Cover Story Archives

Cover Story: New Energy Powers Growth


An energy revolution is sweeping across the U.S., creating thousands of jobs and making it likely we’ll achieve the long-sought goal of energy independence by 2020 or sooner.

COVER STORY: State of the Year – Tennessee

Gov. Bill Haslam announcing Eastman Chemical’s $1.6-billion expansion in Kingsport, TN.

Tennessee, already an automotive powerhouse, motors into our winner’s circle with a diverse growth strategy that’s hitting on all cylinders.

COVER STORY: Shovel Ready Sites Are Growing From The Ground Up

Aerial View of the Pine City Technology Park in Pine City, MN (Photo: Nathan Johnson, City Planner).

Many locations are gaining an advantage in the battle for new projects with pre-certification programs for available sites. From the September/October 2013 issue.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – State Rankings


Our 9th annual report card of the state, metro and international pecking order features more than 50 rankings categories, including new energy rankings and a close look at which locations are maintaining/upgrading critical infrastructure. From the July/August 2013 issue.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – Metro And Global Rankings


Baton Rouge tops the field in economic growth potential; China surges into the lead in renewable energy investment. From the July/August 2013 issue.

COVER STORY: Advanced Manufacturing — Creating Jobs In 3Dimensions


From the digitization of equipment and processes to 3D printing to materials with custom-designed properties, advanced manufacturing is driving high-tech innovation, exports and the creation on high-wage jobs. From the May/June 2013 issue.

COVER STORY: Global Biotech Report

Rendering of the National Bio- and Agro- Defense Facility in Kansas

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.

COVER STORY: 2012 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards


Baxter International’s decision to make a $1.3-billion investment in an expansion of its bio/pharmaceutical manufacturing promises to propel the Peach State into the front ranks of national biotech powerhouses. From the January/February 2013 issue.