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Holiday Spirit Austin

Is Holiday Spirit On Your Site Selection Checklist?

Holiday spirit may not be one of the top 10 items on your site selection checklist, but if it falls somewhere on your list of location amenities, check out these cities.
Real Estate Economic Forecast

ULI Predicts Strengthening Real Estate Industry Starting In 2024

While inflation will remain an uncertain challenge, the Urban Land Institute’s latest Real Estate Economic Forecast projects positive but slower growth in the near term and a return to stronger growth in 2024.
real estate industry

Remote Work, Climate Change Impact Real Estate Industry

Pandemic-related structural changes continue to be among the most significant factors impacting today's real estate industry.
advanced energy

Advanced Energy Jobs On The Rise, Training In Demand

A workforce analysis published by Advanced Energy Economy in partnership with The Burning Glass Institute provides a look at the talent needed to power rapid growth in this sector.
corporate real estate decision making

Is Inflation Affecting Corporate Real Estate Decisions?

The high inflationary environment is having an impact on corporate real estate decision making, finds a new survey from CoreNet Global.

Would Your City Survive A Zombie Apocalypse?

Site selection takes on a new twist when the odds of surviving a zombie apocalypse are among your criteria for choosing a location.
hybrid work trend

Companies Choosing High Quality Offices In Response To Hybrid Work

Companies are choosing high quality offices to encourage employees to work from the office and be their most productive when there, according to CBRE analysis.
hiring outlook

What Are Companies’ Hiring Plans For The Rest Of 2022?

Nearly half of U.S. companies intend to add staff in second half of the year: 46% are hiring for new roles; 45% will bring in more contract talent.
Class A office

NAIOP Report: Class A Office Space Back In Demand

After shock of the pandemic, NAIOP research report sees demand for Class A space contributing to stabilization of office market occupancy.
San Antonio Texas

San Antonio Is Serious About Tech

Over the years San Antonio, TX has been known for many things but technology wasn’t necessarily one of them — until recently, that is.
ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

Los Angeles Tops EPA Cities For ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

District of Columbia, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Dallas round out top five, cutting energy costs while increasing efficiency, reducing emissions.
LEED Green Buildings

Illinois Led U.S. Green Building Council’s Top 10 States For LEED In 2021

Illinois once again topped the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) annual ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED in 2021, demonstrating leadership in green building.
Moving Trends 2021

Moving Trends: Was 2021 The Year Of The Great Relocation?

HireAHelper migration study reveals 2021 United States moving trends during another year disrupted by COVID-19.
Great Resignation

Pay, Burnout, Stalled Career Growth Driving The Great Resignation 

Employee resignations are at an all-time high as nearly 40 million U.S. workers resigned during 2021 as part of "The Great Resignation."
City Clean Energy Scorecard

For First Time, San Francisco Lands Top Spot In Clean Energy Rankings

San Francisco took top honors in ACEEE's 2021 City Clean Energy Scorecard, followed by Seattle; Washington, DC; Minneapolis; and Boston and New York.
executive survey

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.
real estate industry transformation

Global Real Estate CEOs Plan For Industry Transformation

A new World Economic Forum report maps how the real estate industry can transform to ensure buildings and cities are liveable, sustainable, resilient, and affordable.
remote work

Tech Companies Will Maintain Or Increase Remote Workforce In 2021

COVID-19 forced businesses to create a remote workforce, and the change may be permanent, according to a new report from Velocity Global.  
corporate location trends

Top Five Site Selection Predictions For 2021

A survey of Site Selectors Guild members reveals the key trends impacting corporate location decisions in a wide range of industries in the U.S. and around the world. 
COVID-19 vaccines

Many Workers Want Workplaces To Stay Closed Until Vaccines Available

More than half of workers say employers should offer vaccine incentives, 42 percent say employers should delay re-opening, finds new Eagle Hill research.

Rankings & Awards

Business Facilities magazine

Don’t Miss Out! 2022 Deal Of The Year Deadline Extended

Submissions for Business Facilities’ 2022 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards will now be accepted until Thursday, December 15, 2022. Winners will be featured in the January/February 2023 issue of Business Facilities.
September / October 2022 Issue

September / October 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 5)

Business Facilities' September / October 2022 issue takes a look at sites for advanced manufacturing and finding tech talent. Plus, cybersecurity, semiconductors, and more.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

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.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

[VIDEO] Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

The region has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation and is just a short drive away from major mid-Atlantic cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.