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

Businesses on the Move

In our fourth annual top executive interview, KPMG's relocation and expansion expert, Hartley Powell, reveals site selection trends and the truth about financial incentives.

How to Choose the Right Commercial Real Estate Broker

When undertaking an expansion or relocation project, where you decide to locate and the facility you choose to locate in will have a tremendous impact on your company's bottom line. With that in mind, finding the right commercial real estate broker for your next project is critical to your company's success.

If You Build It, They Will Come

After Toyota announced it would locate a plant in Mississippi, suppliers have been quick to follow suit ... and the suppliers' suppliers aren't far behind.

Key Kansas Industries Get a Boost

The labor pool for the aviation, healthcare, and advanced materials industries in South Central Kansas will soon benefit from the federal WIRED initiative.

Missouri Downtowns Dare to DREAM

A statewide initiative is revitalizing the downtown areas of 20 communities throughout Missouri, with more recipients to be announced later this year.

Economic Transformation in the Islands

The Caribbean island nations of Barbados and Jamaica are in the midst of transitioning their economies to rely on higher-value activities.

Growing in the Sun

The fastest-growing workforce in the nation also happens to be one of the best-trained and best-educated, helping to make Arizona a first-tier choice for expanding companies.

A Tale of Two Industries

The convergence of two weighty North American industries—plastics and medical devices—has facilitated numerous healthcare advances. We bring you a sampling of locations that are helping these industries prosper.

Diversity: A New York State of Mind

From medical centers to ethanol plants and agribusiness to high technology, New York offers a fertile empire where various industries grow alongside each other.

Nebraska Corporate Moves

Catalog Retailer Doubles CapacityOne of the most prominent recent corporate expansions in Nebraska is Oriental Trading Company, Inc.’s (OTC) new 737,000-square-foot fulfillment center in...

Ohio Corporate Moves

Cleveland’s Teamwork Wins Over ViewRay In February, ViewRay Incorporated, a medical device manufacturer, announced that it will move its headquarters from Gainesville, FL to Cleveland,...

Straight From the Horse’s Mouth

This month, the Expert explains why existing industry interviews are a necessary component of labor market analysis.

60 Seconds with Mark O’Connell, CEO of OCO Global

Mark O'Connell is the CEO of OCO Global, a consulting firm he founded in 2001 that specializes in international investment and trade. O’Connell also...

A First and Final Word

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Outside the Biotechnology Clusters

Every year, more locations promote themselves as hot spots for biotechnology. Do any of them have the potential to become the next San Diego or Boston? Business Facilities has uncovered a few areas showing promise.

Location is Key to your Bottom Line

While there are many factors that impact the financial structure of a relocation/expansion project, location is always a foremost consideration.

Luxembourg: Europe’s Center for Goods, Real and Virtual

Surrounded by France, Belgium, and Germany, the small nation of Luxembourg has built a first-class reputation for logistics and information technology in Europe.

South Carolina Corporate Moves

DuPont Dips $500 Million into Cooper RiverIn December, DuPont announced its Cooper River plant, located 30 miles north of Charleston, SC, will receive a...

Road Projects to Accelerate Michigan’s Economy

Thanks to an initiative proposed by the governor during her State of the State address, several road projects will start early, bringing thousands of jobs to Michigan.

Illinois Corporate Moves

Canadian Company Opens U.S. Headquarters Imperial Manufacturing Group, a Canada-based maker of equipment for the heating, air conditioning, ventilation and building products industries, officially opened...

Louisiana Upgrades Important Port

The Port of South Louisiana on the Mississippi River is a global shipping center and a cornerstone of the state's economy. With its planned enhancements, it can only get better.

Global Biotech Competition Heats Up

Policymakers and economic development agencies are focusing intently on the biotechnology sector as an engine for economic growth as the race to secure these companies grows more intense.

New Incentives for New Hampshire

Two new incentives—one revived from the dead, the other still unborn—show promise for helping New Hampshire compete in a challenging economy.

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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.