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FEATURE STORY: Rhode Island Is Big On The Future

Rhode Island State House (Photo: Thinkstock/Jupiterimages)

Rhode Island is marshalling all of its assets, including a burgeoning Knowledge District in the heart of Providence, to put the state in a prime position to meet the challenges of 21st century economic development. From the March/April 2012 issue




SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Chris Cummiskey, Commissioner Of The Georgia Department Of Economic Development

Chris Cummiskey, Commissioner Of The Georgia Department Of Economic Development

The Georgia Competitiveness Initiative outlines the needs of each of the state’s 12 regions and includes a set of comprehensive recommendations to shape an economic development strategy for the state to ensure the success of job creation and business growth in Georgia. From the January/February 2012 issue.


FIRST WORD: Bigger and Better

Jack Rogers, Editor in Chief, Business Facilities

The larger format will enable us to deliver our most comprehensive package of insightful features to date. We also will be introducing some new departments that will expand the scope of our coverage, while maintaining the level of expertise you have come to expect from a national publication that has been an industry leader for four decades. From the January/February 2012 issue.


BUSINESS REPORT: Washington – Aerospace Giant Aims Higher

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To ensure future success of its flourishing aerospace industry, Washington is focusing on new investments in training and a new statewide coalition aimed at competitiveness. From the January/February 2012 issue.


FEATURE STORY: 2011 STATE OF THE YEAR – Utah

Uintah Basin Applied Technology College

Befitting a state that is home to majestic snow-capped Rockies, Utah continues to scale new heights with an aggressive economic development strategy that has made the Beehive State a leader in a bevy of high-growth sectors. From the January/February 2012 issue.


INDUSTRY FOCUS: Ships, Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Port Freeport

The past four years have hit hard. And while the logistics industry is no exception, some sectors are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. From the January/February 2012 issue.


COVER STORY: 2011 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

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Kentucky has a century-long tradition of building cars, going back to the Model T. A new long-term partnership with Ford will bring a bonanza of jobs to the Louisville region as the Bluegrass State sets its sights on becoming the top U.S. automotive manufacturing center.


BUSINESS REPORT: Sunshine State Shines Light on Innovation

Florida's aviation and aerospace clusters.

Florida launched a number of major projects in 2011 that are helping to provide momentum for its innovative industry clusters and create higher-paying jobs. From the January/February 2012 issue.