five years and result in a capital investment of $28 million.

Eurotranciatura USA Expanding In Tennessee

The steel company will create more than 170 new jobs and invest $12.6 million to expand its advanced manufacturing operations in Paris, TN.
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Gap, Inc. Expanding Gallatin, TN Distribution Facility

The global retailer will invest $35 million, create more than 100 new jobs in Middle Tennessee over next five years.
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Italian Paper Company Breaks Ground In Ohio

Sofidel Group’s new $300 million integrated paper mill is expected to bring 300 jobs to Circleville, OH.
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iCIMS Opts To Grow At New Jersey’s Bell Works

The SaaS company will join a collection of top-tier technology companies by moving its headquarters to the redesigned landmark building in Holmdel, NJ.

More Than Maple Syrup

A green grid and a 1-gig broadband connection are transforming Burlington, VT into a thriving high-tech hub.
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Renamed Decatur Central Railroad Gets New Operators, Rehab

OmniTRAX affiliate partners with Topflight Grain Cooperative to operate, drive business to and rehabilitate the Cisco to Decatur line.
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BF Location Video: Bedford County, Virginia

Bedford County, Virginia's premier technology park is New London Business & Technology Center, located on U.S. 460 just outside Lynchburg, VA and just minutes away from the Lynchburg airport and Liberty University. Perfect for advanced manufacturing and R&D focused businesses.
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BF Location Video: City of Cape Coral

In this episode of Today in America, football legend Terry Bradshaw provides an overview of Cape Coral, Florida--a big city with a small town feel.
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BF Location Video: Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

Leveraging collective economic development resources to sustain and enhance the economic growth, vitality, and global competitiveness of Broward County as a superior business location.
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World Business Lenders Moves HQ To Jersey City

By the end of the year, 225 employees will be located at the financial services company’s new Jersey City, NJ corporate headquarters.
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BF Location Video: Nanotechnology In Mississippi Works

Dr. Joe Lichtenhan, president and CEO of Hybrid Plastics, explains how his company sought a facility in a manufacturing friendly state with access to high quality educational resources.
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BF Location Video: Brampton’s Strongest Performing Sectors

The City of Brampton is a competitive location for new business investment from North America and other international markets. Watch for sector details.
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Michigan: Flex-N-Gate Corp. Puts Plant in Detroit

The auto supplier will invest $95 million in a 500,000-square-foot production facility in the motor city, creating 650 new jobs.
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CSX Plans $272M North Carolina Intermodal Rail Terminal

The Edgecombe County infrastructure project, scheduled to open in 2020, will be a “major transportation hub” in Southeast U.S.
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Architectural Coatings Company Expanding In Northwest Georgia

Top Gun Powder Coating & Architectural Coating expansions in Adairsville and Jasper will create 70 new jobs and represent a $4 million investment.
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Weston Foods Picks Indiana For U.S. HQ

The Canada-based baked goods producer will invest $1.6 million to renovate a 200,000-square-foot facility in Brownsburg, IN.

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Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: Empire State Development – Big Happens Here

New York, home to the fastest-growing tech sector in the U.S., one of the best-educated workforces in America, over $1 billion in incentives and tax breaks, and the lowest middle-class tax rate in over half a century. This is an economy that launched over 50,000 new businesses last year alone.

Latest Blog Posts

Indiana Auto Services Firm Growing HQ

Shield Global Partners plans to invest $4.15M and create up to 135 new jobs in Downtown Evansville over the next few years.

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The world's scientists have been given the green light to re-engineer the human race. Anybody think that's a good idea?

California Manufacturer Expanding In West Michigan

Stikwood plans to create 73 new jobs and invest nearly $4.2 million to expand the company’s operations to the City of Kentwood, MI.

Surveys & Research

CRE Functions Becoming More Aligned With C-Suite

A recent survey of corporate real estate executives finds an increased focus on the strategic aspects of CRE within companies.

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.

Lack Of Skilled Talent A Threat To Meeting Business Goals

Sixty-seven percent of companies are more concerned about employee turnover than they were last year, according to a new survey by Randstad US.