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Business Facilities Featured News

Texas Additive Manufacturer Expands To Neighborhood 91

Cumberland Additive will leverage recent growth in the aerospace, defense, and space sectors by expanding at Pittsburgh International Airport's N91 Additive Manufacturing campus.

Manufacturing: The Jobs Multiplier

A lack of ready or willing manufacturing job candidates could cost the U.S. economy up to $1 trillion unless the industry takes proactive steps.

Kansas Dairy Ingredients Investing $45M In Kansas Expansion

Kansas Dairy Ingredients (KDI) Cheese Company will expand its operations in Southwest Kansas, creating 40 new jobs in the Hugoton community.

EV Manufacturer Picks Tulsa For First Mega Microfactory

Electric vehicle (EV) maker Canoo will build its first mega microfactory on a 400-acre site at the MidAmerica Industrial Park, where it will create over 2,000 jobs.

Shut Down Your Zoom…Face-To-Face Meetings Are Back!

This year's Business Facilities LiveXchange event will be live and in-person at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, AZ, October 26-28, 2021.

Customized Training Programs: Finding The Perfect Fit

Everywhere from factory floors to research labs to virtual space—and every work space in between—today’s customized training programs are ensuring that new hires quickly get up to speed.

Amazon To Create 1,000 Jobs At New Baton Rouge Robotics Facility

The company will invest $200 million in its latest robotics fulfillment center in Louisiana, scheduled to open by December 2022.

Switch Picks Round Rock For Fifth Exascale Data Center Campus

Switch will build over 1.5 million square feet of Tier 5® data center space next to Dell Technologies’ global headquarters in Round Rock, TX.

Business Facilities Webinars

Don’t Miss Our Labor Market Recovery Report Webinar!

In this free webinar, Emsi EVP Josh Wright will crunch the latest labor market data and share his outlook on sectors and regions poised for recovery, the impact of remote work, and more.

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.

Business Facilities Sponsored Content

BF Location Video: Industrial Parks in Oswego County, NY

Situated in Upstate New York, Oswego County is located centrally to New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Toronto and Montreal, with over 80 million people within a 300-mile radius. Many factors place Oswego County at the top of the list for manufacturing clusters such as metal fabrication and food processing.

CMA CGM Marco Polo Breaks Record at Port of Savannah

The Port of Savannah recently served the largest vessel to call the U.S. East Coast, the CMA CGM Marco Polo. At 1,200 acres, the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal is North America’s largest single container terminal. Learn more.

Your Site Is Ready To Build In South Carolina

Camp Hall is a Next Generation Commerce Park set in the bustling southeast region minutes from Charleston, South Carolina. Designed for thriving commerce and sustainability.

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.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

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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Texas Additive Manufacturer Expands To Neighborhood 91

Cumberland Additive will leverage recent growth in the aerospace, defense, and space sectors by expanding at Pittsburgh International Airport's N91 Additive Manufacturing campus.

Manufacturing: The Jobs Multiplier

A lack of ready or willing manufacturing job candidates could cost the U.S. economy up to $1 trillion unless the industry takes proactive steps.

Texas Additive Manufacturer Expands To Neighborhood 91

Cumberland Additive will leverage recent growth in the aerospace, defense, and space sectors by expanding at Pittsburgh International Airport's N91 Additive Manufacturing campus.

Kansas Dairy Ingredients Investing $45M In Kansas Expansion

Kansas Dairy Ingredients (KDI) Cheese Company will expand its operations in Southwest Kansas, creating 40 new jobs in the Hugoton community.

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

  • Synergies Between LEED, WELL Certifications And ESG Programs June 21, 2021
    When evaluating goals, reference this table that examines the interplay between ESG strategy and the pursuit of LEED, WELL, and WELL Health-Safety Rating. - Read: Synergies Between LEED, WELL Certifications And ESG Programs at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Investing Into Health Care Infrastructure June 21, 2021
    A sector burdened by deferred facilities maintenance faces more challenges amid COVID-19. - Read: Investing Into Health Care Infrastructure at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Natural Hazards And Buildings June 21, 2021
    Whether hurricanes, wildfires, or earthquakes, threats from nature call for renewed look at emergency preparedness plans. - Read: Natural Hazards And Buildings at FacilityExecutive.com.

BUSINESS FACILITIES MAGAZINE

Manufacturing: The Jobs Multiplier

A lack of ready or willing manufacturing job candidates could cost the U.S. economy up to $1 trillion unless the industry takes proactive steps.

Customized Training Programs: Finding The Perfect Fit

Everywhere from factory floors to research labs to virtual space—and every work space in between—today’s customized training programs are ensuring that new hires quickly get up to speed.

Building The Top Tech Talent Pipeline In Virginia

Virginia is injecting more than $2 billion into a Tech Talent Investment Program that cumulatively represents the largest state commitment to computer science education.

Talent Attraction: Millennial Magnets

Millennials will soon make up 75 percent of the U.S. workforce—and locations that offer the right balance of living, working and playing are the frontrunners to acquire their skills.

Business Facilities Popular Posts

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

May / June 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 3)

The May / June 2021 Issue features a look at millennial magnets and customized training programs. Plus, how the manufacturing industry can keep and attract workers.

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

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 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

Texas Additive Manufacturer Expands To Neighborhood 91

Cumberland Additive will leverage recent growth in the aerospace, defense, and space sectors by expanding at Pittsburgh International Airport's N91 Additive Manufacturing campus.

Manufacturing: The Jobs Multiplier

A lack of ready or willing manufacturing job candidates could cost the U.S. economy up to $1 trillion unless the industry takes proactive steps.

Kansas Dairy Ingredients Investing $45M In Kansas Expansion

Kansas Dairy Ingredients (KDI) Cheese Company will expand its operations in Southwest Kansas, creating 40 new jobs in the Hugoton community.

EV Manufacturer Picks Tulsa For First Mega Microfactory

Electric vehicle (EV) maker Canoo will build its first mega microfactory on a 400-acre site at the MidAmerica Industrial Park, where it will create over 2,000 jobs.

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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