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

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...

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...

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."

Tennessee Still No. 1, AL and KY Coming Up Fast In BF’s Automotive Manufacturing...

The Volunteer State is still out front in our annual auto sweepstakes, but two surging contenders are laying down markers for next year's contest.

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.

Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Washington, UtahShine in BF’s 9th Annual State Rankings Report

The Lone Star State has another impressive across-the-board showing in our annual evaluation, with oil-rich ND surging into the top tier.

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.

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Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: City of Cape Coral

In this episode of Today in America, football legend Terry Bradshaw provides an overview of Cape Coral, Florida--a big city with a small town feel.

Latest Blog Posts

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.

Gun Maker Establishing Nashville Manufacturing Plant

Start-up firearm maker Vantage LLC will invest $5M and create 100 manufacturing and assembly jobs in Davidson County, TN.

Rogers Corporation Relocating Global HQ To Arizona

Rogers Corporation, a global leader in engineered materials solutions, will relocate its global headquarters from Rogers, CT to Chandler, AZ.

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.