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The word recession has been emblazoned in the psyche of most Americans over the past few months. The term has become ubiquitous (although most people probably don’t know the true definition), and you can’t escape it these days. It seems that all this talk of recession has forced employers to cut 80,000 jobs in March, […]


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The word recession has been emblazoned in the psyche of most Americans over the past few months. The term has become ubiquitous (although most people probably don’t know the true definition), and you can’t escape it these days. It seems that all this talk of recession has forced employers to cut 80,000 jobs in March, […]

American Jobs on a Death March?!

The word recession has been emblazoned in the psyche of most Americans over the past few months. The term has become ubiquitous (although most...

Airlines Nosediving One by One

For years now—probably since after the 9/11 attacks, understandably—I've noticed the media paying a lot of attention to the troubles of the airline industry....

Businesses on the Move

In our fourth annual top executive interview, KPMG's relocation and expansion expert, Hartley Powell, reveals site selection trends and the truth about financial incentives.

How to Choose the Right Commercial Real Estate Broker

When undertaking an expansion or relocation project, where you decide to locate and the facility you choose to locate in will have a tremendous impact on your company's bottom line. With that in mind, finding the right commercial real estate broker for your next project is critical to your company's success.

If You Build It, They Will Come

After Toyota announced it would locate a plant in Mississippi, suppliers have been quick to follow suit ... and the suppliers' suppliers aren't far behind.

Key Kansas Industries Get a Boost

The labor pool for the aviation, healthcare, and advanced materials industries in South Central Kansas will soon benefit from the federal WIRED initiative.

Missouri Downtowns Dare to DREAM

A statewide initiative is revitalizing the downtown areas of 20 communities throughout Missouri, with more recipients to be announced later this year.

Economic Transformation in the Islands

The Caribbean island nations of Barbados and Jamaica are in the midst of transitioning their economies to rely on higher-value activities.

Growing in the Sun

The fastest-growing workforce in the nation also happens to be one of the best-trained and best-educated, helping to make Arizona a first-tier choice for expanding companies.

Diversity: A New York State of Mind

From medical centers to ethanol plants and agribusiness to high technology, New York offers a fertile empire where various industries grow alongside each other.

A Tale of Two Industries

The convergence of two weighty North American industries—plastics and medical devices—has facilitated numerous healthcare advances. We bring you a sampling of locations that are helping these industries prosper.

Nebraska Corporate Moves

Catalog Retailer Doubles Capacity One of the most prominent recent corporate expansions in Nebraska is Oriental Trading Company, Inc.’s (OTC) new 737,000-square-foot fulfillment center in...

Ohio Corporate Moves

Cleveland’s Teamwork Wins Over ViewRay In February, ViewRay Incorporated, a medical device manufacturer, announced that it will move its headquarters from Gainesville, FL to Cleveland,...

Straight From the Horse’s Mouth

This month, the Expert explains why existing industry interviews are a necessary component of labor market analysis.

60 Seconds with Mark O’Connell, CEO of OCO Global

Mark O'Connell is the CEO of OCO Global, a consulting firm he founded in 2001 that specializes in international investment and trade. O’Connell also...

A First and Final Word

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Chicken Industry Served a Big “Cluck You”

Apparently the emerging ethanol industry is wreaking havoc on the chicken industry. So, you might ask: what does an alternative energy fuel source have...

EADS Finally Wins U.S. Contract: Let the Fallout Begin!

A couple days ago, the Pentagon announced that EADS won a $36 billion ($100 billion growth potential) contract to build U.S. Air Force refueling...

Now, Only the Brownfields Remain

Saw this article in The New York Times today; it's about how New Jersey's brownfield redevelopment incentives didn't do much during the 1990s, but...

The Future of Turbines

Everyone knows about wind turbines and how they are increasingly popping up around the world as another enviro-friendly way to create energy. But did...

Outside the Biotechnology Clusters

Every year, more locations promote themselves as hot spots for biotechnology. Do any of them have the potential to become the next San Diego or Boston? Business Facilities has uncovered a few areas showing promise.

Location is Key to your Bottom Line

While there are many factors that impact the financial structure of a relocation/expansion project, location is always a foremost consideration.

Luxembourg: Europe’s Center for Goods, Real and Virtual

Surrounded by France, Belgium, and Germany, the small nation of Luxembourg has built a first-class reputation for logistics and information technology in Europe.

South Carolina Corporate Moves

DuPont Dips $500 Million into Cooper River In December, DuPont announced its Cooper River plant, located 30 miles north of Charleston, SC, will receive a...

Louisiana Upgrades Important Port

The Port of South Louisiana on the Mississippi River is a global shipping center and a cornerstone of the state's economy. With its planned enhancements, it can only get better.

Road Projects to Accelerate Michigan’s Economy

Thanks to an initiative proposed by the governor during her State of the State address, several road projects will start early, bringing thousands of jobs to Michigan.

Illinois Corporate Moves

Canadian Company Opens U.S. Headquarters Imperial Manufacturing Group, a Canada-based maker of equipment for the heating, air conditioning, ventilation and building products industries, officially opened...

Global Biotech Competition Heats Up

Policymakers and economic development agencies are focusing intently on the biotechnology sector as an engine for economic growth as the race to secure these companies grows more intense.

New Incentives for New Hampshire

Two new incentives—one revived from the dead, the other still unborn—show promise for helping New Hampshire compete in a challenging economy.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Metro Spotlight

Access Your Markets from Pennsylvania

Locating in Pennsylvania gives your business the ability to easily reach six major U.S. markets. We highlight two areas of the state that deserve your consideration.

Jersey City, NJ

Metro Spotlight

California Seeks Immigration Reform to Spur Economic Growth

Leaders in business and government say that caps on visas are chasing away workers who are essential to the economic development of California—and the nation.

Inside LiveXchange

We spoke with Mike Hickey, president of Hickey & Associates, about his experience presenting at 2007's LiveXchange.

60 Seconds with Greg Simon, President of FasterCures

Since 2003, Greg Simon has been the president of FasterCures, an “action tank” that studies medical R&D processes in order to accelerate treatment and...

Your Expansion is Political

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Half-price Stars and Stripes?

A recent article entitled "America for Sale" caught my attention this morning. Why? Just a few days ago, I was writing an article about Virginia's...

Capturing the Creative Class

American cities are in the midst of a battle for today's best and brightest workforce.

How to Successfully Negotiate a Lease in Today’s Real Estate Environment

We turned to a real estate industry expert to get the inside scoop for you on how to navigate the lease negotiation process for your next project.

Eating Well in the North of France

A visit to the North of France proves that the French know more about food than just how to cook—they also lead Europe in food processing and research.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Many Workers Want Workplaces To Stay Closed Until Vaccines Available

More than half of workers say employers should offer vaccine incentives, 42 percent say employers should delay re-opening, finds new Eagle Hill research.

West Virginia Governor’s Report: Rising To The Challenge

West Virginia is leading the nation in the fight against COVID-19, finding innovative ways to distribute vaccines. WV also is leading the way to the first high-speed hyperloop transit system.

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NESA: What Makes Your Business Run?

NESA is a regional, non-profit, economic development organization that serves nine counties in the northeastern corner of South Carolina. Our primary objective is to create jobs for the residents of the region by working within the existing industry base and recruiting new companies.