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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.

September 11: 20 Years Later

What has not changed since September 11, 2001. (Re-published from September 9, 2016.)

Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic is breaking the back of supply chains around the world.

Remember The Heroes

We'll never forget the courage of the healthcare workers who are on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.

“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.

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.

Doobie Candy

The legal cannabis industry is selling dangerous high-potency infused edible products that will need to be regulated.

The Amazon Derby

Amazon narrows its HQ2 site selection to 20 regions containing about a third of the population of the U.S.

e-Estonia

A tiny Baltic nation of 1.3 million people has created the world's first truly digital state.

Crystal Ball 2018

We've used the NSA's cyber tools to hack next year's headlines.

Meltdown

In February 2018, the Georgia Public Service Commission will decide the fate of the U.S. nuclear power industry. Can the U.S. nuclear power industry be revived?

Final Jeopardy

As artificial intelligence rapidly approaches what scientists call "technical singularity," the implications for humanity are beginning to come into focus.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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