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

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)...

When You are Heading for a Different Time Zone

Zoning, mineral rights and water rights move to the forefront in a regional relocation.

60 Seconds with Steve McKenna, Allied Van Lines, Vice President of Pricing and Contracts

BF: What economic advantages does Texas offer that have kept the state atop Allied's relocation destination list for the last four years? SM: Texas is...

On the Front Lines

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

2008 Economic Deal of the Year Awards: Gold

Gold Award: Infrastructure, Education and Quality of Life Convince Rolls-Royce To Deliver a Jet-Powered Boost for Growth in Virginia

2008 Economic Deal of the Year Awards: Silver

Silver Award: Tennessee Snares the Big Prize: Volkswagon's $1-billion Assembly Plant

2008 Economic Deal of the Year Awards: Bronze

Bronze Award: $2-billion Uranium Processing Plant Will Fuel Enrichment of Eastern Idaho's Economy

State of the Year Award: Michigan

The dovetailing of 10,000 new jobs and nearly $14 billion in corporate investment leads to a blowout victory for Michigan, our 2008 State of the Year.

Occupying a New Space in a Changing Real Estate Industry

The inside story of the $613 million merger of Jones Lang LaSalle and Staubach.

Supply Chain Priorities

When it comes to choosing a new location for your next distribution center, creating a strategic distribution network plan is a first priority to address today's logistics challenges.

Metro Spotlight: Greenville/Spartanburg, SC

The city of Greenville, SC is cut from a different cloth.

Illinois: International Reach From America’s Heartland

The Land of Lincoln is now the fifth-largest exporting state in the U.S., shipping more than $48.73 billion worth of goods.

Don’t Miss Out on Mississippi

From metropolitan hubs to pastoral landscapes, Mississippi offers a broad range of business locations without losing its charming Southern spirit.

North Carolina Corporate Moves

FedEx Ground to Build Package Sorting Hub in Guilford County FedEx Ground will build a new southeast sort facility in Guilford County, NC. FedEx has...

Getting the Most Out of Location Scouting

It is important to think strategically when planning to visit potential sites for a new plant.

60 Seconds with Phil Alvarez, President, RCN Metro Optical Networks

Felipe "Phil" Alvarez is president of RCN Metro Optical Networks, where he is responsible for all aspects of the business unit. Alvarez has more...

Best of the Best

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Prime Location: Kodak Develops a Megasite in Upstate New York

Eastman Business Park offers existing facilities, onsite power and water supplies, and 300 acres of undeveloped property for sale or lease.

Anatomy of a Deal: Studley Finds a New Space for MySpace

An inside look at how a leading broker found the perfect site in Los Angeles for Fox's burgeoning Interactive Media unit.

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Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: Brampton’s Strongest Performing Sectors

The City of Brampton is a competitive location for new business investment from North America and other international markets. Watch for sector details.

Latest Blog Posts

Lowe’s Chooses Tennessee For New Fulfillment Center

The home improvement company plans to invest $100M and create approximately 600 jobs at a new direct fulfillment center in Robertson County, TN.

Amazon Will Create 5,000 Full-Time Jobs In Pennsylvania

Over the next three years, the company will invest at least $150 million in new fulfillment and distribution operations located across the commonwealth.

Alabama: Generating Growth From The Ground Up

Consumer trends are creating a groundswell for locally sourced foods, creating new opportunities for Alabama’s farmers to bring their products to market.

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.