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Aluminum Recycling, Manufacturing Company Investing $26M In Florida

ATIO USA will open a new manufacturing facility in Clewiston, FL creating 39 new jobs.

Brexit Fashion Statement

The economic impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union is coming into focus, with down arrows proliferating in key indicators.

Firearms Manufacturer To Invest $2.9M In Alabama

Steyr Arms will add a manufacturing component to its Bessemer, AL firearms assembly and distribution operations.

Tech Hiring Could Be A Challenge For Second Half Of 2017

New report shows tech leaders plan to increase hiring, but business expansion is making it harder to hire IT talent.

TeleTech Creating 350 Jobs In Arkansas

The customer experience center in Morrilton, AR will be the company’s second in the state.

Mohawk Industries Creating 245 Jobs In Tennessee

The global flooring manufacturer will add a second plant in Dickson, TN.

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Advanced Manufacturing In The Eight-County Bluegrass Region, Kentucky

Kentucky has experienced record-breaking export growth, and exports in 2015 totaled over $27 billion. Kentucky’s top five exports were aerospace parts and products ($8.7 billion), motor vehicles and parts ($5 billion), pharmaceutical and medicines ($1.7 billion), resin, rubber, fibers, and filaments ($1.2 billion), and basic chemicals ($987 million).

Unmanned Aerial Systems Industry Taking Flight

Michigan has a rich history of innovation, a skilled work force, and leading academic institutions prepared to engage in the emerging public UAS space.

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.

The Editor's Blog

Brexit Fashion Statement

The economic impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union is coming into focus, with down arrows proliferating in key indicators.

Bears Ears

A monumental fight over federal land is heating up in the state with the second-largest percentage of it.

Drug Kingpins

It's time to place the blame for the nation's opioid epidemic squarely where it belongs, in Washington DC.

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Aluminum Recycling, Manufacturing Company Investing $26M In Florida

ATIO USA will open a new manufacturing facility in Clewiston, FL creating 39 new jobs.

Firearms Manufacturer To Invest $2.9M In Alabama

Steyr Arms will add a manufacturing component to its Bessemer, AL firearms assembly and distribution operations.

TeleTech Creating 350 Jobs In Arkansas

The customer experience center in Morrilton, AR will be the company’s second in the state.

Mohawk Industries Creating 245 Jobs In Tennessee

The global flooring manufacturer will add a second plant in Dickson, TN.

Mauser To Invest $10M In Louisiana Industrial Packaging Project

Mauser will establish a new packaging facility in the Talon Industrial Park in Geismar, LA, creating 75 new jobs.

Firearms Manufacturer To Invest $2.9M In Alabama

Steyr Arms will add a manufacturing component to its Bessemer, AL firearms assembly and distribution operations.

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

  • OSHA Seeking Feedback On Voluntary Protection Programs June 23, 2017
    OSHA will hold a public meeting next month to solicit suggestions for strengthening its Voluntary Protection Programs. - Read: OSHA Seeking Feedback On Voluntary Protection Programs
  • Green Globes Certifies 45M SF For MGM Resorts June 23, 2017
    Eight Las Vegas properties in the MGM Resorts International portfolio have earned the highest level of this certification from the Green Building Initiative. - Read: Green Globes Certifies 45M SF For MGM Resorts
  • Kisi Access Control Integrates With Google Apps June 23, 2017
    The manufacturer of physical access control systems offers customers the ability to integrate this security with their facilities' Google Directory and Google Calendar information. - Read: Kisi Access Control Integrates With Google Apps

Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight Of The Week: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Rural Millennials, admittedly a smaller percentage of 18- to 35-year-olds, are rarely acknowledged in the media. Yet it is precisely this cohort that will sustain, enhance, and expand Ohio’s manufacturing sector, which is predominately located in small towns and rural areas.

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Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Matt Hurlbutt, Greater Rochester Enterprise

Matt Hurlbutt, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Greater Rochester Enterprise, discusses the Economic Gardening program, local talent, food processing, photonics, higher education and the importance of water.

Making Waves: Building A Water Management Mecca

Coastal rebuilding projects are driving the growth of the water sector in Louisiana. The Pelican State aims to become the Silicon Valley of the global water industry.

Building A Biotech Rebound

A slow start and a dearth of mergers and acquisitions made 2016 a tough year for biotech, but new gene and immuno-therapies are leading the way for a much stronger performance when 2017 results are in.

May / June 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 3)

The May / June 2017 issue features our annual tour of the locations that are leaders in logistics and distribution, ports and FTZs, LiveXchange 2017, biotech, tourism, and certified sites. Plus, what’s going on in Maryland, Louisiana, Nevada and Tennessee.

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Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report: State Rankings

BF’s 12TH ANNUAL RANKINGS report is our most comprehensive analysis to date of the locations that are leading the pack in the most important benchmarks for sustainable growth in the 21st century. Part One: State Rankings.

Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report: Metro, Global Rankings

BF’s 12TH ANNUAL RANKINGS report is our most comprehensive analysis to date of the locations that are leading the pack in the most important benchmarks for sustainable growth in the 21st century. Part Two: Metro Rankings.

Texas Named Business Facilities’ State Of The Year

The Lone Star State wins BF's top annual honor for the third time.

2016 Metro Rankings Report: San Antonio, TX Is No. 1 In Economic Growth Potential

San Antonio, TX is the top-ranked metro for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report; Reno-Sparks, NV and Huntsville, AL placed second and third, respectively.

May / June 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 3)

The May / June 2017 issue features our annual tour of the locations that are leaders in logistics and distribution, ports and FTZs, LiveXchange 2017, biotech, tourism, and certified sites. Plus, what’s going on in Maryland, Louisiana, Nevada and Tennessee.

2016 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

March / April 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 2)

The March / April 2017 issue features our annual tour of workforce development programs across the U.S. Plus, the impact of low-cost power, and a look at the aerospace and manufacturing industries, Louisiana, New Mexico, Kentucky, New York, Minnesota, Illinois, and Cape Coral, FL.
The Business Fcilities 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

BF Location Video: Iowa: Ready For Business

Iowa offers opportunities as far as the eye can see, especially in bioscience, advanced manufacturing and finance. See how your company could profit from our pro-business environment.

LOCATION NEWS

Aluminum Recycling, Manufacturing Company Investing $26M In Florida

ATIO USA will open a new manufacturing facility in Clewiston, FL creating 39 new jobs.

Firearms Manufacturer To Invest $2.9M In Alabama

Steyr Arms will add a manufacturing component to its Bessemer, AL firearms assembly and distribution operations.

Tech Hiring Could Be A Challenge For Second Half Of 2017

New report shows tech leaders plan to increase hiring, but business expansion is making it harder to hire IT talent.

TeleTech Creating 350 Jobs In Arkansas

The customer experience center in Morrilton, AR will be the company’s second in the state.

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

Tech Hiring Could Be A Challenge For Second Half Of 2017

New report shows tech leaders plan to increase hiring, but business expansion is making it harder to hire IT talent.

Five U.S. Cities Where The Cost Of Living Is Rising Fastest

A new study from GOBankingRates identifies the cities across America that have seen the largest increase in cost of living expenses from 2016 to 2017.

Scorecard Identifies Most Energy-Efficient Utilities

ACEEE’s first-ever Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard looks at the performance of the 51 largest electric utilities in the U.S. and highlights cutting-edge efforts.

Can New Construction Keep Up With Industrial Real Estate Demand?

Industrial real estate is facing a squeeze with record-high rents and historic vacancy lows, according to new research from JLL.

Foreign Investment In U.S. Real Estate Rising

China was the top country of origin in both buying and selling commercial real estate in 2016, and Florida was the top destination of choice for international clients.

San Francisco, New York Earn Top Spots In Global Cities 2017

A key theme in this year's Global Cities Index and Outlook was investment in developing start-up ecosystems, according to A.T. Kearney.

Southern Cities Continue To Dominate U.S. Growth

Ten of the 15 fastest-growing large cities in the U.S. were located across the South in 2016, with four of the top five in Texas, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Global Productivity: Decade-Long Decline Comes To A Halt

The predicted uptick in 2017 will be largely driven by faster demand from emerging markets; productivity growth is stronger in Europe than the U.S., according to The Conference Board.

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The Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development is a public/private collaboration charged with fulfilling Lincoln’s economic development goals upholding the idea that job growth and business expansion are critical components of a vibrant and thriving economy.