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Blue Origin To Invest $200M In Alabama Rocket Engine Facility

The spaceflight company will manufacture its BE-4 engine in a state-of-the art production facility to be built in Huntsville, AL.

Lidl Creating 250 Jobs In Georgia

The retail chain will invest $100 million over the next five years in a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Cartersville, GA.

Ports & FTZs: Perfect Together

The nation’s ports are handling record amounts of shipping. Importers get more bang for the buck by moving their goods through duty-free foreign trade zones located within or adjacent to ports.

Inscope Medical Solutions Chooses Southern Indiana For New HQ

The medical device startup will locate its new headquarters in Jeffersonville, IN with support from the state’s venture development partner.

Location Spotlight Of The Week: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

Aluminum Recycling, Manufacturing Company Investing $26M In Florida

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

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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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Blue Origin To Invest $200M In Alabama Rocket Engine Facility

The spaceflight company will manufacture its BE-4 engine in a state-of-the art production facility to be built in Huntsville, AL.

Lidl Creating 250 Jobs In Georgia

The retail chain will invest $100 million over the next five years in a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Cartersville, GA.

Ports & FTZs: Perfect Together

The nation’s ports are handling record amounts of shipping. Importers get more bang for the buck by moving their goods through duty-free foreign trade zones located within or adjacent to ports.

Mohawk Industries Creating 245 Jobs In Tennessee

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

Blue Origin To Invest $200M In Alabama Rocket Engine Facility

The spaceflight company will manufacture its BE-4 engine in a state-of-the art production facility to be built in Huntsville, AL.

TeleTech Creating 350 Jobs In Arkansas

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

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

  • Smart Vision Lights’ RM75 Mini Ring Light Series June 27, 2017
    Smart Vision Lights’ smallest LED ring light ever — the RM75 Series—bundles brightness and compactness. - Read: Smart Vision Lights’ RM75 Mini Ring Light Series
  • Inspecting, Maintaining Heat And Smoke Vents June 27, 2017
    Up to 60% of commercial low-slope roofs are due for re-roof or significant maintenance, according to a recent survey. - Read: Inspecting, Maintaining Heat And Smoke Vents
  • Question Of The Week: Is This Vendor The Right Fit For Your Facility? June 27, 2017
    Getting off to a good start is important when hiring and working with a new vendor. Here are some tips and tricks from Segura & Associates, a consulting firm that works with both cleaning contractors and building managers. - Read: Question Of The Week: Is This Vendor The Right Fit For Your Facility?

Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight Of The Week: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

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Ports & FTZs: Perfect Together

The nation’s ports are handling record amounts of shipping. Importers get more bang for the buck by moving their goods through duty-free foreign trade zones located within or adjacent to ports.

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.

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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.
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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

Blue Origin To Invest $200M In Alabama Rocket Engine Facility

The spaceflight company will manufacture its BE-4 engine in a state-of-the art production facility to be built in Huntsville, AL.

Lidl Creating 250 Jobs In Georgia

The retail chain will invest $100 million over the next five years in a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Cartersville, GA.

Ports & FTZs: Perfect Together

The nation’s ports are handling record amounts of shipping. Importers get more bang for the buck by moving their goods through duty-free foreign trade zones located within or adjacent to ports.

Inscope Medical Solutions Chooses Southern Indiana For New HQ

The medical device startup will locate its new headquarters in Jeffersonville, IN with support from the state’s venture development partner.

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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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.