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Featured News

Fuyao North America Opening Processing Center In South Carolina

The auto glass supplier will invest $16.1 million and create 70 new jobs at its new Greenville County, SC processing center. 

Diageo North America Investing $31M In NYC Office Relocation

The alcohol beverage company will invest $31 million to create a new primary North America office at 3 World Trade Center, drawing 350 jobs to New York City.

Volkswagen Will Create 1,000 New Jobs In Tennessee

The company has selected Chattanooga as the U.S. base for its electric vehicle production and will invest $800 million in the facility. 

Victory Capital Relocating HQ To Texas

Victory Capital announced it will move its corporate headquarters for its Global Investment Management Business from Cleveland, OH to San Antonio, TX.

Microsoft Expanding In Mecklenburg County, VA For Sixth Time

Microsoft Corporation will inject significant capital investment to expand its enterprise data center in Mecklenburg County, VA, creating more than 100 new jobs.

Texas, Florida Top List Of 2018 Destination States

California, Arizona and North Carolina round out the top five destination states for consumers who moved with Allied Van Lines last year.

Sponsored Content

Florida Creates Business-Friendly Environment To Grow In Today’s Global Market

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The North Eastern Strategic Alliance | Put Success In Your Corner

Companies located in South Carolina’s Business Corner enjoy quick, easy access to both domestic and international markets, a plentiful and qualified workforce and it’s in a place where the cost of living and doing business are well below the national average. Learn more at www.nesasc.org.

Rural Florida Creates Inviting Environment For Residential & Manufacturing Growth

Florida’s 28 million miles of untapped, rural land creates an environment that is primed to manage both residential and manufacturing growth, with each complementing the other.

The Editor's Blog

Transformers

Hyper-fast 5G cellular service will require transmitters disguised as mailboxes under small-scale cell towers that double as streetlights.

Climate Consultants

A Silicon Valley startup tells economic developers it can make 50-year predictions of the impact of climate change on available sites.

Makeover In Philly

A series of megaprojects promises to transform the City of Brotherly Love.

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Fuyao North America Opening Processing Center In South Carolina

The auto glass supplier will invest $16.1 million and create 70 new jobs at its new Greenville County, SC processing center. 

Diageo North America Investing $31M In NYC Office Relocation

The alcohol beverage company will invest $31 million to create a new primary North America office at 3 World Trade Center, drawing 350 jobs to New York City.

Volkswagen Will Create 1,000 New Jobs In Tennessee

The company has selected Chattanooga as the U.S. base for its electric vehicle production and will invest $800 million in the facility. 

Texas, Florida Top List Of 2018 Destination States

California, Arizona and North Carolina round out the top five destination states for consumers who moved with Allied Van Lines last year.

Diageo North America Investing $31M In NYC Office Relocation

The alcohol beverage company will invest $31 million to create a new primary North America office at 3 World Trade Center, drawing 350 jobs to New York City.

Fuyao North America Opening Processing Center In South Carolina

The auto glass supplier will invest $16.1 million and create 70 new jobs at its new Greenville County, SC processing center. 

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

  • Keys To Safer Residence Hall Emergency Evacuations January 17, 2019
    Building codes, emergency strategies, and thoughtful design help protect residence hall occupants when an emergency evacuation is necessary. - Read: Keys To Safer Residence Hall Emergency Evacuations at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Webinar: 5 Best Practices For Evaluating And Adopting Technology January 17, 2019
    During this free webinar, attendees will learn about five key factors facilities professionals are using to evaluate technology, secure budget approval, and plan ahead. - Read: Webinar: 5 Best Practices For Evaluating And Adopting Technology at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • 22TB-IP Talk-Back Speaker January 17, 2019
    The 22TB-IP is a 2' x 2' drop-in ceiling tile IP speaker that enables two-way conversations and end point paging via SIP as well as standard paging and background music via multicast. - Read: 22TB-IP Talk-Back Speaker at FacilityExecutive.com.

Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight: Topeka, Kansas

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.

BUSINESS FACILITIES MAGAZINE

South Carolina: Cherokee County Lands $75 Million Recycling Facility

Green Tech Solution, a subsidiary of an investment company based in Tianjin, China, will process plastics, scrap metal and electronics at the South Carolina plant.

Amazon HQ2 Sites Share BF’s 2018 Deal Of The Year Award

New York and Virginia, which each got selected to host Amazon’s HQ2 mega-project, are co-winners of the Gold Award in our 2018 contest.

Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year

The Commonwealth secures BF's top annual honor with a diversified and successful high-tech growth strategy.

California: Building A Supply Chain For Cyber Skills

A cybersecurity labor market survey reveals an alarming gap between the number of job openings and the number of qualified applicants to fill these positions in California.

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Amazon HQ2 Sites Share BF’s 2018 Deal Of The Year Award

New York and Virginia, which each got selected to host Amazon’s HQ2 mega-project, are co-winners of the Gold Award in our 2018 contest.

Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year

The Commonwealth secures BF's top annual honor with a diversified and successful high-tech growth strategy.

2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year Deadline Extended

The deadline for submissions for Business Facilities' 2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year has been extended to November 30, 2018.

South Carolina Governor Presented With 2017 State Of The Year Award

The Palmetto State earned Business Facilities' annual award by doubling down on its solid manufacturing base while diversifying into new growth sectors.

September / October 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 5)

The September / October 2018 issue features locations that are foreign direct investment magnets, ports and Foreign Trade Zones, and an exclusive interview with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.

2018 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".

Past Issues

July / August 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 4)

The July / August 2018 Issue features our 14th annual Rankings Report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations — with a special focus on new technologies.
Site Selection/EDO Directory. Economic Development websites and contacts - state, utility, regional development, county and city listings.

The Business Facilities Online Site Seekers' Guide is the most comprehensive online directory of economic development agencies from around the world.
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Featured Location Videos

“We Build It Better.” | Virginia’s Industrial Advancement Alliance

In a thriving region with industry-leading credentialing programs, a world-class engineering institute, Class A rail line, superior interstate access, and prospering internationally recognized companies like ABB, General Dynamics, and Mohawk Industries, we simply build it better!

LOCATION NEWS

Fuyao North America Opening Processing Center In South Carolina

The auto glass supplier will invest $16.1 million and create 70 new jobs at its new Greenville County, SC processing center. 

Diageo North America Investing $31M In NYC Office Relocation

The alcohol beverage company will invest $31 million to create a new primary North America office at 3 World Trade Center, drawing 350 jobs to New York City.

Volkswagen Will Create 1,000 New Jobs In Tennessee

The company has selected Chattanooga as the U.S. base for its electric vehicle production and will invest $800 million in the facility. 

Victory Capital Relocating HQ To Texas

Victory Capital announced it will move its corporate headquarters for its Global Investment Management Business from Cleveland, OH to San Antonio, TX.

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.

Surveys & Research

Texas, Florida Top List Of 2018 Destination States

California, Arizona and North Carolina round out the top five destination states for consumers who moved with Allied Van Lines last year.

Most DC Tech Workers Would Quit For A Job At Amazon

In a tight labor market, Washington, DC area employers might have to up their games to hang on to their valued employees before Amazon HQ2 arrives.

Execs Concerned About U.S. Economy, Confident In Own Companies

Executives are taking a more tempered view of revenue and profit growth, but maintain fairly broad optimism about business expansion, according to AICPA survey.

Where Are The Most, Least Expensive U.S. Office Markets?

Here's a rundown of the most and least expensive private sector office markets in the United States based on total operating expenses, courtesy of BOMA International.

Massachusetts, California Continue As Energy Efficiency Leaders

New Jersey, Connecticut, Colorado, and South Dakota are most improved states, according to ACEEE's 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

Does TIF Need Retooling?

New research shows that tax increment financing (TIF) produces uneven results for economic development and needs reform.

Top 100 Most Innovative Cities Named

Tokyo ranks #1 in World Innovation Cities Index ahead of London and Silicon Valley.

Will A Skilled Workers Shortage Impede Manufacturing Innovation?

Workforce investments, not downsizing, are manufacturers' priority as plans for automation increase, according to new L.E.K. Consulting survey.

Location Spotlights