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

60 Seconds with Kathleen Ellis, Senior VP, Chubb & Son

Kathleen Ellis, senior Vice President of Chubb & Son, also is the firm’s Multinational Risk Group manager of Global Accounts. BF: Why is it riskier...

Rhapsody in Rochester

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Editors’ Location Picks 2008

These gems didn't just catch our eye with a quick flash. Their consistent economic development sparkle earned them front-and-center display in our annual showcase.

More Than Just Hot Air

Iowa is rapidly staking its claim as the number one wind-turbine manufacturing hub in the nation.

Germany: Europe’s Economic Juggernaut

World-famous for its expertise in automotive manufacturing and brewing beer, modern Germany also has established itself as a media magnet, an IT hub, and a finance center.

Up, Up, and Away in North Carolina

North Carolina's aerospace and aviation industry is flying high as it attracts high-caliber companies and creates well-paying jobs.

South Carolina Extends Its Global Reach

The Palmetto State's Department of Commerce is casting lines into international waters in an attempt to reel in foreign traders.

California: Boundless Business on the West Coast

With a bevy of financial incentives, acres of available land, and an assortment of creative thinkers, California is home to one of the largest state economies in the nation. Lucrative business deals await, and it's not too late to take part in this modern-day gold rush.

Bioscience: Building Block for Growth

The biotechnology and pharmaceuticals sectors have become engines for economic development across the country.

Metro Spotlight: Greensburg/Decatur, Indiana

A Location With Everything Going For It Uniquely situated along 1-74 between Indianapolis and Cincinnati, Greensburg/Decatur County has proven itself to be a great place...

Metro Spotlight: Spokane, Washington

Spokane: An Unspoken Success Story of the West Located on the eastern side of Washington state, 18 miles west of Idaho and 100 miles...

Mississippi Corporate Moves

  Toyoda Gosei Set to Build in Batesville In March, Toyoda Gosei North American Group announced plans to build a new automotive parts manufacturing plant in...

Tennessee Corporate Moves

  Chattanooga Gets a $1-Billion Windfall from Volkswagon Tennessee scored its largest economic development coup in more than a decade when Volkswagon Group of America announced...

West Virginia Corporate Moves

  First Major U.S. Coal-to-Liquids Plant to be Built in Benwood The nation's first modern coal-to-liquids plant will be built in the Marshall County Industrial Park...

Know When To Hold ‘Em

When a project gets put on the shelf, key players shouldn't put themselves on hold. They should be ready to leverage the situation to their advantage.

60 Seconds with P.S. Reilly, President and CEO of the Athena Institute

P.S. Reilly is the president and CEO of the Athena Institute, a Washington-based consulting firm for organizations seeking clean and sustainable solutions. BF: What initial...

Motown South

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Economic Development 2.0

E-cities. Cyber communities. Broadband economies. Byte by byte, digital infrastructures are being built all around us, and visions of the future are becoming reality.

Building an Economic Force on the Great Plains

Governor Dave Heineman takes a hands-on approach to economic development as the biggest booster for the Nebraska Advantage.

Financial Centers: Critical Mass is Key

With so many new financial centers emerging in secondary cities around the U.S., where will your new location be?

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Contributed Columns

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.

London, New York Top Global Cities 2016

A.T. Kearney’s Global Cities 2016 can help businesses make key investment decisions such as where to place regional and global headquarters, as well as manufacturing and research hubs.

Chinese Real Estate Investment Plays Growing Role In U.S. Economy

Chinese investment in U.S. real estate has grown dramatically since 2010, according to a new report by Asia Society and Rosen Consulting Group.

Foreign Direct Investment: On the Rebound?

U.S. and China hold top two Foreign Direct Investment positions for fourth straight year; Canada ranks #3; Germany rises to #4 to lead Europe.