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bike industry

Bike Industry Legislation Looks At Reshoring

Introduced in June by an Oregon Congresssman, the Domestic Bicycle Production Act aims to boost bike assembly and manufacturing in the U.S.
industrial workplace culture

Culture Counts In The Industrial Workplace

An appealing industrial workplace tells prospective employees that they are valued and respected, a message every employee wants to receive.
U.S. economy, Grant Thornton CFO survey

CFOs Reach Highest Level Of Optimism In Nearly Three Years

Despite cost and hiring challenges, a new survey finds 58% of CFOs show optimism in the U.S. economy. 
best diners

Which U.S. Cities Boast The Best Diners?

Rankings are the buzz at Business Facilities this week. If access to great food is on your site selection checklist, this ranking from Upgraded Points might be a great addition to your research!
mixed-use

CBRE Report: Mixed-Use Districts Valuable To Shaping Cities’ Growth

Evaluating 19 U.S. markets, CBRE finds that offices and other properties in vibrant mixed-use districts have fared significantly better compared to office-dominant districts.
Los Angeles ENERGY STAR

Los Angeles Tops 2024 ENERGY STAR Cities List

Washington, DC; New York; Atlanta and San Francisco round out the top five cities for ENERGY STAR certified buildings that cut energy costs while increasing efficiency, reducing emissions.
job satisfaction

Post-COVID Job Satisfaction: Great Resignation Or Great Regret?

Workers who changed jobs during COVID are now regretting it, suggests a new survey from The Conference Board. Plus, find out which work style is tops with employees.
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. 
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.
2024 GLOBAL RANKINGS

U.S., Brazil, Canada Top Foreign Direct Investment Rankings

Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report showcases economic development activity worldwide, including Renewable Energy and AI Growth Hubs.
METRO RANKINGS 2

Phoenix, Austin, Memphis Are Top Manufacturing, Logistics Metros

Foreign Direct Investment was drawn to Texas, Michigan leads Automotive, and Georgia moves to top of EV ranking in State section of Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report.

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.