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Business Facilities Featured News

How Will The 2020 Presidential Election Impact CRE?

Does it matter whether the next U.S. president is a Republican or a Democrat? When it comes to commercial real estate (CRE) growth, apparently not.

Amazon To Open New Fulfillment Center In Oklahoma

Amazon.com Inc's new one million square-foot fulfillment center will create more than 500 full-time jobs in Oklahoma City, OK.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Global HQ Relocating To Texas

HPE will relocate its global headquarters from California’s Silicon Valley to Spring, TX, building upon the company's established presence in the Lone Star State.

Penta Properties, Sierra Supply Chain Services Break Ground In Ontario

The $62 million cold storage expansion project in Hamilton, Ontario's Red Hill Business Park will create 100 jobs. 

Hyundai TRANSYS Investing Over $240M In Georgia Expansion

Automotive parts producer Hyundai TRANSYS will create 678 jobs at a new 620,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the West Point, GA area.

Henrico County, VA Endorses Proposed GreenCity Development

The $2.3 billion "ecodistrict" would generate nearly 2.3 million square feet of office and retail space, 2,400 housing units, two hotels, and a 17,000-seat arena.

Georgia Ports Authority Reaches Milestone On Mason Mega Rail Terminal

Rail cars are now traveling newly installed track linking Garden City Terminal’s Chatham and Mason rail yards, which boosts on-terminal storage capacity by 35 percent.

Gruppo Fanti To Invest $30M In West Virginia

The Italy-based metal packaging manufacturing company Gruppo Fanti will open its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Weirton, WV, creating 40 new full-time jobs.

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Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic is breaking the back of supply chains around the world.

Remember The Heroes

We'll never forget the courage of the healthcare workers who are on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.

“Nobody Saw This Coming”

At his coronavirus briefings, Trump marvels at the global reach of the pandemic and then adds: “Nobody saw this coming.” Actually, a lot of people did.

Business Facilities Sponsored Content

Get There Florida: The Sunshine State’s New Workforce Education Initiative

Get There Florida is a new workforce education initiative aimed at raising awareness of short-term but high-value career and technical education programs.

2020 Georgia Ports State of the Port: Charting the Course

Executive Director Griff Lynch presents the Georgia Ports Authority virtual 2020 State of the Port Address, with the latest developments in infrastructure and global trade at the Port of Savannah.

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.

Camp Hall: A One-of-a-Kind Opportunity For Business

Santee Cooper has invested in Camp Hall, a next generation commerce park designed for growth near the bustling city of Charleston, SC.

It’s Game Day at the Georgia Ports Authority!

It’s Game Day at the GPA! Executive Director Griff Lynch will present the Georgia Ports Authority’s virtual 2020 State of the Port Address, with the latest developments in infrastructure and global trade at the Port of Savannah: 11 a.m., Oct. 22, 2020. Register for the free online event at gaports.com.

Business Facilities | County of Lexington, South Carolina

The Saxe Gotha Industrial Park, home to Nephron Pharmaceuticals, Kennedy Innovation Complex and two Amazon facilities, makes this Park ideal for life sciences, advanced manufacturing and other related industries. This 714-acre Park is bordered by an East to West interstate and accessed by a North to South Interstate, boasts rail accessibility and all utilities are located within the Park.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Nice-Pak To Create More Than 300 Jobs In Arkansas

The wet wipe maker will increase manufacturing capacity at its Jonesboro, AR facility to meet the unprecedented need for its products due to the the COVID-19 pandemic.

$590M Loan Will Help ApiJect Make Vaccine Devices In North Carolina

In response to COVID-19, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation will loan the company $590 million to build a facility in Research Triangle Park.

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Amazon To Open New Fulfillment Center In Oklahoma

Amazon.com Inc's new one million square-foot fulfillment center will create more than 500 full-time jobs in Oklahoma City, OK.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Global HQ Relocating To Texas

HPE will relocate its global headquarters from California’s Silicon Valley to Spring, TX, building upon the company's established presence in the Lone Star State.

Henrico County, VA Endorses Proposed GreenCity Development

The $2.3 billion "ecodistrict" would generate nearly 2.3 million square feet of office and retail space, 2,400 housing units, two hotels, and a 17,000-seat arena.

Penta Properties, Sierra Supply Chain Services Break Ground In Ontario

The $62 million cold storage expansion project in Hamilton, Ontario's Red Hill Business Park will create 100 jobs. 

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

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    EZ Employee Separation Barriers are floor and table top workstation partitions that help keep employees safe when social distancing isn’t possible. - Read: Zoneworks EZ Employee Separation Barriers By Rite-Hite at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Most Organizations Expect Cyber Attacks In 2021 December 3, 2020
    Nearly a quarter of global organizations were hit by seven or more cyber attacks in 2020, according to Trend Micro's Cyber Risk Index. - Read: Most Organizations Expect Cyber Attacks In 2021 at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Workers Would Rather Clean, File Taxes Than Attend Office Holiday Party December 3, 2020
    Nearly 40% of workers are happy their office won’t be hosting a holiday party in 2020, according to a recent survey by Convene. - Read: Workers Would Rather Clean, File Taxes Than Attend Office Holiday Party at FacilityExecutive.com.

BUSINESS FACILITIES MAGAZINE

Business Facilities’ 2020 Deal Of The Year Deadline Extended

Submissions will be accepted for Business Facilities’ 2020 Deal of the Year Awards until December 7, 2020. Awards will be announced in 2021 and featured in the January/February 2021 issue of Business Facilities.

The Supply Chain Industry: All The Essentials

River Ridge Commerce Center in Southern Indiana has a central location, a large bank of land ready to develop and an abundant supply of clean water.

Maryland: Getting Busy In Baltimore

Increasing cargo volumes (and the largest container vessels in the world) are sailing into the Port of Baltimore, lifting Maryland’s economic tide.

Illinois: The Intersection Of Talent And Innovation

A great logistics network and a world-class education system enable the Land of Lincoln to generate the fifth-highest GDP among states.

Business Facilities Popular Posts

Business Facilities’ 2020 Deal Of The Year Deadline Extended

Submissions will be accepted for Business Facilities’ 2020 Deal of the Year Awards until December 7, 2020. Awards will be announced in 2021 and featured in the January/February 2021 issue of Business Facilities.

July / August 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 4)

The July / August 2020 Issue features our 16th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, an update on economic development's response to COVID-19.

U.S. Outduels China In Artificial Intelligence, Startups And GDP

The United States is outdueling China in a tight competition for global economic hegemony in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report.

Atlanta Is Hottest Tech Hub, NOLA Takes Logistics Crown

Atlanta is the hottest growth leader among Tech Hubs and New Orleans tops the chart of Logistics Leaders in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report.

Business Facilities Recent Issues

September / October 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 5)

The September / October 2020 Issue features prime locations for the cybersecurity industry, and an update on economic development's response to COVID-19. Plus, startups, food processing and more.

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

July / August 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 4)

The July / August 2020 Issue features our 16th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, an update on economic development's response to COVID-19.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight: Invest In Guelph

Guelph, a city located in Ontario, Canada, is a welcoming city for any new business, offering competitive land and building development and business operating costs partnered with a variety of employment lands and buildings to suit most business needs.
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Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

It’s Game Day at the Georgia Ports Authority!

It’s Game Day at the GPA! Executive Director Griff Lynch will present the Georgia Ports Authority’s virtual 2020 State of the Port Address, with the latest developments in infrastructure and global trade at the Port of Savannah: 11 a.m., Oct. 22, 2020. Register for the free online event at gaports.com.

Business Facilities LOCATION NEWS

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.

Amazon To Open New Fulfillment Center In Oklahoma

Amazon.com Inc's new one million square-foot fulfillment center will create more than 500 full-time jobs in Oklahoma City, OK.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Global HQ Relocating To Texas

HPE will relocate its global headquarters from California’s Silicon Valley to Spring, TX, building upon the company's established presence in the Lone Star State.

Penta Properties, Sierra Supply Chain Services Break Ground In Ontario

The $62 million cold storage expansion project in Hamilton, Ontario's Red Hill Business Park will create 100 jobs. 

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

How Will The 2020 Presidential Election Impact CRE?

Does it matter whether the next U.S. president is a Republican or a Democrat? When it comes to commercial real estate (CRE) growth, apparently not.

Workers Don’t Expect Return To Workplace By Year’s End

Remote work is gaining steam: New survey finds 33 percent question the wisdom of returning, report high productivity while working remotely.

New York City Leads 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard

Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, and San Francisco round out the top U.S. cities growing their clean energy efforts, according to ACEEE's newly-released 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard.

Climate Risks Increasingly Important In Real Estate Investment Decisions

Real estate investors commonly view local climate risks — such as wildfires, frequent and intense storms and sea-level rise — as core factors in investment decision-making.

Mayors Prioritize Infrastructure Investments In Economic Recovery

Most U.S. mayors agree that investing in infrastructure to generate jobs and economic growth is the top priority in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study.

Will Americans Relocate To Less Populated Areas Due To COVID-19?

Fast Survey finds that one in three Americans are considering relocation, with westerners, younger people, and higher earners most likely to consider a move.

Top 10 Issues Affecting The Real Estate Industry

COVID-19 and economic renewal top The Counselors of Real Estate's list of issues expected to have the most significant impact on real estate in 2020-2021.

Even After COVID-19, Execs Expect Remote Work Trend To Continue

Companies that had more remote workers before COVID-19 report that they are actually seeing increased employee productivity during the crisis, according to a new survey.

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