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Featured News

Merck Opens New Pharma Packaging Center In Germany

The $73 million investment is part of wider $1 billion investment that will transform the Darmstadt site into the company’s contemporary global headquarters.

Salesforce Creating 600 Jobs In Georgia

The enterprise software company will invest $12.25 million to expand its regional headquarters in Atlanta's Buckhead district.

KIOTI Tractor Investing $13M In Expansion Of North American HQ

Estimated for completion in late 2019, the expansion will double the size of the company’s existing facilities in Wendell, NC.

NTN Driveshaft Investing $90M In Indiana Expansion

The Japan-based automotive supplier will expand its manufacturing operations in Columbus, IN, creating up to 100 new jobs by 2023.

Novelis Breaks Ground On New $218M Facility In China

The facility in Changzhou National Hi-Tech District will expand the company’s production capacity of premium automobile aluminum sheets by 100,000 tons.

Endress+Hauser Building New Facility In Texas

The international automation solution company will build a new 100,000-square-foot Gulf Coast Regional Center in Pearland, TX.

Sponsored Content

Orlando Invests $10 Billion In Transportation Infrastructure

From a world renowned airport to new commuter rail, Orlando knows how to gets things moving.

Intersect Illinois – Where Your Business Meets Success

The 17th largest economy in the world, Illinois has grown and attracted some of the most innovative and iconic companies on the planet—including Amazon, Caterpillar, Boeing and Wrigley Company—thanks to its many advantages for business and talent. Learn more at intersectillinois.org.

“We Build It Better.” | Virginia’s Industrial Advancement Alliance

In a thriving region with industry-leading credentialing programs, a world-class engineering institute, Class A rail line, superior interstate access, and prospering internationally recognized companies like ABB, General Dynamics, and Mohawk Industries, we simply build it better!

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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Merck Opens New Pharma Packaging Center In Germany

The $73 million investment is part of wider $1 billion investment that will transform the Darmstadt site into the company’s contemporary global headquarters.

Salesforce Creating 600 Jobs In Georgia

The enterprise software company will invest $12.25 million to expand its regional headquarters in Atlanta's Buckhead district.

KIOTI Tractor Investing $13M In Expansion Of North American HQ

Estimated for completion in late 2019, the expansion will double the size of the company’s existing facilities in Wendell, NC.

Novelis Breaks Ground On New $218M Facility In China

The facility in Changzhou National Hi-Tech District will expand the company’s production capacity of premium automobile aluminum sheets by 100,000 tons.

Endress+Hauser Building New Facility In Texas

The international automation solution company will build a new 100,000-square-foot Gulf Coast Regional Center in Pearland, TX.

Salesforce Creating 600 Jobs In Georgia

The enterprise software company will invest $12.25 million to expand its regional headquarters in Atlanta's Buckhead district.

RSS Facility Executive – Creating Intelligent Buildings

  • If A Tree Falls… Environmental Acoustics October 16, 2018
    From the innocuous to obnoxious, a multitude of sound sources surrounds many facilities. - Read: If A Tree Falls… Environmental Acoustics at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Question Of The Week: Norovirus Cleanup Procedures? October 16, 2018
    The highly contagious norovirus typically impacts the population late October through April. - Read: Question Of The Week: Norovirus Cleanup Procedures? at FacilityExecutive.com.
  • Site Planning And Stormwater October 16, 2018
    Whether building a new facility or expanding, site water management should be an early consideration. - Read: Site Planning And Stormwater 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.

BUSINESS FACILITIES MAGAZINE

Destinations For Foreign Direct Investment: FDI Lives Here

The competition for foreign direct investment is intensifying, with locations far and wide vying to become prime destinations for FDI.

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.

Wyoming: Microsoft Expansion Of Cheyenne Data Center Underway

The $200-million project, announced in 2015, was not needed until this year due to improved server efficiency.

Chinese Delegation Visits Kansas, Tours Institute Of Baking

The Jayhawk State gets a visit from its “sister state” in China, Henan Province.

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2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year Entries Being Accepted

The deadline for submissions for Business Facilities' 2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year is November 9, 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.

The Business Facilities 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

“We Build It Better.” | Virginia’s Industrial Advancement Alliance

In a thriving region with industry-leading credentialing programs, a world-class engineering institute, Class A rail line, superior interstate access, and prospering internationally recognized companies like ABB, General Dynamics, and Mohawk Industries, we simply build it better!

LOCATION NEWS

Merck Opens New Pharma Packaging Center In Germany

The $73 million investment is part of wider $1 billion investment that will transform the Darmstadt site into the company’s contemporary global headquarters.

Salesforce Creating 600 Jobs In Georgia

The enterprise software company will invest $12.25 million to expand its regional headquarters in Atlanta's Buckhead district.

KIOTI Tractor Investing $13M In Expansion Of North American HQ

Estimated for completion in late 2019, the expansion will double the size of the company’s existing facilities in Wendell, NC.

NTN Driveshaft Investing $90M In Indiana Expansion

The Japan-based automotive supplier will expand its manufacturing operations in Columbus, IN, creating up to 100 new jobs by 2023.

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