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

Florida Corporate Moves

Piper Aircraft Decides to Stay and Expand in Vero Beach A highly competitive, two-year site selection process ended favorably for Florida when Piper Aircraft announced...

Cullman, Alabama

Metro Spotlight

Growing Louisiana’s Workforce: High Tech Training for the New Economy

In an effort to grow its economy and lure new industries to the state, Louisiana has passed several economic development initiatives and policies, including new legislation to reform the state's workforce development system.

INSIDE LiveXChange

This month, we want to introduce you to David Goldberg, communications director for Smart Growth America (SGA).

60 Seconds with Annette Antoniak, President and CEO, BC Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games...

Annette Antoniak heads the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Secretariat, an organization that manages British Columbia's finances for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Previously, Antoniak...

Wired for Growth

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Considerations for Back-Office Consolidation

Combining back-office or service center operations may be an attractive way to reduce costs, but a number of key factors must be weighed before picking a location.

2008 Business Facilities Rankings Report

Our annual look at the top-ranked localities reflects the fierce competition driving economic development across all regions. We have beefed up our criteria for selecting the best of the best to keep pace with the sophistication and diversity of these efforts.

Sale-Leasebacks: Easing the Credit Crunch

With the availability of capital squeezed by the global credit crunch, corporate facility sale-leasebacks are emerging as an increasingly large component of real estate investment sales worldwide.

Nanotech Looms Large in Commonwealth’s Economy

Keystone Innovation Zone taps a homegrown, skilled workforce to transform the state into a cutting-edge technology leader.

Food Processing Sites: Providing Sustenance as Well as Nutrition

As food prices soar, sustainability becomes more than just an environmental buzzword—it's the key factor in choosing a new location with access to raw materials and a customer base.

Metro Spotlight: Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque: Colonial Past, Sustainable Future Dubbed the "Land of Enchantment," Albuquerque is an arid, sunny metropolis of about 840,000 people, making it New Mexico's most...

Metro Spotlight: Inland Empire, CA

California Expands Its Inland Economic Empire The Inland Empire combines the majority of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, encompassing more than 50 cities, into the...

New York Corporate Moves

Niagara Falls Powers Growth of Green Jobs In May, Empire State Development (ESD) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced an economic development package...

Georgia Corporate Moves

  Alcoa Expands Operations in Eastman In May, Alcoa Architectural Products broke ground at the site of its 2,500-square-foot expansion project at the Eastman-Dodge County Industrial...

INSIDE LiveXChange

This month, we preview some of the high-profile speakers who will be making presentations at our 2008 LiveXchange seminars and workshops.

60 Seconds with Tracy Mullin, President and CEO of the National Retail Federation

Tracy Mullin was elected unanimously as the president of the National Retail Foundation in 1993. Mullin also has served as executive VP of the...

Rolling Out the Red Carpet

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

The Greening of America

Cities large and small are racing to mandate sustainable building practices, while developers and property owners are discovering that "going green" makes good business sense.

Winds of Change in the Berkshires

This region in western Massachusetts is transforming itself into an alternative energy leader with wind turbines, biodiesel and other renewable resource projects.

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Featured Location Spotlight

Topeka, Kansas: Location Spotlight Of The Week

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: Joplin, Missouri Says Thank You

On May 22, 2011, Joplin Missouri was hit by the deadliest tornado since 1947. This video from Joplin explains how the city has recovered in the years since the disaster.

Latest Blog Posts

Clif Bar Opens Sustainable Bakery In Idaho

The sustainability-focused facility in Twin Falls, ID uses biophilic design, a cutting-edge approach that connects people with nature and the well-being it provides.

Florida: To Space and Beyond

When people look up in Florida, they see more than just the sun shining. They see a bright future with a limitless horizon.

AutoZone Chooses Florida For New Distribution Facility

The auto parts retailer and distributer will invest $50M in Ocala, FL, creating 240 jobs.

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.