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BF Editors’ Blog: 2024 Solar Eclipse Economic Impact & Where To Watch

From the economic impact to opportunities to travel with family and friends to maximize the experience, anticipation is going strong across North America.

BF Editors’ Blog: 4 Ways To Celebrate Renewable Energy Day

National Renewable Energy Day is March 21. Business Facilities looks at ways site selectors can help continue that its worldwide momentum.

BF Editors’ Blog: On Location, Best Picture Nominees

The film and television industry has significant economic impact. With the upcoming 94th Academy Awards, here's a look at the filming locations for the Best Picture nominees.

BF Editors’ Blog: Is Super Bowl A Game-Changer For Las Vegas Economy?

As the 49ers prepare to face the Chiefs in Las Vegas, economic development leaders plan to advantage of the spotlight from the Super Bowl.

BF Editors’ Blog: How Do You Leverage AI In Site Selection?

Breaking down the pros and cons of AI in site selection and economic development industries, according to an IEDC report .

BF Editors’ Blog: A Site To Stand The Test Of Time

Celebrating its 400th anniversary in 2023, cymbal maker Zildjian has a long history in each of its locations. Whether a startup or a long-established operation, a company's location decision impacts both the foundation and the future of the firm.

BF Editors’ Blog: Breaking Down Santa’s Influence As A Site Selector

The origin story for Santa has many variations, but present-day versions of the myth lean heavily on his homebase being the North Pole.

BF Editors’ Blog: Arts & Culture Energize Economies

The economic impact of the arts across the U.S. alone is in the billions, and it continues to grow with business leaders and their workforce giving ever more weight to this quality of life factor.

BF Editors’ Blog: Veterans Key To Workforce Development

Veterans account for 5.6% of the U.S. workforce & outweigh civilians in management, business, & financial operations occupations, data shows.

BF Editors’ Blog: Building Blocks To Market

Infrastructure isn’t child’s play. Neither is spending for the Halloween industry, which the National Retail Federation expects to reach $12.2 billion this year.

LiveXchange Emerging Industries Connected In Columbus, Ohio

Attendees at Business Facilities LiveXchange Emerging Industries, October 4-6, explored the best site selection strategies for current and future corporate relocation and expansion projects.

Empire State Development Presented With 2022 Platinum Deal Of The Year Award

Business Facilities recognized ESD for the accomplishment of attracting Micron Technology's $100 billion investment to New York State.

At IEDC Annual Conference, Business Facilities Looks At Attracting Tech Firms

With three panelists sharing insight, BF's Editorial Director moderated the conversation on what criteria technology firms are evaluating going into 2023.

The Inflation Reduction Act Of 2022: Reactions And Predictions

As this wide sweeping legislation makes its way to the President's desk, organizations across the U.S. and the globe explore the opportunities and challenges.

Taking The Initiative In The Face Of Higher Gas Prices

Maryland and Georgia temporarily suspended state taxes on gasoline, providing drivers some relief in the face of rising gas prices. Will others follow?

Staying Focused

Bad economic and geo-political news can slow down economic development. But, this pause might not be for long.

Staying The Course

The war in Ukraine and economic factors could derail the economy. But they will impact future growth only if we let them.

Back To The Future

The iconic DeLorean car brand is coming to San Antonio with a new business strategy. Welcome back to the show!

Good For You; Good For Me

Governor Greg Abbott is proud that Texas exported about $375 billion in goods in 2021, more than California and New York combined.

EV Growth Is Coming. Are You Ready?

Toyota’s expansion into North Carolina will not be the auto industry’s last.
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Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2024 Business Facilities Economic Development Organization Awards

2024 Business Facilities Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities' 2024 EDO Awards recognize efforts and initiatives that make a difference in communities across North America.
Business Facilities May / June 2024 issue, Supply Chain Strategies

May / June 2024 Issue: Looking A Few Steps Ahead

Business Facilities' May / June 2024 issue focuses on site selection and supply chain strategies. Plus, foreign direct investment, the automotive industry, and our 2024 EDO Award winners.

[VIDEO] Camp Hall – A Next Generation Commerce Park in South Carolina

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in Charleston, S.C. As a convergence of people, place and programming, Camp Hall delivers thoughtful infrastructure and logistical features that empower people — and business — to thrive.

Location Spotlight: Colorado’s Grand Junction – Where Business Meets Adventure

The Grand Junction area is the largest metropolitan area in western Colorado, with the amenities and infrastructure companies need to operate globally. Situated halfway between Denver and Salt Lake City, the Grand Junction area is easily accessible by air, rail, highway, and WiFi.