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

Business Report – North Carolina: Growing Innovation Throughout The Tarheel State

North Carolina doubles down on growth plans for technology and innovation, with new funding and a new university-led program, InnovateNC.

Business Report – California: Largest Solar Facility On Earth Goes Operational

BHE Renewables’ 579-megawatt solar project in Antelope Valley, CA is now fully connected to the California ISO grid.

Business Report: Tennessee – DENSO Manufacturing Expanding in Maryville, TN

Automotive components and systems producer DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Blount County’s largest employer, is investing $400 million in an expansion creating 500 new jobs.

Panama Canal: Bigger, Better and Ready to Rumble

Two years later than the original plan, the $5.25-billion expansion of the Panama Canal is set to be completed in April, dramatically altering the global shipping paradigm.

Logistics Networks Are Getting Back On Track

Lower fuel prices, a surge in railroad hiring and the need to get goods to market faster are boosting growth and profits in the logistics sector.

U.S. Innovation Hubs: Inventing the Future

Seven of nine planned federally funded national manufacturing innovation institutes are getting a head start on tomorrow’s high-growth technologies.

July/August 2015 Issue (Volume 48, Number 4)

The 11th Annual Rankings Report is the focus of Business Facilities July/August issue, plus coverage of certified sites, digital media, and medical devices.

Next-Generation Medical Devices: Ready to Save Lives Today

Rapid advances in technology for new medical devices are outpacing evolving regulatory frameworks, creating a challenge for this sector.

Illinois: A Natural Leader

The Land of Lincoln is a $700-billion economy built around global commerce in advanced manufacturing and financial services.

Arizona: Great and Getting Greater

Greater Phoenix, Arizona is a high-tech hub and a growth juggernaut, with unparalleled market access to the Mountain and Western regions of the U.S.

Florida: More Than Fun And Sun

Florida is serious about business. State and economic development leaders are working to bring business to the state and keep it here.

Digital Media Is On The Move

From the mountains of Utah to the desert in New Mexico, Digital Media pioneers are making magic from pixels in university and government labs that are launching a new growth sector in virtual space.

Business Report: Missouri – Owens Corning to Open Manufacturing Plant in Joplin

Owens Corning's $90-million project in Joplin, MO, a plant that will produce insulation products, is expected to create more than 100 jobs.

Snapshots: 60 SECONDS… with New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno

New Jersey Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno discusses the Garden State's growing biotech/pharma industry and workforce training programs.

Feature Story: Georgia Governor’s Report – Georgia’s High-Powered Growth Engine

From foreign investment to surging film production and expanding water resources, Gov. Nathan Deal is making sure that Georgia is building a foundation for sustainable growth.

Shovel-Ready Sites: Certified and Ready to Go

Site selection professionals zero in on certified shovel-ready sites, which reduce development costs and put projects on a fast track to success.

Special Report: Michigan’s I-69 Thumb Region

The i-69 thumb region is in a prime geographic position to serve as a distribution hub for the entire state of Michigan and a large portion of Ontario.

Business Facilities’ 2015 Global Rankings Report: China Leads In Renewable Energy Investment

China is the top-ranked nation among Renewable Energy Investment Leaders in Business Facilities’ annual Global Rankings Report. Switzerland retained its crown as the top-ranked nation in Global Competitiveness.

Business Facilities’ 2015 Metro Rankings Report: Indiana Metros Are Exports Leaders

Indiana metros dominated the top-10 list for Exports Leaders in Business Facilities’ 2015 Metro Rankings Report. Four Indiana locations made the top tier in this category, which is based on exports as a percentage of GDP.

State Focus: Nevada: Soaring To New Heights

Home to some of the premier training facilities for the U.S. Air Force, Nevada’s aerospace industry is heading for the stratosphere.

Business Facilities’ 2015 Metro Rankings Report: Austin, Nashville, Raleigh Are Metro Frontrunners

Austin, TX added to its impressive record of success in Business Facilities’ Metro Rankings Report with the best across-the-board showing in the magazine’s 2015 edition.

Business Facilities’ 2015 State Rankings Report: Nebraska Tops Employment Leaders Field

Nebraska edged North Dakota for Business Facilities’ Employment Leaders crown in BF’s 11th annual State Rankings Report.

2015 State Rankings Report: ME, CA, CO Are Renewable Portfolio Leaders

Maine, California and Colorado are the states with the most stringent Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in a new state ranking that debuted this week in Business Facilities’ 2015 State Rankings Report.

Business Facilities’ 11th Annual Rankings Report: Metro and Global Rankings

We’ve revamped our Metro and Global rankings this year to include some new technology oriented benchmarks.

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Featured Location Spotlight

Hoosier Energy: Location Spotlight Of The Week

The Hoosier Energy Power Network’s Economic Development team is dedicated to providing valuable site selection information and assistance to companies considering a relocation or expansion in Indiana or Illinois.

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.