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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’ 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.

Special Report: Call Centers/Back Office – Making A Connection In Southwest Missouri

Call centers are flocking to the Show-Me State, with Taney County, MO poised for development as an emerging hub for back office, call center and IT operations.

Special Report: Licking County, OH – A Center Of Innovation And Manufacturing

A premier location for manufacturing and technology in the middle of Ohio provides a competitive advantage for companies poised for growth.

SPECIAL REPORT: Greater Fort Lauderdale – Magnet For Biotech/Pharma Growth

The Sunshine State’s Atlantic Coast is successfully competing with an international market for new business in a surging biotech sector.

SPECIAL REPORT: Huntley, IL Has Capacity, Connection And Cooperation

Market access, data resources like dark fiber and the ability to get things done come together in the Midwest’s “Golden Corridor." From the September/October 2013 issue.

SPECIAL REPORT: Devens – Secret Weapon In The Battle For Business

A 4,400-acre former military base in the heart of Massachusetts is helping startups and industry leaders succeed and conquer.

SPECIAL REPORT: Site Location Factors For Automotive Suppliers

Significant site location opportunities exist for OEM, supplier expansions and new facilities in the Central and Southern U.S. that can realize operational and financial goals. From the May/June 2013 issue.

LOCATION FOCUS: United It Stands

Although divided into regions, New York is a single empire of development. From the March/April 2013 issue.

SPECIAL REPORT: Steadfast And Strong In The Wake Of Superstorm Sandy

With $60 billion in federal recovery aid and new initiatives, New York and New Jersey are gearing up to rebuild from the historic cataclysm that devastated the region last fall. From the March/April 2013 issue

COVER STORY: Editors’ Location Picks

We deployed our growth detector to winnow the field for our annual showcase of leading locations. As usual, making the picks was harder than singing their praises, as all of the finalists were worthy. From the September/October 2012 issue

FEATURE STORY: High-Tech Hubs Are Moving To Their Markets

Traditional technology centers like Silicon Valley and the 128 loop in Boston are well known, but new high-tech hubs are sprouting in locations far and wide. From the September/October 2012 issue

SPECIAL REPORT: PSE&G Adds $883 Million to New Jersey’s Solar Power Push

New Jersey aims to maintain its status as a leading state in installed solar power capacity, an effort that has been embraced by the Garden State’s largest utility. From the September/October 2012 issue

SPECIAL REPORT: Two Train Cars Forward, Three Cargo Ships Back

Logistics has its seen ups and downs through the years and more specifically, within each sector. And though one wheel may forge ahead while another rolls back, a resurgence from the recession always seems to be on the horizon. From the September/October 2012 issue

COVER STORY: 2012 Business Facilities Rankings Report

It's time for our annual exercise, separating wheat from chaff in the fertile fields of development. As always, our rankings point to growth potential. But in a struggling economy, we're also giving extra credit for real jobs. From the July/August 2012 issue

INTERNATIONAL REPORT: GERMANY & BELGIUM

Restarting the Engine for European Growth

SPECIAL REPORT: Northeast Ohio – Region on The Rise

Northeast Ohio, a traditional leader in manufacturing, is quickly transitioning to the 21st century knowledge economy. A key advantage is access to markets—the region is within a 500-mile radius of 41 percent of all U.S. households. From the May/June 2012 issue

FEATURE STORY: Memphis Bioworks – Breaking Ground On Medical Breakthroughs

The laboratory at UT-Baptist Research Park will bring new research capabilities to Memphis to help speed the FDA approval process. From the March/April 2012 issue

FEATURE STORY: 2011 STATE OF THE YEAR – Utah

Befitting a state that is home to majestic snow-capped Rockies, Utah continues to scale new heights with an aggressive economic development strategy that has made the Beehive State a leader in a bevy of high-growth sectors. From the January/February 2012 issue.

2011 STATE RANKINGS REPORT

Business Facilities deploys its growth detector and tells you which states are leading the battle for economic development supremacy.

2011 METRO RANKINGS REPORT

Find out which metro regions, cities have embraced a new growth paradigm requiring them to be smarter, faster and make the best use of their resources.

2011 GLOBAL RANKINGS REPORT

Our annual look at the international standings reveals an established order giving way to a strong challenge from emerging economic giants.

Global Gathering Lands in Memphis

Memphis, TN, the original Aerotropolis (according to the professor who coined the term), is hosting the global 2011 Airport Cities Conference & Exhibition, held last year in Beijing.

Clarksville, TN Gets BF Silver Award

Business and elected leaders in Clarksville-Montgomery County, TN were presented this week with Business Facilities’ 2009 Economic Development Deal of the Year Silver Award

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Featured Location Spotlight

Cape Coral Economic Development Office: Location Spotlight Of The Week

As the 10th largest city in Florida and the largest city in Southwest Florida, Cape Coral is an ideal location for relocating businesses due to its large, talented and available workforce.

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.