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Surveys, research and forecast analysis information related to Corporate Real Estate (CRE), Business Intelligence, Strategies, Economic Development Investment, Facility Management, Employment, Wages and more.



life sciences

Survey: Life Sciences Incubators Anticipate Continued Growth

In this first CBRE survey of its kind, incubators across the U.S. were asked about expectations related to funding and overall growth.
facility location decisions, site selection

Site Selection In 2024: What Risks Define Business Investment Decisions?

Ongoing scarcities and geopolitical forces are among the factors that are impacting facility location decisions, according to a new study from the Site Selectors Guild.
Innovation And Talent

Innovation And Talent: Top Performing Cities

Continued movement to more affordable, lifestyle-centric cities is further diversifying the landscape for innovation-focused companies and investors, according to JLL.

BF Editors’ Blog: On Location, Best Picture Nominees

The film and television industry has significant economic impact. With the upcoming 94th Academy Awards, here's a look at the filming locations for the Best Picture nominees.
Green Building

New York, Illinois, Massachusetts Lead 2023 Top 10 States For Green Building

For the first time ever, New York has earned the top spot on the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) annual list of Top 10 States for LEED.
AI in site selection

BF Editors’ Blog: How Do You Leverage AI In Site Selection?

Breaking down the pros and cons of AI in site selection and economic development industries, according to an IEDC report .
global trade

Global Trade: 5 Emerging Dynamics Will Shape The Next Decade

The world trade map is being redrawn as global growth slows and regional links deepen, according to a new BCG report.
migration patterns, United Van Lines, 47th Annual National Movers Study

National Movers Study: Where Did Americans Move In 2023?

Lower costs are drawing Americans to the Southeast and less expensive metros, finds United Van Lines’ 47th Annual National Movers Study.
AI Apocalypse

Which States Would Fare Best In An AI Apocalypse?

Confuse The Machine used advanced artificial intelligence (AI) analytics to determine which U.S. states are best equipped to withstand a hypothetical AI tech uprising. The findings might surprise you.
Veterans in Business

Which States Are Best For Veterans To Succeed In Business?

Just in time for Veterans Day, find out how each state ranked on Lendio's study of the best states for veterans to succeed in business.
Remote Work

Remote Work Locations: U.S. Ranks 16th Globally

Here are the best (and worst) countries to work remotely based on cyber safety, economic safety, digital/physical infrastructure, social safety.
Vampire Cities

Spooky Site Selection: A Vampire’s Wish List

In celebration of Halloween, we bring you Lawn Love’s top 10 best (and worst) cities for vampires. Which city would Dracula dig?
Halloween site selection

Looking For A Halloween Hotspot? Check Out Springfield, MA

Just in time for Halloween, Upgraded Points' "Top U.S. Cities to Be a Ghost" report ranks the top spookiest cities in the U.S. 
life sciences

Greater Boston, San Francisco Bay, San Diego Are Top Life Sciences Markets

Greater Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, and San Diego once again reign supreme as the top three U.S. markets for life sciences, according to a new JLL report.
DEI Efforts and Hiring Workers

DEI Efforts Are Key Factor In Workers’ Job Decisions

New Eagle Hill research finds a company's DEI efforts are a key factor in over half of workers' job decisions, but only 29 percent of organizations are upping those actions.
Expand Business, Mid-Sized Business

75% Of Mid-Sized Businesses Plan To Expand Their Business

Despite economic challenges, Bank of America report finds most mid-sized business owners expect their revenue to increase, and are planning to hire over the next 12 months.
corporate headquarters

Corporate Headquarters Are Being Redesigned, Not Disappearing

Companies are still committed to having a corporate headquarters, according to a new CoreNet Global survey.
resilience

2023 FM Global Resilience Index Provides Site Selection Insight

Looking at 100+ countries, the commercial property insurer evaluates economic, risk quality, and supply chain resilience factors.
LiveXchange

Listen Now: Show Me The Money (Supply)

Noted economist Dr. Anirban Basu delivered the opening keynote at Business Facilities LiveXchange in Myrtle Beach, SC this Spring.
GDP growth

Economic Outlook, GDP Growth Data From OECD

Headline inflation is projected to recede gradually through 2023 in most G20 countries, from 8.1% in 2022 to 5.9% in 2023 and 4.5% in 2024.
tax credits

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.
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.
Texas 2023 State of the Year

2023 State Of The Year: Opportunity Awaits In Texas

A robust business climate and strategic growth during 2023 earns the Lone Star State this recognition.

[VIDEO] Get More for Your Business in Ardmore. Oklahoma

The ADA owns three industrial parks and several single sites and buildings, giving our organization both the power and incentive to negotiate favorable terms for expanding companies.

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.