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The Lone Star State wins BF's top annual honor for the third time.

Texas Named Business Facilities’ State Of The Year

Texas Named Business Facilities’ State Of The Year

The Lone Star State wins BF's top annual honor for the third time.

Indiana: The Hoosier State Has A Bold Vision For The Future

Indiana is ahead of the curve in embracing the imperative for regional development. Seven regions in the state have lined up nearly $4 billion worth of projects for the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative.

Texas Is Tops In Talent Attraction

Collin County and Montgomery County were the only large counties to increase skilled occupation jobs by more than 20 percent from 2011-2015.

Louisiana: Business As Usual In The Bayou

No matter what Mother Nature throws at Louisiana, the Pelican State knows how to stay on its feet and keep its momentum moving onward and upward.

Logistics USA: Moving A $1.4 Trillion Haul From Here To There

Systemic improvements in cost efficiency are delivering better pricing to the logistics sector, but gaps in infrastructure are still a problem.

Call For Entries Deadline Extended: 2016 Economic Development Deal of the Year

Submissions for Business Facilities' 2016 Economic Development Deal of the Year are now being accepted until November 30, 2016.

Mississippi: Long Time Hospitality State

In a time of economic development uncertainty, Mississippi always has a way of positioning itself as a top state for business.

U.S. Natural Gas: Ready to Rule the World

Liquefied natural gas exports represent a huge opportunity for U.S. energy producers to dominate an emerging global market, as U.S. production outpaces domestic demand.

Iowa Is Built for Business

With certified sites of up to 600 acres available for shovel-ready projects and innovative targeted tax credits, the Hawkeye State is soaring above the competition.

New Jersey: Pioneering The Future Of Food In The Garden State

New Jersey is leveraging its strength in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals to help the food processing sector deploy 21st century chemistry.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Val Hale, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Val Hale, Executive Director, Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development discusses the Beehive State's growing financial services sector, its position as a data centers hub, and efforts to keep its growing youth population living and working in Utah.

Ports And FTZs: Enter With Less Risk

Ports and FTZs are beneficial locations for all of your business needs, providing the transportation link that gets your goods where they need to go.

September / October 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 5)

Business Facilities' September / October 2016 issue features advanced manufacturing, ports and FTZs, logistics, and the impact of natural gas. Plus, a look at New Jersey, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Indiana.

Keeping Up With Advanced Manufacturing

The U.S. will need to fill about 3.5 million jobs in advanced manufacturing in the next decade, but as many as 2 million of these jobs may remain unfilled if we don’t close the skills gap.

Kansas: Amazon Picks Kansas City for Fulfillment Center

The Sunflower State Fulfillment Center, which will create 1,000 jobs, is the second large distribution facility the tech giant has placed in KS this year.

Kentucky: Biotechnology Sector Is Surging In Lexington

A $1.8 million specialized biotech startup and a $10 million expansion of Coldstream Labs’ pharmaceutical plant are the most recent additions to Lexington’s growing biotech cluster.

Illinois: Unveiling the Future of Digital Design and Manufacturing

Chicago’s new National Innovation Institute, built with $70 million in federal funding, is paving the way for the advanced manufacturing breakthroughs of the 21st century.

Call For Entries: 2016 Economic Development Deal of the Year

Submissions for Business Facilities' 2016 Economic Development Deal of the Year are now being accepted.

Arizona is Growing by Leaps and Bounds

With its population growing at twice the national rate, Arizona’s growth strategy includes generous incentives, job-training assistance, valued R&D assets and energy conservation.

Growth Pilgrims: Drop Anchor For Opportunity In New England

With leading research institutions, a sought-after talent pool and a supportive network of innovators and co-location facilities, New England has made itself an attractive location for the advanced manufacturing sector.

Food Processing: All Dishes Should Not Be Served Cold

In the food processing competition, the accommodating early bird gets the worm. This means adjusting processing, ingredients and labeling to meet shifting consumer tastes and priorities.

Florida: To Space and Beyond

When people look up in Florida, they see more than just the sun shining. They see a bright future with a limitless horizon.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Michele Brown, Choose New Jersey, Inc.

Michele Brown, President and CEO, Choose New Jersey, Inc. discusses incubators, innovation zones, STEM education, incentives and the Garden State in a post-Panamax world.

New Mexico Governor’s Report: The Future Is Welcome Here

Gov. Susana Martinez has created a clear path for sustainable growth by slashing punitive business taxes and regulations, while maximizing the reach of New Mexico’s research and development assets.

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