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Winners and Losers

Our expert says the new demographics for development mean the most viable way to create jobs may be to steal them from your competitors.

They’re Coming to Take Us Away

A new survey says 60 percent of Americans would welcome driverless cars on U.S. roads.

Fukushima: The Disaster That Won’t Go Away

Two years after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex in Japan, the long-term impact of the catastrophe continues to grow.

Governors March Into BIO

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett wins top honors as BIO's 2013 Governor of the Year.

Jump Ball in Sacramento

The Sacramento Kings had a lousy season, but two cities and a bevy of ultra-rich bidders--including someone promising a billion new fans--are vying to build a new arena for them.

Deepwater Horizon: Three Years Later

Legal settlements from the massive BP oil spill, which could total $42 billion, will generate a gusher of economic development funds for the Gulf Coast.

From the Ground Up

The end of the Space Shuttle program could have meant the end of a jobs bonanza on Florida's Space Coast, but the folks who enabled us to send men to the moon didn't let that happen.

Baseball, Hot Dogs and Economic Development

The first pitch of the season lifts more than depressed winter spirits. Ballparks have a big-league economic impact on their surrounding communities.

Locked, Loaded and Ready to Relocate

As more states pass tough new gun control measures, weapons makers threaten to pack up and move to gun-friendly locations.

Marching In to New Orleans

The Crescent City, which lost more than half of its population in the wake of Katrina, is surging back to pre-storm levels.

Masters of Disaster

After Mother Nature's big wakeup call, the realization is growing that today's disaster recovery must prepare us to meet future cataclysms.

Doubling Down in NJ

New Jersey is bolstering its casino industry by embracing Internet and on-demand gaming, betting that expanding the pool of gamblers will lift Atlantic City's fortunes.

Commitment of Confidence

Alabama’s largest bank steps forward to make a $1-billion investment in the state’s job-creating future, setting an example for the nation.

Cashing In on History’s Riches

Tourism is a $1.2-trillion industry in the United States. New York recently joined the growing number of states forging a path to growth by mining its heritage for tourist dollars.

Plugging the Brain Drain

Comprehensive immigration reform will do more than give legal status to undocumented workers—it may plug a hole in the skilled workforce needed for America's high-tech industries.

My Kingdom for a Horse

Boeing's 787 battery woes could have a wide-ranging impact on U.S. aerospace manufacturing. Boeing's new flagship has been grounded indefinitely worldwide as air safety officials and engineers anxiously try to determine what is causing the 787's lithium battery to catch fire.

Black Gold Rush

The key to unlocking California's economic rebound may be sitting deep in Monterey shale.

Two Gigs and Counting

Internet giant Google is doubling down on its renewable energy investments.

Greenbacks for Green Energy

Buried in the fine print of the Fiscal Cliff deal are extended tax credits for alternative energy projects.

Crystal Ball 2013

Mayans, Shmayans. It's time for BF's annual prognostications. Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:41 AM
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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: Welcome to Columbus, Indiana

Columbus, Edinburgh and Bartholomew County, Indiana are consistently ranked among the Top Ten locations in the United States. With one of the highest concentrations of engineering talent in the nation, manufacturing employment that ranks in the Top 2% of the U.S., I-65 access, and nationally recognized community living, now is the right time to consider the unexpected opportunities this unforgettable community has to offer.