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Featured News

Infosys Plans Open Technology And Innovation Hub In Texas

The company will open a Technology and Innovation Hub focused on the telecommunications, retail and banking sectors in Richardson, TX and hire 500 workers in the state by 2020. 

A Tale Of Two Cities: Amazon Picks NYC, Northern Virginia For New HQ

After an epic site selection process, Amazon will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across two new headquarters. Plus, Nashville lands 5,000 jobs.

Gnotec Group Investing $5.9M In New South Carolina Operations

The Scandinavian automotive industry supplier will locate new operations in Orangeburg County, SC, its first in North America.

Specialty Chemical Maker Investing $17M In Michigan

Pacific Industrial Development Corp. will expand its Pittsfield Township, MI operations and create 50 high-tech jobs with help from a performance-based grant.

Schneider Electric Expanding Texas Plant

The new El Paso, TX facility will create 120 new jobs to accommodate growth in the data center market, and showcase the latest in smart factory innovation.

Paper Straw Maker Investing $9M In Indiana Expansion

Due to growing demand for paper straws, Aardvark Straws will expand its Fort Wayne, IN operations, creating more than 200 jobs by the end of 2021.

Sponsored Content

Rural Florida Creates Inviting Environment For Residential & Manufacturing Growth

Florida’s 28 million miles of untapped, rural land creates an environment that is primed to manage both residential and manufacturing growth, with each complementing the other.

Doing Business in Greater Richmond, Virginia

Home to the headquarters of 10 Fortune 1000 companies and more with major divisional headquarters or operations, the Richmond Region has the talent required to meet any company’s needs at a fraction of the cost. Learn more at www.grpva.com.

Mississippi Plays To Win

From auto to aero and every sector in-between, companies of all sizes and backgrounds are achieving success with a Mississippi location.

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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Infosys Plans Open Technology And Innovation Hub In Texas

The company will open a Technology and Innovation Hub focused on the telecommunications, retail and banking sectors in Richardson, TX and hire 500 workers in the state by 2020. 

A Tale Of Two Cities: Amazon Picks NYC, Northern Virginia For New HQ

After an epic site selection process, Amazon will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across two new headquarters. Plus, Nashville lands 5,000 jobs.

Gnotec Group Investing $5.9M In New South Carolina Operations

The Scandinavian automotive industry supplier will locate new operations in Orangeburg County, SC, its first in North America.

HARTING Investing $6M In Illinois Expansion

The German company will create 50 or more new jobs in the expansion of its North American Headquarters in Elgin, IL.

Fox Factory Investing $50M In Georgia

The designer and manufacturer of products for bicycles and powered vehicles will create up to 800 jobs at its new facilities in Hall County, GA, including relocation of its corporate headquarters.

Gnotec Group Investing $5.9M In New South Carolina Operations

The Scandinavian automotive industry supplier will locate new operations in Orangeburg County, SC, its first in North America.

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

  • Vortec Updates Heat Load Calculator November 13, 2018
    An online tool from Vortec allows users to determine cooling requirements for their specific enclosure in a wide range of industries and applications. - Read: Vortec Updates Heat Load Calculator at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Retailers Are Merry And Bright With LED Lighting, Controls November 13, 2018
    Holiday decorating in retail facilities can require a significant amount of energy and maintenance to provide an appealing, safe environment. - Read: Retailers Are Merry And Bright With LED Lighting, Controls at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • GBCI’s Parksmart Reaches 100 Registered Parking Facilities November 12, 2018
    Building owners and parking operators are rethinking parking structure design and operation to support more sustainable mobility. - Read: GBCI’s Parksmart Reaches 100 Registered Parking Facilities at FacilityExecutive.com.

Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.

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U.S. Manufacturing Is Surging

Bolstered by a robust economy, the United States remains in the top tier of Brookings’ global manufacturing scorecard.

2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year Deadline Extended

The deadline for submissions for Business Facilities' 2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year has been extended to November 20, 2018.

Ports & FTZs: The Value of Entry

Whether going on a business trip, exporting cars or utilizing the benefits of an FTZ, you’ll experience firsthand how the U.S. Customs and Border Protection entity lives up to its mission of “enabling legitimate trade and travel.”

Toyota Doubles Down On Ontario

The Japanese auto giant will invest $1.09 billion to upgrade plants in Cambridge and Woodstock, Ontario, adding 1,450 jobs.

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2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year Deadline Extended

The deadline for submissions for Business Facilities' 2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year has been extended to November 20, 2018.

South Carolina Governor Presented With 2017 State Of The Year Award

The Palmetto State earned Business Facilities' annual award by doubling down on its solid manufacturing base while diversifying into new growth sectors.

July / August 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 4)

The July / August 2018 Issue features our 14th annual Rankings Report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations — with a special focus on new technologies.

Business Facilities’ 14th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report

Our 14th Annual Rankings Report keeps pace with the evolving priorities of economic development and tracks red-hot growth sectors, kicking off with the state rankings report.

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.

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

July / August 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 4)

The July / August 2018 Issue features our 14th annual Rankings Report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations — with a special focus on new technologies.
Site Selection/EDO Directory. Economic Development websites and contacts - state, utility, regional development, county and city listings.

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Featured Location Videos

Doing Business in Greater Richmond, Virginia

Home to the headquarters of 10 Fortune 1000 companies and more with major divisional headquarters or operations, the Richmond Region has the talent required to meet any company’s needs at a fraction of the cost. Learn more at www.grpva.com.

LOCATION NEWS

Infosys Plans Open Technology And Innovation Hub In Texas

The company will open a Technology and Innovation Hub focused on the telecommunications, retail and banking sectors in Richardson, TX and hire 500 workers in the state by 2020. 

A Tale Of Two Cities: Amazon Picks NYC, Northern Virginia For New HQ

After an epic site selection process, Amazon will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across two new headquarters. Plus, Nashville lands 5,000 jobs.

Gnotec Group Investing $5.9M In New South Carolina Operations

The Scandinavian automotive industry supplier will locate new operations in Orangeburg County, SC, its first in North America.

Specialty Chemical Maker Investing $17M In Michigan

Pacific Industrial Development Corp. will expand its Pittsfield Township, MI operations and create 50 high-tech jobs with help from a performance-based grant.

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

Massachusetts, California Continue As Energy Efficiency Leaders

New Jersey, Connecticut, Colorado, and South Dakota are most improved states, according to ACEEE's 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

Does TIF Need Retooling?

New research shows that tax increment financing (TIF) produces uneven results for economic development and needs reform.

Top 100 Most Innovative Cities Named

Tokyo ranks #1 in World Innovation Cities Index ahead of London and Silicon Valley.

Will A Skilled Workers Shortage Impede Manufacturing Innovation?

Workforce investments, not downsizing, are manufacturers' priority as plans for automation increase, according to new L.E.K. Consulting survey.

Top U.S. Cities For Tech Hiring

More than half of companies plan to hire tech talent by the end of the year; Miami, Detroit, and Los Angeles are top cities adding to their tech teams, according to new survey.

More Than One In Four Job Seekers Willing To Move For A New Job

San Francisco, New York City are top destinations for workers who want to move; Providence, RI and San Jose have the highest percentage of workers applying to other cities.

U.S. Technology Sector Added Nearly 200,000 Jobs In 2017

At $1.6 trillion, the tech sector is one of the largest components of the nation's economy, according to Cyberstates™ 2018.

U.S. Labor Market Tightens, Demand For Skilled Workers Continues

Manufacturing companies report the biggest growth in hiring plans, up +7% from Q2 2017, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.

Location Spotlights