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Featured News

Caterpillar Investing $15M In North Carolina

The company will add 40 jobs in Sanford, NC when it expands its operations by opening a pre-assembly plant for skid-steer loaders.

Monogram Foods Investing $30M In Virginia

The company will create 300 new jobs with its fourth expansion of its Henry County, VA manufacturing operation.

Making A Splash In South Louisiana

The southern parishes of the Pelican State have got the secret sauce for success, matching a solid track record of growth with a unique quality of life.

Serta Simmons Bedding Opens Washington Manufacturing Plant

The new plant in Seattle, WA expands the company’s regional presence as part of $100 million manufacturing investment.

Daifuku Wynright To Invest $26M In Indiana Manufacturing Complex

The new Hobart, IN facility will consolidate two manufacturing operations into one location, creating up to 582 new jobs by the end of 2021.

2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year Entries Being Accepted

The deadline for submissions for Business Facilities' 2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year is November 9, 2018.

Sponsored Content

Orlando Invests $10 Billion In Transportation Infrastructure

From a world renowned airport to new commuter rail, Orlando knows how to gets things moving.

Intersect Illinois – Where Your Business Meets Success

The 17th largest economy in the world, Illinois has grown and attracted some of the most innovative and iconic companies on the planet—including Amazon, Caterpillar, Boeing and Wrigley Company—thanks to its many advantages for business and talent. Learn more at intersectillinois.org.

“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!

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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Caterpillar Investing $15M In North Carolina

The company will add 40 jobs in Sanford, NC when it expands its operations by opening a pre-assembly plant for skid-steer loaders.

Monogram Foods Investing $30M In Virginia

The company will create 300 new jobs with its fourth expansion of its Henry County, VA manufacturing operation.

Making A Splash In South Louisiana

The southern parishes of the Pelican State have got the secret sauce for success, matching a solid track record of growth with a unique quality of life.

Microsoft Creating 200 New Jobs In Ireland

The expansion of Microsoft's team at its Dublin campus will help drive innovation and accelerated adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning for customers globally.

Monogram Foods Investing $30M In Virginia

The company will create 300 new jobs with its fourth expansion of its Henry County, VA manufacturing operation.

Daifuku Wynright To Invest $26M In Indiana Manufacturing Complex

The new Hobart, IN facility will consolidate two manufacturing operations into one location, creating up to 582 new jobs by the end of 2021.

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

  • Friday Funny: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes September 21, 2018
    The Museum of Illusions opened in New York City this week, treating visitors to a bounty of mind-bending illusions. - Read: Friday Funny: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Unified Situational Awareness September 21, 2018
    The Symmetry Control Room open source platform enables communication with different technologies coupled with a powerful graphics engine to create the best layout to visualize and efficiently navigate a unified security environment. - Read: Unified Situational Awareness at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Fingerprint Tech Meets Liveness Detection Standard September 20, 2018
    HID Global's patented Lumidigm multispectral imaging solution is the first fingerprint technology certified to the ISO/IEC 30107-3 Presentation Attack Detection (PAD) standard, which focuses on anti-spoofing and liveness detection to determine whether fingerprint data captured from the sensor is from a real, living person or from a plastic fake or other artificial copy. - Read: […]

Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight: Wheeling, Illinois

Located in the heart of Chicago’s prestigious northern suburbs, Wheeling is a diverse and dynamic community of 40,000 people, distinguished by its unique balance of industry, commercial development, and residential neighborhoods.

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Making A Splash In South Louisiana

The southern parishes of the Pelican State have got the secret sauce for success, matching a solid track record of growth with a unique quality of life.

2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year Entries Being Accepted

The deadline for submissions for Business Facilities' 2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year is November 9, 2018.

Arizona: Billion Dollar Boom

The Grand Canyon State has seen its share of grand investments in 2018 with two companies that are revolutionizing their industries.

Nevada: Where Innovation Meets Logistics

Whether it’s testing unmanned aerial systems overhead or moving freight on the ground, Henderson, NV is ready to meet your 21st century business needs.

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2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year Entries Being Accepted

The deadline for submissions for Business Facilities' 2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year is November 9, 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.

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.

Business Facilities’ 14th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report

Our 14th Annual Rankings Report keeps pace with the evolving priorities of economic development and tracks red-hot growth sectors, kicking off with the state rankings report.

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.

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

May / June 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 3)

The May / June 2018 Issue features the top workforce training programs and incentives, plus a look at Canada, Nevada, cybersecurity, call centers, and more.
Site Selection/EDO Directory. Economic Development websites and contacts - state, utility, regional development, county and city listings.

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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

Caterpillar Investing $15M In North Carolina

The company will add 40 jobs in Sanford, NC when it expands its operations by opening a pre-assembly plant for skid-steer loaders.

Monogram Foods Investing $30M In Virginia

The company will create 300 new jobs with its fourth expansion of its Henry County, VA manufacturing operation.

Making A Splash In South Louisiana

The southern parishes of the Pelican State have got the secret sauce for success, matching a solid track record of growth with a unique quality of life.

Serta Simmons Bedding Opens Washington Manufacturing Plant

The new plant in Seattle, WA expands the company’s regional presence as part of $100 million manufacturing investment.

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

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.

Top U.S. Cities For Tech Hiring

More than half of companies plan to hire tech talent by the end of the year; Miami, Detroit, and Los Angeles are top cities adding to their tech teams, according to new survey.

More Than One In Four Job Seekers Willing To Move For A New Job

San Francisco, New York City are top destinations for workers who want to move; Providence, RI and San Jose have the highest percentage of workers applying to other cities.

U.S. Technology Sector Added Nearly 200,000 Jobs In 2017

At $1.6 trillion, the tech sector is one of the largest components of the nation's economy, according to Cyberstates™ 2018.

U.S. Labor Market Tightens, Demand For Skilled Workers Continues

Manufacturing companies report the biggest growth in hiring plans, up +7% from Q2 2017, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.

U.S., Canada Home To Nearly 500 Zero Energy Buildings

California is by far the front-runner in zero energy building activity, with Oregon boasting the second largest count, according to the New Buildings Institute.

Location Spotlights