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

Cambridge, Minnesota

Metro Spotlight

The Politics of Site Selection

Coherency and cooperation among political entities can help move a location to the forefront of the selection process.

60 Seconds with Andy Shapiro, Managing Director, Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Co.

In a tough economy, some are questioning the use of tax incentives to convince businesses to relocate. Andy Shapiro, Managing Director of Biggins Lacy...

Green Giants

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

State of the Year: Tennessee

Tennessee has been named the winner of Business Facilities’ third annual State of the Year Award.

The Roaring 2010s

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Editors’ Location Picks

In a tough year, we were tempted to use "survival of the fittest" as the criteria for our annual location showcase. However, this year's selections not only are surviving—they're thriving!

Medical Plastics: Getting Bigger As Boomers Get Older

The need for medical plastics continues to grow despite the economic downturn as there is greater demand for life-saving and quality of life products to meet the needs of our aging population.

Gateways to 21st Century Business and Industry Solutions

U.S. ports and foreign trade zones are poised to play a huge role in economic recovery, forming a vital interface between the nation and the world.

Michigan Corporate Moves

Michigan Gets $1.35 Billion from DOE for Advanced Battery Development Vice President Joe Biden recently announced that 12 Michigan projects have been awarded...

Mississippi Corporate Moves

ATK Expanding Iuka Plant To Make Aero CompositesAlliant Techsystems, Inc. (ATK) is expanding its Iuka, MS facility to manufacture composite structures for next-generation commercial...

Kansas is Riding an Economic Head Wind

From bioscience to alternative energy, a bevy of emerging growth sectors have discovered "there's no place like home" in the Sunflower State.

Picking a Shovel-Ready Location

If “time-to-market” is increasing your company's sensitivity to site readiness issues, you will need to evaluate criteria used in site certification offerings.

60 Seconds with Mario Brossi, North American Senior Representative, Switzerland Trade and Investment Promotion

Switzerland has surpassed the U.S. as the top-ranked country in the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Competitiveness survey. Mario Brossi, who has dual Swiss...

Cream of the Crop

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Global Challenge: A Clean, Green High-Tech Future

There is a fierce competition overseas for a better future through innovation. In our 15th annual Global Issue, we take a look at some of the leaders.

California, a Chameleon that Stands Out

The Golden State has a proven ability to adapt. The difference is that California tends to change before its background, causing the state to stand out and lead rather than follow unnoticed.

Ardmore, Oklahoma

Metro Spotlight

Supply Chain Strategies for Success

An optimal distribution network is intelligently designed to minimize costs by providing the right goods, in the right quantity, at the right place, and at right time.

Texas Corporate Moves

Toyota Moving Tacoma Truck Production to San Antonio Toyota Motor Corp. has announced that it will relocate production of the Tacoma pickup from a plant...

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Featured Location Spotlight

Topeka, Kansas: Location Spotlight Of The Week

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: Mars Chocolate Topeka Candy Production Plant Officially Opens

Mars Chocolate North America officially opened the doors of a new, state-of-the-art, roughly 500,000-square-foot candy production facility in Topeka, Kansas.

Latest Blog Posts

AutoZone Chooses Florida For New Distribution Facility

The auto parts retailer and distributer will invest $50M in Ocala, FL, creating 240 jobs.

Prescient Bringing 205 Jobs To North Carolina

The construction industry innovator will invest nearly $19 million in a new East Coast operations center in Alamance County, NC.

Software Technology Company Moves To Downtown Reno

Female-Founded CAEK, Inc. was drawn to Reno, NV because of its strong sense of community and access to diverse talent pools.

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.