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

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.

Alexandria, Louisiana

Crossroads of Development in "Cenla"

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,...

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

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.

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.

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BF Location Video: Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

Leveraging collective economic development resources to sustain and enhance the economic growth, vitality, and global competitiveness of Broward County as a superior business location.

Latest Blog Posts

Lowe’s Chooses Tennessee For New Fulfillment Center

The home improvement company plans to invest $100M and create approximately 600 jobs at a new direct fulfillment center in Robertson County, TN.

Amazon Will Create 5,000 Full-Time Jobs In Pennsylvania

Over the next three years, the company will invest at least $150 million in new fulfillment and distribution operations located across the commonwealth.

Alabama: Generating Growth From The Ground Up

Consumer trends are creating a groundswell for locally sourced foods, creating new opportunities for Alabama’s farmers to bring their products to market.

Surveys & Research

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.