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With a welcoming, down-home business climate, the peach state is reinventing itself as an automotive powerhouse and a film production mecca poised to give Hollywood a run for its money.

Feature Story: Georgia’s Governor’s Report – Rising And Ready For The Future

Feature Story: Georgia’s Governor’s Report – Rising And Ready For The Future

With a welcoming, down-home business climate, the peach state is reinventing itself as an automotive powerhouse and a film production mecca poised to give Hollywood a run for its money.

First Word: All Arrows Point Up

The anniversary edition of our economic development scorecard is the most comprehensive, fairly evaluated and informative rankings anywhere.

Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report: Memphis, NOLA Are Logistics Leaders; Houston Is No. 1 In Use...

Memphis and New Orleans continue their domination of logistics categories while Houston leads in renewable energy and Youngstown is tops in export growth.

Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities Rankings Report

We’re marking the 10th anniversary of our annual rankings festival by doing what we do every year: refining our rankings criteria to give you the most meaningful benchmarks of state and metro performance.

Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities – Metro And Global Rankings

In this year’s Metro Rankings Report, we’ve taken note of the crucial role exports are playing in the Recovery for many locations by charting their success in two of our rankings categories, Exports Growth Leaders and Exports Recovery Leaders. We've also included our Global Rankings within this story.

Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report: Austin, Baton Rouge, Mobile Leaders In Growth Potential

The burgeoning high-tech industry in Austin has made Texas the second-largest semiconductor job market after California, while public-private partnerships in Baton Rouge spur initiatives in new high-growth sectors.

Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report: Tennessee Races To The Top In Education; Alabama Takes Automotive Crown

In a new category, Tennessee emerged as the top-ranked state for education and Alabama came out as number 1 for automotive manufacturing strength in Business Facilities' 10th Annual Rankings Report.

Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report: Utah, North Dakota, Louisiana Tops In Economic Growth Potential

For its Economic Growth Potential ranking, Business Facilities considers state business climate, availability of skilled workforce, incentives and education climate, among other criteria.

Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report: Louisiana, Utah, Texas Tops In Best Business Climate

The magazine's Best Business Climate ranking evaluates an amalgamation of key rankings results (including education, workforce training/availability, cost of labor, infrastructure, utility costs, credit rating and business tax climate).

Business Report: Maryland – Howard County Opens 3D Printing Prototype Lab

3D Maryland’s Innovation + Prototyping Lab is dedicated to the advancement of the hot growth sector of additive manufacturing.

Location Focus: Washington – Scenic Vistas And Soaring Industry Side By Side

With world-class ports and a renewed commitment from Boeing to anchor it’s thriving aerospace sector, Washington is ready to take on all comers.

Business Report: Wisconsin Spurs Milwaukee Redevelopment With Brownfield Grants

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation grants will assist with former Pabst, Schlitz brewery redevelopments and two other projects.

May/June 2014 Issue (Volume 47, Number 3)

In this issue, we needed the digital equivalent of a shoehorn to make sure all the big hitters were in the lineup. Leading off is our Global Biotech Report, followed by an inside look at Indiana.

Location Focus: The Carolinas – Growth Climate Warms In The Carolinas

Numerous new projects have been drawn to North and South Carolina, where the welcome mat has been set out for innovators and manufacturers across a wide range of industries.

Industry Focus: Data Centers – To Serve And Protect

In the age of “big data,” where and how information is housed can be key to a successful business expansion strategy. Here are some ideal locations for your next data center.

Industry Focus: Food Processing – The Process Of Consistency

In this day and age, food processing plays an essential role in enhancing our way of life by ensuring that the food produced meets consistent quality standards.

Business Report: Coca-Cola Bottling Recommits To Chattanooga

The soft drink giant, which opened its first bottling facility—Chattanooga Coke—more than a century ago, picks the city for a new distribution center.

Business Report: A Rising Tide Of New Jobs, Investment Rolls Into Alabama

Nearly 17,000 new jobs and more than $4.4 billion in capital investment came to Alabama in 2013.

First Word: Covering The Bases

In this issue, we needed the digital equivalent of a shoehorn to make sure all the big hitters were in the lineup. Leading off is our Global Biotech Report, followed by an inside look at Indiana.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds… With Michael Finney, President And CEO, Michigan Economic Development

Michigan Economic Development's president and CEO provides insight into the state's incentives and investments in large and small businesses.

Feature Story: Shovel-Ready Sites – Fired Up, Ready To Go

Matching industrial projects to infrastructure-rich sites that are certified as shovel-ready is essential to winning the site-selection battle.

Feature Story: Indiana Governor’s Report – Homegrown Success In The Hoosier State

A skilled workforce and ultra-efficient government services make Indiana fertile ground for business growth and an attractive landing spot for foreign investment.

Cover Story: Global Biotech Report

A resurgent bioscience sector pulls Europe into recovery, while U.S. biotech leaders train the next generation of an essential skilled workforce.

Business Report: Chicago Will Host Digital Manufacturing And Design Innovation Institute

The $320-million digital lab is one of four innovation hubs in the Obama administration’s program to spur advanced manufacturing.

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