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While auto sales are expected to decrease in 2018, manufacturers can still bank on the larger market share of SUVs and CUVs to help keep the industry afloat.
While auto sales are expected to decrease in 2018, manufacturers can still bank on the larger market share of SUVs and CUVs to help keep the industry afloat.


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Latest: Locations For The Automotive Industry: Light Truck Takeover - While auto sales are expected to decrease in 2018, manufacturers can still bank on the larger market share of SUVs and CUVs to help keep the industry afloat.

Locations For The Automotive Industry: Light Truck Takeover

While auto sales are expected to decrease in 2018, manufacturers can still bank on the larger market share of SUVs and CUVs to help keep the industry afloat.

Food Processing: A Nudge in the Right Direction

Transparency has topped the list of suggestions that leading food processors need to embrace to remain competitive in a more sophisticated market.

Arkansas Governor’s Report: Now On The Radar For New Business

The Pro-business climate in Arkansas is yielding a bounty of new jobs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson is busy laying the foundation for robust, sustainable long-term growth.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year Honorable Mention Awards

This year’s competition was chock full of big-ticket projects and locations that pulled out all the stops to land them, so our judges convinced us that 10 of them deserved Honorable Mention Awards.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

A partnership between Saudi Arabian Basic Industries and Exxon chooses Corpus Christi, TX for a new $10-billion ethane cracker.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Silver Award

Next-generation technology services to support digital transformations will be provided at DXC’s new center in the Central Business District of New Orleans.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Gold Award

Wisconsin lands a foreign direct investment bonanza that promises to create 13,000 new jobs over the next five years at a new 20-million-square-foot LCD panel plant.

2017 State Of The Year: South Carolina

The Palmetto State’s manufacturing base gets stronger while South Carolina invokes its can-do spirit and leverages impressive resources to expand a diverse set of new growth sectors.

South Carolina: York County Leads In Job Growth

In 1Q 2017, York County, SC had the highest percentage increase of employment among the 346 largest counties in the U.S.

Texas: Prosperity & Proximity

Businesses are flocking on the grand parkway in Texas to Tomball, home to a thriving 100-acre business and technology park.

Mississippi: A Winning Recipe

Mississippi has all the right ingredients when it comes to stimulating corporate growth and success.

A Blueprint For Success In Rural Colorado

At least 17 communities across Colorado will be involved in initiatives that include branding, coworking, film production, outdoor recreation and tourism promotion.

Iowa: Moving To The Top Of The Class

Iowa is aiming to add 120,000 residents with post­secondary degrees to its workforce by 2025.

Maryland: Green Energy Institute Brings Innovation To Market

The new $7.5-million research center at the University of Maryland, the centerpiece of Gov. Hogan’s environmental agenda, will commercialize clean-energy solutions.

Illinois Revives Premier Corporate Tax Incentives

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation reinstating the Economic Development for a Growing Economy incentives program (EDGE), a vital tool in winning big-ticket projects.

Tennessee: Tyson Foods Expanding in Union City

Tyson is adding 25,000 square feet at its facility in Obion County, an $80-million investment creating 300 jobs.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Terry Gill, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Terry Gill, Secretary, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, discusses the commonwealth's workforce revolution, distribution and logistics industry, STEM jobs, and Build-Ready Certification program.

Logistics: No Drivers Needed

While it may take quite a few years before autonomous vehicles hit the road, much progress has been made in this technology that companies hope will have long-term logistical benefits.

Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Gets Smarter, Faster

Smart sensors and digital process controls are poised to exponentially improve the efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing.

New Mexico Governor’s Report: A Catalyst For High-Tech Growth

A series of business friendly reforms and a “Fund of funds” initiated by Gov. Susana Martinez have transformed New Mexico into a growth leader and Facebook’s choice for its $500-million data center.

Centers of Technology: The Future Is Now

From national manufacturing innovation institutes to university-led high-tech clusters and incubators, locations far and wide are stepping up to bring tomorrow’s breakthroughs to today’s market.

Major Expansions Underway At KSU

Kansas State University, aiming to be a Top 50 public research university by 2025, is adding a bevy of new facilities.

Minnesota: Exports Are Expanding In The Land Of The Lakes

Minnesota companies generated more than $19 billion in sales in 2016 from exports of agricultural, mining and manufacturing products.

Global Growth Surge in Southwest Louisiana

The five-parish area in SWLA is in the midst of a surge of more than $44 billion in mega-projects under construction.

Innovation Valley: A Mecca for Energy

The Knoxville, TN region’s energy test bed research hub is home to the Oak Ridge National Lab.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Jennifer Nelson, Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Nelson, Executive Vice President, Business Development, MEDC, discusses the state's new Creative Chambers Initiative, its award winning International Trade Program, the business climate for entrepreneurs and more.

Less Is More In New England

When it comes to employment rates, this six-state region has no trouble outperforming the national average.

Innovation Is Thriving In Arizona

The Grand Canyon State has a robust ecosystem that attracts early-stage entrepreneurs and tech-savvy talent to a wide range of growth sectors.

Florida: A Warm Climate For Business Growth

Florida’s huge market and business-friendly government policies help companies reach their growth and expansion goals with ease.

Locations For The Food Processing Industry: The Food Puzzle

It takes a variety of participants and processes to make the food industry a whole industry. And so far the pieces together seem to indicate a year of success.

Serving The Cloud: Data Center Supply Races To Meet Demand

Completion of new data center projects started in 2016 will create enough new server capacity to meet the voracious appetite of expanding cloud providers, easing a shortage of available storage space.

The Sky’s The Limit In The Lone Star State

Low-cost land, a skilled workforce and “Restrained” government—with low taxes and minimal regulation—yield unrestrained growth in Texas.

Business Facilities’ 13th Annual Rankings Report

The 13th annual edition of our rankings report tracks growth sectors that seem to be emerging overnight from thin air in uncharted waters, telling you who’s out front in cybersecurity, offshore wind energy and the other frontiers of the 21st century.

Shovel-Ready Sites: Ready To Hit The Ground Running

As the demand for shovel-ready industrial sites keeps growing, more and more locations are initiating certified sites programs that streamline the approval process for new developments.

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