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

Hot Logistics Locales

Supply chains now have global reach, and product flow often is measured in weeks rather than days. The contingencies of logistics and DC networks have changed dramatically.

Business-Minded, Fun-Filled Virginia

Virginia is a place where, when a productive workday ends, business professionals trade their power suits for swimsuits and their dress shoes for tennis sneakers.

Hollywood Down in the Bayou

The Shreveport-Bossier area has become a big hit with the film industry thanks to attractive incentives, the right infrastructure, and good old fashioned Southern hospitality.

Austin, Texas – Metro Spotlight

The Green Heart of Central Texas Nestled in the center of Texas, the Greater Austin metropolitan area, comprised of 11 cities in five counties,...

Las Cruces, New Mexico Metro Spotlight

New Mexico BorderPlex—ROCKET-POWERED DEVELOPMENTCITY OF LAS CRUCES • Type of Government: City Manager,   City Council• Councilors/Commissioners: 6   Elected by district• Leadership: Mayor, Elected...

Alabama Corporate Moves

 Federal Agency Brings Thousands of Jobs to Huntsville The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) recently broke ground in Huntsville, AL on its Von Braun III...

Covering All the Bases

This month, the Expert explains why environmental assessments and conveyance strategies are key to locating on a former military site.

60 Seconds with Stuart MacKay, President of MMK Consulting

Stuart MacKay, president of MMK Consulting, is the founder and co-author of Competitive Alternatives, KPMG's Guide to International Business Location. Before 2001, MacKay worked...

Green Is Gold

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Economic Development in a Flash

How Micron and Intel's Joint Venture Became Utah's Largest Business Investment

Economic Awakening in the Mohawk Valley

The transformation of Griffiss Air Force Base into a thriving business and technology park

Retail Set to Ride Out A Recession

Despite a shaky economic outlook, the U.S. retail industry relies on its chain stores, online sales, and shopaholics to reinforce its big business status.

The UK’s Most Lucrative Locations, Pound for Pound

Bolstered by its powerful currency, the UK offers a sterling business climate, but savvy U.S. companies are sidestepping the expenses of London for cheaper locations.

South Carolina: A Sweet Spot in the Southeast

Several new developments in South Carolina are helping to advance the state's economy.

Florida: A Ripe Climate for Innovation

The Sunshine State, famous for its beaches and orange groves, has become a center of development for several emerging industries, and a biotechnology leader.

Endless Opportunities in North Carolina

North Carolina presents a wealth of opportunities for all types of businesses.

Innovating Big in Rhode Island

The nation's smallest state has been working hard to nurture technology breakthroughs with several ambitious economic development programs.

Where Call Centers Call Home

While specific sectors of the call center industry fluctuate, the industry as a whole continues to boom throughout the United States.

New Jersey Corporate Moves

Novo Opts to Grow in the Garden State In March, health care company Novo Nordisk announced plans to expand its U.S. headquarters in Princeton,...

Alexandria, Louisiana

Crossroads of Development in "Cenla"

Massachusetts Corporate Moves

Success for Socaplast and Solutia in Springfield Socaplast, an international recycling business based in Belgium, recently teamed with Massachusetts’ Solutia, Inc. to create its new...

Inside LiveXchange

This month, Ed Andrews, principal consultant, Workforce Development Division, ACT, Inc. writes about his experience presenting at 2007 LiveXchange.

60 Seconds with Michael P. Hickey, President of Hickey & Associates

Michael P. Hickey is the founder and president of Hickey & Associates, a consulting company headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, with four regional offices throughout...

All Systems Are Go

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

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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.