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Business Facilities Featured News

HudsonAlpha Launches Expansion Project At Biotech Campus

The expansion will include a global headquarters for Discovery Life Sciences, and laboratory and greenhouse space for HudsonAlpha’s Center for Plant Science and Sustainable Agriculture.

Jacksonville Delivers Bold Advantages For Fintech Firms

With a commitment to growing world class talent, Jacksonville is an ideal location for fintech companies looking to grow and succeed.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Ariel C. Gruswitz, J.D., Delaware Prosperity Partnership

Ariel C. Gruswitz, J.D., Director of Innovation, Delaware Prosperity Partnership, discusses the First State's focus on innovation, and how it's attracting growing companies.

Hilmar Cheese Company Bringing 247 New Jobs To Kansas

Hilmar Cheese Company plans to invest $460 million to build a major production facility in Dodge City, KS.

Amazon Investing $100M In North Carolina 

Seattle-based e-retail giant Amazon will create 500 jobs at its new import processing center in Smithfield, NC.

Google Canada Plans $600M Investment In Québec

Google Canada intends to acquire more than 154 acres of land in Beauharnois, Québec, southwest of Montréal, where it will build a data center that will employ at least 20 people.

A Powerhouse For Growth In South Carolina

Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s largest power provider, is a major driver of regional economic development, helping to create a favorable business climate that fuels growth.

Lion Electric Bringing First-Ever U.S. Manufacturing Facility To Illinois

The $70 million investment by Lion Electric will pave the way for the largest all-electric commercial vehicle production plant in the U.S., create 745 jobs.

Business Facilities Webinars

Did You Miss Our “Bringing Your Supply Chain Home” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn which factors must be evaluated when choosing the right location for your manufacturing supply chain.

LiveXchange Webinar: Panel Discussion – Opportunity Zones 2.0

Learn how Opportunity Zones are becoming prime investment opportunities for capital gains and how new IRS guidelines will impact on your plans for a QOZ near you.

LiveXchange Webinar: The Labor Market In A Remote Economy

Learn best practices site selectors can use to analyze labor market trends in real time and to evaluate workforce availability before choosing a location for a major project.

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Jacksonville Delivers Bold Advantages For Fintech Firms

With a commitment to growing world class talent, Jacksonville is an ideal location for fintech companies looking to grow and succeed.

Port Laredo, Your Business Partner at the Border!

On the U.S./Mexico border, commercial vehicle imports at the Laredo, Texas Port of Entry rival Detroit’s automotive trade industry. Bring your manufacturing investment to this southern hub on the U.S. automotive corridor!

BF Location Video: TexAmericas Center Case Study Expal USA

EXPAL USA's CEO, Steve Dart talks about their successful new Texas location in the Texarkana region. See why so many companies are saying yes to a new location at TexAmericas Center​.

Canada: Your Investment Destination For Supply Chain Resiliency 

Brand, market access, and talent are among the numerous advantages Canada enjoys amid the reshaping of global supply chains.

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.

[VIDEO] Why Michigan? | Pure Opportunity | MEDC

Why come to Michigan? Pure opportunity. Looking for tech talent? Ours is among the fastest growing. Need a low cost of living? Ours is the 4th lowest in the nation. Sick of paying high taxes? Michigan’s business environment is ranked in the top 10.

Griff Lynch: GPA Speeds Infrastructure Projects

Georgia Ports Authority is expediting improvements to handle unprecedented cargo volumes. GPA has approved projects to increase annual capacity at the Port of Savannah by 1.4 million twenty-foot equivalent container units.

Topeka and Plug and Play Partnership Sparks “Culture of Innovation”

GoTopeka has announced that Plug and Play, a global innovation platform that specializes in creating industry-specific accelerator programs, has selected its first batch of startups for its animal health and ag tech program in Topeka. Learn more.

BF Location Video: Why Michigan? – Discover Pure Opportunity

Businesses are choosing Michigan for our diverse and abundant workforce, business-friendly environment, low cost of living and global supply chain assets.

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Canada: Your Investment Destination For Supply Chain Resiliency 

Brand, market access, and talent are among the numerous advantages Canada enjoys amid the reshaping of global supply chains.

Locations For The Biotech Industry: Microscopic Miracles

Successful introduction of mRNA vaccines has created a platform for the rapid development of new treatments.

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HudsonAlpha Launches Expansion Project At Biotech Campus

The expansion will include a global headquarters for Discovery Life Sciences, and laboratory and greenhouse space for HudsonAlpha’s Center for Plant Science and Sustainable Agriculture.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Ariel C. Gruswitz, J.D., Delaware Prosperity Partnership

Ariel C. Gruswitz, J.D., Director of Innovation, Delaware Prosperity Partnership, discusses the First State's focus on innovation, and how it's attracting growing companies.

Lion Electric Bringing First-Ever U.S. Manufacturing Facility To Illinois

The $70 million investment by Lion Electric will pave the way for the largest all-electric commercial vehicle production plant in the U.S., create 745 jobs.

Google Canada Plans $600M Investment In Québec

Google Canada intends to acquire more than 154 acres of land in Beauharnois, Québec, southwest of Montréal, where it will build a data center that will employ at least 20 people.

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

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Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Ariel C. Gruswitz, J.D., Delaware Prosperity Partnership

Ariel C. Gruswitz, J.D., Director of Innovation, Delaware Prosperity Partnership, discusses the First State's focus on innovation, and how it's attracting growing companies.

A Powerhouse For Growth In South Carolina

Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s largest power provider, is a major driver of regional economic development, helping to create a favorable business climate that fuels growth.

New York: Where Steel Turns Into Sugar

The historic Bethlehem Steel mill in Lackawanna, New York, built in the 19th Century, will be converted into a $19-million sugar refinery.

Advancing In Arizona: Not Just A Pretty Face

Known for some of the most striking views in the country, the Grand Canyon State is proving it’s more than meets the eye, demonstrating success in a variety of key sectors.

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North Carolina: Rising Star With A Global Reach

In the last century, our 2020 State of the Year has been tops in tobacco, textiles and furniture. Today, North Carolina is on the cutting edge of advanced manufacturing, biotech, gene therapy and unmanned aerial systems.

2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Dozens of transformative high-tech projects vied for our 2020 Deal of The Year Award. The Tesla Gigafactory lands the biggest prize for Greater Austin, TX.

Silver Award: 2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Louisiana, a giant in the production of fossil fuels, is busy preparing for a green future with a $9.2-billion complex that will make diesel from renewable feedstocks.

Bronze Award: 2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Centene is bringing its $1B East Coast headquarters to Charlotte, NC, creating more than 1 million square feet of new office space.

Business Facilities Recent Issues

March / April 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2021 Issue features a look at the Global Supply Chain and our annual tour of top logistics hubs. Plus, a report from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

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

January / February 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 1)

The January / February 2021 Issue features our annual State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards. Plus, our editor's top utility picks, the future of electric vehicles, and more.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

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.
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Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight: Virginia I81-I77 Crossroads

The VIAA region is composed of five counties and one city in the Southwestern region of Virginia, with one of the leading trucking routes traversing the region.

Business Facilities LOCATION NEWS

HudsonAlpha Launches Expansion Project At Biotech Campus

The expansion will include a global headquarters for Discovery Life Sciences, and laboratory and greenhouse space for HudsonAlpha’s Center for Plant Science and Sustainable Agriculture.

Jacksonville Delivers Bold Advantages For Fintech Firms

With a commitment to growing world class talent, Jacksonville is an ideal location for fintech companies looking to grow and succeed.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Ariel C. Gruswitz, J.D., Delaware Prosperity Partnership

Ariel C. Gruswitz, J.D., Director of Innovation, Delaware Prosperity Partnership, discusses the First State's focus on innovation, and how it's attracting growing companies.

Hilmar Cheese Company Bringing 247 New Jobs To Kansas

Hilmar Cheese Company plans to invest $460 million to build a major production facility in Dodge City, KS.

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

Global Real Estate CEOs Plan For Industry Transformation

A new World Economic Forum report maps how the real estate industry can transform to ensure buildings and cities are liveable, sustainable, resilient, and affordable.

Tech Companies Will Maintain Or Increase Remote Workforce In 2021

COVID-19 forced businesses to create a remote workforce, and the change may be permanent, according to a new report from Velocity Global.  

Top Five Site Selection Predictions For 2021

A survey of Site Selectors Guild members reveals the key trends impacting corporate location decisions in a wide range of industries in the U.S. and around the world. 

Many Workers Want Workplaces To Stay Closed Until Vaccines Available

More than half of workers say employers should offer vaccine incentives, 42 percent say employers should delay re-opening, finds new Eagle Hill research.

Massachusetts Ranked Tops For LEED Green Building

2020 revealed the importance of healthy, green buildings in supporting people and communities, according USGBC's Top 10 States for LEED Green Building.

Employee Workplace Needs Differ Dramatically By Generation

While Millennials prioritize better hardware, Gen X wants more flexible work schedules to care for their families and Baby Boomers want a raise, finds the Nintex Workplace 2021 Study.

Will Workers Resign Due To Handling Of COVID-19 Pandemic?

Two in five office workers plan to resign and find a new job based on how their company handled the COVID-19 pandemic, reveals a new survey.

Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021

Many states will make changes to their minimum wage laws in 2021; greatest impacts will be seen in California, Washington and Florida.

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