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The Business Facilities brand consistently focuses on innovative, strategic ideas that help C-Level executives make the best location choices.

First Word: We’re No. 1

What a difference five years can make. The U.S. has undergone nothing short of an Energy Revolution and reclaimed it position as the world's largest energy producer.

Location Focus: New York – The Empire State Leverages Its Strengths

New York is leveraging its world-class higher education system with an aggressive incentives program geared to business startups.
BF March-April 2014

March/April 2014 Issue (Volume 47, Number 2)

This issue examines the latest developments in New Energy around the country, while recapping the magazine's 2014 Economic Development Achievement Awards.
LiveXchange

BF LiveXchange News: Corporate Executives And Economic Developers Meet At 10th Annual Event

Companies in attendance have potential to create more than 5,200 new jobs, over $895 million in capital investments.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds… With Lesley Whatley, Director, START-UP NY

START-UP NY officially launched on January 1, 2014 and has already received significant interest from the business community. Find out how this new program is taking off.

Industry Focus: MidAmerica’s World-Class Flow Chart

How strategic water planning gave a 9,000-acre industrial park in the middle of rural Oklahoma a “clear, clean and abundant” advantage in a global market.

LiveXchange 2014 Presentation: Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs, and Energy Costs for Major Projects

At this year's LiveXchange, returning speaker Mark Williams of Strategic Development Group shared his thoughts on "Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs, and Energy Costs for Major Projects."

Feature Story: Aiming For The Top In Utah

When Gov. Gary Herbert took office, he set a lofty goal of making Utah the top-performing state economy. Four years and thousands of jobs later, the Beehive state is poised to plant its flag at the summit.

LiveXchange 2014 Presentation: The Site Selector’s Guide To Working With Boomtowns & Bustvilles

LiveXchange 2014 offered a selection of informative presentations, including "The Site Selector's Guide To Working With Boomtowns & Bustvilles," by Al Jones.

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.
Business Facilities

January/February 2014 Issue (Volume 47, Number 1)

Business Facilities celebrates awards season with several major announcements and a nod to Tennessee for State of the Year honors.

Feature Story: 2014 Economic Development Awards

There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations who have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations.

BUSINESS REPORT: AeroTurbine Opens HQ In Miramar As Florida Aerospace Grows

The sunshine state is home to more than 2,000 aviation companies.

BUSINESS REPORT: Hat World Puts Expanded Headquarters In Zionsville, IN

The manufacturer of hats and sports apparel will add 758 new jobs and invest $21.8 million to expand its operation in central Indiana.

BUSINESS REPORT: Stafford County – Where Connectivity And Opportunity Intersect

Home to the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, Stafford County, VA is known as a destination for Defense and technology companies. Its location and business climate offer much more.

BUSINESS REPORT: Ontario Unveils Plans To Achieve An Energy Balance

The Ministry of Energy has worked with the Ontario Energy Board, Ontarians and a host of others to put together its most ambitious energy plan yet.

10th Annual LiveXchange Kicks Off April 6

The 10th annual Business Facilities LiveXchange event will kick off Sunday, April 6 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach,...

BUSINESS REPORT: Job Growth Is Ripe From Business Harvest In The Peach State

Georgia notched a 10 percent surge in job creation in fiscal year 2013, with 389 companies investing $6 billion and creating 31,656 jobs.
Boeing Utah

STATE FOCUS: Business And Life Are Elevated In The Beehive State

Like the mighty Rocky Mountains looming over everything, Utah’s business environment and quality of life are reaching for the sky.
Brownback

STATE FOCUS: Kansas Focuses On The All-Around

While the shape of the sunflower can be used to capture the sun, so can the environment of the sunflower state help capture the attention of business.

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Featured Location Spotlight

Topeka, Kansas: Location Spotlight Of The Week

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: Mars Chocolate Topeka Candy Production Plant Officially Opens

Mars Chocolate North America officially opened the doors of a new, state-of-the-art, roughly 500,000-square-foot candy production facility in Topeka, Kansas.

Latest Blog Posts

Plastipak Growing In Alabama

The plastic bottle manufacturing company is expanding its Birmingham, AL facility with a $10M investment.

Topeka, Kansas: Location Spotlight Of The Week

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

Japanese Automotive Manufacturer Growing in Indiana

Aisin USA Manufacturing will create up to 100 new jobs at its Seymour, IN operations by the end of 2018.

Surveys & Research

New Jobs To Drive Migration To Middle America

Strong job growth on the coasts has been drawing people away from Middle America, but experts predict the trend will reverse.

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.