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Tennessee Still No. 1, AL and KY Coming Up Fast
In BF’s Automotive Manufacturing Strength Ranking

The Volunteer State is still out front in our annual auto sweepstakes, but two surging contenders are laying down markers for next year's contest. ...

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LiveXchange 2014 Registration is Open!

Experience what executives from Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric. ADP, DuPont and Toyota have known for 10 years: If you’re searching for new locations for your business, you need to attend Business Facilities LiveXchange. Registration for next year's LiveXchange event, which will take place April 6-8, 2014 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC, is now open. In ...

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Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Washington, Utah
Shine in BF’s 9th Annual State Rankings Report

The Lone Star State has another impressive across-the-board showing in our annual evaluation, with oil-rich ND surging into the top tier. ...

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LiveXchange Update: Trends in Supply Chain and Logistics

Corporate executives at this year's Business Facilities LiveXchange event gave Tim Feemster's workshop, "Mastering Logistics" rave reviews. Feemster, Managing Principal of Foremost Quality Logistics,  explored current trends in Supply Chain and Logistics and how they impact site selection, network design, and location decisions. With over 35 years of industry and consulting experience, Feemster specializes ...

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LiveXChange Update: Enabling The American Dream Is Not About Jobs

In his LiveXchange seminar, "Enabling the American Dream," Edward Burghard, CEO and Manager of The Burghard Group, introduced his Strengthening Brand America Project. The initiative helps economic development professionals better understand how to leverage the power of place branding as a strategy to become more globally competitive for capital investment. The message of Burghard's presentation was "It’s NO ...

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FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Awards

There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations that have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations. From the March/Apri ...

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Duke Energy Selects Five South Carolina Properties For Potential Industrial Development

Ideal candidates for Duke Energy's site readiness program are 75 acres or larger, served by the utility. A qualified site can be either best suited for a single, large industrial facility or data center, or well-suited for a potential industrial park (multi-tenant site). ...

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