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Featured News

Niagara Bottling Investing $68M In Kansas City Region

The California-based beverage manufacturer's new 420,000-square-foot facility will create nearly 50 jobs in Kansas City, MO.

Swiss Manufacturer Investing $13.6M In First U.S. Facility

Preci-Dip will create 100 jobs at its new electronic connector pin manufacturing facility in Bryan County, GA.

Amazon Creating 150 New Jobs At Virginia Facility

The new specialty fulfillment and last-mile delivery center in the City of Richmond, VA will add to Amazon’s existing workforce of more than 10,000 full-time employees across the Commonwealth.

ABB Selects North Carolina Facility For $40M Expansion

The global industrial company will create more than 400 jobs at its current facility in Mebane, NC.

Cree Investing $1 Billion In North Carolina

The five-year investment will expand Cree’s silicon carbide capacity with a fabrication facility and a materials “mega factory.”

Motus Integrated Technologies Creating 90 New Jobs In Alabama

The interior automotive parts supplier will invest over $15 million and create 90 new jobs at its new manufacturing facility in Gadsden, AL.

Sponsored Content

Barbados And Medical Tourism: A Perfect Match

Barbados is a medical tourism hub of excellence and a leading destination for IVF, rehabilitation, and a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Backed By Big Electric Vehicle Investments, The Future Of Tennessee’s Auto Industry Is Here

Tennessee has been the nerve center of the South’s auto sector for nearly four decades, and is shaping up to be a hub for electric vehicle investments.

Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia: The Perfect Place

Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia is a vibrant and premier location for business development opportunities. Located midway between Atlanta and Orlando in the heart of South Georgia, Valdosta-Lowndes County is strategically positioned for businesses to access and serve the global economy.

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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Niagara Bottling Investing $68M In Kansas City Region

The California-based beverage manufacturer's new 420,000-square-foot facility will create nearly 50 jobs in Kansas City, MO.

Swiss Manufacturer Investing $13.6M In First U.S. Facility

Preci-Dip will create 100 jobs at its new electronic connector pin manufacturing facility in Bryan County, GA.

Amazon Creating 150 New Jobs At Virginia Facility

The new specialty fulfillment and last-mile delivery center in the City of Richmond, VA will add to Amazon’s existing workforce of more than 10,000 full-time employees across the Commonwealth.

TOC Logistics International Creating 87 Jobs In Indiana

The global supply chain logistics company is investing more than $1.8 million to expand its Indianapolis headquarters.

Niagara Bottling Investing $68M In Kansas City Region

The California-based beverage manufacturer's new 420,000-square-foot facility will create nearly 50 jobs in Kansas City, MO.

Motus Integrated Technologies Creating 90 New Jobs In Alabama

The interior automotive parts supplier will invest over $15 million and create 90 new jobs at its new manufacturing facility in Gadsden, AL.

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

  • Friday Funny: Feeling Groovy? July 19, 2019
    HGTV has restored the beloved Brady Bunch house to its groovy 1970s glory and is giving fans a chance to “live like a Brady.” - Read: Friday Funny: Feeling Groovy? at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • BIM: Digital Data To Enhance Facility Management July 19, 2019
    After being utilized during a construction project, Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be used to assist the operations and maintenance of the facility. - Read: BIM: Digital Data To Enhance Facility Management at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • EVERLINE LED Drivers Expansion July 19, 2019
    The PW Series and PWX Series of wirelessly programmable EVERLINE LED drivers have been expanded. - Read: EVERLINE LED Drivers Expansion at FacilityExecutive.com.

Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.

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Cree Investing $1 Billion In North Carolina

The five-year investment will expand Cree’s silicon carbide capacity with a fabrication facility and a materials “mega factory.”

Arkansas: Job Creation Is Blossoming In The Natural State

April was a banner month for economic development in Arkansas, with a haul of more than $200 million in investment and more than 900 new jobs.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With James Chavez, South Carolina Power Team

James Chavez, President and Chief Executive Officer, South Carolina Power Team, discusses recent economic development successes, the Site Readiness Fund, workforce development and foreign investment.

Maryland: Expanding Opportunity For An Expanding Workforce

Maryland has dedicated $56.5 million to attract new businesses to its Opportunity zones. MD also has extended a 10-year tax credit for jobs created in the zones.

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Virginia Economic Development Partnership Receives 2018 State Of The Year Award

Virginia Economic Development Partnership President and CEO Stephen Moret was presented with Business Facilities’ 2018 State of the Year Award today by BF Chief Business Officer Ted Coene.

Cover Story: Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year

Virginia may be for lovers, but these days the Commonwealth also is getting a ton of love from emerging high-tech growth sectors and businesses looking for the perfect corporate HQ site.

2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

Detroit’s iconic Michigan Central Station will be restored to greatness as the centerpiece of Ford’s new 1.2 million-square-foot Corktown campus and mobility hub.

2018 Economic Development Deal Of The Year Honorable Mentions

With more than 40 projects to choose from in our 2018 Deal of the Year competition, our judges had to put in overtime to designate 10 worthy recipients of our Honorable Mentions.

Recent Issues

May / June 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 3)

The May / June 2019 Issue looks at locations that are making foreign direct investment an economic development priority. Plus, our editor's picks for tech hubs, and an exclusive interview with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.

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

March / April 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 2)

The March / April 2019 Issue features a look at workforce training programs, manufacturing growth, biotechnology and STEM leaders. Plus, data centers and green development.
Site Selection/EDO Directory. Economic Development websites and contacts - state, utility, regional development, county and city listings.

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Featured Location Videos

Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia: The Perfect Place

Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia is a vibrant and premier location for business development opportunities. Located midway between Atlanta and Orlando in the heart of South Georgia, Valdosta-Lowndes County is strategically positioned for businesses to access and serve the global economy.

LOCATION NEWS

Niagara Bottling Investing $68M In Kansas City Region

The California-based beverage manufacturer's new 420,000-square-foot facility will create nearly 50 jobs in Kansas City, MO.

Swiss Manufacturer Investing $13.6M In First U.S. Facility

Preci-Dip will create 100 jobs at its new electronic connector pin manufacturing facility in Bryan County, GA.

Amazon Creating 150 New Jobs At Virginia Facility

The new specialty fulfillment and last-mile delivery center in the City of Richmond, VA will add to Amazon’s existing workforce of more than 10,000 full-time employees across the Commonwealth.

ABB Selects North Carolina Facility For $40M Expansion

The global industrial company will create more than 400 jobs at its current facility in Mebane, NC.

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

Can Generation Z Rescue Manufacturing?

2019 L2L Manufacturing Index reveals Generation Z's interest in manufacturing, but the industry needs to fight for their attention and participation.

Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate In 2019-2020

U.S. infrastructure is the leading concern among the issues expected to have the most significant impact on real estate, according to The Counselors of Real Estate.

Most U.S. Professionals Would Opt To Leave Cities 

Driven by a housing crunch and high cost of living, a new poll shows 70 percent of knowledge workers would move from major cities if they could perform their jobs at the same level.

Technology Employment Grew In 43 States Last Year

California led the pack as more than 260,000 new technology jobs were created in the U.S. in 2018, according to CompTIA Cyberstates 2019 report.

Corporate Real Estate Executives’ Salaries On The Rise

Corporate real estate professionals' salaries increased by an average 5.3 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to a CoreNet Global and FPL Associates survey.

E-Commerce, Logistics Signed Largest Warehouse Leases In 2018

CBRE study found that last year, 61 of the largest 100 industrial leases in the U.S. were completed by e-commerce companies and logistics firms.

Companies Willing To Train Job Applicants Who Don’t Meet Requirements

Employees have been offered a position when they were underqualified most frequently in Charlotte, San Diego, Austin and Washington, DC, according to a new Robert Half survey. 

Top 10 Countries, Regions For LEED Green Building

Mainland China topped USGBC'S list of global green building leaders outside the U.S., with more than 68 million gross square meters.

Location Spotlights