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

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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.

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.

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.

LiveXchange 2014 Registration is Open!

Experience what executives from Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric. ADP, DuPont and Toyota have known for 10 years: If you’re searching for...

SPECIAL REPORT: The Carolinas Are Bringing The Business

On what seems to be a job-creation winning streak, Carolina economic developers must be doing something right. From the May/June 2013 issue.

INSIDE LIVEXCHANGE: 2013 Event Review

LiveXchange offers a unique opportunity for corporate execs eyeing locations for new facilities to have quality face-time with representatives from economic development agencies. From the May/June 2013 issue

FEATURE STORY: Thailand — Nuanced Nation, One-Stop Shop

Many site selectors are surprised to learn the country is an economic leader in Asia and a top-shelf business destination. From the May/June 2013 issue.

FIRST WORD: The Shape of Things to Come

We’ve been keeping 
you posted on seismic changes in the
economic development landscape for the past two years. An unexpectedly robust Rust Belt recovery and a swoon in parts of the Sun Belt have kept us busy tracking the movement of jobs. From the May/June 2013 issue.

LiveXchange Update: Trends in Supply Chain and Logistics

Corporate executives at this year's Business Facilities LiveXchange event gave Tim Feemster's workshop, "Mastering Logistics" rave reviews. Feemster, Managing Principal of Foremost Quality Logistics, ...

LiveXChange Update: Enabling The American Dream Is Not About Jobs

In his LiveXchange seminar, "Enabling the American Dream," Edward Burghard, CEO and Manager of The Burghard Group, introduced his Strengthening Brand America Project. The...
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FEATURE STORY: The Story Of Storage

As the industry advances cloud computing and greener operations, leading data centers are no longer sprawling cells of overheating computers and complex cables. From the March/April 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: 2013 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 that 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. From the March/April 2013 issue.

LIVEXCHANGE UPDATE: “This is a conference you should have on your radar screen,” says...

Ed Burghard, CEO & Manager, Burghard Group and a Business Facilities LiveXchange speaker, wrote the following about his experience at this year's event.

March/April 2013 Issue (Volume 46, Number 2)

The highlights in this issue include an overview of the magazine's annual economic development awards, full coverage of the biotech industry, a recap of Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts, and an interview with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley. From the March/April 2013 issue.

LiveXchange Announces 2014 Dates, Location

Business Facilities LiveXchange has announced it will hold its 10th annual event at South Carolina's Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes April 6-8, 2014.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013 KEYNOTE: Self-Reliance Will Save Lives

Former regional FEMA director kicked off LiveXchange conference program packed with expert advice on site selection and economic development.

BUSINESS REPORT: Texas – Innovation Moves Front And Center In Austin

The annual South by Southwest (SXSW) hoedown shined its bright light this year on emerging technologies in the Lone Star State at a nine-day festival that drew tens of thousands. From the March/April 2013 issue.

Business Facilities LiveXchange To Kick Off This Weekend

Corporate executives seeking locations for their companies’ relocation and expansion projects will enjoy a dynamic list of speakers, meet one-on-one with economic developers, and network with their peers as the 9th annual Business Facilities LiveXchange kicks off this Sunday, May 19 at the Westin Stonebriar in Dallas, Texas.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: John Copenhaver to Give Keynote Presentation at Business Facilities LiveXchange

Copenhaver’s keynote presentation, Self-Reliance: The Key to Disaster Recovery, will focus on the need for locations to have their own resources in place to cope with disasters and will touch on the growing importance of disaster recovery capabilities as a factor in site selection decisions. He will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Business Facilities LiveXchange event, which will take place May 19-21, 2013 at the Westin Stonebriar in Dallas, Texas.

LOCATION FOCUS: United It Stands

Although divided into regions, New York is a single empire of development. From the March/April 2013 issue.

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