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Featured News

Rosendin Electric Bringing 84 Jobs To Pflugerville, TX

The electrical contract company is investing $3 million to relocate its facilities in Texas and California to a 50,000-square-foot facility.

GM Investing $300M In Michigan Plant For New Chevrolet EV

The project will add 400 jobs at the Orion Township assembly plant; GM will also invest $1.8 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations across six states, adding 700 new jobs

Arrive Logistics Investing $3.6M In Tennessee Expansion

A location in the center of Freight Alley was a top priority for the logistics company, which will create 500 news jobs at its expanded Chattanooga operations.

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.

SmileDirectClub Investing $217M To Expand Middle Tennessee HQ

The company will expand its Nashville area operations for the second time in two years, creating 2,010 new jobs in the process.

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. 

Sponsored Content

How An Iowa Location Can Improve The Bottom Line

The Iowa Certified Site program streamlines the site selection process and offers multiple options, including a green business park, industrial sites and parks, and mega sites.

Florida Creates Business-Friendly Environment To Grow In Today’s Global Market

From the Keys to the Panhandle, Florida welcomes you with the talented workforce, top-ranked infrastructure, global connectivity and quality of life your company needs.

The North Eastern Strategic Alliance | Put Success In Your Corner

Companies located in South Carolina’s Business Corner enjoy quick, easy access to both domestic and international markets, a plentiful and qualified workforce and it’s in a place where the cost of living and doing business are well below the national average. Learn more at www.nesasc.org.

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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Rosendin Electric Bringing 84 Jobs To Pflugerville, TX

The electrical contract company is investing $3 million to relocate its facilities in Texas and California to a 50,000-square-foot facility.

GM Investing $300M In Michigan Plant For New Chevrolet EV

The project will add 400 jobs at the Orion Township assembly plant; GM will also invest $1.8 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations across six states, adding 700 new jobs

Arrive Logistics Investing $3.6M In Tennessee Expansion

A location in the center of Freight Alley was a top priority for the logistics company, which will create 500 news jobs at its expanded Chattanooga operations.

Metal Powder Products Investing $1.5M In Indiana

The Noblesville-based metal parts manufacturer is relocating a manufacturing division from Ohio to Indiana.

SmileDirectClub Investing $217M To Expand Middle Tennessee HQ

The company will expand its Nashville area operations for the second time in two years, creating 2,010 new jobs in the process.

Arrive Logistics Investing $3.6M In Tennessee Expansion

A location in the center of Freight Alley was a top priority for the logistics company, which will create 500 news jobs at its expanded Chattanooga operations.

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

  • Friday Funny: A Mixer With A Twist March 22, 2019
    This truck may look like a typical cement mixer, but it’s really a gigantic whisky cocktail machine dubbed The Monkey Mixer. - Read: Friday Funny: A Mixer With A Twist at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • USCBC Bestows 2019 Greenbuild Europe Leadership Awards March 22, 2019
    This week, the U.S. Green Building Council recognized two companies for environmental efforts and also introduced the Timber Traceabiliy LEED pilot credit. - Read: USCBC Bestows 2019 Greenbuild Europe Leadership Awards at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Victaulic Bracket for Cold Storage Applications March 22, 2019
    The VicFlex Style AB6 Bracket for cold storage applications is from Victaulic®, a manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining systems. - Read: Victaulic Bracket for Cold Storage Applications at FacilityExecutive.com.

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.

BUSINESS FACILITIES MAGAZINE

Utah: This Is Business Elevated

With a sterling reputation for fiscal stability and a budget surplus, the Beehive State is ready to add new chapters to its economic development success story.

Arkansas: Creating Competitive Communities

A new Competitive Communities Initiative in Arkansas aims to make locations across the state even more attractive for new and expanding businesses.

Business Facilities LiveXchange Registration Closes Today!

Today is your last chance to register for this dynamic event that connects growing companies with economic development agencies from across the U.S.

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.

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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

January / February 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 1)

The January / February 2019 issue features our annual State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards, our editor's picks for top utilities, and more.

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

September / October 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 5)

The September / October 2018 issue features locations that are foreign direct investment magnets, ports and Foreign Trade Zones, and an exclusive interview with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Site Selection/EDO Directory. Economic Development websites and contacts - state, utility, regional development, county and city listings.

The Business Facilities Online Site Seekers' Guide is the most comprehensive online directory of economic development agencies from around the world.
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~ Print and online advertising.

Featured Location Videos

The North Eastern Strategic Alliance | Put Success In Your Corner

Companies located in South Carolina’s Business Corner enjoy quick, easy access to both domestic and international markets, a plentiful and qualified workforce and it’s in a place where the cost of living and doing business are well below the national average. Learn more at www.nesasc.org.

LOCATION NEWS

Rosendin Electric Bringing 84 Jobs To Pflugerville, TX

The electrical contract company is investing $3 million to relocate its facilities in Texas and California to a 50,000-square-foot facility.

GM Investing $300M In Michigan Plant For New Chevrolet EV

The project will add 400 jobs at the Orion Township assembly plant; GM will also invest $1.8 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations across six states, adding 700 new jobs

Arrive Logistics Investing $3.6M In Tennessee Expansion

A location in the center of Freight Alley was a top priority for the logistics company, which will create 500 news jobs at its expanded Chattanooga operations.

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.

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

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.

Illinois Was Tops For Green Building In 2018

Massachusetts and Washington earned the second and third spots in the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual Top 10 States for LEED Green Building ranking.

This Just In: New England Will Win Super Bowl LIII

RiseSmart's unemployment rate-based Big Game Predictor has picked the Super Bowl winner with 74 percent accuracy. Boston's rate is lower. Sorry LA.

Nashville, Bozeman Top 2019 Economic Strength Ranking

POLICOM’s annual ranking of U.S. Metropolitan and Micropolitan statistical areas is based on their long-term tendency to consistently grow in both size and quality.

Government Shutdown Negatively Impacted Nearly One In Five Business Owners

A new survey from Paychex found 19 percent of business owners said the government shutdown had a negative impact on their business outlook, 68 percent said they were unaffected, and 13 percent reported a positive impact.

Provo, San Jose Top Annual Ranking Of Best-Performing Cities

The Milken Institute's top 10 list of cities that are creating and sustaining jobs also includes San Francisco, Austin, Orlando, Raleigh, and Seattle.

Location Spotlights