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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 senior economic developers from across North America; attend seminars, workshops, and think tanks led by experts in the field of relocation and expansion; and network with other corporate executives faced with the same corporate growth challenges. This month, we preview the expansion of LiveXchange into an international venue and the launch of Commercial Property Navigator LiveXchange, aimed at the real estate services sector.

60 Seconds with Dr. Horst Domdey, Managing Director, BioM-Munich Biotech Cluster

BF: How does Munich rank in Germany, and also within Europe, as a competitive location for biotech companies? HD: In the past 10 to 15...

Building a Greener Economy

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Deciphering High Tech’s Hype

A moneymaking matrix of innovation and investment, high technology encompasses a dizzying series of subsectors. Here, we aim to demystify this enigmatic industry while introducing some emerging markets and distinguishing the well-established hubs.

The Lone Star State Shines Bright in a Dark Economy

State-by-state comparisons still put Texas at the top of the list in employment and growth indicators.

Pennsylvania is Holding its Own

An aggressive state economic stimulus program, lower cost of living, and a strong university system boost the Keystone State.

Biotech is Still Booming

Rapid growth continues in this seemingly recession-proof industry, spurring regions to keep creating innovative initiatives and incentives.

Findlay, Ohio

As the fastest growing city in northwest Ohio, the City of Findlay embodies the concept of a micropolitan community.

Florida Corporate Moves

World's Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Facility to be Built in Highlands County Highlands County, FL, soon will be home to the world's largest facility to make...

Tennessee Corporate Moves

German Chemical Giant to Build $1-Billion Polysilicon Plant in Tennessee Wacker Chemie AG, the Munich-based chemical company, has announced plans to build a $1-billion polysilicon...

Picking Incentives by Monetary Value

When comparing incentives offered by two competing locations in different states, it is important to assess the actual value of the packages that are on the table.

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 Clarksville The Hemlock Semiconductor Group will invest up to $2.5 billion to locate a polycrystalline silicon (polysilicon)...

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Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: Sundance 2014 – Reconstructing Utah

"What if you woke up tomorrow and everything you'd come to know about Utah was gone?" Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert rallies a team of business and community leaders to highlight what makes Utah a top state for business. Enjoy this fast, fun movie trailer for "Reconstructing Utah!"

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Gap, Inc. Expanding Gallatin, TN Distribution Facility

The global retailer will invest $35 million, create more than 100 new jobs in Middle Tennessee over next five years.

Italian Paper Company Breaks Ground In Ohio

Sofidel Group’s new $300 million integrated paper mill is expected to bring 300 jobs to Circleville, OH.

Cape Coral Economic Development Office: Location Spotlight of the Week

As the 10th largest city in Florida and the largest city in Southwest Florida, Cape Coral is an ideal location for relocating businesses due to its large, talented and available workforce.

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.

London, New York Top Global Cities 2016

A.T. Kearney’s Global Cities 2016 can help businesses make key investment decisions such as where to place regional and global headquarters, as well as manufacturing and research hubs.

Chinese Real Estate Investment Plays Growing Role In U.S. Economy

Chinese investment in U.S. real estate has grown dramatically since 2010, according to a new report by Asia Society and Rosen Consulting Group.