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

60 Seconds with Rick Sievertsen, VP of Client Solutions, Advantage IQ

BF: When analyzing a company's expenditures, in which utility charges can Advantage IQ find the most significant savings opportunities?RS: Focus on the areas where...

Tennessee’s Trifecta

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Iowa’s Culver Battles Economic Downturn with a Surge of New Jobs

A $700-million infrastructure initiative, national leadership in IT services and wind-power manufacturing give the Hawkeye State plenty of reasons to be bullish about the future.

Growth Magnets

In hard times, economic development specialists have created unique and innovative incentive packages to help ease the financial burden on existing companies and make it attractive for new ones to locate to their states.

The World’s Most Deluxe Duchy

Luxembourg is at Western Europe's geographic core and has long been a major player in the surrounding market.

Aiming for the Cream of the Crop

A new governor's battle plan to energize a sluggish economy zeroes in on incentives that work and the growth of knowledge-based jobs in the Tarheel State.

Volatility Creates Opportunity For Innovation

Southern states, with lower business costs and a ready workforce, as well as a critical mass of suppliers, still rule in terms of foreign automotive investment.

Ohio Corporate Moves

Howard Hanna Moves Real Estate HQ to Cleveland Howard Hanna Real Estate will move the regional headquarters of its 21-county operation in Ohio from Seven...

Tennessee Corporate Moves

Hemlock Semiconductor to Build $2.5 Billion Plant in ClarksvilleThe Hemlock Semiconductor Group will invest up to $2.5 billion to locate a polycrystalline silicon (polysilicon)...

When You are Heading for a Different Time Zone

Zoning, mineral rights and water rights move to the forefront in a regional relocation.

60 Seconds with Steve McKenna, Allied Van Lines, Vice President of Pricing and Contracts

BF: What economic advantages does Texas offer that have kept the state atop Allied's relocation destination list for the last four years?SM: Texas is...

On the Front Lines

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

2008 Economic Deal of the Year Awards: Gold

Gold Award: Infrastructure, Education and Quality of Life Convince Rolls-Royce To Deliver a Jet-Powered Boost for Growth in Virginia

2008 Economic Deal of the Year Awards: Silver

Silver Award: Tennessee Snares the Big Prize: Volkswagon's $1-billion Assembly Plant

2008 Economic Deal of the Year Awards: Bronze

Bronze Award: $2-billion Uranium Processing Plant Will Fuel Enrichment of Eastern Idaho's Economy

State of the Year Award: Michigan

The dovetailing of 10,000 new jobs and nearly $14 billion in corporate investment leads to a blowout victory for Michigan, our 2008 State of the Year.

Occupying a New Space in a Changing Real Estate Industry

The inside story of the $613 million merger of Jones Lang LaSalle and Staubach.

Supply Chain Priorities

When it comes to choosing a new location for your next distribution center, creating a strategic distribution network plan is a first priority to address today's logistics challenges.

Metro Spotlight: Greenville/Spartanburg, SC

The city of Greenville, SC is cut from a different cloth.

North Carolina Corporate Moves

FedEx Ground to Build Package Sorting Hub in Guilford County FedEx Ground will build a new southeast sort facility in Guilford County, NC. FedEx has...

Illinois: International Reach From America’s Heartland

The Land of Lincoln is now the fifth-largest exporting state in the U.S., shipping more than $48.73 billion worth of goods.

Don’t Miss Out on Mississippi

From metropolitan hubs to pastoral landscapes, Mississippi offers a broad range of business locations without losing its charming Southern spirit.

Getting the Most Out of Location Scouting

It is important to think strategically when planning to visit potential sites for a new plant.

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Featured Location Spotlight

Hoosier Energy: Location Spotlight Of The Week

The Hoosier Energy Power Network’s Economic Development team is dedicated to providing valuable site selection information and assistance to companies considering a relocation or expansion in Indiana or Illinois.

Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: Zibo, A City of Charm, Suitable for Both Residence and Business

Zibo is listed as one of China's Top 50 Cities in Competitive Strength year after year since 1992. In 2015, Zibo ranked 40th in China's Top 100 Cities of Comprehensive Strength and 35th in Forbes' Best Commercial City in Mainland China.

Surveys & Research

Top 10 Tech Trends For 2017

Top 10 Tech Trends For 2017 The technology sector is still the United States’ leading industry for real estate expansion and employment growth, according to JLL.

Corporate Expansion Projections Highest Since Early 2015

Buoyed by higher profit growth expectations, business executives are predicting an increase in corporate expansion for the coming year, according to the third quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey.

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.