Magazine | Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions


Magazine

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

The Ak-Chin Indian Community gave the adjacent City of Maricopa $7.4 million for the development of its Copper Sky Recreation Complex. Ak-Chin has become an economic powerhouse in western Pinal County, AZ, fueling much of the region’s economic development.

Business Report: Arizona – Ak-Chin Offering The Best Of Both Worlds In Arizona

The Santa Cruz Commerce Center is a shovel-ready site with 40 acres of available lots for build-to-suit projects.
It’s no wonder that Cape Coral is consistently ranked among the top locations for work and play. The city has more than 400 miles of canals—that’s more than Venice, Italy—making it a true boating and fishing destination.

Location Focus: Florida – Rebounded And Ready

Florida’s economy shines on after a temporary sunset.
BF July/Aug 2014 cover

July/August 2014 Issue (Volume 47, Number 4)

Business Facilities Editor Jack Rogers writes, "The U.S. economy recorded a robust four percent growth rate for the second quarter of 2014," and the articles in this issue of the magazine shows exactly where that growth is having the biggest impact.
Arlington Downs

Location Focus: Illinois – Trying To Make Headway In Every Way

The Land of Lincoln is pulling out all the stops in the name of economic progress.
Kalitta

Industry Focus: Global Aerospace Production Soars To New Heights

Despite Defense cutbacks, the aerospace industry is being boosted into the stratosphere by the commercial aircraft sector.
Bill Hagerty

Snapshots: 60 Seconds… With Bill Hagerty, Commissioner, Tennessee Department Of Economic And Community Development

Bill Hagerty, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, shares his thoughts on education, technology, and logistics for the state.
RiverBend

Feature Story: Public-Private Partnerships – An Alliance For Progress That Works

More states are forming public-private partnerships to leverage the expertise of leading businesses in luring new projects.
Deal

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.
Jack Rogers

First Word: All Arrows Point Up

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

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

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.
metro2014rankings

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.
Metro Growth Rankings

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.
Education-Automotive Blue

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

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.
Rankings Eco Growth Potential

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

For its Economic Growth Potential ranking, Business Facilities considers state business climate, availability of skilled workforce, incentives and education climate, among other criteria.
New Rankings 2014

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).
Denizens Brewing

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.
Port of Everett

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.
Riverside Machine

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.
BF May-June 2014

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.

Stay connected

283FansLike
27FollowersFollow
40,000FollowersFollow
2,501FollowersFollow
19SubscribersSubscribe

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: Empire State Development – Big Happens Here

New York, home to the fastest-growing tech sector in the U.S., one of the best-educated workforces in America, over $1 billion in incentives and tax breaks, and the lowest middle-class tax rate in over half a century. This is an economy that launched over 50,000 new businesses last year alone.

Latest Blog Posts

Software Technology Company Moves To Downtown Reno

Female-Founded CAEK, Inc. was drawn to Reno, NV because of its strong sense of community and access to diverse talent pools.

Plastipak Growing In Alabama

The plastic bottle manufacturing company is expanding its Birmingham, AL facility with a $10M investment.

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.

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.