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

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?

Indiana Corporate Moves

BERRY PLASTICS INVESTS $150 MILLION IN EVANSVILLE FACILITY Berry Plastics Corporation has announced plans to expand its Evansville, IN operations, creating 360 new jobs by...

Do You Need a Partner With Deep Pockets?

During a credit squeeze, joint ventures can be a viable means of bringing new capital investments to fruition, provided the site-selection process is well managed.

60 Seconds with William M. Sloan, of Counsel with the Law Firm Morrison &...

William Sloan is of counsel with the law firm Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco. He sits on the Climate Change Advisory Committee for...

Moving Targets

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Bridging the Digital Divide

Innovative communities, big and small, are connecting to the global marketplace.

A Bevy of New Business in the Bluegrass State

Gov. Steve Beshear's team has been outpacing the field with bold strides in economic development. From its traditional whiskey to advanced batteries and nanoneedles, Kentucky is racing ahead with an incredibly diverse blend of job-creating enterprises.

An Epicenter of Industry in Illinois

From the rolling hills of Southern Illinois, to the hustle and bustle of Chicago's Loop, the Land of Lincoln is a diverse state that offers businesses a wide array of options for locating or expanding.

Logistics Gets Lean, Mean and Green

These days you've got to choose a warehousing site that keeps your supply chain costs and your carbon footprint in check. Here are the locations that provide great transportation infrastructure and a business-friendly atmosphere.

San Antonio, Texas

Metro Spotlight

Mission, Texas

Metro Spotlight

Metro Spotlight: San Antonio, Texas

As the seventh largest city in the U.S., San Antonio offers a variety of reasons for businesses to consider expansion or relocation, including a thriving economy, reliable and affordable utilities, a qualified labor pool, a low cost of living and an excellent quality of life.

Virginia Corporate Moves

Linden Lab Taps Terremark for Critical IT Infrastructure of Virtual 3D Environment Terremark Worldwide, Inc., a leading global provider of managed IT infrastructure services, recently...

California Corporate Moves

Quallion Lithium Battery Plant Boosts Green Jobs Quallion has announced plans to expand its lithium ion battery manufacturing facilities in Sylmar, CA, creating hundreds of...

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

In the current economic environment, many projects are getting put on the back burner. Key players should be prepared to leverage this situation to their advantage.

60 Seconds with Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and President of U.S. Green Building Council

BF: Which U.S. areas would you identify as "LEED"ers in sustainable building? RF: Each region is different and has its own unique environmental priorities and needs....

Prepare To Surface

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Building Block for Growth

Many of the leading biotech players are "doubling down" on their investments in hard times, betting that the growth industries of the future are poised to emerge from their laboratories.

Bavaria: Idyllic, Iconic Germany

Luster, muster and clusters—the State of Bavaria has it all. A magical capital, an indefatigable work ethic and a sound economic development model ensure this German giant's overwhelming success.

Peaks and Valleys of Retail Stability

Business as usual: when one retailer fails another succeeds. In the current economy, sink or swim has become sink or float. And while not all looks bleak, regardless of marketing, product quality, and cost, less competition is one way retailers can keep from drowning.

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Featured Location Spotlight

Topeka, Kansas: Location Spotlight Of The Week

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: City of Cape Coral

In this episode of Today in America, football legend Terry Bradshaw provides an overview of Cape Coral, Florida--a big city with a small town feel.

Latest Blog Posts

Clif Bar Opens Sustainable Bakery In Idaho

The sustainability-focused facility in Twin Falls, ID uses biophilic design, a cutting-edge approach that connects people with nature and the well-being it provides.

Florida: To Space and Beyond

When people look up in Florida, they see more than just the sun shining. They see a bright future with a limitless horizon.

AutoZone Chooses Florida For New Distribution Facility

The auto parts retailer and distributer will invest $50M in Ocala, FL, creating 240 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.