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Florida: A Warm Climate For Business Growth

Florida’s huge market and business-friendly government policies help companies reach their growth and expansion goals with ease.

LifeNet Health Investing $12.25M, Creating 321 Jobs In Virginia

The regenerative medicine company's expansion of its Virginia Beach global headquarters is the 1,000th economic development project of the McAuliffe administration.

Safeplast NA Investing $4.3M In South Carolina Headquarters

The manufacturer of hose protectors and binding products will invest $4.3 million in a new North American headquarters facility in Pickens County, SC.

Location Spotlight: Northwest Ohio – Shovel Ready Sites

Northwest Ohio is home to five certified sites tailored to the food/beverage industry. Discover the major assets of these shovel-ready sites and learn how your company can capitalize on the strategic advantages of doing business in Northwest Ohio.

Supply Chain Reaction

As the renegotiation of NAFTA begins, the hemispheric supply chain may be the biggest obstacle to major revisions.

Trucking Company Relocating HQ To Northwest Indiana

HMD Trucking will move its corporate headquarters from Illinois to Gary, IN, creating 500 new jobs in the state by 2021.

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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.

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Supply Chain Reaction

As the renegotiation of NAFTA begins, the hemispheric supply chain may be the biggest obstacle to major revisions.

Ready or Not

Federal and state authorities are beginning to lay down the rules of the road for self-driving vehicles.

Cleared for Takeoff?

Cities across the nation are debating whether to convert aging municipal airports into prime sites for development.

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Florida: A Warm Climate For Business Growth

Florida’s huge market and business-friendly government policies help companies reach their growth and expansion goals with ease.

LifeNet Health Investing $12.25M, Creating 321 Jobs In Virginia

The regenerative medicine company's expansion of its Virginia Beach global headquarters is the 1,000th economic development project of the McAuliffe administration.

Safeplast NA Investing $4.3M In South Carolina Headquarters

The manufacturer of hose protectors and binding products will invest $4.3 million in a new North American headquarters facility in Pickens County, SC.

Tyson Foods Investing $80M, Creating 300 Jobs In Tennessee

The food processing company is expanding its Union City Leading food processor investing $80 million for 300-job expansion.

Greenheck Group Expanding In Oklahoma

The company’s new Tulsa, OK campus will house manufacturing and distribution for several of the company’s products and brands, and create 75 jobs.

Generac Power Systems Expanding Operations In Wisconsin

The company will invest more than $73M and create 400 jobs over five years with help from state Enterprise Zone Tax Credits.

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

  • The Whitney Restaurant To Become Energy Efficient Icon August 21, 2017
    The popular restaurant, a National Historic Landmark, is Detroit's first C-PACE project. - Read: The Whitney Restaurant To Become Energy Efficient Icon at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • ICC Launches New Cloud-based Testing System August 21, 2017
    PRONTO allows candidates to take professional certification exams securely any time of day. - Read: ICC Launches New Cloud-based Testing System at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Extend Summer Season With Infrared Heating August 21, 2017
    Businesses can maximize the use of outdoor spaces into the fall season by installing radiant heating units. - Read: Extend Summer Season With Infrared Heating at FacilityExecutive.com.

Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight: Northwest Ohio – Shovel Ready Sites

Northwest Ohio is home to five certified sites tailored to the food/beverage industry. Discover the major assets of these shovel-ready sites and learn how your company can capitalize on the strategic advantages of doing business in Northwest Ohio.

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Florida: A Warm Climate For Business Growth

Florida’s huge market and business-friendly government policies help companies reach their growth and expansion goals with ease.

Locations For The Food Processing Industry: The Food Puzzle

It takes a variety of participants and processes to make the food industry a whole industry. And so far the pieces together seem to indicate a year of success.

Serving The Cloud: Data Center Supply Races To Meet Demand

Completion of new data center projects started in 2016 will create enough new server capacity to meet the voracious appetite of expanding cloud providers, easing a shortage of available storage space.

The Sky’s The Limit In The Lone Star State

Low-cost land, a skilled workforce and “Restrained” government—with low taxes and minimal regulation—yield unrestrained growth in Texas.

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July / August 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 4)

The July / August 2017 issue features our 13th annual rankings report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations from every possible economic development angle.

Business Facilities’ 13th Annual Rankings Report

The 13th annual edition of our rankings report tracks growth sectors that seem to be emerging overnight from thin air in uncharted waters, telling you who’s out front in cybersecurity, offshore wind energy and the other frontiers of the 21st century.

Economic Development Deal of the Year: Gold Award

The Magnolia State, already an automotive assembly powerhouse, becomes the epicenter of vehicle tire production with Continental’s $1.45-billion plant.

Economic Development Deal of the Year: Silver Award

The Volunteer State’s leadership position in our automotive rankings keeps getting stronger, as GM doubles down on its investment in Spring Hill, TN.

July / August 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 4)

The July / August 2017 issue features our 13th annual rankings report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations from every possible economic development angle.

2017 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 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.
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Economic Development at Ameren

At Ameren, we're focused on bringing value to the customer - and for new businesses in our two-state service area - our Economic Development team is the search engine. They have the technical resources, access to data and the connections with communities to provide answers.

LOCATION NEWS

Florida: A Warm Climate For Business Growth

Florida’s huge market and business-friendly government policies help companies reach their growth and expansion goals with ease.

LifeNet Health Investing $12.25M, Creating 321 Jobs In Virginia

The regenerative medicine company's expansion of its Virginia Beach global headquarters is the 1,000th economic development project of the McAuliffe administration.

Safeplast NA Investing $4.3M In South Carolina Headquarters

The manufacturer of hose protectors and binding products will invest $4.3 million in a new North American headquarters facility in Pickens County, SC.

Location Spotlight: Northwest Ohio – Shovel Ready Sites

Northwest Ohio is home to five certified sites tailored to the food/beverage industry. Discover the major assets of these shovel-ready sites and learn how your company can capitalize on the strategic advantages of doing business in Northwest Ohio.

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

Workforce Challenges Are Top Concern For Manufacturers

Nearly 60 percent of manufacturers identify a lack of qualified workers as a barrier to business growth, according to the 2017 Manufacturing Report from Sikich LLP.

Smaller U.S. Cities Joining Technology Boom

Increasingly, tech firms are bypassing celebrated traditional locations in favor of cities which are not typically associated with the technology sector.

Employers Expect To Increase Hiring In Second Half Of 2017

More than half of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in the second half of 2017, according to CareerBuilder's 2017 Midyear Job Forecast.

Canada Jumps To Second Place For Employee Relocation

The U.S. loses points, but remains tops among countries global employees would consider moving to; reluctance to relocating for work growing.

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.

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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.