Executive Analysis

Business Facilities highlights area economic development and site selection news from around the world. Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development.



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Listen Now: Talking Texas With Aaron Demerson, TxEDC President & CEO

Aaron Demerson, President & CEO of Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC), shares his vision to continue to grow the state's success.
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Listen Now: At LiveXchange With Jeff Troan On Data Analytics And Site Selection

Aerospace site selection and the value of data analytics is the focus of this recent talk with Jeff Troan, Managing Director at Vista Site Selection.
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Listen Now: At LiveXchange With Sabrina Champagne On Tax Credits

The potential of applying tax credits to relocation and expansion projects is the focus of this recent talk with Sabrina Champagne, President of State Tax Credits at OnCentive.
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Listen Now: At LiveXchange With Michael Edgar On FDI

Insights on FDI trends and strategies are the focus of this recent talk with Michael Edgar, Founder and President of SelectGlobal, while at LiveXchange Emerging Industries in Columbus, OH.
Podcast: Reshoring & Rebuilding Supply Chains

Listen Now: Site Selection For Emerging Industries

In this LiveXchange podcast, Mike Grella of Grella Partnership Strategies and Carl Nelson of Infrastructure Ready explore high-growth, tech-centric manufacturing and other capital investment projects.
Podcast: Reshoring & Rebuilding Supply Chains

Listen Now: Reshoring & Rebuilding Supply Chains

In this LiveXchange podcast, Rosemary Coates discusses the current state of global manufacturing, possibilities for reshoring and nearshoring, and the rebuilding of domestic supply chains across the U.S.
Skilled Labor

Hiring Challenges: The Future Of Skilled Labor

Business leaders that rely on skilled labor are facing unprecedented challenges in today’s job market.
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Is Your Company A Pacesetter?

During a time of business transformation, these seven key strategies differentiate top performing companies across industries.
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When Do Companies Need Site Selection Services?

Selecting a location requires orchestrating a range of resources and data points. Here are five ways hiring a site selection consultant improves this process.
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Successful Operations In QOZs Through Planning And Monitoring

With proper planning, additional compliance hurdles for operating a business in a Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) are minimal considering the benefits.
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Majority Of U.S. Executives Don’t Plan To Downsize Office Space

Over the next year, 53% of executives don't intend to decrease their office size, 10% plan to increase their space, 25% are undecided, and only 12% will downsize.
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Can Industrial Clusters Help Reduce Harmful Emissions?

ACEEE's Director of Industrial Program discusses how clusters of industrial companies offer a powerful approach to developing and deploying low-carbon infrastructure.
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The Importance Of Being Modern

Through their policy makers, communities must create environments that encourage individuals and companies to pursue modernization, and success.

Did You Miss Our Global Supply Chain Webinar?

In this free video webinar, Rosemary Coates, Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global supply chain.
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Top 10 COVID-19 Takeaways For Corporate Site Selection

John H. Boyd, founder of The Boyd Company, Inc., shares how he expects the COVID-19 pandemic to impact corporate relocation, commercial real estate and the states' battle for new industry and jobs.
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Managing The COVID-19 Crisis: Seven Tips For Business Leaders 

Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work, offers tips for business leaders as they guide their teams through the Coronavirus crisis.
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Illinois Was Tops For Green Building In 2018

Massachusetts and Washington earned the second and third spots in the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual Top 10 States for LEED Green Building ranking.
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How To Solve The Top 5 Labor Shortage Issues

An exclusive, in-depth look at the issues that employers, economic developers, and parents can address to help solve the current labor shortage challenge, from McCallum Sweeney Consulting. 
Evaluating Natural Disaster Risk in Site Selection

Evaluating Natural Disaster Risk In Site Selection

Natural disaster risk is an important site selection factor that has the risk of being overlooked when evaluated alongside factors such as workforce and logistics. Featuring interactive natural disaster risk maps.
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Five Location Factors To Consider When Investing In The U.S.

A look at the top location factors foreign companies should consider when choosing to invest in the U.S., courtesy of McCallum Sweeney Consulting.
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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 Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities Announces 2024 EDO Awards

The publication for site selection professionals recognizes 24 Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) for their innovative programs that are making an impact.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.

[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.