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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

Amazon Opens First Fulfillment Center In North Dakota

Amazon's new 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center will create more than 1,000 jobs in Fargo, North Dakota.

Resonance Brings Garment Manufacturing Back To NYC

Resonance's new 300-square-foot production facility in NYC is the first of several planned by the company in the coming months.

Knauf Insulation Expands In Central Texas

The global manufacturer of fiberglass insulation will build a 600,000-square-foot production facility in McGregor, TX.

Google Investing $2.1B In New York City

Google will purchase the St. John’s Terminal in Manhattan, which will serve as the anchor of its new Hudson Square campus.

CTDI Plans $19 Million Capital Investment In Indiana

Communications Test Design, Inc.'s Jeffersonville, IN expansion will create 1,000 jobs over the next five years.

Carvana To Build Inspection, Reconditioning Center In Oklahoma

Carvana will invest $40 million in the new Oklahoma City Inspection and Reconditioning Center (IRC); upwards of 350 jobs will be created.

Hanon Systems, Huntsman Grow In Hungary

Hanon Systems employs more than 300 workers in Pecs; Hunstman is adding 12 to its workforce of 131 in Pétfürdő.

CS Global Group Picks West Virginia For First U.S. Manufacturing Plant

Incorporated as ADO Industries in West Virginia, CS Global Group will invest $10 million and create 47 new jobs at the Moundsville facility.

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

New Logistics Park a “Game-Changer” in Northwest Ohio

Located adjacent to the CSX Intermodal, Logistics Park Ohio is a new 2.5 million square-foot development which provides businesses reduced transportation costs, lower supply chain expenses, and ultimately mitigates risk and increases profits.

[VIDEO] Mastered In Tennessee

Companies all across the globe know it’s not just Tennessee's central location, low debt, or pro-business environment that keeps bringing world-class brands to our state. Leaders in the business world rely on Tennessee’s dedication to craftsmanship, our resilience and pioneering vision that we put into everything we do.

Highlands County, Florida: “The Center of Everything”

Highland County, Florida's ideal location makes the area primed to quickly receive, produce, and distribute goods and services regionally and globally.

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.

[VIDEO] Why Michigan? | Pure Opportunity | MEDC

Why come to Michigan? Pure opportunity. Looking for tech talent? Ours is among the fastest growing. Need a low cost of living? Ours is the 4th lowest in the nation. Sick of paying high taxes? Michigan’s business environment is ranked in the top 10.

CMA CGM Marco Polo Breaks Record at Port of Savannah

The Port of Savannah recently served the largest vessel to call the U.S. East Coast, the CMA CGM Marco Polo. At 1,200 acres, the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal is North America’s largest single container terminal. Learn more.

BF Location Video: Why Michigan? – Discover Pure Opportunity

Businesses are choosing Michigan for our diverse and abundant workforce, business-friendly environment, low cost of living and global supply chain assets.

Six Reasons Why Barbados Is An Ideal Location For Your Remote Office

For persons involved in global business or simply looking for the optimal locale to live and work, Barbados offers a compelling case.

BF Location Video: Industrial Parks in Oswego County, NY

Situated in Upstate New York, Oswego County is located centrally to New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Toronto and Montreal, with over 80 million people within a 300-mile radius. Many factors place Oswego County at the top of the list for manufacturing clusters such as metal fabrication and food processing.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Connecticut Governor’s Report: Leading From The Front

Connecticut succeeded in mitigating the impact of the coronavirus pandemic by aggressively testing people in the early stage of the outbreak, avoiding the massive casualty levels in neighboring states.

Wilson County, Tennessee: Rising To The Challenge With Resilience

They call it "Wilson Strong:" devastated by a pandemic and a tornado, this Tennessee community met the challenge and kept its dreams intact.

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Amazon Opens First Fulfillment Center In North Dakota

Amazon's new 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center will create more than 1,000 jobs in Fargo, North Dakota.

Resonance Brings Garment Manufacturing Back To NYC

Resonance's new 300-square-foot production facility in NYC is the first of several planned by the company in the coming months.

Knauf Insulation Expands In Central Texas

The global manufacturer of fiberglass insulation will build a 600,000-square-foot production facility in McGregor, TX.

Google Investing $2.1B In New York City

Google will purchase the St. John’s Terminal in Manhattan, which will serve as the anchor of its new Hudson Square campus.

Hanon Systems, Huntsman Grow In Hungary

Hanon Systems employs more than 300 workers in Pecs; Hunstman is adding 12 to its workforce of 131 in Pétfürdő.

Carvana To Build Inspection, Reconditioning Center In Oklahoma

Carvana will invest $40 million in the new Oklahoma City Inspection and Reconditioning Center (IRC); upwards of 350 jobs will be created.

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    ChalkShot provides a high-visibility, nonpermanent marking solution when working on greasy, dirty, rust-covered and other hard-to-mark surfaces. The post U.S. Tape Introduces ChalkShot appeared first on Facility Executive Magazine - Creating Intelligent Buildings.
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    The BuildUp 2030 Framework for the Transformation of Real Estate from the Institute for Market Transformation comprises 10 principles to address climate, social equity, and resilience. The post 10 Ways Commercial Real Estate Can Build A Better World appeared first on Facility Executive Magazine - Creating Intelligent Buildings.

BUSINESS FACILITIES MAGAZINE

Southwest Louisiana: Where The Action Is

The diverse, inclusive gumbo in Southwest Louisiana includes a highly skilled workforce that is the hot sauce for success in key growth sectors.

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.

Air Products To Build World’s Largest Hydrogen Network In Edmonton

Aurum Energy Park will be home to a $1.3-billion, net-zero hydrogen network that will become operational in 2024.

New England: Balancing Business & Beauty

While parts of the New England economy experienced a setback, much like its fall foliage, the region will soon experience a beautiful change.

Business Facilities Popular Posts

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.

Cedar Port: Largest U.S. Industrial Park, With The Best Infrastructure

TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park is the largest master-planned, rail-and-barge-served industrial park in the U.S., offering industry-leading access for distribution, manufacturing and terminal users.

Business Facilities’ 2021 Metro Rankings Report

Millennials are migrating into Connecticut from New York City and Boston in droves, making Greater Hartford, CT the top-ranked Millennial Magnet in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.

Business Facilities Recent Issues

July / August 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 4)

The July / August 2021 Issue features our 17th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, working where you want to live.

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

May / June 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 3)

The May / June 2021 Issue features a look at millennial magnets and customized training programs. Plus, how the manufacturing industry can keep and attract workers.

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: Santee Cooper – CAMP HALL

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in a business epicenter of the South and at the heart of modern Southern culture — Charleston, S.C.

Business Facilities LOCATION NEWS

Amazon Opens First Fulfillment Center In North Dakota

Amazon's new 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center will create more than 1,000 jobs in Fargo, North Dakota.

Resonance Brings Garment Manufacturing Back To NYC

Resonance's new 300-square-foot production facility in NYC is the first of several planned by the company in the coming months.

Knauf Insulation Expands In Central Texas

The global manufacturer of fiberglass insulation will build a 600,000-square-foot production facility in McGregor, TX.

Google Investing $2.1B In New York City

Google will purchase the St. John’s Terminal in Manhattan, which will serve as the anchor of its new Hudson Square campus.

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

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.

Employee Workplace Needs Differ Dramatically By Generation

While Millennials prioritize better hardware, Gen X wants more flexible work schedules to care for their families and Baby Boomers want a raise, finds the Nintex Workplace 2021 Study.

Will Workers Resign Due To Handling Of COVID-19 Pandemic?

Two in five office workers plan to resign and find a new job based on how their company handled the COVID-19 pandemic, reveals a new survey.

Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021

Many states will make changes to their minimum wage laws in 2021; greatest impacts will be seen in California, Washington and Florida.

Business Facilities Location Spotlights

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