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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 – State Rankings

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.

FEATURE STORY: Logistics Clusters Are Jobs Magnets

As more companies understand the advantages of near-instant access to their markets, the trend of service businesses partnering with logistics providers will continue to grow.

BUSINESS REPORT: Maryland — SSA’s New Data Hub Moves Forward In Urbana

The National Support Center Project includes a new $192-million data center, which will replaces a 34-year-old facility, as well as office and warehouse space.

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.

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Eric Borgerding, Executive Vice President, Wisconsin Hospital Association

Eric Borgerding, executive vice president of the Wisconsin Hospital Association, speaks up about the benefits of a strong health care system in his state. Plus, Texas gets a shout as BF's State of the Year for 2012.

BUSINESS REPORT: West Virginia — Italian Gas Systems Supplier Plants Flag In Weirton

Marcellus shale drilling in WV spurs Pietro Fiorentini to set first U.S. manufacturing facility.

SPECIAL REPORT: Devens – Secret Weapon In The Battle For Business

A 4,400-acre former military base in the heart of Massachusetts is helping startups and industry leaders succeed and conquer.

BUSINESS REPORT: Wisconsin — Wisconsin Wind Works: A Powerful Partner In Wind Energy

A consortium of 300 suppliers and vendors to the wind energy industry in the Badger State are organized in an online directory with 16 product and service categories.

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INDUSTRY FOCUS: More Than Just Production And Plating

From quality meats to sugary treats, consumers are offered an almost endless supply of options when it comes to food. From the May/June 2013 issue.

May/June 2013 Issue (Volume 46, Number 3)

This issue takes a look at 3D printing, logistics clusters, automotive supplier site selection specifics, and economic development opportunities in Thailand. From the May/June 2013 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Minnesota — SICK Inc. Relocates And Expands Facilities In Minnesota

The sensors and safety systems maker moves production to the new Eagle Creek Industrial Park. From the May/June 2013 issue.

Baton Rouge Named No. 1 Metro For Economic Growth Potential In Business Facilities 9th Annual Rankings Report

Mobile, Youngstown and Shreveport also made our top 10 with dynamic new growth sectors thriving alongside traditional manufacturing.

BUSINESS REPORT: Arkansas — Dassault Invests $60 Million In Little Rock Expansion

The maker of Falcon jets will introduce 3D design at its Arkansas production facility, which will grow to 1.25 million square feet when the expansion is completed in 2016. From the May/June 2013 issue.

FIRST WORD: Work In Progress

Pull up a comfortable chair and find out who reigns supreme among state, metro and international locations. We hope you agree that the credibility of our rankings continues to improve—and that our new look is snazzy. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Texas Cities Lead Recovery Employment Leaders In BF 2013 Metro Rankings Report

The rising tide of jobs in the Lone Star State is an across-the-board phenomenon, as six Texas towns two-step into our top 10.

SPECIAL REPORT: Site Location Factors For Automotive Suppliers

Significant site location opportunities exist for OEM, supplier expansions and new facilities in the Central and Southern U.S. that can realize operational and financial goals. From the May/June 2013 issue.

NOLA Tops Logistics List, San Jose Leading IT Hub In BF’s 2013 Metro Rankings Report

New Orleans, Newport News (VA), Baltimore and Philadelphia are standouts in our Logistics Leaders (Ports) category.

China Surges In Renewable Energy, Vehicles InBF’s Annual Rankings Of Global Leaders

China's triumph is clouded by a WTO ruling against the PRC's subsidies of its solar panel industry.

Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Indiana And Georgia Top The Field In BF’s Best Infrastructure Ranking

The overall shape of U.S. infrastructure remains dismal, but these states are doing something about it.

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.

BF Expands State Energy Rankings With Natural Gas, Lowest Emissions And Biofuels Leaders

WA, CA, OR top the field in Renewable Energy, while VT, RI, DE have the smallest carbon footprint.

Business Facilities In The News: Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Washington and Utah Shine in Business Facilities’ 9th...

The Digital Journal reports, "Business Facilities, a national publication focused on site selection and economic development, began releasing the results of its 9th Annual Rankings Report on July 22, 2013. According to BF Editor in Chief Jack Rogers, several states -- including Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Washington and Utah -- deserve a shout-out for their overall performance in the magazine's 2013 state rankings."

Business Facilities In The News: Louisiana rises to No. 4 in national business climate rankings

The DailyAMReport on businessreport.com announces, "Louisiana has the second-best business growth potential in the country and the fourth-best overall business climate, according to Business Facilities’ 9th Annual Rankings Report."

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