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Featured News

Google Investing $600M In Oklahoma Data Center

The Mayes County, OK data center is part of a $2.5B investment Google is making in data centers in Alabama, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia and Tennessee.

Gulfstream Expansion Creating 200 Jobs In Wisconsin

The new $40 million service center at Wisconsin’s Appleton International Airport will create approximately 200 jobs, and add maintenance capacity.

Lockheed Martin Expanding, Creating 500 Jobs In Florida

The global security and aerospace company will invest more than $50 million to expand its Orlando, FL operations.

Alabama’s 2017 Exports Set New Record

Alabama exports totaled a record $21.7 billion last year, thanks in large part to increased overseas shipments of automobiles, aircraft components, chemicals, paper, and minerals.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year Honorable Mention Awards

This year’s competition was chock full of big-ticket projects and locations that pulled out all the stops to land them, so our judges convinced us that 10 of them deserved Honorable Mention Awards.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

A partnership between Saudi Arabian Basic Industries and Exxon chooses Corpus Christi, TX for a new $10-billion ethane cracker.

Sponsored Content

Architectural Metal Flashings Earns Florida Product Approval Rating

Cape Coral-based Architectural Metal Flashings is seizing the vast, long-term opportunity of this nearby development, which plans to ultimately have 19,500 homes and 6 million square feet of commercial space.

Ample, Affordable Renewable Energy Brings Apple To Iowa

Companies looking to build new facilities are searching for sites suitable for development and relatively risk free. Certified sites fill the demand for project-ready industrial sites - making the decision to locate in Iowa easy.

Life Sciences

Lexington has leveraged its culture of innovation and commercialization, a superior business climate, top ranked research programs at the University of Kentucky, and an expansion network of medical center to provide an environment where any market niche of the life sciences industry can grow.

The Editor's Blog

Doobie Candy

The legal cannabis industry is selling dangerous high-potency infused edible products that will need to be regulated.

The Amazon Derby

Amazon narrows its HQ2 site selection to 20 regions containing about a third of the population of the U.S.

Collateral Damage

Experts are warning that the fine print in the new tax law may include some bad news for economic development initiatives and infrastructure projects.

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Google Investing $600M In Oklahoma Data Center

The Mayes County, OK data center is part of a $2.5B investment Google is making in data centers in Alabama, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia and Tennessee.

Gulfstream Expansion Creating 200 Jobs In Wisconsin

The new $40 million service center at Wisconsin’s Appleton International Airport will create approximately 200 jobs, and add maintenance capacity.

Lockheed Martin Expanding, Creating 500 Jobs In Florida

The global security and aerospace company will invest more than $50 million to expand its Orlando, FL operations.

Gulfstream Expansion Creating 200 Jobs In Wisconsin

The new $40 million service center at Wisconsin’s Appleton International Airport will create approximately 200 jobs, and add maintenance capacity.

Google Investing $600M In Oklahoma Data Center

The Mayes County, OK data center is part of a $2.5B investment Google is making in data centers in Alabama, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia and Tennessee.

Georgia Lands Corvaglia Group’s First U.S. Manufacturing Facility

The Switzerland-based supplier to the beverage industry will invest $25 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Newnan, GA.

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

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    Surface Safe adhesive sign labels provide customizable signage that will not damage or leave residue on walls, windows, or stainless steel. - Read: Avery Surface Sign Labels at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Taking Your FM Career To The Next Level February 16, 2018
    Rooted in the tactical, facility management is now also planted on the strategic side of the business. Here’s how to adapt. - Read: Taking Your FM Career To The Next Level at FacilityExecutive.com.

Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight: 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.

BUSINESS FACILITIES MAGAZINE

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year Honorable Mention Awards

This year’s competition was chock full of big-ticket projects and locations that pulled out all the stops to land them, so our judges convinced us that 10 of them deserved Honorable Mention Awards.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

A partnership between Saudi Arabian Basic Industries and Exxon chooses Corpus Christi, TX for a new $10-billion ethane cracker.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Silver Award

Next-generation technology services to support digital transformations will be provided at DXC’s new center in the Central Business District of New Orleans.

January / February 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 1)

The January / February 2018 Issue features the State of the Year and Deal of the Year winners, an exclusive interview with Arkansas’ governor, plus a look at utilities, automotive, food processing, and aerospace & defense.

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2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year Honorable Mention Awards

This year’s competition was chock full of big-ticket projects and locations that pulled out all the stops to land them, so our judges convinced us that 10 of them deserved Honorable Mention Awards.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

A partnership between Saudi Arabian Basic Industries and Exxon chooses Corpus Christi, TX for a new $10-billion ethane cracker.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Silver Award

Next-generation technology services to support digital transformations will be provided at DXC’s new center in the Central Business District of New Orleans.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Gold Award

Wisconsin lands a foreign direct investment bonanza that promises to create 13,000 new jobs over the next five years at a new 20-million-square-foot LCD panel plant.

January / February 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 1)

The January / February 2018 Issue features the State of the Year and Deal of the Year winners, an exclusive interview with Arkansas’ governor, plus a look at utilities, automotive, food processing, and aerospace & defense.

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

September / October 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 5)

The September / October 2017 features a tour of high-tech hubs, plus a look at the logistics and advanced manufacturing industries. Also, New Mexico, Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
Site Selection/EDO Directory. Economic Development websites and contacts - state, utility, regional development, county and city listings.

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Featured Location Videos

Tennessee Brings Home Top Honors for Economic Development

The Tennessee business climate is one of a kind. The New York Times listed Nashville as the #15 place to visit and Pollstar ranked Bridgestone Arena 6th in the country and 21st in the world when it comes to arena ticket sales.

LOCATION NEWS

Google Investing $600M In Oklahoma Data Center

The Mayes County, OK data center is part of a $2.5B investment Google is making in data centers in Alabama, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia and Tennessee.

Gulfstream Expansion Creating 200 Jobs In Wisconsin

The new $40 million service center at Wisconsin’s Appleton International Airport will create approximately 200 jobs, and add maintenance capacity.

Lockheed Martin Expanding, Creating 500 Jobs In Florida

The global security and aerospace company will invest more than $50 million to expand its Orlando, FL operations.

Alabama’s 2017 Exports Set New Record

Alabama exports totaled a record $21.7 billion last year, thanks in large part to increased overseas shipments of automobiles, aircraft components, chemicals, paper, and minerals.

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

Small Business Outlook Highest In A Decade

For the first time since 1997, the majority of small businesses reported increases in revenues, and the overwhelming majority are confident in the future of their business.

Top Six Megatrends Changing The Workplace

The C-suite is more concerned about their people strategy than any other issues facing their organizations, according to the Global Leadership Forecast 2018.

U.S. Ranked Third For Global Talent Competitiveness

Washington, DC, San Francisco land in Top 10 of the Global Talent Competitiveness Index’s city rankings.

London, Los Angeles, New York Top Cities For Global Real Estate Investment

The latest JLL data shows resilience in the global real estate market, despite geopolitical uncertainty.

C-Suite Execs’ Recession Fears Fade, Talent Concerns Remain

CEOs are heading into 2018 with more optimism about the global economy, according to a new report from The Conference Board.

Provo, Raleigh, Dallas Top Best Performing Cities List

The annual Milken Institute analysis demonstrates the impact of policymaking on jobs, wages, technology development, and other measures in both large and small cities across the U.S.

New Year, New Wages: Minimum Wage Increases Across The U.S.

On January 1, 2018, 18 states and 19 cities across the United States increased minimum wages, more on deck.

CRE Implications of Tax Reform In The Great Tax Race

Cushman & Wakefield addresses how the world’s fastest tax reform package could impact commercial real estate.