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

Building Block for Growth

Many of the leading biotech players are "doubling down" on their investments in hard times, betting that the growth industries of the future are poised to emerge from their laboratories.

Bavaria: Idyllic, Iconic Germany

Luster, muster and clusters—the State of Bavaria has it all. A magical capital, an indefatigable work ethic and a sound economic development model ensure this German giant's overwhelming success.

Peaks and Valleys of Retail Stability

Business as usual: when one retailer fails another succeeds. In the current economy, sink or swim has become sink or float. And while not all looks bleak, regardless of marketing, product quality, and cost, less competition is one way retailers can keep from drowning.

Southern Idaho

Metro Spotlight

Jersey City, NJ

Metro Spotlight

Trade Surplus in the Sunshine State

Florida’s total merchandise trade exceeded $130 billion in 2008, a 13.7% increase over the previous year.

The Carolinas Are Ready for Your Business

If you are looking for skilled labor, shovel-ready sites, and robust ports, these two southeastern powerhouses have it all.

Ohio Corporate Moves

Better Built Snares Two Projects from Army Corp Better Built Construction, based in Middletown, OH, has garnered two major defense contracts in the past four...

Mississippi Corporate Moves

Advanced Manufacturing Flocks to Mississippi Mississippi is becoming a magnet for companies specializing in advanced manufacturing techniques that also are seeking centralized logistics operations. With...

Considerations for Back-Office Consolidation

Combining back-office or service center operations may be an attractive way to reduce costs, but a number of key factors must be weighed before picking a location.

60 Seconds with Alex Brigham, Executive Director, Ethisphere Institute

BF: What factors or qualities are considered paramount for the Ethisphere Institute to designate a company as ethical? AB: More than 70 criteria make up...

Viral Growth

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Building A Greener Economy

In the midst of a deep recession, sustainable development, green building, smart growth and alternative energy move to the top of the priorities list.

Economic Lessons In Hessen

My recent jaunt through central Germany featured high-profile interviews with economic ministers, financial experts, and corporate executives...and some local apfelwein.

The Real State of Commercial Real Estate

In our fifth annual top executive interview, Ross Moore, executive vice president at Colliers International, answers some tough questions about one of the nation's hardest-hit markets: commercial real estate.

A New York State of Mind

The Empire State still has "the economy that never sleeps", a powerful global hub of commerce, finance, culture and entertainment.

Aging Population Spurs Demand For Medical Plastics

As the need for home healthcare continues to increase for the baby boom population, the plastics and medical device industry meets this challenge with expanded growth and new products.

Michigan is Still in Motion

The automotive industry may have hit a stop sign, but Gov. Jennifer Granholm's aggressive strategy is maintaining forward momentum in the crown of the Great Lakes. From motion pictures to nanotechnology, the Wolverine State is in the hunt for new jobs.

Georgia Corporate Moves

GreenTech Manufacturing Digs Deep in Douglas In March, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue announced that an environmentally friendly manufacturer of construction products, GreenTech Manufacturing, plans to...

California Corporate Moves

Moving Toward a Better Place Palo Alto-based startup company, Better Place, aims to bring an electric-car infrastructure system to the Bay Area. Its business model...

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Featured Location Videos

Tennessee Brings Home Top Honors for Economic Development

The Tennessee business climate is one of a kind. The New York Times listed Nashville as the #15 place to visit and Pollstar ranked Bridgestone Arena 6th in the country and 21st in the world when it comes to arena ticket sales.

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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.

ADP To Create 1,600 Jobs In Orlando Region

The new office will create up to 1,600 new jobs within the next five years and result in a capital investment of $28 million.

Eurotranciatura USA Expanding In Tennessee

The steel company will create more than 170 new jobs and invest $12.6 million to expand its advanced manufacturing operations in Paris, TN.

Surveys & Research

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.

Lack Of Skilled Talent A Threat To Meeting Business Goals

Sixty-seven percent of companies are more concerned about employee turnover than they were last year, according to a new survey by Randstad US.