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Ohio Corporate Moves

Amylin Pharmaceuticals Plant Nears Completion in West Chester, OH Amylin Pharmaceuticals is nearing completion on a $400 million manufacturing facility in West Chester, OH that...

Inside LiveXchange

Business Facilities LiveXchange is an invitation-only event for corporate executives responsible for choosing a new location for their companies’ next facility. Delegates meet with...

60 Seconds with Bruce A. Kellogg, Chairman, OSCRE Americas, and Senior Vice President, Industry...

The Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE Americas) is preparing to merge with PISCES Ltd to form OSCRE International. Bruce Kellogg, chair of...

Let’s Have a Good, Clean Fight

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Business Facilities 2009 State Rankings

This year’s annual Rankings Report arrives as every state in the nation is struggling with the worst economic calamity since the Great Depression. The...

2009 Metro Rankings

The economic squeeze has intensified the competition between localities at all levels. Here we give our annual assessment of the best of the best--the cities, towns and MSAs which have executed the most successful strategies and deserve to take a bow as our rankings leaders.

TEXAS: Deep in the Heart of Business

The Lone Star State is committed to doing whatever it takes to keep Texas wide open for investment and development.

Louisiana’s Business Lure

Rich in energy resources, Louisiana is adding new high-tech and research sectors to a traditional manufacturing, oil and gas production base.

Biotech Comes of Age

Innovative incentives and regional initiatives keep U.S. biotech at the forefront of global product sales and new biotech discoveries.

Village of Wheeling, IL

Metro Spotlight

New York Corporate Moves

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Building $4.2-Billion Microchip Plant in Malta, NY Luther Forest Technology Campus Economic Development Corporation (LFTC) and GLOBALFOUNDRIES held their official groundbreaking last month in...

A Three-Tier Approach to Labor

Figuring out how to compare locations based on their workforce is tough. This month, The Expert guides us through the process.

60 Seconds with Rob McClintock, Director of Research of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Rob McClintock is Director of Research of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and state liaison for the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, a $50-million...

Metro Spotlight

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

2009 Business Facilities Rankings Report

The ongoing economic downturn is putting every state to the test, intensifying the competition for a dwindling number of new projects and development initiatives. Our annual look at the top-ranked localities reveals those that are thriving as well as surviving.

Pennsylvania is Turning Brownfields into Green Investments

Governor Edward Rendell is using creative initiatives and incentives to attract green energy companies and clean up brownfields, increasing investment and new jobs.

New York, Much Bigger than the Big Apple

From the hustle and bustle of New York City to the rich and diverse regions that span the state, New York is an attractive location for new and emerging businesses.

New England Corporate Moves

MASCOMA OPENING HEADQUARTERS Mascoma Corporation is moving the company’s corporate headquarters from Boston into a new research laboratory and office building in Lebanon, NH. Construction...

Inland Empire, California

Metro Spotlight

LOCATIONS FOR THE AEROSPACE/DEFENSE INDUSTRY: Stability With High Hopes

An industry that innovates oftentimes accelerates change. Aerospace may soar steadily, but can it help get the economy off the ground?

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Ohio Electric Cooperatives: Location Spotlight Of The Week

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Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: Business is Better in Lubbock, TX

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Latest Blog Posts

MillerCoors Investing $60M In Virginia

The beverage company will expand its Shenandoah brewery in Rockingham County, VA creating 27 new jobs.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Michelle Brown, Choose New Jersey, Inc.

Michelle Brown, President and CEO, Choose New Jersey, Inc. discusses incubators, innovation zones, STEM education, incentives and the Garden State in a post-Panamax world.

Ken’s Foods Growing In Lebanon, IN

The national foods producer is setting up a new $90.5M manufacturing and distribution center in Lebanon, IN, creating 150 new jobs.

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.