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

Deciphering High Tech’s Hype

A moneymaking matrix of innovation and investment, high technology encompasses a dizzying series of subsectors. Here, we aim to demystify this enigmatic industry while introducing some emerging markets and distinguishing the well-established hubs.

The Lone Star State Shines Bright in a Dark Economy

State-by-state comparisons still put Texas at the top of the list in employment and growth indicators.

Pennsylvania is Holding its Own

An aggressive state economic stimulus program, lower cost of living, and a strong university system boost the Keystone State.

Biotech is Still Booming

Rapid growth continues in this seemingly recession-proof industry, spurring regions to keep creating innovative initiatives and incentives.

Findlay, Ohio

As the fastest growing city in northwest Ohio, the City of Findlay embodies the concept of a micropolitan community.

Florida Corporate Moves

World's Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Facility to be Built in Highlands County Highlands County, FL, soon will be home to the world's largest facility to make...

Tennessee Corporate Moves

German Chemical Giant to Build $1-Billion Polysilicon Plant in Tennessee Wacker Chemie AG, the Munich-based chemical company, has announced plans to build a $1-billion polysilicon...

Picking Incentives by Monetary Value

When comparing incentives offered by two competing locations in different states, it is important to assess the actual value of the packages that are on the table.

60 Seconds with Rick Sievertsen, VP of Client Solutions, Advantage IQ

BF: When analyzing a company's expenditures, in which utility charges can Advantage IQ find the most significant savings opportunities? RS: Focus on the areas where...

Tennessee’s Trifecta

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Iowa’s Culver Battles Economic Downturn with a Surge of New Jobs

A $700-million infrastructure initiative, national leadership in IT services and wind-power manufacturing give the Hawkeye State plenty of reasons to be bullish about the future.

Growth Magnets

In hard times, economic development specialists have created unique and innovative incentive packages to help ease the financial burden on existing companies and make it attractive for new ones to locate to their states.

The World’s Most Deluxe Duchy

Luxembourg is at Western Europe's geographic core and has long been a major player in the surrounding market.

Aiming for the Cream of the Crop

A new governor's battle plan to energize a sluggish economy zeroes in on incentives that work and the growth of knowledge-based jobs in the Tarheel State.

Volatility Creates Opportunity For Innovation

Southern states, with lower business costs and a ready workforce, as well as a critical mass of suppliers, still rule in terms of foreign automotive investment.

Ohio Corporate Moves

Howard Hanna Moves Real Estate HQ to Cleveland Howard Hanna Real Estate will move the regional headquarters of its 21-county operation in Ohio from Seven...

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

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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.