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

South Carolina: A Sweet Spot in the Southeast

Several new developments in South Carolina are helping to advance the state's economy.

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.

A Tale of Two Industries

The convergence of two weighty North American industries—plastics and medical devices—has facilitated numerous healthcare advances. We bring you a sampling of locations that are helping these industries prosper.

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.

Nebraska Corporate Moves

Catalog Retailer Doubles Capacity One of the most prominent recent corporate expansions in Nebraska is Oriental Trading Company, Inc.’s (OTC) new 737,000-square-foot fulfillment center in...

Ohio Corporate Moves

Cleveland’s Teamwork Wins Over ViewRay In February, ViewRay Incorporated, a medical device manufacturer, announced that it will move its headquarters from Gainesville, FL to Cleveland,...

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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: Mars Chocolate Topeka Candy Production Plant Officially Opens

Mars Chocolate North America officially opened the doors of a new, state-of-the-art, roughly 500,000-square-foot candy production facility in Topeka, Kansas.

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.