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With this issue we mark the passing of the man who created Business Facilities, Ed Coene. From the September/October 2013 issue.

September/October 2013 Issue (Volume 46, Number 5)

September/October 2013 Issue (Volume 46, Number 5)

With this issue we mark the passing of the man who created Business Facilities, Ed Coene. From the September/October 2013 issue.

LOCATION FOCUS: Sooner or Later You’ll Choose Oklahoma

The opportunities and advantages of planting your business in the geographic center of the U.S. abound.

Over 20 ED Organizations Sponsoring 2014 LiveXchange

So far, 23 economic development organizations from the United States and Canada have signed on to sponsor this year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange, which will...

BUSINESS REPORT: New California Incentives Offer Credits For Job Creation

The Golden State has replaced its Enterprise Zone program with what it calls a “more modern” set of tools, including a bevy of new tax credits.

2014 LiveXchange Conference Program Set

This unique experience will be supplemented by an all-star list of guest speakers, who will be making presentations and leading discussions on a number of hot-button issues.

BUSINESS REPORT: Fracking Boom Spurs Growth Of Supply Chain In Upstate NY

Alita USA Holdings has chosen Buffalo as the site of its new $102-million steel pipe plant, which will supply natural gas drilling operations in the multi-state Marcellus shale formation.

LOCATION FOCUS: Indiana — More And More Roads Are Leading To “The Crossroads Of America”

A business destination that removes roadblocks for the good of its people, Indiana is proof that when you rip away the red tape and work together, cooperation brings results.

Industry Experts Added to LiveXchange Executive Conference Program

The 10th annual Business Facilities LiveXchange is only a few months away.  If your company is planning to expand or relocate its operations, you...

SPECIAL REPORT: Greater Fort Lauderdale – Magnet For Biotech/Pharma Growth

The Sunshine State’s Atlantic Coast is successfully competing with an international market for new business in a surging biotech sector.

David Brandon to Speak at 2014 LiveXchange

David Brandon, Senior Vice President at Site Selection Group, has signed on to speak at the 2014 Business Facilities LiveXchange event.  LiveXchange will take...

BUSINESS REPORT: Automotive Suppliers Are Multiplying In The Peach State

The new Kia Motors assembly plant in West Point, GA is spurring the development of a growing parts network. From the September/October 2013 issue.

SPECIAL REPORT: Huntley, IL Has Capacity, Connection And Cooperation

Market access, data resources like dark fiber and the ability to get things done come together in the Midwest’s “Golden Corridor." From the September/October 2013 issue.

Mark Sweeney to Speak at 2014 LiveXchange

Mark Sweeney, Senior Principal at McCallum Sweeney Consulting, has signed on to speak at the 2014 Business Facilities LiveXchange event.  LiveXchange will take place...

BUSINESS REPORT: Regional Utilities Are Busy Powering Growth In The Carolinas

Power giants Duke Energy and Santee Cooper are playing a central role in facilitating business development and site readiness. From the September/October 2013 issue.

Remembering Ed Coene

A visionary entrepreneur who boldly embraced the future, but never lost sight of the enduring values of family and friendship. From the September/October 2013 issue.

Almost Nashville, Kentucky To Sponsor LiveXchange

Almost Nashville, Kentucky has signed on to sponsor next year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange event, which will take place April 6-8, 2014 at the Myrtle...

STATE FOCUS: Lassoing Jobs In Texas

Low taxes, tort reform, a growing population and the availability of a skilled workforce are tough to beat when the Lone Star State competes for new jobs. From the September/October 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Game-Changer In The Heartland

The Midwest Inland Port ramp—ADM’s new intermodal freight shipping and receiving facility—puts Decatur front and center as a leading logistics hub. From the September/October 2013 issue.

Two New Sponsors Sign On For LiveXchange!

Fayette County Development Authority of Georgia and the Regional Growth Partnership of Northwest Ohio have signed on to sponsor next year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange...

FEATURE STORY: The Cultural Roots Of High-Tech Growth

Locations that have a history of nurturing entrepreneurship may have a head start on spurring startups and developing high-tech hubs. From the September/October 2013 issue.

U.S. CRE Turning Around In 2014, According To New PwC/ULI Report

Report best bets: San Francisco top city for 2014; industrial sector becomes favored investment property type.

Learn all you need to know about LiveXchange!

Registration for the 2014 LiveXchange is now open! If your company has relocation or expansion plans, Business Facilities LiveXchange is your once-a-year opportunity to streamline...

FEATURE STORY: Talking The Talk And Backing It Up With Results

Gov. Rick Perry has been barnstorming the country, extolling the virtues of doing business in the Lone Star State. He’s packin’ a lot of ammo: Texas leads in job-creating projects and in attracting relocations. From the September/October 2013 issue.

FIRST WORD: Turning the Page

With this issue, we mark the passing of Edgar T. Coene, founder and chairman of Group C Media and the man who created Business Facilities. From the September/October 2013 issue.

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