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Consumer trends are creating a groundswell for locally sourced foods, creating new opportunities for Alabama’s farmers to bring their products to market.

Alabama: Generating Growth From The Ground Up

Alabama: Generating Growth From The Ground Up

Consumer trends are creating a groundswell for locally sourced foods, creating new opportunities for Alabama’s farmers to bring their products to market.

Michigan: Flex-N-Gate Corp. Puts Plant in Detroit

The auto supplier will invest $95 million in a 500,000-square-foot production facility in the motor city, creating 650 new jobs.

Wisconsin: Milwaukee Tool Adding 600 Jobs In Brookfield

The manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools is undertaking a 200,000-square-foot expansion, including a new four-story office building.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Craig Spohn, Cyber Innovation Center

An interview with Craig Spohn, Executive Director/President of the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, LA, plus a look at the ramifications of the Paris climate accord.

Logistics: On the Road, Water or Rails…or in the Air — AGAIN

Despite an uneven track record in annual revenues vs. costs, the logistics industry keeps on trucking, railing, sailing and flying to get your goods where they need to go.

Governor’s Report: Sooner Is Better In Oklahoma

Oklahoma proactively is meeting critical development priorities, including a STEM-oriented workforce, sustainable water resources, green energy, 21st-century infrastructure—and a great place to live.

May / June 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 3)

States that are leaders in creating a skilled workforce are the focus of Business Facilities' May / June 2016 issue. Plus, a look at research parks, and the logistics industry.

Workforce Training: Engineering A Skilled Workforce

States, regions, businesses and higher ed resources are joining forces in an aggressive and innovative effort to fill the skilled labor shortage in the United States.

State Focus – Arkansas: Expect the Unexpected

You’ll find the best of both worlds in Arkansas: a folksy place where people still say hello to strangers on the street, while cutting-edge technology is embraced on local plant floors.

Industry Focus – Retail: Less Than Six Degrees of Separation

The retail industry has an impact on more than just the clothes in our closets and our daily coffee fix.

Business Report-New Jersey: Jet.com Expands HQ in Hoboken

The e-commerce enterprise will double the size of its corporate offices at the Waterfront Corporate Center III, and Allied Specialty Foods decides to stay put in New Jersey.

Business Report: Nebraska – Community Development Block Grant Funds Expansion in York

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development awards $267,955 to help upgrade York Cold Storage’s facility.

State Focus: New Mexico – Welcoming the World

Exports are surging, making New Mexico a magnet for manufacturers with world-class ambitions.

Business Report: Illinois Leaders Form Non-Profit to Spur Job Creation

The Illinois Business and Economic Development Corp. will adopt best practices and focus on sales, marketing and exceptional customer service.

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds… with Dennis Davin, Secretary, PA DCED

Pennsylvania's Davin provides a rundown of the state's economic development initiatives, plus a look at NYC's new World Trade Center Transportation Hub.

State Focus: New York – Accelerating Biotech Innovation In The Empire State

A $2.8-million investment from Innovate NY—matched by $21.5 million in private equity—is spurring the development of a biotech cluster in New York City.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Sector Is Flying High Again

After losing altitude for the past five years as defense cuts eliminated 185,000 jobs, the U.S. aerospace industry is growing in 2016.

Business Facilities LiveXchange: Making Strategic Expansion Decisions

An insider's viewpoint of the site selection process, weight given to incentives, latest trends and today's intense competition for jobs and investments.

Business Facilities LiveXchange Keynote Panel: Growth Without Borders

Join our blue-ribbon panel as we explore the latest trends in foreign direct investment and exports, identifying the strongest FDI magnets and the best practices for expanding exports.

Business Facilities LiveXchange: Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs and Energy Costs

Addressing key issues related to maximizing the value of incentives in the negotiation process while simultaneously enhancing relationships with states and communities.

Business Facilities LiveXchange: The Impact of Global Logistics Strategies on Location Decisions

Formulating plans for facilities and the evolving role of the corporate supply chain manager and the impact on location strategy and decision-making.

Advanced Manufacturing Industry: Dynamic Advancements

Advanced manufacturing has come a long way, revolutionizing the processes used to build new products and introducing a bevy of innovative technologies, with a heavy emphasis on automation.

Texas: Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative Aims To Meet 21st Century Job Needs

Regional workforce and educational conclaves will make recommendations to ensure the Lone Star State is ready for new and expanding businesses.

March / April 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 2)

The Global Biotech Industry is the focus of Business Facilities' March/April 2016 issue, along with our annual Economic Development Awards. Plus, a look at the Aerospace Industry.

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