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Fire and Ice

There's no such thing as a limited nuclear war.

Sky Box

As Big Box retail outlets start to dwindle, warehouses are proliferating—and not all of them are horizontal.

Amazonia, USA

The RFPs are in and we all can't wait for the climax of the runaway hit economic development reality show: HQ2, The Survivor.

Great Leap Forward

China is methodically preparing for global dominance of advanced technologies.

The Drone Age

Upstate NY surges into the lead in a national effort to commercialize the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in U.S. airspace.

Duel in the Sky

By slapping a hefty tariff on Bombardier, the U.S. fires the opening salvo of what may become a trade war with Canada and the U.K.

Tradition vs. Tradition

The U.S. Interior Department recommends adjusting the boundaries and/or use of 10 national monuments.

Rebuild or Relocate?

Climate change should be factored into the recovery from Hurricane Irma's devastation of Caribbean islands.

The Big Prize

Amazon launches a public bidding war for its second corporate headquarters in North America.

Texas Tall

The worst natural disaster in U.S. history has brought out the best of human nature in Greater Houston.

Game Winner

Canton, OH is upgrading its football legacy with an ambitious mixed-use development built around the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Supply Chain Reaction

As the renegotiation of NAFTA begins, the hemispheric supply chain may be the biggest obstacle to major revisions.

Ready or Not

Federal and state authorities are beginning to lay down the rules of the road for self-driving vehicles.

Cleared for Takeoff?

Cities across the nation are debating whether to convert aging municipal airports into prime sites for development.

Missing Link

After a decade-long delay, the nation's most-important infrastructure project—the Gateway Hudson River rail tunnel—finally may be getting underway.

Offshoring

The U.S. offshore wind energy sector appears to be ready for prime time, and the potential is enormous.

Safe Deposit Boxes

The survival of the human race may depend on a couple of man-made vaults, one deep within the granite below Finland and the other buried in Norway's permafrost.

Brexit Fashion Statement

The economic impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union is coming into focus, with down arrows proliferating in key indicators.

Bears Ears

A monumental fight over federal land is heating up in the state with the second-largest percentage of it.

Drug Kingpins

It's time to place the blame for the nation's opioid epidemic squarely where it belongs, in Washington DC.

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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