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At his coronavirus briefings, Trump marvels at the global reach of the pandemic and then adds: “Nobody saw this coming.” Actually, a lot of people did.


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At his coronavirus briefings, Trump marvels at the global reach of the pandemic and then adds: “Nobody saw this coming.” Actually, a lot of people did.

“Nobody Saw This Coming”

At his coronavirus briefings, Trump marvels at the global reach of the pandemic and then adds: “Nobody saw this coming.” Actually, a lot of people did.

How Is Your Organization Helping During The COVID-19 Crisis?

If your organization is going above and beyond to help its employees and/or the community at large during the COVID-19 crisis, let us know.

Cummins To Invest More Than $25M In Indiana Expansion

The $25M investment will upgrade Cummins' Seymour Engine Plant (SEP) in Seymour, IN, and create and retain more than 150 jobs over the next five to 10 years.

Pratt & Whitney Investing Over $650M In North Carolina

The Fortune 50 aerospace company will establish a new manufacturing facility in Buncombe County, NC, creating 800 jobs by 2027.

Nor-Am Cold Storage Adds 90 New Jobs In Kansas

Nor-Am Cold Storage has invested $30 million in a new 148,000-square-foot cold storage warehouse in Dodge City, KS.

Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Muscle Joins The Fight

In locations throughout the nation, advanced manufacturing facilities and resources are being enlisted in the fight against COVID-19.

West Virginia Methanol Investing $350M In New Plant

The plant will create 30 high-paying jobs in Pleasants County, WV and produce 900 metric tons of high-purity methanol from natural gas each day.

Roche Canada Creating 500 Jobs In Ontario

Roche will invest $381 million to establish a Global Pharma Technical Operations site at its Canadian pharmaceutical headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario.

GM To Invest Nearly $2B To Build EVs In Tennessee 

Fully electric vehicles, including the Cadillac LYRIQ, will be built at the Spring Hill, TN plant, General Motors’ largest facility in North America.

Startup Ecosystems: Seeding The Land With Startups

Locations are nurturing startup ecosystems with access to skilled labor, angel investors, higher ed resources and an affordable quality of life that is attracting talent.

Goya Foods Investing $80M In Texas Expansion

Latin American food and condiment company Goya Foods will expand manufacturing and distribution capacity at its Brookshire, TX facility.

GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Plant Named Flagship Facility For EV Production

General Motors will invest $2.2 billion to transform its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center into an all-electric vehicle assembly plant, dubbed Factory ZERO.

Babynov USA Investing $45M, Creating 150 Jobs In Tennessee

Babynov USA, a subsidiary of French organic baby food manufacturer Global Baby, will establish its first US. production facility in Red Boiling Springs, TN.

New Biopharmaceutical Company Launches Operations In Central Indiana

INCOG BioPharma Services will invest $60M to establish its first manufacturing facility and global headquarters in Fishers, IN.

Home Meridian International Investing $23.5M In Georgia Expansion

The division of Hooker Furniture Corporation will open a distribution facility in Liberty County, GA, creating 50 new jobs. 

COVID-19 Response And Recovery Update

Economic development organizations and local businesses keep finding inspiring and innovative ways to join forces to meet the most urgent needs of this unprecedented crisis.

UPS To Invest More Than $316M In North Carolina 

The global logistics company will create 592 jobs at two sites in Guilford and Alamance counties by 2024.

Rolls-Royce Investing $13.9M In Minnesota Expansion

The multi-phase expansion will add production lines, testing capabilities, and manufacturing jobs at the company's Mankato, MN Power Systems business unit. 

La Regina Atlantica To Open First U.S. Food Processing Facility In Georgia

The homemade pasta sauce maker will invest $20 million in a new food processing facility, bringing 250 jobs to Alma, GA.

Staying Safe And Strong In Ohio

When the Coronavirus arrived in Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine was ready. Putting public health first, Ohio quickly established best practices for staying safe and strong, a blueprint for its recovery.

Workers Don’t Expect Return To Workplace By Year’s End

Remote work is gaining steam: New survey finds 33 percent question the wisdom of returning, report high productivity while working remotely.

Cybersecurity 2.0

The red-hot growth sector of cybersecurity has created more than a million new jobs. The bad news: half of these critical cyber jobs are going unfilled due to a shortage of skilled workers.

September / October 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 5)

The September / October 2020 Issue features prime locations for the cybersecurity industry, and an update on economic development's response to COVID-19. Plus, startups, food processing and more.

LiveXchange Webinar: Panel Discussion – Opportunity Zones 2.0

Learn how Opportunity Zones are becoming prime investment opportunities for capital gains and how new IRS guidelines will impact on your plans for a QOZ near you.

Call For Entries: Business Facilities’ 2020 Deal Of The Year

The deadline for submissions for Business Facilities' 2020 Deal of the Year is November 20, 2019.

Medicom Adding Second U.S. Mask Manufacturing Plant In Georgia

The new production facility in the Augusta, GA region will accommodate new state-of-the-art surgical and N95-type mask production equipment with updated technology.

It’s Game Day at the Georgia Ports Authority!

It’s Game Day at the GPA! Executive Director Griff Lynch will present the Georgia Ports Authority’s virtual 2020 State of the Port Address, with the latest developments in infrastructure and global trade at the Port of Savannah: 11 a.m., Oct. 22, 2020. Register for the free online event at gaports.com.

Boeing To Consolidate 787 Production In South Carolina In 2021

The single site in North Charleston, SC will improve operational efficiency as Boeing adapts to market downturn and positions for recovery and long-term growth.

New York City Leads 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard

Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, and San Francisco round out the top U.S. cities growing their clean energy efforts, according to ACEEE's newly-released 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard.

Climate Risks Increasingly Important In Real Estate Investment Decisions

Real estate investors commonly view local climate risks — such as wildfires, frequent and intense storms and sea-level rise — as core factors in investment decision-making.

Louisiana, Haas Create First-In-Nation Manufacturing Partnership

The Pelican State will be first to equip every community and technical college with Haas 5-axis machining centers.

Moldex-Metric Investing $25M In Tennessee

California-based N95 mask maker Moldex-Metric will create 220 jobs at a new manufacturing facility in Wilson County, TN.

New Electric Transmission Line Will Create 1,000 Jobs In Kansas

The new 800-mile Grain Belt Express electric transmission line will carry low-cost, Kansas wind energy to consumers across the Midwest, and create nearly 1,000 jobs.

Business Facilities | County of Lexington, South Carolina

The Saxe Gotha Industrial Park, home to Nephron Pharmaceuticals, Kennedy Innovation Complex and two Amazon facilities, makes this Park ideal for life sciences, advanced manufacturing and other related industries. This 714-acre Park is bordered by an East to West interstate and accessed by a North to South Interstate, boasts rail accessibility and all utilities are located within the Park.

LiveXchange Webinar: The Labor Market In A Remote Economy

Learn best practices site selectors can use to analyze labor market trends in real time and to evaluate workforce availability before choosing a location for a major project.

LiveXchange 2020: Real Deals, Virtual Venue

Using online meetings and webinars, Business Facilities' first-ever Virtual LiveXchange seamlessly delivered the essential elements that define the site selection event.

Eight Companies Investing $71M In Huntsville Metro

The eight new economic development projects in 2020 will bring 510 new jobs to the Huntsville, AL area.

LiveXchange Webinar: “Are We Ready For The Drone Age?”

Get the most up-to-date information on the state of play in the UAS field from someone who has a seat at the table where key decisions are made: Mark Blanks, Director of the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech.

O.W. Lee Relocating HQ, Manufacturing Operations To Texas

Outdoor furniture and fire pit maker O.W. Lee is expected to create approximately 200 jobs and $24 million in capital investment in Kendall County, TX.

LiveXchange 2020 Keynote Presentation: Reshoring In 2021

Learn how your business can increase the odds of success by carefully evaluating the economics of a reshoring decision in this LiveXchange Keynote Presentation by Rosemary Coates, Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute.

Arizona: Silicon Makes Gold In The Copper State

Businesses choosing to locate their next facility in Arizona will discover there’s gold in the Copper State.

Air Products Provides World’s Leading LNG Technology From Palmetto, FL

Air Products recently completed an expansion of its manufacturing facility at Port Manatee on Florida’s West Coast to meet the needs of the ever-growing liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

COVID-19 Response And Recovery Update

Economic development organizations and local businesses keep finding inspiring and innovative ways to join forces to meet the most urgent needs of this unprecedented crisis.

Staying Safe And Strong In Ohio

When the Coronavirus arrived in Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine was ready. Putting public health first, Ohio quickly established best practices for staying safe and strong, a blueprint for its recovery.

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It’s Game Day at the Georgia Ports Authority!

It’s Game Day at the GPA! Executive Director Griff Lynch will present the Georgia Ports Authority’s virtual 2020 State of the Port Address, with the latest developments in infrastructure and global trade at the Port of Savannah: 11 a.m., Oct. 22, 2020. Register for the free online event at gaports.com.