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

INSIDE LIVEXCHANGE: LiveXchange Review

LiveXchange offers a unique opportunity for corporate executives eyeing location for their new facilities to have quality face-time with delegates bearing pre-certified projects. From the January/February 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.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Mark Williams To Speak At Business Facilities LiveXchange

Mark L. Williams, President, Strategic Development Group, Inc., will join the all-star list of guest speakers featured at the upcoming Business Facilities LiveXchange event set for May 19-21, 2013 at the Westin Stonebriar in Frisco, Texas.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Tim Feemster Joins Business Facilities LiveXchange Speaker Lineup

Tim Feemster, senior managing director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, will be among the all-star list of guest speakers featured at the upcoming Business Facilities LiveXchange event.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Dean Barber To Speak at Business Facilities LiveXchange

Dean Barber, President/CEO of Barber Business Advisors, will be among the all-star list of guest speakers featured at the upcoming Business Facilities LiveXchange event. The ninth annual event will take place May 19-21, 2013 at the Westin Stonebriar in Frisco, TX.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Registrations Now Being Accepted

Registration is now open for the 9th annual Business Facilities LiveXchange, taking place May 19-21 in Frisco, TX. Companies that are searching for new locations to expand or relocate their businesses will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with economic development agencies from across the U.S., attend educational sessions led by leaders in the field of relocation and expansion, and benefit from invaluable networking events. Attendance at LiveXchange is free to qualified professionals and space is limited. Secure your seat at this year’s LiveXchange and register now!

LIVEXCHANGE 2012: Where Top Projects Find the Best Locations

Despite the ominous presence of Hurricane Sandy churning up the East Coast, the eighth annual LiveXchange went off without a hitch, bringing together high level site selection executives and industry experts from around the country. The next event will be held on May 19-21, 2013 at the Westin Stonebriar in Frisco, TX.

September/October 2012 Issue (Volume 45, Number 5)

We encourage you to check out our annual Editors' Location Picks in this issue, which also features stories on high-tech hubs, biotech hot spots, and an overview of Kentucky's growth strategies. From the September/October 2012 issue.

COVER STORY: Editors’ Location Picks

We deployed our growth detector to winnow the field for our annual showcase of leading locations. As usual, making the picks was harder than singing their praises, as all of the finalists were worthy. From the September/October 2012 issue

FEATURE STORY: High-Tech Hubs Are Moving To Their Markets

Traditional technology centers like Silicon Valley and the 128 loop in Boston are well known, but new high-tech hubs are sprouting in locations far and wide. From the September/October 2012 issue

FIRST WORD: Take Your Pick

There’s a lot to digest in this year’s busy fall harvest. Check out this issue and take your pick. From the September/October 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Georgia is Attracting Businesses in Droves

Industry giants like Caterpillar, Starbucks and Baxter International are making long-term investments in the Peach State. From the September/October 2012 issue

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Biotech, A Recession-Proof Growth Sector

From 2001 through 2010, the biotechnology sector grew by 6.4 percent, creating 96,000 jobs. From the September/October 2012 issue

LOCATION FOCUS: The Heartland of America Beats Strong

Illinois' well rounded infrastructure is a perfect business lifeline. From the September/October 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Regional Councils-Engines for Growth in the Empire State

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has transformed the way the state invests in development, switching from a top-down approach to a competition between regions for project funding. From the September/October 2012 issue

SPECIAL REPORT: PSE&G Adds $883 Million to New Jersey’s Solar Power Push

New Jersey aims to maintain its status as a leading state in installed solar power capacity, an effort that has been embraced by the Garden State’s largest utility. From the September/October 2012 issue

SPECIAL REPORT: Two Train Cars Forward, Three Cargo Ships Back

Logistics has its seen ups and downs through the years and more specifically, within each sector. And though one wheel may forge ahead while another rolls back, a resurgence from the recession always seems to be on the horizon. From the September/October 2012 issue

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Kenneth Adams, President and CEO, Empire State Development

New York has created 10 Regional Economic Development Councils. CEO Kenneth Adams explains the state’s strategy. From the September/October 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Carolinas Put Out A Welcome Mat for Business from Far East

The governors of North Carolina and South Carolina are piling up the frequent flier miles, leading missions to Japan to spur overseas investment in their states. From the September/October 2012 issue

LOCATION FOCUS: Texas: Big Heart, Country, Business

The Lone Star State may rank second in geographic size and population, but it outperforms all others in job-creating business growth. From the September/October 2012 issue

FEATURE STORY: Building A Jobs Bonanza In The Bluegrass State

Kentucky has much more to offer than fast horses and smooth whiskey. Gov. Steve Beshear gave us a high-level view of his state’s aggressive push in automotive, logistics, advanced manufacturing and everything in between. From the September/October 2012 issue

INSIDE LIVEXCHANGE: Staying Ahead Of A Rapidly Changing Curve

Anatalio Ubalde will be anchoring a general session at LiveXchange (Oct. 28-30, Bonita Springs, FL). Here’s a sneak peak at a session you won’t want to miss. From the September/October 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Aerospace Suppliers Bringing their Business to Spokane

The state aims to repeat the success of this year's first Aerospace & Defense Suppliers Summit, the largest event of its kind. From the September/October 2012 issue.

INSIDE LIVEXCHANGE: You Rank, We Rank, Some Stank

Dean Barber will be presenting a site selection seminar at LiveXchange (Oct. 28-30, Hyatt Regency, Bonita Springs, FL). Here, he shares his observations on the value of rankings. From the July/August 2012 issue

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