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Metro Spotlight: Phoenix, Arizona

City of the Future Strategically positioned in the Southwest, the Greater Phoenix area is one of 10 U.S. markets projected to experience 85% of the...

60 Seconds with Kathleen Ellis, Senior VP, Chubb & Son

Kathleen Ellis, senior Vice President of Chubb & Son, also is the firm’s Multinational Risk Group manager of Global Accounts. BF: Why is it riskier...

Rhapsody in Rochester

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Editors’ Location Picks 2008

These gems didn't just catch our eye with a quick flash. Their consistent economic development sparkle earned them front-and-center display in our annual showcase.

More Than Just Hot Air

Iowa is rapidly staking its claim as the number one wind-turbine manufacturing hub in the nation.

Germany: Europe’s Economic Juggernaut

World-famous for its expertise in automotive manufacturing and brewing beer, modern Germany also has established itself as a media magnet, an IT hub, and a finance center.

Up, Up, and Away in North Carolina

North Carolina's aerospace and aviation industry is flying high as it attracts high-caliber companies and creates well-paying jobs.

South Carolina Extends Its Global Reach

The Palmetto State's Department of Commerce is casting lines into international waters in an attempt to reel in foreign traders.

California: Boundless Business on the West Coast

With a bevy of financial incentives, acres of available land, and an assortment of creative thinkers, California is home to one of the largest state economies in the nation. Lucrative business deals await, and it's not too late to take part in this modern-day gold rush.

Bioscience: Building Block for Growth

The biotechnology and pharmaceuticals sectors have become engines for economic development across the country.

Metro Spotlight: Greensburg/Decatur, Indiana

A Location With Everything Going For It Uniquely situated along 1-74 between Indianapolis and Cincinnati, Greensburg/Decatur County has proven itself to be a great place...

Metro Spotlight: Spokane, Washington

Spokane: An Unspoken Success Story of the West Located on the eastern side of Washington state, 18 miles west of Idaho and 100 miles...

Mississippi Corporate Moves

 Toyoda Gosei Set to Build in Batesville In March, Toyoda Gosei North American Group announced plans to build a new automotive parts manufacturing plant in...

Tennessee Corporate Moves

 Chattanooga Gets a $1-Billion Windfall from Volkswagon Tennessee scored its largest economic development coup in more than a decade when Volkswagon Group of America announced...

West Virginia Corporate Moves

 First Major U.S. Coal-to-Liquids Plant to be Built in Benwood The nation's first modern coal-to-liquids plant will be built in the Marshall County Industrial Park...

Know When To Hold ‘Em

When a project gets put on the shelf, key players shouldn't put themselves on hold. They should be ready to leverage the situation to their advantage.

60 Seconds with P.S. Reilly, President and CEO of the Athena Institute

P.S. Reilly is the president and CEO of the Athena Institute, a Washington-based consulting firm for organizations seeking clean and sustainable solutions.BF: What initial...

Motown South

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Economic Development 2.0

E-cities. Cyber communities. Broadband economies. Byte by byte, digital infrastructures are being built all around us, and visions of the future are becoming reality.

Building an Economic Force on the Great Plains

Governor Dave Heineman takes a hands-on approach to economic development as the biggest booster for the Nebraska Advantage.

Financial Centers: Critical Mass is Key

With so many new financial centers emerging in secondary cities around the U.S., where will your new location be?

Everything’s Big in Texas

With an economy growing three times faster than the national average, Texas may be the state for your next big move.

Aerospace: What You Need To Fly High

Aerospace sales growth broke records for the fourth year in a row. Here's where to go to plan for your next expansion.

Florida Corporate Moves

Piper Aircraft Decides to Stay and Expand in Vero BeachA highly competitive, two-year site selection process ended favorably for Florida when Piper Aircraft announced...

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Featured Location Spotlight

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.

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.