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Florida: Jacksonville A Finalist For F-35 Squadron Base

Selection of Florida’s National Guard to host the new Joint Strike Fighters could have an annual economic impact of $100 million for the region.

Learn How To Evaluate And Negotiate Incentives

This LiveXchange seminar will address key issues related to maximizing the value of incentives in the negotiating process.

Kansas: GM Expands at Fairfax Facility in Kansas City

The auto giant, which already has an assembly plant in Fairfax, is leasing 830,000 square feet in a facility in the Fairfax Industrial District.

Louisiana: Plaquemines Parish Lands $8.5-Billion LNG Complex

Venture Global’s two liquified natural gas projects in Louisiana, a total investment of $13 billion, will make the state a leader in LNG exports.

The Evolution Of The Global Supply Chain

This LiveXchange seminar will explore the transformation now impacting the largest and most complex global supply chain—the automotive sector—and identify key economic development opportunities that will result.

Quite Simply Hesperia, CA Works For Business

Hesperia has it all: a strategic location with great access to markets and a growing community that offers a low cost of living and a low cost of doing business.

Sponsored Content

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.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Sector Is Flying High Again

After losing altitude for the past five years as defense cuts eliminated 185,000 jobs, the U.S. aerospace industry is growing in 2016.

Granex Opens First U.S. Location In Tampa

Granex ships more than 300 truckloads of granite and marble slab every year across North America and more than 350 containers across the world from the Port of Tampa Bay.

The Editor's Blog

Enemy Of The People

Only 14 Americans have ever been convicted of treason, a number that may increase soon.

Bearing of the Green

A new study reignites the never-ending debate on the value of economic development incentives.

Six Years Later

It's going to cost $190 billion and take three decades to clean up the mess at Fukushima.

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Florida: Jacksonville A Finalist For F-35 Squadron Base

Selection of Florida’s National Guard to host the new Joint Strike Fighters could have an annual economic impact of $100 million for the region.

Learn How To Evaluate And Negotiate Incentives

This LiveXchange seminar will address key issues related to maximizing the value of incentives in the negotiating process.

Kansas: GM Expands at Fairfax Facility in Kansas City

The auto giant, which already has an assembly plant in Fairfax, is leasing 830,000 square feet in a facility in the Fairfax Industrial District.

Learn How To Evaluate And Negotiate Incentives

This LiveXchange seminar will address key issues related to maximizing the value of incentives in the negotiating process.

Monster Moto Celebrates New Louisiana Headquarters

The youth-market vehicle company invested $4M to relocate its headquarters from Dallas to Ruston, LA, where it will create 287 over the next decade.

Lilly To Invest $850M In U.S. Capital Projects in 2017

The pharmaceutical giant’s significant investment in manufacturing diabetes medicines will continue with a new $85 million commitment in Indianapolis.

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

  • FM Alert: Green Cleaning Guide Released March 29, 2017
    IFMA has released a how-to guide on green cleaning, the latest update in its series on sustainability for facility managers. Read FM Alert: Green Cleaning Guide Released on Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings.
  • Pelco’s Evolution Mini 360° Indoor Surveillance Camera March 29, 2017
    The Evolution Mini 360° is an indoor IP panoramic camera without blind spots. Read Pelco’s Evolution Mini 360° Indoor Surveillance Camera on Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings.
  • Louvers Brighten Up Edward Jones HQ Parking Garage March 29, 2017
    At the Maryland Heights, MO facility, stationary louvers, or “cassettes,” lend a flowing, kinetic appearance to the campus parking garage. Read Louvers Brighten Up Edward Jones HQ Parking Garage on Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings.

Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight Of The Week: Ameren Missouri & Illinois

Our dedicated economic development team works with companies every day. More & more companies are coming to depend on us as they look to Midwest locations.

BUSINESS FACILITIES MAGAZINE

Florida: Jacksonville A Finalist For F-35 Squadron Base

Selection of Florida’s National Guard to host the new Joint Strike Fighters could have an annual economic impact of $100 million for the region.

Kansas: GM Expands at Fairfax Facility in Kansas City

The auto giant, which already has an assembly plant in Fairfax, is leasing 830,000 square feet in a facility in the Fairfax Industrial District.

Louisiana: Plaquemines Parish Lands $8.5-Billion LNG Complex

Venture Global’s two liquified natural gas projects in Louisiana, a total investment of $13 billion, will make the state a leader in LNG exports.

Quite Simply Hesperia, CA Works For Business

Hesperia has it all: a strategic location with great access to markets and a growing community that offers a low cost of living and a low cost of doing business.

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Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report: State Rankings

BF’s 12TH ANNUAL RANKINGS report is our most comprehensive analysis to date of the locations that are leading the pack in the most important benchmarks for sustainable growth in the 21st century. Part One: State Rankings.

Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report: Metro, Global Rankings

BF’s 12TH ANNUAL RANKINGS report is our most comprehensive analysis to date of the locations that are leading the pack in the most important benchmarks for sustainable growth in the 21st century. Part Two: Metro Rankings.

Texas Named Business Facilities’ State Of The Year

The Lone Star State wins BF's top annual honor for the third time.

2016 Metro Rankings Report: San Antonio, TX Is No. 1 In Economic Growth Potential

San Antonio, TX is the top-ranked metro for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report; Reno-Sparks, NV and Huntsville, AL placed second and third, respectively.

January / February 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 1)

Business Facilities' January / February 2017 issue features the winners of our annual State of the Year and Economic Development of the Year awards, Plus, auto manufacturing, food processing, and data centers, and we celebrate 50 years of building inspiration.

2016 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 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 5)

Business Facilities' September / October 2016 issue features advanced manufacturing, ports and FTZs, logistics, and the impact of natural gas. Plus, a look at New Jersey, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Indiana.
The Business Fcilities Online Site Seekers Guide is the most comprehensive online directory of economic development agencies from around the world.

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Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: Mars Chocolate Topeka Candy Production Plant Officially Opens

Mars Chocolate North America officially opened the doors of a new, state-of-the-art, roughly 500,000-square-foot candy production facility in Topeka, Kansas.

LOCATION NEWS

Florida: Jacksonville A Finalist For F-35 Squadron Base

Selection of Florida’s National Guard to host the new Joint Strike Fighters could have an annual economic impact of $100 million for the region.

Learn How To Evaluate And Negotiate Incentives

This LiveXchange seminar will address key issues related to maximizing the value of incentives in the negotiating process.

Kansas: GM Expands at Fairfax Facility in Kansas City

The auto giant, which already has an assembly plant in Fairfax, is leasing 830,000 square feet in a facility in the Fairfax Industrial District.

Louisiana: Plaquemines Parish Lands $8.5-Billion LNG Complex

Venture Global’s two liquified natural gas projects in Louisiana, a total investment of $13 billion, will make the state a leader in LNG exports.

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

Maricopa County, AZ Nation’s Fastest-Growing County In 2016

Adding 222 people per day last year, Maricopa County, AZ has replaced Harris County, TX as the county with the nation's highest annual population growth, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Global Economic Expansion Outlook Hits 10-Year High

U.S. finance executives lead expectations for “substantial” economic expansion; North America leads forecast for anticipated hiring, according to American Express survey.

U.S. Employers Plan To Increase Staff In Q2

U.S. employers expect the hiring pace to remain positive in Q2 2017 with 22 percent of employers planning to add staff between April and June, according to the ManpowerGroup.

Women Not Optimistic About Achieving Gender Equality

Nearly two thirds of women view gaining equality and inclusivity in the workplace as a vital first step in achieving gender equality, finds a global survey marking International Women’s Day.

World’s Top 10 Innovation Hubs

The U.S. and China remain leaders among the world’s innovation hubs, according to a new report from KPMG.

Workplace Of The Future Key To Attracting, Retaining Talent

To win the talent war, corporations need to provide best In class, high-tech workplaces, according to research from CoreNet Global and ISS World Services.

U.S. Companies Show Increased Business Confidence for 2017

New Deloitte study finds optimism has increased following the presidential election, yet uncertainty looms over new policies and regulations ahead.

Manufacturing: Technology, Automation Drive Global Change

Malaysia retains its position as the most attractive manufacturing market, according to new Cushman & Wakefield analysis.

Featured Listings

As an electric and natural gas utility serving central and southern Illinois, mid-Missouri and the St. Louis metropolitan area, Ameren’s economic development professionals are ready to assist your next expansion.

Sponsored Content Archive

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.

Drone Technology Improves Infrastructure Inspections

Organizations in Michigan like the MEDC are encouraging and supporting startups in a way that isn’t necessarily available in other states, according to the CEO of Ann Arbor, MI-based SkySpecs.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Sector Is Flying High Again

After losing altitude for the past five years as defense cuts eliminated 185,000 jobs, the U.S. aerospace industry is growing in 2016.

Granex Opens First U.S. Location In Tampa

Granex ships more than 300 truckloads of granite and marble slab every year across North America and more than 350 containers across the world from the Port of Tampa Bay.

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