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LOCATION FOCUS: Facets of Florida

The Sunshine State’s weather and population may be hot and diverse, but so is its opportunity for business. From the July/August 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: California Is Preparing For The Future

California governor signs SB 1029 authorizing the first leg of construction for the state’s improved transportation system. From the July/August 2012 issue

INTERNATIONAL REPORT: Nexus of Industrial Development Across Mexico

Amistad Industrial Developers has played a central role in bringing to fruition projects that have created 15 million square feet of industrial space for more than 100 global players. From the July/August issue

LOCATION FOCUS: Ontario is Green, Growing, and Diversifying

With a strong Canadian dollar and a weaker U.S. market putting a crimp in exports, Ontario is moving quickly to diversify its economic base. From the July/August 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Virginia’s High-Tech Economy Keeps Growing

A well-rounded location choice for business in general, the Old Dominion offers a competitive edge for new and expanding companies looking for technological advantages. From the July/August 2012 issue

LOCATION FOCUS: Things are Heating Up in the Hoosier State

Be it a business Goliath or an entrepreneurial David, Indiana is willing to listen and take action to make sure that every economic opportunity is realized. From the July/August 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Nissan North America Expanding in Canton, MS

The Japanese auto giant is planning to produce Nissan Sentra compacts at its Mississippi plant, creating 1,000 new jobs and bringing total employment in Canton up to 4,500. From the July/August 2012 issue

INDUSTRY FOCUS: The Process of Food

From taste to cost—and from farms to refrigerators—the food processing industry has several back-end considerations that need to be addressed before anything tasty winds up on your plate. From the July/August 2012 issue

FEATURE STORY: Nothing Matters More Than Talent

Unemployment rates are staggering, but what’s even more astounding is that there are thousands of jobs across the U.S. going unfilled due to a shortage of skilled workers. Workforce development training programs are now Job One. From the July/August 2012 issue

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Richard Fisher, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Dallas Fed Chief Richard Fisher recently appeared in state videos discussing why Texas is outperforming other states in a sluggish economy. From the July/August 2012 issue

FIRST WORD: The Best (Not the Rest)

We congratulate all of the top-ranked locations in the 8th Annual Business Facilities Ranking Report. We invite readers to find out about these accomplishments and recognize the winners. From the July/August 2012 issue

BF Rankings Report: LA, VA Tops in Economic Growth Potential

The Bayou State surges to the top of our annual assessment of Economic Growth Potential, edging out last year's number one, Virginia.

Tennessee Repeats as BF’s U.S. Automotive King

For the third consecutive year, the Volunteer State has topped our annual assessment of Automotive Manufacturing Strength, followed by a fast-rising Kentucky.

INTERNATIONAL REPORT: GERMANY & BELGIUM

Restarting the Engine for European Growth

COVER STORY: Building A Biotech Bonanza

The global financial contraction put a squeeze on seed money for biotech startups, forcing locations to build their biotech future the old-fashioned way: with long-term planning and a comprehensive strategy for growth. From the May/June 2012 issue.
Stephen Moret, Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Stephen Moret, Secretary Lousiana Economic Development

Airbus is putting its North American manufacturing hub in Mobile. We asked AL DOC chief Greg Canfield about the impact on the state’s growing aerospace industry. From the May/June 2012 issue

FIRST WORD: Great Expectations

The biotech playing field is leveling, Europe is in crisis and the data center industry is growing by gigabytes. Go figure. From the May/June 2012 issue

May/June 2012 Issue (Volume 45, Number 3)

It turns out the biotech playing field is leveling, Europe is in crisis and the data center industry is growing by gigabytes. From the May/June 2012 issue.
Built on the rubber and tire industry, Greater Akron is expanding its economic base to include investment in medical devices, polymers and liquid crystal applications.

SPECIAL REPORT: Northeast Ohio – Region on The Rise

Northeast Ohio, a traditional leader in manufacturing, is quickly transitioning to the 21st century knowledge economy. A key advantage is access to markets—the region is within a 500-mile radius of 41 percent of all U.S. households. From the May/June 2012 issue
West Virgina Governor Earl Ray Tomblin

BUSINESS REPORT: West Virginia Is Open For Business

Several major automotive initiatives are keeping jobs rolling into the Mountain State. From the May/June 2012 issue

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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.