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Business Facilities highlights area economic development and site selection news from around the world. Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development.


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Business Facilities highlights area economic development and site selection news from around the world. Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development.

Business Facilities Featured News

General Motors Will Invest $154M In New York Electric Motor Facility Upgrade

GM will renovate its Western New York Lockport Components plant, where it will manufacture electric motor components for electric trucks and SUVs. 

Spot & Tango Bringing 100 Manufacturing Jobs To Pennsylvania

Pet health and wellness company Spot & Tango will open its first manufacturing facility in Lehigh County, PA this summer. 

Fetch Rewards To Create 200 Jobs In Alabama

Consumer rewards app Fetch Rewards will invest over $1 million to open a new office and support hub in Birmingham, AL.

Ohio Lands $20B Intel Investment, Most Advanced Semiconductor Plants

With its two new advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities, Intel will bring 3,000 jobs to Licking County, OH by by 2025.  

Pay, Burnout, Stalled Career Growth Driving The Great Resignation 

Employee resignations are at an all-time high as nearly 40 million U.S. workers resigned during 2021 as part of "The Great Resignation."

New ACT Customer Care Center Will Create 600 Jobs In Louisiana

Advanced Call Center Technologies will invest $1.5 million to develop the customer care center in Shreveport, LA.

3M Company Investing $470M In East Tennessee Expansion

Fortune 100 company 3M will add nearly 600 new jobs at its manufacturing operations in Clinton, TN by 2025.

Chief Buildings Bringing Over 100 Jobs To South Carolina

Metal building system maker Chief Buildings will invest $22 million to establish a manufacturing operation in the Charlotte, NC region.

Business Facilities Webinars

Did You Miss Our Labor Market Recovery Report Webinar?

In this free video webinar, Emsi EVP Josh Wright crunches the latest labor market data and shares his outlook on sectors and regions poised for recovery, the impact of remote work, and more.

Did You Miss Our “Bringing Your Supply Chain Home” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn which factors must be evaluated when choosing the right location for your manufacturing supply chain.

LiveXchange Webinar: Panel Discussion – Opportunity Zones 2.0

Learn how Opportunity Zones are becoming prime investment opportunities for capital gains and how new IRS guidelines will impact on your plans for a QOZ near you.

Business Facilities Sponsored Content

Flagstaff, AZ: Changing Seasons And Continued Growth

Find out for yourself why more and more businesses and individuals are choosing Flagstaff, AZ as their new home.

Aerospace Industry Takes Flight In Charlotte County

Aerospace takes off in Charlotte County, Florida with Charlotte Technical College’s aviation mechanic training.

Camp Hall – A Next Generation Commerce Park in South Carolina

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in Charleston, S.C. As a convergence of people, place and programming, Camp Hall delivers thoughtful infrastructure and logistical features that empower people — and business — to thrive.

Rankings & Awards

2021 Deals of the Year

Ford, Samsung Electronics, KORE Power Named 2021 Deals Of The Year

The three winners were selected from a record-setting number of entries submitted for Business Facilities’ 2021 Deals of the Year awards.
2021 States of the Year

BF Names Virginia, Tennessee, Massachusetts 2021 States Of The Year Award Winners

The two commonwealths and one state were chosen for excellence in Business Climate, Dealmaking or Workforce/Educational System.

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General Motors Will Invest $154M In New York Electric Motor Facility Upgrade

GM will renovate its Western New York Lockport Components plant, where it will manufacture electric motor components for electric trucks and SUVs. 

Spot & Tango Bringing 100 Manufacturing Jobs To Pennsylvania

Pet health and wellness company Spot & Tango will open its first manufacturing facility in Lehigh County, PA this summer. 

Fetch Rewards To Create 200 Jobs In Alabama

Consumer rewards app Fetch Rewards will invest over $1 million to open a new office and support hub in Birmingham, AL.

New ACT Customer Care Center Will Create 600 Jobs In Louisiana

Advanced Call Center Technologies will invest $1.5 million to develop the customer care center in Shreveport, LA.

New FedEx Ground Facility Under Construction at I-59 Supply Chain Park

FedEx Ground is building a new 217,000-square-foot distribution facility at the I-59 Supply Chain Park at Mississippi's Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport.

Fetch Rewards To Create 200 Jobs In Alabama

Consumer rewards app Fetch Rewards will invest over $1 million to open a new office and support hub in Birmingham, AL.

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BUSINESS FACILITIES MAGAZINE

Ford, Samsung Electronics, KORE Power Named 2021 Deals Of The Year

The three winners were selected from a record-setting number of entries submitted for Business Facilities’ 2021 Deals of the Year awards.

Louisiana Is Built For Film And TV Production

Louisiana’s many advantages­ — including incentives, facilities and skilled crews — attract major productions.

LiveXchange Goes Live Once Again In 2021

Corporate executives, economic developers hailed the return of an in-person Business Facilities LiveXchange event, while participating in more than 265 one-on-one meetings.

Retailers Embrace Five Shopper-First Trends In 2022

To meet customer expectations in the year ahead, retailers must evolve as platforms, reimagine store experiences, monetize data, transform as financial companies, and optimize returns.

Business Facilities Popular Posts

Ford, Samsung Electronics, KORE Power Named 2021 Deals Of The Year

The three winners were selected from a record-setting number of entries submitted for Business Facilities’ 2021 Deals of the Year awards.

BF Names Virginia, Tennessee, Massachusetts 2021 States Of The Year Award Winners

The two commonwealths and one state were chosen for excellence in Business Climate, Dealmaking or Workforce/Educational System.

17th Annual Rankings: 2021 Global Rankings Report

San Francisco, New York and Tel Aviv have the best Startup Ecosystems in Business Facilities’ 2021 Global Rankings Report.

Business Facilities’ 17th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report

Our most comprehensive rankings compilation to date, our 17th Annual Rankings Report features 60 categories that highlight State, Metro and Global leaders building the foundation for a future of sustainable growth.

Business Facilities Recent Issues

November / December 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 6)

The November/December 2021 issue of Business Facilities features the annual Site Seekers' Guide: State Profiles and Featured Locations Directory. Plus, a look at the manufacturing, automotive, film, tourism and retail industries.

Business Facilities 2020 CALED Member Directory

CALED and Business Facilities have once again teamed up to produce and market the CALED Member Directory – the "Who's Who in Economic Development in California".

Business Facilities Past Issues

September / October 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 5)

The September / October 2021 issue looks at startup ecosystems, innovation centers and Opportunity Zones. Plus, an exclusive interview with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

Camp Hall – A Next Generation Commerce Park in South Carolina

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in Charleston, S.C. As a convergence of people, place and programming, Camp Hall delivers thoughtful infrastructure and logistical features that empower people — and business — to thrive.
Site Selection/EDO Directory. Economic Development websites and contacts - state, utility, regional development, county and city listings.

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Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight: Spotsylvania County, Virginia

Spotsylvania, Virginia is a highly sought after location for businesses due it's strategic location in the mid-atlantic region. With Interstate 95 carrying thousands of people through the county everyday, Spotsylvania has quickly become a hub of economic activity.

Business Facilities LOCATION NEWS

General Motors Will Invest $154M In New York Electric Motor Facility...

GM will renovate its Western New York Lockport Components plant, where it will manufacture electric motor components for electric trucks and SUVs. 

Spot & Tango Bringing 100 Manufacturing Jobs To Pennsylvania

Pet health and wellness company Spot & Tango will open its first manufacturing facility in Lehigh County, PA this summer. 

Fetch Rewards To Create 200 Jobs In Alabama

Consumer rewards app Fetch Rewards will invest over $1 million to open a new office and support hub in Birmingham, AL.

Ohio Lands $20B Intel Investment, Most Advanced Semiconductor Plants

With its two new advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities, Intel will bring 3,000 jobs to Licking County, OH by by 2025.  

State By State Incentive Guides (See All >>)

Alabama Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Alabama financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Alaska Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Alaska financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Arizona Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Arizona financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Arkansas Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Arkansas financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

California Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of California financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Colorado Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Colorado financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Business Facilities Surveys & Research

Pay, Burnout, Stalled Career Growth Driving The Great Resignation 

Employee resignations are at an all-time high as nearly 40 million U.S. workers resigned during 2021 as part of "The Great Resignation."

For First Time, San Francisco Lands Top Spot In Clean Energy Rankings

San Francisco took top honors in ACEEE's 2021 City Clean Energy Scorecard, followed by Seattle; Washington, DC; Minneapolis; and Boston and New York.

Majority Of U.S. Executives Don’t Plan To Downsize Office Space

Over the next year, 53% of executives don't intend to decrease their office size, 10% plan to increase their space, 25% are undecided, and only 12% will downsize.

Global Real Estate CEOs Plan For Industry Transformation

A new World Economic Forum report maps how the real estate industry can transform to ensure buildings and cities are liveable, sustainable, resilient, and affordable.

Tech Companies Will Maintain Or Increase Remote Workforce In 2021

COVID-19 forced businesses to create a remote workforce, and the change may be permanent, according to a new report from Velocity Global.  

Top Five Site Selection Predictions For 2021

A survey of Site Selectors Guild members reveals the key trends impacting corporate location decisions in a wide range of industries in the U.S. and around the world. 

Many Workers Want Workplaces To Stay Closed Until Vaccines Available

More than half of workers say employers should offer vaccine incentives, 42 percent say employers should delay re-opening, finds new Eagle Hill research.

Massachusetts Ranked Tops For LEED Green Building

2020 revealed the importance of healthy, green buildings in supporting people and communities, according USGBC's Top 10 States for LEED Green Building.