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Those Days Are Over

There will be zero tolerance now for sexual harassment in the workplace, studio, or halls of Congress. And we ask: Should Sen. Al Franken resign?

Nexteer Breaks Ground On Asia-Pacific Technical Center In China

The nearly 323,000-square-foot facility in China’s Suzhou Industrial Park will employ approximately 1,000 workers.

Bocar Will Invest $115M In New Alabama Plant

The Tier 1 automotive supplier will create over 300 jobs in Huntsville, AL.

Midmark Opening $40M R&D Center In Ohio

The state-of-the-art health care solutions R&D center located in Versailles, will receive a $5 million R&D Center Grant from JobsOhio.

Indiana Having Historic Year For Job Growth

Businesses have committed to creating nearly 29,000 jobs across the state in 2017 so far, a record breaking year for economic development. 

Illinois Revives Premier Corporate Tax Incentives

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation reinstating the Economic Development for a Growing Economy incentives program (EDGE), a vital tool in winning big-ticket projects.

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Ample, Affordable Renewable Energy Brings Apple To Iowa

Companies looking to build new facilities are searching for sites suitable for development and relatively risk free. Certified sites fill the demand for project-ready industrial sites - making the decision to locate in Iowa easy.

Life Sciences

Lexington has leveraged its culture of innovation and commercialization, a superior business climate, top ranked research programs at the University of Kentucky, and an expansion network of medical center to provide an environment where any market niche of the life sciences industry can grow.

Japanese Automotive Bearing Parts Manufacturer To Invest $13.7 Million & Create 60 New Jobs

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Miyake Forging North America Corporation officials today announced the company will build a new automotive bearing parts manufacturing facility in Surgoinsville.

The Editor's Blog

Those Days Are Over

There will be zero tolerance now for sexual harassment in the workplace, studio, or halls of Congress. And we ask: Should Sen. Al Franken resign?

Fire and Ice

There's no such thing as a limited nuclear war.

Sky Box

As Big Box retail outlets start to dwindle, warehouses are proliferating—and not all of them are horizontal.

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Nexteer Breaks Ground On Asia-Pacific Technical Center In China

The nearly 323,000-square-foot facility in China’s Suzhou Industrial Park will employ approximately 1,000 workers.

Bocar Will Invest $115M In New Alabama Plant

The Tier 1 automotive supplier will create over 300 jobs in Huntsville, AL.

Midmark Opening $40M R&D Center In Ohio

The state-of-the-art health care solutions R&D center located in Versailles, will receive a $5 million R&D Center Grant from JobsOhio.

Indiana Having Historic Year For Job Growth

Businesses have committed to creating nearly 29,000 jobs across the state in 2017 so far, a record breaking year for economic development. 

Chobani Breaks Ground On Idaho Expansion

The greek yogurt manufacturer is expanding its Twin Falls, ID plant, adding an additional 70,000 square feet to the world’s largest yogurt plant.

DXC Technology To Create 2,000 Jobs In New Orleans

Fortune 250 firm’s Digital Transformation Center represents Louisiana’s largest technology project to date; Louisiana campuses to provide talent pipeline through historic higher education initiative.

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

  • Visa Lighting Introduces Sole Illuminated Mirror November 17, 2017
    First LED illuminated mirror was designed for high abuse environments where safety and damage-resistance are crucial. - Read: Visa Lighting Introduces Sole Illuminated Mirror at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Friday Funny: No Otter Restroom Comes Close November 17, 2017
    It’s official: The otters—along with all the other aquatic critters at Scottsdale's OdySea Aquarium—can now brag that their home has hooked America’s Best Restroom® Title. - Read: Friday Funny: No Otter Restroom Comes Close at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Preparing For The Black Friday Frenzy November 16, 2017
    Learn how retail facility managers prepare for the most highly anticipated, and busiest, shopping day of the year. - Read: Preparing For The Black Friday Frenzy at FacilityExecutive.com.

Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight: Cape Coral – A Strategic Location

Ranked among the best places to live and do business, and located in the tax-friendly state of Florida, Cape Coral is a top contender for corporate relocations and business expansions for companies worldwide.

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Illinois Revives Premier Corporate Tax Incentives

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation reinstating the Economic Development for a Growing Economy incentives program (EDGE), a vital tool in winning big-ticket projects.

Tennessee: Tyson Foods Expanding in Union City

Tyson is adding 25,000 square feet at its facility in Obion County, an $80-million investment creating 300 jobs.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Terry Gill, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Terry Gill, Secretary, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, discusses the commonwealth's workforce revolution, distribution and logistics industry, STEM jobs, and Build-Ready Certification program.

Call For Entries Deadline Extended: 2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year

The deadline for submissions for Business Facilities' 2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year has been extended to November 27, 2017.

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Call For Entries Deadline Extended: 2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year

The deadline for submissions for Business Facilities' 2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year has been extended to November 27, 2017.

Texas Governor Presented With 2016 State Of The Year Award

The Lone Star State earned Business Facilities' annual award for the third time in recognition of its business friendly climate that welcomes innovation and promises unlimited growth potential in years to come.

July / August 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 4)

The July / August 2017 issue features our 13th annual rankings report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations from every possible economic development angle.

Business Facilities’ 13th Annual Rankings Report

The 13th annual edition of our rankings report tracks growth sectors that seem to be emerging overnight from thin air in uncharted waters, telling you who’s out front in cybersecurity, offshore wind energy and the other frontiers of the 21st century.

September / October 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 5)

The September / October 2017 features a tour of high-tech hubs, plus a look at the logistics and advanced manufacturing industries. Also, New Mexico, Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, Tennessee, and South Carolina.

2017 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 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 4)

The July / August 2017 issue features our 13th annual rankings report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations from every possible economic development angle.
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: Sundance 2014 – Reconstructing Utah

"What if you woke up tomorrow and everything you'd come to know about Utah was gone?" Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert rallies a team of business and community leaders to highlight what makes Utah a top state for business. Enjoy this fast, fun movie trailer for "Reconstructing Utah!"

LOCATION NEWS

Nexteer Breaks Ground On Asia-Pacific Technical Center In China

The nearly 323,000-square-foot facility in China’s Suzhou Industrial Park will employ approximately 1,000 workers.

Bocar Will Invest $115M In New Alabama Plant

The Tier 1 automotive supplier will create over 300 jobs in Huntsville, AL.

Midmark Opening $40M R&D Center In Ohio

The state-of-the-art health care solutions R&D center located in Versailles, will receive a $5 million R&D Center Grant from JobsOhio.

Indiana Having Historic Year For Job Growth

Businesses have committed to creating nearly 29,000 jobs across the state in 2017 so far, a record breaking year for economic development. 

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

California Leads In Electric Grid Modernization

Illinois, Texas, Maryland, and Oregon round out the top five in moving toward a modernized electric grid, according to the Grid Modernization Index.

Tech-Driven Demand, Shifts In Trade Policy Boosting U.S. Industrial Sector

The latest Ten-X U.S. Industrial Market Outlook identifies Los Angeles, Nashville, San Diego, Portland, and Sacramento as the Top Five markets to buy industrial properties.

Global Investment In Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Rising

Greenhouse gas emissions reduction, energy security are the largest drivers for investment in the U.S. and Canada, finds Johnson Controls’ new Energy Efficiency Indicator survey.

More Than Half Of Businesses Have Been Cyber Attack Victims

Nearly half of companies that were impacted by a cyber attack didn't even know one had occurred, according to a new Nationwide survey.

Small, Mid-Size U.S. Businesses Curb Enthusiasm About Economy

Optimism has shifted significantly to a more moderate level since the spring, according to the latest PNC Survey.

Massachusetts Holds On To Top Energy Efficiency Ranking

Idaho, Florida, Virginia are most improved states in ACEEE 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

Seven Trends Driving U.S. Job Growth

New research from CareerBuilder identifies seven major trends that have influenced job creation over the last seven years, and the occupations that have benefitted from these trends.

U.S. Employers Remain Positive About Hiring In Q4 2017

Employers across all sectors report favorable hiring intentions, with manufacturing reporting the strongest forecast since 2007.

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Morrison Illinois, the county seat, is centrally located on U.S. Route 30. The communities of Sterling and Rock Falls, located 15 miles to the east, comprise most of the county’s 60,000 population.