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With huge reserves of low-cost energy, world-class R&D facilities and streamlined grants that yield solid returns, Pennsylvania wants everyone to know it’s ready to take on all comers.


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With huge reserves of low-cost energy, world-class R&D facilities and streamlined grants that yield solid returns, Pennsylvania wants everyone to know it’s ready to take on all comers.

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Latest: FEATURE STORY: Ringing The Bell For Growth - With huge reserves of low-cost energy, world-class R&D facilities and streamlined grants that yield solid returns, Pennsylvania wants everyone to know it’s ready to take on all comers.

FEATURE STORY: Ringing The Bell For Growth

With huge reserves of low-cost energy, world-class R&D facilities and streamlined grants that yield solid returns, Pennsylvania wants everyone to know it’s ready to take on all comers.

FIRST WORD: And the Winners Are

Each contender gave us all the info we needed for our evaluations, but then we had to choose the best from a field full of impressive game-changers.

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

The 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year recognizes the locations and economic development agencies that landed the highest impact projects announced between July 1, 2012 and December 1, 2013. This year, the game-changing transformation of a former solar panel plant in Mesa, AZ into a new $1.5-billion manufacturing facility for tech giant Apple takes the top prize.

COVER STORY: State of the Year – Tennessee

Tennessee, already an automotive powerhouse, motors into our winner’s circle with a diverse growth strategy that’s hitting on all cylinders.

COMMUNITY PROFILE: Opportunity Knocks in Southwest Louisiana

World-class infrastructure, a burgeoning energy sector and a cornucopia of available sites await expanding businesses looking for the perfect place to put down roots and nurture growth.

LOCATION FOCUS: Sooner or Later You’ll Choose Oklahoma

The opportunities and advantages of planting your business in the geographic center of the U.S. abound.

BUSINESS REPORT: New California Incentives Offer Credits For Job Creation

The Golden State has replaced its Enterprise Zone program with what it calls a “more modern” set of tools, including a bevy of new tax credits.

BUSINESS REPORT: Fracking Boom Spurs Growth Of Supply Chain In Upstate NY

Alita USA Holdings has chosen Buffalo as the site of its new $102-million steel pipe plant, which will supply natural gas drilling operations in the multi-state Marcellus shale formation.

LOCATION FOCUS: Indiana — More And More Roads Are Leading To “The Crossroads Of America”

A business destination that removes roadblocks for the good of its people, Indiana is proof that when you rip away the red tape and work together, cooperation brings results.

SPECIAL REPORT: Greater Fort Lauderdale – Magnet For Biotech/Pharma Growth

The Sunshine State’s Atlantic Coast is successfully competing with an international market for new business in a surging biotech sector.

BUSINESS REPORT: Automotive Suppliers Are Multiplying In The Peach State

The new Kia Motors assembly plant in West Point, GA is spurring the development of a growing parts network. From the September/October 2013 issue.

SPECIAL REPORT: Huntley, IL Has Capacity, Connection And Cooperation

Market access, data resources like dark fiber and the ability to get things done come together in the Midwest’s “Golden Corridor." From the September/October 2013 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Regional Utilities Are Busy Powering Growth In The Carolinas

Power giants Duke Energy and Santee Cooper are playing a central role in facilitating business development and site readiness. From the September/October 2013 issue.

Remembering Ed Coene

A visionary entrepreneur who boldly embraced the future, but never lost sight of the enduring values of family and friendship. From the September/October 2013 issue.

STATE FOCUS: Lassoing Jobs In Texas

Low taxes, tort reform, a growing population and the availability of a skilled workforce are tough to beat when the Lone Star State competes for new jobs. From the September/October 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Game-Changer In The Heartland

The Midwest Inland Port ramp—ADM’s new intermodal freight shipping and receiving facility—puts Decatur front and center as a leading logistics hub. From the September/October 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: The Cultural Roots Of High-Tech Growth

Locations that have a history of nurturing entrepreneurship may have a head start on spurring startups and developing high-tech hubs. From the September/October 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Talking The Talk And Backing It Up With Results

Gov. Rick Perry has been barnstorming the country, extolling the virtues of doing business in the Lone Star State. He’s packin’ a lot of ammo: Texas leads in job-creating projects and in attracting relocations. From the September/October 2013 issue.

FIRST WORD: Turning the Page

With this issue, we mark the passing of Edgar T. Coene, founder and chairman of Group C Media and the man who created Business Facilities. From the September/October 2013 issue.

COVER STORY: Shovel Ready Sites Are Growing From The Ground Up

Many locations are gaining an advantage in the battle for new projects with pre-certification programs for available sites. From the September/October 2013 issue.

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Stephen Moret, Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development

Louisiana's Stephen Moret talks to BF editors about LED FastStart and Detroit climbs back into the game. From the July/August 2013 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Virginia – HDL Expands Offices, Labs At VA BioTechnology Research Park

The diagnostic leader will occupy nearly five football fields of space in its expanded research and office complex in the heart of downtown Richmond. From the July/August 2013 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Mississippi Looks To Energy Sector To Fuel Statewide Growth

Energy production is one of the largest economic engines in Mississippi, providing 28,000 jobs in a thriving sector that continues to attract new investments. From the July/August 2013 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Illinois – Strong Demand Lifts Industrial Parks In Wheeling, IL

The economic outlook is positive as operations and employment continue to expand, and new industrial construction inquiries are streaming into Wheeling. From the July/August 2013 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Missouri – Ford Invests $1.1 Billion In Kansas City Truck Plant Expansion

Ford’s F-Series assembly line is adding more than 2,000 jobs to support high demand for F-150 trucks and new transit vans. From the July/August 2013 issue.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Soaring To New Heights

The U.S. Aerospace/Defense sector broke altitude records in 2012 for revenue and profits, but now the industry must adjust its sights to absorb mandatory sequester budget cuts. From the July/August 2013 issue.

STATE FOCUS: Florida – Let The Sun Shine

The recession of 2008 left Florida overcast economically for years. Looks like it may be time to break out the shades. From the July/August 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Racing To Be Ready – U.S. Ports Prepare for Post Panamax Era

A shipping bonanza soon will be heading this way from an expanded Panama Canal. Every major port wants to attract the larger vessels, but who will be ready? From the July/August 2013 issue.

Edgar T. Coene, Group C Founder And Chairman, Dies At 83

A publishing entrepreneur whose 50-year career embraced innovation and public service.

FEATURE STORY: Washington Is Aiming Higher

Washington is sure it can defend its aerospace manufacturing crown and it is on the front lines of the effort to mitigate the impact of climate change. From the July/August 2013 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Alabama – Donghee America Plans $48-Million Fuel Tank Plant In Auburn

Alabama’s automotive manufacturing sector is hitting on all cylinders, as OEM assembly plants and the supplier network that supports them continue to expand. From the July/August 2013 issue.

STATE FOCUS – Ohio: Slow And Steady

It may not be the fastest route to recovery, but the Buckeye State is still in the race. From the July/August 2013 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Tennessee — Alcoa Expands Auto Sheet Operation In Blount County

The industry giant is gearing up to meet the demand as the amount of aluminum in cars is expected to increase fourfold by 2015, tenfold by 2025.

BUSINESS REPORT: Iowa — MidAmerican Invests $1.9 Billion In New Capacity

The company plans to increase its wind generation in Iowa by 1,050 megawatts by 2015.

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The North Eastern Strategic Alliance | Put Success In Your Corner

Companies located in South Carolina’s Business Corner enjoy quick, easy access to both domestic and international markets, a plentiful and qualified workforce and it’s in a place where the cost of living and doing business are well below the national average. Learn more at www.nesasc.org.